Below the Beltway / Entertainment

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 ...

Way Off Base

WASHINGTON -- The guy standing at home plate, pawing the dirt, ready to break for first base, was a professional baseball player, a handsome man so fleet of foot he leads his team in stolen bases. At first was a man with a glove. The guy with the ...

Snooting Our Own Horn

WASHINGTON -- Dear Movoto Real Estate website:

I was disappointed to learn that you have ranked Washington, D.C., as the second snobbiest city in America, behind only San Francisco. As a Washington resident, I find this extremely offensive. We•...

Going Native

WASHINGTON -- My finest hour as a journalist may have come one day about 25 years ago, when I was the editor of Tropic, the Miami Herald's Sunday magazine. This was when newspaper revenue had just begun to decline, which meant that the advertising...

The Ol' Bull Game

WASHINGTON -- As Americas foremost connoisseur of the misuse of the English language, I get sad around this time of the year. Thats because the baseball season is almost over.

Baseball plays itself to physical and emotional exhaustion, with games...