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Memorial Day Reading List

By Short Takes May 22, 2015

It’s easy to forget, amid all the cookouts and trips to the beach, that Memorial Day was created to remember the men and women who have died in military service. In honor of the holiday, we’ve gathered a few outstanding … Read more

Pearls before Breakfast, Reprised

By Short Takes September 30, 2014

Almost anyone who loves narrative journalism or music or social experiments or who simply believes that children are wiser than adults knows the Gene Weingarten story “Pearls Before Breakfast.” In this Washington Post magazine piece, which won the 2008 … Read more