The Post Pub is reborn, with touches aimed to class up the joint

The old downtown pub, thought closed forever, has been revived physically, if not spiritually.

By Tim CarmanMay 23, 2022

‘Forbidden City’ gives voice to a history meant to be buried

Vanessa Hua’s masterful novel tells the story of women whose lives were essentially erased by the Cultural Revolution in China.

By Qian Julie WangMay 23, 2022

How DJ Screw put Houston hip-hop on the map

In his new book, “DJ Screw: A Life in Slow Revolution,” author Lance Scott Walker charts how DJ Screw developed his trademark sound.

By Santi Elijah HolleyMay 23, 2022

Susan Jaffe might blow up the entire way we think about ballet

The former ballerina's vision for American Ballet Theatre could bring the acclaimed company into the 21st century.

By Sarah L. KaufmanMay 23, 2022

The ‘American Idol’ winner is no surprise. There’s a reason for that.

HunterGirl was a favorite of the judges all season. But Noah Thompson still had the edge.

By Emily YahrMay 23, 2022

From the wires

New this week: Dinosaurs, Def Leppard and 'The Responder'

This week’s new entertainment releases include a new album from Def Leppard, a five-part Apple+ series on dinosaurs and a documentary about the late composer Stephen Sondheim and his musical “Company.”

By Associated PressMay 23, 2022

Actor Angela Lansbury to receive a special Tony Award

The folks who hand out Tony Awards believe five is not enough for Angela Lansbury

By Mark Kennedy | APMay 23, 2022

'War Pony' brings Pine Ridge Reservation to Cannes

South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation has often been depicted in film but rarely from the inside

By Jake Coyle | APMay 23, 2022

What to watch on Monday: ‘Prehistoric Planet’ debuts on Apple TV Plus

Monday, May 23, 2022 I Season 19 of "NCIS" concludes on CBS.

By Hau ChuMay 23, 2022

Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson say goodbye to "Saturday Night Live"

On May 21, "Saturday Night Live" aired its season finale which was filled with departure-themed sketches from Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson, and others.

By May 22, 2022

Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson to leave SNL as part of big cast shake-up

Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney reportedly also are leaving the show.

By Annabelle TimsitMay 22, 2022

Michael Jackson and Bob Fosse owe their moves to a man named Bubbles

John W. Bubbles was the father of rhythm tap, but the dancer is little known. A new biography explores his life and contribution to the arts.

By Sarah L. Kaufman May 22, 2022

Cannes Film Festival takes heat for inclusion of Russian film

Filmmaker Agnieszska Holland, president of the European Film Academy, criticized the festival for including Kirill Serebrennikov’s 'Tchaikovsky’s Wife," calling for a boycott of all Russian cultural imports in response to the war in Ukraine.

By Kelsey AblesMay 21, 2022

New novels take old favorites for a spin

"Elektra," "Darling Girl" and "How to Be Eaten" reimagine Greek myth, "Peter Pan" and various fairy tale characters.

By Bethanne PatrickMay 21, 2022

Kim Stanley Robinson’s love letter to the wilderness

The acclaimed science-fiction writer turns his hand to nature writing in a book that’s part hiking journal, part history lesson

By Jeff VanderMeerMay 21, 2022

The ‘margarita diplomacy’ of José Andrés

The National Geographic film focuses on Andrés’s emergency food relief organization and his canny understanding of the power levers in Washington.

By Ann HornadayMay 21, 2022

What to watch this weekend: The season finale of ‘Saturday Night Live’

Saturday, May 21 & Sunday, May 22, 2022 I “The Simpsons” concludes its 33rd season Sunday on Fox.

By Hau ChuMay 21, 2022

Roger Angell, editor, baseball writer at the New Yorker, dies at 101

As fiction editor, he helped mold the stories of generations of writers. As a sportswriter, he was enshrined in the writers’ wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

By Matt SchudelMay 20, 2022

Mary Swift, doyenne of Washington arts scene, dies at 95

She distinguished herself as a hostess, photographer, writer, editor and curator.

By Adam BernsteinMay 20, 2022

Conductor Louis Langrée leads the NSO in a ‘Boléro’ worth repeating

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein performs a centerpiece concerto by Joan Tower on a colorful program of Debussy and Ravel.

By Michael Andor BrodeurMay 20, 2022

They all starred in ‘Godspell.’ Then they became comedy legends.

An oral history of the legendary 1972 Toronto production of “Godspell,” which featured Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Gilda Radner, Andrea Martin, Victor Garber and Paul Shaffer.

By Zachary Pincus-RothMay 20, 2022

World-premiere plays in D.C. confront trauma in stunning ways

The very best of these, “John Proctor Is the Villain" at Studio Theatre, is nothing less than revelatory

By Peter MarksMay 20, 2022

What to watch with your kids: ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ and more

Common Sense's Media's guide to this week's family movies and TV shows.

By Common Sense MediaMay 20, 2022