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‘Roma’ lives up to lofty expectations with a beautiful portrait of domestic life

Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” has been the talk of the international film world since it won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in September, and at first — but only at first — it’s hard to see exa... read more

NPR's Favorite Movies Of 2018

Glen Weldon If Beale Street Could Talk Director Barry Jenkins faces huge expectations in following up the Oscar ... Glen Weldon Roma In luminous black and white images, every frame worthy of framing, ... read more

Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’ Poised to Finally Bring Netflix a Best Picture Oscar Nomination

The 56-year-old filmmaker’s ode to youth, memory and the medium that would become his life is as indelible ... is a towering humanist portrait. But while the film’s intimacy is its hallmark, in true C... read more

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Special Report: The two lives of Angela Merkel

One clue, standing on a shelf behind her desk, is a small portrait ... authority in the domestic sphere. What’s gone wrong? Besides German objections to bailing out tax-evading Greeks, Merkel in many ... read more

‘Searching for Ingmar Bergman’ finds he wasn’t always likable

So maybe he’s less inscrutable and more of a jerk. ‘Roma’ lives up to lofty expectations with a beautiful portrait of domestic life ‘The Favourite’ has the kingdom, the power, the glory and a touch of ... read more

On the fourth death anniversary of my mother

On the fourth anniversary of that dark day, indelible in the history of Pakistan, when our greatest leader and our best hope was ripped from our lives and our future ... to help women who suffered fro... read more

Part II: Adam Minter on China’s Scrap Trade and the Environment

In his new book “Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade” (Bloomsbury Press), Adam Minter paints a Dickensian portrait of China’s massive ... why America’s Christmas tree lights end ... read more

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Lady Gaga Will Never Be the Same After ‘A Star Is Born’

Her vulnerable portrait of a fledgling ... viewer for most of her life. “I used to wrap myself in an Afghan or my grandmother’s knitted blanket and stand on a podium while I watched the Oscars,” says ... read more

The 15 Best TV Shows Of The 2012/2013 Season

With ratings dipping in the summer, new shows tend to be unveiled in September or early fall, and are usually wrapping up by May. The rise of cable ... to take a look at some of the best TV of the 201... read more

The punctuated equilibrium of culture

Recently Megan Mcardle had a post up where she expressed curiosity as to why “futurists ... but it does load our die in terms of expectations. But I think it is somewhat different when it comes to cul... read more

Pharrell, JoAnn Falletta and Pusha T. grab Grammy award nominations

Local favorites earn Grammy nominations, which were announced Friday morning. Elsewhere: Virginia Symphony Orchestra's brass performs Wednesday at Chesapeake Conference Center; Chesapeake Community Me... read more

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