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Life & Times

FILE - In this June 1, 2005 file photo, former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee leaves the Washington Post building in Washngton. Bradlee died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, according to the Washington Post.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Bradlee’s Sense of Style

Friday, October 24, 2014

“Hey, Tiger.” He said things like that. He had lusty greetings, exotic epithets and obsolete profanities he got away with. He was unabashed, uninhibited. Benjamin …

On Poetry: Children, Schools, Football and What We Value

Friday, October 24, 2014

This fall, our news, and not merely in the sports outlets, was filled with Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice’s brutal assault on his wife …

40 Years on, ‘The Power Broker’ Has Become Standard Reading

Friday, October 24, 2014

New York — Carl Weisbrod was two years out of graduate school, planning a career in law, when a new book about municipal builder Robert …

Shelby Lyman on Chess: Anand All Over Again

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hint and Explanation: Just Take It Life and chess have much in common. The king is dead. A new king is appointed and the struggle for supremacy begins anew. It is the “eternal return,” or in the illustrious patois of Yogi Berra, “deja vu all over again.” A …

Why I Don’t Breastfeed, If You Must Know

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Washington — The mothers in my “Baby & Me Yoga Fit,” class looked down from their tree poses, surprised as I poured some instant formula into a bottle. Feeding our babies whenever they were in need was one …

Miss Manners: Facebook Posters Invade Recent Widow’s Privacy

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dear Miss Manners: The morning after my husband’s death, I awoke to discover that “friends” had posted on his Facebook wall a photo of my husband and an obituary they had written themselves. This was done without my permission, and in fact, we had told these people not …

Around the Remote: Television Picks for Oct. 19-25

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Don’t Miss Private Violence — This timely, highly important 90-minute documentary examines the horrors of domestic abuse through the eyes of two female survivors. Presented during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the film sheds light on the complex, frustrating realities of the abuse women suffer every day at the …

3 Exercises That Give Aid To Runners

Sunday, October 19, 2014

By Mike Plunkett The Washington Post Getting stronger is essential to becoming a better runner. Coaches David Dellanave and Kelly Starrett (author of Ready to Run ) offered three exercises to improve your biomechanics and overall mobility. ∎ Ten-Minute Squat Test: Get into a low squat position and …

Canadian Human Rights Museum Opens in Winnipeg

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Winnipeg, Manitoba — For Gail Asper, daughter of Canadian media mogul Israel “Izzy” Asper, it’s nearly impossible to talk about the last decade without tearing up. In the span of 11 years, her dad died of a heart attack, the family lost control of Canada’s largest media company, …

Online Auction Benefits Norman Williams Library

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Woodstock — An online auction to benefit Norman Williams Public Library is underway at www.32auctions.com/nwpl. The prizes include a week in an Arizona vacation home, a week in Puerto Rico, a three-day weekend in a New York City apartment and a golf trip to Naples, Fla. Bidders can …

On Tour, Art Spiegelman Speaks Out for the ‘Wordless’ Cartoonist

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Art Spiegelman, creator of the Pulitzer Prize-winning epic Maus, has been called “the father of the graphic novel.” But, as the cartoonist says in his new performance piece, he wants a paternity test. A comics scholar who has …

‘Book of Life’ Finds the Whimsy in Death

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Animation fans may face a tough choice at the multiplex this weekend. On some screens, you’ll find the whimsical, old-school animation of the stop-action feature The Boxtrolls. Set in a subterranean world, that movie tells the story of …

Movie Review: In ‘Fury,’ War Brings Out the Worst in Men

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The bloody World War II action film Fury takes its name from the sobriquet of a Sherman tank, its barrel emblazoned with — and its mission defined by — that angry word. But it’s inside the battered vehicle, …