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Story Lab: February 21, 2010 - February 27, 2010

Pick of the Day: Type-A Traders Go For the Type-Z Sport of...Curling

For some light frozen fun on a Friday, bravo for this sharply written look at the unlikely bloom of interest in curling among Wall Street traders. New York Time biz writer Eric Dash discoverved financial offices packed with newly minted...

By Steve Hendrix  | February 26, 2010; 10:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quiz: How 'Millennial' are you?

Do you have multiple tattoos? Did you watch more than an hour of television in the last 24 hours? Do you text frequently? You have to credit the very serious Pew Research Center when, along with issuing a massive report...

By Ian Shapira  | February 25, 2010; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Pick of the day: Six degrees of Saddam Hussein

I've been waiting a long time to see an interactive chart that added any real value to a piece of online journalism. The ones in this long (long, long, five-parts-long, wrapping up Friday) detailed telling of the search for Saddam...

By Steve Hendrix  | February 25, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Flashback: Bob Ryan--Washington's weather chief

From the big snow storm of 1996, here's a profile of Channel 4 weatherman Bob Ryan, who announced today he will leave WRC-TV after 31 years. THE STORM TROOPERS IN A WEATHER-CRAZY CITY, CHANNEL 4'S BOB RYAN LEADS THE PACK...

By Marc Fisher  | February 24, 2010; 5:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fired because snow kept you from getting to work?

Digging out of the last storm. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post On the long list of reasons to hate the snow, add this one: unemployment. We're hearing reports that some local workers were fired because they didn't make...

By Theresa Vargas  | February 24, 2010; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Dear wife: Yes, my Blackberry is a problem

Washington Post reporter Michael Rosenwald's story Sunday about people who are choosing the online life made possible by smartphones over the physical reality of their families and friends led his wife to write a post here on Story Lab...

By Michael S. Rosenwald  | February 24, 2010; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pick of the Day: Soft collision between abortion enemies

A few nice words about abortion to start the day? That's the surprising thing about this piece in this morning's Los Angeles Times, a story about the abortion debate that is actually...civil. Writer Robin Abcarian drops in on a strange,...

By Steve Hendrix  | February 24, 2010; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Olympics dispatch: Writing about Ovechkin

I'm a big fan of the sports (and other) writing of The New Yorker's Nick Paumgarten, and his dispatches from Vancouver have not disappointed. In this report from Sunday's big hockey matchups, Paumgarten put them in a context that neither...

By Steve Hendrix  | February 23, 2010; 7:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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From Harvard to hell: The professor who killed her colleagues

Maybe the most interesting thing to emerge in the story of Amy Bishop -- the Harvard-trained scholar who earlier this month pulled out a handgun at a departmental meeting at the University of Alabama Huntsville and shot six fellow professors,...

By Steve Hendrix  | February 22, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Reporter's wife: Blackberry stole my husband

Today, I wrote a story about people -- mostly men -- who find that their smartphones are often more stimulating than the real world. My wife, Megan Wollman-Rosenwald, was so moved by the piece that she decided to respond...

By Michael S. Rosenwald  | February 21, 2010; 9:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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