Week 1234: It’s incontestable
Four weeks from now, the Empress will have just placed her dainty imperial toe back on our glittering shores. Which means that for the first time since January 2002, almost 800 contests ago — back during the late reign of her predecessor, the Czar — the Invitational will skip two contests in a row. Seismologists are standing by to measure the effect of this event, er, unevent. Anyway, in midJuly we’ll run more inkworthy entries from previous contests. Meanwhile, the Style Invitational Devotees group on Facebook — with no contest to obsess over — will presumably head full force into writing immediate postgame limericks about the Nationals’ bullpen.
THE STYLE CONVERSATIONAL This week, the Empress’s online column features an entry for Week 1230 that’s a great read but a little too long for the Invite. Check it out at wapo.st/styleconv.