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The Style Blog: April, 2013

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Charli XCX, Lori McKenna, Iggy and the Stooges, Allison Miller: Critic's Notebook

Notable recordings from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  10:00 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook, Music

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Brother Ah on playing with John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Sun Ra and more

The WPFW DJ talks about working with some of the biggest names in jazz.

By Chris Richards  |  12:38 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Alexandria, Virginia: the most well-read city in America

By Jessica Goldstein  |  12:42 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 04/24/2013

The Totally Hip Book Review of Claire Messud's 'The Woman Upstairs'

It's just such a shame that it's so shrill and bitter....

By Ron Charles  |  10:45 AM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Kitten Bowl: Playful competition for Super Bowl Sunday's cute counter-programming

The Hallmark Channel is copycatting Animal Planet's successful Puppy Bowl, which will celebrate 10 years in 2014.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:29 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cats, TV

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 04/23/2013

Phoenix, Colin Stetson, GrandeMarshall: Critic's Notebook

Notable recordings from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  09:56 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook, Music

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 04/22/2013

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum celebrates 20th anniversary

Called "a living memorial to the Holocaust," and hailed as groundbreaking,the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum unsparing narrative--populated with artifacts, oral and video histories, and conversations with survivors --has attracted nearly 35 million visitors.

By Lonnae O'Neal Parker and Katherine Boyle  |  02:39 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Museums

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 04/22/2013

To My Lawyer, Saxonberg: the genius of E.L. Konigsburg

Children's author E.L. Koniigsburg dies at 83

By Monica Hesse  |  02:21 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  e.l. konigsburg, from the mixed of files of mrs. basil e. frankweiler, newbury awards

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 04/22/2013

Kevin Powers's "The Yellow Birds" among Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards winners

The annual prize recognizes fiction and nonfiction about cultural diversity.

By Ron Charles  |  06:03 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 04/19/2013

"Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" named a finalist for the Chautauqua Prize

Now in its second year, the contest drew 125 submissions in fiction and nonfiction

By Ron Charles  |  05:01 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 04/19/2013

Coachella: Twitter #Music and highlights from Weekend 1

The social media service unveiled their new music sharing app in time for the second weekend, and chronicled some of the best moments from weekend one.

By Cara Kelly  |  11:50 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media, Music, MusicFest

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 04/19/2013

Daft Punk, 'Get Lucky' -- It's trending, but is it good?

The first official taste of the highly-anticipated new album by the French electronic duo.

By Chris Richards  |  10:58 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

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 04:13 PM ET, 04/18/2013

Indian Embassy Celebrates Bollywood's Jewish Stars

New documentary chronicles the little-known history of Indian Jews in cinema

By Emily Wax  |  04:13 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Culture, India, Movies

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 04/18/2013

Southern indie bookstore owners pick their favorite titles

Ben Fountain's "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" is a finalist for the fiction prize.

By Ron Charles  |  02:19 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 04/18/2013

Ashley Monroe talks "Like A Rose," Pistol Annies + watch "Like A Rose" acoustic video

Country star is enjoying a breakout 2013

By Chris Richards  |  01:39 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 04/18/2013

How to visualize anything

"The Best American Infographics" will present the finest examples of data visualization.

By Ron Charles  |  11:55 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 04/18/2013

Andrew Solomon wins Lukas Book Prize

And Robert Caro wins Lynton History Award for latest Johnson biography

By Ron Charles  |  11:21 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 04/17/2013

Anna Kendrick's 'Cups (When I'm Gone)' gets a music video

"Pitch Perfect"'s viral hit " Cups(When I'm Gone)" now has a music video directed by "Pitch Perfect" director Jason Moore.

By Veronica Toney  |  05:26 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Music

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 04/17/2013

'Man of Steel': Will this be better than the last one?

World, we have waited so long for a new Superman movie worthy of entertaining our eyeballs, but will this be better than the last one?

By Jessica Goldstein  |  02:38 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 04/16/2013

"Stag's Leap" sells out after winning Pulitzer Prize

Knopf goes back for 5th paperback printing of Sharon Olds's winning collection

By Ron Charles  |  04:03 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Book, Books

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 04/16/2013

The Hunger Games Explorer combines trailer, tweets and more

The site is a catch-all for Hunger Games content, including the new "Catching Fire" trailer.

By Cara Kelly  |  01:07 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Movies

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Boston Attack: An ex-pat's grief from afar

An ex-pat living in Beijing tells of experiencing 9-11 and the Boston Marathon bombing from overseas

By Debra Bruno  |  12:20 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/16/2013

Critic's Notebook: Thee Oh Sees, Cassie

Notable recordings from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook, Music

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Jason Wu on dressing Michelle Obama and D.C.

We caught up with the designer after an exclusive show at Saks D.C. last week.

By Janet Bennett Kelly  |  06:48 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Granta's Best Young British Novelists

Every 10 years, the London-based literary magazine predicts who we'll be reading in the future.

By Ron Charles  |  02:54 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 04/15/2013

MTV Movie Awards fashion: Emma Watson, Kerry Washington and more highlights

Emma Watson and Kerry Washington among the star attendees to walk the line of casual yet chic on the red carpet.

By Cara Kelly  |  01:13 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion, Movies

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Aubrey Plaza interrupts Will Ferrell + other MTV Movie Awards awkward moments

Aubrey Plaza tries to steal Will Ferrell's golden popcorn and other awkward moments from the 2013 MTV Movie Awards

By Veronica Toney  |  12:15 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, TV

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Not going to #Coachella? Let us ease your festival envy

Let us ease your festival envy with the best of social media, photos and live video.

By Cara Kelly  |  01:52 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music, MusicFest

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Obama awards Emil Kapaun a Medal of Honor

Father Emil Kapaun, who served in the Korean War, inspired and cared for other soldiers amid the cold darkness of North Korea's POW compound.

By Krissah Thompson  |  03:32 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  emil kapaun, medal of honor

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Maryland jockey wins book award

Patrick Smithwick's "Flying Change" chronicles his return to steeplechase racing after a 25-year hiatus

By Timothy R. Smith  |  02:37 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Elizabeth Alexander opens the Hill Center Poetry Series

Attendants hear her recite "Praise Song" from President Obama's first inauguration

By Ron Charles  |  01:24 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Trend Report: Spring styles

Fashion thrives on change, so designers constantly tweak their collections to seduce customers seeking the thrill of something new. On spring runways, ruffles flounced, louche silhouettes and macrame handbags announced Boho was back, and skin peeked through clothing from head to toe, making it apparent that cutouts are cool. Will these new trends appeal to Washington denizens? We consulted two Washington Post colleagues for the male and female points of view.

By Janet Bennett Kelly  |  11:10 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Vinyl record sales have hit their highest point since 1997

Vinyl sales have hit their highest point since 1997 -- the same year Hanson's "MMMBop" topped the charts

By Caitlin Dewey  |  10:11 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 04/09/2013

Critic's Notebook: Bleached, Deadstring Brothers

Notable recordings from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  10:37 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook, Music

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Watch live: The 29th Helen Hayes Awards ceremony

Watch the red carpet arrivals, get a peak backstage and see the winners of the 2013 Helen Hayes Awards announced live here.

By Veronica Toney  |  05:52 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Meryl Streep on Margaret Thatcher

The Academy Award winner recalls the life of the former British Prime Minister.

By Eva Rodriguez  |  12:11 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Amazon buys Goodreads -- and then goes totally hip

The Seattle-based retailer acquires the Totally Hip Video Book Review

By Ron Charles  |  10:19 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 04/05/2013

10 things to know before you see "The Place Beyond the Pines"

Don't let "The Place Beyond the Pines" movie poster fool you -- there is more to this film than cops, robbers, Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper. Here are 10 things to know before seeing "Pines."

By Veronica Toney  |  06:12 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 04/05/2013

10 illuminating books about North Korea

Fiction and nonfiction that sheds lights on the secretive communist nation

By Timothy R. Smith  |  09:41 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 04/05/2013

Fashion predictions for 'Mad Men' season 6

A look at the Style section archives reveals late 60s trends that may make their way to SCDP.

By Cara Kelly  |  06:01 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Roger Ebert: An accessible and empowering critic

Post film critic Ann Hornaday remembers Roger Ebert as an inspiring and passionate writer.

By Ann Hornaday  |  05:23 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Remembering Roger Ebert

As the world mourns the loss of the film critic, a look back on some words to remember him by.

By Marie Elizabeth Oliver  |  04:23 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 04/03/2013

After 40 years of cellphones, a love letter to land lines

If the cell phone's legacy is convenience and mobility, maybe the legacy of the land line is punctuality and commitment.

By Dan Zak  |  02:03 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Culture

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 04/02/2013

'Game of Thrones' questions everything you know about piracy

HBO's epic hit keeps breaking piracy records -- and its executives, surprisingly, don't seem to care too much.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  05:25 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 04/02/2013

Critic's Notebook: Gretchen Wilson, Hiss Golden Messenger, Daft Punk

Notable recordings from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  11:07 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook, Music

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Peeps as works of art

This year's Peeps Diorama Contest drew several entries that replicated fine art.

By Cara Kelly  |  01:25 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art

 

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