The Washington Post

Break out the ‘I Survived’ T-shirts

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addresses a crowd. August 4, 1965. (Ellsworth Davis)

So, yesterday was pretty exciting, no? The earthquake yesterday that temporarily rattled the city and at least one newsroom into a relative panic registered officially at a 5.8-magnitude, but for some the initial fears were much worse. With the loud sounds accompanying the shaking, many minds immediately thought we were under terrorist attack, The Post's Marc Fisher reports. Today's there are widespread closures and The Post has pictures and video of the seismic event.

Racial stereotyping in advertising is as old as the field itself. And for Asians in America, the roles they've played in mainstream ads over the years has evolved quite a bit. These days, most Asian-Americans you see on television are portrayed as technological whizzes of some kind. And while on the surface such a categorization can seem like a compliment, for some it's just another pigeonholed cariacture for a minority group. The Post's Paul Farhi investigates the tricky topic of the racial "match up" theory in marketing.

Some people are really uptight about their email addresses. They guard them as closely as their social security numbers and get extremely offended when anyone shares them without permission. As someone with an address listed in public, it doesn't bother me to know that anyone on earth can message me if they're willing to look. But, alas, for many it's still a huge privacy concern, not to be trifled with. And that's exactly what Slate's Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yaffee discuss in this week's Digital Manners podcast.

Alzheimer's disease is a scary ailment that affects millions of people across the globe. Many of us have a relative who's dealt with it and the

Tennessee women's basketball head coach Pat Summitt. (Mark Humphrey/AP)

Extra Bites

• Do you ever wonder what these despotic tyrants do when they're under attack? While some of them do their best to flee their nations immediately, others have go-to underground lairs. Foreign Policy takes a look at some of the more well-known bunkers across the globe.

• If you're into Lil Wayne, or more specifically his acoustic slow jam styled "How to Love" track, here's the new video for that song. Not bad, marginally inspring.

• Three words: The Slingshot Channel. Trust me, this guy is awesome.

Check out my Facebook fan page anytime, or you can email me your questions at

Clinton Yates is a D.C. native and an online columnist. When he's not covering the city, pop culture or listening to music, he watches sports. A lot of them.


Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read


Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Video curated for you.