Posts Tagged ‘henry allen’

Washington City Paper‘s 10 New Year’s Resolutions: Nos. 9 and 10

And our final two resolutions for 2010:
9. Make more videos. City Paper's silver screen reenactment of the scuffle between Post Style section staffers Henry Allen and Manuel Roig-Franzia was, inarguably, one of the high points of amateur theater in 2009. What a loss it would be if we did not disseminate our thespian talents more [...]

Weekend in Review

The retrocast this week celebrates the cessation of a wet spell that had us all waterlogged as of Friday night. And then, still: People are somehow surprised when we get temps into the high 60s and beyond in mid-November. People are like, Wow, this is warm for November. But for anyone who's been around here [...]

Final Thoughts on Allen v. Roig-Franzia

Last Friday, two Washington Post journalists got into a fistfight about their work. Longtime writer and editor Henry Allen dissed a piece by staff writer Manuel Roig-Franzia, whereupon Roig-Franzia referred to Allen as a "cocksucker." Allen responded with blows.

Von Drehle on Henry Allen and Manuel Roig-Franzia

David Von Drehle is a former Washington Post editor and staff writer—one of the paper's towering figures. He left the paper in 2006 for Time magazine but is always worth consulting about things that go down at the Post. I asked him for his take on the Allen-Roig-Franzia fracas and got quite a few thoughts. [...]

Allen v. Roig-Franzia Fisticuffs: The Movie

Did anyone actually end up writhing on the floor? Where did Allen connect? Was there any shoving involved? How quickly did Brauchli get to the scene of the crime?
Hit play and find out!
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Allen v. Roig-Franzia: From the Beginning

When one man hauls off and punches another in the face, the conflict often has a long-tailed provenance. Such appears to be the case with Washington Post Style section staffers Manuel Roig-Franzia and Henry Allen. Those two got into a tussle on Friday afternoon in the vicinity of Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli's temporary office [...]

Brauchli Intervenes in Style Fistfight

Around deadline on Friday, some tensions boiled over in the Style section of the Washington Post. According to an informed source, a disagreement arose between reporter Manuel Roig-Franzia and storied Style veteran Henry Allen.
Though it's unclear exactly what they were arguing about, it is clear that the mood was testy. Testy enough, that is, for [...]

WaPo Showdown: Obit v. Appreciation

Competition makes everyone better, goes the truism. Proof, this morning at least, lies on pages A1 and C1 of the Washington Post. After a great deal of consultation yesterday, managers at the paper decided they'd be covering the death of novelist John Updike with both a news obituary as well as an "Appreciation" on the [...]

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