The Style Blog: May, 2014

Posted at 10:04 PM ET, 05/31/2014

‘Orphan Black’ recap: The most confusing thing that happened this week (Season 2, Episode 7)

Who knew that Donnie would play such a big role?

By Emily Yahr  |  10:04 PM ET, 05/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 05/30/2014

Bill Murray is the Internet’s greatest mascot

The actor has officially conquered the Web with some important qualities, including the ability to star in a viral video.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:26 AM ET, 05/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  celebrities

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 05/30/2014

Reflecting on 50 years of Marimekko’s Unikko pattern

Unikko, the friendly poppy fabric, is celebrating its 50 anniversary this year.

By Jura Koncius  |  11:15 AM ET, 05/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Culture, D.C., Fashion

Posted at 10:21 PM ET, 05/29/2014

Billy Crystal’s memoir named Audiobook of the Year

Stephen King, Donna Tartt and Malcolm Gladwell also win Audies.

By Ron Charles  |  10:21 PM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 05/29/2014

Mindy Kaling addresses her future husband and divorce lawyers at Harvard Law School Class Day

Mindy Kaling delivered a string of jokes at her audience’s expense on Wednesday.

By Natalie Jennings  |  06:11 PM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 05/29/2014

Five things Maya Angelou taught me

Author Emily-Sarah Lineback discusses the five things she learned from Dr. Maya Angelou that we all should do.

By Emily-Sarah Lineback  |  04:12 PM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 05/29/2014

‘Undateable’ creator Bill Lawrence, determined and on a mission: Launch a multi-cam sitcom

It’s not easy, but the veteran TV producer (“Scrubs,” “Cougar Town“) won’t give up without a fight.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:37 PM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 05/29/2014

Civilities: Transgender etiquette 101

It’s always respectful to refer to people in the way that they identify and the best way to do that is to listen.

By Steven Petrow  |  12:30 PM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  civilities, etiquette, manners, steven petrow, transgender

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 05/29/2014

Cracking ‘The Bachelorette’ code: Want to find love? Go to grad school.

Definitive proof that Andi -- a law school grad -- will find love this season.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:08 PM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 05/29/2014

Is Iggy Azalea ‘the realest’ or is her authenticity up for interpretation?

The Australian rapper who doesn’t sound like she’s from Australia at all has riled some people with her vocal style, even as she reaches the top of the charts.

By Bethonie Butler  |  11:31 AM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 05/29/2014

Sugarland’s Kristian Bush explains what it’s like to pivot from a hugely successful duo to a solo artist

How do you find your own identity when you’re so inextricably linked to someone else?

By Emily Yahr  |  10:17 AM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 05/28/2014

Kirkus unveils three $50,000 book prizes

Fiction, nonfiction and YA books that receive a Kirkus star are eligible for the new annual awards.

By Ron Charles  |  05:31 PM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 05/28/2014

Chelsea Handler’s talk show will end in August; no love lost between her and E!

“I will always look back at my time on E! as most people look back at their time in college. I’m glad I went,” said the comedian in the most lukewarm statement ever.

By Emily Yahr  |  04:01 PM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 05/28/2014

Before Maya Angelou, there was Miss Calypso

The legendary author began her career off-Broadway.

By Cara Kelly  |  04:01 PM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 05/28/2014

Next Season Preview: Theater J

Theater J will offer works by Tony Kushner, DC dramatists Aaron Posner and Renee Calarco.

By Peter Marks  |  01:06 PM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 05/28/2014

52 tweeted messages of wisdom from Maya Angelou

“Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God,” Angelou said in her final message.

By Abby Phillip  |  12:56 PM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 05/28/2014

Watch: Maya Angelou at the 1993 Clinton inauguration

Angelou was the first to read a poem during the inaugural ceremony since Robert Frost.

By Cara Kelly  |  12:00 PM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 05/28/2014

The 1970 review of ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’

The original Washington Post review and profile of Maya Angelou.

By Masuma Ahuja  |  11:23 AM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 05/28/2014

Maya Angelou dies at 86; remembrances pour in

The beloved poet and author passed away at her home Wednesday morning.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:43 AM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 05/28/2014

Beowulf — an epic game for the whole family

The guys who brought us the Moby Dick game are taking a stab at the Anglo-Saxon classic.

By Ron Charles  |  09:37 AM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 01:15 AM ET, 05/28/2014

Wil Wheaton’s new show for geeks proves nerd culture is more mainstream than ever

Wheaton goes after “X-Men,” “Game of Thrones” and “The Walking Dead” -- none of which are for “outsiders.“

By Emily Yahr  |  01:15 AM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 05/27/2014

Ann Hornaday on her Elliot Rodger YouTube video column, the response and a conversation that should continue

Response has been overwhelming, ranging from the supportive to the very negative (including from Hollywood A-listers Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow)

By Ann Hornaday  |  03:25 PM ET, 05/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 05/27/2014

Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow: Don’t blame us for misogynistic massacre

Actor Seth Rogen and director Judd Apatow aired their displeasure on Twitter.

By Abby Phillip  |  02:34 PM ET, 05/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 05/27/2014

Readers on summer office wear: flip flops, frigid AC and give interns a break!

Flip flips, frigid AC and other seasonal challenges of staying work-appropriate as temperatures rise.

By Holly Yeager  |  01:50 PM ET, 05/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 05/27/2014

The month’s best music: Sturgill Simpson, Fatima Al Qadiri, Kolley and more

A ranked selection of notable new recordings we heard in May.

By Chris Richards  |  11:45 AM ET, 05/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 05/27/2014

Electric Literature recharges

Fans always thought of Electric Lit primarily as a literary website. Now it is.

By Ron Charles  |  07:01 AM ET, 05/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 03:20 AM ET, 05/26/2014

‘Mad Men’ mid-season finale recap: One small step for man, one giant leap for Peggy Olson

In a smart move, Matthew Weiner & Co. delivered a strikingly beautiful, delightfully mad finale complete with chapters closing, ceilings breaking and men landing on the moon.

By Rachel Lubitz  |  03:20 AM ET, 05/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 05/25/2014

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding: The dress, the drama, the spectacle

A round-up of highlights from the celebrity event of the year.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:36 AM ET, 05/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  celebrities

Posted at 10:05 PM ET, 05/24/2014

‘Orphan Black’ recap: The most confusing thing that happened this week (Season 2, Episode 6)

This episode raised about a million questions, including the big one: Just how evil is Dr. Leekie?

By Emily Yahr  |  10:05 PM ET, 05/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 05/24/2014

Civilities: Should I take down old photos of my transgender brother now that he’s no longer my sister?

When writing about a transgender person, use the name and personal pronouns that are consistent with the way the individual lives publicly.

By Steven Petrow  |  08:02 AM ET, 05/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  etiquette, manners, steven petrow

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 05/23/2014

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in ‘Blended,’ and the danger of tapping into ’90s nostalgia

The longtime pals reuniting for this new movie can’t help but remind us how far romantic comedies have fallen.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:59 PM ET, 05/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 05/23/2014

The National Gallery takes possession

Washington museums’ benefactors

By Philip Kennicott  |  10:12 AM ET, 05/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Critic's Notebook

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 05/23/2014

The House of Poe to reopen May 24

The Baltimore landmark offers a chance to see where Poe fell in love with his teenage cousin.

By Ron Charles  |  09:10 AM ET, 05/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 05/23/2014

Here are the craziest rumors about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding

An illusionist that’s going to make them disappear from the dance floor? Yeah, that’s on the list.

By Emily Yahr  |  08:42 AM ET, 05/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  celebrities

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 05/23/2014

Civilities: What does the acronym “LGBTQ” stand for?

The ‘Q’ can stand for ‘questioning’ or ‘queer’

By Steven Petrow  |  08:02 AM ET, 05/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  manners, steven petrow

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 05/22/2014

Civilities: Do I call my lesbian in-law my sister’s ‘wife’ ?

As we all become more habituated to these new monikers calling her “wife” will seem less “strange” with every utterance.

By Steven Petrow  |  12:41 PM ET, 05/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  manners, steven petrow

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 05/22/2014

As ‘American Idol’ ratings plummet further, let’s stop trying to reinvent this once-hot show

Tracking its decline through many shake-ups: No one’s found a change that will make viewers return.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:29 PM ET, 05/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 05/22/2014

‘Pretty Little Liars’ photos in GQ cause controversy, which is precisely the point

People are upset the pictures were obviously Photoshopped. Because apparently that’s still news to people.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:55 AM ET, 05/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  celebrities

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 05/22/2014

The woman lost her soul, Bob got a t-shirt

After being named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction, Bob Shacochis’s novel is getting an early paperback release.

By Ron Charles  |  10:54 AM ET, 05/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 02:27 AM ET, 05/22/2014

‘American Idol’ finale: Did Caleb Johnson or Jena Irene claim victory?

The 13th season was a tight race.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:27 AM ET, 05/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 12:48 AM ET, 05/22/2014

‘Modern Family’ finale: After much anticipation, Mitch and Cam get married

No, Ann Romney did not officiate. (Remember that story?)

By Emily Yahr  |  12:48 AM ET, 05/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 05/21/2014

Goodreads wants you to ‘Ask the Author’

A new feature on the social media reading site encourages people to submit questions to their favorite authors.

By Ron Charles  |  03:58 PM ET, 05/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 01:20 AM ET, 05/21/2014

‘Dancing With the Stars’ finale: Everyone’s favorite couple wins the trophy

The judges were pretty pleased about the outcome of Season 18.

By Emily Yahr  |  01:20 AM ET, 05/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 11:45 PM ET, 05/20/2014

‘The Voice’ finale: Did Christina Grimmie, Josh Kaufman or Jake Worthington take home the prize?

It was a big night for the NBC singing competition.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:45 PM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 10:23 PM ET, 05/20/2014

‘I Wanna Marry Harry’: Cruel prank disguised as a really embarrassing reality show

The dozen women participating in this sham are so unlikable that it makes the premise seem slightly (SLIGHTLY) less mean.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:23 PM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 05/20/2014

History of American Revolution’s losers wins $50,000

Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy’s ‘The Men Who Lost America’ takes home the George Washington Book Prize

By Ron Charles  |  07:32 PM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 05/20/2014

‘The Voice’ star Ddendyl on life after reality TV, and how the NBC singing show really operates

How much time do the celebrity coaches/judges really spend with their team members?

By Emily Yahr  |  05:45 PM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 05/20/2014

Macklemore goes ‘anyone who knows me’ route in apology for dressing as Jewish stereotype

“Anyone who knows me knows I would never do [offensive thing] because I [did this wonderful thing].

By Emily Yahr  |  02:32 PM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  celebrities

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 05/20/2014

Kennedy Center blesses Stephen Schwartz’s ‘Children of Eden’

KenCen concert offers rare look at Schwartz’s “Children of Eden,” with natable performances by Broadway’s Jordan and Brown

By Nelson Pressley  |  01:37 PM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Critic's Notebook, Kennedy Center, Music

Posted at 01:11 AM ET, 05/20/2014

‘Dancing With the Stars’ finals, plagued with injuries, turns into Meryl and Maks lovefest

Guess who the judges would vote to win the Mirror Ball Trophy?

By Emily Yahr  |  01:11 AM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 11:04 PM ET, 05/19/2014

‘The Bachelorette’ premiere pays cautious tribute to deceased contestant Eric Hill, and it’s hard to watch

No matter what you think of the find-a-soulmate series, producers are in a no-win situation.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:04 PM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 05/19/2014

How the Cannes Film Festival works

The Post’s Ann Hornaday answers questions from the annual festival.

By Jessica Stahl  |  03:54 PM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 05/19/2014

Cuban “Pedro Pans” hold a reunion in Washington

More than 50 years after their parents sent them from Cuba to the U.S. following Fidel Castro’s revolution, the children known as “Pedro Pans” held a reunion in Washington.

By David Montgomery  |  02:05 PM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 05/19/2014

The Billboard Music Awards red carpet was a mess. But in a good way.

The sartorial choices were all over the map Sunday night, making for a brilliant mess of an evening.

By Cara Kelly  |  01:13 PM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 05/19/2014

Highlights from Jill Abramson’s commencement address at Wake Forest

The former editor talks to new graduates about overcoming adverstiy

By Paul Farhi  |  10:36 AM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 05/19/2014

Michael Jackson hologram: a hollow tribute

Is it creepy to project a known perfectionist as a hologram, in a performance before millions, enshrined in Internet eternity, and over which he had no control? Um, yes.

By Sarah Kaufman  |  10:31 AM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  billboard, dancing with stars, dwts, jackson hologram, james maslow, michael jackson, peta murgatroyd

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 05/19/2014

Godzilla stomps into bookstores, too

Readers inspired by Gareth Edwards’s movie can find new books about the big lizard.

By Ron Charles  |  08:31 AM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 03:55 AM ET, 05/19/2014

‘Mad Men’ recap: Welcome back, Bob Benson

By Rachel Lubitz  |  03:55 AM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mad Men, TV

Posted at 01:57 AM ET, 05/19/2014

‘The Good Wife’ ends emotional season with more turmoil and a big cliffhanger

The Season 5 finale was just as tumultuous as expected.

By Emily Yahr  |  01:57 AM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 12:33 AM ET, 05/19/2014

‘Game of Thrones’ recap: A masterful ‘Mockingbird’ (Look at her fly)

Tyrion finds his champion and Littlefinger continues to outdo himself.

By David Malitz  |  12:33 AM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 PM ET, 05/18/2014

Kendall Jenner botches 5 Seconds of Summer intro at Billboard Music Awards, makes powerful enemies

Never make boy band fans angry.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:35 PM ET, 05/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 10:34 PM ET, 05/18/2014

Michael Jackson hologram performs at Billboard Music Awards and it was as upsetting as you would expect

The image looked way too real. And not in a good way.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:34 PM ET, 05/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 05/18/2014

Alice McDermott on being a novelist and a believer

The National Book Award-winning novelist spoke at the Gaithersburg Book Festival, which attracted a record crowd.

By Ron Charles  |  12:32 PM ET, 05/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 10:05 PM ET, 05/17/2014

‘Orphan Black’: The most confusing thing that happened this week (Season 2, Episode 5)

So that’s the big Project LEDA reveal?

By Emily Yahr  |  10:05 PM ET, 05/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 05/17/2014

Who’ll miss a Red Lobster?

Novelist Stewart O’Nan reacts to the news that Darden will sell almost 700 restaurants at what one investor calls a “fire sale” price.

By Ron Charles  |  09:06 AM ET, 05/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 05/16/2014

Reinventing photojournalism — but watch out for the guys with the guns

Award-winning photographer Ron Haviv talks about the unseen perils involved in the changing nature of photojournalism.

By Neely Tucker  |  03:22 PM ET, 05/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 05/16/2014

As Barbara Walters signs off from ‘The View,’ Hillary Clinton, Oprah and more say goodbye

The legendary broadcaster said goodbye on her ABC daytime talk show: Here’s a full recap.

By Emily Yahr  |  01:17 PM ET, 05/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 05/16/2014

Jill Abramson brought a lawyer to a salary fight, and other reasons why the Times hasn’t put this conflict to bed

Almost overnight, New York Times’ troubles following the unceremonious firing of former Executive Editor Jill Abramson got a lot worse.

By Abby Phillip  |  12:03 PM ET, 05/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 05/16/2014

‘Houston Rap Tapes’ documents an influential scene’s humble beginnings

Author Lance Scott Walker interviews H-town’s rap royalty

By Chris Richards  |  11:09 AM ET, 05/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 05/16/2014

‘Grace of Monaco’ flops while ‘Timbuktu’ emerges at Cannes Film Festival

Nicole Kidman’s troubled portrait of the late Grace Kelly fails to inspire, while “Timbuktu,” a superbly crafted story of the jihadist invasion of Mali, manages to be both urgently of its era and timeless.

By Ann Hornaday  |  11:04 AM ET, 05/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 05/16/2014

Is this the worst dance ad ever?

The Free People ad was meant to promote its dancewear but has drawn a chorus of boos in the comments section.

By Sarah Kaufman  |  09:56 AM ET, 05/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ballerina, ballet, Critic's Notebook, Dance, dancewear, Fashion, free people, lexus, misty copeland, pointe shoes, sarah kaufman, tamara rojo, under armour

Posted at 08:55 PM ET, 05/15/2014

Fall 2014 TV schedule: Snapshot of everything you need to know

A complete look at the biggest news from the broadcast networks about their new line-ups.

By Emily Yahr  |  08:55 PM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 05/15/2014

Beyonce, Jay Z, Solange speak out about elevator video: ‘Families have problems and we’re no different’

“Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred,” the statement read.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:25 PM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  celebrities

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 05/15/2014

A history of ‘brusqueness,’ 1800 to the present

By Caitlin Dewey  |  05:10 PM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 05/15/2014

Trailers for CW’s new fall shows: ‘The Flash,’ ‘Jane the Virgin’

A look at the network’s new comedy and drama.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:22 PM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 05/15/2014

CW’s fall schedule: ‘The Originals’ moves to Mondays, ‘Hart of Dixie,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast’ held for mid-season

Lots of stability this year with just two new series this fall.

By Emily Yahr  |  09:07 AM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 05/15/2014

Natasha Trethewey delivers final lecture as U.S. poet laureate

Her remarks focused on the ideological evolution of Robert Penn Warren -- the first U.S. poet laureate.

By Ron Charles  |  08:37 AM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 02:46 AM ET, 05/15/2014

Barbara Walters, David Letterman have a fascinating conversation about Monica Lewinsky

“I feel bad about my role in helping push the humiliation to the point of suffocation,” Dave said in regards to his many jokes about the White House intern.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:46 AM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 01:09 AM ET, 05/15/2014

‘Nashville’ finale sets up groundbreaking storyline: An openly gay country music star

With Will out of the closet to his wife (and a hidden camera), the writers have a fascinating opportunity next season with a situation that’s never happened in real life.

By Emily Yahr  |  01:09 AM ET, 05/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 05/14/2014

Trailers for CBS’s new fall shows: ‘NCIS: New Orleans,’ ‘Madam Secretary’

Comedies and dramas across CBS’s schedule.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:22 PM ET, 05/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 05/14/2014

Justin Bieber’s latest PR disaster and why stars must accept that, in public, everyone is paparazzi

It rarely goes well for a celebrity to snap at a fan with a cellphone.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:18 PM ET, 05/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  celebrities

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 05/14/2014

Twitter Times: New York Times journalists react to Jill Abramson’s departure

On Twitter, reporters and editors were just as shocked as observers outside the newsroom.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  04:24 PM ET, 05/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 05/14/2014

Beyoncé and Solange use Instagram to express feelings about this chaotic week

Who needs a statement when you can post passive-aggressive photos?

By Emily Yahr  |  03:26 PM ET, 05/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  celebrities

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 05/14/2014

‘How I Met Your Dad’ isn’t going to happen at CBS. What went wrong?

The network wanted the co-creators to re-do the pilot. The creators said “No thanks.“

By Emily Yahr  |  11:38 AM ET, 05/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 05/14/2014

CBS’s fall schedule: Thursday night football brings major changes

“The Big Bang Theory” heads to Monday for a few weeks, while “Amazing Race” has a new Friday night home.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:54 AM ET, 05/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 05/14/2014

Garrison Keillor to bring his signature wit to the National Archives

“The Keillor Reader” presents the author’s essays, stories and poems to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “A Prairie Home Companion.“

By Ron Charles  |  09:37 AM ET, 05/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 10:06 PM ET, 05/13/2014

From Jay Z and Solange to Rep. Vance McAllister, how does security footage get leaked?

Welcome to the world of surveillance cameras in the digital age, where it just takes a click for private footage to be made public.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:06 PM ET, 05/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  celebrities

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 05/13/2014

Trailers for ABC’s new fall shows: ‘Selfie,’ ‘How to Get Away With Murder’

A look at the comedies and dramas across ABC’s schedule.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:58 PM ET, 05/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 05/13/2014

ABC’s fall schedule: ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Scandal’ are pushed back an hour

Thursday nights are all about Shonda Rhimes.

By Emily Yahr  |  01:08 PM ET, 05/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 05/13/2014

Walter Isaacson Delivers 43rd Jefferson Lecture

Walter Isaacson, biographer, journalist and head of the Aspen Institute, delivered the 43rd annual Jefferson Lecture Monday night at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

By Philip Kennicott  |  10:04 AM ET, 05/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 05/13/2014

Gaithersburg book festival brings big names to small-town setting

More than 100 authors will participate in panel discussions, readings and book signings this Saturday.

By Ron Charles  |  10:01 AM ET, 05/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:40 AM ET, 05/13/2014

Here’s that epic, mesmerizing ‘fat girl’ speech from Monday night’s ‘Louie’

Guest star Sarah Baker delivered some harsh real-talk about weight issues.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:40 AM ET, 05/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 05/12/2014

Trailers for Fox’s new fall shows: ‘Gotham,’ ‘Gracepoint,’ John Mulaney comedy

A look at Fox’s new fall shows.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:53 PM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 05/12/2014

How Taylor Swift got cast in ‘The Giver’

Producers wrote the part for a piano player before they even had the singer in mind.

By Emily Yahr  |  04:03 PM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 05/12/2014

Solange attacks Jay Z in an elevator as Beyonce adjusts her dress (VIDEO)

What made the R&B star and younger sister of Beyonce attack her brother-in-law? We don’t know, but the video is something to see.

By Emily Yahr  |  01:39 PM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 05/12/2014

Ayelet Waldman gives ‘Love & Treasure’ to college-bound students

The novelist will host a fundraising video-chat Friday, May 16 on Wizeo

By Ron Charles  |  01:20 PM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 05/12/2014

Fox’s new schedule: ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ moves to Sundays, ‘Idol’ possibly condensed to one night

The network is shaking up its animation-themed Sundays in the fall.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:08 AM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:02 AM ET, 05/12/2014

‘Game of Thrones’ recap: Tyrion stands trial in ‘The Laws of Gods and Men’

As the witnesses line up against him, Tyrion reaches his tipping point

By David Malitz  |  04:02 AM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 AM ET, 05/12/2014

‘Mad Men’ recap: ‘We’re idiots, okay?’

RECAP | Let’s start with the nipple. Wow. One of the men in the office is now officially mad.

By Rachel Lubitz  |  02:55 AM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mad Men, TV

Posted at 12:55 AM ET, 05/12/2014

‘Once Upon a Time’ capitalizes on ‘Frozen’ popularity with brilliant finale move

The fairytale-centric series just pulled off a clever surprise on Sunday night.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:55 AM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:24 AM ET, 05/12/2014

‘Revenge’ finale goes off the deep end with a cheap twist

That thing we hoped the writers would never do? Yeah, they did it.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:24 AM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 05/11/2014

Trailers for NBC’s new fall shows: Will Ferrell-produced comedy, Katherine Heigl drama and more

Here’s a first look at NBC’s new shows.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:05 PM ET, 05/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 05/11/2014

‘Parks and Recreation,’ ‘Parenthood’ to end and more details from NBC’s fall schedule

Here’s a look at NBC’s plans for the fall, including the return of Katherine Heigl to television.

By Emily Yahr  |  01:57 PM ET, 05/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 05/11/2014

Karen Joy Fowler accepts PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

“We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” wins $15,000 award.

By Ron Charles  |  12:34 PM ET, 05/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:05 PM ET, 05/10/2014

‘Orphan Black’: The most confusing thing that happened this week (Season 2, Episode 4)

Will someone please explain Project LEDA already?

By Emily Yahr  |  10:05 PM ET, 05/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:34 PM ET, 05/09/2014

Larry Wilmore to take over Stephen Colbert’s time slot with ‘The Minority Report’ on Comedy Central

The longtime “Daily Show” correspondent just got a big promotion.

By Emily Yahr  |  09:34 PM ET, 05/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 05/09/2014

Actress Maria Conchita Alonso protests Venezuelan government outside White House

Hundreds of Venezuelan expats, including actor and singer Maria Conchita Alonso, protest outside the White House to call for sanctions against the Venezuelan government for cracking down on opposition demonstrators.

By David Montgomery  |  05:12 PM ET, 05/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 05/09/2014

Revenge across pop culture: Which format is the most violent? Has the most consequences?

A time-honored tradition in TV, music and movies, vengeance is different depending on the type of entertainment.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:48 PM ET, 05/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 05/09/2014

Gia Coppola talks directing James Franco’s ‘Palo Alto’ and the pressures of her last name (Q&A)

Was she worried that the headlines about Franco’s personal life would overshadow the movie?

By Emily Yahr  |  01:30 PM ET, 05/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 05/09/2014

Zac Efron, on the most confusing career path ever, needs to pick a lane

It’s one thing to avoid being typecast, but another to swap and shed identities every few years.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:30 PM ET, 05/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  celebrities

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 05/09/2014

John Cena, WWE superstar, on being an unlikely grand marshal for the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure in D.C.

How did a bulky pro wrestler become a leading spokesperson for breast cancer awareness?

By David Malitz  |  12:09 PM ET, 05/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 05/09/2014

‘Nashville’ star Chris Carmack navigates celebrity after his days as ‘The O.C.’-Abercrombie stud

The Maryland native got his first shot at fame at age 23, and wasn’t ready. A decade later, he’s not letting new opportunities slip away.

By Emily Yahr  |  08:02 AM ET, 05/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 05/08/2014

That Reese Witherspoon Instagram video is already deleted. Why are stars so afraid to show their real personalities?

A harmless clip of Witherspoon and a bunch of famous friends being goofy quickly disappeared. What’s the big deal?

By Emily Yahr  |  02:48 PM ET, 05/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 05/08/2014

Is your favorite TV show canceled? A guide to what’s renewed and what’s in limbo

It’s that stressful time of year again, when the fates of TV series are revealed

By Emily Yahr  |  01:47 PM ET, 05/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 05/08/2014

Oh, the places these books will go!

Every May, more graduation gift books appear, hoping to entice parents looking for a little inspiration.

By Ron Charles  |  09:51 AM ET, 05/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 05/07/2014

Dear Putin, Go the [Expletive] to Sleep

A new law bans swear words in Russia. Good luck with that.

By Ron Charles  |  05:31 PM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 05/07/2014

HGTV nixes a show featuring fundamentalist Christian activists in record time

The network planned a show featuring the twin brothers, who are outspoken opponents to same-sex marriage and other issues.

By Abby Phillip  |  04:37 PM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 05/07/2014

‘The Simpsons’ accused yet again of predicting the future — this time, the war in Syria

An Egyptian television station reports that a Syrian opposition flag in a 2001 episode appeared before the opposition actually existed.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:59 PM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 05/07/2014

Nathaniel Mackey wins $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

The Poetry Foundation recognizes Mackey for a lifetime of remarkable work.

By Ron Charles  |  09:25 AM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:55 PM ET, 05/06/2014

‘The Mindy Project’ season finale: Picture-perfect ending reveals fatal flaw in show’s design

Mindy got the rom-com ending she always wanted. Where does the show go from here?

By Emily Yahr  |  11:55 PM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 05/06/2014

MSNBC’s Cinco de Mayo controversy and when morning show antics go wrong

Reporter Louis Burgdorf, wearing a sombrero, pretended to down a shot of tequila. It didn’t end there.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:13 PM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 05/06/2014

“You’re a little too proud, Springfield” — and other things Dave Grohl said last night at the 9:30 Club

He is a rocker and a talker

By Chris Richards  |  03:51 PM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 05/06/2014

Lady Gaga vs. the Wizards: Every single way this situation could play out (UPDATED)

Of all potential battles brewing in Washington, this one is by far the most dramatic.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:45 PM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 05/06/2014

‘Dancing With the Stars’ should stay away from guest judges like Abby Lee Miller

The notoriously harsh reality show star didn’t do anything except make a lot of viewers upset.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:36 PM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 05/06/2014

Before ‘The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.’

To celebrate today’s paperback release, Adelle Waldman releases a prequel.

By Ron Charles  |  01:22 PM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 05/06/2014

At the Met Gala, a red carpet like no other

The white tie event brought a grand dose of elegance for the evening dedicated to fashion.

By Cara Kelly  |  12:20 PM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 05/06/2014

The 50th ‘Now That’s What I Call Music!’ came out today. Here’s every song in the series, ever.

Remember Mandy Moore? No Doubt? Lenny Kravitz, before he was in movies? (Lindsay Lohan, before she was out of them?)

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:15 AM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 05/06/2014

’24′: The perfect reboot for people who never watched the original show

Missed the Fox drama during its initial run? Unlike other rebooted shows, this time, it doesn’t matter.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:02 AM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 05/05/2014

This video will make you want to put down your smartphone

Gary Turk produced a “spoken word film for an online generation” to wake up the world from its digital addiction.

By Abby Phillip  |  04:00 PM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 05/05/2014

Five times Louis C.K. got really philosophical on late-night talk shows

The comedian, whose FX show returns Monday, dishes out some wise words during interviews.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:17 PM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 05/05/2014

Michelle Obama and Anna Wintour’s Mutual Admiration Society

Michelle Obama’s trip to New York City Monday to open up the Metropolitan Museum’s $40 million Anna Wintour Costume Center marked the zenith in the first lady’s long relationship with Vogue magazine’s top editor.

By Krissah Thompson  |  03:02 PM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 05/05/2014

‘Interstellar’ trailer premieres at D.C.’s Air & Space Museum

Those in attendance at the museum’s IMAX Theater got a surprise first-look at Christopher Nolan’s mysterious new movie

By Ann Hornaday  |  02:41 PM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 05/05/2014

Two Washington writers win Agatha Awards

Art Taylor and Daniel Stashower know the clues to a good mystery.

By Ron Charles  |  11:59 AM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 03:21 AM ET, 05/05/2014

‘Mad Men’ recap: ‘You’re in charge, sweetheart’

By Rachel Lubitz  |  03:21 AM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:16 AM ET, 05/05/2014

‘Game of Thrones’ recap: ‘First of His Name’ and a more decent Westeros

Craster’s Keep burns to the ground, and maybe that’s a good sign for the show

By David Malitz  |  12:16 AM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 05/04/2014

‘Orphan Black’: The most confusing thing that happened this week (Season 2, Episode 3)

It’s TV 101: If you kidnap someone, never let them drive.

By Emily Yahr  |  04:18 PM ET, 05/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 05/03/2014

Where to watch the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on TV and online

This is C-SPAN’s Super Bowl, but there a few other TV and live-stream options.

By Emily Yahr  |  09:02 AM ET, 05/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 05/02/2014

Huguette Clark’s Monet ready for auction

The rarely seen Monet once owned by heiress Huguette Clark went on display Friday in New York. A Tuesday auction could benefit the Corcoran Gallery of Art

By David Montgomery  |  02:53 PM ET, 05/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 05/02/2014

Five of the Internet’s eeriest, unsolved mysteries

A scavenger hunt leading to nowhere. Endless strings of senseless code. What does it all mean? No one knows.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:45 PM ET, 05/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 05/02/2014

Michael Jackson, “Love Never Felt So Good” — it’s trending, but is it good?

An unreleased song is transformed into a Justin Timberlake duet

By Chris Richards  |  11:29 AM ET, 05/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 05/02/2014

Lies are everywhere on the Internet. But this free tool could potentially fight them.

The browser plug-in rates tweets’ credibility on a scale of one to seven.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  10:42 AM ET, 05/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 05/02/2014

What was fake on the Internet this week: banana selfies, watermelon Viagra and burritos for hamsters

The ninth installment in a weekly series that debunks the Web’s hoaxes, rumors and exaggerations.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  09:23 AM ET, 05/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 PM ET, 05/01/2014

Isaiah Washington’s return to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ sparks intense reaction

The actor was fired from the show in a storm of controversy over his use of a homophobic slur.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:57 PM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 05/01/2014

Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have crafted the perfect Hollywood relationship. Celebrities, take notes.

Making big bucks on your image while demanding privacy? Incredibly hypocritical, yet people still adore this couple. Here’s why.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:32 PM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  celebrities

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 05/01/2014

Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski bring more glitz to Derby Day: ‘You don’t really think of Kentucky and fashion together.’

The announcing duo arrived home from the Winter Olympics as in-demand fashion commentators, and they’ll be in Louisville this weekend.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:53 PM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 05/01/2014

Everest climber Joby Ogwyn still shaken after witnessing tragedy

The network, which had a camera crew on the mountain to film a different special, will now air “Everest Avalanche Tragedy.“

By Emily Yahr  |  03:00 PM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 05/01/2014

Twitter isn’t dying. It died in 2009!

Media have been predicting the “deaths” of major social networks almost since they started.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  02:43 PM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 05/01/2014

She is Mariah Carey… the purveyor of weirdly wonderful album titles

Her latest? “Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse“

By Chris Richards  |  12:43 PM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 05/01/2014

Charting the insanity of late-night TV over the years. There’s been some drama.

Ranking the madness of late-night through the years.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:35 PM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 05/01/2014

19 (legitimately!) astounding photos from the Museum of Natural History’s newly digitized archives

You’ve seen lots of “amazing photo” lists on the Internet. But these photos -- actually, historically, anthropologically -- are.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:55 AM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 05/01/2014

How to market your novel? Put Ryan Gosling’s face on a stick.

Washington novelist Sarah Pekkanen takes a strategic role in selling her books.

By Ron Charles  |  09:46 AM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 05/01/2014

How to win rock-paper-scissors (almost) every time

A simple, research-based strategy for winning everyone’s favorite schoolyard game. Thanks, game theory!

By Caitlin Dewey  |  08:08 AM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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