| Dec 15, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Amal Alamuddin -- strike that, Amal Clooney -- is Barbara Walters' most fascinating person for 2014.
Apparently because she landed George Clooney?
Also for some other stuff, sure, but really, it's the George Clooney thing.
In what we pray was a...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 6:31 AM
HARTFORD -- The so-called Islamic State, a brutal militia that has taken control of parts of Iraq and Syria and committed widespread atrocities, is "abhorrent to almost all followers of Islam," an Islamic scholar told a gathering at the Hartford...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Of all the shocks and revelations in the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture, one seems very strange and unlikely: that the agency misinformed the White House and didn't even brief President George W. Bush about its controversial program...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 9:53 AM
Saying that the CIA engaged in activities that were "a stain on our values and our history," Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) defended the release of an Intelligence Committee report exposing abuses of its interrogation program as an essential step to...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Their previous contests inspired graphic artists to imagine Disney characters as cast members of "Orange Is the New Black" or to dream up the best uses for North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un's hair. Now Alec Lynch and Adam Arbolino, co-founders of...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:09 PM
To the editor: The University of California system needs a secure and predictable funding stream. The approved 5% annual tuition increases each of the next five years would meet that need. ("In widely opposed move, UC regents set to hike tuition up to 5%...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 9:18 AM
I had been an intern in the Washington Post's Style section for barely two weeks when I spotted Ben Bradlee standing in a hallway, reading some notices on a bulletin board at the edge of the newsroom. Flush with excitement at being at the paper and...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Sony's "Fury" arrives in theaters Friday with critical approval and positive box office predictions. As for awards, the WWII drama's outstanding artisan work could enlist it in this year's race.
Writer-director David Ayer and his team -- including...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 2:30 PM
A gaggle of D.C. VIPs including Vice President Joe Biden turned out for the world preem of Sony's "Fury" at Washington, D.C.'s Newseum Wednesday night (15).
Wisely avoiding the red carpet scrum outside, Biden and Second Lady Jill slipped quietly into the...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:31 PM
What happens when an American plan for limited war against the Islamic State meets the savage reality of combat, as happened this week when the extremists pounded Kurdish fighters just inside Syria's border with Turkey? The cry rose in Washington and...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:55 PM
As a United States-led coalition launched military strikes against the Islamic State group Tuesday, professors at local universities with experience in foreign policy and defense weighed in on the volatile situation in the Middle East.
The U.S. and five...