| Nov 16, 2012
| 7:59 AM
It's a fair cop.
Tom Chivers, the estimable blogger for Britain's Telegraph, loves American newspapers, which he finds "considered, thoughtful and impartial" (at least by British standards). But our headline writing strikes him as solid mahogany.
| Oct 4, 2012
| 11:18 AM
On Thursday, Netflix announced a Feb. 1 release date for "House of Cards," the Baltimore-made political drama starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.
All 13 episodes of the first season will be available to subscribers on that date. The whole project...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 11:34 AM
For Jimmy Cornell, it was all about freedom.
Early in his adult life, it came from fleeing communist Romania and finding his way to England, where he worked as a radio correspondent for the BBC. After he got married and began to help his wife, Gwenda,...
| Oct 19, 2012
There goes Madonna, classing up the joint again. To show her support of Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot and critically wounded by the Taliban because of her advocacy for girls' education, the Material Girl (a.k.a. Madge, Esther,...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 12:01 PM
Congratulations to several members of Girl Scout Troop 1635 on receiving Girl Scouting's prestigious Silver Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn.
The troop celebrated with family and friends at a Badge Ceremony on Oct. 7.
| Mar 18, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the Russian baritone who will give a recital for the Washington Performing Arts Society at the Kennedy Center Wednesday night, has one of the finest voices of our time. He doesn’t mind saying so himself.
“It is still a...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 8:48 AM
Animal Kingdom's bid to add a Royal Ascot victory to his Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup successes ended in disappointment when he finished unplaced in the Queen Anne Stakes on Tuesday.
Animal Kingdom, the 2011 Kentucky Derby winner and the first Run...
| Sep 8, 2012
During Jon Marans' "The Temperamentals," the season-opening play by Rep Stage about the gay rights movement, a woman raises the subject of marriage.
"I definitely do not believe in homosexuals marrying," she says.
She isn't talking about same-sex...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:18 PM
A "lost" landscape thought to have been painted by Pierre-Auguste Renoir will go on the auction block Sept. 29 on behalf of the Baltimore-born woman who purchased the artwork at a West Virginia flea market for $7.
"Paysage Bords de Seine," a 6-inch by...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 5:37 PM
With three nights of record ratings, NBC’s coverage of the London Summer Olympics is winning on the prime-time TV front.
But it looks to be losing in major ways in the world of social media, as a rising tide of complaints about the network’...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 4:38 PM
UPDATES WITH RESPONSE FROM NETWORK SPOKESMAN: NBC said Monday that the problems experienced over the weekend with its Olympics live stream had been worked out.
But after a morning of signing in and getting bounced offline repeatedly, and...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 4:37 PM
If you want to see the finest new drama of the TV year, tune in BBC America at 10 p.m. Wednesday for the opener of "The Hour," a six-week series starring Dominic West, of "The Wire,"and Romola Garai, of "Emma."
He plays a hard-to-read establishment...