The Style Blog: June, 2013

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 06/28/2013

Despite Sesame Workshop denials, New Yorker shows Bert and Ernie as same-sex couple

In the wake of the Supreme Court decisions this week, Bert and Ernie are back in the spotlight.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:42 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 06/28/2013

A book critic's night on the town

A chance encounter on the subway leads to an evening with readers

By Ron Charles  |  09:49 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 06/27/2013

PETA names Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard "Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities"

PETA names Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard world's sexiest vegetarian celebrities.

By Veronica Toney  |  07:32 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 06/27/2013

#TBT: Meet me at the Supreme Court

The seat of the country's highest court draws spectators and protestors for many controversial cases.

By Cara Kelly  |  06:42 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 06/27/2013

First official photo of 'Veronica Mars' movie released

By Emily Yahr  |  05:32 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 06/25/2013

Why haven't we outgrown fairy tales?

Fairy tales aren't just for bedtime stories, they tell us a lot more about our values, decision-making skills, likes and dislikes than we realize.

By Veronica Toney  |  10:28 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, TV

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 06/24/2013

Why won't zombies just die?

Undead experts rise up to offer their wisdom.

By Ron Charles  |  09:12 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 06/22/2013

Jame's Gandolfini: The Soprano who was Mozarttt

The star of "The Sopranos" created one of the best characters in television history.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:06 PM ET, 06/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Appreciating James Gandolfini and 'The Sopranos'

Odes to Gandolfini and the character he brought to life has poured out in recent days.

By Cara Kelly  |  01:06 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 06/21/2013

Will readers buy a title they can't pronounce?

Anton DiSclafani's 'The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls' poses a special challenge for its publisher.

By Ron Charles  |  08:44 AM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 06/20/2013

#TBT: A look at the evolution of jeans

A look at jeans, the tie to music and the emergence of designer denim.

By Cara Kelly  |  05:08 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 06/20/2013

James Gandolfini: The Soprano who was Mozart

The star of "The Sopranos" created one of the best characters in television history.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:07 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 06/20/2013

Miley Cyrus's 'We Can't Stop,' is par for course of pop stardom

The music video is par for the course of pop stardom.

By Cara Kelly  |  11:18 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 06/20/2013

Why is modern poetry so bad?

Mark Edmundson slaps America's cowardly poets in Harper's magazine

By Ron Charles  |  08:52 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 06/18/2013

Battle of the ridiculous: 'The Wolf of Wall Street' vs. 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

An analysis of who produced the most ridiculous video make rounds on the Internet.

By Jessica Goldstein and Cara Kelly  |  10:25 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Music

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 06/18/2013

One Teen Story gets one new editor

Patrick Ryan, formerly of Granta magazine, will take over the monthly magazine of short fiction for young people.

By Ron Charles  |  09:24 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Miss Utah and the dreaded Q&A brainfreeze

Stress of competition and sleep deprivation can make the dreaded interview brainfreeze a reality for Miss USA contestants.

By Cara Kelly  |  02:02 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 06/17/2013

Hay-Adams Author Series begins its second chapter

John Taliaferro will discuss his biography of John Hay on June 27.

By Ron Charles  |  09:46 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 06/14/2013

The Bling Ring: Nancy Jo Sales talks us through the crime timeline

The journalist whose Vanity Fair article told the story of the crew explains the chain of events that inspired the movie.

By Jessica Goldstein  |  10:48 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 06/13/2013

#TBT: Music Festivals from Woodstock to Summer Jam

From Summer Jam to Woodstock, we take a look at archive images of the hey-day of music festivals.

By Cara Kelly  |  01:21 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  #TBT, Music

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 06/13/2013

Roger Ailes wows conservatives in accepting Bradley prize

Fox News chief Roger Ailes wows conservatives in accepting Bradley Foundation prize.

By Paul Farhi  |  10:55 AM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 06/13/2013

Karen Joy Fowler is completely beside herself

Her novel about a chimp appears just as new protections for the animals are proposed by the U.S. government.

By Ron Charles  |  10:22 AM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 10:41 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Marc Cherry, TV producers tout advantages of cable at D.C. conference

At the 2013 Cable Show in D.C., a trio of showrunners explain why it's easier to make TV for the cable world than broadcast

By Emily Yahr  |  10:41 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV, tv producers

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

Lego figures are getting angrier, according to science

A new study finds that Lego characters' faces have gotten more aggressive since the early '90s -- which could hurt the kids playing with them.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  02:00 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 06/12/2013

J. Courtney Sullivan leaps from 'The Engagements' to her wedding

Exclusive photo of her own engagement ring.

By Ron Charles  |  01:17 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 06/11/2013

James Cameron and submarine stop in DC

The sub is on its way to the Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts.

By Cara Kelly  |  07:16 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Giuliana Rancic: Swim suit competition works for Miss USA

The pageant co-host says the contestants are proud to be in bikinis.

By Cara Kelly  |  05:32 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Disclosure, Iamsu!: Critic's Notebook

Notable recordings from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  12:14 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook, Music

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 06/11/2013

The biggest book of the year: 'Sheep in a Jeep'

Large-format children's books are rare, but they still find an audience in the e-book age.

By Ron Charles  |  09:10 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 06/10/2013

Rain and mud dictate fashion at Governors Ball Music Festival

Poncho-chic dominates, at least early on during the rainy weekend

By Cara Kelly  |  03:52 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion, Music, MusicFest

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 06/10/2013

10 coming-of-age novels for summer

Stories of young people solving crimes, casting spells and saving an alligator theme-park.

By Ron Charles  |  08:45 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 03:20 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Complete list of Tony Award winners

By Michael Cavna and Caitlin Moore  |  03:20 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater

Posted at 07:58 PM ET, 06/08/2013

Kanye West promotes "Yeezus" with video projections in D.C. Saturday night

The bold marketing campaign for new album "Yeezus" comes to the seven different spots in the nation's capital

By Chris Richards  |  07:58 PM ET, 06/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 06/06/2013

Slice Bookshelf joins a crowded field of virtual book sites

Google's Eric Schmidt is among the backers.

By Ron Charles  |  11:01 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 06/06/2013

CMT Awards: Big winners, best performances, cringe-worthy moments

Miranda Lambert and newcomer duo Florida Georgia Line took home the most trophies at the annual music video award show. Plus: Best and worst moments.

By Emily Yahr  |  07:35 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music, TV

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 06/05/2013

'Arrested Development' creator will never, ever give up hope for that movie

Even after Season 4, Mitch Hurwitz still thinks there's enough material for a movie. Plus, the Mitt Romney joke left on the cutting room floor.

By Emily Yahr  |  04:25 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 06/05/2013

A.M. Homes wins Women's Prize

Hilary Mantel's "Bring Up the Bodies" among the finalists

By Ron Charles  |  12:17 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 06/05/2013

Bazooka Joe turns 60

A new anthology brings together the old comics with historical essays about the world's most famous gum.

By Ron Charles  |  08:59 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 06/04/2013

An ode to 'The Devil Wears Prada,' in gifs

With the release of the sequel novel, a look at the lessons learned from the film.

By Cara Kelly  |  01:02 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Movies

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 06/04/2013

Eric Strickland, Eleanor Friedberger, Classixx: Critic's Notebook

Notable recordings from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  10:57 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook, Music

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Philipp Meyer's 'The Son' gets strong support from indie bookstores

His saga about Texas is No. 1 on the June "Indie Next List."

By Ron Charles  |  09:28 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 06/01/2013

'Wicked Plants' author Amy Stewart on the dangers of ricin-tainted letters

FBI continues to investigate suspicious letters sent to President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg.

By Ron Charles  |  10:25 AM ET, 06/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

 

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