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Carolyn Hax

Carolyn Hax

Carolyn Hax: Solitary and happy, or just fooling yourself?

A reader who is single, not dating and content to be so wonders about being told she is deluding herself.

Carolyn Hax

Carolyn Hax

Carolyn Hax: Pros and cons of moving for a spouse’s job

Some readers say it’s a no-brainer; others caution that it can be a tough road.

Carolyn Hax

Carolyn Hax

Carolyn Hax: This type of pursuit leads nowhere

He wants her to be “hard to get,” but this love game isn’t worth playing.

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.

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

Ambitious ‘Apes’ a box office winner, but why so serious?

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | Like many reboots, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is a smart, well-made downer.

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.

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.

  

Ask Amy: Depressed guest rules roost, then flies coop

They hosted a depressed friend for months; when they asked for token rent in the future, she left in a huff.

Ask Amy: Daughter risks disowning for contact with dad

If she contacts sex-offender father against family’s wishes, she needs to be clear about what that will entail.

Girlfriend’s honor is ‘on the rocks’

After she was very publicly snubbed at a party, her boyfriend started making nice with the snubber.

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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

‘Married’ and ‘You’re the Worst’: Lovers and anomies

TV REVIEWS | Two new FX comedies try to shake up one of TV’s most conventional setups.

The Style Blog

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.

The Style Blog

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

‘Married’ and ‘You’re the Worst’: Lovers and anomies

TV REVIEWS | Two new FX comedies try to shake up one of TV’s most conventional setups.

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.

Gene Weingarten

Gene Weingarten

Who put the ‘smart’ in ‘smartphone’? That would be Gene.

Our columnist breaks down and gets a smartphone. Hilarity ensues.

Gene Weingarten

Gene Weingarten

Gene immerses himself in nature. Sort of.

When Lynn the Boss asked for a Rock Creek Park column, Gene was on it like a duck on a junebug.

Gene Weingarten

Gene Weingarten

A solid achievement

Our columnist shares the speech he gave upon receiving a lifetime achievement award.

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