Off the 8s: My life as a pirate (Photos)

WTOP anchor Michelle Murillo moonlights as a historical reenactor when she's not working at the Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center. This is her story.

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 09:09pm EDT

How Google is about to change your life

Google's big annual developer event starts Wednesday, and it will affect products that app and software makers invent. Here's a roundup of what to expect.

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 06:48am EDT

From Russia with love: Journey to citizenship takes 20 years

Sarah's long and winding road to citizenship began 20 years ago, when she was adopted by an American journalist traveling in Kazakhstan.

Friday - 06/20/2014, 09:30am EDT

Pet insurance an exercise in love and responsibility

Insurance often comes down to legal requirements and financial hits. We have to insure our cars and we insure our health because, without it, bankruptcy could be reality when faced with a major illness. But what about that furry face that greets your every morning and curls up with you at night?

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 12:27pm EDT

Off the 8s: WTOP staffer recounts 'Bachelor' audition

Love is hard to find in the big city. Sometimes you have to think big. WTOP staffer Chris Cichon writes about his audition for "The Bachelor."

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 05:27am EDT

Off the 8's: Achieving balance on the trapeze

While most young adults settle in to watch a movie, meet friends for a drink or have dinner at a local restaurant after work, WTOP Editor Samantha Loss spends her evenings hanging upside-down.

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 10:41am EDT

Off the 8's: Unplugging is hard to do

Mike Moss tried to stay away from his Apple products for a whole day. Did he make it?

Monday - 03/10/2014, 06:45am EDT

Off the 8's: When tragedy strikes home

I found a variation of that famous line from "The Godfather: Part II" repeatedly escape my lips Saturday when I heard about the shooting at the Columbia mall.

Monday - 01/27/2014, 05:26pm EST

Beyond the 8's: WTOP's Man About Town hangs up his tux, retires

Bob Madigan reflects on his experiences during his past 20 years at WTOP.

Wednesday - 01/01/2014, 08:40am EST
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Off the 8's: A New Year's resolution that doesn't involve sweating

It doesn't take much to get motivated. But it does take a lot to stay that way.

Tuesday - 12/31/2013, 10:33am EST

Off the 8's: The Grinch who worked on Christmas

Not everyone is drinking out of a giant cup of Christmas cheer this year. But before you go hounding "the grinches," stop and think about why people might be low on spirit.

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 09:11am EST

Off the 8's: Grateful for grandparents

WTOP's Debra Feinstein reflects on the memories of her grandparents around the holiday season.

Friday - 12/13/2013, 10:36am EST

Off the 8's: Watching dad deliver the news the president had been killed

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.

Friday - 11/22/2013, 01:16pm EST
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Off the 8's: Completing the circle, a 'marathon for the soul'

We may share a name, but I have to admit I never felt any real connection to Paula Abdul. That is, until now.

Friday - 11/08/2013, 10:24am EST

All dressed up and heavily sweating: A Halloween story

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.

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 01:50pm EDT
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Off the 8s: Driving far for a good cause

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?

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 08:56am EDT

Off the 8's: Memories of the Boston Marathon

There will always be a Boston Marathon. By the Lord's grace, I'll get back there and have a wicked good time.

Sunday - 04/21/2013, 09:52am EDT

Off the 8s: Returning to running

I've been in a serious on-and-off-again relationship for 12 years. It's complicated.

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 09:19am EDT

Army: Recruiter's marriage was already under investigation

Investigators are reaching out to young women who might have interacted with Army Staff Sgt. Adam Anthony Arndt.

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 05:46pm EDT

The Boogeyman: An American nightmare, a D.C. native

"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.

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 01:31pm EDT
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