Off the 8's
Fifty years after President Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Americans are remembering where they were when they learned he had been assassinated. WTOP'S Kate Ryan and her family learned from their dad, who was one of three men anchoring NBC New's live coverage during that long, terrible weekend.
We may share a name, but I have to admit I never felt any real connection to Paula Abdul. That is, until now.
Dressing up as a kid for Halloween was fun, but in college, costumes got awkward. Now, this WTOP editor is on a mission to stop the fuss.
Most of us drive a car because we have to get to work or run errands. We sit in traffic, honk and complain about how bad the other driver is. But what about driving for fun -- experiencing the thrill of taking a back road or just stopping to see something you've never seen before?
There will always be a Boston Marathon. By the Lord's grace, I'll get back there and have a wicked good time.
I've been in a serious on-and-off-again relationship for 12 years. It's complicated.
Investigators are reaching out to young women who might have interacted with Army Staff Sgt. Adam Anthony Arndt.
"Watch out for the Boogeyman!" It's a phrase commonly used in horror films and taunting childhood games. But the real Boogeyman has local ties.
The four were 18 and 19. All graduated from Kent Island High School.
A radio reporter and anchor who drives a car with a rich history, but no radio.
WTOP editor Mike Jakaitis thought he was being nice by donating blood. The gesture ended up saving his life.
After 22 winters in Michigan, a little snow in Washington isn't going to faze me.
Usually, siblings meet each other on a birthday. Sometimes they meet at baggage claim.
Shunned by their classmates, the only black girl and a white girl known for wetting her pants were left no choice but to be partners. Had they spoken to each other, the 5 year olds may have discovered their worlds weren't so different.
WTOP's Heather Brady spent a few hours dancing in a corset at a Victorian Ball. A few hours was more than enough.
Door knobs, door handles and metal levers. Who knew "Starry Night" could be recreated with hardware supplies?
Editor's Note: Off the 8's is a new WTOP Living feature, in which staff inside Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center share stories from their lives when they're off the clock. The series kicks off with WTOP anchor Hillary Howard.
WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley describes Oscar's visit to the Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center.