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Story Lab: June 27, 2010 - July 3, 2010

Story pick: The art of the Larry King takedown

Larry King announced this week that he is hanging up his suspenders after 25 years behind the mic at CNN. Sad for his fans, perhaps, but a great opportunity to take another look at the genre known as the...

By Marc Fisher  | July 1, 2010; 7:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Story Picks  | Tags:  CNN and Larry King, David Finkel, Larry King, Larry King Live, Larry King bio, Larry King profile, Larry King takedown  
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Do you drive an SUV to Whole Foods?

You know who you are. You shop at Whole Foods, then drive the food home in a gas slurping SUV. You drink Diet Coke while shoveling down one too many pizza slices. You install green technology in your home...

By Michael S. Rosenwald  | June 29, 2010; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Build-A-Story  
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Story pick: The Byrd obits

Virtually every obituary recording the death of Senator Robert Byrd noted the same details: that he was the country's longest serving senator, that he was known as the "King of Pork," that he carried a copy of the U.S....

By Paul Schwartzman  | June 29, 2010; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Story pick: Funny and true stuff about Don Rickles

Few writing challenges are tougher than being funny on paper. Even more challenging, perhaps, is writing about someone who makes their living being funny. What's the best recipe for success? Get out of the way. Let the funnyman roll....

By Paul Schwartzman  | June 28, 2010; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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