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Carolyn Hax

Carolyn Hax

Carolyn Hax: Don’t talk it out with mom. Just talk.

Her mother thinks she should not meddle into the way she deals with her other daughter.

Carolyn Hax

Carolyn Hax

Carolyn Hax: A marriage mess created by one wrong after another

His biggest emotional crime? Wasting her time.

Carolyn Hax

Carolyn Hax

Carolyn Hax: Don’t pry, but offer to help your neighbor

A reader is unsure how to approach woman who became bald.

Anne Midgette

Anne Midgette

The top 35 female composers in classical music

We’ve heard about the best albums — what about composers?

Anne Midgette

Anne Midgette

New opera wants the same appeal as television. If only it could be as smart. 

While recent TV shows transcend convention, opera continues, all too often, to dumb down.

Anne Midgette

Anne Midgette

Steve Jobs opera proves tedious — and a triumph

Despite cliches and two-dimensional characters, “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” had the audience whooping at its world premiere Saturday night at the Santa Fe Opera.

Ann Hornaday

Ann Hornaday

Festivals celebrating black films provide cinematic safe space when it’s sorely needed

The DC Black Film Festival and the African Diaspora festival promise relief, reflection and a chance to organize.

Ann Hornaday

Ann Hornaday

Robert Pattinson delivers a career-making performance in ‘Good Time’

The former “Twilight” idol is part Charlie Manson, part Kurt Cobain in a film evoking ’70s pulp thrillers.

Ann Hornaday

Ann Hornaday

In ‘Patti Cake$,’ a Jersey girl spits rhymes in hopes of stardom

Actress Danielle Macdonald delivers a breakout performance as a would-be rap star.

Anne Midgette and Sarah Kaufman

Ballet and Bernstein: Kennedy Center reveals more of 2017-18 season

Dance, Renée Fleming’s VOICES and a new contemporary festival are announced.

Sarah Kaufman

Sarah Kaufman

At Tomb of the Unknowns, a ritual of remembrance

This guard posting is a marathon of purity, a spectacle of the finest abstraction and strictest minimalism, where precise, unthinking repetition blots out just about everything else.

Sarah Kaufman and Sarah L. Kaufman

Sherwood Forest, home of John Tyler, 10th president

He was the first vice president to become commander in chief after the death of the president.

Ask Amy

Ask Amy: Joy at grandchild’s birth is hampered by vanity

Reader thinks first grandchild wasn’t the real deal because she wasn’t a blood relation.

Ask Amy: DNA testing reveals family secret

Reader gets email from woman who reveals that grandfather had an affair.

Ask Amy: Mom wonders about live-in guy’s meds

Reader discovered 2 old prescriptions and wants to know if there are mental health issues.

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Hank Stuever

Hank Stuever

Epix’s ‘Get Shorty’ reboot is excellent. Now to find where Epix is . . .

Chris O’Dowd stars in a richly entertaining series loosely based on Elmore Leonard’s crime novel.

Hank Stuever

Hank Stuever

What if more TV shows were anthologies? Viewers might be less overwhelmed.

The best thing about “Manhunt: Unabomber” and “The Sinner” is that they’re here and gone.

Hank Stuever

Hank Stuever

“Diana, Our Mother” gets a rare moment with the two princes as they share her legacy.

Hank Stuever

Hank Stuever

Epix’s ‘Get Shorty’ reboot is excellent. Now to find where Epix is . . .

Chris O’Dowd stars in a richly entertaining series loosely based on Elmore Leonard’s crime novel.

Hank Stuever

Hank Stuever

What if more TV shows were anthologies? Viewers might be less overwhelmed.

The best thing about “Manhunt: Unabomber” and “The Sinner” is that they’re here and gone.

Hank Stuever

Hank Stuever

“Diana, Our Mother” gets a rare moment with the two princes as they share her legacy.

Philip Kennicott

Philip Kennicott

Sorry, Mr. President, you are the reason Confederate memorials must come down.

President Trump shredded the last reasonable argument to preserve the Lee statue.

Philip Kennicott

Philip Kennicott

Robert Rauschenberg: A clear-eyed views of chaos, or just chaos?

A giant exhibition at MoMA celebrates the quintessential American artist.

Philip Kennicott

Philip Kennicott

Washington, D.C., should have the Louis Kahn performing barge

The nation’s capital is the right home for a democratic treasure.

Gene Weingarten

Gene Weingarten

Gene Weingarten: Saved, by a whisker

Two stray cats offer a bit of comfort in uncertain times.

Gene Weingarten

Gene Weingarten

Gene Weingarten’s definitive guide to the ‘nothingburger’

The concept of an empty hamburger as a political metaphor goes back at least to 1984.

Gene Weingarten

Gene Weingarten

Gene Weingarten: Do you take this ‘relationship contract’ for better or worse?

Gene and his friend Gina Barreca come up with a realistic agreement.