The Style Blog: December, 2012

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 12/31/2012

Pinks Quieter: Psychedelic go-go from ... Portland, Oregon?

By Chris Richards  |  12:17 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 12/28/2012

4 hair styles for any New Year’s Eve celebration

Try one of these styles to accent party-ready looks.

By Cara Kelly  |  04:26 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 12/28/2012

Top 10 Australian indie rock songs of 2012

By David Malitz  |  01:05 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 12/27/2012

Porter Robinson on performing live, writing new music and his quick rise to stardom

By Chris Richards  |  06:32 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 12/24/2012

Singles file: Best of songs 2012

Allison Stewart picks the top singles of the year.

By Allison Stewart  |  02:54 PM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Video Americain’s owners share their top 10 movie picks

Barry and Annie Solan each share their top five movies.

By Emily Wax  |  12:23 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 12/21/2012

Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ reaches 1 billion YouTube views

The invisible horse dance continues to break records.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:22 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Book buyers confront ‘The Myth of Choice’

Advice about picking what to read next from Kent Greenfield, the author of “The Myth of Choice”

By Ron Charles  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 12/19/2012

Madonna’s MDNA tour top grossing of 2012

Madonna’s sold-out worldwide tour raked in $228 million.

By Fahima Haque  |  10:34 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Lisa Loeb on the ‘Gossip Girl’ finale and ’90s nostalgia

Loeb reveals what brought her back to Manhattan and why she and William Baldwin have so much to discuss.

By Jessica Goldstein  |  05:04 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Mister Rogers and Newtown: Quote and image goes viral

In the wake of the Newtown shootings, Mister Rogers has brought comfort to many. Here’s the story behind the photograph.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:46 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Meet Carl Kasell — and ask him to autograph his face

NPR’s first warehouse sale will feature Kasell merchandise and more

By Cara Kelly  |  12:17 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 12/14/2012

Tips for rocking the ugly Christmas sweater trend (that’s here to stay)

In the ‘arms race to of ugly,’ author Brian Clark Howard offers tips on dressing for the tacky tradition.

By Cara Kelly  |  09:40 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 12/14/2012

Why ‘One Pound Fish’ is no ‘Gangnam Style’

The Internet has decided to anoint its next silly video star.

By Maura Judkis  |  07:30 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Morgan Hill Bookstore finds new owners

Despite the economic collapse of the industry, the dream persists.

By Ron Charles  |  01:48 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Britney Spears highest paid female singer in 2012

The pop-star beat the likes of Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Lady Gaga on Forbes’ list for 2012.

By Cara Kelly  |  01:15 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 AM ET, 12/13/2012

Sandy benefit concert: Springsteen, Stones and Joel provide highlights at six-hour show

Paul McCartney fronts for Nirvana and other musical moments

By Allison Stewart  |  01:54 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Ben Fountain wins $10,000 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize

Years of toiling as a writer pay off big in 2012 for the author of “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.”

By Ron Charles  |  01:37 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books

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

Paul McCartney to front a reunited Nirvana?

The group is expected to perform at the 12.12.12 benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Twitter reimagines ‘Seinfeld’ for the digital age

@SeinfeldToday and other classic-TV parodies give new life to old characters.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  05:50 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Rush, Heart, Public Enemy, Donna Summer, Randy Newman and Albert King

Rush, Heart, Public Enemy, Donna Summer, Randy Newman and Albert King honored.

By Chris Richards  |  02:59 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 12/10/2012

The White House, now on Pinterest

1600 Penn has joined the social media site with a holiday party invite and a call for suggested pins.

By Cara Kelly  |  05:17 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Martin Platt stepping down as Olney Theatre artistic director

By Jessica Goldstein  |  04:12 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

George Washington’s dishy letter about Pierre Charles L’Enfant is coming home

George Washington’s dishy letter about D.C.’s designer Pierre Charles L’Enfant is coming home.

By Manuel Roig-Franzia  |  12:59 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Random House employees get $5,000 bonuses, thanks to ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

The erotic novel propelled publisher Random House to an unusually successful year.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  06:26 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Did ‘Gangnam Style’ rapper Psy rap about killing American soldiers and their families?

And will the Korean superstar still perform for the president on Sunday?

By Chris Richards  |  02:26 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Emerald: 2013 Pantone Color of the Year

After making a splash at fashion week, emerald green is the year’s must-have color.

By Veronica Toney  |  01:55 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  culture, fashion

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Hot dogs made headlines during royal Hyde Park visit

Washington Post headlines show the Roosevelts served the royals hot dogs, as in scenes from “Hyde Park.”

By Cara Kelly  |  01:42 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 12/06/2012

The Carolyn Hax Hootenanny of Holiday Horrors: Come play Christmas music!

It’s time for one of the Washington Post’s most beloved annual traditions - Carolyn Hax’s Hootenanny of Holiday Horrors

By Haley Crum  |  04:14 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Art Basel Miami: Where GIFs get legit

An exhibit curated by leading creatives showcases the GIF as art form.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  03:56 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  art

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Frank Ocean with a side of fun.: Picking this year’s most deserving Grammy winners

R&B rookie and bombastic pop-rock band among this year’s most nominated acts

By Chris Richards  |  09:56 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Dave Brubeck, ‘Take Five,’ and his longtime collaborator credited with the jazz legend’s biggest hit

Charlie Parker credited with the jazz legend’s biggest hit.

By Matt Schudel  |  04:44 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

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

Jay-Z rides the subway and chats with 67-year-old woman; we chat with her

En route to a show at Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center, Jay-Z meets an older woman who has no idea who he is. Excellence ensues.

By Jessica Goldstein  |  11:05 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 12/03/2012

E.L. James, Publishing Person of the Year

Publishers Weekly names E.L. James its Publishing Person of the Year.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:41 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Dave Grohl on why he played drums during Sunday’s Led Zeppelin tribute at the Kennedy Center

Foo Fighters frontman explains why he played drums at Sunday’s Kennedy Center Honors

By Chris Richards  |  02:12 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Bo Obama reprises his role in White House Christmas video

Bo has big shoes to fill as he takes on the role of Christmas dogs past.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  05:38 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Navigating the Target + Neiman Marcus holiday collection

Navigating the latest designer/mass market collaboration

By Cara Kelly  |  04:21 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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