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Story Lab: May 9, 2010 - May 15, 2010

Story pick: Susan Orlean and wheels

Image via Wikipedia I have just spent the past few weeks in the purgatory of new car buying. I wasn't ready for it. Didn't want to be there. But my old car was hit and the other guy's insurance company...

By Brigid Schulte  | May 14, 2010; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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How did Tyler Cowen land Natasha?

In response to my profile of blogger/foodie/economist/polymath Tyler Cowen -- one of my favorite subjects of my career -- a lot of people have asked me a simple question: How did he meet his wife? Cowen would readily admit...

By Michael S. Rosenwald  | May 13, 2010; 1:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Tyler Cowen's ethnic eats choices--and yours

Michael Rosenwald's profile of economist and ethnic eats maven Tyler Cowen explores the mind and mouth of the Washington area's premier evangelist for small, hidden, and extraordinary eateries from the far corners of the globe. You can find the...

By Marc Fisher  | May 13, 2010; 10:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Story pick: The only openly gay male athlete

I don't know much about rugby. But I do know it's among the roughest, craziest, drink- and testosterone-fueled sports. (One afternoon melee at a friend's wedding, as the groom's rugby buddies drank the bar dry and tore up the...

By Brigid Schulte  | May 13, 2010; 8:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Story pick: Arresting images

In her National Book Critics' Circle award-winning book, On Photography, author Susan Sontag argued that the explosion of photographic images around the mid-century and beyond - and this was in the days before digital cameras - changed people's connection...

By Brigid Schulte  | May 12, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Story pick: The lasting effects of oil spills

Image via Wikipedia As engineers try to cap British Petroleum's Deepwater Horizon blowout off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists fear the thick, crude oil that is seeping into the gulf at a rate of nearly...

By Brigid Schulte  | May 11, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A new blog and an effort to understand war

I’d like to think we journalists do a pretty good job of presenting an accurate portrayal in our stories. We try our best to be keen observers, objectively detached and fair recorders of what’s often called the first draft...

By Christian Davenport  | May 10, 2010; 8:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Journalism , More on the story  | Tags:  Iraq War, War in Afghanistan, Warfare and Conflict  
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Story pick: The mysteries of our mothers

As a reader, I often approach holidays, like Mother's Day, that are manufactured by greeting card companies, with some trepidation. The subject, as profound and complicated as it is, often gets sentimental and cliched treatment. Thus, it is with...

By Brigid Schulte  | May 10, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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