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‘Too Many Cooks’: What you’re in for with the viral video of the week

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By now, you may have heard of the viral video “Too Many Cooks” and wondered how something include the phrases “’80s sitcoms,” “puppets” and “serial killer” in the same description. If you’re curious but still a little scared to watch, we are here to fill you in. What is it? Before it took off online, […]

Trying to keep Osama bin Laden shooter a secret

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Last week, as of Monday, Peter Doocy had a scoop. The Fox News Channel’s Washington correspondent, the son of longtime Fox News Channel morning show host Steve Doocy, was getting ready to name the Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden in 2011. “Never revealed,” the promo reads for the two-part news documentary that premieres […]

From Shakespeare to the NSA

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K%d8Dsd@c8W^1. Or, to put it plainly: “Calling all codebreakers.” If you’re ready for something more challenging — much more challenging — than sudokus and crossword puzzles, check out “Decoding the Renaissance,” the new exhibit that opens Tuesday at the Folger Library. Shakespeare noted that uneducated folks “know not how/ To cipher what is writ in learned books,” […]

Networks bet that the romantic comedy wasn’t dead — and lost

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Flying in the face of conventional wisdom (or at least, what internet pundits, including Style Blog, deem conventional wisdom) network TV went ahead and debuted an unexpectedly high number of romantic comedies this fall. For the first...Show More Summary

MTV EMAs: Nicki Minaj hosts tame show, One Direction doesn’t even show up

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Ah, it seems like so long ago when Miley Cyrus smoked marijuana at the MTV Europe Music Awards last year. What could possibly be in store for 2014? As it turns out — not much. Frequently controversial rapper Nicki Minaj hosted what turned out to be a very tame show, by MTV standards anyway. Sure, […]

The Walking Dead — ‘Self Help’ recap

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As always — MAJOR plot spoilers ahead; detour now if you’re not caught up. How do lies begin? What are the reasons we delude ourselves, and why? Are lies told by others worse than those we tell ourselves? Those are the questions posed by tonight’s episode. The show’s Big Reveal — that Doctor Eugene is […]

‘The Good Wife’ recap: ‘Red Zone’

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Whoa, things are really not looking good for Cary. That much was obvious since he was arrested, but with every episode, his case sinks further into despair. Diane knows it, Alicia knows it, even Cary knows it. Still, they’re all trying to keep optimism as the trial date looms two weeks away. The latest piece of […]

‘The Newsroom’ premiere: Aaron Sorkin takes on dangers of the Internet, citizen journalism

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It’s the beginning of the end of “The Newsroom.” On Sunday night, the series kicked off its third and final six-episode season with its usual premise: The ACN “News Night with Will McAvoy” team covering a major news event that occurred many months ago in real life. This time, it was the Boston Marathon bombing in April […]

This trend brought to you by…nostalgia! Spinning tops are cool again.

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Oh, nostalgic revivalism. We have so much to thank you for. The fashion: big glasses, mustaches, high-waisted pants. The trinkets: typewriters, record players ($98 at Urban Outfitters this Christmas!), single-speed bicycles. The chance to capitalize on a generation that longs for a time they never actually lived in went mainstream years ago. And yet, it’s a gift that […]

Joyce Carol Oates honored at retirement gala

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Elaine Showalter, a Washington area feminist scholar who occasionally reviews for Book World, sends in this item about her friend and former colleague: Joyce Carol Oates was celebrated Nov. 7 as she retires from the Princeton University Creative Writing Program after 36 years. It was a gala day of tributes from her former students, friends and colleagues. Gathered for […]

Robin Williams autopsy: No alcohol or illegal drugs in his system

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The August death of actor Robin Williams has officially been ruled a suicide. The Marin County Coroner’s Division said in a statement Friday that Williams died of asphyxia due to hanging — and that he had no alcohol or illegal drugs in his system at the time of his death. “Toxicological evaluation revealed the absence […]

‘The Walking Dead’ preview: A bad bus ride, plus Father Gabriel’s biblical clues

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

You knew when Army-guy Abe got manic about leaving the church and heading for D.C. that this was not going to go well and indeed, it seems like it will not. We’ll get the details Sunday night in “Self Help,” but previews and clips show that the church bus they commandeered from Father Gabriel seems […]

Anne Hathaway is fighting an impossible battle against her haters. It’s not worth her time.

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Oh, the case of poor Anne Hathaway. The Oscar-winning actress has received an avalanche of bad press over the last couple of years for that most polarizing kind of offense: Being herself. She’s the kind of celebrity that inexplicably bugs people. She has “too perfect” of an image; a sunny personality that must be fake; […]

All-powerful Marvel subpoenas Google over trailer leak

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

If you thought Iron Man and Captain America were powerful, just check out Marvel’s feats of strength. Deadline reports that a federal judge has allowed the company’s request for a subpoena against Google. Marvel is seeking out the person responsible for a leak not of a script or of a movie, but of a trailer. Yes, Marvel’s […]

Bookstore celebrates opening in DC

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This is turning into an exciting month for booksellers — and their customers — in the nation’s capital. On Thursday, Politics and Prose announced plans to stock and manage the retail book sections of five Busboys and Poets restaurants. That innovative arrangement will greatly expand the reach of the venerable Chevy Chase bookstore. And an […]

Selena Gomez, are you okay?

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Raise your hand if you spend time thinking about Selena Gomez’s emotional well-being. Yeah, probably not — and until today, we were just like the rest of you. That’s because on Thursday the Disney actress-turned-pop-star released an excruciatingly raw music video for her new single, “The Heart Wants What It Wants.” Suddenly, Gomez gave everyone a […]

‘Scandal’ recap Season 4, Episode 7: ‘Baby Made A Mess’

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Warning: This recap contains spoilers. There was a point in this week’s episode where Olivia Pope made a power move and had to explain her actions to someone not quite familiar with how Washington works. Olivia broke it down: “You wanna know why it matters? Because I’m Olivia Pope.” “Because I’m Olivia Pope” would have made for a […]

If Will McAvoy were real, would he get fired for his tweets?

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Somewhere in Texas, in the office of an airline, in a cubicle, on a cellphone, Will McAvoy is tweeting. His name is not really Will McAvoy, but it is really Will, which is all he is going to reveal. Because how else could he keep his 76,300 followers? “If I am just some guy, pretending […]

Jay Z’s gold champagne bottles and the murky story behind his latest business deal

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

It all started in a New York wine shop in 2006. Rapper Jay Z, as one version of the story goes, stumbled upon his next big obsession. Gold bottle? Check. Unique label, an ace of spades? Check. Sometime later, the champagne, which had just been introduced to the market that year, appeared as a plot […]

Let’s just go ahead and predict that Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’ will be Matt Damon’s Oscar role

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Matt Damon has worked with your basic laundry list of first-tier auteurs — Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Steven Soderbergh, the Coen brothers. But there’s one highly-regarded director he hasn’t collaborated with: Alexander Payne. That’s about the change now that Damon has been cast in “Downsizing.” Damon may already seem to have it all, but the […]

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