The Style Blog: February, 2012

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Leap year: eight weird and uniquely Washington tales

From the archives: stories of love, life and longing on the extra day of the year

By John Kelly  |  11:42 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Doug Aitken to light up the Hirshhorn facade

Doug Aitken, winner of the 48th Venice Biennale, plans to turn the Hirshhorn Museum’s facade into a 360-degree screen March 22 to May 13.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  08:21 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 01:56 PM ET, 02/28/2012

‘Matilda the Musical’ to come to Broadway

The Roald Dahl classic was adapted in a London production.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:56 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Dr. Seuss’s birthday: Calling all poets

Write a poem about current events in the manner of Dr. Seuss.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:49 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Discovery space shuttle will be welcomed to Smithsonian by Marines and a four-day festival

The Smithsonian Institution is getting its largest artifact in years: the space shuttle Discovery. The National Air and Space Museum is planning a welcoming festival.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  01:20 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Shuttle Discovery, Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, April 19 arrival of Discovery

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Jasper Johns will be the summer feature at the Phillips Collection

For the first time ever, the Phillips Collection is featuring an exhibition of the modern master.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:17 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jasper Johns, Phillips Collection, Antony Gormley, summer exhibitions in Washington

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Occupy calls for end of Whitney Biennial

The Occupiers object to the art world’s connections to the one percent.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:12 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Occupy Wall Street, Occupy protest, Art, Museums

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Pinterest: No boys allowed? New pinning sites for men

Seeking a wedding- and nail art-free safe haven, men — who also love shopping and accessories — are creating their own versions of Pinterest.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:43 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 02/28/2012

YouTube makes captioning more accessible for deaf viewers

User-uploaded videos makes captioning more accessible for deaf viewers.

By Maura Judkis  |  09:46 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Oscars red carpet Polyvore remix: Dressing down the best-dressed

Take a red carpet look and transform it into an outfit that would make a regular girl look like a movie star.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:38 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 02/27/2012

In African American pop culture, ‘thick’ is in

Nine decades of celebrating the black, big-legged woman.

By Melissa Bell  |  04:22 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 02/27/2012

The Oscars were boring. The #fakeoscars were not.

Twitter users created an alternate Oscars, where “War Horse” won and Muppets fought celebrities on the red carpet.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:18 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Berenstain Bears co-creator, Jan Berenstain, dies

Berenstain, who wrote and illustrated the popular longtime children’s series with her husband, was 88.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:15 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Oscars red carpet Q&A

We started the night with some pointed questions and scanned the crowd for answers.

By Ned Martel  |  03:01 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Oscar goes to the dogs

Jack Russell terriers have starring roles in two nominated films — but this is far from the first time they’ve made it to the big screen.

By Katherine Boyle  |  12:56 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 02/24/2012

The weirdest book names of the year

The British award has selected seven tomes with unfortunate titles for accolades.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:55 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 02/24/2012

YouTube’s choose-your-own-adventure: ‘You awake to find yourself in a dark room ... ’

Can you outsmart this game?

By Maura Judkis  |  11:33 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 02/24/2012

J.K. Rowling’s new book: the ‘Harry Potter’ characters react

Fake “Harry Potter” accounts and real actors from the film responded to Rowling’s announcement that she will write a novel for adults.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:33 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  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 02:51 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Dorothy’s ruby slippers temporarily off display at Smithsonian

Almost everyone looks for Dorothy’s ruby slippers when they visit the Museum of American History. For the next few weeks, famous shoes won’t be on display.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  02:51 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ruby slippers, The Wizard of Oz, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, Leonardo DiCaprio, Steven Spielberg, Judy Garland

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 02/23/2012

George Harrison and his guitars get a spot on the iPad

A new app explores the late Beatle’s music and instruments.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:43 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 02/23/2012

J.K. Rowling to write first adult novel

Details, including the title and release date, will come later this year.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:45 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 02/23/2012

‘The Lorax,’ ‘The Secret World of Arrietty’ indoctrinate kids, says Lou Dobbs

The TV host says that the films push messages from President Obama and Occupy Wall Street.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:21 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Fox Business Network, Lou Dobbs

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 04:14 PM ET, 02/22/2012

‘Really Really’ at Signature sparks heated discussion of rape

“Really Really,” a new play at Signature Theater in Arlington, is sparking intense discussions during audience talkbacks.

By Nelson Pressley  |  04:14 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Hanksy, Milbanksy: What will the next Banksy parody be?

The Tom Hanks-themed parodist has branched out to other celebs.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:50 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 02/22/2012

‘Portlandia’ live show at the 9:30 Club is dead on arrival

The 9:30 Club on Tuesday hosted two sold-out shows of “Portlandia: The Tour,” the live version of the cutesy sketch comedy on IFC, and it was probably the worst thing ever.

By Dan Zak  |  01:22 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  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 10:55 AM ET, 02/22/2012

‘The Scream’ for sale: When it was silenced

A Washington Post critic reflects on the 1994 theft of a version of one of the world’s most famous paintings.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:55 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Pinterest: What’s the (pin)point?

Local Living reporter Jura Koncius talks about why everyone should join the social media site.

By Jura Koncius  |  10:14 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Obama sings ‘Sweet Home Chicago’ at White House: What should he sing next?

The president joined in on the tune with B.B. King and Mick Jagger.

By Maura Judkis  |  09:17 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 02/21/2012

‘Red’ becomes highest grossing non-musical in Arena Stage’s history

As of Saturday, the play about artist Mark Rothko has become the highest grossing non-musical in Arena Stage’s 61-year history.

By Jessica Goldstein  |  06:37 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arena Stage, Drama, Theater

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Smithsonian links Civil Rights movement, American art on new Web site

The Smithsonian is introducing a new Web site called “Oh Freedom! Teaching African American Civil Rights through American Art at the Smithsonian.”

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  06:30 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Romare Bearden, Civil Rights Movement, American art

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Mardi Gras quiz: How much do you know about Fat Tuesday?

Put your trivia knowledge to the test.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:44 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Liquid-Plumr, PETA commercials: Do they go too far?

New commercials have been accused crossing the line in alluding to threesomes and sexual violence.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:21 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 02/21/2012

Fat Tuesday floats: The art of the parade

The biggest Mardi Gras floats feature artistry and intricate construction.

By Maura Judkis  |  09:58 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Jeremy Scott’s Fashion: Bringing back the ’90s with Bart Simpson, Rainbow Brite, emoticons

The always outlandish designer unveiled his newest collection, full of ‘90s references.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:29 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 02/17/2012

President’s Day: How artists paint the president

A look at presidential portraiture, from the serious and formal to the offbeat and irreverent.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:25 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Mardi Gras in 1929: ‘Promiscuous kissing was in order until dusk’

If only these 1929 revelers knew how people get their Mardi Gras beads nowadays.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:36 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Ralph Lauren channels ‘Downton Abbey’

The classic sportswear designer paid homage to the PBS drama and his love for British heritage in his Fall 2012 collection at Fashion Week.

By Cara Kelly  |  06:34 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Indian Museum plans major changes in exhibits

The National Museum of the American Indian plans to remove and replace several permanent exhibitions by 2014, the 10th anniversary of the museum, said Director Kevin Gover.

By Sarah Kaufman  |  12:36 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Museum of the American Indian, Kevin Gover, changes in exhibitions

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Smithsonian regent defends Secretary G. Wayne Clough’s travel

Patty Stonesifer, vice chair of the Smithsonian Board of Regents, said she is confident of the value of Secretary G. Wayne Clough’s travels.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:30 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Smithsonian Institution, Patty Stonesifer, Smithsonian Board of Regents, Smithsonian travel, Sen. Charles Grassley

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Occupy protesters target Fashion Week

Protesters from the Occupy movement will attempt to infiltrate the Calvin Klein show Thursday.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:15 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 02/16/2012

‘CQ/CX’: AP corrects title of play about journalistic corrections

The play, from the Atlantic Theater Company, is based on the Jayson Blair scandal.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:06 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Bon Iver invited to collaborate with Bonnie Bear

The cartoon bear that was confused for the Wisconsin indie band has issued an invitation for a duet.

By Maura Judkis  |  09:50 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Will it work in Washington?

We conclude our series with a stunning, form-fitted peacoat from Joseph Altuzarra.

By Janet Bennett Kelly  |  05:46 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Jim Rees,longtime president of Mount Vernon, announces his retirement

Rees, an executive at Mount Vernon for the last 29 years, is leaving in June because of health reasons.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  04:50 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mount Vernon, Jim Rees, president of Mount Vernon retiring, George Washington estate

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Dog show: Seth Casteel’s underwater photos flood the Internet

Swimming dogs, diving for toys, have captured the imagination of the Internet.

By May-Ying Lam  |  04:41 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Jenna Lyons doppelgangers appear at J. Crew presentation (Photos)

The creative director’s personal style has become infused into the line’s aesthetics.

By Cara Kelly  |  04:17 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion, Fashion Week

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Best in show: Purple prose for Malachy the Pekingese

This year’s Westminster winner has inspired some colorful descriptions.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:09 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Car-horn symphony is music to L.A.’s ears

Artist Zefrey Throwell is planning a car-horn symphony for Los Angeles.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:24 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Kate Upton: America’s love/hate relationship with the new ‘it’ model

The new Sports Illustrated swimwear cover model has inspired polarizing reactions.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:52 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Oscars remix: Best actress finalists revealed

See which Hollywood-inspired collages wowed the judges in our Polyvore Style Search challenge.

By Marie Elizabeth Oliver  |  12:42 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Westminster Best in Show: How the Pekingese won

How does judging at Westminster work?

By Maura Judkis  |  12:42 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  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 11:13 PM ET, 02/14/2012

1-800-Flowers’ no good, very bad Valentine’s Day

One flower shop gets an onslaught of Valentine’s Day hate.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:13 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Will it work in Washington?

Would this gold-embroidered, mesh gown by Prabal Gurung work in the district? Cast your vote.

By Janet Bennett Kelly  |  05:29 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Valentine’s Day: Read stories about first love, and loss

Cowbird, a visual storytelling site, is collecting users’ greatest love stories.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:12 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Facebook’s ‘How people view my profession’ meme

What we’re all doing on Facebook.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:01 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Valentine’s Day Valentweets help you woo your office crush

Send an anonymous tweet to the object of your desire.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:00 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 02/14/2012

President Obama requests $857 million for the Smithsonian

In the fiscal 2013 federal budget request, the Smithsonian Institution is requesting funds for the old and the new.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  11:06 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, federal budget 2013, arts funding, Smithsonian Institution, National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities, Rocco Landesman, Donald Trump, National Gallery of Art

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 02/14/2012

Westminster Dog Show: 2012’s best-named dogs

Ava Gardner and Al Capone are winners.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:08 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Westminster Dog Show, dogs, animals

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Whitney Houston: Public mourning partly a mourning of our youth

Many fans of Houston found out about her death through news alerts or tweets on their phones.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:59 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Fashion Week: Will work in Washington?

A pink jacket and slacks from Diane von Furstenberg could transition from day to evening.

By Janet Bennett Kelly  |  05:57 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Jacqueline Kennedy’s White House restoration papers released

The papers of Jacqueline Kennedy pull back the curtains on the first lady

By Tina Cassidy  |  04:26 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Al Pacino, John Asbery and Andre Watts received arts and humanities medals

President Obama awarded actor Al Pacino, poet John Asbery and pianist Andre Watts the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  03:57 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al Pacino, Michelle Obama, White House, National Medal of Arts, National Humanities Medals, Wil Barnet, Rita Dove, Emily Rauh Pulitzer, Martin Puryear, Mel Tillis, Andre Watts, John Ashbery

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Oscars red carpet remix

Enter our Oscars Remix: Polyvore Style Search and create a collage of a red-carpet worthy ensemble.

By Marie Elizabeth Oliver  |  03:26 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Bon Iver, meet Bonnie Bear: Grammy confusion spawns meme

Who is Bon Iver? Who is Bonnie Bear?

By Maura Judkis  |  02:08 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 02/13/2012

On Valentine’s Day, indulge in Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Steiglitz’s uncensored love

Over 30 years Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz wrote about 5,000 letters to each other. Here’s what they said.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  02:01 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 02/13/2012

The single life: why a wedding writer investigated living alone

Ellen McCarthy explains where our story on the single life came from.

By Ellen McCarthy  |  12:30 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  relationships, weddings, dating

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 02/13/2012

San Francisco Chronicle’s building: news makes way for arts

Arts groups could take advantage of empty space in iconic newspaper buildings.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:16 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 02/13/2012

The anti-Valentine’s Day tribute list: Tell us your #AntiVdaysongs

Anti-romance songs that describe love for what it really is — a bitter, torturous affair that can bring down even the strongest man or woman. What is your favorite?

By Mark S. Luckie  |  11:01 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Rag & Bone: Will it work in Washington?

For the second edition of our “Will it work in Washington?” take on New York Fashion week, we look to the fall 2012 collection of Rag & Bone.

By Janet Bennett Kelly  |  02:01 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 02/11/2012

Fashion Week: Will work in Washington?

One glittering gown stood out among the edgy leggings and leather at the Rebecca Taylor show.

By Janet Bennett Kelly  |  06:34 PM ET, 02/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fashion

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 02/10/2012

The single life: Results from our survey

We asked single adults to take a survey on what their lives are like. Here, excerpts from the results

By Amanda McGrath  |  04:17 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  relationships

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 02/10/2012

Valentine’s Day: All the advice you’ll ever need

Need tips for a romantic holiday?

By Maura Judkis  |  03:28 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 02/10/2012

Andrej Pejic: 10 things you should know about Fashion Week’s androgynous model

Andrej Pejic has walked in both menswear and womenswear runway shows.

By Maura Judkis  |  09:52 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Valentine’s Day: Pop the question with ... Pizza Hut?

Would an engagement package from the pizza purveyor give you heartburn?

By Maura Judkis  |  04:27 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Valentines Day: ‘I Hate Being Single,’ the webshow for the brokenhearted

A new series offers a comedic glimpse into the life of a single dude trying to get over his ex.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:13 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 02/09/2012

The Beatles and Ed Sullivan: What do you remember?

Thursday is the anniversary of the Beatles’ first live television appearance in the U.S. On Feb. 9, 1964 they sang live on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” a day that was appointment television for many of us Baby Boomers.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  11:12 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Beatles, The Ed Sullivan Show, Hoboken, Feb. 9, 1964, Smithsonian Snapshot

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 02/09/2012

A marshmallow blaster and a blog give science a new look

Aimed at changing the perception of scientists, a new blog combats that “nerd” stereotype.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:03 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  science

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 02/09/2012

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week: Let the shows begin

More than 300 designers, hundreds of journalists, countless models, buyers and socialites have descended upon New York.

By Cara Kelly  |  10:10 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 02/08/2012

‘Jeopardy!’ flaunts its coolness with hip music clues

Serving up clues with references to cool bands, the game show’s writers are showing off some hipster cred.

By Brandon Weigel  |  02:12 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Oscars Remix: Best picture finalists revealed

See the top four entries on our best picture Polyvore challenge.

By Marie Elizabeth Oliver  |  10:18 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Dylan’s jacket, worn at a watershed event in music history, added to American History museum exhibit.

The leather jacket Bob Dylan wore at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965 will be part of an upcoming exhibition at the National Museum of American History.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bob dylan, national museum of american history, newport folk festival, dylan's jacket, star spangled banner, smithsonian, ruby slippers

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Wendell Berry, poet and conservationist, selected to give 2012 Jefferson Lecture

The poet and conservationist has built a collection of more than 40 works that have examined the way we live with nature.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  03:28 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  wendell e. berry, national endowment for the humanities, jefferson lecture, award-winning poet

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Online dating: Is it worth it? See what a study says, and share your stories.

A new study analyzes the pros and cons of online dating. The conclusion: It’s far from perfect, but it generally works.

By Ellen McCarthy  |  11:42 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Charles Dickens’s 200th birthday: Name your #ModernDickensBooks

What would Dickens’s characters be like in the present day?

By Maura Judkis  |  10:56 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 02/07/2012

New Yorker tricks readers with clever cover

When you see the cover image on a mobile device, it’s a trompe l’oeil.

By Maura Judkis  |  09:54 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New Yorker magazine

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 02/06/2012

Oscars Remix: Best actress picks

Honor your pick for best actress by creating a Polyvore collage.

By Marie Elizabeth Oliver  |  02:50 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fashion

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 02/06/2012

Madonna stuns in Givenchy during Super Bowl performance

Couture designer Riccardo Tisci designed three haute couture looks for the pop star for her Egyptian-inspired Super Bowl performance.

By Cara Kelly  |  02:05 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 02/06/2012

Lobbying for the #RealKStreet, Part II

Is K Street the heart of the dark heart of D.C.? Or is just a banal strip of street?

By Dan Zak  |  02:00 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 02/06/2012

Super Bowl ads 2012: The experts weigh in

Our panel of branding experts offers up their take on this year’s best and worst big-game commercials.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:51 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 02/06/2012

Super Bowl ads: The 5 must-see ads you probably missed

Super Bowl ads that aired only in local markets were heartwarming, funny and often controversial.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:14 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Jason Wu for Target: To brave the inevitable lines or order from home?

Is it worth fighting fellow Wu-lovers in a physical store, or risk the unknown in ordering online?

By Cara Kelly  |  02:49 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Siri does guest vocals in Flaming Lips song

Siri gets top billing in a song with Erykah Badu and Biz Markie.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:53 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 02/03/2012

David Choe’s Facebook friends react to his IPO windfall

David Choe once thought Facebook was “ridicuous.” Bet he’s changed his tune.

By Maura Judkis  |  09:32 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/03/2012

The Super Bowls: Celebrating lesser-known sporting events

Here’s a look at some of the lesser Super Bowls that happened recently. The Super Bowl of Birding, anyone?

By Maura Judkis  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Duncanson’s “Still Life with Fruit and Nuts” acquired by National Gallery of Art

The work by the internationally known African American painter will go on view Feb. 3 at the National Gallery of Art.

By Erin Williams  |  08:59 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 02/02/2012

‘Eye of the Tiger’ co-writer likes Newt Gingrich’s taste in music

Jim Peterick, a former member of the band Survivor, has no problem with his song being associated with the candidate’s campaign.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:04 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Facebook IPO: 5 things you should know about David Choe, insta-millionaire artist

The insta-millionaire artist was offered the choice between cash and stock. He chose well.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:43 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 02/02/2012

Pronunciation Manual videos sound it out slowly, hilariously

A series of YouTube channels might not help you pronounce the word Mjölnir, but they will make you laugh.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:10 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 02/02/2012

Artist Mike Kelley dies at 57

The artist was known for his found-object assemblages and punk rock bands.

By Maura Judkis  |  09:33 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Digitals: A short film about communication overload

This is what happens when gadgets are more important than people.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:38 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Digital

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Simon Doonan’s new book preaches gay style

Simon Doonan comes to D.C. to promote his new book, “Gay Men Don’t Get Fat.”

By Megan Buerger  |  10:26 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Occupy T-shirt: Is Vineyard Vines mocking the 99%?

Occupy Martha’s Vineyard?

By Maura Judkis  |  09:30 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil is not the only predictor out there

There are more than 25 groundhogs that provide alternate weather predictions.

By Maura Judkis  |  08:47 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Newt Gingrich sued for using ‘Eye of the Tiger’

The incident marks just the latest scuffle between a politician and a musician.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:44 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Lana del Rey album drops: Critics’ reactions

The love-her-or-hate-her singer has gotten mediocre reviews for her first album, “Born to Die.”

By Maura Judkis  |  03:43 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 01/31/2012

John Legend surprises Duke Ellington School of the Arts students at the Kennedy Center

Students rehearsing for a Kennedy Center performance had a surprise visit from John Legend.

By Jessica Goldstein  |  03:35 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Duke Ellington School of Arts

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 01/31/2012

OK Go on ‘Sesame Street’: Band teaches toddlers primary colors

Another sure-to-go-viral video from the quirky band.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:50 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Mitt Romney sings: Is his voice better than Obama’s and Cain’s?

Pop music critic Chris Richards ranks the candidates’ singing voices after Romney recently broke into song in Florida.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:45 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Brazilian Blowout: Formaldehyde risks for stylists

A popular hair straightening treatment must amend its labeling.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:11 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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