Joe Heim

Writer and editorWashington, D.C.


Washington’s tough-nosed center reflects on his $60 million contract and the beautiful women of Poland.

  • Oct 15, 2014

A recently retired member of the U.S. Capitol Police has seen it all.

  • Oct 9, 2014

What is the Washington Ballet dancer thinking when she’s onstage?

  • Oct 3, 2014

The “Project Runway” star on whether he’d work for the FBI, changes in D.C. and being nice.

  • Sep 18, 2014

The singer for D.C.’s Fugazi on whether he’s misunderstood and the songs he wrote for his son

  • Sep 12, 2014

One of DC’s top developers--and an Olympic athlete--on Legos and Washington’s chronic problem.

  • Aug 29, 2014

Isaiah Anderson, who started driving a cab in 1953, on how D.C. has changed.

  • Aug 20, 2014

Ivanka Trump on her time in D.C., the Old Post Office Building project, and her father running for president

  • Aug 13, 2014

Is saving for a child’s college education a good idea? This author hasn’t saved a thing, and is hoping that’s okay.

  • Aug 11, 2014

Cardinal Donald Wuerl on Pope Francis, the role of women in the church and moral questions.

  • Aug 8, 2014
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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.
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