Below the Beltway / Entertainment

Gene Sort of Rambles Down Memory Lane

WASHINGTON -- In 1979, I changed careers. I had been a writer, but I decided to become an editor. The reason was that there was a woman with whom I wanted to have frequent sexual congress, but she lived in New York and I lived in Michigan. The ...

Gene's Strange ATM Dance

WASHINGTON -- Dear Citibank:

If you watched my behavior at one of your ATMs, youd think you were looking at a crazy man, which, in a sense, you are. I dip my card, enter my password, and then turn my head away from the screen, squinting at it out...

A Waist is a Terrible Thing to Mind

WASHINGTON -- My funny feminist friend Gina Barreca just alerted me to a new study in the prestigious British Medical Journal concluding that postmenopausal women whose skirt sizes have increased by just a single size every 10 years have a ...

Cant Get No SATisfaction

Gene Weingarten is on vacation. This column originally ran in 2003.

WASHINGTON -- I did well on my SATs. How well, you want to know? Well, Im not going to tell you. Im not going to tell you because then you will accuse me of being the sort...

The Modern Game of Telephone

WASHINGTON -- One morning a few weeks ago, I glanced at a newspaper and noticed the date, which took me by surprise. Immediately, I sent a text to my editor, Tom the Butcher, and because I now have the most modern of smartphones, I did it the ...