He typed the names of his targets on a spreadsheet: "sheila jackson ... Chris hayes ... ilhan omar." He searched online for the best ways to kill black people and for the addresses of a couple of U.S.
Parkland’s David Hogg: ‘Children having to go through active shooter drills is not what freedom looks like to me’
David Hogg, 19, is co-founder of Never Again MSD, a gun control advocacy group formed by students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in the aftermath of the deadly shooting at school
The second floor of the Museum of the Bible looks like an Apple store. Its high-tech, low-key vibe is more Casual Friday than Good Friday, but it suits the modern pilgrims wandering through the interactive
Here are two fun crossword-related items to close out your weekend: 1. The New York Times interviewed Andy Kravis as part of its ongoing “Who Made My Puzzle?” series. Andy has also finished writing a of
Two Washington Post reporters recently met at a downtown steakhouse with three leaders from the region’s business community who have wildly different backgrounds yet share common qualities: a recognition
Gene will return next week. This column originally was published in 2006. I was standing in line at the post office the other day, waiting to get a money order. At the counter, a customer was contesting
People have many ways of talking about intuition: gut, nose, sixth sense, horse sense, Spidey-sense. But I had never heard of "Cree-P-S" (as in, Creepy GPS) until I talked to Jordan Taffet. It's a term
(Good) The most famous dish in Trinidad is doubles, two pieces of spiced, flash-fried bread served with curry-lit chickpeas and hot sauce. Natives eat doubles for breakfast and as a sop for alcohol at
Organization queen Marie Kondo is everywhere; she has published two best-selling books, graced the streaming screen and inspired numerous home-goods lines dedicated to keeping everything in your house
An unintended consequence of more fencing at the border? It might make it harder to identify a new salamander species.
The chicken liver draws them in. Darkness has fallen over the Sabal Palm Sanctuary, and beneath the weed-choked waters of the resaca — a seasonal marsh — serpentine forms awaken in the muck. Following
Ani DiFranco, 48, is a Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter. DiFranco’s poetic lyrics often tackle major social issues, and she has been active in various progressive causes. Her memoir, “No Walls
The National Archives has billions of handwritten documents. With cursive skills declining, how will we read them?
The seventh-graders from Berkshire Country Day School in Stockbridge, Mass., bend close over a handwritten copy of the Judiciary Act of 1789, expanded large, in the basement of the National Archives. that’s
Chris King has released a puzzle on his website entitled “Stump the Schwa,” based on an event that occurred in late March. He generously gave me a shared byline that I never expected since he did the lifting.
(Good) Anita Baker is singing to me from across the room, and a plate of whiting, hot from the fryer, awaits my knife and fork. Around me, people drink $4 beers (it’s happy hour) and look as comfortable
Rev. William J. Barber II: The Trump administration has violated what Jesus said should be our top priorities
The Rev. William J. Barber II, 55, is a Protestant minister, social justice advocate and president of Repairers of the Breach, a nonprofit addressing moral and constitutional values. He lives in Goldsboro,
A Southern Californian with white socks and crystal-encrusted sunglasses crawls onto a wooden chest at a hotel in downtown D.C. as a Post photographer snaps away. The model doesn’t fuss when the camera
The marble-lined, three-tiered atrium at the United States Institute of Peace was abuzz. It was about 9 the night before the White House correspondents' dinner in April, and I was at one of the pre-parties
Last week’s Indie 500 Crossword Tournament was a blast, as usual. Roger Barkan took home his third championship and, once again, there was pie. Of course, it’s less stressful for me when I just have to
Breaking up Facebook is a long-shot idea. But it’s something its co-founder Chris Hughes recently proposed. And some companies the social media behemoth has mimicked — to their disadvantage — might celebrate.
This has been a particularly invigorating baseball season for me because it has proved a gold mine for one of my favorite phenomena: P.U., which is Preposterous Understatement. Baseball is played over
Yes, honey — on pizza. Seriously. "We decided to go with a honey theme for the meal," said Amy — and this strikes me now as kind of perfect. But I’m ahead of myself. When Date Lab sent me information Nathan
(Good) The crispy rice salad at Laos in Town comes out punching. Sprung from a ball of rice, dry coconut and curry paste that gets fried and broken into clusters, the appetizer seizes your attention like
The charcoal-and-pencil drawing is slightly larger than a sheet of 8½ -by-11 paper. It shows a crowd assembled on the steps of the Capitol; protest signs poking out read "Reform Healthcare" and "Universal
Tara Libert, 55, is the co-founder and chief executive of the Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop, a Washington nonprofit that works to engage prisoners and returned offenders with reading and expressing
Mikah Meyer has always been into politics. But inside-the-Beltway proceedings had never woken him up in the middle of the night in a panic — until a few months ago, as he drew close to his goal of becoming
I wrote this blog post a couple of days before the Indie 500 Crossword Tournament, so I can’t announce the winner directly here, but you can check out the standings on their website and order the set tournament
Samantha Bee isn’t covering antiabortion laws because she’s a woman. It’s because laughter makes a statement.
This recurring column was conceived as an explainer of sorts: a way to wade through the sea of headlines in what might as well be the epoch of “Big Brother: White House Edition” — and to come through the
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post. I have put that line at the top of the column preemptively because if I didn’t, an editor would jam it in randomly between two thoughts, because those