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Do we really want a new Dr. Seuss book?

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Fans of cats in hats and pops being hopped on learned on Wednesday that a new Dr. Seuss book is on the way: In July, Random House will publish ‘What Pet Should I Get?,’ a manuscript the late and legendary writer likely completed in the late 1950s or early ’60s but never published. — Time […]

Why ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ deserves to win the Best Picture Oscar

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A quick look at this year’s Academy Award nominees for Best Picture… Synopsis: A fussy hotel concierge and his loyal lobby-boy protege embark on a series of misadventures in this fanciful fantasia set in the fictional Mittel-European state of Zubrowka. Show More Summary

Why ‘Boyhood’ deserves to win the Best Picture Oscar

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A quick look at this year’s Academy Award nominees for Best Picture… Synopsis: A boy grows up in Texas alongside his older sister and single mother, navigating childhood, adolescence and young adulthood as well as his own divorced parents’ changing relationships. Show More Summary

Why ‘Whiplash’ deserves to win the Best Picture Oscar

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A quick look at this year’s Academy Award nominees for Best Picture… Synopsis: An ambitious young drummer lands a coveted spot in his music school’s demanding jazz band where he’s berated, humiliated and inspired by the world’s most terrifying teacher. Show More Summary

Why ‘The Imitation Game’ deserves to win the Best Picture Oscar

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A quick look at this year’s Academy Award nominees for Best Picture… Synopsis: Pioneering computer scientist and mathematician Alan Turing races against the clock to decipher the Nazis’ “unbreakable” Enigma code during World War II.Show More Summary

Why ‘Birdman’ deserves to win the Best Picture Oscar

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A quick look at this year’s Academy Award nominees for Best Picture… Synopsis: A fading action movie star attempts a comeback by writing, directing and starring in a Broadway play based on Raymond Carver’s short story “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love.” Total nominations: 9 (picture, actor, supporting actor, supporting actress, director, […]

Why ‘The Theory of Everything’ deserves to win the Best Picture Oscar

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A quick look at this year’s Academy Award nominees for Best Picture… Synopsis: Based on the memoir of Stephen Hawking’s first wife Jane, the drama centers on the relationship between the famous cosmologist and the woman who nursed him through his slow decline from Lou Gehrig’s disease. Total nominations: 5 (picture, actor, actress, adapted screenplay, […]

Why ‘Selma’ deserves to win the Best Picture Oscar

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A quick look at this year’s Academy Award nominees for Best Picture… Synopsis: The first major film about Martin Luther King Jr. takes place in 1965 during the heated months leading up to the signing of the Voting Rights Act, when peaceful protests and marches in Alabama were met with violence and police brutality. Total […]

Why ‘American Sniper’ deserves to win the Best Picture Oscar

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A quick look at this year’s Academy Award nominees for Best Picture… Synopsis: Based on the memoir by the late Chris Kyle, a Navy Seal sniper credited with the most confirmed kills in American military history, “American Sniper” focuses on Kyle’s four tours of duty in Iraq, and the impact of his dangerous job on […]

‘I Can’t Breathe’: Pussy Riot’s first song in English is about Eric Garner

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The Russian punk band Pussy Riot, whose members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova spent nearly two years in a Russian prison for a protest performance at a Moscow cathedral, has released a new song, its first in English. It’s called “I Can’t Breathe,” and as the title indicates, the song is something of a tribute […]

WATCH: What it’s like to be Robin Givhan at New York Fashion Week

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More than a few times, friends, family and colleagues have offered to come along to Fashion Week. We’ll carry you bag! I suspect they envision fancy parties, runways filled with famous models and plenty of champagne. They want to get a fix of glamour. There have, in fact, been many moments over the years that […]

“Menagerie” and “110 in the Shade” among next season’s Americana at Ford’s

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Ford’s Theatre will balance a world premiere and vintage Americana – a musical and a cornerstone drama – in its 2015-16 season (with “A Christmas Carol” as its centerpiece, of course). The four-show slate on the historic stage: “The Guard,” by Jessica Dickey –  Ford’s entry in the citywide Women’s Voices Theater Festival of world […]

‘Pretty Little Liars’ recap Season 5, Episode 20: I’m with you

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I can’t remember the last time an episode of “Pretty Little Liars” made me laugh out loud, but this week’s episode now holds that distinction. Thank you, Hanna Marin. I vehemently disagree with your coach’s assessment that you aren’t pageant material. This week marked a major turning point — we finally found out why Mike […]

‘Justified’ recap: Constable Bob is back and the road to the finale starts to take shape

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CONSTABLE BOB!! WE GOT CONSTABLE BOB BACK, Y’ALL!! And do NOT mess with Constable Bob, as we shall see. We get everybody’s favorite man of action back because Raylan needs some honest help in Harlan, what with Ava getting squirrelly about Boyd or Katherine Hale or Wynn Duffy or SOMEBODY with a big gun and […]

Fifty shades of ‘Fifty Shades’ puns

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Puns are great. People should use them liberally. But this “Fifty Shades of ____” business is getting a little out of hand and entering the realm of 50 shades of OMG please stop. The movie “Fifty Shades of Grey,” which opened Friday, is an adaptation of an erotic novel by the same name. And ever since its 2011 publication, headline […]

Pharrell Williams is writing a children’s book. You’ll never guess what it’s based on.

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We apologize for getting “Happy” stuck in your head again. But Pharrell Williams is going to author four picture books — and the first will be based on this hit song. The books will be published by Putnam, a division of Penguin-Random House known for the “Where’s Spot?” series, reports the Associated Press. The “Happy” book’s […]

Another company is in damage control mode. Has ‘Undercover Boss’ gone from great idea to liability for those featured on the show?

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Once upon a time, “Undercover Boss” was one of those reality shows that seemed okay. Sure, there was the standard queasiness watching people get tricked on television, especially as a CEO disguised himself as an everyday worker to get insight into the company. But at the end, when things went well, the boss revealed all — and […]

How accurate is ‘Selma’?

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  Director Ava DuVernay’s sweeping drama about a pivotal chapter of the American civil rights movement quickly became one of the most controversial films of the year, with one debate dominating much of the public discussion: whether “Selma’s” depiction of the relationship between the Rev. Show More Summary

Here’s what culture lovers need to know about Tuesday’s snow closings

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Most of the District’s museums are closed Tuesday as a result of snow, including the National Gallery of Art, the Phillips Collection, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and most of the Smithsonian franchises. Still, a few are open for visitors. The National Air and Space Museum opened its facility on the Mall […]

How accurate is ‘The Theory of Everything’?

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  Although fixed in the popular imagination as something of “The Stephen Hawking Story,” the Oscar-nominated “The Theory of Everything” is actually based on a 2007 memoir by the famous physicist’s ex-wife Jane, who tells the tale of their courtship and 30-year marriage from the singular perspective of a wife gradually overwhelmed by what she […]

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