August 22, 2013 |
Carlos Lozada is Outlook editor of The Washington Post. He most recently reviewed " This Town . " Follow him on Twitter: @carloslozadaWP . Confession No. 1: I edit with a tweet in mind. In 14 years as a newspaper and magazine editor, I've collected editing phobias, habits and tricks, even a list of forbidden phrases . Recently, I've added one more: When I'm editing an essay or opinion piece, I try to make sure the final version includes some memorable lines that I imagine...
July 30, 2013 |
A District man was ordered held in the D.C. jail Tuesday after prosecutors said he confessed to stabbing his pregnant girlfriend to death in a Southeast Washington alley. Several family members of Julissa Washington, 22, rushed out of the courtroom in D.C. Superior Court in tears as Washington's boyfriend, Stefon Kirkpatrick, 23, was ushered in for his arraignment on charges of second-degree murder. According to court documents, police were called about 10:20 a.m. Monday to an...
June 19, 2013 |
DEAR AMY: I live in a small community. Several years ago, a man told my father-in-law that he had been told by a woman who was dying that she was the birth mother of a man who lived in town until he passed away (quite young). He was adopted by a local family as a baby. The man who told my father-in-law was now dying himself and felt he needed to tell someone. My father-in-law then, on his deathbed, told my husband the story. My husband doesn't know what to do with it. We both know two women in town who...
May 1, 2013 |
Last month, tough-guy sports journalist Buzz Bissinger revealed himself to be not just a clotheshorse, but a clotheshorse's ass. In an article in GQ , Bissinger — bestselling author of " Friday Night Lights " — confessed to being a shopaholic who had spent about a half-million dollars on duds in the past three years alone. He owns 81 leather jackets, 75 pairs of boots, 41 pairs of leather pants, including one that costs more than $5,000. First, I laughed derisively, then I...
April 29, 2013 |
DERBY, Conn. — The Rev. Janusz Kukulka can't say for sure that his parishioners are sinning more, but they sure are lining up at the new confessional booth to tell him about it. For years, Kukulka, was content with absolving sins in a private room marked by an exit sign to the right of the altar St. Mary the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. But something happened during Lent this year. For the first time, Kukulka really noticed the two confessionals missing from the rear of his church.
April 22, 2013 |
Established in Miranda v. Arizona 47 years ago, the you-have-the-right-to-remain-silent litany has "become part of our national culture," as the Supreme Court noted in a 2000 ruling that reaffirmed Miranda . My favorite example: In the 1987 film "Robocop," the eponymous cyborg hero grabs a murderer by the lapels, growls, "You have the right to an attorney" — and hurls the creep through a plate-glass window. Today, the issue is how, or whether, to apply Miranda to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the...