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Outraged artistic directors denounce Roth firing

Sixty-one artistic directors of major companies signed a letter calling for a renunciation of the decision.

The King’s Singers in fine form at National Cathedral

The King’s Singers in fine form at National Cathedral

The Christmas program was touching, occasionally thrilling and always satisfying.

Artistic directors’ letter about Ari Roth

61 artistic directors sign letter denouncing Ari Roth's dismissal.

Outraged artistic directors denounce Roth firing

Outraged artistic directors denounce Roth firing

Sixty-one artistic directors of major companies signed a letter calling for a renunciation of the decision.

12 DAYS OF GRATITUDE: #7. Gene Luen Yang’s speech resonates in a year of necessary strides toward greater diversity

12 DAYS OF GRATITUDE: #7. Gene Luen Yang’s speech resonates in a year of necessary strides toward greater diversity

From ‘The Shadow Hero’ to a black Captain America, strides toward greater diversity resonated in 2014.

Review

The best comedy books of 2014

The best comedy books of 2014

Some highlights from a year of books by funny people, including Poehler, Amram and Mandvi.

Column

Putting the tech in ‘Technicolor Dreamcoat’

Putting the tech in ‘Technicolor Dreamcoat’

Former “American Idol” contestants Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo nearly warm a mechanical “Joseph.”

TV listings: Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

TV listings: Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

“SNL” recalls its greatest holiday sketches and Charlie travels to Qatar on “State of Affairs.”

Review

A tuneful ‘Little Prince’ aims to please kids at the opera

A tuneful ‘Little Prince’ aims to please kids at the opera

WNO presents Rachel Portman’s 2003 opus as its third annual holiday opera.

Review

Chase Rice brings bro-country to the Fillmore Silver Spring

Chase Rice brings bro-country to the Fillmore Silver Spring

His genre seems to be rife with guys who can mumble-rap these lyrics. He’s not the least bit concerned.

Column

Last ‘Late Late Show’ from fearlessly funny Craig Ferguson

Last ‘Late Late Show’ from fearlessly funny Craig Ferguson

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | So long to an exuberant talk show that put a premium on giddy, silly talk.

Artistic director’s Theater J ouster followed pressure over programming

Artistic director’s Theater J ouster followed pressure over programming

Ari Roth’s choice of controversial productions for the Jewish theater infuriated some activists.

Flexing America’s economic might

Flexing America’s economic might

Adam Tooze describes U.S. clout in the remaking of the world political and economic order after World War I

TV listings: Weekend of Dec. 20-21, 2014

TV listings: Weekend of Dec. 20-21, 2014

Amy Adams hosts “SNL” with One Direction; “The Sound of Music Sing-a-Long” on ABC.

Worshipping God their own way

Worshipping God their own way

Gerard Russell reports on the ancient non-Muslim religions being squeezed out of the Middle East

The Washington Post Pop-Up Pop Podcast - 2014 in review

The Washington Post Pop-Up Pop Podcast - 2014 in review

Chris Richards and David Malitz discuss the very best pop music of 2014

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Best celebrity one-liners of 2014

Best celebrity one-liners of 2014

The Reliable Source had some classic moments this year with people like Seth Rogen, Brad Pitt and more.
They act, but can they sing?

They act, but can they sing?

“Into The Woods” is the latest movie to use actors not typically known for their singing voices.
Tips for traveling with kids

Tips for traveling with kids

On Parenting columnist Anjali Varma offers some survival strategies for holiday travel with the kids.
Date Lab: Steve and Teresa

Date Lab: Steve and Teresa

Music writer Steve Bradley had never been on a blind date before meeting stage actress Teresa Spencer.
Trailer: 'American Sniper'

Trailer: 'American Sniper'

In the latest trailer for "American Sniper," directed by Clint Eastwood and based on the autobiography of the name, Bradley Cooper plays U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, who is said to have had the most confirmed kills in U.S. military history. Kyle struggled with PTSD and was killed at a gun range by a fellow veteran in February 2013. The film opens Dec. 25.

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