Other interesting stories in The Washington Post:

Van Cliburn in 1958. (AP)

A fascinating vignette about Van Cliburn, the early-peaking piano superstar who died this week: Former Washington Post reporter Patricia Dane Rogers recounts the late night in 1958 when her father was on his death bed, “when suddenly I heard the magical sounds of Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto coming from the living room. That’s where I found the great Van Cliburn, playing our rental piano in the dark, wearing a plaid shirt and jeans.” How did this come about? You should read her story.

(Bill O'Leary /The Washington Post)

In other news: Washington’s own Lindsay Czaniak is now a bona fide star at ESPN . . . Sounds like Barack was looking for classy yet antiquey and probably Jeffersonian gift for Hillary’s going away. . . Will Caroline Kennedy be the next brand-name ambassador to Japan? . . . How is the greatest train robbery in British history linked to HBO’s “The Sopranos? So much going on in this obituary of Bruce Reynoldsdo not miss.

“People out in the non-Washington world... this is a source of wonder to them. In a way the biggest story on this town is about the town itself.”

Bob Woodward on whatever the heck that whole Bob Woodward story is about. Paul Farhi offers the only primer you need on the “political-media daisy chain and incest fest at work here.”

Looking for today’s Reliable Source? Start here: Georgetown Day alum Andrew Weiner recruits pals for his horror movie ‘The Frankenstein Theory’