Other interesting stories in The Washington Post:
A fascinating vignette about Van Cliburn, the early-peaking piano superstar who died this week: Former Washington Post reporter Patricia Dane Rogers recounts the late night in 1958 when her father was on his death bed, “when suddenly I heard the magical sounds of Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto coming from the living room. That’s where I found the great Van Cliburn, playing our rental piano in the dark, wearing a plaid shirt and jeans.” How did this come about? You should read her story.
In other news: Washington’s own Lindsay Czaniak is now a bona fide star at ESPN . . . Sounds like Barack was looking for classy yet antiquey and probably Jeffersonian gift for Hillary’s going away. . . Will Caroline Kennedy be the next brand-name ambassador to Japan? . . . How is the greatest train robbery in British history linked to HBO’s “The Sopranos? So much going on in this obituary of Bruce Reynolds — do not miss.
“People out in the non-Washington world... this is a source of wonder to them. In a way the biggest story on this town is about the town itself.”
Looking for today’s Reliable Source? Start here: Georgetown Day alum Andrew Weiner recruits pals for his horror movie ‘The Frankenstein Theory’