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It’s not a party without Joe Biden: Scenes from the correspondents’ dinner aftermath

It’s not a party without Joe Biden: Scenes from the correspondents’ dinner aftermath
By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — Mercury's in retrograde, Baghdad is falling (again) but Joe Biden is here, in the foyer of the French ambassador's mansion, and so are platters of doughnuts on a bed of Cocoa Puffs and Lucky Charms. Vive l'Amerique!

The single best joke told by every president, from Obama to Washington

Thanks for visiting, Cindy Adams, and good riddance

Thanks for visiting, Cindy Adams, and good riddance
By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — The gossip columnist Cindy Adams is still alive, apparently, and still churning out arthritic prose for The New York Post. Proof: "I now know what D.C. stands for: District of Crapola," Adams writes of her visit to the capital, in Friday's column headlined " Nation's crap-ital." "We're talking a war zone.

Single best joke told by every president, from Obama to Washington

Single best joke told by every president, from Obama to Washington
By Dan Zak
triblive.com — Presidential humor is only a half-step from dad humor, which in the world of comedy is considered light treason. But we've tried to find at least one zinger from every U.S. president - to mark President Barack Obama's final set of stand-up comedy at his eighth White House Correspondents' Association dinner on April 30.

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My God. Richard Nixon on Twitter is exactly what we need today.

My God. Richard Nixon on Twitter is exactly what we need today.
By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — I have a crush on a dead president. It started innocently on Twitter. As the White House Correspondents Dinner was unfolding last year, I clicked on the #WHCD hashtag to follow the fatuous horror in real time.

The single best joke told by every president, from Obama to Washington

The single best joke told by every president, from Obama to Washington
By Dan Zak
nzherald.co.nz — By Dan Zak Presidential humor is only a half-step from dad humor, which in the world of comedy is considered light treason. But we've tried to find at least one zinger from every U.S. president, to mark President Barack Obama's final set of stand-up comedy at his eighth White House Correspondents' Association dinner on Saturday.

The single best joke told by every president, from Obama to Washington

The single best joke told by every president, from Obama to Washington
By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — Presidential humor is only a half-step from dad humor, which in the world of comedy is considered light treason. But we've tried to find at least one zinger from every U.S. president, to mark President Obama's final set of stand-up comedy at his eighth White House Correspondents' Association dinner on Saturday.

The quality that made Prince and David Bowie immortal

The quality that made Prince and David Bowie immortal
By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — America has certain hangups about gender and sexuality. David Bowie and Prince did not. The latter died Thursday, the former in January. In between, the states of North Carolina and Mississippi passed laws to preserve the male-female and gay-straight divides that both musicians pulverized and then rebuilt as a tombstone to gender norms, machismo, and identity politics.

Happy hour venues, not necessarily the Capitol, possible terror targets

Happy hour venues, not necessarily the Capitol, possible terror targets
By Dan Zak
stripes.com — WASHINGTON - The briefing was held in a private banquet room about 1,000 feet from the White House. The FBI was there. The Department of Homeland Security was there. So were staffers from the 9:30 Club and the Black Cat, gay bars Number Nine and Trade, and dozens of other nightlife spots and restaurants.
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GUY: "Indiana don’t want you.” CRUZ: “Sir, America is a better country—" GUY: “Without you.” wapo.st/1Y3QSH7

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@melanie_metzman You're an intern at Cosmo? @lyazel was my first editor at the Post.

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