Who the Heck Is? … Jen Kirkman
She doesn’t have kids, she doesn’t want to have kids and she doesn’t plan to have kids. The title of the 38-year-old comedian’s new memoir, “I Can Barely Take Care o...
Broadcast Muse | Television
Mindy Makes Good
Mindy, you get better every week! “The Mindy Project” is the Fox sitcom in which actor/writer/producer Mindy Kaling plays a Big Apple doc obsessed with rom-coms and unluck...
Comedy | Inside Jokes
An Off-Beat Path
Since “Portlandia” premiered in 2011, IFC has been reinventing itself as the home of off-beat original comedy. Last week, the network announced 11 concepts it’s consider...
Special Election Preview
Anita Bonds Democrat DC Democratic Party Chairwoman, and Interim Council Member What is the single biggest problem or issue in the District right now? The lack of affordable h...
Let the Record Show
Saturday is Record Store Day, that hallowed annual event when record stores say, “Hey! Remember us?” Vinylheads line up at the coolest stores (Jack White’s Third Man Rec...
Books | Food & Drink
Face Time: Alex Guarnaschelli
One of only a few women to have earned the title Iron Chef, Alex Guarnaschelli — a Food Network host, judge and competitor — has released her first cookbook, “Old-School...
In the Bigs
Chadwick Boseman delivers a crowd-pleasing performance in “42.” Which was a problem. The crowd was supposed to boo. While filming the biopic, in which the Howard Universit...
Minding the Gaps
There goes Danny Boyle again, venturing deep into the mind of another main character. It’s what the director did with “Trainspotting,” “127 Hours” and “Slumdog Mil...
Film | The Reelist
A Raptor Phobia
“Jurassic Park 3D” opened last week, 20 years after the flat version stomped into theaters. I will not be seeing it. Though 2-D-to-3-D conversion has gotten immeasurably b...
Oh, of course your kid enjoys a night at the symphony, probably preceded by a tasting menu that is emphatically chicken-nugget-free. Getting most kids exposed to music and the...
Broadcast Muse | Television
Every scene in the sixth-season premiere of “Mad Men” (AMC, Sundays, 10 p.m.) seemed to be symbolic of something. But … what? As an English major, I would like to propos...
A Destination Exhibit
Most smartphone owners have felt it — GPS Shame. It strikes when you fire up an app to locate a building 200 feet away. How did anyone get anywhere before Google Maps? “Ti...
Nikki Enfield wants to hear what you have to say. So much so that she’s inviting you to a bar where the two of you can talk. Along with anyone else who shows up. Enfield is ...
With “42” out Friday, non-sports-history people probably think there’s finally a movie about Douglas Adams (non-Adams people just missed that joke). It’s the jersey nu...
A Step in the Rights Direction
To the ancient Greeks and Mesopotamians, the Persians were the neighbors from hell. There was an exception: Cyrus the Great, who launched the Persian Empire by conquering Baby...