Latest from Travis DeShong

A wave of super-earnest card games want you to bare your soul on game night

It could be cathartic if you like to share. Or a nightmare if you don’t.
  • Jan 9, 2020

The Golden Globes snubbed women directors again, but the Library of Congress just honored a record number of them

“Boys Don’t Cry,” “I Am Somebody,” and “A New Leaf” are among the women-led films that will go into the National Film Registry.
  • Dec 11, 2019

Some Native Americans are taking on the Thanksgiving myth — by pushing for a more inclusive understanding of the past

The largest Native American museum in the world holds an annual feast to use the holiday as an opportunity for education.
  • Nov 28, 2019

If you see ‘Waves,’ it might see you

The film, about a black family in Florida, reflects an impressive range of American experiences.
  • Nov 27, 2019

A turkey on the table and an elephant in the room

It’s the fourth Thanksgiving since Trump won the presidency. Have we figured out how to talk about it?
  • Nov 27, 2019

Not all heroes wear capes. Some carry the mail.

At a Washington ceremony, postal workers honor colleagues who wound up performing dramatic acts of public service.
  • Nov 1, 2019

Whisky pods, walking pods, living pods... Are we pod people now?

If pods are the future, we’ve arrived.
  • Oct 24, 2019

For D.C. pop band Shaed, the rock-and-roll dream is all about family

Chelsea Lee, her husband and her brother-in-law are trying to blow up without losing their roots.
  • Oct 17, 2019

‘El Camino’ is a reminder that Walter White saved Jesse Pinkman, but Netflix might have saved both of them

“I think Netflix kept us on the air,” creator Vince Gilligan said in 2013, when the show was still airing on AMC.
  • Oct 14, 2019

In Washington, Omarosa is called as a witness . . . to judge the cuteness of dogs

The former Trump staffer sized up canines in a (mostly) politics-free zone about a mile from the White House
  • Oct 7, 2019