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Story Lab: January 3, 2010 - January 9, 2010

The Facebook bra color story

Here's the story that developed Friday with your help here on Story Lab: The world awoke Friday to discover that Davi's bra is black. Janet's is blue with bows. Kim's is pink. And Susan's is a "decadent beige." Throughout the...

By Brigid Schulte  | January 9, 2010; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Solving the bra color Facebook puzzle

The world awoke Friday to discover that Davi’s bra is black. Janet’s is blue with bows. Kim’s is pink. And Susan’s is a “decadent beige.” The colors were, at first at least, somewhat mystifyingly posted on thousands upon thousands...

By Brigid Schulte  | January 8, 2010; 2:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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The bra color craze

What's going on? I logged into Facebook this morning and found that a bunch of my friends were freely posting the color of their bras. Black. Pink. Blue with Bows. White "for today anyway." And my favorite, "Decadent Beige." (Do...

By Brigid Schulte  | January 8, 2010; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
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Pick of the Day: Namath all night long

In 1969, Joe Namath was America's biggest sports celebrity, the Michael Jordan of his time. He had long hair, plenty of babes and more than an ample taste for scotch. Broadway Joe reveled in his playboy image. He even...

By Paul Schwartzman  | January 7, 2010; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Build-A-Story: Waiter, you forgot the fly in my soup!

Are you amazed by waiters who take orders from a table full of picky eaters and don't write any of it down? Are you annoyed by them? How often do those waiters get the order wrong? For a look at...

By Steve Hendrix  | January 7, 2010; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pick of the Day: A golden oldie

Gay Talese's "Frank Sinatra has a Cold" is a narrative tour-de-force for the ages, a masterpiece of reportage and writing that inspired an untold number of journalistic careers. In 1966, when Esquire dispatched him to profile Sinatra as he...

By Paul Schwartzman  | January 6, 2010; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Cars in D.C.: To inspect or not to inspect?

Like so many cities and states across the country, the District has desperately been trying to find ways to trim its budget during the recession. Last year, the Fenty administration proposed, and the D.C. Council approved, eliminating the safety...

By Christian Davenport  | January 6, 2010; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pick of the Day: Toasting a legend the right way

Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau finally hung up his wingtips last week after 35 years in a job he won re-election to no less than seven times. Morgy, as the New York tabloids branded him, was 90 years old...

By Paul Schwartzman  | January 5, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pick of the Day: A brilliant caricature is worth countless words

David Levine, the New York Review of Books illustrator who died last week at 83, was the master caricaturist of his generation. For five decades, Levine's drawings of the powerful -- all rendered with huge heads and less-than-flattering noses,...

By Paul Schwartzman  | January 4, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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