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TV highlights: ‘Little Woman: LA’ returns on Lifetime


Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | Watch the “American Crime Story” and “9-1-1” season finales.

Rebooted Roseanne is a proud ‘deplorable.’ Can she be the Trump era’s Archie Bunker?


A topical return reunites the show’s superb original cast, but lacks some sorely needed bite.

Nat Turner play at Forum Theatre gives the rebel the high ground


A chess match of a script gets a superb, atmospheric staging.

‘The Winter’s Tale’ should warm your heart. This one leaves you cold.


Folger Theatre can’t find the magic in a story that requires it.

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Twitter: ‘Black Panther’ is most tweeted about movie ever


The pop culture sensation “Black Panther” has set another record: most tweeted about movie ever.

Katy Perry’s flirting on ‘American Idol’, PG-rated jest or #HimToo


Some “American Idol” viewers weren’t amused with judge Katy Perry’s pattern of flirting with male contestants.

The seven types of political cartoons you’ll see about gun control


WE AMERICANS now live in a nation where we cannot go a week before a student-led gun-violence protest without another act of gun violence amid students. On Tuesday, one month after the shooting in Parkland, Fla., students were critically…


3 novels that aim for the heart of America’s love affair with guns


‘Big Guns,’ ‘Gun Love’ and ‘How to Be Safe’ offer a look at our unique culture of violence.

Fins up! Georgia Aquarium to create shark habitat in Atlanta


The Georgia Aquarium has announced it’s adding a new shark exhibit featuring a viewing gallery to give visitors a close-up view of the animals. It’s set to open in 2020, and the aquarium says it wants to showcase the important role sharks…


Erratic Chicano writer who vanished focus of new documentary


Oscar Zeta Acosta, a volatile Mexican-American writer who was the real-life inspiration for Hunter S. Thompson’s Dr. Gonzo in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” is the focus of a new VOCES/PBS documentary.

Drumroll please: It’s Sir Ringo as ex-Beatle knighted


Call him Sir Ringo now, or Sir Richard to be more precise. Either way, it’s a fitting honor for the former Beatles drummer, who has waited decades for the recognition.


‘The Crown’ producers apologize to Claire Foy and Matt Smith after salary controversy

This post has been updated. If there is a lesson to take away from the first two seasons of “The Crown,” it is that no sane person would dare cross Queen Elizabeth II. Left Bank Pictures, the production company behind the series, seems to…


How cartoons are spoofing Vladimir Putin’s path to election victory


by Nate Beeler / Columbus Dispatch (CagleCartoons.com) 2018 AS VLADIMIR PUTIN cruised to presidential victory Sunday, the name that trailed him more closely than distant runner-up Grudinin was Novichok. Communist Party challenger Pavel…


Celeb birthdays for the week of March 25-31


March 25: Film critic Gene Shalit is 92. Singer Anita Bryant is 78. Singer Aretha Franklin is 76. Actor Paul Michael Glaser (TV’s “Starsky and Hutch”) is 75. Musician Elton John is 71. Actress Bonnie Bedelia is 70. Actress-comedian Mary…


Scandal-hit Weinstein Co. files for bankruptcy protection


The Weinstein Co. filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday with a buyout offer in hand from a private equity firm, the latest twist in its efforts to survive the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down co-founder Harvey Weinstein,…


Correction: Film-Tomb Raider-Fitness story


In a story March 16 about Alicia Vikander’s preparations for the new “Tomb Raider” film, The Associated Press reported erroneously that trainer and nutritionist Magnus Lygdback worked with Gal Gadot on “Wonder Woman.” He is training Gadot…


The Latest: Cuomo touts ‘wins’ as Cynthia Nixon enters race


The Latest on Cynthia Nixon running for New York governor (all times local):

Monday, Mar 19

Justin Timberlake may feel at home in the woods, but the arena is where he shines

His stop at the Capital One Arena didn’t redeem his album “Man of the Woods” but showed why he became a superstar.

Tickets for ‘Hamilton’ will be sold to the public starting next Monday


The Broadway smash will be at the Kennedy Center this summer. Technical glitches marred pre-sales to members, with as many as 80,000 in a waiting room at once.

After a ‘painful’ public shaming, this book was entirely rewritten


Keira Drake’s debut was slammed for using racial stereotypes for her characters. Unlike many authors, she rewrote the book.

John Oliver spoofs Pence family's new kids’ book with gay-themed ‘Marlon Bundo’ book

John Oliver's HBO show created a spoof of the new picture book about the Pence family's real — and real popular — pet rabbit, Marlon Bundo.

Sunday, Mar 18

Round House announces a $14 million plan that includes major renovation


The Bethesda troupe will stage ‘Oslo’ and ‘Doll’s House 2’ at the Lansburgh in 2019.

‘Koyaanisqatsi,’ film and soundtrack, back at Kennedy Center


The center’s Direct Current festival celebrates contemporary music and art — loudly.

Egypt censors play ‘Before the Revolution,’ director appeals


Egypt’s state censors prohibited the performance of a play just hours before its Sunday premiere in Cairo, the latest episode in authorities’ unrelenting crackdown on free speech.

At State Department, Heather Nauert’s star is ascendant


When the ax fell on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, his spokeswoman was half a world away, a distance he and his inner circle preferred and enforced.

Saturday, Mar 17

Lawyer: Porn star who alleges Trump affair has faced threats


A porn actress who said she had sex with Donald Trump before he became president has been threatened with physical harm, her attorney said Friday.

Friday, Mar 16

The New Yorker shows Trump naked on its latest cover — taking inspiration from Bob Dylan


FROM SEN. MARCO RUBIO to Stormy Daniels, vocal figures in President Trump’s orbit haven’t been shy about attempting to expose the commander in chief. Now, New Yorker artist Barry Blitt gets a shot at fleshing out his perception of Trump…

New ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ trailer reveals Thanos’s plan for the universe

From the very beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the plan has been to build to Thanos. Ten years after the MCU’s birth with 2008’s “Iron Man,” we have almost arrived at that moment. So it’s fitting that in the final trailer for…

TV has changed a lot, but one tradition remains: Put the duller shows on in March

“Instinct,” “For the People” and “Station 19” — more output from the content conveyor belt.

Jimmy Buffett’s music comes to Broadway and, well, the beach party’s a dud


“Escape to Margaritaville” is missing more than that shaker of salt.

Thursday, Mar 15

A non-gamer's guide to that time Drake played a video game on Twitch

For an hour, Drake played Fortnite with one of Twitch's most popular streamers, breaking viewing records.

If America fails its people again, what will the catastrophe look like?


Images of the internment of Japanese Americans cast a shadow on our own age

‘Black Panther’ puts spotlight on question of connection


When Jennifer Emejulu went to see “Black Panther,” the New Jersey resident didn’t feel like wearing any of the traditional Nigerian clothing she routinely wears for family parties.

Scotty McCreery is too nice to gloat about his first No. 1 song. But here's why he should.

After being dropped by his label, the “American Idol” winner released the emotional ballad “Five More Minutes” — and it went to the top of the charts.