Watching over the watchers

They didn’t allow cameras in the Met in the 1950s. But sneaky photographer Jim Gagnon got lucky.

By Sebastian SmeeJune 1, 2023

The 34 best things to do in the D.C. area this weekend and next week

Celebrate Pride month with parades and festivals, party in the street in Brookland, and catch an outdoor movie at one of the four series debuting this week.

By Fritz Hahn, Sophia Solano, Adele Chapin and Haben KelatiJune 1, 2023

‘Hedge’ puts a new spin on the midlife crisis novel

The strange, lingering power of Jane Delury’s eerie new novel, "Hedge."

By Joan FrankJune 1, 2023

Hailee Steinfeld just wants to be a part of something

The "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" actress has become a go-to star for genre-driven franchise storytelling

By Thomas FloydJune 1, 2023

10 Noteworthy books for June

A selection of this month's most anticipated books, including the latest from Riley Sager, and debut novels by Cecilia Rabess and Jenny Xie.

By Becky MeloanJune 1, 2023

From the wires

Tommy Prine doesn't dodge his father's legacy but makes his own way in compelling debut

Singer-songwriter Tommy Prine is poised to release a promising debut album that neither runs from nor depends heavily on his father’s legacy

By Scott Stroud | APJune 1, 2023

Heyward to become music director of Mostly Mozart, which will get new name

Jonathon Heyward will succeed Louis Langrée as music director of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Orchestra, which will be given a new and as yet undetermined name by the summer of 2024

By Associated PressMay 31, 2023

At 83, Al Pacino is expecting a baby with 29-year-old Noor Alfallah

A representative for Al Pacino confirms that the 83-year-old actor and 29-year-old Noor Alfallah are expecting a baby

By Associated PressMay 31, 2023

Forget ‘Immersive Van Gogh.’ These exhibitions are the real thing.

America’s greatest museums — the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago — have mounted major van Gogh shows this spring.

By Sebastian SmeeJune 1, 2023

Fans say ‘The Little Mermaid’ is the latest ‘review-bomb’ target

IMDb has taken action after seeing an unusual influx of negative audience reviews on the latest Disney live action.

By Samantha CheryMay 31, 2023

Third man charged in 2002 killing of Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay

The killing of the New York hip-hop DJ remains an open case, two decades after a drug deal turned deadly at his studio.

By Ben BraschMay 31, 2023

Jane Smiley shares her passion for novels

Pulitzer winner Jane Smiley talks about her new book, “The Questions That Matter Most,” why she’s not afraid of A.I. and more.

By Mark AthitakisMay 31, 2023

Let’s talk about sex — and about asexuality, too

Why we need to change the way we talk about sex: a round-up of recent books about sexuality and asexuality.

By Julie KliegmanMay 31, 2023

Spider-Man ‘Spider-Verse’ sequel: Overstuffed, but wow, those visuals

The answer to the hit 2018 animated action film is a lot of movie in more ways than one.

By Ann HornadayMay 31, 2023

‘Sanctuary’: God save me from this movie

Margaret Qualley and Christopher Abbott play dominatrix and client in this screwball rom-com psychological thriller.

By Michael O'SullivanMay 31, 2023

Birds are disappearing from our skies. What can we do to save them?

“A Wing and a Prayer,” by Anders and Beverly Gyllenhaal, is a wake-up call about bird loss and how we can help stop it.

By David GessnerMay 31, 2023

Rapper Bucky Malone’s sound shaped by collaboration, experimentation

Malone will perform at Pie Shop on June 8.

By Chris KellyMay 31, 2023

4 concerts to catch in the D.C. area this weekend

Paramore, 454 and Fenne Lily will perform.

By Haben KelatiMay 31, 2023

‘The Boogeyman’: A vehicle for creepy, if overly literal, fright

A family in mourning is plagued by a supernatural entity that preys on grief in this adaptation of a Stephen King short story.

By Michael O'SullivanMay 30, 2023

‘Open Throat’ is the year’s best novel narrated by a queer mountain lion

Recalling the real-life story of a cougar known as P-22, Henry Hoke's poetic novel of alienation is narrated by a mountain lion in Los Angeles.

By Ron CharlesMay 30, 2023

Real-life ‘Morning Show’ meltdown grips Britain with sex, lies and betrayal

Star TV host Phillip Schofield admitted to an affair with a younger colleague, causing outrage and sparking a rift with ITV co-star Holly Willoughby.

By Adela SulimanMay 30, 2023

‘Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman,’ one strange film

Adapted from several stories by Haruki Murakami, this animated film features an anthropomorphic talking frog.

By Pat PaduaMay 30, 2023

Neal Brennan would like to introduce a ‘Brand New Neal’

Stand-up comedian and "Chappelle's Show" co-creator Neal Brennan is bringing his latest show the Howard Theatre and Kennedy Center.

By Thomas FloydMay 30, 2023