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Joe Heim

Writer and editorWashington, D.C.


The Pamunkey and Mattaponi gave Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe the venison in lieu of taxes.

  • Nov 25, 2015

D.C.’s arts leader says that when she dances, her daughter gets embarrassed.

  • Nov 24, 2015

The U.S. treasurer on the department’s reliance on women — and who will be on the $10 bill.

  • Nov 19, 2015

The city is considering whether to be the country’s first to extend the full franchise to younger voters.

  • Nov 13, 2015

The famed performer on lighting up and living a ‘Crazy’ life.

  • Nov 12, 2015

The stabbing near a shelter in Ivy City was the second captured by a business’s surveillance cameras.

  • Nov 11, 2015

The third-year Washington Wizard is generating buzz about what he can do this season.

  • Nov 5, 2015

Washington’s former mayor on the city’s resurgence — and the credit he believes he deserves for it.

  • Oct 29, 2015

Before the tribe received federal recognition, some members were pursuing a deal with developers.

  • Oct 23, 2015

Follow along for the latest updates from the National Spelling bee.

  • May 27, 2015
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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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