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The Style Blog: May, 2013

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 05/31/2013

Adam Smith sees his stock rise fast

"The Wealth of Nations" -- from 1776 -- jumps onto The Washington Post bestseller list.

By Ron Charles  |  12:14 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 05/31/2013

Folger Shakespeare Library looks toward a brighter future

By Ron Charles  |  12:06 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Post Hunt: Hangout with Tom Shroder, Gene Weingarten and Dave Barry

Give us your burning Post Hunt questions, and we'll hopefully return with answers during our live video chat.

By Cara Kelly  |  02:34 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 05/29/2013

National Book Critics Circle announces new award category

For the first time, the membership at large will pick the winner.

By Ron Charles  |  07:22 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 05/28/2013

The Devil, Little Mix, the Underachievers: Critic's Notebook

Notable recordings from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  12:05 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook, Music

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 05/25/2013

'The Great Gatsby' should be the new 'Rocky Horror Picture Show'

I know, Luhrmann’s “Gatsby” doesn’t have the music or the jokes, but a new generation needs this!

By Ron Charles  |  11:10 AM ET, 05/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 05/24/2013

10 things you can do with your Borders gift cards

A federal judge says those cards are worthless, but we know better.

By Ron Charles  |  01:03 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 05/24/2013

Politics & Prose Bookstore offers free shipping over Memorial Day weekend

Indie booksellers keep trying to find new ways to compete with Amazon.

By Ron Charles  |  12:55 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 05/24/2013

My night with Liberace

By Annie Groer  |  12:36 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 05/24/2013

Nollywood intro: Five film trailers to watch

Nigeria's $500 million movie business churns out hundreds of films a year, second in production behind India's Bollywood.

By David Beard  |  12:10 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Ryan Gosling, Robert Redford quietly make their marks on screen at Cannes Film Festival

Big stars stay mostly silent in their new films premiering at the 66th annual festival.

By Ann Hornaday  |  10:23 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Harlequin to disrobe new Cosmo Red-Hot Reads

Bestselling author Sylvia Day was paid at least $1 million to launch this new series of e-novellas.

By Ron Charles  |  09:30 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 05/22/2013

Michelle Obama visits slave quarters

Obama reflected on the importance of preserving and sharing the stories of the enslaved people who once lived there.

By Krissah Thompson  |  01:26 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 05/22/2013

JIF vs. GIF: Make your case

How do you pronounce 'GIF'?

By Marie Elizabeth Oliver  |  12:40 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Stephen Brumwell wins George Washington Book Prize

British historian receives $50,000 award for new biography of George Washington

By Ron Charles  |  09:33 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Cannes Film Festival: Oscar Isaac talks 'Llewyn Davis' and Noah Emmerich talks retro roles

By Ann Hornaday  |  05:40 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 05/21/2013

Roomrunner, Tree, Patty Griffin: Critic's Notebook

Notable recordings from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  11:22 AM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook, Music

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 05/21/2013

'Apocalypse Cow,' by Michael Logan

In Logan's absurdist first novel, sex-crazed zombie bovines threaten the earth.

By Ron Charles  |  09:26 AM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Miguel kicks, Bieber gets booed and more Billboard Music Awards moments

Five top moments from the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.

By Veronica Toney  |  03:32 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music, TV

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Billboard Music Awards fashion: Ke$ha, Taylor Swift and more

Style seen at the show was disjointed, ranging from expect from Taylor Swift to Ke$ha's revealing mini.

By Cara Kelly  |  12:53 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion, Music

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 05/20/2013

'Inside Llewyn Davis' and 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' highlight weekend at Cannes

New films from the Coen Brothers and David Lowery highlight a busy weekend at the 66th annual film festival

By Ann Hornaday  |  12:27 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 05/20/2013

Two thumbs up! (I hated it)

What do the blurbs on book jackets really mean?

By Ron Charles  |  09:37 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 05/19/2013

Adam Mansbach at the Gaithersburg Book Festival

The fourth annual book fair offered 100 authors and a dozen workshops.

By Ron Charles  |  11:22 AM ET, 05/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 05/17/2013

Sheila E., an inspiration to drummers of all ages and genders

Once a protege of Prince in the '80s, she's now inspiring new generations

By Lauren McEwen  |  06:15 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 05/17/2013

'SNL,' 'House of Cards' costume designer on Zoe Barnes' hoodie and D.C. style

The experienced designer talks about his long run with the sketch comedy show, Zoe Barnes' hoodies and styling for Washington.

By Cara Kelly  |  02:54 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion, TV

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Cannes Film Festival: Still waiting for a stunner

There have been plenty of estimable efforts, but no single standout at the 66th annual film festival

By Ann Hornaday  |  10:26 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 05/17/2013

'The Office' finale: 'There's a lot of beauty in ordinary things'

Like all real-life office workers, the characters in "The Office" may yet discover the real meaning of air family now that they are largely apart.

By Hank Stuever  |  10:13 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Politico pulls Josh Holmes ad in new ad campaign

Politico's latest house ads raised a few eyebrows around Washington this week when a new batch of promotions featured Josh Holmes, chief of staff to Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)

By Paul Farhi  |  10:00 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Trend Report: Thinking in color

Thanks to spring runways from Gucci and Paul Smith, men can reveal their true colors.

By Janet Bennett Kelly  |  01:35 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 05/16/2013

'Great Gatsby' opens Cannes, while 'Heli' shows the grim reality of modern Mexico

A report from the 66th annual film festival

By Ann Hornaday  |  10:06 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Topless Bea Arthur still controversial after all these years

A naked portrait of the former Golden Girl got several Daily Beast editors locked out of Facebook, 30 years after critics called for its boycott

By Caitlin Dewey  |  06:02 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Get Zoe Saldana's look from the 'Star Trek' LA premiere

Tips on recreating the actress' beauty and hairstyles from the red carpet.

By Cara Kelly  |  04:46 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion, Movies

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Watch: Eight great 'Office' moments, chosen by Angela Kinsey

As we prepare for the series finale of NBC's long-running sitcom on Thursday night, who better to ask for a detailed list of her favorite moments from the show?

By Monica Hesse  |  04:19 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 05/15/2013

Cannes Film Festival: New markets on the mind of filmmakers

As the film industry descends on France for the 66th annual festival, a mix of the modern and traditional

By Ann Hornaday  |  11:05 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 05/15/2013

Timothy Egan wins Chautauqua Prize for "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher"

Egan's biography of American West photographer Edward Curtis garners $7,500 and a week at the summer program in New York State.

By Ron Charles  |  09:33 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 05/14/2013

Randy Rogers Band, Britta Persson, Chapin Sisters: Critic's Notebook

Notable recordings from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  10:19 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook, Music

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Paul Muldoon fed and feted at Irish ambassador's residence

The Irish poet will speak tonight at the Folger Library

By Ron Charles  |  04:30 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 05/10/2013

Q&A: 'The Great Gatsby' and its great mania

The Post's Ann Hornaday and Jonathan Yardley weigh in on “The Great Gatsby” and its impact on film and literature.

By Veronica Toney  |  12:16 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Neil Patrick Harris and the Tony Awards: Looking through the years

Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the Tony Awards - again. Here's a look at the host throughout the years.

By Haley Crum  |  04:31 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 05/08/2013

How 'House of Cards' shed light on Mark Sanford's victory

A South Carolina ex-pat finds an explanation for former governor Mark Sanford's political victory.

By Cara Kelly  |  02:29 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Ahoy! 'Moby Dick, or, The Card Game'

The Kickstarter campaign raised more than $65,000 in a single week.

By Ron Charles  |  12:58 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Met Gala 2013: Anne Hathaway, Miley Cyrus embrace punk

The punk theme was a side note for many celebrity attendees, while others embraced the edgy exhibit.

By Cara Kelly  |  12:41 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Mikal Cronin, R.L. Grime, Little Boots: Critic's Notebook

Notable recordings from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  09:00 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook, Music

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 05/05/2013

Benjamin Alire Saenz receives PEN/Faulkner Fiction Award

First Latino writer to win the prize in its 33-year history

By Ron Charles  |  12:14 PM ET, 05/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 05/03/2013

Steve Madden on wedge sneakers, Betsey Johnson and DC style

We caught up with the shoe designer before his upcoming event at Tysons

By Cara Kelly  |  06:13 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 05/03/2013

Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman -- mourning a musician fixated on death

The world of metal says goodbye to trailblazer who played "impossibly fast."

By Chris Richards  |  12:01 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 05/02/2013

Chris Kelly of Kris Kross dies: A look at his enduring place in hip-hop

Chris Kelly, one half of rap duo Kris Kross, died Wednesday at the age of 34. He left a lasting impression on many fellow artists.

By Bethonie Butler  |  05:31 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 05/02/2013

U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey: Poetry still matters

Her final lecture in the Library of Congress concludes an extraordinarily popular term.

By Ron Charles  |  11:54 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Michelle Obama coming to Politics & Prose Bookstore

The first lady continues to promote healthy eating and home gardening with her book “American Grown.”

By Ron Charles  |  09:29 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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