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“Nashville” is a prime-time soap opera filled with the genre’s usual love triangles, will-they-or-won’t-theys, girl fights and family drama. But one thing that sets the show apart is the music — not “Glee”-style covers or “Smash”-like dream sequences, but acoustic … Continue reading ?
Spring Breakers, beware. That henna tattoo might really not be henna at all. And it might not be as temporary as you think. The Food and Drug Administration warned Monday that the popular temporary tattoos, in which ink is applied … Continue reading ?
Notable recordings from the world of pop music. Cigarette This NoVa indie rock quintet named its lovely new album “Gush,” but each strum of the guitar feels like a trickle melted from a cube of frozen cyanide. There’s subliminal menace … Continue reading ?
As with so many things, the success of Nigerian author Chinua Achebe is best understood in reverse. One of the most influential writers of the 20th century began his career at 28 with a novel that was anything but an instant … Continue reading ?
If you’ve heard anything about Sheryl Sandberg, you’ve heard that she tells ambitious women to pay attention to how they speak. Lots of people are paying attention to how she speaks. Her call-to-action, “Lean In,” debuts at No. 1 on … Continue reading ?
Happy 7th bday @twitter. Thanks for broadening & cheapening our lives into an epic parade of excruciating minutiae. (Can we get a retweet?) — Dan Zak (@MrDanZak) March 21, 2013 It’s the birthday of the thing that turned us into … Continue reading ?
Everything’s coming up roses — and daffodils and daisies and anemones, too. Designers with a floral fixation strew blooms on sheaths, skirts, shirts and shoes on spring runways from New York to Paris. One particularly exuberant look in Jenna … Continue reading ?
Once they covered the literary landscape like the America buffalo, but nowadays Westerns seem to have ridden off into the sunset. “Horse-puckey!” say the weather-beaten fans. Westerns may be down, but they’re not out. The true believers are still there, … Continue reading ?
…..which is why it was so (ain’t gonna say it) surprising when punkified folk-rocker Michelle Shocked went on an anti-gay rant in San Francisco (of all places!). She, of the gender-bending, is-that-a-guy haircut and clothes. She, who joked that her … Continue reading ?
Notable recordings from the world of pop music. DJ Rashad Think you can keep up with DJ Rashad? He’s a pillar of Chicago juke, a style of dizzying, dazzling dance music that, if employed properly, could probably make Michelle Obama’s … Continue reading ?
This week marks the 10-year anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. Like all wars, this one has produced a library of great books. If not solace, they offer at least a measure of wisdom for those of us … Continue reading ?
There’s no mystery about what the biggest book of the summer will be: Dan Brown‘s “Inferno” is coming out on May 14, and his publisher won’t let you forget it. Today is the 10th anniversary of Brown’s phenomenal blockbuster, “The … Continue reading ?
In addition to the five “masterpieces of the genre,” as Shakespeare Theatre Company artistic director Michael Kahn called them, STC is announcing a sixth mainstage production and two presentations to round out their 2013-14 season. “A Funny Thing Happened on … Continue reading ?
For the first time ever, two female Supreme Court Justices — one sitting, one former — have books on The Washington Post bestseller list simultaneously. “My Beloved World” (Knopf), a memoir by current Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, is No. 2 on the latest … Continue reading ?
#RIPMetronome: A eulogy in Twitter meter — Katherine Boyle (@KTmBoyle) March 15, 2013 We’re allowed to be anything in the digital age except terrified of it. The metronome was never worried, though perhaps he should have been. — Katherine Boyle … Continue reading ?
Talk about stamina: E.L. James‘s “Fifty Shades of Grey” has now been on The Washington Post bestseller list for 50 weeks. The novel and the other two books in James’s BDSM trilogy have now sold more than 70 million copies world … Continue reading ?
To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we asked some of our favorite Irish (and honorary Irish) novelists to name the luckiest thing that’s ever happened to them. No pots o’ gold or four-leaf clovers, but some delightful replies. Emma Donoghue: The … Continue reading ?
At last, a pope…named Francis. Men named Francis (including myself) could kiss this Argentinian Jesuit, former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, for making this humble name august. It doesn’t matter if he had St. Francis Xavier, the Jesuit missionary in mind, or … Continue reading ?
It’s a big week for the religious crowd. Yesterday Francis was plucked from House of Cards Argentina and declared, via smoke signals, the new Pope. Mazel tov, Francis! And over at the Kennedy Center, where mega-popular musical “Book of Mormon” … Continue reading ?
There was no starter pistol, but Wednesday marked the first official day of music at SXSW, and it started with a bang-bang-bang. I managed to catch a brilliantly brooding set from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, a dynamite relaunch … Continue reading ?