Entertainment Columns

Ann Hornaday

Ann Hornaday

‘Life Itself,’ an absorbing chronicle of Roger Ebert’s life

Steve James’s documentary skillfully chronicles the life and career of the late critic.

Ann Hornaday

Ann Hornaday

‘Boyhood,’ Richard Linklater’s epic cinematic journey

The film chronicles 12 years in the life of its protagonist over real time, in an audacious, deeply moving portrait.

Ann Hornaday

Ann Hornaday

How Richard Linklater made me a better film critic

ESSAY | The director of “Dazed and Confused” and the new “Boyhood” helped shape my career.

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Chris Richards

Area fans rally in support of veteran musicians Grace Griffith and John Jennings

On Sunday there will be a pair of concerts to benefit two ailing local musicians.

Chris Richards

Chris Richards

For electric guitar lovers, a big night at Merriweather

Queens of the Stone Age and St. Vincent impress with fancy fretwork.

Chris Richards

Chris Richards

Jack Antonoff goes solo, but as Bleachers

With Bleachers, he’s trying to reconcile new wave sleekness and the wallop of emo-punk.

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Hank Stuever

TV Critics Association heaps one last award on ‘Breaking Bad’

Star Bryan Cranston thanked TV critics and reporters for their early praise when the drama first aired in 2008.

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Hank Stuever

What’s ahead for ‘Homeland’? Notes from the TV press tour.

Showrunners for the Showtime terrorism drama talk about the upcoming season and reject claims that the show has jumped the shark.

Hank Stuever

Hank Stuever

CANCELED -- What to Watch: TV chat with Hank Stuever

Post TV critic Hank Stuever discusses the good, bad and so-bad-it's-good of TV.

Philip Kennicott

Philip Kennicott

Esperanza Spalding under the video microscope

A new portrait of Esperanza Spalding joins the National Portrait Gallery collection, and the scrutiny is intense

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Philip Kennicott

Graham Holdings to sell majority of its art collection

The company decided to sell much of the art collection begun by former Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham, to employees for what it says is a reduced rate.

Philip Kennicott

Philip Kennicott

Petition about Corcoran Gallery of Art should be heard

Critic’s Notebook: The questions about the decision to dismember the gallery demand transparency.

Anne Midgette

Anne Midgette

On Bands: A Postscript

Anne Midgette

Anne Midgette

Pogue to take part in high-tech ‘Carmen’ at Wolf Trap

Tech writer David Pogue is going onstage with Google Glass to give the opera audience a new perspective.

Anne Midgette

Anne Midgette

Military bands face the same music as civilian counterparts

Washington’s military bands offer functional music but have the same challenges as civilian counterparts.

Lisa De Moraes

Lisa De Moraes

The TV Column: Alec Baldwin’s puzzling Nat Geo Channel gig

The actor and animal rights supporter will narrate documentaries about, among other things, bear-hunting.

Lisa de Moraes

Lisa de Moraes

Emmy and Tony can’t seem to get enough of Neil Patrick Harris

Actor will host the Emmy Awards for the second time this year after hosting the Tonys for the fourth time

Lisa de Moraes

Lisa de Moraes

Animal Planet nets biggest audience with ‘Mermaids’

TV COLUMN | “New Evidence” “documentary” follows last year’s “Mermaids: The Body Found.”

Sarah Kaufman

Sarah Kaufman

‘West Side Story’ and beyond: A Shakespeare dance fest

For a midsummer bash to mark the Bard’s 450th, check out these top dances on DVD inspired by his plays.

Sarah Kaufman

Sarah Kaufman

Degas’ ‘Little Dancer’ grabs the spotlight

Exhibition shines spotlight on sculpture that inspired new musical premiering at the Kennedy Center.

Sarah Kaufman

Sarah Kaufman

Rita Moreno on strength, stamina and putting on a show

In town for Portrait Gallery event, “West Side Story” star talks Brando, Beyoncé, and Hollywood racism.