| 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 18, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The shock resonating from the Senate Intelligence Committee's CIA torture report isn't due so much to the revelations themselves, grotesque as the details are, but to the fact that they're now officially public. National spokespersons (except for Dick...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Ambassador and diplomat Robert Oakley had retired from diplomatic service, twice, when he got an emergency phone call in 1993 while at a party. Could he come to the White House early the next morning?
Oakley, known as an unrelenting trouble shooter, was...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 3:47 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — Wulf Berg was 7 at the end of World War II. After his home, outside of Cologne, Germany, was bombed, he walked with his mother through the charred rubble of the city.
The only images he's seen that remind him of that day have been...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 3:00 AM
As is tradition, the New Year has sparked a wave of resolutions. As a declaration of our aspirations, resolutions help us plot a course to self-improvement for success and longer, healthier lives.
In that vein, if the Republican Party hopes to...
| 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 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%...
| 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...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Joseph E. Persico, a historian and biographer whose books on subjects ranging from the Nuremberg trials to the life of Gen. Colin Powell combined dogged research with a novelist's narrative skills, died Aug. 30 at a hospital in Albany, N.Y., after a...
| 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...