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Story Lab: October 24, 2010 - October 30, 2010

Generous readers help Burrito Man's kids

We wrote two weeks ago about the sad and sudden death of Carlos Guardado, the burrito vendor who made the corner of 17th and K Streets NW his daytime home for almost 20 years. It was clear that Carlos --...

By Steve Hendrix  | October 29, 2010; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Hard choices, The Blowback  
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Build-A-Story: The war on shoes

The other day, at lunch, my companion told me something shocking: Joggers are jogging without shoes. This was surprising for two reasons. One: My wife had just seen a woman running shoeless in Germantown the day before, and suddenly...

By Michael S. Rosenwald  | October 28, 2010; 2:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Build-A-Story  
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Story pick: Electing Young Boozer

It's silly season, by which I mean political season, by which I mean the midterm elections are on Tuesday. As a reader, I tend to avoid the serious political stories. We do them incredibly well at The Post --...

By Michael S. Rosenwald  | October 28, 2010; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Story pick: The definitive Gary Condit profile

Former Congressman Gary Condit's name surfaced Tuesday, as expected, at the murder trial of Ingmar Guandique, who is charged with killing Chandra Levy in 2001. What surfaced in my head was former Washington Post reporter Mike Sager's brilliant 2002...

By Michael S. Rosenwald  | October 27, 2010; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Stewart-Colbert rally: Entertainment or pure politics?

UPDATE: We’ve just launched our Intersect coverage of the Stewart-Colbert rally. Find the latest from Intersect users and Washington Post staff here. And if you’re new to Intersect, you may find this tip sheet on how to publish stories useful....

By Marc Fisher  | October 27, 2010; 7:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Assignment Editor, Journalism  
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Story pick: A man and his house

Covering the environment is a tough beat. The science is complicated. The debates can be nasty. The best environmental reporters find a way around all the complications by fusing science, keen observation of the world, and storytelling. The Post...

By Michael S. Rosenwald  | October 26, 2010; 9:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Story pick: Remembering Carla Cohen

I had a night pass from newish baby duty on Saturday, so I stopped by Politics & Prose. It was my first visit since Carla Cohen, the store’s founder, passed away from cancer on Oct. 11. As a writer,...

By Michael S. Rosenwald  | October 25, 2010; 10:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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