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The First Time Our Favorite Magical Creatures Appeared in Fantasy Novels and Legends

Meira Bienstock | Posted 07.09.2014 | Books
Meira Bienstock

The language and characters intertwined with the fantasy world we have imagined has come as second nature for those of us who read stories of magic. Listed below are the magical creatures and the first time they made an appearance in literature.

Wizards Star Suspended For Head-Butt

AP | Posted 04.26.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington Wizards forward Nene has been suspended by the NBA for Game 4 of the team's first-round series against the Chicago Bulls ...

Wizards Star Ejected After Scuffle

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 04.26.2014 | Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jostling and jawing in the fourth quarter, Washington's Nene and Chicago's Jimmy Butler stood toe-to-toe, so close that their fore...

NBA Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

Zach Wasser | Posted 06.19.2014 | Sports
Zach Wasser

With the Pacers in rapid decline and the Heat sliding not far behind, anything seems possible. Check that: almost anything (sorry, Charlotte). With hopes of early upsets, here are my picks for the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

NBA Player Wants Fighting Allowed

Posted 03.11.2014 | Sports

If Wizards center Marcin Gortat had his way, the NBA would be a little more like the NHL. In an interview with Kyle Weidie of ESPN's Truehoop, the 6'1...

WATCH: John Wall's Unreal Circus Shot

Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

John Wall had his back to the basket after a hard foul from Chicago's Mike Dunleavy Jr., but it didn't matter. The Wizards point guard absorbed the hi...

WATCH: Wall SWATS Shumpert's Layup Attempt Into Stands

Posted 11.24.2013 | Sports

John Wall put an exclamation point on the Wizards' win over the Knicks on Saturday night in the final minute, charging in from behind and swatting Ima...

Dirk Climbs All-Time Scoring List

AP | SCHUYLER DIXON | Posted 11.13.2013 | Sports

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki passed Jerry West on the NBA scoring list from a familiar spot: behind the 3-point line. Nowitzki had 19 points, includ...

My Visit With the Lord of the Startups: Y Combinator's Paul Graham

Ondi Timoner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ondi Timoner

After filming so many successful graduates of the world-famous preparatory academy for entrepreneurs, Y Combinator, for A TOTAL DISRUPTION, I was inspired to journey up the river and find their leader.

The Faithful Shopper: Happy Halloween

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.14.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's that time of year again, when ghouls and goblins, witches and wizards and more than one superhero walk our streets - fill in your own joke. Yes, ...

Wizards May Consider Porter With No. 3 Pick

AP | DAVID GINSBURG | Posted 08.27.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — After scanning the globe for talent and hosting workouts for dozens of players from around the country, the Washington Wizards cou...

Wiz, Celtics Make A Deal

AP | By JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 04.23.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jordan Crawford got so disgruntled that the Washington Wizards traded him away for a pair of expiring contracts. Th...

Chechen Strongman Pledges Crackdown on Wizards

AP | MAX SEDDON | Posted 02.11.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- Sorcerers, psychics, and faith healers may be on the way out in Chechnya, where the leader of the mountainous, overwhelmingly Muslim region ...

WATCH: 'Leapfrog Block,' Crossover Highlight Wall-Smith Battle

Posted 01.15.2013 | Sports

John Wall and Ish Smith had quite the battle on Monday night. Oh by the way, John Wall is back. Early in the second quarter, Wall nearly got the b...

Movie Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.06.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Hobbit entranced me in a way that made me forget about the technology and just plug into the movie itself. By the end, I wasn't even resenting the clunky 3D glasses.

Spurs Drop Wizards To 0-12

AP | Posted 11.26.2012 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- Boris Diaw scored 16 points, Tiago Splitter had 15 points and 12 rebounds and Tony Parker added 15 to help the San Antonio Spurs won the...

Winless Wizards Reach Franchise Low

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 01.19.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON — After his Washington Wizards, the only winless team in the NBA, dropped to a franchise-worst 0-9, coach Randy Wittman sat down for ...

Mavs Beat Wizards With Help From Kaman

AP | STEPHEN HAWKINS | Posted 11.15.2012 | Sports

DALLAS -- Chris Kaman scored 23 points and had eight rebounds in only his second start for Dallas, and the Mavericks held on for a 107-101 victory ove...

Ted Alexandro's Take On Harry Potter (JOKE)

Posted 11.07.2012 | MarloThomas

Ted Alexandro: J.K. Rowling announced that the character Dumbledore is gay. Some people were outraged — couldn’t believe it. Really? You can...

John Wall Suffers 'Minor Setback'

Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards point guard John Wall called his upcoming absence because of a left knee injury "a minor setback." Team preside...

Hornets Begin Rebuilding With Trade

AP | BRETT MARTEL | Posted 08.20.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Hornets traded forward Trevor Ariza and center Emeka Okafor to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday for forward Ra...

2012 NBA Draft Order

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.30.2012 | Sports

ThursdayAt The Prudential CenterNewark, N.J.First Round 1. New Orleans 2. Charlotte 3. Wa...

Keep Hating on Washington, D.C. We've Got Things to Root For.

Ben Zweifach | Posted 06.26.2012 | DC
Ben Zweifach

As long as we can't turn on cable news without hearing our president, our representatives (if we had any) or our neighbor-who's-also-a-pundit crap on Washington, it's nice to have something to change the channel to. There hasn't been a brighter day for a D.C. sports fan in many administrations.

Knicks Humiliate Wizards

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 04.13.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Baron Davis scored a season-high 18 points on his 33rd birthday, JR Smith had 23, and the New York Knicks surged into a tie for seventh pl...

The Hunger Games and the Death of Winner-Take-All Capitalism

Russell C. Smith | Posted 06.03.2012 | Books
Russell C. Smith

In the same way Orwell wrote about 1948 and titled his novel 1984, one can ask whether The Hunger Games is a reflection of our current world or a warning of horrific things to come.