Entertainment Columns

Ann Hornaday

Ann Hornaday

‘Dear White People’: Confronting head-on the toxic and the taboo

The college comedy of manners skewers racism with playful, potent satire.

Ann Hornaday

Ann Hornaday

‘Whiplash’ movie review

The film stars Miles Teller as an ambitious young jazz drummer, and J.K. Simmons as his teacher.

Ann Hornaday

Ann Hornaday

Bill Murray steals the show, lovably, in 'St. Vincent’

The film follows all the kid-and-curmudgeon rules, but it’s saved from cliche by its star, Bill Murray.

Chris Richards

Chris Richards

MeccaFest doesn’t take the place of Yardfest

The concert organized after Howard University removed live music from its homecoming failed to draw crowds.

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Chris Richards

MeccaFest brings hip-hop back to Howard homecoming

Future, Elle Varner and more will appear at the day-long concert in Southwest Washington on Saturday.

Chris Richards

Chris Richards

The dismantling of Howard University’s Yardfest

The legendary showcase for up-and-coming rappers is no longer, and that’s a shame.

Hank Stuever

Hank Stuever

What to Watch: Who has the better lineup, HBO or Showtime?

It turns out your answer has a lot to do with how much you like movies and John Oliver. And maybe Sam Heughan.

Hank Stuever

Hank Stuever

‘Sonic Highways’: Dave Grohl’s busy but beautiful road trip

TV REVIEW | In HBO’s rockumentary series, Foo Fighters travel to 8 cities (including D.C.) to listen and record.

Hank Stuever

Hank Stuever

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.

Anne Midgette

Anne Midgette

When art sings: How paintings have fared on the stage

Music theater works based on art often founder on literalism. Will “Little Dancer” be the same?

Anne Midgette

Anne Midgette

The operatization of ‘Sweeney Todd’ at the Virginia Opera

The production shows that, yes, opera singers can do musicals — at the risk of cannibalizing the audience.

Anne Midgette

Anne Midgette

NSO, Zinman, and the “Zarathustra” cime

My review of the NSO’s current program, with additional thoughts about the visual drama of some big works

Sarah Kaufman

Sarah Kaufman

At Ivy Baldwin Dance’s ‘Oxbow,’ only the dancing is static

Apart from some welcome jolts of color, “Oxbow” was a rather dull, leaden affair.

Sarah Kaufman

Sarah Kaufman

‘Little Dancer’ and the art of perseverance

The ballet is about artistic survival and the obsessions that feed it — something director Susan Stroman knows well.

Sarah Kaufman

Sarah Kaufman

Dressing the part

Liberation movement: “Dance & Fashion” exhibit spotlights couture made to move.

Philip Kennicott

Philip Kennicott

‘X’ marks the sweet spot for 11th Street Bridge Project

Further details show why the OMA/Olin plan was selected, though challenges still lie ahead.

Philip Kennicott

Philip Kennicott

‘Degas’ Little Dancer,’ waxes on at National Gallery

In almost every one of the 15 works on display in the exhibition, there is something troubling and odd.

Philip Kennicott

Philip Kennicott

Armenian Orphan Rug to go on display at White House

With tensions rising between the U.S. and Turkey over how best to handle the crisis in Syria, the decision came as a surprise.