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Story Lab: February 7, 2010 - February 13, 2010

Pick of the Day: NBA players read literature!

I felt a bit queasy reading Hannah Karp's story in the Wall Street Journal about how some NBA players, especially the rising number of foreign-born players, do something seemingly totally unconventional: They read books. The Utah Jazz's Andrei Kirilenko, a...

By Ian Shapira  | February 12, 2010; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Confirmed: Customers left IOUs at unmanned market

To those customers who took groceries from the ghost Safeway at the height of Wednesday’s blizzard: The store has your IOUs and they’ll be in touch, real soon. Four of the 10 customers who wandered into an unstaffed supermarket...

By Marc Fisher  | February 11, 2010; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Snow stories: Waiting for PEPCOT

From a Washington Post editor and writer whose suburban home went without power from Saturday afternoon through to mid-afternoon Tuesday, an existential journey into the seemingly eternal wait for the utility to reconnect a family. At the low point, the...

By Marc Fisher  | February 11, 2010; 9:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Pick of the day: 'Deep grief' when a child dies

Linton Weeks, a former Washington Post reporter and editor now working for National Public Radio, has a searingly painful story this week about how parents cope with the sudden loss of a child. But before Weeks introduces us to any...

By Ian Shapira  | February 11, 2010; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pick of the day: Picking apart newspaper trend stories

Newspaper stories about cultural trends often offer up funny characters who, for some reason, have chosen publicly to speak about their seemingly non-newsworthy but quirky lifestyles. But too often, these pieces also become pinatas for press critics and readers to...

By Ian Shapira  | February 10, 2010; 8:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Cleaned out!

With snow heaped on the ground and more on the way, we asked you to let us know what you were seeing in grocery stores. Laura Swartz just sent us this dispatch from a Safeway in Bethesda: No milk,...

By Brigid Schulte  | February 9, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Build-A-Story  
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Does snow make for kindness or kvetchiness?

Two stories, both prompted by the snow, one showing just how frayed people's nerves can get under these conditions, the other suggesting that tough times bring out the best in us. Give these a read and then come ahead...

By Marc Fisher  | February 9, 2010; 1:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Is your grocery store cleaned out?

No mini-marshmellows at three different stores in Bethesda. No firewood, save the fake stuff, in Silver Spring. No bananas at the Whole Foods in Rockville. No stew meat at some stores. Nothing but brussel sprouts and garlic in others....

By Brigid Schulte  | February 9, 2010; 1:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Snow stories: All hail the snowblower guy

The Snowblower Guy. Every suburban neighborhood has one, the guy who, instead of a shovel, bought a fancy snowblower. Some might have snickered at the wisdom of purchase in a town that only gets a few snows a year,...

By Marc Fisher  | February 9, 2010; 9:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pick of the day: Inaction in the NFL

I have always tried arguing with friends about why I think football is insanely boring and certainly less interesting than college basketball. But every time I make the attempt -- all the stopping, the starts and fits, the boring car...

By Ian Shapira  | February 9, 2010; 7:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Cabin fever? Stories for the cold and snowbound

You think this is cold? Courtesy of the editors of Book World, here are suggestions for great books to curl up with: 1. Kim Stanley Robinson, "Fifty Degrees Below" (2005). In the second installment of Robinson's trilogy of environmental doom,...

By Marc Fisher  | February 8, 2010; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Too much snow and not enough shovelers?

There are rumblings coming from some neighborhoods that there were more people looking for help digging out than there were people offering their post-Snowpocalypse services -- whether it was doing somebody's driveway for a set price or volunteering to clear...

By J. Freedom du Lac  | February 8, 2010; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Assignment Editor: Snow stories that need your help

Many thanks for the outpouring of snow story ideas you've been pumping us all weekend. We have a few snow stories in the works that we'd love to get your help with: --What’s clear? Has your street been plowed?...

By Marc Fisher  | February 8, 2010; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Check the number on that IRS form

It's tax season and you're getting all manner of forms in the mail. One of those forms, sent by the Internal Revenue Service, has a customer service phone number on it that turns out to be quite the embarrassing...

By David Cho  | February 8, 2010; 10:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Snow stories: A boost from a night without power

With nearly two feet of snow on the ground and a shovel in hand on Saturday, I took a break from clearing the sidewalk to admire the blue sky and amber sunset. Maywood, one of Arlington’s oldest neighborhoods, appeared...

By Josh White  | February 7, 2010; 4:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Diaries, More on the story  
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