Posts Tagged ‘Washington Post Magazine’

Half-Baked Alaska: Post Paid for Alaska Love Trip

This weekend's Washington Post Magazine story about two single Post reporters looking for love in Alaska's women-starved wastes has come in for some knocks here and elsewhere, but the news may be worse for the Post's budget. According to Post Magazine editor Lynn Medford, the paper paid the travel expenses for the nearly 5,000 mile trip. [...]

Weekend in Review: Don’t Forget to Take Your Acid! Love, Mom

The Washington Post Magazine's lead story Sunday involved a twenty-something who goes to India to find his uncle, who's become some sort of Hare Krishna guru-king.
It turns out that when your uncle's a guru, he acts a little weird. He sits on a bed with the writer in silence, smirking. But I think the weirdest [...]

Breaking: Brigid Schulte’s Husband Not Pissed about Cigar-Patio Parenthetical

As Washington Post readers learned over the weekend, staff writer Brigid Schulte has a hectic life. She's got two kids, a demanding job, and all manner of time-consuming chores that run her ragged throughout the week.
The grind, in Schulte's words:

Is It an Ad? Or Is It WaPo Mag?

That's the question that attaches to the following passage:
Here are some things you can do at the Maryland Renaissance Festival: You can drench a wench. You can hurl hatchets at tree stumps with red targets painted on them. You can ride elephants. You can participate in a game called rat-pucking, punting stuffed-rat toys across [...]

Morning Roundup: Pitchforks and Torches Edition

Washington is turning on all its institutions! The Burgundy Revolution is no longer stopping at Dan Snyder's door! (Though Sally Jenkins' column is.) TO WIT:
1) Washington Post Magazine chat turns into TOTAL BLOODBATH! Readers want to know: WHY DO THE ARTICLES LOOK LIKE ADS? WHY DID YOU USE THOSE FONTS? HOW IN THE HELL DID [...]

Post Leaks New Mag to FishbowlDC. Great Move!

Over the past couple of weeks, I've been busy reporting stories about the Washington Post Magazine, which this week debuts a brand-new design and content scheme. In the course of my inquiries, I requested an early look at the new product. The request was denied.

Why Did the Washington Post Magazine Run Another Wanda Fleming Column?

A seasoned consumer of news had every reason to furrow a brow at the XX Files column in last week's Washington Post Magazine. The first-person essay touts the author's one-woman campaign against kiddie thieves in a local pharmacy.
Here's a sampling: "As the child scurries past me with his pilfered beverage, I reach out for the [...]

Freelancer to Brauchli: Quit While You’re Ahead

Matthew Mendelsohn isn't upset with Washington Post Publisher Katharine Weymouth, even though she may well have scuppered his 10,000-word piece on a quadruple amputee. She's still a good friend, he says. "I don't want Katharine to be exposed to this story."
His feelings about Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli aren't nearly as charitable. "Marcus should quit while [...]

Fuego/Frio: The Orator, the Warrior, and an Unspeakable Headline

This week, Erik rolls up his sleeves and calls foul on the In Towner (for yet another god-awful headline) and the Atlantic (for some classic hash & rehash).
This week's shocker: Erik actually enjoyed "One Ring Circus" from the Post magazine's wedding week edition. Wonder what the Sexist would say....
Meanwhile, the burning question: will the [...]

XX Trials

Last week, the Washington Post Magazine debuted the "XX Files," a weekly feature that will spotlight personal essays by female writers. The first piece was awesome—a story about how bullshitting can land you naked in a Finnish embassy sauna, by local poet Sandra Beasley. In an online chat today, Beasley and Washington Post Magazine editor [...]