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Achenblog: October 15, 2006 - October 21, 2006

Weingarten on Trudeau, and a Rough Draft

Here's Gene's cover story on Trudeau. Aspiring writers should admire the structure and rhythm of the first paragraph: IN THE BANQUET ROOM WERE MEN WHO WERE BLIND, men with burns, men with gouges, men missing an arm, men missing...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 21, 2006; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The RoVa Storm

Yesterday a very short satirical article, produced by members of the Style Section, set off a furor. It was about NoVa vs. RoVa -- Northern Virginia vs. the Rest of Virginia. Research shows that NoVa is much more liberal...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 19, 2006; 9:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (386)
 
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The Project Runway Finale!

The eyes of America and much of the world will be turned tonight to the dramatic finale of Project Runway, on Bravo. This brass-knuckles clothing-design competition is the latest evidence that activities once derided as mundane can be transformed...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 18, 2006; 9:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Snacks For Thought

Some blogs provide food for thought. Due to time and money constraints we offer merely snacks for thought. You must supply your own beverage. Science Dept.: You always hear people say, "For three billion years, prior to the Cambrian,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 17, 2006; 6:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (264)
 
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Fearless Arianna

[My column in the Sunday mag. Check out Richard's great illustration.] Newsweek recently ran a cover story titled "20 Powerful Women on How to Take Charge." These are bold, butt-stompin' women who do all the things men do, like run...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 15, 2006; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (296)
 
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