Adam Bernstein

EditorWashington, D.C.

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Garner is best remembered for his television roles despite his accomplished career in movies.

  • Jul 20, 2014

Acclaimed spy series developed a cult following for making gripping television out of agency bureaucracy.

  • Jul 18, 2014

As a partner of Gorbachev, Eduard A. Shevardnadze advanced reforms that led to Soviet state’s unraveling.

  • Jul 7, 2014

Explored social mores in “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” and cast actor against type for “Harry and Tonto.”

  • Jul 1, 2014

Former Georgetown professor was involved in creating So Other Might Eat, House of Ruth, Martha’s Table.

  • Jul 1, 2014

She brought a coy voice to covering society news in the 1970s and ’80s with her popular Ear feature.

  • Jun 26, 2014

The character actor, who was 98, also starred in “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” with Clint Eastwood.

  • Jun 25, 2014

Goffin teamed with his then-wife, Carole King, to write some of the biggest pop-rock hits of the 1960s.

  • Jun 20, 2014

He resigned in disgrace as head of Shin Bet after ordering a slaying and then trying to cover it up.

  • Jun 19, 2014

A dynamo of the San Diego Padres, he was one of the greatest hitters of all time.

  • Jun 16, 2014

Mr. Kasem, an advocate for humanitarian causes, also voiced Scooby-Doo’s sidekick, Shaggy.

  • Jun 15, 2014

Mr. Frühbeck de Burgos conducted many of the world’s leading orchestras.

  • Jun 11, 2014

In the Cold War program, hundreds of thousands of Western texts made their way into the Soviet Union.

  • Jun 9, 2014

He organized efforts to raise money for improved housing and health care.

  • Jun 6, 2014

He helped introduce readers to the Asian and Latino food scene and profiled Georgetown Cupcake.

  • Jun 3, 2014

He brought an extraordinary sense of timing and balance to the sport he dominated for much of the 1960s.

  • May 26, 2014

Mr. Jeffries, whose good looks won him fame in the 1930s as the “Bronze Buckaroo,” was thought to be 100.

  • May 26, 2014

He helped transform metropolitan and cultural coverage during his time at the paper.

  • May 21, 2014

Dr. Halperin helped shape laws dramatically expanding access to public education during the 1960s.

  • May 9, 2014

The 10-term Democrat was elected during the Watergate era and reversed his gun-control stance.

  • May 6, 2014
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About Adam

Adam Bernstein has spent his career putting the "post" in Washington Post, first as an obituary writer and then as editor. The American Society of Newspaper Editors recognized Bernstein’s ability to exhume “the small details and anecdotes that get at the essence of the person” and to write stories that are “complex yet stylish.” He was also featured in Marilyn Johnson's acclaimed book about the obit writing craft, "The Dead Beat."

Bernstein, a graduate of Columbia University’s journalism school, wrote the introduction to the 2004 Naval Institute Press reprint of "You're Stepping on My Cloak and Dagger," Roger Hall's best-selling comic memoir of his wartime experiences in the Office of Strategic Services. He gets no royalties but recommends the book anyway.