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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Read this: Ziggy cartoonist; White House boys club; Blair House castoffs

(Al Behrman/AP)
You probably haven’t thought much about the cultural significance of “Ziggy,” but the passing of cartoonist Tom Wilson Sr. gave our colleague Michael Cavna a chance to analyze the timeless, abstract everyman that Wilson marketed as shrewdly as his other creations: Strawberry Shortcake and the Care Bears (who knew?).

“They tend to attract men who think their ideas are right... They get all tough and macho, and they can try to roll you.”

Elaine Kamarck telling our colleague Ann Gerhart why White Houses can be sexist cultures.

(Mary E. Nichols)
Speaking of White House castoffs... They’re doing some fall cleaning at Blair House, where foreign leaders stay while they’re in town -- and selling off furniture and decor! Warning: There’s a lot of chintz, reports Jura Koncius. Very ’80s.

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