May 30, 2013 |
Charlie Archambault FOR THE WASHINGTON POST Kate Michael of the online K Street Magazine takes photos at one of the spring's top social events, the Fashion for Paws fundraiser at the National Building Museum. Kate Michael answers the door to her top-floor co-op wearing pre-party sweatpants and flip-flops, yet somehow managing to look like the beauty queen she once was. Her purple T-shirt has a crown splashed across the front, and she's in full makeup, her deep brown eyes expertly lined and painted...
May 11, 2013 |
Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly attributed a quote to Morgan Lane Arnold, the daughter of slain businessman Dennis Lane. A paragraph based on the erroneous attribution has been removed. This version has been corrected. A prominent Ellicott City blogger and businessman was stabbed to death by his daughter's 19-year-old boyfriend, who plotted with the 14-year-old girl to kill him so the two could run away together, Howard County police said Friday.
May 9, 2013 |
The Chinese people would like President Obama to stop an oil refinery from being built in southern China, endorse sweet-flavored tofu and reopen an 18-year-old criminal probe of a poisoning case. And while he's at it, if he wouldn't mind mobilizing U.S. troops to liberate Hong Kong, as well as China as a whole, that'd be great, too. In a strange and diplomatically awkward turn of events, Chinese citizens have flocked to the White House's Web site over the past week to lodge formal petitions, many...
April 24, 2013 |
An international consortium of nonbelievers is planning rallies Thursday (April 25) outside Bangladeshi embassies and consulates to demand the release of several Bangladeshi bloggers who were arrested on charges of blasphemy. The rallies are in support of four Bangladeshi men arrested earlier this month for "hurting religious sentiments," a crime tied to an 1860 law that can carry up to 10 years in jail. The four men — all bloggers — staged a sit-in at a public square demanding a ban on the country's...
April 16, 2013 |
KIROV, Russia — The Russian opposition's most charismatic leader goes on trial here Wednesday, a confrontation with the potential to weaken the democracy movement for years to come — or inject it with new energy and purpose. The embezzlement case against Alexei Navalny , the 36-year-old lawyer who won a following as an anti-corruption blogger and became a hero of last year's street protests, is widely considered a test of how harshly President Vladimir Putin intends to...
March 17, 2013 |
A colleague of the late conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart is asking a federal appeals court to throw out a defamation case brought against him by former government employee Shirley Sherrod, saying the lawsuit violates the blogger's right to freedom of speech. Sherrod was ousted from her job as an Agriculture Department rural-development official in 2010 after Breitbart posted an edited video of Sherrod, who is black, supposedly making racist remarks. She sued Breitbart, his employee Larry...