The Style Blog: September, 2012

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 09/26/2012

Andy Williams dies: Remembering ‘Moon River’

The singer who made the “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” song his signature theme died at the age of 84.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:30 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 07/30/2012

The bestselling books in the Washington area: What’s on top?

What books are ‘in’ this week in Washington?

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:07 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 07/29/2012

How To Save an Indie Bookstore: Day 3

On our final day, the team dedicated to reinventing Kepler’s Books must decide what the future holds.

By Ron Charles  |  12:25 PM ET, 07/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 07/28/2012

How to save an indie bookstore: Day 2

Volunteers from around the country try to imagine a bookstore of the future.

By Ron Charles  |  12:03 PM ET, 07/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 07/27/2012

H Street Playhouse to relocate to Anacostia

H Street Playhouse is relocating to Anacostia and will announce the details in a press conference on Monday afternoon.

By Jessica Goldstein  |  05:11 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 07/27/2012

How to save an indie bookstore: Day 1

With a little help from its friends, Kepler’s Books hopes to transform itself for the future.

By Ron Charles  |  12:41 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Capital Fringe Festival: Reviews for ‘Stopgap,’ ‘Singlemarriedgirl,’ and more

Reviews for ‘Stopgap,’ ‘Singlemarriedgirl,’ and more.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:02 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  theater

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Fringe wedding at “Marriage and Mozzarella”: Their love was meant to brie

Thad Brown, 22, and Carrie Suggs, 29, wed during the Capital Fringe Festival.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:32 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Taiwan’s death row

Yun-Fei Tou photographed over 400 dogs within hours, sometimes minutes of their last breaths.

By May-Ying Lam  |  01:03 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 PM ET, 07/20/2012

Capital Fringe reviews: July 20

With #fringereviews of “Dr. Science” and “My Princess Bride.”

By Maura Judkis  |  11:23 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 07/20/2012

“Dark Knight Rises” shooting: “Gangster Squad” trailer that featured movie theater shooting pulled

The trailer shows four men shooting up a darkened theater.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:41 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 07/20/2012

“Dark Knight” shootings: Should Warner Brothers cancel weekend screenings?

The Paris premiere of the film has already been cancelled.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:04 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 07/20/2012

Northern Va. teen wears homemade newspaper dress to the Newseum

Jennifer Tran made a dress to wear to the Newseum’s display of front pages from around the world.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:43 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 07/20/2012

“Batman” shooting: Warner Brothers releases statement

The studio behind “The Dark Knight Rises” issued a statement in support of the victims.

By Maura Judkis  |  09:21 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Capital Fringe reviews: July 19

With #fringereviews of “Planet Egg,” “Jesus le Momo,” and “I <3 Hummels.”

By Maura Judkis  |  02:04 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  theater

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 07/18/2012

A city garden blooms on video

The efforts of a group of activist gardeners to turn an abandoned lot into a garden is now the subject of short documentary.

By Emily Wax  |  04:50 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Capital Fringe reviews: July 18

Tonight may be one of the sweatiest nights of Fringe.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:16 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  theater

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Pint-sized Post reader wins Reddit’s heart

An image of a tiny Style section reader has earned plenty of upvotes on Reddit.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:50 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Fans mourn Kitty Wells, Funk Brothers bassist Bob Babbitt — and more from the world of pop music

And more from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  05:34 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Capital Fringe Festival: Fringe-cabulary

What do Fringe performances have in common? Music, comedy, sex and science.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:29 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  theater

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 07/17/2012

For monumental proposal couple, the hunt is over

Photographer Angila Golik captured an engagement moment at the D.C. War Memorial.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:30 AM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 07/16/2012

Books hitting the bestseller lists this week include Janet Evanovich’s “Wicket Business” and “The Other Wes Moore” by Wes Moore.

What the Metro area’s been reading.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  11:53 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bestsellers

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 07/16/2012

Capital Fringe, July 16: #fringereviews, critic reviews, more reviews

Plus, plenty of reviews from our critics.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:15 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Chris Dodd blows the doors open at MPAA

Director Michael Apted visited the MPAA for an hour-long conversation with Sen. Chris Dodd. Along with championing the film industry as a job-creator and raising worries about piracy, Apted talked about his remarkably varied career making documentaries and feature films

By Ann Hornaday  |  04:37 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arts Post | Tags:  film

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Felines get their own flick festival

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis is accepting nominations for its first ever Internet Cat Video Film Festival, which takes place August 30.

By Tomi Obaro  |  04:20 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 07/13/2012

The Muppets on Queen

A classic Muppet tribute to the great British rock band.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:56 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Shakespeare Theatre lawsuit against landlord will be tried in D.C. Superior Court

Shakespeare Theatre Company: “This was an important victory for us.”

By Jessica Goldstein  |  01:01 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Capital Fringe: Break a leg on Friday the 13th

Plus, our first tweeted #fringereviews.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:35 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  theater

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Capital Fringe 2012: It begins

Tonight kicks off the start of the Fringe festival, one of the quirkiest arts events in D.C.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:09 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  theater

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Washington Post receives the world’s largest correction letter — about the Titanic

An unsinkable correction will run in the paper soon.

By Ron Charles  |  03:49 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Tweet your #fringereviews for the Capital Fringe Festival

Tweet using #fringereviews and we’ll watch for the best information from audience members each day.

By Peter Marks  |  02:42 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Team USA Olympic uniforms: Meh

Critical reaction to Ralph Lauren’s Olympics attire has been underwhelming.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:23 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fashion

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Cookie Monster’s “Call Me Maybe” parody: The best one yet

“Call Me Maybe” parodists can call it quits: Nothing will top this ode to sharing cookies.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:29 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Frank Ocean drops album early — and more from the world of pop music

And more headlines from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  12:25 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Woody Guthrie’s timeless songs

Our Guthrie playlist offers a glimpse into his vast repertoire.

By Joe Heim  |  08:52 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Ernest Borgnine’s showbiz reminiscences captured in documentary

“Ernest Borgnine on the Bus” chronicles Borgnine as he traveled across the Midwest in his custom bus, The Sunbum.

By Ann Hornaday  |  03:54 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  film

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 07/05/2012

Frank Ocean comes out, discusses first love on Tumblr

Ocean wrote: “4 summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19. He was too.”

By Chris Richards  |  12:47 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 07/05/2012

Food truck tunes: What’s your lunchtime playlist?

Food trucks use music to entice customers and get them hungry for food from around the world.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:15 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 07/05/2012

San Diego fireworks fail is unintentional art

A technical glitch caused all of a San Diego fireworks display’s pyrotechnics to go off at the same time.

By Maura Judkis  |  09:24 AM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  art

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 07/03/2012

Five ideas from the Aspen Ideas Festival

Take aways from an annual meeting of intellectual leaders from around the planet.

By Philip Kennicott  |  04:34 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 07/03/2012

‘3C,’ off-Broadway, brings tragicomic TV to the stage

The play, at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York, is based on the ‘70s show “Three’s Company.”

By Peter Marks  |  04:30 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  theater

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 07/03/2012

Did Chuck Brown’s mourners “clash” with police?

The Atlantic has chimed in with a lament for Washington’s endangered go-go scene.

By Chris Richards  |  03:23 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 07/03/2012

RIP Andy Griffith, movie star

Although he’s best known for his work in TV, Griffith’s feature-film debut, “A Face in the Crowd,” is worth watching.

By Ann Hornaday  |  02:27 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  film

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 07/03/2012

J.K. Rowling book cover revealed: ‘The Casual Vacancy’ rather vacant

The new book by the “Harry Potter”’ author strikes a more adult pose.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:52 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 07/03/2012

‘Capitol Fourth’: Beat the crowds, see the rehearsal

The dress rehearsal for PBS’s huge Independence Day concert, “A Capitol Fourth,” takes place Tuesday night.

By Lonnae O’Neal Parker  |  01:23 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 07/03/2012

Hendrix biopic won’t include Hendrix songs — and more from the world of pop music

Plus, more from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  01:02 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 07/03/2012

VeraCruz brings street art indoors: New gallery opens July 10

A new art space near U Street will feature large-scale murals from street artists.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:38 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  art

 

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