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The Style Blog: October, 2012

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Issa Rae to write/co-produce ‘I Hate LA Dudes’ for ABC

Issa Rae tapped to work with ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ director Shonda Rhimes

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  05:40 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Street artist JR to install mural on 14th Street

The French artist, winner of the TED Prize, is known for his large-scale installations around the world.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:40 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  art

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 09/27/2012

John Talabot at U Street Music Hall — It might (not) get loud.

John Talabot turns down the volume

By Chris Richards  |  03:23 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

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 12:24 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Rihanna, “Diamonds” — it’s trending, but is it good?

The pop star’s latest single is a power ballad without much power

By Chris Richards  |  12:24 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 09/27/2012

‘The Casual Vacancy’: The reviews are in

Critics are lukewarm on Rowling’s first book for adults.

By Maura Judkis  |  09:20 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 09:17 AM ET, 09/26/2012

‘The Casual Vacancy’: Want an advance copy? Good luck.

Critics who need advance copies of “The Casual Vacancy” must jump through many hoops.

By Maura Judkis  |  09:17 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 09/24/2012

H Street NE: America’s 6th-hippest hipster neighborhood, according to Forbes

The magazine put H Street behind enclaves like Brooklyn and the Mission District in San Francisco.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:26 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  culture

Posted at 10:06 PM ET, 09/23/2012

The red carpet at the 2012 Emmy Awards: Decoding the fashion statements

Who gave the lenses the most an eyeful? And which newcomer parted the crowd?

By Ned Martel  |  10:06 PM ET, 09/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:11 AM ET, 09/22/2012

At Friday’s National Book Festival gala, publishing stars toast books

At opening gala Friday, publishing stars toasted books

By Megan Buerger  |  01:11 AM ET, 09/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Wyclef Jean talks about Haiti and his affair with Lauryn Hill at Sixth and I Synagogue

Former Fugee disucsses his new book, plays a few songs at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

By Megan Buerger  |  03:17 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 09/21/2012

Andrew McCarthy, actor turned travel writer

Talks at National Geographic on Friday, Sept. 21.

By Neely Tucker  |  10:15 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 09/19/2012

‘Monument to the Unelected’ salutes political losers

Nina Katchadourian’s exhibit, on display in the front window of the Washington Post building, pays tribute to losing candidates.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:18 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  art

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 12:31 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Philip Treacy and other oddball designs from fashion week

The milliner returned to the runway after 13 years, but his outlandish hats weren’t the weirdest thing at fashion week.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:31 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 09/14/2012

Bruce Springsteen at Nationals Park: Live updates #brucedc

Get updates from Friday night’s concert at Nationals Park.

By Chris Richards  |  05:12 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  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 10:25 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Toronto Film Festival: Promising debut for ‘The Time Being’ and Maryland native, director Nenad Cicin-Sain

Promising debut for “The Time Being” and director Nenad Cicin-Sain.

By Ann Hornaday  |  10:25 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  film

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Backstage Alexander Wang: How to get the beauty look

How the make-up artists and hair stylists prepared models for the Alexander Wang runway show.

By Cara Kelly  |  05:54 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Toronto Film Festival: Four films focus on Israel-Palestine conflict

A thriller, two documentaries and ‘Zaytoun,’ starring Stephen Dorff, premiere at Toronto Film Festival.

By Ann Hornaday  |  12:35 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  film

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Bill Murray speaks on ‘Hyde Park on the Hudson’ at Toronto Film Festival

Bill Murray and director share the qualities that made him the right choice for Franklin D. Roosevelt in “Hyde Park on the Hudson.”

By Ann Hornaday  |  11:38 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  film

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 09/10/2012

‘Argo’ receives Oscar buzz at Toronto International Film Festival

Ben Affleck’s “Argo” is being touted as a sure thing for high-visibility nominations, including best picture and best director.

By Ann Hornaday  |  11:07 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  film

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Celebrating the Ethio­pian New Year

More than 200,000 Ethiopian-Americans in the D.C. area celebrate the holiday, but few understand it.

By Emily Wax  |  02:28 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Toronto Film Festival: ‘Looper,’ ‘Anna Karenina’ impress on opening day

Screenings of “Looper,” “The Gatekeeper” and “Anna Karenina” made our critic swoon.

By Ann Hornaday  |  10:42 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  film

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Michelle Obama’s convention dress to retail for less than $500

The custom-made silk Tracy Reese dress is being rushed to production.

By Maura Judkis  |  09:34 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dnclive, ep

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Toronto International Film Festival kicks off ‘film year’

The trifecta of summer film festivals has become an all-important marketing vehicle for mid-budget adult dramas.

By Ann Hornaday  |  09:21 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  film

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Cheer up your cubicle: Print out the ‘Make DC Smile’ signs

Print out Massoud Adibpour’s signs, featured in Monday’s Style section, to bring some cheer to your cubicle.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:59 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Clint Eastwood’s political theatrics no surprise

Movie critic Ann Hornaday interviewed Eastwood last year during the release of J. Edgar and received some insight into his political philosophies.

By Ann Hornaday  |  03:21 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Clint Eastwood’s Republican convention speech: Inspired by opera?

Clint Eastwood’s presentation shares similarities with “La Voix Humaine,” a 1958 one-act opera featuring a one-sided conversation.

By Philip Kennicott  |  12:01 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RNClive, ep

 

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