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Story Lab: January 23, 2011 - January 29, 2011

Story pick: 'The Mommy-Fight Site'

Around the time my son was born a couple of years back, I found myself trolling the Internet in search of information about child-care options. My search led me to the D.C. Urban Moms and Dads message board, which, as...

By J. Freedom du Lac  | January 28, 2011; 9:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The story behind the ice cream cone man

UPDATE: 1/28/11 at 1 p.m. Zach Burroughs stopped by The Washington Post where he took readers' questions and snacked on some pistachio ice cream. Watch the video. ORIGINAL POST: 1/27/11 at 5:31 p.m. The man racing across 15th Street NW...

By Eric Athas  | January 27, 2011; 5:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Story pick: 'Sabermetrician In Exile'

Voros McCracken could probably walk through the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown without earning a second glance from even the game's most devoted fans. But he's something of a legend among the baseball stat nerds known as sabermetricians...

By J. Freedom du Lac  | January 26, 2011; 8:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Story pick: A forger's story

I'd never heard of Father Arthur Scott, nor Steven Gardiner, nor Mark Augustus Landis before I came across this truly fascinating story in the Financial Times on Scott, Gardiner and Landis, who, as it turns out, are one and the...

By J. Freedom du Lac  | January 25, 2011; 9:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Story pick: Jack LaLanne's good living

Fitness guru Jack LaLanne, who died Sunday at 96, was a paragon of health who often toyed with the notion that he'd be doing push-ups in perpetuity: When reporters came to see LaLanne his later years, he liked to play...

By J. Freedom du Lac  | January 24, 2011; 8:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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