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‘The Giver’ to ‘The Great Gatsby’: How the movie adaptations stack up to the books that inspired them

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

During a panel moderated by The Washington Post’s film critic Anne Hornaday — Great Books to Great Movies on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. during the National Book Festival — authors E.L. Doctorow, Alice McDermott, Paul Auster and Lisa See, whose books were made into movies, will discuss and present in a multimedia exhibit clips from […]

Joan Rivers in stable but critical condition after throat surgery scare

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Comedian and TV personality Joan Rivers, 81,  is in stable but critical condition after she was rushed to a hospital following throat surgery at a clinic, according to reports. E!, which airs the comedian’s long-running show “Fashion Police,” reported that Rivers “stopped breathing while undergoing a minor endoscopic procedure at a medical clinic.” TMZ, which broke […]

U-Va.’s Rare Book School: A ‘summer camp for book nerds’

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

PostTV hit the books this summer. The Rare Book School is like going to college for a week at the University of Virginia. More applicants apply than are accepted to the school, and even though there is no credit, this is specialized learning: The curriculum stretches from “History of the Book, 200-2000? to “Analytical Bibliography.” “It’s pretty […]

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie get married: Why this is a big deal and how it’s time to move on

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got married on Saturday. If it was 2006, this would be very big news. Yet here we are in 2014, and the headlines still flew around the world when a spokesman for the superstar couple confirmed to the AP that Pitt and Jolie were married at Chateau Miraval in France over the weekend. […]

Ice bucket challenge participants keep getting hurt

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Regardless of your feelings about whether the ice bucket challenge is a laudable fundraising juggernaut or a stupid stunt or maybe even both, we can probably all agree that people hurting themselves while taking part in the viral stunt is a troubling trend. A quick search of “ice bucket challenge fail” videos turns up an […]

Discovery cancels ‘Sons of Guns’ after star is charged with child rape

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

On Wednesday, Discovery Channel confirmed the network has canceled its docu-series “Sons of Guns.” The news comes two weeks after TMZ reported that the show’s star, Will Hayden, was arrested in Louisiana on child molestation charges involving his 12-year-old daughter. Though he was released after posting bond, Hayden was arrested again on Tuesday with an […]

‘The Bachelor’ chooses next star: Chris Soules, farmer and small-town millionaire

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

After the disaster that was the season of “The Bachelor” starring Juan Pablo Galavis — the soccer player who became known as generally the worst — ABC knew it had to tread carefully for its follow-up choice. That’s why for the next “Bachelor,” we have a real official Nice Guy: Chris Soules, the sweet, sensitive farmer from […]

The New York Post’s ‘body language expert’ stories, ranked

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

It’s tempting to believe that with the right training, one can know the truth about someone’s inner life just by watching how they move. That temptation is stronger for some more than others. See: the archives of the New York Post. The tabloid, like many gossip mags, has a long history of consulting body-language experts when […]

E.L. Doctorow to be honored at the National Book Festival

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

The highest honor at this weekend’s National Book Festival will go to E.L. Doctorow. As previously reported, the celebrated author of “Ragtime,” “Billy Bathgate,” “The Book of Daniel” and many other novels, will receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington will present the award to Doctorow at an […]

The best dish at the best new restaurant in America: Watch Rose’s Luxury chef Aaron Silverman whip up a favorite salad

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Rose’s Luxury is on a tear, piling up accolades as it closes out its first year: Bon Appetit last week named it the best new restaurant in America. Before that, Southern Living named it second best in the South.   A handful of dishes by chef Aaron Silverman have become Rose’s classics. PostTV’s Jayne Orenstein spoke […]

Oprah’s network sends Iyanla Vanzant, spiritual life coach, to ‘heal’ Ferguson

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Last week, Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network announced that it was sending Iyanla Vanzant — minister, spiritual life coach, host of OWN’s “Iyanla, Fix My Life” — to Ferguson, Mo., following the death of Michael Brown and the “subsequent unrest” in the town. The stated goal was for Vanzant to film a special episode of her TV show […]

Chelsea Handler signs off late-night TV with Miley Cyrus, songs and an ex-lover

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Chelsea Handler, the only woman in late-night television, ended her talk show Tuesday night in typical fashion: Ridiculous skits; nudity; appearances from celebrity friends; and one cameo from an ex-lover. “We are wrapping up seven years of ridiculous stupidity,” she told her cheering audience on the series finale of “Chelsea Lately” on E! “I’m very […]

‘Pretty Little Liars’ Season 5 summer finale recap: ‘Taking this one to the grave’

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Warning: This recap contains spoilers The “Pretty Little Liars” theme song (“Secret” by The Pierces) has always creeped me out, but it’s particularly apt in the wake of this week’s #FataleFinale, the title of which is a nod to one of the song’s lyrics: “Taking this one to the grave.” We’ve known that someone was going to […]

Emmy Award ratings: How many people watched on a Monday in August?

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

View Photo Gallery —The 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards Full Recap of the 2014 Emmy Awards While there was a lot of concern about what would happen to TV audience numbers if the Emmy Awards took place on a Monday in August, the ratings are in: And it didn’t really matter at all. Despite host Seth […]

‘Sherlock’ shocks everyone as the biggest winner at the Emmy Awards

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

And the show with the most wins at the 2014 Emmy Awards goes to…”Sherlock”? Indeed: “Sherlock: The Last Vow (Masterpiece)” which airs on BBC and PBS, shocked everyone at the awards ceremony on Monday as it steamrolled over big names in the TV movie/miniseries categories to win seven awards total — the most of any […]

Sarah Silverman’s red-carpet pot reveal isn’t the mainstream ‘moment’ advocates are looking for

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Sarah Silverman brought a vape pen filled with marijuana to the Emmys, surprising Giuliana Rancic during a red-carpet segment where celebrities show the host what’s inside their clutch purses. “This is my pot,” the comedian told the host, “my liquid pot.” While it’s tempting to proclaim Silverman’s very funny red-carpet moment as a major step forward […]

Netflix, again, can’t win any major Emmy awards. What’s going on?

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

View Photo Gallery —Winners, speeches and memorable moments from the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. For the second year in a row, Netflix racked up nominations and buzz at the Emmy Awards — and went home nearly empty-handed. While the online...Show More Summary

The month’s best music: DJ Mustard, Makonnen, Sunny Sweeney and more

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

A ranked selection of notable recordings we heard in August. 1. DJ Mustard, “10 Summers” Debut albums rarely double as victory laps, but it’s been an extraordinary year for DJ Mustard, the Los Angeles producer responsible for this summer’s most exquisite hip-hop singles. The twelve songs on “10 Summers” don’t seem tailored for radio like […]

Why ‘Breaking Bad’ deserved to win every Emmy it did

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Last night’s Emmys proved to be both out of touch and repetitive as yearly winners such as “Modern Family,” “The Amazing Race” and actor Jim Parsons once again swept the awards. Twitter was buzzing (though with much less enthusiasm than during other awards shows) with people annoyed with the results and with the unadventurous television […]

Alice McDermott: Working overtime for the National Book Festival

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Scores of people at the Library of Congress have been working for months to make the National Book Festival a success this Saturday, Aug. 30. And hundreds more are gearing up to help this week. Among the many writers involved is Washington-area novelist Alice McDermott, a National Book Award winner who’s kindly contributing on several fronts. First, she’s […]

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