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Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Erdem’s feminine designs highlight the changing style of Washington

By Cara Kelly  |  03:49 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 02/14/2014

WATCH: Style advice from Michael Kors

The designer shares his fashion wisdom on everything from workplace style to Oscars red carpet predictions.

By Marie Elizabeth Oliver  |  03:53 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion, New York Fashion Week

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 01/24/2014

A programmer made a plug-in to tone down Upworthy-style headlines. What happened next will restore your faith in the Internet.

“Downworthy” automatically edits hyperbolic headlines to make them more literal

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:15 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 08/05/2013

Where the wild things are

A new exhibit at the New York Public Library takes us through the magic of children's books.

By Ron Charles  |  08:58 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 08/04/2013

TV critics honor 'Breaking Bad,' 'Orphan Black,' 'The Americans'

At annual TV press tour, honors also go to "Louie," "The Central Park Five," "Game of Thrones" and more.

By Hank Stuever  |  01:00 AM ET, 08/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 08/02/2013

Missing #Lollapalooza? Watch live video and social media updates here

Watch live video and curation of the best of social media to combat your festival blues.

By Cara Kelly  |  02:48 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music, MusicFest

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 08/02/2013

Ellen DeGeneres to host the Oscars

The comedian will host for the second time -- she last took the stage in 2007.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:18 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, TV

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 08/02/2013

Fox confirms Cory Monteith tribute on 'Glee'; Darren Criss addresses death of his co-star

The third episode of the season will deal with Monteith's death.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:55 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 08/01/2013

H&M launches e-commerce site in U.S., but is that good news?

But is the online availability a good thing?

By Cara Kelly  |  01:35 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 08/01/2013

Once again, J.K. Rowling tops hardback and paperback bestseller lists

The author of 'Harry Potter' is back with the No. 1 paperback and the No. 1 hardback.

By Ron Charles  |  11:00 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 08/01/2013

Goodbye, again, Rob Lowe: Actor to leave 'Parks and Recreation'

This isn't new territory for Lowe, who has left two long-running shows in the middle of the run.

By Emily Yahr  |  07:02 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Arsenio Hall talks return to late-night TV

How will the world of Twitter and Google transform his new show?

By Emily Yahr  |  01:03 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 07/31/2013

Indie bookstore owners throw the book at President Obama

His speech at an Amazon fulfillment center angers the American Booksellers Association

By Ron Charles  |  08:40 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Five facts about Robin Thicke before 'Blurred Lines'

The singer has had a decade-long career before his summer hit.

By Veronica Toney  |  11:46 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 07/30/2013

'Under the Dome' renewed, 'Good Wife' writers grateful for Anthony Weiner: Critic's Notebook

It was CBS and Showtime day at the TV press tour.

By Hank Stuever  |  10:53 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 07/30/2013

In search of the elusive mid-priced bookcase

What to do when cheap bookcases look cheap and expensive ones are out of reach.

By Ron Charles  |  09:16 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Backstreet Boys, "In A World Like This": It's trending, but is it good?

It's trending. But is it any good?

By Chris Richards  |  06:03 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 10:02 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Vince Gill and Paul Franklin, GEMS, R.L. Grime: Critic's Notebook

Country star Gill pays tribute to the Bakersfield sound; plus new tunes from a D.C. duo and a top trap producer

By Chris Richards  |  10:02 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook, Music

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 07/26/2013

WATCH: George Zimmerman juror B-29 on 'GMA,' Edward Snowden's dad on 'Today'

Both morning shows had big gets on Friday morning.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:48 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 07/26/2013

'Gone Girl' completes 52 weeks on The Washington Post bestseller list

What's the secret to the success of Gillian Flynn's mystery?

By Ron Charles  |  08:33 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Prince Harry will make sure Prince George 'has fun'

The new uncle told reporters he will make sure to keep his nephew out of harm's way and ensure he has fun.

By Cara Kelly  |  04:58 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Royal Baby

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 07/25/2013

#TBT: On 'Project Runway,' Zac Posen is no Michael Kors

A look back at the best quotes from famed designer judge.

By Cara Kelly  |  03:20 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 07/25/2013

10 Books to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act

Here are books that portray people with special needs sensitively, respectfully and -- most important -- realistically

By Ron Charles  |  03:03 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Human Rights Campaign urges NBC's Olympic broadcasts to expose Russia's anti-gay laws

A few weeks ago, a law passed in Russia banning " "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations,"

By Emily Yahr  |  02:30 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 07/25/2013

WATCH: 'SNL' loses another big name as Jason Sudeikis confirms departure

During an interview with David Letterman, Jason Sudeikis took the opportunity to say he was truly done with 'SNL.'

By Emily Yahr  |  10:24 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Keith Olbermann will indeed be allowed to talk about politics on new ESPN show

Olbermann shot down a report that said his new nightly ESPN show will be devoid of any talk about politics.

By Hank Stuever  |  06:05 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Memories of Princess Diana surface as Kate, Will prepare to leave the hospital

The late-princess' sensibilities will likely have a big impact on Prince William and Catherine's parenting style.

By Cara Kelly  |  02:49 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Royal Baby

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Carolyn Hax's top advice for new parents, like Prince William and Kate Middleton

A new baby comes with lots of questions. Advice columnist Carolyn Hax has offered lots of advice for new parents and family members over the years. Here are some of her top tips.

By Style Blog  |  02:48 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Royal Baby

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 07/19/2013

Sweatiquette, or how I learned to survive the D.C. heat

By Robin Givhan  |  08:15 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 07/16/2013

The tabloids' royal baby impatience

Well, the tabloids certainly thought the royal baby would have made an appearance by now.

By Style Blog  |  04:12 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Royal Baby

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 07/12/2013

What's your NSA avoidance style?

Choose options from a flowchart to find your perfect solution for NSA avoidance.

By Masuma Ahuja and Lindsey Cook  |  03:17 PM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 05/17/2013

'SNL,' 'House of Cards' costume designer on Zoe Barnes' hoodie and D.C. style

The experienced designer talks about his long run with the sketch comedy show, Zoe Barnes' hoodies and styling for Washington.

By Cara Kelly  |  02:54 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion, TV

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 05/03/2013

Steve Madden on wedge sneakers, Betsey Johnson and DC style

We caught up with the shoe designer before his upcoming event at Tysons

By Cara Kelly  |  06:13 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 04/18/2013

Trend Report: Scents-ibility

While sniffing out spring's newest scents and comparing notes with colleagues, we were reminded of the power of fragrance to conjure the past or project an image.

By Janet Bennett Kelly  |  04:24 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 08:33 PM ET, 03/28/2013

'Scandal' costume designer on Olivia Pope's style

Costume designer Lyn Paolo talks about her strategy for dressing "Scandal" star, Kerry Washington.

By Cara Kelly  |  08:33 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion, tv

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 03/14/2013

Trend Report: Study time

Fashion and beauty titles

By Janet Bennett Kelly  |  08:02 AM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 02/15/2013

Trend Report: Work it! Style at the office

Work it! Style at the office

By Janet Bennett Kelly  |  10:23 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 02/12/2013

AARP launches new book blog

Tens of millions of "mature" readers can't be wrong.

By Ron Charles  |  01:20 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Trend Report: Snake charmers

The lowly reptile is enjoying a high-fashion profile

By Janet Bennett Kelly  |  01:18 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/14/2013

The 2013 Golden Globes: A GIF re-creation

Aziz Ansari’s new groove, drunken Glenn Close and a very unimpressed Taylor Swift.

By Cara Kelly and Fahima Haque  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/12/2013

Miss America Pageant elevates two new platforms

Contestants share personal stories, raising awareness about autism and breast cancer.

By Cara Kelly  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 12/14/2012

Why ‘One Pound Fish’ is no ‘Gangnam Style’

The Internet has decided to anoint its next silly video star.

By Maura Judkis  |  07:30 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/19/2012

Bikini Kill in D.C.: Memories from Kathleen Hanna, Kathi Wilcox, Ian MacKaye, Jenny Toomey and Ian Svenonius

By Chris Richards  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/17/2012

‘Binders Full of Women’ Romney quip goes viral

Romney’s awkwardly-stated debate response set off a huge reaction on Twitter and Tumblr.

By Maura Judkis and Michael Cavna  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  culture

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/06/2012

Virgin Mobile Free Fest takes over Merriweather Post Pavilion

The day-long festival includes Skrillex, Jack White and others

By Chris Richards  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 09/27/2012

‘Casual Vacancy’ sales, so far, are casual

Booksellers do not expect it to sell as well as “Harry Potter’ novels.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:30 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 09/26/2012

‘Gangnam Style’: Beating a dead (invisible) horse (dance)

Witness the evolution of a meme as “Gangnam Style” goes from funny to annoying to “UGH, NOT AGAIN.”

By Maura Judkis  |  04:05 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music, culture

Posted at 07:08 PM ET, 09/17/2012

‘Dance Where You are Day’: How to celebrate

Tuesday is “Dance Where You Are Day,” part of an online fundraising campaign for the forthcoming documentary “Seriously! A Movie About Play.”

By Emily Wax  |  07:08 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Backstage Zac Posen: How to get the beauty look

Freshly died hair and natural faces dominated the runway at Zac Posen.

By Cara Kelly  |  06:41 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Miss World Pageant: What in the world is it?

The pageant doesn’t get the publicity of the Miss Universe competition — but it’s taken a little more seriously.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:58 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  culture

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 07/02/2012

Books hitting the bestseller lists this week include Maraniss's “Barack Obama,” a zany new novel from Janet Evanovich and a memoir that is also the first book in the Oprah Book Club 2.0

Just what the Metro area is reading.

By Christopher Schoppa  |  09:17 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arts Post | Tags:  books; authors; reading

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 06/27/2012

Flaming Lips aim for Guinness Book — and more from the world of pop music

Updates from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  05:00 AM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Alan Furst’s new WWII thriller, Glenn Beck’s latest crusade and Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne all pop up on this week’s bestseller lists ...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  08:38 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arts Post | Tags:  books; authors; publishing

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Bestselling books this time around include Joan Rivers, Anita Blake (vampire hunter) and proud son Mark Shriver

By Christopher Schoppa  |  08:47 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arts Post | Tags:  books; authors; readings; publishing

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 06/16/2012

Father’s Day: A war photographer finds inner peace with the birth of his son, but also suffers heartache with his father’s fight with cancer

After his son Atlas was born, Chris Anderson’s world changed. In a “not dodging bullets anymore” kind of way.

By May-Ying Lam  |  06:40 PM ET, 06/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 06/16/2012

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Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Bestselling books this weekend include the First Lady, an adrenaline rush with Clive Cussler and the Battle of Shiloh

By Christopher Schoppa  |  08:50 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arts Post | Tags:  books; authors; reading

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 06/03/2012

Book World bestsellers — June 3, 2012

By Christopher Schoppa  |  02:10 PM ET, 06/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arts Post | Tags:  books; authors

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/03/2012

Miss USA 2012: Tough questions for beauty queens

Will any contestant be stumped by this year’s crowd-sourced interview competition?

By Maura Judkis  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  culture

Posted at 06:26 AM ET, 06/03/2012

2012 Post Hunt: 5 things you need to know

Join the game today in downtown D.C.

By Amanda McGrath  |  06:26 AM ET, 06/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Another wedding? Ugg!

From ‘bridal Uggs’ to ‘wedding fatigue,” signs of the season for matrimony are on full — and excessive — display.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:22 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fashion

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Henry Crumpton’s CIA and Edward Klein on Obama join the nonfiction bestsellers, while John Sandford’s latest thriller tops the fiction chart

By Christopher Schoppa  |  12:30 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arts Post | Tags:  books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/25/2012

Eurovision: The funniest videos, and a D.C. watch party

What makes a good Eurovision entry? High camp.

By Maura Judkis  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Cannes fashion: Diane Kruger, Freida Pinto stealing the spotlight

Diane Kruger, Freida Pinto and Jessica Chastain are among standouts at annual film festival.

By Cara Kelly  |  06:08 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Cannes Film Festival: Christopher Dodd extends MPAA’s reach

Dodd throwing a reception Sunday afternoon that marked the MPAA’s first such soiree in twenty years.

By  |  05:51 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  film

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Robin Gibb dies: Remembering the Bee Gees singer through the Post archives

Disco lost a second superstar on Sunday, May 20.

By Chris Richards  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 05/20/2012

Stephen Colbert tops nonfiction bestsellers, while a trio of literary fiction — Hilary Mantel, John Irving & Toni Morrison — hit the fiction list

By Christopher Schoppa  |  12:18 PM ET, 05/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arts Post | Tags:  books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/17/2012

Chuck Brown dies: Remembering the ‘Godfather of Go-Go’ through The Post archives

Four must-read articles about the “Godfather of Go-Go” from The Washington Post archives.

By David Malitz  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/16/2012

‘Casablanca’ to screen for free on Facebook Wednesday

Fans will be able to comment as they watch the classic film.

By Maura Judkis  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  film

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/16/2012

In Mildred Holt, 105, Johnny Carson met his match

Drinking a highball and wearing pearls, my great-grandmother tickled “Tonight Show” host in 1987, becoming his oldest guest ever.

By Sarah Kaufman  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Martin Sullivan steps down as Portrait Gallery director

Martin Sullivan, director of the National Portrait Gallery since 2008, announced Monday that he is stepping down at the end of the month. He will become a senior scholar at the Smithsonian.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  03:00 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martin E. Sullivan, National Portrait Gallery, resignation of Portrait Gallery director

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Madeleine Albright’s childhood and Martha Stewart’s best recipes top the bestseller list

BOOK WORLD reports ...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  05:16 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arts Post

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Joy M. Kiser on ‘America’s Other Audubon’

Audubon focused on birds. Genevieve Jones focused on bird nests. A new book captures her remarkable lithographs.

By John Pancake  |  05:26 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Costume Institute Gala: Why the Met steps are the greatest red carpet

This year at the annual Costume Institue Gala, you’ll be able to see the “Oscars of the East” arrivals live.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:26 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fashion

Posted at 11:27 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Kentucky Derby: How to pick a perfect hat

The most exciting two minutes in sports call for a creative chapeau — but how will you choose yours?

By Maura Judkis  |  11:27 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 04/29/2012

The Bloggess, the Gilt gals, and the erotic “Fifty Shades” rule the rankings (Bestsellers of the week)

“Fifty Shades” triology sweeps into top three spots

By Christopher Schoppa  |  06:35 PM ET, 04/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arts Post

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Sweetlife Festival live video

The Shins, Kid Cudi, A$AP Rocky and more than a dozen others are scheduled to perform.

By Joe Heim  |  07:00 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/27/2012

Stream the Sweetlife Festival on Saturday, here on the Style Blog

Watch sets by Avicii, Kid Cudi, the Shins, fun., A$AP Rocky and more.

By Chris Richards  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chris Richards, Music | Tags:  music

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 04/24/2012

District’s progressive architecture trend continues

By Philip Kennicott  |  08:00 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  architecture

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/23/2012

Brad Meltzer’s inspiring lives; John Grisham and baseball; a Secret Service agent’s Kennedy detail

Grisham’s latest (non-thriller) novel nabs the top spot in new fiction.

By Christopher Schoppa  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arts Post

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Pulitzer Prize winning subject Scott Ostrom reflects on the pain that led to prize

Denver Post photojournalist Craig Walker was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his photo essay about the Iraq War veteran coping with PTSD.

By May-Ying Lam  |  07:55 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Dick Clark’s ‘American Bandstand’ legacy lives on — in Philadelphia

A new show on public television in Philadelphia is a direct descendant of Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand”

By Chris Richards  |  05:55 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 04/16/2012

New book fare: Mary Higgins Clark (& daughter), Van Jones, the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

Book World reports ...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  08:41 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arts Post

Posted at 10:55 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Must reads: Coaching Tiger Woods, Rachel Maddow, ‘Weeknights with Giada’

The Washington area decides ...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  10:55 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arts Post | Tags:  books

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Haggadah, dragons and creativity: most read books of the week

A look at what the Washington area is reading, from creativity and dragons to The Pioneer Woman.

By Christopher Schoppa  |  08:29 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arts Post

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/01/2012

April Fool’s Day: The history of pranks (Video)

Why do we prank our friends each April 1?

By Maura Judkis  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  culture

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Peeps: Eat them, craft them ... kill them?

As we countdown to the 2012 Peeps Diorama Contest, a look at some of the other sugary creativity on the web.

By Amanda McGrath  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/25/2012

Host a ‘Mad Men’-worthy cocktail hour

In honor of the premiere of Season 5, organize a cocktail hour that would make Betty and Trudy proud.

By Melissa Bell and Cara Kelly  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/24/2012

Cherry blossom origami: How to make paper flowers like the ones on our Magazine cover

How to create the paper blossoms featured on the cover of The Washington Post Magazine.

By Elizabeth Chang  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Amelia Earhart will be focus of year-long exhibition at Portrait Gallery

“One Life: Amelia Earhart,” a recognition of the life and career of the famed aviation pioneer, will open at the National Portrait Gallery on June 29, the museum announced today.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amelia Earhart, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Martin Sullivan

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 03/15/2012

National Gallery of Art opens collections online

The National Gallery of Art has developed a new online resource called NGA Images that allows anybody to download more than 20,000 images.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  07:00 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Musuem, National Gallery of Art NGA Images

Posted at 07:34 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Fake Twitter: The parody accounts to lighten up your news stream

Twitter allows untruths and parody to flourish with fake accounts, created by anonymous comedians who crack jokes behind the guise of a famous name.

By Caitlin Moore  |  07:34 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/01/2012

Date Lab: Vote on this week’s couple

Hanna and Philip seem like a match on paper. But will that translate to real-life love?

By Amanda McGrath  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  relationships, dating, love

Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Leap Day: When women are ‘allowed’ to propose

An antiquated tradition encourages women to propose to men on Feb. 29.

By Maura Judkis  |  07:09 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/24/2012

Peeps contest: A last-minute cheat sheet for Peepcrastinators

Last-minute tips for Peepcrastinators thinking about entering our annual Peeps Diorama Contest.

By Katherine Boyle  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  peeps

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Got a gripe? Submit a rant

Tell us what makes you peeved about arts and culture, and we may run it in this blog.

By Maura Judkis  |  07:30 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Date Lab: Will this week’s couple hit it off? Vote now.

Get a sneak peek at this week’s Date Lab couple, and tell us whether you think they will hit it off.

By Amanda McGrath  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 02/22/2012

National Museum of African American History and Culture groundbreaking

President Obama and former first lady Laura Bush were among the speakers at the ceremony.

By Jacqueline Trescott and Maura Judkis  |  12:55 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Get a custom song based on your social media profiles

The band Riot !n Paris will customize a song for you if you give them permission to track your social media presence.

By Maura Judkis  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/15/2012

Valentine’s Day weddings: Making cupid proud at the courthouse

A dozen couples get hitched, sans pomp and circumstance, on Valentine’s Day.

By Ellen McCarthy  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arts Post | Tags:  relationships, weddings, valentines day

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Not an Oscar but Clint Eastwood to receive Smithsonian Bicentennial Medal

Clint Eastwood, who has a fistful of Oscars and a Kennedy Center Honor, will be given the Smithsonian Bicentennial Medal in Washington on Feb. 1. The ceremony is part of the opening of the Warner Bros. Theater at the National Museum of American History.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Smithsonian lists largest donors in 2011

The Smithsonian reported an increase in private giving in 2011, surpassing its own goal of $175 million with a $182 million total. The donations were for very specific programs at the Smithsonian.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Personal photos of Frida Kahlo coming to Artisphere

The saga of Frida Kahlo’s life continues to amaze. After her death in 1954, the photographs and items that belonged to Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera were sealed and put into storage. In 2007 this treasure was opened and inventoried. For the first time in the U.S. ‘Frida Kahlo; Her Photos” will be shown at the Artisphere, beginning Feb. 23.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Unique totem pole to be dedicated Saturday

Our colleague Michael Ruane told the story of David Boxley and his son, David Boxley, Jr. , the carvers of an unique work of art. The totem pole will be dedicated Saturday at the National Museum of the American Indian at 12 noon.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Monet, Monet, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec---they’re back at National Gallery of Art

After a 2-year renovation, the National Gallery of Art is reopening its galleries dedicated to the great 19th Century French painters. The opening weekend of Jan. 28 and 29 will have several talks by curators, films, concerts and things to buy.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Courtside: Elliot Perry and Darrell Walker on collecting art at the National Gallery

The National Gallery of Art has invited former NBA players Elliot Perry and Darrell Walker to discuss collecting African American art as part of its African American History Month programs. They will toss this subject back and forth Feb. 26 with Prof. Michael D. Harris of Emory University

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012

National Geographic Museum announces new vice president position

In new role for the museum, the National Geographic Museum announced that Kathryn Keane will be the vice president of National Geographic Exhibitions. She will oversee the exhibitions at the flagship center on M Street N.W., as well as the original traveling exhibitions.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Columbia Heights is the site of a special dance and symphony concert

The Dance Institute of Washington and the National Symphony Orchestra are collaborating on a concert set for Jan. 9 in Columbia Heights. Four musicians from the NSO and the young dancers troupe from DIW will perform at the dance company’s headquarters at 3400 13th St. N.W. Starting at 4:30, the event is free.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Resolve in 2012 not to miss these cultural must-sees in Washington

A few must-do suggestions for the 2012 arts calendar. “Red” at Arena Stage; a talk with Alice Waters and Jose Andres at the National Portrait Gallery; opening of Ford’s Theatre education center; groundbreaking for National Museum of African American History and Culture

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/25/2011

That’s What Christmas Means to Me: Christmas song countdown

Merry Christmas. Arts Post has given you a variety of holiday songs, but we are ending with this upbeat song by Stevie Wonder.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/24/2011

Silent Night: Christmas Song Countdown

Alright, the day is almost here. But before the day comes the night. To celebrate the season Arts Post has compiled a list of our blog staff’s favorite Christmas Songs.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/23/2011

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home): Christmas Song Countdown

It’s only three days now to the Big Day, the Christmas celebration. Arts Post has compiled a list of our staff’s favorite holiday songs and we have many, including the timeless Darlene Love.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Joy to the World: Christmas Song Countdown

With only four days left until Christmas Day, we are nearing the end of Arts Post holiday treat for you. Music is always a good companion to the holidays, especially with Mannheim Steamroller.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree: Christmas Song Countdown

Arts Post has compiled a list of our staff’s favorite Christmas songs. We have so many songs we could go through the New Year but will stop while you are still in the Christmas mood.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Christmas Song Countdown

Arts Post has compiled a list of our staff’s favoriet Christmas songs. We have so many songs we could go through the New Year but will stop while you are still in the Christmas mood.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Come On! Let’s Boogie to the Elf Dance! Christmas song countdown

Arts Post has compiled a list of our staff’s favorite Christmas Songs. We have so many songs we could go through the New Year but will stop while you are still in the Christmas mood.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 12/19/2011

North Korea under Kim Jong Il: The ‘Toddlers and Tiaras’ of the East

The performances on state-run TV are like the “Toddlers and Tiaras” of the East.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:30 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Wonderful Christmas Time: Christmas song countdown

Arts Post has compiled a list of our staff’s favorite Christmas Songs.We have so many songs we could go through the New Year but will stop while you are still in the Christmas mood.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/18/2011

Louisiana Christmas Day: Christmas song countdown

Arts Post has compiled a list of our staff’s favorite Christmas songs. We have so many songs we could go through the New Year but will stop while you are still in the Christmas mood.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 12/17/2011

Sleigh Ride: Christmas song countdown

Arts Post has compiled a list of our staff’s favorite Christmas songs. We hae so many songs we could go through the New Year but will stop while you are still in the Christmas mood.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  01:35 PM ET, 12/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/16/2011

The Little Drummer Boy: Christmas song countdown

Arts Post has compiled a list of our staff’s favorite Christmas songs. We have so many songs we could go through the New Year but will stop while you are still in the Christmas mood.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Silver Bells: Christmas song countdown

Arts Post has compiled a list of our staff’s favorite Christmas Songs. We have so many songs we could go through the New Year but will stop while you are still in the Christmas mood.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/16/2011

At the Olympics Mark Rylance will do some “pop-up” Shakespeare

Mark Rylance will join a group of acting troubadours in the streets to entertain with “pop-up” Shakespeare characters and lines during the Olympics

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Coca-Cola donates $2 million to Smithsonian

The Coca-Cola Foundation donated $2 million to the Smithsonian Institution and split the grant into carry-out cartons: $1.2 million to the National Museum of African American History and Culture; $500,000 for a curator-in-residence program at the National Museum of African Art; and $250,000 for the “At Water’s Edge” exhibit at the National Zoo.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/09/2011

National Museum of American History closing galleries during major renovation

The National Museum of American History has started a major renovation of its West Wing. The museum is planning some closings of the area, including its entertainment collection. But visitors will still be able to see Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Dorothea Lange, famed photographer of the Depression, is subject of lecture

Dorothea Lange, the famed photographer of the 1930s Depression, is the subject of a lecture Monday at the Woodrow Wilson International Center. Dr. Linda Gordon, a professor at New York University, will talk about Lange’s life as part of a joint program with the Wilson Center and the National Women’s History Museum.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 12/02/2011

The 2011 Kennedy Center Honors

Celebrating Barbara Cook, Yo-Yo Ma, Neil Diamond, Meryl Streep and Sonny Rollins.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:07 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Neil Diamond’s “Lightning Round”: Kennedy Center Honors Watch

Neil Diamond, one of the 2011 Kennedy Center Honorees, sat down with the Post’s top-notch Major League Baseball writer, David Sheinin. Arts Post has obtained some of the outtakes from their chat and a full profile will appear in Sunday’s Arts section.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Yo-Yo Ma: Kennedy Center Honors Watch

This weekend Yo-Yo Ma, Meryl Streep, Sonny Rollins, Neil Diamond and Barbara Cook will be saluted as the 2011 Kennedy Center Honorees. On Sunday the Washington Post Arts section will feature interviews with the artists, including Philip Kennicott’s talk with Ma. Arts Post is publishing some of the outtakes.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/25/2011

Kennedy Center Swing Festival: Learn some moves

The Kennedy Center is sponsoring a Swing Festival devoted to the music and dances of the Swing Era. Arts Post is offering some music, videos of classic dances and lessons to help people learn and remember.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/24/2011

Kennedy Center Swing Festival: Learn the Moves

The Kennedy Center is sponsoring a Swing Festival devoted to the music and dances of the Swing Era. Arts Post is offering some music, videos of classical movie scenes, and lessons to help people learn and remember.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/23/2011

Kennedy Center Swing Festival: Learn the moves

The Kennedy Center is sponsoring a Swing Festival devoted to the music and dances of the Swing Era. Arts Post is offering some music, videos of classic movie scenes and lessons to helppeople learn and remember.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Kennedy Center Swing Festival: Learn the moves

The Kennedy Center is sponsoring a Swing Festival, devoted to the music and dances of the Swing Era. Arts Post is offering some music, video of classic movie scenes and lessons to help people learn and remember.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Kennedy Center Swing Festival: Learn the moves

The Kennedy Center is sponsoring a Swing Festival, nights devoted to the music and dances of the Swing Era. Arts Post is offering some music, videos of classic dance scenes and some lessons to help people learn and remember.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/20/2011

Kennedy Center Swing Festival: Learn the moves

The Kennedy Center is sponsoring a Swing Festival, devoted to the music and dance of the Swing Era. Arts Post is offering some music, videos of classic dance scenes and lessons to help people learn and remember.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/19/2011

Kennedy Center Swing Festival: learn the moves

The Kennedy Center is sponsoring a Swing Festival, nights devoted to the music and dances of the Swing Era. Arts Post is offering some music, videos of classic dance scenes and some lessons to help people learn and remember.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/18/2011

Kennedy Center Swing Festival: Learn some moves

The Kennedy Center is sponsoring a Swing Festival, nights devoted the the music and dance of the Swing Era. Arts Post is offering some music, videos of classic dance scenes and some lessons to help people learn and remember.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Meryl Streep on women, history and museums: Kennedy Center Honors Watch

Meryl Streep, one of the 2011 Kennedy Center Honorees, stopped in Washington Wednesday to pledge her support for the plans for a National Women’s History Museum.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  06:30 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Kennedy Center Swing Festival: Learn the moves

The Kennedy Center is sponsoring a Swing Festival, nights devoted to the music and dances of the Swing Era. Arts Post is offering some music, videos of classic dance scenes and some lessons to help people learn and remember.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Kennedy Center Swing Festival: Learn the moves

The Kennedy Center is sponsoring a Swing Festival, nights devoted to the music and dance of the Swing Era. Arts Post is offering some music, videos of classic dance scenes and some lessons to help people learn and remember.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Kennedy Center Swing Festival: Learn the moves

The Kennedy Center is sponsoring a Swing Festival, devoted to the music and dance of the Swing Era. Arts Post is offering some music, videos of classic dance scenes and some lessons to help people learn and remember.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Kennedy Center Swing Festival: Learn the moves

The Kennedy Center is sponsoring a 15 day Swing Festival, devoted to the music and dance of the Swing Era. Arts Post is offering some music, videos of classic dance scenes and some lessons to help people learn and remember.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/13/2011

Kennedy Center Swing Festival: Learn the moves

The Kennedy Center is sponsoring a 15 day Swing Festival, devoted to the music and dance of the Swing Era. Arts Post is offering some music, videos of classic dance scenes and some lessons to help people learn and remember.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/12/2011

Kennedy Center Swing Festival: Learn the moves

The Kennedy Center is sponsoring a 15 day Swing Festival devoted to the music and dance of the Swing Era. Arts Post is offering some music, videos of classic dance scenes and some lessons to help people learn and remember.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Kennedy Center Swing Festival: Learn the Moves

The Kennedy Center is sponsoring a 15 day Swing Festival devoted to the music and dance of the Swing Era. Arts Post is offering some music, videos of classic dance scenes and some lessons to help people learn and remember.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 11/08/2011

Christo donates two preparatory collages of “River” project to National Gallery

Christo, the artist who has wrapped buildings and hung orange panels in Central Park, is donating two preparatory collages of his next project to the National Gallery of Art. He plans to drape 5.9 miles of silvery material across the Arkansas River in Colorado in 2014.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  05:30 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 AM ET, 11/02/2011

White House honors Fabian Barnes and the Dance Institute of Washington

The White House and the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities has selected Fabian Barnes’ Dance Institute of Washington as one of the winners of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program. The annual award recognizes programs in the arts that emphasize work with young people.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  03:00 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Kennedy Center Honors Watch: Yo-Yo Ma

In 2011 the Kennedy Center has chosen Yo-Yo Ma, Sonny Rollins, Barbra Cook, Meryl Streep and Neil Diamond to receive its annual Kennedy Center Honors. Occasionally Arts Post will report on the five’s activities as they approach the December ceremonies in Washington.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Share your fall color photography with Instagram (#leafscape)

Fall is a visual season. Share your fall color photos through the popular iPhone app Instagram.

By Ryan Kellett  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/13/2011

National Women’s History Museum launches lecture series

While the legislation to establish a National Women’s History Museum makes its way through Congress, the museum organizers are launching a lecture series on scholarly topics. The lectures start October 18 with a view on Latino history from Vicki Ruiz of the university of California at Irvine.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Georgia Avenue Heritage Trail to open Saturday

As part of its ongoing effort to unlock the history of local Washington, D.C. Cultural Tourism DC has designed a new Heritage Trail that follows a large swath of Georgia Avenue. The markers and walk will be officially unveiled Saturday at howard University Hospital.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Newseum to present legendary photos of legendary sports photographer Neil Leifer

The Newseum has culled through the thousands of sports moments captured by legendary photographer Neil Leifer for a retrospective at the museum. “Photo Finish: The Sports Photography of Neil Leifer” opens November 18 and will include 50 shots, including the one of Muhammad Ali standing over Sonny Liston.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Steve Jobs’s style: New turtleneck details revealed

The St. Croix black mock turtlenecks that served as Jobs’s unofficial uniform have sold out.

By Maura Judkis  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/05/2011

‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ turns 50 today

Audrey Hepburn’s most famous role, Holly Golightly, has captivated women for decades.

By Maura Judkis  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/04/2011

National Gallery of Art receives dozens of Callahan photographs from his family

The family of celebrated photographer Harry Callahan donated 45 of his photographs to the National Gallery of Art, making it one of the largest repositories of Callahan. The gallery has included 34 of the photographs covering his favorite subjects of urban life and his family in its new exhibit “Harry Callahan at 100.”

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 09/25/2011

Kennedy Center announces gift of new organ and the contract extension of the NSO’s Eschenbach

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Kennedy Center and the 80th anniversary of the National Symphony Orchestra, the Kennedy Center announced Sunday that David M. Rubenstein donated a new, 5,000-pipe organ to the center. The NSO also announced that its music director Christoph Eschenbach had extended his contract through the 2012-2015 season.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  07:30 PM ET, 09/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/20/2011

National Gallery unveils a Warhol tee-shirt

The National Gallery of Art was a little slow in coming to the tee-shirt fashion. Only earlier this year it sold tee-shirts connected to its blockbuster shows. Tuesday it plans to unveil a shirt in conjunction with its Andy Warhol show. It’s based on an album cover for the Velvet Underground & Nico album cover that Warhol designed. It has a huge banana on the front.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Smithsonian regents elect France A. Cordova as new chairman

The Smithsonian Regents, the governing panel of the Smithsonian Institution, elected a new chairman Monday. The regents selected France A. Cordova, the president of Purdue University, who joined the regents in 2009, to succeed Patricia Stonesifer.

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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/16/2011

Smithsonian accepts costumes from pioneering performer Diosa Costello

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Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 09/08/2011

National Gallery to display celebrated 18th Century Japanese scrolls

The National Gallery of Art announced Thursday night that it will have a temporary display of 30 scrolls of famed Japanese artist Ito Jakuchu. The collection, called “Colorful Realm of Living Beings,” is considered a national treasure in Japan and has never been seen in the U.S. in its entirety. The exhibition opens March 20.

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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/08/2011

Strathmore adds Kevin Costner, Dionne Warwick and Billy Collins

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Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Kennedy Center Honors 2011: Barbara Cook

The Kennedy Center announced Wednesday that Barbara Cook, the great Broadway and cabaret singer, has been selected as a 2011 Honoree. The other Honorees are Meryl Streep, Sonny Rollins, Neil Diamond and Yo-Yo Ma.

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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Kennedy Center Honoree 2011: Neil Diamond

The Kennedy Center announced Wednesday that Neil Diamond, the enduring pop singer, was selected as a Kennedy Center Honoree in 2011. The other Honorees are Meryl Streep, Sonny Rollins, Barbara Cook and Yo-Yo Ma.

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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Kennedy Center Honors 2011: Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins, the jazz innovator and saxophone colossus, was selected by the Kennedy Center as one of its 2011 Honorees. Also named were Meryl Streep, Barbara Cook, Yo-Yo Ma and Neil Diamond

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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Kennedy Center Honors 2011: Yo-Yo Ma

The Kennedy Center announced Wednesday that the phenomenal cellist Yo-Yo Ma is one of the 2011 Honorees. The others are Meryl Streep, Sonny Rollins, Barbara Cook and Neil Diamond.

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Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Kennedy Center Honors 2011: Meryl Streep

The Kennedy Center announced Wednesday that award-winning actress Meryl Streep was one of the 2011 Honorees. The others are Sonny Rollins, Neil Diamond, Barbara Cook and Yo-Yo Ma.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:25 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Ford’s Theatre releases details for its Lincoln Legacy discussions

Ford’s Theater plans a series of free Monday night discussions, beginning October 3, in conjunction with its staging of “Parade.” The musical,which opens September 23, is about the 1913 trial and lynching of Leo Frank and the panels will focus on the issues of racial and religious tolerance in America.

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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/31/2011

ArtPrize competition, held in Grand Rapids, Mich., attracts local artists

ArtPrize, an international art competition held in Grand Rapids, Mich. is quickly becoming a must-be-seen place for visual artists. The competition’s third year kicks off September 21, with the public choosing the top 10 artists, who collectively receive nearly $500,000. Francie Hester, Lisa Hill and Yvette M. Burton are among the Washington regional artists who have entered.

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Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 08/31/2011

Kennedy Center to start free ticket giveaway and discounted tickets.

To mark its 40th anniversary, the Kennedy Center is starting a free ticket giveaway on Thursday. Everyone has to register to win a pair of tickets to performances in the 2011-2012 season, including the coveted Kennedy Center Honors. The center is also announcing Wednesday the details of the discounted tickets for patrons aged 18-30 and active duty members of the Armed Forces.

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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 08/28/2011

Music of the Movement: We Shall Overcome

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music grew also. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during the Civil Rights Movement and into the early 1970s.

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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/27/2011

Music of the Movement: Precious Lord, Take My Hand

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as the civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music also grew. In appreciation of all the voices that sange in the face of death, beatings, fear and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted uring that period and into the 1970s.

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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Music of the Movement: Free at Last

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music grew also. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during the Civil Rights Movement and into the early 1970s.

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Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Music of the Movement: People Get Ready

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as the civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music also grew. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arats Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during that period and into the 1970s.

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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Music of the Movement: He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music grew also. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and the signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during the Civil Rights Movement and into the early 1970s.

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Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Music of the Movement: Eyes on the Prize-2

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as the civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music grew also. In appreciation of those workers who sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing the songs created and adapted during the 1960s and into the 1970s.

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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Music of the Movement: Eyes on the Prize

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as the civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music grew also. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during the Civil Rights Movement and into the early 1970s.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Music of the Movement: Mississippi Goddam

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as the civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music also grew. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during that period and into the 1970s.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Norma Kaplan leaving Arlington arts post

Norma Kaplan, who served for 25 years as division chief of Arlington Cultural Affairs, the country’s arts agency, is leaving that post for a job in New Brunswick, N.J.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  03:00 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Music of the Movement: Someday We’ll Be Free

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew, and as civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music grew also. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during that historic period and into the early 1970s.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/21/2011

Music of the Movement: Lift Every Voice and Sing

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew, and as civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music grew also. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing sons created and adapted during that historic period and into the early 1970s.

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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/20/2011

Music of the Movement: If I Had a Hammer

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as the civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music also grew. In appreciation of all the voices that sung in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during the Movement and into the early 1970s.

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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Music of the Movement: Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as the civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music also grew. In appreciation of all the voices that sung in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during the Civil Rights Movement and into the early 1970s.

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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Music of the Movement: I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel to be Free)

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as the civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music grew also. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during the Civil Rights Movement and into the early 1970s.

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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Music of the Movement: Woke Up This Morning with My Mind on Freedom

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music grew also. In appreciation of all the voices that sung in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during the Civil Rights Movement and into the early 1970s.

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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Kennedy Center announces guests for its September 11 remembrance concert

The Kennedy Center announced Thursday the special guests for its Sept. 11 memorial concert. The evening, called “9/11: 10 Years Later-An Evening of Remembrance and Reflection,” will feature opera singer Denyce Graves, folk singer Emmylou Harris and jazz artist Wynton Marsalis. The National Symphony Orchestra will also appear. Participating in readings during the evening will be the all-star former Secretaries of State Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright, as well as Leon Wieseltier. The evening is a private event.

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Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Music of the Movement: A Change is Gonna Come-2

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music grew also. In appreciation of those workers who sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during that period and into the early 1970s.

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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Music of the Movement: A Change is Gonna Come-1

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music also grw. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during the Civil Rights Movement and into the early 1970s.

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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Music of the Movement: I’ve Been Buked and I’ve Been Scorned

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as the civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music also grew. In appreciation of all the voices that sung in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during the Civil Rights Movement and into the early 1970s.

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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Music of the Movement: Wade in the Water

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music also grew. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during that period and into the early 1970s.

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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/14/2011

Music of the Movement: ‘Oh Freedom’

In the 1960s as the Civil Rigths Movement grew and as civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music also grew. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during that period and into the early 1970s.

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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/13/2011

Music of the Movement: ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music also grew. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and found some strength in music, Arts Post is reviewing a number of songs adapted and created during the Civil Rights Movement and the 1970s.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Music of the Movement: ‘This Little Light of Mine’

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music grew also. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and found some strength in music, Arts Post is reviewing a number of songs adapted and created during the Civil Rights Movement

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Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition celebrates 25th year

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz is approaching their silver anniversary with a star-studded three-day celebration of jazz and soul.

By Erin Williams  |  06:21 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 08/10/2011

The bison are gone but the Smithsonian is still around after 165 years

When the Smithsonian Institution brags that generations have visited its buildings on the National Mall, they are not kidding. August 10 marks the 165th anniversary of the Smithsonian.

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Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 07/12/2011

The NEA announces $6.5 million in funding for its “Our Town” project

Efforts to link the arts with the character of neighborhoods, towns and cities are rewarded by the National Endowment for the Arts with a new round of grants. The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore received $150,000.

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Posted at 01:17 AM ET, 06/24/2011

NEA chooses 18 artists for lifetime achievement awards

The National Endowment for the Arts announced Friday the 18 artists who are the receipients of its honorific awards. The awards go to Jazz Masters, Heritage Fellows and Opera pioneers.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  01:17 AM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/12/2011

Will Ferrell, man of many impressions, tapped for Twain Prize

The Kennedy Center announced Thursday that Will Ferrell, comedian, actor and impressionist will received this year’s Mark Twain Prize for Humor.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Three area students move to finals of “Poetry Out Loud” contest

Three area students will compete in the finals of “Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest,” sponsored every year by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Mount Vernon to add presidential library and scholars guesthouse

Mount Vernon, the private estate of George Washington, broke ground Thursday on a new $47 million library and guesthouse for scholars.

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Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Corcoran Gallery of Art organizes panel on Culture Wars

The Corcoran Gallery of Art organizes a panel on Culture Wars, ahead of the Smithsonian’s own dialogue

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  05:42 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)