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Story Lab: September 12, 2010 - September 18, 2010

Story pick: Creepy, crawly, crunchy, chewy. It's bugs for dinner.

The beetles I ate in a Vietnam market were not, frankly, the grossest meal I've ever had (that would be the one I had in a hotel banquet hall at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago). But I don't need...

By Steve Hendrix  | September 17, 2010; 7:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Story pick: The alpha autistic

Every now and then, writers of long-form journalism experience the great pleasure of stumbling on a story that is both obvious and unexplored. It must be the same pleasure a biologist feels in finding a new species of beetle on...

By Steve Hendrix  | September 16, 2010; 7:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Story pick: The deconstruction of Adrian Fenty

If you want to understand what happened last night to the mayor of Washington, you need to read the story written last week by The Washington Post's Marc Fisher. It is a masterful take on Fenty's astonishingly spoiled chemistry with...

By Steve Hendrix  | September 15, 2010; 7:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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And doggie makes three: Taking pets to public events

For plenty of dog owners, a public festival such as last weekend's Adams Morgan Day in the District is the perfect kind of outing for their beloved pooch. It's outside, active and full of the kind of stimuli a dog...

By Steve Hendrix  | September 14, 2010; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Build-A-Story  | Tags:  anti-dog, dog shooting, dog wars, dogs, dogs at public events, pro-dog, taking the dog with  
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Story pick: The face behind Facebook

Presumably, it doesn't matter if you only have one good idea if that one makes you a multi-billionaire. You're a genius even if the intellectual bolt is shot forever after. Mark Zuckerberg is a made guy. He's the genius behind...

By Steve Hendrix  | September 14, 2010; 7:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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