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Why hasn’t ‘Project Runway’ launched a real fashion star?

The reality show promised to find new fashion talent and instead has shown hard truths about the industry.

Review

Michelangelo’s six of one, half-dozen of the other

Through an unconventional prism, Miles J. Unger’s portrait of the Italian artist offers insights into the master.

Four U.S. writers are on long-list for Man Booker Prize

American authors, competing for literary honor for the first time, hold four of 13 spots on contest’s long-list.

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‘Julian Hawthorne,’ by Gary Scharnhorst

‘Julian Hawthorne,’ by Gary Scharnhorst

The biography tells of the literary life of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s son.

Curt Gentry, co-writer of ‘Helter Skelter,’ dies at 83

Curt Gentry, co-writer of ‘Helter Skelter,’ dies at 83

Besides book on Manson family murders, historian also known for biography of J. Edgar Hoover.

Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide

Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide

A listing of events in Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland for July 24-30, 2014

Future Islands to headline Union Market’s second music festival

Future Islands to headline Union Market’s second music festival

September’s inaugural “Fall Classic” will feature Future Islands, Tove Lo, HAERTS, Bear Hands and more.

TV listings: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

TV listings: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

“SoundClash” premieres on VH1 and Molly considers telling John about her pregnancy on “Extant.”

Batten down the hatches before ‘Simpsons World’ launches

Batten down the hatches before ‘Simpsons World’ launches

FXX this fall will unveil a searchable digital library of every ‘Simpsons’ episode, postable to social media.

Thomas Berger, author of ‘Little Big Man,’ dies at 89

Thomas Berger, author of ‘Little Big Man,’ dies at 89

Mr. Berger wrote 23 novels, including the rollicking western that was made into a Dustin Hoffman movie.

Review

‘Panic in a Suitcase,’ by Yelena Akhtiorskaya

‘Panic in a Suitcase,’ by Yelena Akhtiorskaya

A comic novel about a great Ukrainian poet and his extended family in the United States.

Secrets to success at Capital Fringe: Keep the liquor handy

Secrets to success at Capital Fringe: Keep the liquor handy

Shows staged in bars and with drink specials are selling out, as are shows with a bit of mystery or sex built in.

Review

New science fiction and fantasy for July

New science fiction and fantasy for July

Novels by Stephanie Feldman, Joe Abercrombie and Max Gladstone

Fiction: ‘Time of the Locust,’ by Morowa Yejidé

Fiction: ‘Time of the Locust,’ by Morowa Yejidé

An autistic boy and his family struggle to break free from their burdens in a fantastical first novel.

Artist On Kawara. who focused on time’s passing, dies at 81

Artist On Kawara. who focused on time’s passing, dies at 81

Though widely exhibited, he avoided publicity, adding to his reputation, and that of his work, as enigmatic.

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