Charles Lane

03/26/2015 - 8:39pm

    Today's lesson in How Washington Really Works begins with a look at one of the red-white-and-blue Metro buses rolling around downtown.

    Ignore the commuters inside, at least the ones going to work on Capitol Hill or the White House, where,...

10/30/2014 - 2:04pm

    LoDo Wellness Center, which calls itself the largest marijuana dispensary in the trendy Lower Downtown ("LoDo") area, is a mellow place, decorated with Oriental rugs, sofas and statues of Buddha.

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10/23/2014 - 2:28pm

    The story is told of three professors - a chemist, a physicist and an economist - who find themselves shipwrecked with a large supply of canned food but no way to open the cans. The chemist proposes a solvent made from native plant oils. The physicist...

10/16/2014 - 1:38pm

    It's hard to believe, in the wake of this week's Supreme Court refusal to review federal court rulings in favor of gay marriage, but some gay-marriage backers once took a dim view of federal constitutional lawsuits meant to advance the cause....

10/09/2014 - 3:05pm

    No power couple cut a wider social swath in post-Civil War Washington than President Ulysses S. Grant's attorney general, George H. Williams, and his wife, Kate.

    Then Kate Williams'...

10/02/2014 - 4:12pm

    No film more deftly portrays college-age ennui than Mike Nichols' classic 1967 movie, "The Graduate."

    "What are you doing?" Benjamin Braddock's father demands of his...

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