The Style Blog: February, 2013

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 02/28/2013

Princess Diana's State of the Union dress up for auction

The dress the princess wore while dancing with John Travolta at the White House will be auctioned this March in London.

By Cara Kelly  |  06:36 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 02/28/2013

Trend Report: Fashion in a general sense

By Janet Bennett Kelly  |  11:53 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 02/28/2013

Natasha Trethewey celebrates 75th anniversary of Poetry and Literature Center

The poet laureate spoke with the NewHour's Jeffrey Brown about the troubling blank spots in American history

By Ron Charles  |  09:55 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 02/26/2013

'Zero Dark Thirty' investigation closed -- mission accomplished?

One day after the Oscars, the Senate Intelligence Committee closed its investigation into contacts between the filmmakers and the CIA

By Ann Hornaday  |  12:07 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 02/26/2013

Critic's Notebook: 3rd and Union, Moon B

Notable recordings from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  10:11 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook, Music

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Mary Doria Russell on the perils (and rewards) of being a midlist novelist

Just as her celebrated novel "Doc" was being released, her publisher said good-bye.

By Ron Charles  |  03:01 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Jennifer Lawrence's tumble, other best (and worst) Oscar moments

A cheat sheet of the 10 most memorable moments--including some we'd rather forget.

By Marie Elizabeth Oliver  |  01:45 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies, oscars

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Adele is halfway to an EGOT after her Oscar win

She needs a Tony and an Emmy, but the singer has no plans for Rolling in the Deep: The Musical."

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:43 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music, oscars

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 02/25/2013

The Onion apologizes for Quvenzhane Wallis tweet that outraged the Internet

The satirical site issues a rare apology for a tweet about the nine-year-old star of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" after a huge backlash

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:57 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  oscars

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 02/25/2013

Jennifer Lawrence's eventful Oscar night

A fall, some self-deprecating humor and an Academy Award for best actress rounded out the 22-year-old's night.

By Cara Kelly  |  10:13 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies, oscars

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 02/25/2013

Oscars 2013: 'Life of Pi's Claudio Miranda wizard hair trend

Forget beards, bobs or off-white dresses -- the enduring fashion statement of this year's Academy Awards was long, flowing white hair.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  08:29 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion, oscars

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 02/25/2013

Anne Hathaway, Michelle Obama and other Oscars fashion moments

Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence were once again the most anticipated arrivals on the red carpet.

By Cara Kelly  |  08:02 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion, oscars

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 02/25/2013

The story behind Kristen Stewart's Oscars limp

Stewart injured her foot walking on glass and had to use crutches on the red carpet.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  07:32 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies, oscars

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 02/24/2013

Oscars 2013: Academy Awards coverage

Follow our merry band of reporters, bloggers and movie critic Ann Hornaday as we cover everything from the red carpet to the best picture, with reports straight from the Dolby Theatre and beyond.

By Washington Post staff  |  05:00 PM ET, 02/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies, oscars

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/24/2013

Oscars answers: What time are the Oscars, who will win and who will be there?

Getting you up to speed just in time for Hollywood's biggest night.

By Jessica Goldstein  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 02/24/2013

Michelle Obama's 'Mom Dancing' genius

Forget the new hairdo. Michelle Obama's most powerful bangs come from her hips.

By Sarah Kaufman  |  09:12 AM ET, 02/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 AM ET, 02/23/2013

'Book Thief' author Markus Zusak remembers humble beginnings

The international bestseller's first book reading was a disaster.

By Ron Charles  |  01:33 AM ET, 02/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Nine Oscar speeches that changed the world

Movie stars show us how to kiss, how to dress. Of course we learn public discourse from them, too.

By Amy Argetsinger  |  07:04 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies, oscars

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Is there a way to fight fish fraud?

Learn some ways to combat fish fraud in restaurants.

By Tim Carman  |  05:46 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 02/22/2013

What if hit records were books? Artist finds hit of his own

By David Beard  |  05:09 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 02/22/2013

Poll: Who will take home the Best Picture Oscar?

Compare critics' picks for the Oscars Best Picture to other "Post" readers' predictions.

By Veronica Toney  |  10:27 AM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies, oscars

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Martyn on growing up sci-fi, learning to DJ, and why EDM is meant for stadiums instead of clubs

The Holland-born DJ-producer explains why EDM is meant for stadiums instead of clubs

By Chris Richards  |  03:03 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Oscars red carpet: The year of Jolie-legging

As the anniversary of the meme approaches, there's a chance Oscar nominees may retire the protruding leg trend.

By Cara Kelly  |  01:57 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion, oscars

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 02/21/2013

'Harlem Shake' hits No. 1 as Billboard adds YouTube views to chart formula

Bauuer's viral hit benefits from new measurements in determining songs on the Hot 100

By Chris Richards  |  01:02 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 02/19/2013

"Human Capital" finds a market in Italy

Filming began yesterday in Italy on a movie version of Stephen Amidon's "Human Capital."

By Ron Charles  |  12:51 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Ron Paul is calling school to order

The former presidential candidate will release a libertarian critique of education on Sept. 17.

By Ron Charles  |  12:46 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 09:46 PM ET, 02/18/2013

Critic's Notebook: Fat Trel and Louie V Mob, Iceage, Chelsea Light Moving

Notable recordings from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  09:46 PM ET, 02/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook, Music

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 02/18/2013

Relax -- rabies is good news!

A recent attack by a rabid fox in Washington recalls the best rabies scenes in literature.

By Ron Charles  |  02:50 PM ET, 02/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 02/18/2013

Haruki Murakami fans: Brush up on your Japanese

The international bestselling author will release his new novel in April.

By Ron Charles  |  11:17 AM ET, 02/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 02/18/2013

George Mason professor among finalists for $50,000 history prize

Cynthia Kierner, a history professor at George Mason University, is one of four finalists for the $50,000 George Washington Book Prize.

By Ron Charles  |  01:00 AM ET, 02/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 02/15/2013

Artwork falls at National Gallery of Art

Sol LeWitt's 'Wall Drawing #681 C' fell off the wall at the National Gallery of Art.

By Katherine Boyle  |  05:14 PM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 02/15/2013

What to read before the asteroid strikes

Novelist Ron Currie, Jr. reflects on life in the cosmic shooting gallery.

By Ron Charles  |  10:32 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 02/15/2013

Trend Report: Work it! Style at the office

Work it! Style at the office

By Janet Bennett Kelly  |  10:23 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 02/14/2013

Is it any wonder the Harlem Shake went viral?

It's all in the jump cuts, which add that little jolt of magic. Plus, the song's beat is hypnotic, the setups are quick and the routines only last half a minute.

By Sarah Kaufman  |  03:51 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dance

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 02/14/2013

How do bestselling novelists court Cupid on Valentine's Day?

Bestselling novelists reveal their plans for romance -- and home maintenance.

By Ron Charles  |  10:13 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Valentine's Day at Harlequin headquarters

Like the rest of us, the editors of Harlequin romance books celebrate with chocolate.

By Ron Charles  |  04:09 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Oscar-ready looks from Zac Posen, Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka

Gowns from Zac Posen, Vera Wang and Badgley Mischka could easily translate from the runway to red carpet.

By Cara Kelly  |  02:31 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 02/13/2013

An alternative to Valentine's Day roses

Fed up with sending (or receiving) stale, overpriced roses for Valentine's Day? The florist's cyclamen is a pot plant that offers its own charm and message of love.

By Adrian Higgins  |  02:15 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dating

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Marco Rubio and the future of dry mouth in America

The real water problems facing our country.

By Tim Carman  |  01:24 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Quvenzhane Wallis, youngest-ever Oscar nominee, swings by GALA Theatre

"Beasts of the Southern Wild" star talks to children in D.C.

By Jessica Goldstein  |  06:00 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C.

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Hatchet Job of the Year Award

The annual prize for the angriest, funniest, most trenchant book review.

By Ron Charles  |  04:28 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 02/12/2013

AARP launches new book blog

Tens of millions of "mature" readers can't be wrong.

By Ron Charles  |  01:20 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 02/12/2013

Critic's Notebook: Jose James, Kevin Gates, Mikky Echo

Notable recordings from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  10:21 AM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook, Music

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 02/11/2013

Would you pay to browse in a real bookstore?

How might “real” bookstores fight back against their Amazonian nemesis?

By Ron Charles  |  10:54 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 02/11/2013

Grammy Awards lack a dance component

The best dance performance at the Grammys was not at the Grammys.

By Sarah Kaufman  |  10:53 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dance, Music

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 02/11/2013

Grammy fashion: Best, worst and just boring

A stream of unimaginative black dresses made this year's red carpet a snooze.

By Cara Kelly  |  09:45 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion, Music

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/11/2013

Grammy Awards: Most memorable performances

Most memorable performances at the Grammy Awards.

By David Malitz and Jessica Goldstein  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 AM ET, 02/11/2013

Best Moments from the 55th Annual Grammys

A countdown of the best moments of the 55th annual Grammy Awards.

By Veronica Toney  |  12:10 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 02/10/2013

Grammy Awards 2013

Updates and commentary on the 2013 Grammy Awards

By Style Staff  |  06:02 PM ET, 02/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 02/10/2013

President Lyndon B. Johnson at St. John's Church

Lecture series on President Lyndon B. Johnson at St. John's Church

By Ron Charles  |  02:39 PM ET, 02/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 02/10/2013

Grammys 2013 FAQ: Where, when and why to watch

From Frank Ocean to fun., everything you need to know to prepare for Sunday's 55th annual Grammy Awards.

By Jessica Goldstein  |  10:30 AM ET, 02/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  grammys, Music

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 02/09/2013

How wet is the Arena Stage's 'Metamorphoses'?

If you sit in the first two rows, you might get soaked.

By Ron Charles  |  10:04 AM ET, 02/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Culture

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 02/08/2013

The artistry of George W. Bush

Reviewing the amateur paintings of former President George W. Bush isn't the same as, say, reviewing the saxophone playing of Bill Clinton.

By Philip Kennicott  |  07:01 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Media

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 02/08/2013

Jason Wu show: Fur, chiffon and Michelle Obama's next gown?

Wu shows fur, high collars and a few elegant gowns at his Fall 2013 runway show.

By Cara Kelly  |  03:00 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion, GIFs

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 02/08/2013

Anne of Green Gables is not a Blonde

Anne of Green Gables is not a Blond

By Monica Hesse  |  12:57 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 02/08/2013

In defense of the 'Hirshhorn bubble'

Skeptics fear the addition is a distraction from the core mission of the museum, but what happens inside the bubble will be the ultimate test of whether it was a good idea.

By Philip Kennicott  |  12:11 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Media

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 02/08/2013

Nemo an unwelcome guest at New York Fashion Week

Marc Jacobs has postponed his show to Thursday night, but others are pressing on despite impending blizzard warnings.

By Cara Kelly  |  11:34 AM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 09:10 PM ET, 02/07/2013

America the Distracted -- from Walden Pond to Facebook

America has always been a distracted nation -- and anxious about it.

By Ron Charles  |  09:10 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 02/07/2013

'Creaky voice' draws huge audience to 'Lexicon Valley' podcast

We know what drives Web traffic: LOLcats, Kate Middleton and . . . guttural flutterings. Wondering about that last one? When Slate's relatively new podcast "Lexicon Valley" did a show about "creaky voice," downloads soared.

By Ron Charles  |  03:47 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Media

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Trend Report: Snake charmers

The lowly reptile is enjoying a high-fashion profile

By Janet Bennett Kelly  |  01:18 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/07/2013

Grammy picks: A critic vs. streaming data

Spotify used listener data to predict Grammy winners. Does it align with who our music critic think should win?

By Cara Kelly  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 02/07/2013

Washington area remains nation's 'most literate city' -- and among most romantic

Once again, Washington has been named the most literate city in the United States. And a separate study names Alexandria, Va., the second most romantic city in America. Apparently, all that traffic isn't hurting action in the library -- or the bedroom.

By Ron Charles  |  10:04 AM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, DC

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 02/06/2013

Books that illuminated gay life for Americans

Books that opened up life for gay Americans

By Ron Charles  |  06:32 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 02/06/2013

Monopoly fans have spoken: In with the cat, out with the iron

A cat will replace the classic iron token that has been part of Monopoly since 1935.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:22 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Culture, Internet

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 02/05/2013

Sandra Day O'Connor event sells out in hours

Faster than Perry Mason could cry, "Objection, your honor!" Politics

By Ron Charles  |  06:11 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 02/05/2013

Critic's Notebook: My Bloody Valentine, Lucrecia Dalt, Holly Williams, Le1f

My Bloody Valentine returns after a 20-plus year absence. Plus, new recordings by Lucrecia Dalt, Holly Williams and Le1f.

By Chris Richards  |  10:19 AM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook, Music

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 02/05/2013

Bookish Web site debuts

A new publisher-sponsored Web site called Bookish hopes to give readers a place to discover their next favorite book.

By Ron Charles  |  10:19 AM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 02/04/2013

Super Bowl halftime show: Beyonce's booty-vicious dance

This wasn't bootylicious. It was booty-vicious. And it was glorious.

By Sarah Kaufman  |  10:33 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dance

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/04/2013

Peep madness begins

The Seventh Annual Peeps Diorama Contest closes Monday. Send us your most spectacular Peep puns in the form of marshmallow dioramas for a chance to win this year’s contest.

By Katherine Boyle  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 PM ET, 02/03/2013

The Great Super Bowl Blackout relived in tweets

The Ravens may have won the game, but the blackout won the Internet.

By Marie Elizabeth Oliver  |  11:16 PM ET, 02/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media

Posted at 09:36 PM ET, 02/03/2013

Beyonce brings sexy back to Super Bowl halftime

Beyonce's halftime performance set the stage for more to come.

By Chris Richards  |  09:36 PM ET, 02/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 02/03/2013

The Puppy Bowl: Sunday's other big game

No matter who you root for, the puppies always win

By Maura Judkis  |  09:45 AM ET, 02/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 02/01/2013

Thanks for visiting, Cindy Adams, and good riddance

New York Post columnist calls Washington, D.C., "a sewer"

By Dan Zak  |  01:07 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media

 

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