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The Style Blog: November, 2013

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 11/27/2013

For art lovers, Detroit is a tale of two cities

Detroit center of debate over importance of art.

By Philip Kennicott  |  01:57 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Critic's Notebook, Culture

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Woolly Mammoth Gets $800,000 from Doris Duke Foundation

Woolly Mammoth receives grant from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to help it navigate changes.

By Peter Marks  |  12:03 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Popcorn and Caramel, turkeys awaiting presidential pardon, are not amused

Turkey pardon frenzy lands at the Willard.

By Dan Zak  |  11:57 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  holiday_activity

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Critic’s Notebook: Danielle Bradbery, Lil St. Louis, Rutherford Chang

Notable recordings from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  11:34 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 11/25/2013

TLC’s American Music Awards performance: A cause to mourn the girl group

TLC’s performance of “Waterfalls” with Lil Mama brought a mixture of depression and confusion.

By Veronica Toney  |  09:47 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 11/22/2013

#CreighTunes builds playlist for Va. state Sen. Creigh Deeds

A Q&A with the people who started the #CreighTunes Twitter hashtag that launched a multi day online musical tribute for Senator R. Creigh Deeds.

By Winyan Soo Hoo  |  03:20 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Prince George’s ‘A Belle in Brooklyn’ relationship blogger Demetria Lucas stars in reality TV

“Blood, Sweat & Heels,” produced by Bravo, debuts Jan. 5 and features a group of women who are “movers and shakers in New York’s elite circles.”

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  03:10 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 11/22/2013

‘Where the Wild Things Are’ turns 50

Maurice Sendak’s classic has sold 20 million copies.

By Ron Charles  |  10:12 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 11/21/2013

World Cup Stadium designs for Qatar 2022 elicits titters

The world’s design critics have noticed that plans for a new stadium look a lot like “lady parts.”

By Philip Kennicott  |  01:35 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Architecture, middle east

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Maya Angelou shines, sings at National Book Award ceremony

James McBride wins the fiction prize for “The Good Lord Bird.“

By Ron Charles  |  08:32 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 11/20/2013

The Church of Scientology will skip tonight’s National Book Awards

Lawrence Wright’s expos “Going Clear” may win the nonfiction prize tonight.

By Ron Charles  |  11:28 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Critic’s Notebook: Jhene Aiko, Liquor Store, Blood Orange

Notable recordings from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  12:40 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 11/19/2013

You will spend the next hour watching this new video for Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone”

Interactive, 16-channel video features Drew Carey, the Property Brothers, Danny Brown and more. It’s insane.

By David Malitz  |  12:12 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 11/19/2013

In the spirit of Tom Wolfe, Thomas Pynchon won’t attend the National Book Awards

In 1998, “A Man in Full” was a sure winner, but its author didn’t show up.

By Ron Charles  |  10:27 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Everyone’s comparing notes on ‘If/Then.’ I can’t.

“If/Then” is the most entertaining musical I haven’t seen. Reviewers are not invited to see it until Sunday, Nov. 24.

By Peter Marks  |  11:34 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Celebrating the life of Seamus Heaney

Friends, scholars and politicians gathered at the home of the new Irish ambassador to remember the life of the Nobel laureate.

By Ron Charles  |  10:10 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 11/17/2013

German collector won’t give art to anyone, report says

Lost in most stories about the business of art, its value, sale and provenance, is any discussion of the emotional aspect of ownership.

By Philip Kennicott  |  04:24 PM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Book party for Mary Kay Zuravleff’s “Man Alive!”

Friends gather in Georgetown to toast a Washington novelist

By Ron Charles  |  10:55 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky Nails It

Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky, the 29-year-old man who nailed his scrotum to the paving stones in Red Square last Sunday, it seems is perfectly sane.

By Philip Kennicott  |  04:43 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 11/15/2013

“The Simpsons” is finally heading to cable and streaming video

“Simpsons” reruns are making their way to FXX -- and, perhaps more importantly, classic episodes of the show will be streamed.

By Mark Berman  |  02:11 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FXX, The Simpsons

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Skepticism is in order for the Isleworth Mona Lisa

If the public is being sold a fantasy about a second Mona Lisa, there is something appealing about a new version.

By Philip Kennicott  |  01:38 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 11/15/2013

The remarkable persistence of ‘Sleepy Hollow’

On Thursday, at noon, American University law professor Lewis Grossman will deliver a talk about Irving’s classic at the Library of Congress.

By Ron Charles  |  10:28 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 11/15/2013

Customizable classics at Politics & Prose

Customers can choose covers from hundreds of new designs.

By Ron Charles  |  10:26 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Valentina Lisitsa: From YouTube to The Library of Congress

She’s captivated classical circles and stunned some technologists with her first-to-YouTube strategy.

By Katherine Boyle  |  12:24 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Lily Allen, “Hard Out Here” -- It’s trending, but is it good?

The British singer makes a buzzy return by taking on the likes of Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke in her new song and video.

By Chris Richards  |  02:01 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 11/13/2013

The Time Jumpers explain their chemistry -- and Vince Gill talks Taylor Swift

Country star explains why he’s a Taylor fan, and his Time Jumpers bandmates explain how an 11-member group can all get along

By Chris Richards  |  12:54 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 11/13/2013

The first Thanksgiving — hold the cliches

Nathaniel Philbrick’s short ebook is a primer on the Pilgrim’s legendary celebration.

By Ron Charles  |  10:29 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 11/12/2013

The music industry is going after Rap Genius -- and the law is on its side

A major industry group is demanding that lyrics sites like Rap Genius pay up or take down song lyrics that belong to their artists.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:38 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, Music

Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 11/12/2013

How to find book coverage on The Washington Post iPhone app

Just a few easy steps, and you’ll have quick access to Book World.

By Ron Charles  |  05:55 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 05:48 AM ET, 11/12/2013

It’s 11/12/13, a once-a-century date for a ‘Today Show’ wedding

By Amy Argetsinger  |  05:48 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:28 AM ET, 11/12/2013

Critic’s Notebook: Sky Ferreira, Gyptian, GEMS, Laraaji

Notable recordings from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  05:28 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Mark Rylance’s arresting performance in Broadway’s ‘Twelfth Night’

Mark Rylance’s arresting performance in Broadway’s ‘Twelfth Night’

By Peter Marks  |  11:33 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater, Theatre

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

Everyone poops

Jonathan Miles is the latest literary author to take us where the sun don’t shine.

By Ron Charles  |  11:23 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

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

WATCH: Lara Logan shares thoughts on Benghazi prior to ’60 Minutes’ apology

Logan offered some unusually blunt public comments about the Benghazi attack last year.

By Paul Farhi  |  11:21 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 11/08/2013

A rare chance to see the Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress

The public is welcome on Veterans Day

By Ron Charles  |  05:26 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Bad Sex Award finalists announced

A list of the crudest, most perfunctory uses of sexual description in a literary novel.

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

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 11/07/2013

3 must-see covers from CMA performers Lennon and Maisy

Lennon and Maisy Stella serenaded Taylor Swift with one of her own songs at the Country Music Awards. Here are a few of the duo’s most popular covers.

By Bethonie Butler  |  04:02 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 11/07/2013

WATCH: Music from Tim McGraw and more 2013 CMA winners

Taylor Swift, George strait, Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton were all big winners at 2013 CMA Awards. Here are a few of the songs that led to the night’s top honors.

By Style staff  |  11:39 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 11/07/2013

CMA Awards: Pondering the future of country music on the red carpet

The conversation rarely gets deep on the red carpet, but as the stars strolled past at the 47th CMA Awards we did our best to ask about the state of country music.

By Chris Richards  |  09:53 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Capitol Hill’s Blind Bodybuilder visits NBC’s Today Show

Patrick Leahy, the blind bodybuilder featured in The Washington Post Magazine, visit NBC’s Today Show Thursday.

By Joe Heim  |  05:15 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Virgin America makes a song and dance out of an all-too-familiar airline ritual

Virgin America makes a song and dance out of an all-too-familiar airline ritual.

By Peter Marks  |  01:57 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Nadia Bolz-Weber talks in Washington about Christianity and Oprah

Washington got a taste of the closest thing liberal Christianity has to a star when weightlifter-comic-pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber came to town Tuesday night.

By Michelle Boorstein  |  07:02 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 11/05/2013

National Portrait Gallery names David Ward senior historian

David Ward, one of the co-curators of the Hide/Seek exhibition of gay portraiture, has been appointed Senior Historian of the museum.

By Philip Kennicott  |  04:58 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Gish Jen stirs up anger in Boston

Her reflective essay about the Red Sox inspires an ugly response from some residents.

By Ron Charles  |  02:34 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 11/05/2013

How does a song get from Shane McAnally’s guitar to country radio? Explaining the complex process in the making of a country hit.

Nashville’s star songwriter talks about how a hit song is made, from writing to radio, and the many, many steps in between.

By Chris Richards  |  10:34 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 11/05/2013

VIDEO: Skydivers survive crash, appear on ‘The Today Show’

In a second episode of apparent “checkbook journalism” in a week, NBC News has locked up exclusive interviews and amateur footage of an aerial accident with a six-figure fee to a group of sky divers who survived the collision of their two small planes.

By Paul Farhi  |  10:09 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Jonathan Littell’s previous novel made critics want to vomit. What now?

By Ron Charles  |  11:51 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Louis Vuitton names Nicolas Ghesqui re new artistic director

The French designer, best known for his work at Balenciaga, will take over the women’s collections immediately, reports WWD.

By Cara Kelly  |  11:32 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 11/01/2013

Alex Rivera, Philip Kennicott debate Washington Post review of ‘Our America’

Art critic Philip Kennicott’s review of a new exhibition at the Smithsonian, “Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art” ignited strong reactions from some Latino artists.

By Philip Kennicott  |  05:59 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 11/01/2013

New Amazon program offers books a month before publication

Prime members can choose one book a month for free.

By Ron Charles  |  12:26 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 11/01/2013

Michelle Obama’s Halloween plans

The White House celebrates the holiday with military families, Bo and Sunny-themed decorations -- and some candy too.

By Krissah Thompson  |  08:48 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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