The Style Blog: February, 2014

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Oscar predictions: Who will win and who should

Need some last-minute help in your Oscars pool? The Post’s film critics make their predictions.

By Style Staff  |  03:30 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 02/28/2014

A surprising map of America’s ‘best’ restaurants

Yelp’s inaugural list of the top 100 restaurants in America is cheap, international -- and very West Coast-heavy.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  03:17 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Internet

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 02/28/2014

David Koechner talks R-rated ‘Anchorman 2,’ playing the bad guy, D.C. stand-up show (Q&A)

The actor best known for ‘Anchorman’ franchise and ‘The Office’ has live comedy roots.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:04 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Q&A

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 02/28/2014

‘House of Cards’ recap Season 2, Episode 6: ‘He’s going to get away with it, isn’t he?’

Don’t know what “samarium” is? Come on in.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:28 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Carl Phillips: The Life of a Poet

(Video) In this wide-ranging interview, Phillips talks about what he writes, loves and believes.

By Ron Charles  |  08:17 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/28/2014

‘Scandal’ recap Season 3, Episode 11: Run, Olivia, Run!

Papa Pope declares war. Sally goes rogue. Olivia gets to work.

By Bethonie Butler  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Why we’re actually mad at ruthless ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant Arthur Chu

Chu isn’t breaking any rules. He’s just taking all the romance out of the game.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  05:37 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Michelle Obama to guest star on ‘Parks and Recreation’

The NBC comedy loves Washington -- it appears the feeling is mutual.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:55 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, TV

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Russell Crowe Twitter-spammed Pope Francis about his new movie, ‘Noah’

The actor really, really wants Pope Francis to see his new movie.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  02:54 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 02/27/2014

‘Star Wars’ casting rumors heat up with ‘Girls’ star Adam Driver

A niche HBO comedy star in the highly-hyped film? Hmmm.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:06 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 02/27/2014

The best and only ‘Drunk in Love’ cover you will ever need

“Dunkin love, open all night.” Actor Adrian Anchondo and friend Reggie White rewrite Beyonce’s lyrics.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:42 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Google “Duke freshman porn star.” Don’t be surprised by what you see.

“Lauren” hasn’t kept her identity secret, and the dark world of college gossip forums is to blame.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:43 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Justin Bieber’s sobriety test video released, shows him stumbling

Bieber looks very much like the teenager, in bright shoes and a hoodie as he tries to walk in a straight line.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:17 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  celebrities

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Confessions of a serial book-spoiler

How much can a book review say without sapping a novel of its suspense?

By Ron Charles  |  09:52 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014

‘Scandal:’ 5 questions as Season 3 returns

In anticipation of reuniting with our favorite Gladiators, here’s a look at what to watch for.

By Bethonie Butler  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Why ‘Gravity’ should win the Best Picture Oscar

Getting to know this year’s nominees.

By Ann Hornaday  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Why ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ should win the Best Picture Oscar

Getting to know this year’s nominees.

By Stephanie Merry  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Why ‘Her’ should win the Best Picture Oscar

Getting to know this year’s nominees.

By David Malitz  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Why ’12 Years a Slave’ should win the Best Picture Oscar

Getting to know this year’s nominees.

By Ann Hornaday  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Why ‘American Hustle’ should win the Best Picture Oscar

Getting to know this year’s nominees.

By Stephanie Merry  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Why ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ should win the Best Picture Oscar

Getting to know this year’s nominees.

By David Malitz  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Why ‘Captain Phillips’ should win the Best Picture Oscar

Getting to know this year’s nominees.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Everything you need to know about this year’s Oscar nominees, in less than six minutes

Okay, maybe it’s not everything you need to know. But it’s what you most need to know: how they end!

By Caitlin Dewey  |  02:40 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Some tabloids agree to celebrity kid photo ban. But what does that actually mean?

People magazine, “Entertainment Tonight” and more say they won’t use pictures (without parent consent) of A-list children.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:26 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  celebrities, Media

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 02/26/2014

This guy ruined the Internet with his eyeball-burning headlines. What happened next will not make you like him any better.

What happened next will not make you like him any better.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:39 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 02/26/2014

The new start-up that says it can help you read ‘War and Peace’ in 10 hours

Spritz uses a technology called “text streaming” to help users read up to 1000 words per minute.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:45 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Mambo Sauce’s Black Boo on creativity and sustainability in go-go music

The go-go vocalist appears on two new songs addressing his scene’s struggles

By Chris Richards  |  11:54 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Disastrous season of ‘The Bachelor’ continues as another woman walks out

In a way, the second contestant to leave the show sums up everything that’s wrong with this year’s edition.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:25 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 02/26/2014

This is not a map of “every state’s favorite band”

A viral map claims to show favorite bands by state. What it actually shows is far more interesting.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  10:34 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Next Season Preview: “The Originalist” at Arena Stage

Nine productions, five of them world premieres, including this sure-to-be talk-of-the-town entry: “The Originalist,” a new play about conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

By Peter Marks  |  10:14 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Exclusive: Over 60 years, women have made steady progress with National Book Awards

Books by women now make up the majority of finalists and winners.

By Ron Charles  |  05:11 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Elisabeth Hasselbeck goes on E! to talk ‘View’ split, interviewing Obama

The Fox News star seems relieved to have days of being “the conservative one” behind her.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:10 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 02/25/2014

The month’s best music: Eric Church, Shy Glizzy, Katy B, Temples and more

A selection of February’s most notable new recordings.

By Chris Richards  |  12:52 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Brace yourself, ‘Girls’ haters: Lena Dunham will host ‘Saturday Night Live’

The HBO star, always in some kind of controversy, helms the March 8 episode.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:42 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Check your privilege, Tinder

“Humanitarians of Tinder” shames online-daters who post tone-deaf pictures in hopes of getting a date.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:10 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 02/25/2014

President Obama, Bill Murray, Stephen Colbert remember Harold Ramis

Obama even quoted ‘Caddyshack’ in his tribute.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:57 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 02/25/2014

‘The Voice’ judges covering each other’s songs? Best part of the season premiere.

Blake Shelton has a surprisingly solid handle on Shakira’s “Whenever, Whatever.“

By Emily Yahr  |  11:45 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music, TV

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 02/25/2014

@GSElevator, David Sedaris and the disillusionment of “unmaskings”

That incredible Twitter account eavesdropping on Goldman Sachs? He’s actually a guy in Texas.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  10:37 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Joe Biden, Amy Poehler reunite on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ after ‘Parks and Recreation’

“Natural chemistry between you too!” Meyers observed.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:02 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 02/25/2014

An obituary for Moviefone, 1989-2014

R.I.P., call-in movie services/the ‘90s.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  09:53 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Culture, Movies

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 02/25/2014

5 quick thoughts on Seth Meyers’ ‘Late Night’ debut

The former ‘Saturday Night Live’ star gets off to a slow start on his first night.

By Hank Stuever  |  08:49 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 02/25/2014

The best new science fiction & fantasy and romance every month

Nancy Hightower and Sarah MacLean debut this month in Book World.

By Ron Charles  |  08:31 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Harold Ramis (‘Caddyshack,’ ‘Ghostbusters’) dies at age 69; his famous fans pay tribute

Many celebrities and comedians were heavily influenced by Ramis’s work.

By Emily Yahr  |  01:49 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Watch the full trailer for HBO’s new Silicon Valley-themed comedy

“Steve Jobs is a poser, he didn’t even write code.“

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:30 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Alec Baldwin is quitting public life because of smartphones, basically

The outspoken star has some points, but his argument seems futile.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:57 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Erin Andrews replaces Brooke Burke-Charvet: Seriously, ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ what’s going on?

The show is firing people left and right as Burke-Charvet tweets her disappointment.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:57 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Miley Cyrus covered Outkast, Flaming Lips and it wasn’t bad at all

Miley Cyrus delighted fans (and the Internet) when she covered Outkast and Flaming Lips on

By Bethonie Butler  |  11:54 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Ronan Farrow: From State Department to Twitter legend to MSNBC host (A timeline)

How did Farrow go from relatively unknown celebrity offspring to headlining his own news show?

By Emily Yahr  |  10:56 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 02/24/2014

The Atlantic asks, ‘Why Is It So Hard for Women to Write About Sex?’

Claire Dederer’s essay in the March issue of the Atlantic examines the conflicted candor of women’s memoirs.

By Ron Charles  |  09:44 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 02/24/2014

The 2014 Peeps Diorama Contest: Calling all entries

Send us up to two photos of your diorama, and we may give you a $200 gift card.

By WP Magazine  |  09:43 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Peeps

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 02/24/2014

‘The Walking Dead’ recap: Saving humanity

All the survivors are accounted for. So now what?

By Margaret Ely  |  07:30 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 11:17 PM ET, 02/23/2014

Piers Morgan’s CNN show will be canceled

Ratings had plummeted for the British news anchor, who took over for Larry King in 2011.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:17 PM ET, 02/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 10:40 PM ET, 02/23/2014

‘Downton Abbey’ recap: The season finale

The Prince of Wales makes a visit but some questions remain unanswered.

By Joe Heim  |  10:40 PM ET, 02/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 02/23/2014

Chris Bohjalian subjected himself to simulated plane crashes for book research

Bestselling novelist spoke at Howard Country Library annual fundraiser

By Ron Charles  |  11:27 AM ET, 02/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:17 PM ET, 02/22/2014

‘House of Cards’ recap Season 2, Episode 5: ‘If you try to bite my hand, I will put you to sleep’

In which we learn a great new job-hunting strategy: “Blackmail your future boss into hiring you.”

By Emily Yahr  |  07:17 PM ET, 02/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/22/2014

Bearing the ‘Yellow Face’: Q&A with David Henry Hwang

By Winyan Soo Hoo  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 02/21/2014

‘Anchorman 2 is unstoppable, releases R-rated version in theaters for one week

Because it didn’t get enough promotion, the movie is back again.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:09 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 02/21/2014

That viral DHL commercial is brilliant -- and fake

The video was produced for an ad agency competition. DHL isn’t complaining.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:30 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Things that are cheaper than WhatsApp ( because there are a lot)

$16 billion is worth

By Caitlin Dewey  |  10:57 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Lena Dunham is way nicer than she had to be about Jezebel photo controversy

In interview with Bill Simmons, the “Girls” creator takes the high road in addressing Web site publishing un-retouched photos

By Emily Yahr  |  10:52 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  celebrities, TV

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 02/21/2014

I still miss my typewriter

February is Typewriter Appreciation Month

By Ron Charles  |  09:39 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Hey Jimmy Kimmel, time to knock it off with the YouTube hoaxes

Kimmel was responsible for another viral video -- this time about a wolf at the Olympics.

By Emily Yahr  |  09:26 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Checking in on last fall’s new shows: What’s canceled, renewed, in limbo as midseason begins

A guide to what survived the fall.

By Emily Yahr  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 10:40 PM ET, 02/20/2014

‘House of Cards’ recap Season 2, Episode 4: ‘I won’t feel ashamed’

The star of this episode was the all-powerful Claire Underwood.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:40 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 02/20/2014

Broadway’s ‘Bridges of Madison County’ opens

Kelli O’Hara adds emotional crescendos to a far sexier telling of “Bridges of Madison County” than was illuminated in the 1995 movie.

By Peter Marks  |  09:00 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 02/20/2014

Best of #TrueDetectiveSeason2 ideas: HBO better be listening

The Internet has some ideas about who should replace Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:52 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, TV

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 02/20/2014

The surprising sociology of selfies

A new project called “Selfie City” defends self-portraits as a lens for global culture.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  04:53 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 02/20/2014

Need short stories? There’s an app for that.

Connu presents unknown authors recommended by famous ones.

By Ron Charles  |  02:23 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 02/20/2014

Kanye West headlines Bonnaroo, take 2. How’s this going to play out?

The Post’s pop critic says: ‘His performance alone might be worth the entire Bonnaroo ticket price.’

By Emily Yahr  |  02:15 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 02/20/2014

Baltimore Children’s Bookstore wins grant from James Patterson

The bestselling novelist is giving away $1 million to support indies around the country.

By Ron Charles  |  12:46 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 02/20/2014

Kennedy Center, four more, join Women’s Voices Festival

49 DC theater companies highlight female playwrights

By Peter Marks  |  12:44 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 02/20/2014

New Baby Selfie app is exactly what it sounds like, for better or worse

“I expect there to be some eye-rolling,” the app’s developer said.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:28 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 02/20/2014

James Franco defends Shia LaBeouf in op-ed, actually makes some valid points

Franco sympathizes for LaBeouf, being in an industry that won’t let you be yourself.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:15 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  celebrities

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 02/20/2014

‘Snake Salvation’ pastor who died from snake bite gets tribute on Nat Geo

How does a network handle one its reality show stars dying from a dangerous practice he did on that series?

By Emily Yahr  |  08:48 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Why Shakespeare WAS Shakespeare

A renowned scholar goes once more unto the breach.

By Ron Charles  |  06:32 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 02/19/2014

What is WhatsApp, the company that Facebook just bought for $16 billion?

The instant-messaging service has 450 million users, many of them in Asia and the U.K.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  06:09 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 02/19/2014

How people swear on Twitter

In short: shamelessly and often.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  02:26 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Kate Mara spills huge ‘House of Cards’ spoiler on ‘Letterman’ -- sort of

It went very awkwardly.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:19 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Cee Lo Green leaving ‘The Voice,’ making him the first judge to defect

Will this throw a wrench in NBC’s hit show?

By Emily Yahr  |  01:23 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Inside the world of the ‘Instafamous’

Shawn Megira doesn’t sing in a boy band or star on a reality show. But when the 15-year-old posts to Instagram, teen girls freak out like they just met One Direction.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:24 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 02/19/2014

‘House of Cards’ recap Season 2, Episode 3: ‘Whatever faith I have is quickly evaporating’

Rachel and Christina are not only back, they may have major storylines. Plus: the most dramatic display of vegetable consumption in TV history.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:12 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 02/19/2014

There’s an anonymous Twitter artist randomly drawing people’s tweets

Not even the U.K.-based illustrator knows where he’ll strike next.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  10:51 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/19/2014

After an art attack on Ai Wei Wei works: Hirshhorn leader discusses the line between art and vandalism

Hirshhorn’s interim director discusses destruction after a disgruntled artist at the Perez Art Museum broke a vase by a Chinese dissident artist.

By Philip Kennicott  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 02/18/2014

New literary prize in honor of late Politics & Prose Bookstore co-owner

Washington Post writer David Finkel and novelist Anthony Marra are first winners of $5,000 awards.

By Ron Charles  |  02:48 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 02/18/2014

This woman was arrested for failing to return a rental movie 9 years ago

Moral of the story: Stream everything.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:30 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 02/18/2014

What you should be listening to: Angel Olsen; Rome Fortune; Lydia Loveless

Notable new recordings from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  11:03 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/18/2014

A brutal supercut containing all of Frank Underwood’s political advice in “House of Cards”

“The road to power is paved with hypocrisy and casualties. Never regret.“

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 02/18/2014

BookAwardz app keeps your eye on the prize

A handy list of major literary prize winners to store on your iPhone.

By Ron Charles  |  09:56 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 02/18/2014

Will Smith’s epic dance with Jimmy Fallon wins best inaugural ‘Tonight Show’ guest bit

Smith had tough competition against Billy Crystal (Leno) and Will Ferrell (Conan).

By Emily Yahr  |  08:37 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/18/2014

Still mad as hell after all these years

A new book rekindles our fated connection to the 1976 movie “Network.“

By Dan Zak  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 02/17/2014

Did NBC interview with Bode Miller go too far?

NBC, the Winter Olympics broadcaster, has drawn widespread criticism on social media since Sunday for airing an interview with American skiier Bode Miller.

By Paul Farhi  |  12:19 PM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 02/17/2014

Chris Bohjalian to help Howard County Library raise the stacks

Fundraiser on Feb. 22 expected to collect $100,000.

By Ron Charles  |  11:27 AM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 10:28 PM ET, 02/16/2014

‘Downton Abbey’ recap: What was Mr. Bates up to?

Story lines pick up in the season’s penultimate episode.

By Joe Heim  |  10:28 PM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 08:38 PM ET, 02/16/2014

‘The Walking Dead’ recap: Following the scattered survivors

Almost all our lingering questions from the midseason finale are answered.

By Margaret Ely  |  08:38 PM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 02/16/2014

One more reason to pity billionaire Tom Perkins

“Sex and the Single Zillionaire” is 99 percent boring.

By Ron Charles  |  06:32 PM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 02/16/2014

‘House of Cards’ recap Season 2, Episode 2: ‘I hate myself for it. But I’ll get over that.’

Frank carries on several nefarious plots, and we learn about Claire’s devastating backstory.

By Emily Yahr  |  01:11 PM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 02/16/2014

Two Univ. of Virginia professors among finalists for George Washington Book Prize

$50,000 award recognizes best work of early American history.

By Ron Charles  |  09:21 AM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 02/15/2014

Simon Schama to be next guest at Hay-Adams Author Series

Washington’s most elegant literary salon.

By Ron Charles  |  11:24 AM ET, 02/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:36 PM ET, 02/14/2014

‘House of Cards’ recap Season 2, Episode 1: ‘Hunt or be hunted’

A huge plot twist, and everyone gets a little more evil.

By Emily Yahr  |  07:36 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Cupid comes out of storage at the Corcoran

The Corcoran Gallery will unveil its refreshed European galleries tomorrow, and included among the works on display is this impish fellow, Etienne-Maurice Falconet’s “Menacing Cupid.”

By Philip Kennicott  |  05:48 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Confused by Facebook’s new gender options? Here’s what they mean.

The difference between agender, bigender and everything in between.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  04:42 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 02/14/2014

WATCH: Style advice from Michael Kors

The designer shares his fashion wisdom on everything from workplace style to Oscars red carpet predictions.

By Marie Elizabeth Oliver  |  03:53 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion, New York Fashion Week

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 02/14/2014

New York Fashion Week offers frocks fit for first lady Michelle Obama

With New York Fashion Week concluding, we pick the gowns, day dresses and coats we could see the first lady wearing in the coming year.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:58 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 02/14/2014

This is what happens when you ask strangers to write you love poems online

Paypal hired poets to write on-demand Valentine’s poems... with hilarious results.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:51 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 02/14/2014

5 bookstores recommend 5 titles for Valentine’s Day

Looking for love between the covers -- of a book.

By Ron Charles  |  12:25 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/14/2014

‘House of Cards’ shocker: Should we have seen it coming? (MAJOR SPOILERS)

The big moment in the new season’s first episode has us looking back for clues.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 02/14/2014

Valentine’s Day is the worst day to run social media for a flower company

@FTDFlowers, @Teleflora and @1800flowers are doing polite battle with the flowerless Twitter hordes

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:17 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/14/2014

What 8 years of Valentine’s Day memes teaches us about modern love

Someecards are ubiquitous on social media, especially around the holidays. Here’s how they’ve changed since 2007.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 02/13/2014

A flurry of A-list (and D-list) celebrities hit New York Fashion Week

With the shows at Lincoln Center coming to a close tonight, we look back at celebrities who stepped out this week.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:58 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion, New York Fashion Week

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Facebook will now allow users to identify as trans, bi, androgynous -- or any other gender they want

The social network sees the change as part of its mission to help people be their “authentic” selves.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  03:14 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Al Roker vents on Twitter, criticizes mayor Bill de Blasio for keeping New York schools open in wake of storm

Roker was not happy that schools weren’t closed for the massive snowstorm.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:16 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 02/13/2014

The best free movies on Netflix and Amazon to watch while you’re stuck inside today

The weather outside is frightful, but inside we have high-speed internet connections and an excuse to stay on the couch.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:29 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 02/13/2014

4 must-see looks from New York Fashion Week’s Wednesday shows

Gowns, coats and more from Michael Kors and Proenza Schouler.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:09 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion, New York Fashion Week

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Everyone hates Valentine’s Day, according to Carolyn Hax chats

Think only single people hate Valentine’s Day? You could not be more wrong.

By Jessica Stahl  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 02/13/2014

The new NEA head: Let’s hope she’s not a team player

Chu needs to act to keep funding for the arts

By Philip Kennicott  |  11:41 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 02/13/2014

Tasty Valentine’s Day specials at Kramerbooks

New entries and desserts at the bookstore’s Afterwords cafe

By Ron Charles  |  11:29 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 02/13/2014

Avoid this man on Valentine’s Day

Adelle Waldman shows us Nathaniel P. in action on Feb. 14.

By Ron Charles  |  10:33 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/13/2014

The Carolyn Hax couples we rooted for

Not every letter writer makes you want to yell, ‘Run!’ These are the past couples we’ve rooted for.

By Jessica Stahl  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 02/12/2014

5 must-see looks from New York Fashion Week’s Tuesday shows

The best looks from Narciso Rodriguez, Oscar de la Renta and more.

By Cara Kelly  |  05:32 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Exclusive video: Duet from Signature Theatre’s new musical ‘Beaches’

The new musical of “Beaches” begins previews Tuesday at Signature Theatre, so reach for your hankies and bathe in heartbreaking show tunes. Signature is sharing exclusive rehearsal video of Alysha Umphress and Mara Davi singing “What I Should Have Told Her.“

By Nelson Pressley  |  04:45 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Arianna Huffington: “Sleep your way to the top ”

Arianna Huffington’s advice on love, life and getting ahead

By Frances Stead Sellers  |  04:41 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Culture

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Shosh has like, totally cleaned up her act, and she miiiight win a medal -- on Tumblr

There’s a new contender for best Olympic meme. It’s called Shoshi Games.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  02:24 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, TV

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Online trolls are just “everyday sadists,” according to new paper

A new paper from Canadian researchers find Internet trolls often score high on tests for sadism and psychopathy.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:48 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 02/12/2014

Should you live-tweet the Olympics? A guide for the perplexed

... probably not, no.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:36 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, TV

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/12/2014

For Valentine’s Day, an alternative to roses

If you’re looking for an alternative to the classic red bouquet, here are some options.

By Margaret Ely  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays, Shopping

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 02/11/2014

The President takes a moment to view Edward Hopper paintings

What do photographs of presidents in solitude say?

By Philip Kennicott  |  05:12 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Critic's Notebook

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 02/11/2014

5 must-see looks from New York Fashion Week’s Monday shows

Honor, Carolina Herrera and Zac Posen were among the standouts on Monday.

By Cara Kelly  |  04:48 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Study: More people sext than use Instagram

91 percent of American adults own cellphones, and of those, one in five of has received a sext.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  04:14 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Johnny Weir’s ‘Hunger Games’-inspired outfits are possibly the best thing at the Sochi Olympics

But don’t assume the NBC commentator’s wardrobe is a political commentary; he has said it’s not.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:34 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 02/11/2014

What you should be listening to: Katy B; Miloh Smith; Irene Kelley

A weekly selection of notable recordings.

By Chris Richards  |  12:25 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Nathan Fielder, founder of Dumb Starbucks, speaks out. Who is he?

The Comedy Central star is known for these kind of stunts.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:02 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 02/11/2014

Hey mon: ‘Go the F-- to Sleep’ gets a Jamaican patois translation

The world’s most famous profane children’s book goes Caribbean.

By Ron Charles  |  11:51 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 02/11/2014

Why “Late Night with Seth Meyers” is going to feel like a night at the Black Cat circa 1996

Former “SNL” cast member Fred Armisen will lead the new “Late Night” band

By Chris Richards  |  11:15 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music, TV

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 02/11/2014

15 (unflattering) things Bob Costas looked like last night

Costas’ eye infection has gotten so bad that NBC pulled him off the air.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  10:40 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 02/10/2014

As Fox cancels ‘X Factor,’ assessing the state of the singing competition series

The show’s demise doesn’t spell the end of an era.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:12 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 02/10/2014

It’s been 10 years since Kanye West released ‘The College Dropout’

A closer look at Kanye West’s ambitious debut might shed some light on the “Yeezus” we know today.

By Bethonie Butler  |  06:04 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 02/10/2014

5 must-see looks from New York Fashion Week’s Sunday shows

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:46 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion, New York Fashion Week

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 02/10/2014

Why I won’t see the Lego movie

Lego movie defiles the toy

By Philip Kennicott  |  01:33 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook, Culture

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 02/10/2014

Meskita Fall/Winter 2014 collection brings neoprene to Hollywood

Brazilian designer Alessandra Meskita presents her new collection at New York Fashion Week.

By Veronica Toney  |  12:15 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Can art ever compete with football?

Arts, not football, should enjoy tax exempt status

By Philip Kennicott  |  11:42 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Carolyn See celebrates 80th birthday

The California novelist has been writing book reviews for The Post since 1987.

By Ron Charles  |  11:13 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 06:10 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Next Season Preview: Woolly Mammoth Theatre

Woolly Mammoth announces new season

By Peter Marks  |  06:10 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater

Posted at 10:06 PM ET, 02/09/2014

‘Downton Abbey’ recap: An unwelcome guest returns

Plus: Is Downton going to the pigs?

By Joe Heim  |  10:06 PM ET, 02/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 09:15 PM ET, 02/09/2014

5 must-see looks from New York Fashion Week’s Saturday shows

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  09:15 PM ET, 02/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion, Fashion Week

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 02/09/2014

‘The Walking Dead’ recap: What comes ‘After’ the battle

The show returned from its winter hiatus with a look back, and a look forward.

By Margaret Ely  |  06:50 PM ET, 02/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 02/08/2014

Richard Bach’s new spiritual memoir, ‘Illusions II’

The bestseller author describes his remarkable recovery from the plane crash that almost killed him.

By Ron Charles  |  05:47 PM ET, 02/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 02/08/2014

4 must-see looks from New York Fashion Week’s Friday shows

These pieces will soon be seen off the runways.

By Cara Kelly  |  03:55 PM ET, 02/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 02/08/2014

Prabal Gurung pays tribute to Nepal

The designer drew inspiration from the country where he was raised with an emphasis on texture and layering for fall.

By Cara Kelly  |  03:14 PM ET, 02/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:07 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Peter Som went mysterious with florals for Fall 2014

The unique print was splashed across sweaters, coats and flowing gowns.

By Cara Kelly  |  08:07 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Jason Wu shows a luxurious side for Fall 2014

The designer says his looks are for a modern women who loves clothes.

By Cara Kelly  |  07:45 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 02/07/2014

5 must-see looks from New York Fashion Week’s Thursday shows

We look back at the stunners and trend-setters.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:32 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion, Fashion Week

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 02/07/2014

An American icon goes public

Jefferson described this “most sublime of Nature’s works.” Now, an American icon goes public.

By Philip Kennicott  |  02:37 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Critic's Notebook

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Against the new meme that’s snobbing up Facebook

Posting paintings and poems doesn’t make you sophisticated -- it’s actually just annoying.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  02:24 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Rosie O’Donnell returned to ‘The View.’ That’s a big deal why?

O’Donnell hasn’t been back to the show since her famously controversial co-hosting stint in 2007.

By Emily Yahr  |  01:26 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 02/07/2014

‘The Walking Dead’ midseason premiere: Six storylines so far, six questions we hope get answered

Six storylines so far, six question we hope get answered.

By Margaret Ely  |  12:15 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Russian posters give powerful internal critique of Sochi Olympics

Artists and satirists critique Russian culture in Olympics posters

By Philip Kennicott  |  12:03 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpolympicsexclude

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 02/07/2014

New York Fashion Week: A primer

Whose shows will matter? Who should you follow on Instagram? And why does Fashion Week seem to go on forever?

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:08 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion, Fashion Week

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 02/07/2014

Readers respond to WP Magazine story of lost Cuban childhood

Emotional e-mails from readers in response to the story of Juan Jos Vald s searching for his lost Cuban childhood have been rolling in all week.

By David Montgomery  |  10:32 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 02/07/2014

Conan, Letterman, Kimmel: How late-night rivals handled Leno’s final ‘Tonight Show’

Who showed restraint?

By Emily Yahr  |  08:23 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 02/06/2014

Why do we care about this dog?

Outrage at putting dogs, and humans, into war zones.

By Philip Kennicott  |  04:12 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Images

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 02/06/2014

Did this ‘Biggest Loser’ contestant lose too much weight?

After dropping from 260 pounds to 105 pounds, there’s concern that contestant Rachel Frederickson took the show’s premise to a dangerous extreme

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:35 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 02/06/2014

Washington D.C. is still ‘America’s most literate city’

Washington DC is No. 1, but Portland falls out of the top 10 this year

By Ron Charles  |  10:12 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 02/06/2014

American Cool: An Interview with the curators

Smithsonian curators discuss what makes American Cool exhibit

By Philip Kennicott  |  09:57 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 02/05/2014

Clay Aiken runs for Congress: A look back at ‘American Idol’s’ careful relationship with politics

Now, ‘Idol’ is being thrust into the spotlight with a political story.

By Emily Yahr  |  04:00 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, TV

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 02/05/2014

Wellesley’s naked older man statue is a lesson in humanity

Near naked statue of older male disturbs Wellesley residents

By Philip Kennicott  |  03:59 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Images

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 02/05/2014

Zane 101: Who is she?

Zane, the renowned Prince George’s County author who has sold millions of steamy novels, has been chased for years by creditors, including the IRS and the state of Maryland.

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  03:21 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 02/04/2014

‘House of Cards’ renewed for third season by Netflix

Netflix picks up another year of devious Frank Underwood’s dirty political world.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:03 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Facebook Paper and the problem of manufactured nostalgia

What’s in a name? Potential legal drama and some very savvy marketing.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:39 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 02/04/2014

You can’t tell ‘The Woman Upstairs’ by its cover

Publisher tries to reposition Claire Messud’s novel with a strikingly bland cover.

By Ron Charles  |  12:30 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 02/04/2014

What you should be listening to: Young Thug; Disclosure and Mary J. Blige; Romeo Santos and Drake; Ty Dolla Sign

A weekly selection of notable recordings.

By Chris Richards  |  12:25 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 02/04/2014

The first article ever written about Facebook

Five days after Facebook launched on Feb. 4, 2004, the Harvard Crimson published a story on the “new Facebook website.“

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:01 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 02/04/2014

“Beertown” takes Manhattan

dog&pony dc takes ‘Beertown’ to Manhattan

By Peter Marks  |  10:34 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 02/03/2014

The Franklin School: An Interview with Dani Levinas

Franklin Schoolhouse to be converted into space for the arts

By Philip Kennicott  |  05:56 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Critic's Notebook, Culture, D.C.

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 02/03/2014

An obsessive Bob Dylan fan deludes himself into justifying that Chrysler ad, in 5 steps

Maybe the Super Bowl spot wasn’t that bad after all

By David Malitz  |  01:04 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music, TV

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Feeling angry at Philip Seymour Hoffman

His death forecloses so many possibilities, roles never played, characters never created, ideas never expressed.

By Philip Kennicott  |  10:59 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook, Movies

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Six under-the-radar roles that show Philip Seymour Hoffman’s eclectic talent

He wasn’t just a great dramatic actor in art-house movies.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:34 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Anthony Marra’s ‘A Constellation of Vital Phenomena’ comes to paperback

Publisher hopes to attract larger audience to new edition of celebrated novel.

By Ron Charles  |  09:47 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/03/2014

‘Seinfeld’ reunion: See the extended version of the Super Bowl clip

The whole thing was for an episode of Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” web series.

By Emily Yahr  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 06:19 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Next Season Preview: Shakespeare Theatre Company

Shakespeare Theatre unveils its new season with something for everybody.

By Peter Marks  |  06:19 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater

Posted at 10:04 PM ET, 02/02/2014

‘Downton Abbey’ Recap: Edith has a secret

Plus, things get jazzy inside the estate.

By Joe Heim  |  10:04 PM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 09:02 PM ET, 02/02/2014

Super Bowl halftime review: Bruno Mars shines in his big moment

The 28-year-old star proved up to the task and didn’t need any help from veteran rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers

By Chris Richards  |  09:02 PM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 02/02/2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman dies: Reactions pour in from actors, high-profile fans

The Hollywood community expressed shock and grief via social media.

By Emily Yahr  |  04:40 PM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 02/01/2014

#Cheesepocalypse: Surviving the Super Bowl without Velveeta

Kraft, which makes Velveeta, confirmed a few weeks ago that there is indeed a nationwide shortage of Velveeta products.

By Sandi Moynihan  |  01:07 PM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Parties

 

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