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Story Lab: November 7, 2010 - November 13, 2010

Story pick: 'Case of the Vanishing Blonde'

"From the start, it was a bad case," Mark Bowden writes in the opening of a powerhouse piece in the new issue of Vanity Fair. "A battered 21-year-old woman with long blond curls was discovered face down in the weeds,...

By J. Freedom du Lac  | November 12, 2010; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Story pick: Ticketmaster, the company people love to hate

If you've purchased a ticket to a concert or sporting event in the last 30 years, there's a pretty good chance that you did so through Ticketmaster, which dominates the business. There's also a better-than-average chance that you found yourself...

By J. Freedom du Lac  | November 11, 2010; 8:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Pick of the day: Josh Hamilton's classic comeback

Baseball's World Series has come and gone, with my hometown San Francisco Giants having chased more than a half-century's worth of ghosts by finally winning a championship. The Giants won mainly by throttling the best-hitting team in Major League Baseball....

By J. Freedom du Lac  | November 10, 2010; 9:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pick of the day: Bill Wyman imagines Mick Jagger responding to Keith Richards' book

No, not that Bill Wyman. This Bill Wyman is a music journalist (and infrequent Washington Post contributor), not the former bass player in a mighty rock-and-roll band. And this Wyman has written a wildly creative and deeply reported piece for...

By J. Freedom du Lac  | November 9, 2010; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Pick of the day: 'Paint and Suffering'

"What is one moment of fame worth?" My colleague Annys Shin asks that question in the lead of her terrific Sunday Arts and Style piece about John Farrar and the late painter's family. Farrarr "was a country boy barely out...

By J. Freedom du Lac  | November 8, 2010; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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