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Capitol Hill Books owner recorded album 'Death of the Novel' in the bookstore

Sunday, January 09, 2022

Kyle Burk, co-owner of Washington, D.C.'s, beloved Capitol Hill Books, has released an album he recorded during the pandemic in his store.


Almost a year after Jan. 6, two journalists release their book 'The Steal'

Saturday, January 01, 2022

David Gura speaks with journalists Mark Bowden and Matthew Teague about their new book "The Steal: The Attempt to Overturn the 2020 Election and the People Who Stopped It."


'West Side Story' stars Ariana DeBose and Rachel Zegler defend their remake

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

The original musical and film have been criticized for lack of representation in casting and hurtful stereotypes, and some critics have also questioned the new adaptation.


The classic 'West Side Story' is being remade for the screen

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Don Gonyea speaks with Rachel Zegler and Ariana DeBose, stars of the new film adaptation of "West Side Story."


An interview 21 months delayed: Patti LuPone talks 'Company' back on Broadway

Saturday, December 04, 2021

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Patti LuPone, one of the stars of the revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's musical "Company" on Broadway.


Katie Couric goes behind the scenes in the cutthroat world of morning TV news

Saturday, October 23, 2021

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the veteran broadcast journalist and former Today show anchor about her new memoir, Going There, which chronicles her decades in TV news as well as her personal life.


Foiled Again: Murder Hornet Eludes Washington State Scientists

Saturday, October 17, 2020

An Asian giant hornet fell off researchers' radar during their latest attempt to find its nest. The team is racing to exterminate the invasive species before it devastates U.S. bee populations.


Are Your Texts Passive-Aggressive? The Answer May Lie In Your Punctuation

Saturday, September 05, 2020

Some linguists find that younger people tend to see text messages that end with a period as passive-aggressive, or otherwise negative.


'We Are Freestyle Love Supreme' Is An Accidental 'Hamilton' Cast Origin Story

Saturday, July 18, 2020

A new documentary catalogs the rise of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson and other members of the hip-hop group Freestyle Love Supreme in the mid-2000s before they became famous on Broadway.


Jazz Trumpeter Jack Sheldon Dies At 88

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Jazz trumpeter and singer Jack Sheldon has died. He was a fixture on the Merv Griffin Show and sang "Conjunction Junction" and "I'm Just a Bill" for Schoolhouse Rock.


Does Your Hobby Bring You Joy? Tell Us About It

Saturday, November 30, 2019

The new year is a perfect time for trying new things and finding a new hobby. If you have a hobby you'd like to share, tell us why you like it and why others should give it a try.


An Israeli Stranded In Paris, Aching To Blend In: 'Synonyms'

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Yoav (Tom Mercier) finds himself without clothes soon after arriving in Paris, and strives to assimilate into French culture.


'The Addams Family' Isn't Sufficiently Creepy, Kooky, Mysterious Or Spooky

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The new animated iteration of Charles Addams' family of monstrous oddballs gets mired in the flatness of CGI.


'End Of The Century': When Sex With A Stranger ... Isn't, Quite

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Julio Castro's tale of two men who hook up in Barcelona, only to realize they'd shared a similar encounter 20 years before, is full of big ideas bogged down by "mushy drama."


'Love, Antosha': A Cinematic Love Letter To An Actor's Brief Life

Thursday, August 01, 2019

A freak accident killed actor Anton Yelchin in 2016; Garret Price's documentary features archival footage and moving interviews with loved ones who remember the brilliant young man fondly.


'Diamantino': Portuguese Satire About Soccer, Nationalism And Cloning Scores Goal

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Driven by a standout performance by Carloto Cotta, this Portuguese satire "sizzles with a comic energy rare for a movie with such blunt and weighty political commentary."


In Pulpy L.A. Noir 'Under The Silver Lake,' A Man Chases Signs And Portents

Thursday, April 18, 2019

There's a lot of flash and less substance in writer/director David Robert Mitchell's tale of a young man (Andrew Garfield) who sees hidden clues everywhere. But that flash is lovingly executed.


In The Rich But Scattered 'Peterloo,' Mike Leigh Presents Scenes From A Massacre

Thursday, April 04, 2019

The writer/director's latest film, about the British government's deadly assault on protesters in 1819, instills a growing sense of dread, but divides our attention among too many characters.


In 'Hotel Mumbai,' Grueling Violence, Depicted With Cruel Relish

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The film's choice to foreground white characters over the deaths of many Indian victims makes for a cold, distasteful watch.


In Disco-Fueled 'Gloria Bell,' Julianne Moore Loves The Nightlife

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Lelio remakes his 2013 character study Gloria, about a middle-aged woman looking for fulfillment on the disco 'round. Julianne Moore brings star quality — and empathy.