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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 […]

Middleburg Film Festival announces slate for second edition

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

“The Last 5 Years,” a musical romantic comedy starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan, will open the Middleburg Film Festival on Oct. 30, festival organizers announced Wednesday. Now entering its second year, the Middleburg festival will showcase a program of 20 films, many of them favorites from the international festival circuit. In addition to “The […]

John Kenney wins Thurber Prize

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

No joke: Debut novelist John Kenney beat out David Letterman for this year’s Thurber Prize for American Humor. Kenney accepted the $5,000 award Tuesday night for “Truth in Advertising,” a send-up of corporate culture informed by his many years as a copywriter in New York. In their commendation, the Thurber judges said: “Readers need not ever have […]

‘Selfie’ star Karen Gillan: Pros and cons of casting a beloved niche actress in your mainstream show

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

If you didn’t know that “Selfie” star Karen Gillan used to play Amy Pond on the BBC phenomenon “Doctor Who,” you will quickly learn your lesson if you search on Twitter for anything related to the new ABC comedy that premieres Tuesday night. In that case, you may notice that some people have a little […]

The creators of Thug Kitchen are white. Does it matter?

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

On Monday, Epicurious uncovered one of the great mysteries of our time: the creators of popular, foul-mouthed vegan food blog, Thug Kitchen, are white. We all know & love @thugkitchen for many reasons. But do you know the people behind the mask? http://t.co/FT1Uzw6LX0 http://t.co/3KNdscjR2r — epicurious (@epicurious) September 30, 2014 In addition to frequent swearing, […]

George Zimmerman’s problems won’t go away with a reality show

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

There’s a lot to digest in GQ’s lengthy, absorbing profile of George Zimmerman’s family in the year following his acquittal for shooting and killing 18-year-old Trayvon Martin. But one detail that sticks out is the fact that his brother Robert Zimmerman — the spokesperson for the family — wants George to parlay his infamy into […]

Joshua Bell on his Union Station crowd: ‘This is more like it’

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

“Hi, does your camera make a clicking sound? You have to shut it off. He’ll hear you. And he’ll stop playing.” Three minutes before Joshua Bell took the makeshift stage, and his  press representative was prepping the front row. The world-famous violinist always played in almost perfect silence — in concert halls, grand ballrooms and […]

Photoshop nightmare of the day: Kate Walsh’s legs

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

“Bad Judge” premieres on NBC this Thursday, starring Kate Walsh of as “one of LA’s toughest and most respected criminal court judges.” But there’s no respect — no respect, we tell you — for Walsh’s legs from the network’s marketing department, judging by this promotional shot. Did NBC try to airbrush Walsh’s legs into an […]

Waiting for Joshua Bell at Union Station

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Seven news cameras, three velvet ropes and dozens of people are waiting for the arrival of Joshua Bell at Union Station. Two hours  before the famed violinist is set to grace the makeshift stage for his free “In case you missed it” concert, white-haired ladies and moms with strollers were positioning themselves for the best […]

Prince is back! (And all over the place)

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

After an unparalleled run of pop brilliance that lasted from 1979 to 1992, we’ve learned to adjust our expectations for new Prince albums. Best-case scenario: the music is a little freaky and the maestro isn’t being too control-freaky about it. In recent years, he’s managed to pluck nearly all of his music off YouTube, earning […]

Amal Alamuddin’s wedding dress photos: How celebs like George Clooney turn marriage into payday

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

The rest of you can stick to something-borrowed-something blue for your weddings, but celebrities have a checklist of their own: Confiscate your guest’s phones so they can’t take pictures. Lure the paparazzi away with decoys. Then sell the photos to a magazine for up to seven figures — ka-ching! Free honeymoon!... or, […]

What does a feminist look like? At Paris fashion week, she’s wearing Chanel.

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

  PARIS – The interior of the Grand Palais was transformed into a city street. Trompe l’oeil Beaux Arts buildings rose up from a fake sidewalk and puddles of real water lay stagnant by a mise en scene curb. Once again, Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld had given his audience an eyeful to look at besides […]

At Paris Fashion Week: Picking sides — sexy or pragmatic? Guess which one the male designers chose.

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

PARIS – There is very little middle ground in fashion. A design house is either focused on sex appeal or it is keen on pragmatism – keeping in mind that a woman will have to walk, work and live in the proposed garments. Often, the aesthetic divide is also a gender one. Male designers like […]

‘Lost’-themed ‘Phineas and Ferb’ pokes fun at the maddening ABC mystery

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

“Lost” creator Damon Lindelof knows that the ABC drama’s endless convoluted, mysterious plot lines annoyed many fans — but at least he still has a sense of humor about it years later. On Monday night, the incredibly popular Disney XD cartoon “Phineaus and Ferb” will feature a special “Lost”-themed episode with a story created by […]

Amanda Bynes arrested for DUI as the spotlight pivots back to the troubled actress

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Amanda Bynes, the former child star far famous now for her troubled behavior than she ever was at the height of her acting career, is back in the news again with legal problems. The actress was arrested Sunday morning in Los Angeles on a DUI charge, E! reports, and released hours later on $15,000 bail. […]

The month’s best music: Aphex Twin, Lori McKenna, Prince and more

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

A ranked selection of notable recordings we heard in September. 1. Aphex Twin, “Syro” Hey, Richard D. James, whatcha been working on in rural seclusion since you pretty much vanished 13 years ago? A rich, exquisite, fun new Aphex Twin record that illustrates the sheer sonic breadth of contemporary electronic music while softly illuminating pop’s […]

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