If you haven't picked up a Washington Post today, you're missing out. Wednesday's edition features an outstanding special section dedicated to
all aspects of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, his memorial, the 48th anniversary of his iconic "I Have A Dream" speech and black history in D.C. more generally. And there's a bonus if you pick up the actual print version!
So, yesterday was pretty exciting, no? The earthquake yesterday that temporarily rattled the city and at least one newsroom into a relative panic registered officially at a 5.8-magnitude, but for some the initial fears were much worse. With the loud sounds accompanying the shaking, many minds immediately thought we were under terrorist attack, The Post's Marc Fisher reports. Today's there are widespread closures and The Post has pictures and video of the seismic event.
Vincent Gray may want to consider himself fortunate to have dodged the news cycle yesterday. The ground shifting in the city took attent
ion away from the fact that a D.C. Council report released Tuesday showed that his administration unlawfully practiced nepotism and cronyism in their hirings. Although the report does not specifically implicate Gray directly, it calls him "disconnected" and aloof when it came to hiring practices. How inspiring. The Post's City Hall dream team of Tim Craig, Mike DeBonis and Nikita Stewart reports.
Racial stereotyping in advertising is as old as the field itself. And for Asians in America, the roles they've played in mainstream ads over the years has evolved quite a bit. These days, most Asian-Americans you see on television are portrayed as technological whizzes of some kind. And while on the surface such a categorization can seem like a compliment, for some it's just another pigeonholed cariacture for a minority group. The Post's Paul Farhi investigates the tricky topic of the racial "match up" theory in marketing.
Some people are really uptight about their email addresses. They guard them as closely as their social security numbers and get extremely offended when anyone shares them without permission. As someone with an address listed in public, it doesn't bother me to know that anyone on earth can message me if they're willing to look. But, alas, for many it's still a huge privacy concern, not to be trifled with. And that's exactly what Slate's Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yaffee discuss in this week's Digital Manners podcast.
Alzheimer's disease is a scary ailment that affects millions of people across the globe. Many of us have a relative who's dealt with it and the
esults can often be painful and bitter for both sides. Now, Pat Summitt, the NCAA's all-time winningest basketball coach has revealed that she is suffering from symptons of early-onset Alzheimer's and plans to continue at Tennessee. The Post's Sally Jenkins tells the exclusive story of the coach who embodies tenacity and how she plans to fight.
• Do you ever wonder what these despotic tyrants do when they're under attack? While some of them do their best to flee their nations immediately, others have go-to underground lairs. Foreign Policy takes a look at some of the more well-known bunkers across the globe.
• If you're into Lil Wayne, or more specifically his acoustic slow jam styled "How to Love" track, here's the new video for that song. Not bad, marginally inspring.