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'The Walking Dead' recap: The storylines get 'Crossed'

After a few weeks where our merry band of survivors split up and the show spent entire episodes focusing on a single strand of the story, Sunday's episode, "Crossed," finally started bringing them back together. And if not all the characters managed to meet up again on screen, the show at least gave us an update on their whereabouts.

While it can sometimes be satisfying to forget everything else and drill down on one group of characters for an episode, unless you're binging after the fact, it can sometimes leave you feeling disconnected from the rest of the story. What were Rick and the crew at the church up to again? It's hard to remember since the last time we saw them was almost a month ago in "Four Walls and a Roof."

Daryl finally met up again with Rick and the church squad after his sojurn into Atlanta. He lost Carol, but gained Noah and a burning desire to go back and save her from the corrupt crew holed up in the hospital. Rick, who owes Carol big-time for saving him from...

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'The Newsroom' recap, 'Main Justice'

"I'm not sure how I feel about new, confident Maggie," says Jim, after his former flame gives him a verbal smackdown. Maggie, Jim, Don and Sloan are carrying out orders from Mac and Charlie as the episode opens.

In response to the FBI raid on their newsroom, ACN threatens to broadcast the FBI digging through their offices live. This was a well-executed bluff on ACN's part, as they had no intention of actually breaking in with live coverage of the raid. It works, though, and the FBI stands down. There was some typically good comedy in this scene, and more liberal use of four-letter words than I can recall in previous weeks.

Rebecca successfully negotiates a one-week ceasefire with the FBI, giving ACN some time to get their house in order. After a week, Will and Neal will meet with investigators, where they will be asked to tell everything they know about the classified documents that they were provided, without giving up their source. If the FBI can identify the leaker based on that...

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'Scandal' recap, 'Where the Sun Don't Shine'

Olivia Pope is over her parents. Like, totally done. After their plan to capture Rowan went south, Fitz, Liv and Jake search all of his hideouts.

In the process, they find Maya Pope/Marie Wallace in the B613 torture hole. (Side note: After months in the hole, how is her hair still straightened? Did they have a stylist come down there twice a month with a flat iron?)

They take Marie to an interrogation room and grill her with questions about Rowan's whereabouts. Of course, she knows nothing and besides, she’s too busy trying to manipulate Liv. She tries to play on her sympathies by asking her if she saw the hole where Rowan held her.

When Fitz threatens her, Marie reminds him that her daughter is Olivia Pope and that they will sue them, quick as anything. Olivia says that she hasn’t been charged, which gives Marie a flash of hope.

That hope quickly dies when Olivia tells them to charge her for murder, terrorism and treason and to find her father and kill him. See what I mean? Over it....

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Q&A: Dillon Francis on surprising collaborators and his pop-leaning new album

The mainstream rise of electronic dance music in recent years has led to an increasingly crowded space for artists. While DJs and producers come and go more frequently, Los Angeles native Dillon Francis has established himself as a mainstay. His ability to transform songs initially earned him a fanbase, but his musical risk-taking and infectious personality have kept him relevant.

He recently credited social media as the way he best reaches his growing number of fans.

“I definitely thought [Vine and Instragram] would help people understand who I was as a person; like that I love to have a lot of fun,” Francis said on the phone from Asheville, N.C., earlier this week. “I think people could notice that through my music but then they could really tell through all those videos. And that’s what it’s all about.”

Before headlining Rams Head Live on Saturday (which follows a set at Washington’s Echostage on Friday), the 27-year-old DJ and producer discussed his new album, his various alter...

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'American Horror Story' recap, 'Test of Strength'

It’s possible the real “test of strength” referenced in this week’s “American Horror Story: Freak Show” title is whether you can watch the last five minutes without covering your eyes.

So much for young love. At the Motts, Jimmy is taken upstairs to see Bette and Dot. Gloria and Dandy insist that the girls aren’t prisoners when they’re living in a fancy mansion eating ice cream. Jimmy says they’ve got to go, like, right now. Neither girl seems completely sold on this idea, until Dot realizes Dandy read her diary and knows about her secret plan to get surgery that will forever separate her from Bette. For her part, Bette chooses her sister, despite the fact that Dandy says he loves her, and claims that she’ll always choose Dot, no matter what.

Bette also tells Jimmy Dandy’s the one who really saved those kidnapped kids, a bit of information that makes Jimmy start wondering about the identity of the second killer clown he saw. He’s not sure it’s Dandy, but it’s obvious he’s wondering...

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At 100, the Baltimore Museum of Art reinvents itself for a younger generation

The Baltimore Museum of Art is going back to its future.

As the museum celebrates its 100th anniversary this weekend, it is committed to reinventing itself for a younger generation of edgy, curious, energetic museum-goers while remaining faithful to the mission that made it an important part of civic life to begin with.

The reopening of the 1929 entrance designed by architect John Russell Pope, with its portico roof supported by six Ionic columns, will signal the completion of the second and arguably most significant phase of a nearly five-year, $28 million renovation in which virtually every aspect of the museum has been rethought with the needs of current and future visitors in mind.

That means coming up with a new way to present of its American art collection and creating spaces that appeal to contemporary forms of art, such as videos and film. It means mounting exhibits that tackle social issues such as homelessness and immigration and opening up its gallery space to such dynamic...

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