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Story Lab: February 14, 2010 - February 20, 2010

Pick of the day: A friendship forged in opera

They have been friends in California since junior high school. Rickard Roudebush grew up with a rigid father who laid linoleum floors for a living and refused to allow his son to learn the violin because he thought it wasn't...

By Ian Shapira  | February 19, 2010; 9:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pick of the day: Roger Ebert struggles with cancer

When we conjure an image of the film critic Roger Ebert, I presume many of us imagine him as the fat guy sparring with the skinny Gene Siskel in their television show "Siskel & Ebert." The duo became famous for...

By Ian Shapira  | February 18, 2010; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Looking for tattoos that tell a life's story

Some of us pay tribute to our favorite places, our loved ones, our most meaningful things in traditional ways: photographs, scrapbooks, home movies and the like. Others take a more physical, permanent (and slightly painful) route, adorning their bodies with...

By Marc Fisher  | February 18, 2010; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pick of the day: Wal-Mart vs. Whole Foods

In 1976, a wine competition in Paris was organized among experts to test which tasted better: wines from France or California? In what Slate has called the "collective slurp heard round the world," the California wines bested their snobby French...

By Ian Shapira  | February 17, 2010; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Help a reporter find food near Metro

For a story on Metro's troubles, Washington Post reporter Steve Hendrix is spending all of today from dawn til well past midnight on the rail system. We've given him permission to come off the rails for two reasons only...

By Marc Fisher  | February 17, 2010; 7:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Pick of the day: Chronicling life at a pay phone

At the tail end of last week, a front page story in the New York Times stood out from all the rest. Buried at the bottom of the page, beneath all the international and political news, was a story by...

By Ian Shapira  | February 16, 2010; 8:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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