Pop-Up Pop Podcast: Beyond poptimism

A podcast discussing today’s poptimistic consensus.

    Tom Tomorrow: What does it mean when a true outlier is a Pulitzer Prize finalist?

    Tom Tomorrow: What does it mean when a true outlier is a Pulitzer Prize finalist?

    Dan Perkins just may be the biggest Pulitzer outlier in three decades. What does that mean for the future of independent cartoonists?

    TV listings: Weekend of April 25-26, 2015

    TV listings: Weekend of April 25-26, 2015

    Tyra Banks hosts the “Daytime Emmy Awards,” and Showtime’s “Happyish” premieres on Sunday.

    ‘Suicide Squad’ First Look: Jared Leto kills it as the Joker

    ‘Suicide Squad’ First Look: Jared Leto kills it as the Joker

    “Suicide Squad” director David Ayer has revealed the first official look at Jared Leto as the Joker.

    Richard Corliss, Time magazine film critic, dies at 71

    Richard Corliss, Time magazine film critic, dies at 71

    Mr. Corliss was a wide-ranging and prolific critic during his 35 years at the weekly magazine.

    The Tony Awards brouhaha is best taken with a shoveful of salt

    The Tony Awards brouhaha is best taken with a shoveful of salt

    The awards don’t honor the best and most significant work in American theater. They honor only Broadway.

    Review

    Per Patterson’s ‘I Refuse’ and ‘Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes’

    Per Patterson’s ‘I Refuse’ and ‘Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes’

    The writer’s brand of Scandinavian stoicism is exemplified in his latest novel and a reissue of his 1987 debut.

    ‘Eddie and the Cruisers’ was a massive ‘80s flop. How did it become a beloved cult film?

    ‘Eddie and the Cruisers’ was a massive ‘80s flop. How did it become a beloved cult film?

    An investigation of the weirdly irresistible movie about a mysterious rock star.

    A hotel of horrors

    A hotel of horrors

    In “Very Still & Hard to See,” Rorschach Theatre’s inventive staging brings a ghostly tale to life.

    Life becomes art on Lila Downs’s new album about death

    Life becomes art on Lila Downs’s new album about death

    Personal and political crises inspire the songs on “Balas y Chocolate” that she brings to Washington this week.

    In the galleries: Taking flight

    In the galleries: Taking flight

    Drones, rockets and more in “Blast Off! Dreams of Men in Flight” at Cross MacKenzie Gallery.

    Review

    ‘The Jazz Palace,’ by Mary Morris

    ‘The Jazz Palace,’ by Mary Morris

    The author is pitch perfect in this rich, musical novel about early 20th-century Chicago.

    The story of the final — and unfinished — work of Orson Welles

    The story of the final — and unfinished — work of Orson Welles

    Josh Karp’s “Orson Welles’s Last Movie” chronicles the Hollywood great’s ill-fated, still-hoped-for project

    A wide-ranging musical homage to Mark Rothko’s paintings

    A wide-ranging musical homage to Mark Rothko’s paintings

    Quintet will unveil its “Rothko in Jazz,” a collaboration with 10 Latvian composers, at the Kennedy Center.

    A cornucopia from Momix

    A cornucopia from Momix

    The company of “dancer-illusionists” brings its many varied props to GMU’s Center for the Arts.

    Column

    For the Tonys, which of the two Broadways will prevail?

    For the Tonys, which of the two Broadways will prevail?

    In a slew of shows opening ahead of the awards deadline, it’s quiet gems vs. star-driven musical muddles.

    More entertainment news

    Entertainment Videos

    Farewell, Dr. Derek Shepherd

    Farewell, Dr. Derek Shepherd

    The “Grey’s Anatomy” doctor died in a plot twist. Here’s a look back at his romance with Meredith Grey.
    Date Lab: Bethany and Ryan

    Date Lab: Bethany and Ryan

    Date Lab sent Bethany and Ryan to José Andrés’s Zaytinya. The two dish on their night out, which ended in a late-night dog-walking session.
    YouTube, 10 years later

    YouTube, 10 years later

    The first YouTube video was uploaded a decade ago today. Here’s what tops the YouTube charts now.
    An introduction to the 'Twin Stranger' project

    An introduction to the 'Twin Stranger' project

    Niamh Geaney, Terence Manzanga and Harry English started the “Twin Strangers” project, a challenge to find their near-identical counterparts in 28 days.
    102-year-old watches video of her days as a dancer for the first time

    102-year-old watches video of her days as a dancer for the first time

    A 102-year-old Harlem Renaissance dancer watched her young self on film for the first time performing in dance clubs in the 1930s and 1940s.

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