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Ariana Grande, Little Big Town perform ‘Bang Bang’ together at the CMA Awards. It was weird.

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

No one knew exactly what to expect when it was announced that pop star Ariana Grande would join country quartet Little Big Town for a performance at the CMA Awards in Nashville. While the CMAs have had cross-genre performances in the past, this seemed especially weird. First, Little Big Town (Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Jimi Westbrook) got the […]

Charlie Rose to receive 2014 Vincent Scully Prize for contribution to architecture

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

The National Building Museum honors broadcaster Charlie Rose with the 2014 Vincent Scully Prize for his work exploring the value of good design. Rose, who is executive editor and anchor of his own PBS talk show and co-anchor of “CBS This Morning,” will receive the award Nov. 18 at a gala celebration at the museum. Architect Frank Gehry, Amanda Burden, a […]

The New York City Ballet docu-series you can’t resist

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

“I’m going to New York,” the skinny 15-year-old announced to her mother. “And there’s nothing you can do about it.” With that, the Pennsylvania farmgirl hit the big city. Within a few years, she’d rocketed to the top ranks of the New York City Ballet. That’s Ashley Bouder’s story. And “city.ballet.,” an online docu-series from […]

CMA Awards 2014 FAQ: Where to watch and everything you need to know

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Sure, it seems like there’s always a country music award show on TV, but the Country Music Association Awards (better known as the CMAs) airing tonight are the real deal. It’s the most prestigious trophy in Nashville, so you’d better believe all of the genre’s biggest stars will be in attendance. Things to watch for […]

Country Music Association Awards: A female video director thrives in the Nashville boys’ club

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

At a time when guys rule the country music universe, from album sales to single downloads to radio play, it felt particularly good for music video director Trey Fanjoy to hear she got a Country Music Association Award nomination alongside the two most powerful women in the genre. Fanjoy, the only woman to ever win a CMA for Video […]

How to watch “Interstellar”: Your spoiler-free primer

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Headed out to see “Interstellar” this week? Of course you are. You might even see it twice this week, because that’s what people do with Christopher Nolan’s high-concept impeccably-executed blockbusters. They’re so intelligent, they manage to make audiences feel simultaneously smart — we get to chew over concepts like five-dimensional reality — and stupid, because. […]

Who’s that bro at the CMAs? A complete guide to the dudes of country music.

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Whether you’re listening to the radio, looking at the Billboard charts or taking in the audience at the Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night, one thing is very obvious: Country music is filled with bros. For people not familiar with Nashville singers, it can be a little daunting. How do you tell a Cole Swindell […]

Amanda Knox, center of a media circus, has a new job in journalism

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

After being the subject of a media circus for years, Amanda Knox has a new job: A journalist. Knox, the former college student who became an international celebrity after she was accused of murdering her roommate during a study abroad program in Italy in 2007, has landed a gig as a freelance writer for the […]

Ebola, politics and fear — and why science is not a he said/she said issue

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Aim for balance. Get both sides of the story. Those are the mantras of fair journalism, and never more so than during the political season when reporters are covering the horse race right up to the finish line. We quote both Republicans and Democrats; opinion pages juxtapose George Will with E.J. Dionne;  on morning TV, […]

With David Bowie’s blessing, astronaut Chris Hadfield’s ‘Space Oddity’ is back on YouTube

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

“Space Oddity” fans rejoice! Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield’s impressively awesome cover of the David Bowie classic is now back on the interwebs. The video was taken down from YouTube after reaching more than 23 million hits. It features Hadfied’s playing and signing the ballad in space — I repeat, in space – aboard the International Space […]

‘Scandal’ sex scene airs right after ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,’ making parents angry

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

For those who say network scheduling isn’t a big deal anymore thanks to DVRs, we turn your attention to what happened Thursday night on ABC. In a very jarring transition, the adorable end of the annual special “It’s a Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” segued into “Scandal,” which happened to kick off with a very steamy […]

‘The Imitation Game’ takes home top honor at cozy second edition of Middleburg Film Festival

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

At this year’s Middleburg Film Festival, the keynote address – delivered by Motion Picture Association of America chair and CEO Christopher Dodd – was titled “Why Films Matter.” In the wood-paneled, richly appointed library of Sheila Johnson’s Salamander Resort & Spa, Sen. Dodd – with a loquacious assist from Librarian of Congress James Billington – […]

Taylor Swift versus Spotify: Why her bold move won’t work for other artists

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Looks like Taylor Swift has another disgruntled ex. On Monday morning, Spotify sent out a string of heartbroken, pleading tweets, mourning that the pop star asked that her entire song library be removed from the popular music streaming site. We <3 @taylorswift13 but she asked us to pull her music off Spotify. 40MM of us […]

‘Car Talk’ co-host Tom Magliozzi has died

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Tom Magliozzi, one of the brothers who hosted NPR’s long-running “Car Talk” program, has died, the broadcaster announced Monday. Magliozzi, known with his brother Ray as “Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers,” was 77. The radio host died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease, according to NPR. In a statement, Ray joked,  “Turns out he wasn’t kidding,” […]

Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn broke up. How are other athlete/starlet couples doing?

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Movie stars who marry movie stars? So trite. Just means they met on the job, like everyone else you know. But when Jason Sehorn dropped to one knee and proposed to Angie Harmon on Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show” in 2000, it was an epic moment in a very special genre of celebrity romance: the starlet/athlete […]

That time CNN asked a ‘bad boy’ expert to give his thoughts on catcalling

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

A man who authored a book about men called “the MANual” went on cable this weekend and said to two women discussing street harassment that, “I’m more of an expert than you and I’ll tell you why because I’m a guy and I know how we think.” That is literally what he said. I know it […]

Louis C.K.’s Twitter account disappears soon after expletive-filled ISIS rant

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Louis C.K.’s Twitter account: A reliable home for inflammatory, expletive-filled rants. And now, it’s gone. Some noticed over the weekend that @louisck no longer exists. While it’s a somewhat common celebrity move to abruptly leave the social media site — and then, perhaps, slink back when a controversy has died down and there’s a new project to […]

A spider was living in singer Katie Melua’s ear for a week. Here is is the video.

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Picture this: you’re a somewhat well-known British singer. You’re on a noisy flight and need to block out sound. Your best option is a pair of old in-ear monitors, presumably left over from a show. They look a lot like ear plugs, and probably cancel external noise pretty well. So do you use them on […]

Kama Sutra: Connect-the-Dots

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

During my chaste high school years, I can remember stealing glances at the “Kama Sutra” in Brentano’s and thinking it was fantastically erotic. Now, three decades later, I look at these sexual gymnastics and think of hip displacement. Alas, my virgin ardor, like Brentano’s, is gone. But for lovers craving ever greater challenges in the boudoir, […]

‘The Good Wife’ recap: ‘Message Discipline’

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Serious question: Would Alicia Florrick even make a good state’s attorney? So far, all signs point to no. She doesn’t like campaigning, she doesn’t like asking for favors, and she really doesn’t like politics. Plus, now there’s the matter that she has a practically unbeatable opponent — are we seeing Alicia set up for a […]

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