- Video Journalist
Evelio Contreras picked up his first video camera on the morning of the Virginia Tech shootings and committed himself to telling stories through video ever since that experience. He has spent the past three years working on developing profile pieces and stories about people who have passion for things, from building gingerbread houses to collecting cigar boxes. Born on the border of Texas and Mexico, Contreras studied journalism and philosophy at Northwestern University where he learned about his interest in telling stories about ordinary people. Before coming to the Post as a videojournalist, Contreras worked as a reporter and video producer at The Roanoke Times and Las Vegas Sun. His work has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association and the Society for News Design.
Halloween make-up tutorial: Facial gash
Alex Zavistovich, the co-founder and make-up designer for Molotov Theatre, uses make-up to create a gash on The Washington Post’s Michael O’Sullivan.
Making the majors, in his own way (1:54)
Dave McConnnell dreamed of playing in the majors as a young kid. His dream of joining the majors came true, but in a different way: As the director of game day operations and stadium security at the Washington Nationals spring training camp in Viera, Fla.
An ode to spring training
Washington Post columnist Thomas Boswell muses about the pastoral nature of spring training in Viera, Fla.
An ode to Shoeless Joe Jackson (1:56)
Arlene Marcley, the curator of the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum in Greenville, S.C., talks about the passion people feel for Shoeless Joe, who was banned from baseball after being accused of helping the Chicago White Sox throw the 1919 World Series.
South Carolina primary: 'Two person race' heads to Florida (2:49)
National political correspondent Dan Balz explores the meaning of "electability" in the Republican nomination race and what that means for the upcoming Florida primary on January 31, adding that the "Republicans are in a campaign that they have not seen before."
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