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Marlon James, novelist and exorcist

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

The first time I met Marlon James, he told me about his work as an exorcist. The Jamaican novelist wasn’t speaking just to me, but it felt that way. He was one of five captivating performers at The Moth on Sept. 19 in New York.  The evening was a special celebration of the 20th anniversary of […]

There are time capsules buried all over D.C.

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Maps. Photos. Twinkies. When building a time capsule, it’s really the inventory that counts. That’s why everyone is wondering what historians will uncover in a 113-year-old time capsule found in Boston last week. After years of rumors about its existence, the copper box was discovered inside the head of the iconic lion statue atop the city’s Old […]

Quiz: The week in pop culture

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

It’s been a busy week in our little entertainment corner of the world. Adam Sandler decided to work with Netflix, Aretha Franklin caused a bit of an Auto-Tune scandal and Prince returned to the spotlight with not one, but two(!), brand new albums. It’s important that you keep up on these current pop culture tidbits — if […]

‘Scandal’ recap Season 4, Episode 2: ‘Stand and Clap’

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Warning: This recap contains spoilers. This week’s episode of “Scandal” revolved around Fitz’s first State of the Union in his second term as president. But it could really be viewed as one big jobs report. Cyrus reminded Liv that even though she doesn’t work for The White House, she still (and will) work for The White […]

‘Gracepoint’ premiere recap: And so it begins

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

A note: For every episode of “Gracepoint” on Fox, I’ll be doing a quick rundown of what happened before embarking into a breakdown of what was different or similar in “Gracepoint’s” arguably better BBC America sister “Broadchurch.” (“Gracepoint” is a remake of “Broadchurch,” in case you’ve been out of the loop entirely.) Viewers who want […]

Netflix deals with Adam Sandler, ‘Crouching Tiger’: Why they matter

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Big week for Netflix news: The subscription video service first announced that it’s partnering with Weinstein Company to release a sequel to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” the same time it’s in IMAX theaters... and then, that it will exclusively release four new Adam Sandler movies. That’s right: The late ’90s king of the […]

A Tetris movie, seriously? Hollywood’s brand obsession continues

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Here’s the upside of “Tetris: The Movie,” or whatever they’re going to call it: Devoted fan-boys and fan-girls won’t go berserk over character casting or plot reworks, like they do for any Jane Austen or Batman reboot... because Tetris doesn’t have any plot or characters! Well, there’s the downside, too. In announcing plans […]

Team Jacob: ‘The Beasts of St. Andrew’s’

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

In spooky anticipation of Halloween, the latest issue of One Teen Story contains a werewolf tale by Ted Thompson called “The Beasts of St. Andrew’s.” (I hope every high school English teacher, in particular, knows about One Teen Story, the younger sibling of One Story magazine. It sends out a cool new story each month during […]

Once again, Bill O’Reilly is killing it

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Fox talk-show host Bill O’Reilly is back on the bestseller list this week with “Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General.” His publisher, Henry Holt, announced that the book is selling even faster — 26 percent faster — than O’Reilly’s 2013 bestseller, “Killing Jesus.” In fact, in its first week, “Killing […]

A night of peace talks and cultural politics with Juanes at Hispanic arts gala

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Fancy them meeting on the red carpet at the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Noche de Gala Wednesday night at the Mayflower Renaissance hotel: Juanes, the Colombian rocker-philanthropist-heartthrob, whose lyrics run from love to landmines. And Deborah Rutter, the new president of the Kennedy Center, by way of Chicago, who is well on her […]

‘Stalker’: The 10 most unnecessarily creepy moments from the premiere

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Before the premiere aired on Wednesday night, CBS drama “Stalker” already had a reputation as the most horrifying new show of the fall season. The Parents Television Council called it “torture porn” and many critics warned viewers to stay away. Creator Kevin Williamson, meanwhile, already told people who didn’t like it that they can just […]

‘Law & Order: SVU’ rips Jay Z/Solange elevator fight, Donald Sterling from the headlines

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

It’s going down in 30 minutes. #SVU pic.twitter.com/UsDuV2Vzy9 — Law and Order: SVU (@nbcsvu) October 2, 2014 Whenever “Law & Order: SVU” rips a story from the headlines, it generally (intentionally) butchers the reality beyond recognition. Show More Summary

Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis welcome baby girl — but don’t count on too many details

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Actress Mila Kunis gave birth to a baby girl on Tuesday night, TMZ and other celebrity sites reported, with fiance Ashton Kutcher by her side. The site says the couple arrived on the hospital on Tuesday morning. Sound hazy? Honestly, those are probably all of the details we’re going to get. Kutcher, known for parading […]

Jennifer Love Hewitt on ‘Criminal Minds’: A long, winding path to lasting TV stardom

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Here’s a milestone that might remind you of your own mortality: Jennifer Love Hewitt shot to fame on Fox drama “Party of Five”... (dramatic pause)... almost twenty years ago. We know! It seems like just yesterday that JLH was TV’s new It Girl, gracing magazine covers with then-boyfriend Carson Daly, even […]

As Paris Fashion Week ends, in search of more mad scientists

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

PARIS – It took almost an hour for guests to make the drive from the center of the city to the Bois de Boulogne, the stunning public park that lies along its border. Rising above the lush tree line, like a space age tall ship, the metallic sails of the Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation […]

Instagramming the face on the National Mall

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

The Mall is lined with museums that anybody can browse, but next to the Reflecting Pool, artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada has created a portrait that only a few visitors will have the privilege of seeing. The artist’s project, “Out of Many, One,” is a large portrait made of sand and soil on the ground just in front of […]

No, I don’t want to read your self-published book

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Roger Sutton, editor in chief of Horn Book magazine, has had it with what we politely call “indie writers.” Yesterday, he posted “An open letter to the self-published author feeling dissed.” He begins kindly enough: “I can imagine how frustrating it is to have your book refused possible review coverage by the Horn Book simply […]

‘Gilmore Girls’ on Netflix: A refresher (and ranking) on each season

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Congratulations, Netflix viewers — soon, you will be able to finally understand all of those “Gilmore Girls” references tossed around so casually that make no sense to the average person. (From “Oy, with the poodles already” to “Copper boom!”) All seven seasons of the classic WB-turned-CW drama series are on Netflix starting Wednesday, but in case you would […]

Bette Davis, feminist: ‘The real female should be partly male’ (video)

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

A half century before “Lean In” and the Bechdel Test started to infiltrate every interview with every female celebrity, Bette Davis didn’t need the “f” word to express where she stood on gender politics. “I think men have got to change an awful lot,” the Oscar winner declared in a long-forgotten 1963 radio interview, exhumed […]

Who you gonna call? Your guide to haunted Washington

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

In the race for D.C. delegate to Congress, independent candidate Tim Krepp doesn’t have a ghost of a chance against longtime incumbent Eleanor Holmes Norton. But Krepp, a local tour guide, is something of an expert on ghosts. He’s the author of “Capitol Hill Haunts” and “Ghosts of Georgetown.” Like any Washington power broker, he knows where the bodies are buried […]

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