PARIS — Expectations have been high for the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition that is being mounted at the Louvre to mark the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death. For months, there has been speculation,
Gasps and wows filled the Renwick Gallery’s Grand Salon on a recent Saturday night. All 150 well-dressed guests seemed appropriately awed — and not just by the art or the opulent setting. They had come
We experience much of our lives, at work and at play, in a universe demarcated by any variety of screens, often communicating with one another online rather than in the flesh and ingesting information
Everybody in my old Bronx neighborhood was excited. They were shooting a scene for “The Godfather” in the local Italian restaurant, and Marlon Brando would be there. Then, big letdown: only Sterling Hayden
That’s one of the takeaways from “The Optimist’s Telescope” by Bina Venkataraman, a former journalist and senior adviser for climate change innovation in the Obama White House. The book, wise but not is
For Robert Wilson’s smart new biography, “Barnum,” the author chose the plainest subtitle, “An American Life,” perhaps because nearly every one of the myriad connotations of that central word can be traced
LOS ANGELES — At age 12, dancer Taylor Hatala was touring with Janet Jackson. At 16, she has reached an even higher perch. With 1.2 million Instagram followers, Hatala is one of the top dance influencers.
Touring as a backup dancer for an artist like Jackson or Justin Bieber used to be a commercial dancer’s dream. Now, that kind of work is a steppingstone to an even bigger prize: a robust social media Dancers
Dead is dead, but there’s a special finality to separating head from body. That form of demise also offers dramatic pictorial possibilities, as local painter Timothy Johnson reveals in his Touchstone show,
Early on in “The Lighthouse,” a wild-eyed Willem Dafoe slaps Robert Pattinson across the face and, in an old-timey Downeast Maine accent, barks the indelible warning, “Bad luck to kill a seabird!” The
American Housewife (ABC at 8) Greg hosts a meeting for a historical preservation group. The Blacklist (NBC at 8) Red tries to negotiate with a former associate. Hawaii Five-0 (CBS at 8) Five-0 enlists
As I mention in my intro to Style Invitational Week 1354, Hall of Fame Loser Jesse Frankovich noted to me recently that last year’s As the Word Turns word grid, Week 1294, was especially short on vowels,
First impressions are tricky. The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, making its Kennedy Center debut on Wednesday under the auspices of Washington Performing Arts, offered a portfolio of a program: splashy
John le Carré’s 25th novel is so topical it arrives with the beeping urgency of a news alert. There’s one reference to Donald Trump being invited to tea with Queen Elizabeth, and that just happened last
The viol consort and the countertenor voice were once relics of the past. But the historically informed performance movement has revived music written for this combination of instruments and voice, bringing
The grass, the pavement and the museum’s structures are as integral as the rock and metal. Several of the pieces fit into notches in the building. One claims the central fountain, which Lee has turned
In an interview in “The 50 Year Argument,” Martin Scorsese’s 2014 documentary about the New York Review of Books, Daniel Mendelsohn says that writers want editors who know more than they do. For him and
Colts Neck, N.J. — “Ahh, it’s early!” Shortly after 9:30 on a warm autumn morning, Bruce Springsteen walks into the cozy kitchen-sitting area of Thrill Hill, the recording studio nestled into a corner
HBO’s drop-dead fantastic new series “Watchmen” is many things at once — a righteously topical, thrillingly conceived riff on race and criminal justice set in an allegorical USA of vigilante cops, shady
29Rooms at D.C. Armory : The creators of the digital media juggernaut Refinery29 have concocted a pop-up exhibition that makes you feel as if you’re stepping inside the mind of an artist, “Being John Each
Russell Thomas is much more than a black tenor. Now, he’s tackling ‘Otello’ and the field’s stereotypes.
Russell Thomas is a single dad to a 5-year-old son. He’s an opera singer who was bitten by the opera bug when he was 8 and wanted to be a singer ever since — “even before I knew I could sing,” he says.
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC at 8) Meredith tries to make amends with her former colleagues. Jersey Shore Family Vacation (MTV at 8) Angelina has an awkward night in Vegas. Supernatural (CW at 8) Sam, Dean and