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The Style Blog: October, 2013

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Scary writers’ plans for Halloween

If you spend all year conjuring up vampires, zombies and werewolves, what do you do on Oct. 31?

By Ron Charles  |  12:44 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Critic’s Notebook: Kelley Stoltz, Juana Molina and Julie Roberts

Notable recordings from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  12:24 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook, Music

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Goodnight, werewolves

Werewolf novelist Benjamin Percy sinks his fangs into Margaret Wise Brown’s classic.

By Ron Charles  |  11:11 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Michael Dirda haunts Politics & Prose this Halloween season

The Washington Post reviewer is teaching a course on classic ghost stories.

By Ron Charles  |  10:21 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Nicholas Basbanes on the enduring importance of paper

Two thousand years of papermaking -- from China to the US

By Ron Charles  |  03:28 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 10/28/2013

It’s alive -- and digital!

The new Shelley-Godwin Archive rises on Halloween night.

By Ron Charles  |  10:56 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 10/24/2013

If only Md. Attorney General Gansler had read Susan Coll’s ‘Beach Week’

By Ron Charles  |  04:40 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 10/24/2013

5 things to know about Lorde

Meet Lorde, the 16-year-old singer/songwriter whose song ‘Royals’ has topped the Hot 100 chart for the past four weeks.

By Bethonie Butler  |  12:19 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Cheryl Strayed ‘zaps’ her critics

Within eight hours, her post had garnered more than 3,000 “likes” and hundreds of supportive comments.

By Ron Charles  |  09:04 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 10/24/2013

National Book Critics Circle celebrates 40 years of reviewing

Members were asked to choose their favorite finalist from the past four decades.

By Ron Charles  |  08:59 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Critic’s Notebook: Lil Durk, Brandy Clark, Best Coast

Notable recordings from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  01:03 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Mark Twain Prize gets it right with Carol Burnett

The pioneering comedienne was honored in a heart-warming ceremony at the Kennedy Center.

By Michael Cavna  |  04:08 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Culture, Theater, TV

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 10/18/2013

Joyce Carol Oates skewers Robert Frost as a sexist, racist old bore

The upcoming issue of Harper’s magazine contains a fictionalized encounter with the New England poet.

By Ron Charles  |  09:43 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Eleanor Catton wins the 2013 Man Booker Prize

Eleanor Catton wins Man Booker Prize for “The Luminaries“

By Ron Charles  |  05:01 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Cass McCombs, Kelela, Prince Royce -- Critic’s Notebook

Notable recordings from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  12:24 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 10/13/2013

An answer to publishers’ prayers

By Ron Charles  |  12:15 PM ET, 10/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 10/11/2013

I know the sad kid at the Zoo

The viral photograph is more than just a scene from the government shutdown

By Anne Midgette  |  05:16 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Kanye West, Jimmy Kimmel hash out feud in riveting late-night interview

The media-shy rapper arrived on Jimmy Kimmel’s ABC talk show with a lot of things on his mind.

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

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Tink, Deap Vally, Oneohtrix Point Never: Critic’s Notebook

Notable recordings from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  11:36 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook, Music

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Silver anniversary of the PEN/Faulkner gala

Literary stars light up the stage at Washington’s Folger Shakespeare Library

By Ron Charles  |  10:04 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Miley Week: Catch up on the madness leading up to ‘Bangerz’

Miley’s been in the news all the time, thanks to an “SNL” hosting gig and Twitter feud with Sinead O’Connor.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 10/04/2013

‘Scandal’ debuts to big ratings, and other TV news this week

“Sleepy Hollow” got renewed for a second season already, while “Glee” released a very depressing preview.

By Emily Yahr  |  01:05 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Washington’s wild,wearying week — and it’s not over yet

So far, D.C. has endured a shutdown, a faltering Obamacare kickoff, and a fatal shooting at the Capitol.

By Manuel Roig-Franzia  |  10:43 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 10/03/2013

The indelible stain of Abu Ghraib washed clean

Nick Flynn offered a fantastic presentation about his life and his poetry, but one disturbing revelation stood out.

By Ron Charles  |  09:32 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Novelists sound off on what ails our health-care debate

Lionel Shriver, Jonathan Evison and Jodi Picoult decry GOP opposition to Obamacare.

By Ron Charles  |  04:05 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Shutdown doesn’t stop Rita Moreno or National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts gala

Rita Moreno, Jimmy Smits turn out for the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Noche de Gala at the Kennedy Center.

By David Montgomery  |  10:12 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parties

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Danny Brown, Boogarins, Earnest Pugh: Critic’s Notebook

Notable recordings from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  06:03 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook, Music

 

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