Lana Del Rey (Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)

— Chris Richards on the whole Lana Del Rey thing. The new album: “irritatingly comatose love songs, but at least we finally have something to talk about.”

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— Lisa de Moraes on the X-Factor ousters.

Location scout John Latenser at the Capitol. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

— Steve Hendrix on why so many Washington movies are filmed not in Washington but in Maryland — because the patchwork of federal/local governance makes it hard for filmmakers to get the money shot.

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