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Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 01/31/2014

A Super Bowl Art Wager: Denver Wins

Tsuji Kako, Super Bowl, Art Wager, Seattle Art Museum, Frederic Remington

By Philip Kennicott  |  05:12 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Critic's Notebook

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Phillips Collection Dismisses Authors’ Claim that Van Goghs Were Forged

Authors in new book claim Phillips’ Van Gogh is fogery; Museum dispustes it.

By Philip Kennicott  |  03:49 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Critic's Notebook

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Cathy Horyn is leaving the Times

The chief fashion critic has been with the paper for 15 years and has become a decisive voice in fashion.

By Cara Kelly  |  12:35 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 01/31/2014

Richard Powers on the power of music to wake us up

His new novel “Orfeo” offers a lifetime’s worth of great listening.

By Ron Charles  |  10:03 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Music

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/31/2014

A selfie isn’t just a selfie anymore

Museum selfies. Belfies. Felfies. Where does it end?

By Bethonie Butler  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 01/30/2014

President Obama disses culture with “art history degree” punch line

President Obama disses Art History majors

By Philip Kennicott  |  05:45 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Critic's Notebook, Culture

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 01/30/2014

The quest to ‘Crash the Super Bowl’: a love story

You still won’t see the author’s handiwork this weekend.

By Kate Musselwhite Tobey  |  05:32 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Watch 40 years of amazing special effects in less than five minutes

From “Star Wars” to “Gravity,” a history of Oscar-winning special effects.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  02:58 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 01/30/2014

“Alone, Yet Not Alone” loses its Oscar nomination; controversy illustrates how playing the Hollywood game can backfire

The film academy said the song’s writer used unfair methods to secure a nod.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:11 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 01/30/2014

Introducing Forgotify, the site that streams Spotify’s 4 million never-played songs

A fifth of the massive online music catalogue -- some 4 million songs -- have never been played.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  10:57 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, Music

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 01/30/2014

D.C. artist wins honors for children’s book about DJ Kool Herc

American Library Association praises “When the Beat Was Born”

By Ron Charles  |  10:02 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Why the South is not ‘overreacting to a little snow’

For a region where the highs in January reach 60 degrees, a little snow is a lot to worry about.

By Cara Kelly  |  06:08 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 01/29/2014

What’s the word? Lexicographers explain it all

Everything you never knew you wanted to know about words

By Caitlin Dewey  |  04:03 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Culture

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 01/29/2014

Every face Boehner and Biden made at the State of the Union last night

Twitter-users took screenshots of every grimace and eye roll for posterity.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:02 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 01/29/2014

Ten things to look forward to in the 10th Puppy Bowl

After 10 years of cute, the Puppy Bowl has become an institution.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:39 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cats, Internet, Media, TV

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Unsung heroes of reality television? The casting experts.

Behind every Kardashian and Honey Boo Boo, there’s the person who originally thought they could be a star.

By Emily Yahr  |  04:23 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Love stories from the couples who got married at the Grammys

33 couples got married on-stage during the public ceremony as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed “Same Love“

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:51 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 01/28/2014

For Pete Seeger, music and politics were inextricable

The folk music legend refused to let American protest music vanish on his watch.

By Chris Richards  |  12:28 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Pete Seeger, Neil Diamond and me

Summer camp concerts by the folk legend make for a lasting memory

By Justin Bank  |  12:19 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 01/28/2014

Musicians, activists remember folk icon Pete Seeger

Tributes pouring in from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Michael Moore and others

By Caitlin Dewey  |  10:40 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 01/28/2014

What makes an adult book right for teens?

Mark Slouka’s “Brewster” is one of the 10 Alex Award winners this year.

By Ron Charles  |  09:57 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 01/28/2014

Dramatists Guild Decries Campaign Against “The Admission”

Dramatists Guild Decries Campaign Against “The Admission”

By Peter Marks  |  09:55 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Jeff Zucker on CNN’s plan for more reality shows, original series and documentaries

The CNN president was in Washington kicking off the annual RealScreen Summit.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:12 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Did Grammy-winner Macklemore used to tweet homophobic jokes?

Twitter users are calling two of Macklemore’s old tweets homophobic, but the truth is a bit more nuanced.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  03:52 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Who is Daft Punk? A quick explainer for confused Grammy-watchers

We answer the Internet’s most pressing questions about the duo who won best album of 2014.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  03:11 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 01/27/2014

The American Library Association announces Newbery and Caldecott awards

Kate DiCamillo wins her second Newbery Medal for “Flora & Ulysses.“

By Ron Charles  |  12:21 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Humblebrags, bad dancing, selfies -- Grammys prove stars are (kind of) just like us

Beneath the designer clothes, we share a lot of the same behavior

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:42 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon try really hard to prove there’s no ‘Tonight Show’ drama

After the Conan O’Brien debacle, NBC wants the transition to be as smooth as possible.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:21 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Philipp Meyer’s new paperback arrives with plenty of praise -- and boar meat

“The Son,” his saga of Texas and oil, was one of the most spectacular novels of 2013.

By Ron Charles  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 11:31 PM ET, 01/26/2014

Did 33 couples just get married at the Grammys?

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s performance of “Same Love” serves as the wedding march.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:31 PM ET, 01/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Grammys

Posted at 10:40 PM ET, 01/26/2014

‘Downton Abbey’ recap: Mr. Bates knows. Now what?

Will his need for revenge get the better of him?

By Joe Heim  |  10:40 PM ET, 01/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 10:27 PM ET, 01/26/2014

Pharrell Williams’s hat: How many memes can one accessory make?

Leave it to an odd headpiece to inspire the creativity of the Internet.

By Cara Kelly  |  10:27 PM ET, 01/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Grammys

Posted at 10:07 PM ET, 01/26/2014

Beyonce and Jay Z’s ‘Drunk in Love’ Grammy performance: Making marriage look sexy?

One collaboration that kicks up serious heat.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:07 PM ET, 01/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Grammys

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/26/2014

Grammys 2014 FAQ: Where to watch the show, the pre-show, the fashion

Everything you need to know about Sunday’s musical extravaganza.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music, TV

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/25/2014

41 times Buzzfeed told us who we are

From where we should live to who we should vote for -- Buzzfeed really gets us!

By Bethonie Butler and Caitlin Dewey  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 01:04 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Hunter Moore is in jail, but that just means some other despicable character is “the most-hated man on the Internet” now

The king of revenge porn has been arrested, but that doesn’t mean the Internet is any less vile

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:04 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Five “Grammy moments” that never should have happened

The manufactured duets that dominate the Grammy telecast need to stop

By Chris Richards  |  12:43 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 01/24/2014

D.C.’s companies band together to showcase women’s plays

DC companies to present world premieres by women in 2015

By Peter Marks  |  11:36 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 01/24/2014

Carl Phillips coming to the Hill Center Poetry Series

An in-depth conversation at the beautifully restored Old Naval Hospital on Feb. 6.

By Ron Charles  |  10:19 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Top 10 tweets about Justin Bieber (so far)

Justin Bieber was arrested in Florida for drag-racing and DUI. Twitter reacts.

By wpadmin  |  07:20 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 01/23/2014

9/11 Museum sets admission price at $24

By Philip Kennicott  |  06:51 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook, Museums

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Beliebers stand by their man in wake of Justin Bieber’s arrest

Like them or hate them, Bieber’s fans are steer the cultural conversation.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  05:52 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 01/23/2014

HBO will develop Black & Sexy TV’s “The Couple”

Numa Perrier and Dennis Dortch, founders of Black & Sexy TV, jump to HBO with “The Couple“

By Soraya Nadia McDonald  |  05:52 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 01/23/2014

‘Saturday Night Live’ names Colin Jost to ‘Weekend Update’ desk

Current head writer will replace Seth Meyers and co-anchor with Cecily Strong

By Emily Yahr  |  05:52 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 01/23/2014

The Romance Novel Convention in Harper’s

The secrets of writing about love -- for a price.

By Ron Charles  |  05:51 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 01/23/2014

DUI drag-racing, felony egging, Anne Frank: A short history of Justin Bieber’s year of troublemaking

This whole egging controversy marks the 12th “scandal” the Biebs has suffered in the past year alone.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  08:11 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 01/22/2014

Quentin Tarantino dumps new project and spills the details; NBC quietly abandons ‘Murder, She Wrote’ reboot

When projects fall apart in Hollywood, is it better to be brutally honest?

By Emily Yahr  |  05:04 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, TV

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 01/22/2014

TCA 2014 wrap-up: 10 things revealed at the winter TV press tour

Details on “24,” NBC’s next big live event and why nudity on “Girls” is somehow still an issue

By Emily Yahr  |  02:16 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 01/22/2014

The GIFYS honor the Internet’s most shareable moments

You can vote on your favorite GIFs in 12 categories, including cats, sports and news/politics.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  02:02 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 01/22/2014

What’s in that image? Masterpieces like you’ve never seen them before

Van Gogh, Michaelangelo and more, like you’ve never seen them before

By Duncan Graham  |  01:28 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 01/22/2014

Janis Joplin fades as Carole King ascends on Broadway

‘A Night with Joplin’ closes on Broadway

By Peter Marks  |  12:16 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 01/22/2014

Guccifer, the hacker who leaked George W. Bush paintings, reportedly arrested in Romania

Guccifer claims he hacked everyone from Colin Powell to ‘Downton Abbey’ writer Julian Fallowes over his career

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:11 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 01/22/2014

“What Humanists Do” — the winter issue of Daedalus

For this special issue, a range of scholars chose the books that inspire them most.

By Ron Charles  |  10:46 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 01/22/2014

Lorde’s “Royals” -- the go-go version?

A new remix re-contextualizes a pop hit resistant to context.

By Chris Richards  |  10:40 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Craigslistmirrors.com is a unique reflection of American life

Straightforward blog of mirrors for sale on Craigslist is curiously affecting as art

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:21 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Dogecoin helps Jamaican bobsled team in its quest for Sochi

Online donors have raised nearly $200,000 so that Jamaica’s bobsled team can compete at the Olympics

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:48 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, Olympics

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 01/21/2014

New issue of Granta: ‘Do You Remember’

An essay about South Africa by Jonny Steinberg and a story about dying by David Gates are among the highlights of the winter issue.

By Ron Charles  |  10:58 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 01/21/2014

What you should be listening to: Wylie and the Wild West; Oochie; Warpaint

A weekly selection of notable recordings.

By Chris Richards  |  09:37 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 01/20/2014

Versace, Lady Gaga open couture shows in Paris

The performer was an obvious inspiration for the designer, sitting front row at the Atelier Versace show.

By Cara Kelly  |  12:35 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 10:49 PM ET, 01/19/2014

‘Downton Abbey’ recap: Is Mary ready to be married again?

After last week’s shocking episode, can “Downton” recover?

By Joe Heim  |  10:49 PM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/19/2014

Did Drake just change the arc of his career on “Saturday Night Live”?

The brooding rap star was good during his highest-profile foray into comedy. Maybe too good.

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music, TV

Posted at 03:27 AM ET, 01/19/2014

SAG Awards: Full list of winners, and three takeaways from the show

“American Hustle” won the biggest prize of the night, setting up a tight Best Picture race at the Oscars.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:27 AM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, TV

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Hilary Mantel to publish “The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher”

Collection of short stories is expected to appear in September.

By Ron Charles  |  05:08 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Jezebel falls into feminist self-parody in Lena Dunham Photoshop ‘controversy’

By paying for un-retouched photos of the “Girls” star, what exactly is the popular blog trying to accomplish?

By Caitlin Dewey  |  03:33 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion, TV

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 01/17/2014

The latest in country music publicity: Get murdered on prime-time television

Charlie Worsham talks about kicking the bucket for ‘Bones’

By Chris Richards  |  02:08 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music, TV

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 01/17/2014

How many of this year’s Oscar nominees pass the Bechdel test? Not many.

Actresses called 2013 a great year for women’s roles, but many top films fail the most basic test for gender equity.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:20 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 01/17/2014

American Apparel mannequins in New York go provocatively au natural

Is the store being progressively feminist or just predictably capitalist?

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:11 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 01/17/2014

‘Enlisted’ actors talk military comedies, reaction from vets, and going to real-life boot camp

Geoff Stults, Chris Lowell and Parker Young discuss their new show, which airs Friday nights on Fox.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:35 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Daniel Radcliffe’s Broadway Hat Trick in “The Cripple of Inishmaan”

Daniel Radcliffe will return this season to Broadway in a revival (and Times Square debut) of Martin McDonagh’s comedy, “The Cripple of Inishmaan.”

By Peter Marks  |  06:58 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theatre

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Travis Jackson -- founder of Windian Records and drummer of the Points -- has died

The 34-year-old was one of the most recognizable faces in D.C.’s rock scene.

By Chris Richards  |  04:43 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Maryland native Spike Jonze scores three Oscar nominations for “Her”

Screenwriter/director looks to build on his Golden Globe win

By Caitlin Dewey  |  04:16 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Brilliant charts of the world’s most famous movie quotes

Can you guess the quote from the illustration?

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:49 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 01/16/2014

4 reasons Kristen Stewart really shouldn’t star in that ’1984 remake

The star has already admitted that the role might be ‘too hard’ for her.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:44 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 01/16/2014

D.C.’s embattled go-go scene is getting organized

Activist Ron Moten is fighting for the preservation of the city’s music.

By Chris Richards  |  12:16 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 01/16/2014

American Institute of Architects honors D.C. Metro

D.C.’s Metro receives architect award.

By Philip Kennicott  |  12:07 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 01/15/2014

‘The Summit’ at Arena Stage: Three evenings for theater lovers

Post critic Peter Marks moderates discussion series for theater lovers.

By Peter Marks  |  06:24 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 01/15/2014

‘Orange is the New Black’ co-star Laverne Cox to publish memoir

Harlequin plans to release the book in 2015.

By Ron Charles  |  05:50 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 01/15/2014

‘Breaking Bad’s’ Bryan Cranston starred in an amateur short film called ‘Writer’s Block’

The 13-minute film was directed by an assistant on one of Cranston’s features

By Caitlin Dewey  |  02:12 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Debunking the Rick Rubin myth

How did one of today’s most legendary record producers get a reputation for infallibility?

By Chris Richards  |  01:05 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Lena Dunham brings comedy, pop art to Vogue

Lena Dunham a Vogue cover girl? The rumors are true.

By Veronica Toney  |  12:27 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion, TV

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Emoji IRL: A Q&A with the designer who sees emoticons as works of art

Liza Nelson creates brilliant real-life versions of your favorite emoticons.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:12 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Wale documentary to air on Revolt

A new TV special follows the D.C. rap star as he connects with his Nigerian roots.

By Chris Richards  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Natasha Trethewey on the necessity of poetry

The new issue of the Virginia Review Quarterly contains a version of the U.S. Poet Laureate’s speech at the Library of Congress.

By Ron Charles  |  12:49 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 01/14/2014

What you should be listening to: Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks; Sicko Mobb; Seixlack

A weekly selection of recommended recordings.

By Chris Richards  |  12:13 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook, Music

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 01/14/2014

Study: Your friends really are happier, more popular than you

It’s not just the idealized images on Facebook or Instagram -- the average person’s friends are better off than he is.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:45 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 01/13/2014

‘The Newsroom’ renewed for third and final season

The HBO series has been quite the sore spot for media types.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:00 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 01/13/2014

People walking to the stage took up 10% of the Golden Globes broadcast

No, you weren’t imagining it: It really did take the winners forever to get from their seats to the stage.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:35 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Most memorable Golden Globes winners? Here’s everything you need to know.

A list of the 10 best acceptance speech moments.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:47 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, TV

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 01/13/2014

This is why Mia and Ronan Farrow don’t think Woody Allen deserved the Golden Globes lifetime achievement award

Unbeknownst to some younger viewers, the Farrow/Allen scandal was the tabloid sensation of its time.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  10:25 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Jennifer Lawrence’s Dior Golden Globes dress inspired a new meme

It’s called “Lawrencing,” and it involves wrapping your cat in white fabric.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  09:14 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Andy Samberg, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ and Jon Voight lead Golden Globe surprises

The film awards went as expected. The TV awards? Not so much.

By Emily Yahr  |  07:30 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 10:59 PM ET, 01/12/2014

‘Downton Abbey’ recap: An unthinkable act changes the tenor of the show

After a first encounter with evil, will the escapist program ever be the same?

By Joe Heim  |  10:59 PM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/12/2014

Golden Globes 2014 FAQ: Where to watch the shows, the pre-shows, the fashion

Here’s everything you need to know about Sunday’s show.

By Emily Yahr  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Golden Globes: Looking back at hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s best TV moments

The actresses/comedy BFFs have a long, hilarious history of TV appearances together.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:45 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Pacman and Peso have returned from North Korea

The local rappers made it to Pyongyang and back.

By Monica Hesse  |  02:52 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Twitter has spoken — it’s Bridgegate, not Bridgeghazi

Bridgeghazi may be more clever, but the numbers aren’t in its favor.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:51 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, Politics

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 01/09/2014

HBO announces end of ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ sets ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Veep’ return dates

This will be the fifth and last season of the mob drama.

By Emily Yahr  |  07:30 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Just imagine how ‘Scandal’s’ Olivia Pope might handle the Chris Christie bridge scandal

A conversation between the embattled New Jersey governor and the fictional fixer he so clearly needs might go something like this.

By Bethonie Butler and Caitlin Dewey  |  01:49 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, TV

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/09/2014

No, Niagara Falls is not “frozen solid”

The pictures you’re seeing on social media aren’t even unusual for the area.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 01/09/2014

These Are a Few of My Favorite (Signature) Things

Signature’s revival of ‘Gypsy’ prompted critic to review the theater’s best ever musical revivals.

By Peter Marks  |  10:12 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/09/2014

People’s Choice Awards: Jennifer Hudson and other standout moments

The singer’s emotional speech was the most memorable moment of the night.

By Emily Yahr  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 01/08/2014

People’s Choice Awards: Categories, performers and when to watch

A full list of categories, performers and when to watch the awards show.

By Cara Kelly  |  04:44 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 01/08/2014

National Book Festival to move indoors this year

After 12 years on the Mall, the National Book Festival is moving to the Washington Convention Center.

By Ron Charles  |  03:27 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 01/08/2014

The “bikini bridge,” 4chan’s latest prank, is actually pretty dangerous

It doesn’t matter if it’s “fake,” it can still be plenty damaging

By Caitlin Dewey  |  03:21 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 01/08/2014

The Intriguing Developments of 2013 in D.C. Theater

Peter Marks on the best of DC theater in 2013

By Peter Marks  |  10:36 AM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 01/06/2014

‘Downton Abbey’ scores highest ratings ever for Season 4 premiere

About 10.2 million people tuned in, a new high for the PBS hit.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:21 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 01/06/2014

‘The Bachelor’ airs Gia Allemand tribute during season premiere

Producers had a tough task in weaving a tragic storyline into its usually carefree reality show.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:11 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Beyonce gives her legion of haters another reason to be outraged

Is the singer purposefully blocking out Jesus in a recent Instagram photo? Or are her haters really reaching on this one?

By Caitlin Dewey  |  03:39 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 01/06/2014

‘Worst online dating profile ever’ still attracts hundreds of desperate guys

“I created AaronCarterFan to see if there was a lower limit to how awful a human had to be before men would stop messaging her. As it turns out: nope.“

By Caitlin Dewey  |  02:22 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/06/2014

That Old Spice ad you saw during the football games this weekend -- it’s weird, but is there anything to get?

It definitely has people talking - but about what exactly?

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 11:13 PM ET, 01/05/2014

‘Downton Abbey’ recap: Season 4 begins, and it’s a bummer

Catching up with all of the characters and storylines as the fourth season kicks off

By Joe Heim  |  11:13 PM ET, 01/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 01/03/2014

‘Veronica Mars’ official trailer: Is Rob Thomas really going to pull this thing off?

With the theatrical trailer, looks like the series creator’s big gamble could pay off.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:01 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, TV

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 01/02/2014

How to keep your 2014 New Year’s resolutions -- according to the woman who learned to dance in a year

“Instead of focusing on the goal, focus on the habit.“

By Caitlin Dewey  |  03:22 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Coinye West is your newest Bitcoin-inspired cryptocurrency

The latest Internet-based currency is likely a joke, but that doesn’t mean it’s worthless

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:35 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

 

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