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On its fifth album, a band that aspires to grand statements has little to say.

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A Hemphill Fine Arts group show traces generational influences.

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A New York installation about surveillance sends all the wrong messages.

Give us a new D-E-F (or E-F-D, etc.) phrase; plus new ink from old contests

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From the wires

‘Son of Sam’ film brings to life New York 40 years ago

Geraldo Rivera dates the low point in modern New York City history to Aug. 9, 1977.

Mail Rail lets tourists visit London’s secret postal railway

London’s newest tourist attraction is perfect for underground explorers. It’s not ideal for the claustrophobic.

Fulfilling a ‘Teenage Dream’: Katy Perry to host MTV VMAs

Get ready to roar with Katy Perry at the MTV Video Music Awards: The pop star is hosting the show next month.

President Trump announced in a series of tweets that transgender people can no longer serve in the military. Late-night comedians Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and others expressed dismay.

After her breakthrough as Lucifer the cat in Disney's "Cinderella," June Foray voiced a trove of children, granny roles and animals.

Rain Pryor, Kelly Carlin, Camilla Cleese and others on the struggle to cut their own path.

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At 96, the "longest-working cartoonist" spoofs the president on health care.

Donald Trump might be a useful punching bag, but does it work on stage?

Lisa Scottoline’s “Exposed” is an old-school crime novel with a modern twist.

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July 27, 2017 | ‘Date Night Live’ premieres on Lifetime.

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Riffing off Shakespeare characters to make a point or a joke.

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"Si Lewen's Parade: An Artist's Odyssey,” a re-appreciation of a '50s masterwork, is getting attention during this comics awards season.

Mysteries and fantastical tales selected by Michael Dirda

Jenkins efficiently delivered the best-received film in the DC Extended Universe. Now she can flex her leverage to direct the December 2019 sequel.

In a politically-obsessed era, pop culture isn’t just a guilty pleasure. It helps keeps our brains from melting.

The “Simpsons” and “Futurama” creator says “Disenchantment” will focus on “how to keep laughing in a world full of suffering and idiots."

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | Rick Ross mentors aspiring superstars on VH1’s “Signed.”

Video game designers might benefit from exploring the costs of achievement and the rewards of failure.

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In ‘Mrs. Fletcher,’ Tom Perrotta returns to suburbia for some sexy adventures

Looking for a steamy yet funny summer novel? Ron Charles says you’re not likely to find a more pleasant story about pornography than Tom Perrotta’s “Mrs. Fletcher.”

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