Clean, Chic Not content to fill downtown lofts and suburban bungalows with squared-off sofas and massive mirrors, Crate & Barrel is going into the housekeeping business, t...
Film | The Reelist
When I teach film, I often use clips from Baz Luhrmann movies as examples of formal techniques — montage, say, or framing. His use of the structure of filmmaking to communic...
Ask the Advocate
Q: Every apartment I’ve ever lived in was supposed to be cleaned before I moved in, but it was always a mess when I got there. Is my landlord obligated to clean? Do I have a...
Sit! Stay! Top Pads For Pets
Like a lot of Washingtonians, Lucy and Ethel anxiously await the chance to mingle with friends at their daily 7 p.m. happy hour. The only difference is that their happy hour t...
Prada shoes at 70 percent off! Frette sheets for $150 a set, not $450! Four days at a Puerto Rican beach resort for the price of two! If you’re among the thousands of shoppe...
Metro isn’t known for its consistency. Riders can never be sure whether an escalator will be working, or how long they’ll have to wait for a train, or what the temperature...
Harper Becoming a Feared Hitter
Pitchers are taking notice of Bryce Harper. It’s hard not to, as the Nationals outfielder leads Washington in every major hitting category. He has 10 home runs, 21 RBIs and ...
Caps Missing the First Line
While Alex Ovechkin averaged a goal per game over the final 23 games of the regular season, his linemates — Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson — weren’t simply passe...
Olsen Aware He’s on the Hot Seat
Ben Olsen is starting to feel the pressure, and life isn’t about to get any easier for the D.C. United coach. Just days after acknowledging he’s on the hot seat, Olsen wil...
Food & Drink
Tours de Spirits
The world of wine can intimidate newbies, with its French phrases and terms like “blowzy” and “lightstruck.” Liquor, on the other hand, revolves around concepts nearly...
Telling a story in verse is difficult, especially when the story’s as funny, rambling and conceptually complex as Voltaire’s “Candide,” the French satirical novel publ...
That Do You Do!
In “The Great Gatsby,” out Friday, Carey Mulligan plays the impeccably bobbed Daisy. You too could look like her if you had diamond headbands and hours to spend with a fla...
The Facts of Sweetlife
It’s hard to believe that just four years ago, Sweetgreen’s Sweetlife festival was basically a Dupont Circle block party. Now, the homegrown restaurant’s music-and-food ...
Who the Heck Is … Bela Fleck?
Bela Fleck makes what Mumford & Sons do to the banjo sound criminal. The 54-year-old doesn’t just play the instrument for old-timey flair; he’s always pushing it in ne...
Broadcast Muse | Television
In a TV world where everyone wants to push the envelope, HBO is amping it down. “Family Tree” (Sun., 10:30 p.m.) is a gentle and effortlessly charming mockumentary from Ch...