Tales from a ship wreck, a war and a nightclub

Ishmael Beah, Lisa See and Tiphanie Yanique among others bringing tales of other cultures to D.C.

TV listings: Monday, September 1, 2014

TV listings: Monday, September 1, 2014

Adrien Brody’s ‘Houdini’ premieres on the History Channel, and BBC’s ‘Hinterland’ comes to Netflix.

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A complex tale with a predictable ending

A complex tale with a predictable ending

Jack Reacher is back for the 19th time, but the action is set in Europe rather than in the United States.

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KanKouran delivers riveting show at Lisner Auditorium

When it comes to Senegalese dancing and percussion, they very much have their act together.

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‘The Language of Houses,’ by Alison Lurie

‘The Language of Houses,’ by Alison Lurie

Subtitled “How Buildings Speak to Us,” explores evolving design but in a dated, overgeneralized way.

Summer 2014’s mixed messages about films

Summer 2014’s mixed messages about films

Among them, nostalgia pays, except when it doesn’t. And sometimes it’s being first that matters most.

In the galleries: A meeting of lines in art and architecture

In the galleries: A meeting of lines in art and architecture

“Form, Light, Line” converge impressively at the Old Print Gallery in Washington’s Georgetown district.

In this exhibit, Mexican cinematographer becomes the star

In this exhibit, Mexican cinematographer becomes the star

Separate events honor two creative forces: Gabriel Figueroa and Kafka.

Smashmouth drama tackles football themes

Smashmouth drama tackles football themes

New sports drama “Colossal” at Olney explores dance, disability and the experiences of gay athletes.

Four stars for a 6-year-old theater critic

Four stars for a 6-year-old theater critic

Iain Armitage goes to plays with his parents, who then turn the camera on him for his reaction.

In a new exhibit, shoes tell the story

In a new exhibit, shoes tell the story

Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota believes shoes are imbued with the spirits of their ancestors.

Museum of the American Indian celebrates 10 years

Museum of the American Indian celebrates 10 years

Events for the anniversary have been occurring all year, but they will really ramp up Sept. 18-21.

One jazz stage for two of a kind

One jazz stage for two of a kind

Andreas Varady, 17, shares the spotlight at Wolf Trap with guitar great George Benson, 71.

A quick history of Bob Dylan in Washington

A quick history of Bob Dylan in Washington

The legendary singer-songwriter returns to the District this fall with a show at Constitution Hall.

TV listings: Weekend of August 30-31, 2014

TV listings: Weekend of August 30-31, 2014

‘Doctor Who’ runs into a Dalek fleet and Virginia tries to treat a patient on her own on ‘Masters of Sex.’

Provence comes to life in ‘Lisette’s List,’ by Susan Vreeland

Provence comes to life in ‘Lisette’s List,’ by Susan Vreeland

From the author of “Girl in Hyacinth Blue,” a historical novel about a woman’s artistic awakening.

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Women on screen can kick butt but not stereotypes

This summer on screen, characters like Angelina Jolie's enchantress in "Maleficient" and Scarlett Johansson's force of nature in "Lucy" redefined what it means to act like a lady. But, according to Post movie critic Ann Hornaday, those roles also showed that female leads in movies still have their limits.
Khachapuri, constructed | Plate Lab

Khachapuri, constructed | Plate Lab

Khachapuri is a Georgian cheese pie that comes in many different forms, including open-faced. Here's how the khachapuri acharuli dish gets constructed at Compass Rose in Washington, D.C.
'Hope, even in heartbreak': Anna Whitson-Donaldson's 'Rare Bird'

'Hope, even in heartbreak': Anna Whitson-Donaldson's 'Rare Bird'

Anna Whitson-Donaldson thought her first book would be about home improvement projects. But after her son, Jack, died in an a flash flood in 2011, she penned 'Rare Bird.' She describes it in the publisher's trailer.
If the shoe fits: Artist weaves memories together

If the shoe fits: Artist weaves memories together

Using four miles of red yarn, nearly 400 shoes and handwritten notes, Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota created her installation "Over the Continents." It officially opens at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on August 30, 2014.

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