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Bill Clegg’s upcoming novel gets special push at booksellers conference

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The American Booksellers Association Winter Institute, which recently concluded its 10th annual meeting in Asheville, N.C., has fast become an early-warning system for the year’s most celebrated titles. Two years ago, Anthony Marra’s “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena” made its debut here and then went on to win the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard […]

Mika Brzezinski launches new women’s conference venture, promises ‘everything you haven’t seen’ (Q&A)

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Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and author of the 2011 bestseller “Knowing Your Value,” is launching a new venture this year — a series of day-long events for women in Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago, Boston and Orlando. We asked her what sets these sessions apart from other conferences in the burgeoning women’s empowerment movement, […]

“Fifty Shades of Grey” dominated the box office but people were too embarrassed to buy tickets in person

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The movie version of “Fifty Shades of Grey” shattered a few records during its opening weekend. Millions of women felt the need to read E.L. James’s erotic drama about a virginal co-ed and her billionaire BDSM-loving boyfriend and they showed up for the movie, too — and even brought a few man with them. Over […]

‘Better Call Saul’ recap: ‘Here’s Johnny!’

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If you’ve watched the first two episodes of “Better Call Saul” already, it’s safe to assume that Vince Gilligan has got you hooked. You saw the bait, you caught it. Now, since it is the third episode we’re talking about here, it’s time sit back, relax and get reeled in. The third episode, titled “Nacho,” […]

‘SNL 40?: Maybe a four-hour clip job would have been better

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“Saturday Night Live’s” 40th anniversary special was mostly an exhibit of longevity, putting both its participants and its viewers in touch with our own mortality, in the kindest way possible. The point of the star-studded event, mainly, was baby boomer self-regard (it has never seemed more possible that some of the names on Lorne Michaels’s […]

100 finalists have been chosen for a one-way trip to Mars

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Dutch nonprofit Mars One has named 100 people who will remain in the running for a one-way trip to Mars, expected to leave Earth in 2024. More than 200,000 people applied, 24 will be trained for the mission and four will take the first trip, if all goes according to plan. If this is the […]

‘Downton Abbey’ recap: Edith disappears. Edith returns. And love is in the air.

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

First, your one-paragraph recap: Edith disappears. Mary doesn’t care. Edith is found. Mary still doesn’t care. Everyone’s planning their retirement. The Dowager Countess is sad about Mrs. Crawley’s engagement. Gillingham dodges a bullet. Lord Merton’s sons are as bad as Isis (the terrorist group, not the dog). Rose and Atticus rush headlong into each others […]

Gourmet Symphony: Wining and dining a new audience for classical music

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Wine glass in one hand, phone in the other, Warren Wohlfahrt grinned broadly as he stood a few feet from orchestra, videotaping the musicians as they charged through the final measures of Beethoven’s Symphony No 1. “It feels like you’re part of the music,” said Wohlfahrt, standing next to his wife, Marie. “I feel very […]

How the fight against Ebola came to New York Fashion Week

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

This was definitely not how Jill Andrews imagined making her way to New York Fashion Week. But the Baltimore wedding gown designer couldn’t be prouder of the garment she displayed in Manhattan this weekend. I'm here! #IRCatNYFW — Jill Andrews Gowns (@JAGowns) February 13, 2015 The suits about to come out. Show More Summary

No, Zachary Quinto didn’t really slap a kid on ‘The Slap’

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Choreographed fight scenes are one thing, but slapping a child in the face? Highly unusual on prime-time TV. However, that’s the basis of NBC’s new drama. An unhappy family gathers around a barbecue; an obnoxious little boy named Hugo starts swinging a baseball bat around; and after lots of build-up after Hugo’s horrible behavior and […]

Robin Givhan at NYFW 2015: “We like those flats”

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Robin Givhan, The Washington Post’s Pulitzer-winning fashion critic, is covering New York Fashion Week. Read her stories on Style Blog and follow her on Twitter: @robingivhan. Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 Jason Wu Instant reaction: “Power ladies walking!” Ribbed duster coat, slim trouser, lady-like blouse. Show More Summary

What did David Cross learn from directing his first film? ‘Nothing.’

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

From his early days creating and hosting the groundbreaking sketch comedy show, “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” (the Bob being “Better Call Saul’s” Bob Odenkirk) to playing “never nude” Tobias Funke on “Arrested Development,” David Cross has shown an affinity for the off-beat. His directorial debut feature, “Hits,” will be the first to adopt a […]

40 years of sketch comedy: ‘Saturday Night Live’ by the numbers

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Forty is the magic number for “Saturday Night Live” this weekend as the popular sketch-comedy show celebrates four decades on late-night TV. On Sunday night, NBC offers a three-hour special to commemorate the legendary run that shows no signs of slowing down. The number 40 may be the big one this weekend, but over its […]

Need a reason not to see ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’? Here are a few.

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

There are a lot of reasons not to see “Fifty Shades of Grey” this Valentine’s Day weekend, or probably ever, according to a quick emissions test on the Internet’s Takes Machine. The inevitable adaptation of E.L. James’s popular book series arrives in theaters this weekend. It will probably be very successful, and a lot of people […]

I brought a stopwatch to ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ to time the sex scenes. It was surprisingly challenging.

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The plan seemed simple enough. My colleague Stephanie Merry was assigned to review “Fifty Shades of Grey.” When she found out I was also going to the press screening, she asked if I could bring a stopwatch to help count how many minutes of the two-hour film actually consist of the reason anyone really wants to see […]

Valentine’s Day is no time for slut-shaming

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Like Christmas, its merry cousin, Valentine’s Day can be a trial for some people. Along with all the usual red-lace propaganda, this year the holiday comes jazzed up with “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the ultimate reminder that other, better looking lovers are having a lot more fun than you. That pressure to be part of […]

NYFW: What Kanye West gets right about fashion, and what he gets wrong

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Robin Givhan, The Washington Post’s Pulitzer-winning fashion critic, is covering New York Fashion Week. Follow along as she makes her way from runway to runway. Read her stories on Style Blog and follow her on Twitter: @robingivhan. NEW YORK — At half past the appointed hour for the unveiling of Kanye West’s collaboration with Adidas Original, the crowd of […]

ABT’s Xiomara Reyes to star in Washington Ballet’s “Sleepy Hollow”

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

American Ballet Theatre principal Xiomara Reyes will be a guest star in the Washington Ballet’s world-premiere production of “Sleepy Hollow,” which runs Feb. 18-22, the company has announced. Reyes will dance the leading role of Katrina...Show More Summary

‘Scandal’ recap Season 4, Episode 12: ‘Gladiators don’t run’

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Much has been made about the way most “Scandal” episodes end — climactic sequences that essentially amount to six minutes of heart palpitations. This week, it’s also worth talking about how the episode started. After a violent content warning, someone we haven’t seen in a while delivered a promo-worthy promise: “This should be good.” Tonight marked […]

London mayor makes stop at Smithsonian museum to view exhibits, woo officials to open gallery in his city

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

London Mayor Boris Johnson toured the National Air and Space Museum with its chief curator and other Smithsonian officials Thursday as part of an ongoing effort to woo the American museum to open its first gallery outside the United States. “We’ve come to gawk,” the publicity-friendly Johnson said after looking at various exhibitions, including the […]

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