Other interesting stories in The Washington Post:

Van Cliburn in 1959. (John Rooney)

Dennis Tito after his own space-tourism trip via a Russian mission in 2001. (Sergei Chirikov/EPA)

— Millionaire Dennis Tito envisioning the commercial possibilities of his plan to send a married couple on the ultimate of space tourism, a 501-day round trip to Mars. (Naturally, the couple he has in mind already logged time in the infamous Biosphere 2.) Read more of the crazy details in Brian Vastag’s story.

Morrissey (Dan Balilty/AP)

— Morrissey in a withering response to the late-night host, who witheringly mocked the melancholy British singer/animal rights activist for canceling an appearance when he learned he’d been booked alongside a gang of duck-hunting reality TV stars.

Looking for today’s Reliable Source? Start here: Ted Kennedy’s McLean property listed for $45 million; house to be replaced with mega-mansion