| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Calm down. Yes, a great newspaper, The Washington Post, is changing hands.
Yes, it'll have a new owner in place of the Grahams, who have been admirable stewards. Ergo, the sky is falling, American capitalism is running amok again, and...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Pronto llegará a Miami una orquesta de la India con músicos tocando instrumentos típicos y ritmos que se entonaban en las cortes antiguas de los reyes hindú.
Pero hay más de un elemento moderno y de 'world music' (música global) en 'The Manganiyar...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:26 PM
One of the great musical bummers of our time has been the wholesale narrowing of the phrase "dance music." In modern-day parlance, it's come to signify mostly the thump-based electronic beats created on computer and delivered by DJs in sweaty EDM clubs. ...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 9:37 AM
Is it possible for a major news organization to produce a story about the Social Security disability program without interviewing a single disabled person or disability advocate?
That's the experiment "60 Minutes" conducted Sunday. The result was...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:07 AM
A mother in Alamogordo, N.M., happened to flip through her kid's homework and was distraught by what she found. Nancy Wilmott's teenage daughter had been assigned to read the British writer Neil Gaiman's “Neverwhere,” which happens to have one...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:32 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:00 AM
With the big-budget spectacles of summer behind us and the dramas of awards season on the horizon, French Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, a foreign-language Oscar nominee for 2010's "Incendies," returns with another dark, weighty film: "Prisoners."...
| Oct 20, 2013
I've missed a few episodes of "Breaking Bad." All of them, to be precise.
I haven't caught much (any) of "Scandal," "Orange Is the New Black" or "The Good Wife."
I love TV — the dialogue, the narratives, the way characters and their conflicts...
| Sep 22, 2013
Celebrating the 70th year of his birth, Gary Burton, the seven-time Grammy Award-winning jazz giant, premier vibraphonist, bandleader, innovative college educator and discoverer and nurturer of young talent, is on the road again promoting his latest disc,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Last weekend, while listening to an NPR story about police using tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a demonstration, I was actually surprised when it turned out the newscaster was talking about Tahrir Square -- I had assumed it was about another...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
On the locker-room corkboard at my gym, a woman has been advertising customized nail polish, a product I didn't realize could be made to order.
Want glitter for Christmas? No problem.
A certain shade of mauve to match that stunning mother-of-the bride...