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The Style Blog: May, 2012

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Eisenhower Memorial: Delay the process, Issa requests

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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 01:34 PM ET, 05/30/2012

‘Les Miserables’ trailer: The best ‘I Dreamed a Dream’performances

Anne Hathaway’s rendition of the famous song has won her mixed praise.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:34 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 05/30/2012

Doc Watson’s flatpicking folk sounds (video)

Listen to recordings from Watson’s Grammy-winning albums.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:38 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

Posted at 11:13 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Doc Watson dies: remembering the legendary guitarist through the Post archives

Legnendary blind guitarist Doc Watson, known for his speedy and influential flatpicking, has died at age 89. We remember him through The Post’s archives.

By Chris Richards  |  11:13 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doc watson, richard harrington, t. michael coleman, chet atkins, ralph rinzler

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 05/29/2012

American Institute of Architecture publishes fifth edition of its indispensible guide to Washington, D.C.

The American Institute of Architecture new guide to Washington, D.C is “essential carry-along reading,” says critic Phil Kennicott.

By Philip Kennicott  |  02:04 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 05/29/2012

10-year-old D.C. pianist performs on NPR’s hit show ‘From the Top’

Tune into WETA, 90.9 FM, at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, to hear a live performance by a 10-year-old D.C. pianist, who has been called “a rising star” on the D.C. music scene.

By DeNeen Brown  |  01:41 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  from the top, npr, avery gagliano, weta, classical weta, john eaton elementary school, deneen brown, deneen brown and washington post, 10-year-old dc pianist, the cat and the mouse by aaron copland, the cat and the mouse, aaron copland

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 12:17 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Justin Bieber roughs up paparazzi? And more from the world of pop music

Justin Bieber roughs up paparazzi? And more from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  12:17 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Once the subject of memes, stock photography agency harnesses their power

Stock photos are often the subject of memes — but one video will make you take them seriously.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:44 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  culture

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 05/25/2012

A photographer’s personal Golden Gate

Photographer Richard Misrach shot the Golden Gate Bridge for three years from his front porch.

By May-Ying Lam  |  07:03 PM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 05/25/2012

American Indian Museum Displays Jim Thorpe’s Gold Medals in Exhibit Honoring Native Olympians

The National Museum of the American Indian opens an exhibit honoring Native Olympians.

By David Montgomery  |  03:06 PM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 05/25/2012

Decentralized Dance Party to invade D.C.

Two performance artists bring a roving party to local boomboxes on May 26.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:52 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 05/25/2012

Wolf Trap kicks off summer season tonight

There’s plenty of great music coming to the Trap in the approaching weeks.

By Chris Richards  |  10:21 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 05/25/2012

Charles Lindbergh’s youngest child visits Washington

Reeve Lindbergh visited Washington to celebrate the publication of a new collection of letters and diary entries by her late mother.

By Ron Charles  |  08:55 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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 03:17 PM ET, 05/24/2012

‘Preparing for the Oath’ citizenship tutorial website unveiled at naturalization ceremony

The site provides a more textured sense of American history and an accessible study guide.

By Lonnae O'Neal Parker  |  03:17 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  culture

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Miles Davis postal stamp brings some ‘cool’ to your mail; Edith Piaf also to be honored

Miles Davis, the great American jazzman, and Edith Piaf, the renowned French singer, are the subjects of a new series of postal stamps.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:46 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miles Davis, Edith Piaf, Erin Davis, Vince Wilburn, Jr, U.S. Postal Service

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 05/23/2012

“Call Me Maybe”: The song of summer 2012

The infectious bubblegum pop hit has spawned viral tributes and business cards

By Maura Judkis  |  06:50 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Bob Schieffer and Honky Tonk Confidential booked for Smithsonian on Flag Day

Schieffer and the award-winning band will play a selection of Civil War music in a special program for Flag Day at the National Museum of American History.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  05:53 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Schieffer, Honky Tonk Confidential, National Museum of American History, Civil War music, Broadcast Music Inc. Archives Confederate Music Collection, Flag Day

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Tilda Swinton on the cover of Candy magazine

The unlikely cover girl is also the ideal one.

By Dan Zak  |  02:13 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Listen to 2011 National Recording Registry additions: Prince, Donna Summer, Dolly Parton

Recordings by Prince, Donna Summer, and Edward R. Murrow will be preserved.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:39 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Priscilla Chan’s wedding dress: Another step away from strapless style

With each celebrity wedding, the predominance of the strapless dress is dwindling.

By Maura Judkis  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fashion

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Brad Pitt film, ‘Killing Them Softly’ premieres at Cannes

Brad Pitt arrives at Cannes to discuss his new movie ‘Killing Them Softly.’

By Ann Hornaday  |  03:48 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Blue Star Museums return with free admission for military families

The renewal of the Blue Stars Museums program, which starts Memorial Day and goes through Labor Day, was announced today at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  03:28 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Military, Museums

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 05/22/2012

Webby Awards: The cool and nerdy-cool convene and congratulate

There aren’t a lot of other venues that would draw the participation of both Bill Clinton and Justin Long.

By Monica Hesse  |  11:47 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  culture

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 05/22/2012

Austin City Limits announces line-up; Jay-Z unveils roster for Made In America festival — and more from the world of pop music

Jay-Z unveils roster for Made In America festival — and more from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  11:26 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 05/22/2012

National Museum of Natural History plans human genome exhibition

The National Museum of Natural History is going to take note of the 10th anniversary of the first complete human genome sequence in a special exhibition in 2013.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  11:03 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Museum of Natural History, human genome, exhibition of human genome, Life Technologies Foundation

Posted at 01:13 AM ET, 05/22/2012

Center Stage program to bring artists from Pakistan, Indonesia and Haiti to U.S.

The State Department announces Center Stage, a program that will send performers from Haiti, Indonesia and Pakistan to 60 cities.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  01:13 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  State Department, Center Stage, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Pakistan, Indonesia, Haiti, Arieb Azhar, Noori

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 05/21/2012

National Gallery to exhibit Barnett Newman

By Lonnae O'Neal Parker  |  05:59 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  art

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 05:40 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Roman Polanski attends Cannes screening of “Tess”

The controversial director was greeted with a standing ovation.

By Ann Hornaday  |  05:40 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Nicole Kidman said to star in White House butler movie

The film is based on a Washington Post story about long-time White House butler, Eugene Allen.

By Ann Hornaday  |  05:36 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 05/21/2012

The Bee Gees, Donna Summer: A 1979 Washington Post primer explains disco

“Disco music is for dancing, not listening.”

By Maura Judkis  |  01:59 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Blue Angels’ air show acrobatics

By Sarah Kaufman  |  01:54 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Bee Gees songs: Their number one hit singles

The Bee Gees spent a lot of time at the top of the charts.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:35 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

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 11:29 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Politics and activism take center stage at Cannes

By Ann Hornaday  |  11:29 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Carolyn Hax told you what to do. So what happened?

For 15 years, Carolyn Hax has been doling out smart, snappy advice on relationships.

By Amanda McGrath  |  07:58 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  relationships, advice

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 05/17/2012

At chilly Cannes, few films raise the temperature

No film has yet set the festival on fire, although there’s been at least one stand-out.

By Ann Hornaday  |  02:51 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  film

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Chuck Brown’s legacy: Sampled by Nelly, Duran Duran, Eve

Chuck Brown’s music provided inspiration for other artists whose work spans almost three decades.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:41 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Donna Summer dies — Remembering the disco queen through the Post archives

With the success of her 17-minute orgasmic disco epic “Love to Love You Baby,” Summer was known as “The Sex Queen of the ‘70s.”

By Chris Richards  |  12:30 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Chuck Brown remembrances: Ways to honor the ‘Godfather of Go-Go’

D.C. residents and fans of the musical legend are honoring the “Godfather of Go-Go.”

By Bethonie Butler  |  12:21 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 05/17/2012

Skechers lawsuit: A farewell to clunky shoes

The company settled a class-action lawsuit about false health claims for its rocker-soled shoes.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:28 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 01:54 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Bill Murray arrives at Cannes

It’s difficult to get festival veterans excited about a star sighting, but it’s always special when Murray shows up.

By Ann Hornaday  |  01:54 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  film

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 05/16/2012

Facebook IPO: The Musical

It’s just a viral video, but it will still get better reviews than “Spider-Man.”

By Maura Judkis  |  11:28 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 04:20 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Atlas grows and adds more jazz, New Music and theater for the youngest audience

The Atlas Performing Arts Center grows and adds more programming in jazz, new music and theater for the youngest.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  04:20 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlas Performing Arts Center, Sam Sweet, Brad Linde, Armando Bayolo, Mary Hall Surface, Cornelius Dufallo, Luciana Souza, Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Newseum honors journalists killed on the job

Washington D.C.’s Newseum adds 72 names to its memorial for slain reporters, photographers, broadcasters and news executives

By DeNeen Brown  |  02:21 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  media

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Frank Gehry submits changes to Eisenhower Memorial proposal

The design has endured months of criticism, including some from the president’s family, that it undersold the scope of his achievements.

By Lonnae O’Neal Parker  |  02:08 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Mark Twain prize skews young

The award more often goes young, established comedians than the groundbreaking stars that preceded them.

By Paul Farhi  |  02:04 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Lady Gaga to cancel concert in Indonesia — and more from the world of pop music

Lady Gaga cancels concert in Indonesia, plus catch up on the week’s concert reviews.

By Chris Richards  |  01:07 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 05/15/2012

‘Smile’: Video by ‘Marcel the Shell’ director examines how we say ‘cheese’

The short film about posing for a photo is reminiscent of Warhol’s “Screen Tests.”

By Maura Judkis  |  10:41 AM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  art

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 05/14/2012

A snapshot of life on ADAY.org

Professional and amateur photographers around the world are taking a photo that represents a slice of life on May 15, 2012.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:13 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  art, culture

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 05/14/2012

‘Punch and Judy,’ the commedia-influenced slapstick, turns 350

The puppets’ anniversary coincides with a commedia dell’arte revival.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:21 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  theater

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Cannes Film Festival: let the movie marathon begin

Cannes Film Festival begins in France this week.

By Ann Hornaday  |  11:07 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Booker T. and the MGs bassist Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn: a look back at his life and death

Dunn helped popularize the Memphis soul sound.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:17 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 05/12/2012

Robert A. Caro’s next Lyndon Johnson bio and a new round of headaches for Sookie Stackhouse top the bestseller lists this weekend ...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  11:37 AM ET, 05/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arts Post | Tags:  books

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 05/11/2012

Windows Into DC: Cultural Couture highlights the art and fashion of Washington neighborhoods

Convention center shows off neighborhoods’ flavor

By Lonnae O'Neal Parker  |  04:52 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  art

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 05/11/2012

Time Magazine breast-feeding cover: Its art historical origins, and what makes the image so sensational

The image of a 26-year-old mom breast-feeding her three-year-old son has spurred conversations about mothering and taste.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:51 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 05/11/2012

Rolling Stones’ ‘Exile on Main Street’ turns 40

By David Malitz  |  02:46 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music | Tags:  music

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Corcoran and WPA seeking artists to ‘Take It To The Bridge’

The series will feature a new artist showcasing his or her work in the Gallery’s glass performance bridge placed in the front entry.

By Erin Williams  |  04:31 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Robert Weingarten: Should the photographer immortalize Frederick Douglass, Celia Cruz, Samuel Morse, Audie Murphy or Alice Paul?

Starting Friday the public can vote on what historical character will be the subject of a new portrait by photographer Robert Weingarten

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:59 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Weingarten, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, public vote on portrait

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Time cover milks shocking image (photo)

That’s quite an, um, arresting cover photo on this week’s Time magazine

By Paul Farhi  |  12:45 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  media

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 05/10/2012

‘Before I Die’ couple’s ‘grand exit’: How they installed the wall

Sophie Miller and Dan Meredith never intended for people to know they were the duo behind the public art project.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:38 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  art

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Inspiration behind ‘The Dance of Life’

On spotting the hidden choreography of common tasks and social settings.

By Sarah Kaufman  |  09:39 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dance

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Lalla Essaydi at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art: “My work is really my history”

“Lalla Essaydi: Revisions” opened Wednesday at the National Museum of African Art.

By DeNeen Brown  |  05:51 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Vidal Sassoon, our hair grieves for you

Vidal Sassoon, we salute you. We, the wash-n-wear women of Washington.

By Monica Hesse  |  05:25 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Doug Aitken’s ‘Song 1’ will remain on Hirshhorn an additional week

Doug Aitken’s multimedia exhibit on the exterior of the Hirshhorn will continue until May 20.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  04:21 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hirshhorn Museum, Doug Aitken, Doug Aitken projection, National Mall

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 05/09/2012

‘Jeopardy! Power Players’ schedule announced

Starting Monday, the city’s “power players” will compete for bragging rights and charity donations.

By Dan Zak  |  01:15 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  culture

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Colbert’s Maurice Sendak tribute: ‘I Am a Pole’ released, coincidentally, on day of author’s death

The late children’s author endorsed the book on “The Colbert Report.”

By Maura Judkis  |  10:24 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books, Maurice Sendak

Posted at 06:46 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Why I like One Direction and you should, too (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Boy Band)

Much like some of the mop tops that have crashed onto American shores throughout the years, One Direction has started to cause the beginning of an American sensation.

By Caitlin Moore  |  06:46 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:33 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Thomas Kinkade’s death ruled an accidental overdose

The “Painter of Light” faced problems with alcohol abuse in his final years.

By Maura Judkis  |  07:33 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  art

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Beastie Boys sued over Trouble Funk samples, legendary go-go band was unaware of lawsuit or Adam “MCA” Yauch’s death

By Chris Richards  |  02:31 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Mike D, Ad-Rock mourn MCA, thank fans — and more from the world of pop music

Mike D and Ad-Rock mourn MCA, thank fans — and more from the world of pop music

By Chris Richards  |  12:09 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 05/08/2012

Met Ball: When sheer dresses go wrong

Beyonce’s sheer Givenchy dress, which landed her on many worst-dressed lists, was her “Cher” moment.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:27 AM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fashion

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 05/08/2012

Maurice Sendak dies: Obama, others read “Where the Wild Things Are”

Sendak imprinted children’s literature with a mischevious acknowledgement that childhood is rife with tension and angst, and filled with wonder.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:13 AM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Animal Collective releases new tracks

The group is giving fans a sneak peak into its forthcoming album, the highly-anticipated follow-up to their 2009 success.

By Cara Kelly  |  05:16 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

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 01:06 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Dick Gregory zings at Harlem Renaissance Festival; Chuck Brown is missed

The Harlem Renaissance Festival in Prince George’s County opened with Dick Gregory at its gala, featured food, crafts and local and national performing artists.

By DeNeen Brown  |  01:06 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 05/06/2012

Julie Otsuka wins PEN/Faulkner Prize for ‘The Buddha in the Attic’

Julie Otsuka accepted the $15,000 PEN/Faulkner Prize for Fiction on Saturday, beating out some of the biggest names in American letters.

By Ron Charles  |  10:30 AM ET, 05/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 05:39 AM ET, 05/05/2012

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ author E L James spreads the love in Washington

The author waves to the D.C. crowd and smiles, looking like she could be selling cookies rather than a mega-selling erotic trilogy.

By Ron Charles  |  05:39 AM ET, 05/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Jay Bulger’s next career: actor?

The boxer-turned-model-turned-documentary-director, whose “Beware of Mr. Baker” won at South by Southwest, will appear in a film with Al Pacino and Christopher Walken.

By Kris Coronado  |  05:27 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Film

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 03:34 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Adam Yauch dies: remembering MCA of the Beastie Boys

Adam Yauch, one of the cofounders of the Beastie Boys, died at the age of 47

By Chris Richards  |  03:34 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 05/04/2012

‘Life Stories’ one of the most moving Kennedy Center performances of the year

Reporter Katherine Boyle calls the play “one of the most moving performances” she’s seen at the Kennedy Center this year.

By Katherine Boyle  |  12:32 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Vogue vows to use healthier models: But what’s its definition of ‘healthy’?

The editors of all 19 Vogue magazines have come together for a health pact - but it’s awfully vague.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:19 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fashion

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Philip Levine delivers last lecture as U.S. poet laureate

In his final address as U.S. poet laureate, Philip Levine described the writers and fellow students who shaped his early experience of poetry.

By Ron Charles  |  11:02 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

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 05:08 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Anacostia Community Museum to begin renovations Monday; will be “Out & About” this summer

Anacostia Community Museu

By Erin Williams  |  05:08 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Eiko and Koma’s ‘Caravan Project’ at University of Maryland

The husband-and-wife dance team sure knows how to make an exit.

By Sarah Kaufman  |  02:28 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dance

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 05/03/2012

Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij discuss ‘Sound of My Voice’

By Ann Hornaday  |  11:24 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 05/03/2012

‘The Scream’ sets $119.9 million record: Why we’re drawn to its tortured psychology

More than 100 years alter, here’s why Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” still resonates.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:12 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  art

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 05/03/2012

20 Minute Tales debuts on Washington Metro

By Ron Charles  |  08:34 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books

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 03:12 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Maryland Film Fest kicks off with Cutter Hodierne’s ‘Fishing Without Nets’

By Ann Hornaday  |  03:12 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arts Post | Tags:  film

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Chuck Brown death rumors swirl on twitter

The Washington music legend has been hospitalized, but his manager confirms news about his death is “just rumors.”

By Chris Richards and Nikita Stewart  |  01:04 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Tony Awards 2012: Screen-to-stage adaptations are a winning combo

This was a banner year for Broadway shows adapted from hit films.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:30 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Steve Jobs’s patents to be displayed at the Smithsonian

A special exhibition about Steve Jobs’s beginnings and the patents that put him on the road to innovation will be mounted at the Smithsonian this month.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:50 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Steve Jobs, Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Walter Isaacson

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Clarice Smith center collaborating on English and Chinese version of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center will collaborate with students from the University of Maryland and the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts on a Shakespeare classic.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  07:09 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, Shakespeare, Susie Farr

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 05/01/2012

What brand of tire would Carrie Underwood slash?

By Chris Richards  |  10:31 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 05/01/2012

Tony Awards: Full list of 2012 nominees includes ‘Follies,’ ‘Once,’ ‘Porgy and Bess’

”Follies” and “Clybourne Park” were among the shows nominated for this year’s Tony Awards.

By Maura Judkis  |  09:15 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Titanic II: Between replica ship and Hologram Tupac, resurrections abound

An Australian businessman is building a replica Titanic for tourists.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:02 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Titanic, Titanic II

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Robert Caro’s new biography: LBJ’s vice presidential years

The famed biographer has released the fourth installment of his series on Lyndon Baines Johnson.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:34 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Young Jeezy, President Obama and the White House’s complicated relationship with hip-hop

“In my first term I sang Al Green,” the president said in his Correspondents’ dinner address. “In my second term, I'm going with Young Jeezy.”

By Chris Richards  |  01:01 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

 

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