The Style Blog: September, 2013

Posted at 08:32 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Dan Zevin wins Thurber Prize for American Humor

“Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad” offers comic take on parenthood.

By Ron Charles  |  08:32 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 09/30/2013

‘Breaking Bad’ ends with record-breaking ratings

About 10.3 million tuned in to see the series wrap up.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:59 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 09/27/2013

A great night for Nick Flynn in Suck City

Flynn will appear next week in the new Hill Center Poetry Series, co-sponsored by the Library of Congress and The Washington Post.

By Ron Charles  |  10:11 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Ted Cruz and the best public readings of ‘Green Eggs and Ham’

By Cara Kelly  |  12:03 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 09/25/2013

‘A Splendid Wake’ for Washington-area poets

A new ‘wiki’ aims to honor or preserve the poetic history of the nation’s capital.

By Ron Charles  |  09:29 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Chvrches, Alan Jackson, Asia Argento: Critic’s Notebook

New albums from the Scottish electro-pop trio and country’s greatest traditionalist.

By Chris Richards  |  10:07 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook, Music

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Claire Danes faux-bob: How to get the look

The cropped look was the work of celebrity hair stylist Peter Butler.

By Cara Kelly  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Emmys

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 09/21/2013

Justin Cronin at the National Book Festival

By Ron Charles  |  03:50 PM ET, 09/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 09/21/2013

A great moment at the National Book Festival

By Ron Charles  |  01:27 PM ET, 09/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 09:59 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Don DeLillo speaks at National Book Festival gala

Party for 110 authors kicks off National Book Festival on the Mall this weekend

By Ron Charles  |  09:59 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 09/20/2013

David M. Rubenstein donates additional $5 million to National Book Festival

By Ron Charles  |  06:31 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Last National Book Festival on the Mall?

Hay-Adams’s general manager, Hans Bruland, said the festival will be moved to the D.C. Convention Center in 2014.

By Ron Charles  |  05:00 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Cable gets all the attention; here are some broadcast highlights of the Emmy noms

Could the broadcast networks have a big night on Sunday?

By Emily Yahr  |  10:10 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Emmys, TV

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Mary Kay Zuravleff to replace Jamaica Kincaid at National Book Festival

Washington writer has received rave reviews for her new novel this month.

By Ron Charles  |  01:50 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 09/19/2013

National Book Award longlist in fiction

Alice McDermott, Jhumpa Lahiri and Thomas Pynchon are among 10 finalists for $10,000 prize.

By Ron Charles  |  09:28 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Emmy producer defends special Cory Monteith tribute; says NPH won’t pull a MacFarlane

Reporters wonder if the 31-year-old actor should be singled out for his work, while other industry veterans won’t be recognized.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:31 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Emmys, TV

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Britney Spears, “Work B -- - -- -” -- It’s trending, but is it good?

Of course it’s not good.

By Chris Richards  |  12:48 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 09/18/2013

National Book Award longlist for nonfiction

New Yorker writers and works about America dominate this year’s finalists for the $10,000 prize.

By Ron Charles  |  09:30 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/18/2013

WATCH: Why does Neil Patrick Harris host everything? Oh right, because of this.

WATCH: Neil Patrick Harris shows why he’s the go-to host, always and forever

By Emily Yahr  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Emmys, TV

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 09/17/2013

‘Mad Men’s’ final season to be split in two

The first seven episodes of Season 7 will air in spring 2014, and the last seven will be in spring 2015.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:54 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Cory Monteith, James Gandolfini to receive special tributes at Emmy Awards

Some wondered if Monteith’s career deserved special attention as well.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:57 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Emmys, TV

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 09/17/2013

National Book Award ‘longlist’ for poetry

NPR’s Andrei Codrescu among 10 finalists

By Ron Charles  |  09:31 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 09:01 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Powder Mill, Goldfrapp, Gucci Mane: Critic’s notebook

Notable recordings from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  09:01 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook, Music

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Miss America: Are headlines on race and tattoos keeping the pageant relevant?

The discussions around the first Indian-American Miss America, and the tattooed Miss Kansas, can feel antiquated for pageant insiders.

By Cara Kelly  |  04:36 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 09/16/2013

NBC adds six to ‘SNL,’ sets Cecily Strong as ‘Weekend Update’ co-host

The late-night show kicks off its 38th season on Saturday.

By Emily Yahr  |  01:02 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 09/16/2013

National Book Award ‘longlist’ in young adult literature

For the first time, 10 finalists make the foundation’s new “long list.“

By Ron Charles  |  09:31 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Carson Daly joins the ‘Today’ show

He’ll step back from his duties on late-night “Last Call” for a digital studio host role in the morning

By Emily Yahr  |  09:50 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 08:34 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Kramerbooks finally gets new front window

By Ron Charles  |  08:34 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin and more to perform at White House Latin music event

Latest “In Performance at the White House” event, hosted by the President and First Lady, will also feature Romeo Santos, Alejandro Sanz and more

By Lauren McEwen  |  05:09 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 09/11/2013

The Christmas season has started, whether you like it or not

Kmart aired its first holiday ad on Monday -- and that’s a good thing.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:36 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Update: Kramerbooks broken window opens a door to literary wits

New window expected some time this week.

By Ron Charles  |  09:35 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Carine Roitfeld talks about the ‘Mademoiselle C,’ premiere and ‘CR Fashion Book’

The former editor of French Vogue is the subject of a new documentary, show in Virginia on Sept. 27.

By Cara Kelly  |  04:09 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion, Movies

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Alexandria’s Jeremy Saulnier’s gorey-yet-poetic ‘Blue Ruin’ screens at Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto International Film Festival is latest stop for Alexandria native as he promotes the gorey-yet-poetic “Blue Ruin“

By Ann Hornaday  |  12:24 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

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

WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel reveals twerk ‘epic fail’ video was actually epic hoax

Prank-loving Kimmel was behind a viral video that got 9 million views in six days.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:11 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 09/10/2013

National Book Festival gala to bring out the literary stars

Don DeLillo to receive first-ever Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

By Ron Charles  |  09:25 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

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

Jon Kwest, Volcano Choir, Wes Felton: Critic’s Notebook

Notable recordings from the world of pop music.

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

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 09/09/2013

New Van Gogh discovery brings excitement to the Phillips Collection

Coincidentally, a long-lost painting from Van Gogh is discovered right before the Phillips Collection exhibit on the Dutch painter.

By Emily Yahr  |  04:33 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 09/09/2013

New York Fashion Week’s color palette: black and white

By Cara Kelly  |  03:22 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Where to watch President Obama on TV on Monday

Obama will talk to cable and broadcast news about Syria.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:24 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

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

Emma Donoghue eager to cast ‘Room’ movie

Her novel about a woman and her son imprisoned in a garden shed was a phenomenal bestseller in 2010.

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

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

Jenny McCarthy on ‘The View’. Discuss.

The outspoken TV personality joins ABC's The View

By Monica Hesse  |  06:03 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 09/08/2013

Kramerbooks storefront window shattered by tipsy pedestrian

Friends don't let friends fall into bookstores drunk.

By Ron Charles  |  10:43 AM ET, 09/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 09/06/2013

Keith Urban’s free NFL show in Baltimore: What you didn’t see on TV

The country star and "American Idol" judge played a lot more songs, and even threw in some Ravens-themed lyrics.

By Emily Yahr  |  04:39 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 09/06/2013

’40 Days of Dating’s Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh on their favorite days

Long-time friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh decided to try an experiment. They would date each other for forty days. How did it turn out?

By Masuma Ahuja  |  02:58 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 09/06/2013

‘Bundling’ is back -- feel the love?

The hot tech term of the hour has roots in Colonial America.

By Ron Charles  |  11:36 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 09/06/2013

Toronto International Film Festival: Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange in ‘The Fifth Estate’ kicks things off

The 38th edition of the annual festival features plenty of films inspired by real-life events

By Ann Hornaday  |  10:33 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

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

Who is the Internet trying to send into retirement this week? Jack Nicholson

No word on whether the viral story is actually true. (It's probably not.)

By Emily Yahr  |  10:10 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

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

Katy Perry on ‘Roar’ video, ‘Prism’ album cover

Perry's new video turns her into the queen of the jungle and she debuts her new "Roar" fan contest.

By Veronica Toney  |  09:18 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Kenneth Cole didn’t learn from #Cairo, posts another controversial tweet

Fashion designer decides Syrian war is a good way to promote sandals

By Emily Yahr  |  04:00 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 09/04/2013

‘True Blood’ ending, LeBron James to produce Starz comedy; also, what’s up with ‘Newsroom’?

Big week in premium cable news.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:19 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 09/04/2013

‘Dancing With the Stars’ 2013: Valerie Harper, Leah Remini, Elizabeth Berkley, Bill Nye, Snooki

A dozen contestants were introduced on "Good Morning America."

By Emily Yahr  |  09:26 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 09/03/2013

‘American Idol’ finally makes it official: Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez join as judges

Harry Connick Jr. finally gave in, and J-Lo returns again to join Keith Urban.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:28 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/03/2013

Charlie Hunnam, Dakota Johnson cast in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ movie -- is this a good idea?

Both actors are newcomers to the movie world.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:02 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 09/01/2013

David Frost dies, Russell Crowe, Olivia Wilde and more turn to Twitter

UK broadcaster David Frost has died at age 74. Frost was best known for his interview of President Richard Nixon.

By Veronica Toney  |  11:23 AM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 09/01/2013

10 novels to work on for Labor Day

From Southern slavery to office drudgery.

By Ron Charles  |  10:44 AM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

 

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