Black Panther is poised to make history as one of the first predominantly African American big-budget blockbusters. But will a new wave follow?

In this Jan. 30, 2018 photo, filmmaker Ryan Coogler poses for a portrait at the "Black Panther" press junket at the Montage Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, Calif. The film opens nationwide on Friday, Feb. 16. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
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Oscar-nominated short examines a young woman’s violent encounter with a police officer.

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Saturday concert includes a rare work by 20th-century African American composer Florence Price.

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The flutist, playing alongside pianist Alessio Bax, showed why he's a musician’s musician.

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From the wires

Rippon changes mind and won’t accept NBC job

Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics:

Danica done: Patrick wrecks in final race of NASCAR career

Danica Patrick and Aaron Rodgers brought a dose of A-list attraction to a pit road scene that was more fitting for a red carpet. The starry-eyed sweethearts were mobbed by fans and media clicking away for a snapshot of some PDA that would surely spawn headlines. Then the moment came: Rodgers, a full foot taller than his new girlfriend, put his hands on Patrick’s shoulders and leaned in for a good-luck kiss.

‘Three Billboards’ wins, women make waves at UK film awards

Ferocious female-led tragicomedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the big winner Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards in London, where women demanding an end to harassment, abuse and inequality dominated the ceremony.

"Black Panther” soars to the biggest domestic debut for a stand-alone film — as well as for a black director.

Black Panther is poised to make history as one of the first predominantly African American big-budget blockbusters. But will a new wave follow?

A special edition of Short Takes with the young pups at the Westminster Dog Show.

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The countertenor John Holiday shows his stuff

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Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018| “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” returns for season 5.

Ballerina EunWon Lee leads John Cranko’s production with thrilling freedom

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The spirits of Homer, Patricia Highsmith and Dashiell Hammett rise again this year.

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“It doesn’t dance in the wind, drape itself in berries, or change leaf color in the fall.”

Rushing to the theater to see Marvel's "Black Panther" is more than just a weekend activity. Many fans are using the movie to celebrate a shift toward a more positive, empowering portrayal of people from the continent of Africa.

"Black Panther” could top $200 million over the four-day holiday weekend.

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Manufactured items become raw material in Jessica Drenk’s Adah Rose Gallery show.

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Shelling out $13 to $15 every time you want to see a film can leave a dent in your wallet. Thankfully, there's plenty of free cinema to be seen around D.C.

A stoic minimalism runs through “Sully” and “American Sniper” — and all the way back to his spaghetti Westerns.

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A New York philanthropist launched the #BlackPantherChallenge to raise $400,000 to help diverse and disadvantaged kids see the film.

Five actresses died in four months. Big names have been accused of sexual assault. And the business is trying to right itself.

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Jimmy Kimmel addressed the mass shooting that occurred at a high school in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 15 and called on President Trump to tell his Republican allies in Congress to address gun control.

She zooms off on a mission, while Mr. Incredible is a stay-at-home dad dealing with homework.

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