Joe Heim

WriterWashington, D.C.

The latest from Joe

Donna Brazile on Hillary, Obama, and cocktails with George Will

  • Jul 18, 2014

Blackbyrds member Keith Killgo on the inspiration for the ’70s song — and nature’s groove

  • Jul 9, 2014

The Capital Finge Festival’s Julianne Brienza on a Jim Vance play and the legacy of what she has created

  • Jul 3, 2014

Voto Latino director discusses navigating D.C. and how not to finance a nonprofit.

  • Jun 27, 2014

Ashok Bajaj owns many famous D.C. restaurants. But could he beat Jose Andres in arm wrestling?

  • Jun 19, 2014

Atlantic editor told the world he had severe anxiety and phobias. Did that help or hurt him in the end?

  • Jun 19, 2014

The political anchor discusses the land mines of Twitter and challenges he’s faced as a father.

  • Jun 13, 2014

Rashema Melson, valedictorian of Anacostia High School, on education, pride — and love

  • Jun 6, 2014

Personal trainer Matt O’Connor says you have to be “purple” to work out in Washington

  • May 30, 2014

Shomari Stone, from NBC4, explains why he’s not ready to sit in the anchor chair — yet

  • May 23, 2014

Erik Bruner-Yang discusses how to get into his restaurant and the rise of star chefs.

  • May 16, 2014

NASA’s Charles Bolden talks about Buck Rogers, privatizing space exploration and his dreams.

  • May 9, 2014

The CNN “Crossfire” host “never assumed that I’d end up on television.”

  • Apr 29, 2014

The Poet Laureate on bad poems, great poems, and daily distractions

  • Apr 25, 2014

Congressman Steve King on his thorny relationship with President Obama.

  • Apr 18, 2014

The second lady on running with the Secret Service and what grade she’d give herself.

  • Apr 11, 2014

Chief Lanier tells us about speeding tickets, what scares her and her favorite cop joke.

  • Apr 3, 2014

The Prince of Wales makes a visit but some questions remain unanswered.

  • Feb 23, 2014

Story lines pick up in the season’s penultimate episode.

  • Feb 16, 2014

Plus: Is Downton going to the pigs?

  • Feb 9, 2014
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About Joe
Joe Heim is an editor and writer for The Washington Post magazine. He has recently written about the role of presidents as consolers-in-chief and about Washingtonians personal experiences with gun violence. He also writes about odd things like public clocks, backward runners, turkey pardons and the guys who fix organ pipes. He was born in Morocco and lived in Kenya and Haiti before moving to exotic suburbs of Philadelphia in 6th grade. Joe is a graduate of Villanova University and UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in the District with his wife and two children.