Ian Shapira

ReporterWashington, D.C.

The latest from Ian

The 15 -year-old girl pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and displaying an obscene photo.

  • Apr 4, 2014

Across the District, voters headed to the polls Tuesday for the Democratic mayoral primary.

  • Apr 1, 2014

Police say dive teams are searching for Relisha Rudd in the Anacostia River in Kenilworth Park.

  • Mar 29, 2014

Metro officials say a person was struck and killed by a train at the Columbia Heights stop.

  • Mar 29, 2014

Police say a District man was shot and killed after he and an accomplice tried to rob a home in Suitland.

  • Mar 29, 2014

Police say the two men got into a fight in a parking lot and then one of the men struck the other with his SUV.

  • Mar 29, 2014

Painting stolen in 1951, and supposedly bought at a flea market for $7, in Baltimore museum exhibit.

  • Mar 27, 2014

Snow days spark tense conversations that boil down to: Who’s needed more at work?

  • Mar 17, 2014

St. Mary’s County police say the girls attacked the teen repeatedly and forced him to commit sexual acts.

  • Mar 12, 2014

The property was gifted to National Community Church but a developer wants to turn it into large houses.

  • Feb 5, 2014

Darion Aguilar, 19, of College Park believed in “inner peace” and wanted to be a chef, a former classmate said.

  • Jan 26, 2014

In a war few Americans fought, the Wise family would pay an awful price.

  • Jan 18, 2014

Martha Fuqua, a Loudoun driving teacher, has said she unwittingly bought the painting for $7.

  • Jan 10, 2014

Squirrel Hill, a dwelling built more than 300 years ago, has been sold to a buyer who promises to save it.

  • Jan 5, 2014

In court filing, Baltimore Museum of Art says Virginia woman cannot claim ownership of a stolen painting.

  • Jan 1, 2014

In impeccably dressed chauffeur’s years of transporting top officials, “you learn not to be too curious.”

  • Dec 28, 2013

Woman who says she found it at flea market calls museum’s ownership “improperly authenticated.”

  • Dec 21, 2013

A former tenant of the woman’s mother is yet another skeptic that the painting was bought at a flea market.

  • Dec 5, 2013

In a deposition, Matt Fuqua raised questions about his sister’s claim that she bought the Renoir for $7.

  • Nov 28, 2013

The Scouts will continue to pitch the project to Fairfax County.

  • Nov 20, 2013
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About Ian

Ian Shapira is a features writer on the local enterprise team. He joined the Post in 2000 and has covered schools, youth culture, criminal justice, and technology. In 2007, Shapira was on the Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings.

Ian writes features about people who have worked in the intelligence and military communities. He also likes to write a variety of other human interest stories, with a special focus on Fairfax County and Northern Virginia. Some of his favorite pieces have been about former CIA officers, stolen art mysteries, and how people cope with development and cultural changes in Northern Virginia.

Ian grew up in Louisville, Ky . and earned an English degree in 2000 from Princeton. In 2011, he obtained a master’s degree in a weekend interactive journalism program at American University. For fun, he likes SCUBA diving, playing tennis, watching Louisville Cardinals basketball games, reading newspapers, and spending time with his wife and daughter.