Latest from Dan Zak

Megan Rice, who crusaded against nuclear weapons, dies at 91

The Catholic sister, in an act of protest, broke into a weapons facility at age 82.
  • Oct 11, 2021

The lasting testament of Jane Alexander

Jane Alexander, with her eighth Tony nod, may be leaving the stage. But her work isn’t done.
  • Sep 25, 2021

The summer before 9/11

Freewheeling. Foreboding. Then came the fall.
  • Sep 3, 2021

Obama at 60: Feet on the dance floor, eyes on the future

His post-presidency, which now includes an “epic” birthday party, centers on telling stories and uplifting youth.
  • Aug 9, 2021

What were the Capitol rioters thinking on Jan. 6?

For six months, their lawyers have tried to explain.
  • Jul 20, 2021

‘Nothing ever ends’: Sorting through Rumsfeld’s knowns and unknowns

The former defense secretary, who died Tuesday, prized precision but oversaw chaos.
  • Jul 1, 2021
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The mess in Maricopa

Votes are still being counted in Arizona. It won’t change the winner. But it might change America.
  • May 21, 2021

The Oscars always get it wrong. Here are the real best pictures of the past 45 years.

With the perspective of time, we can now now discern what movie was actually the best. So here we go, year by year...
  • Apr 23, 2021

Goodbye to Gate 35X, cursed portal to the rest of America

After 24 years of cramping our style, Reagan National Airport’s notorious gate has been replaced.
  • Apr 7, 2021

Little Liddys everywhere: The legacy of a political ‘super-klutz’

The Watergate operative was reckless, infamous and hardly the last of his kind.
  • Mar 31, 2021