Joe Heim

Writer and editorWashington, D.C.


The morning anchor on getting up at ungodly hours and competition feuds

  • Nov 14, 2014

Richard Reyes-Gavilan on fines, shushing and the grant dreams for the MLK Library.

  • Nov 7, 2014

APPRECIATION | With his brother, Ray, “Click and Clack” gave sound auto advice, but always veered hilariously off-course.

  • Nov 3, 2014

The head of Good360 on female Republicans and how Hillary’s book title seemed awfully familiar.

  • Oct 28, 2014

Steve Almond, “professional candyfreak, not a therapist,” explains your candy purchases.

  • Oct 24, 2014

It’s sweet. It should be a treat. And it could become a scourge as a nation tries to regulate what its increasingly plump citizens can eat.

  • Oct 24, 2014

Deidra LaWan Starnes on avoiding auto­pilot and the moments that usher in healing

  • Oct 21, 2014

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
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Joe Heim is an editor and writer for The Washington Post magazine where he writes Just Asking, a weekly Q&A column. He has recently written stories about the future of candy, not saving for your kids for college, the role of presidents as consolers-in-chief and Washingtonians personal experiences with gun violence. 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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