Five late-night hosts will debut podcast to benefit striking writers

All the proceeds from “Strike Force Five” will benefit the late-night shows’ workers who are affected by the strikes, Spotify said.

By Praveena SomasundaramAugust 30, 2023

Neil Patrick Harris will direct Kennedy Center’s ‘Tick, Tick ... Boom!’

Kennedy Center stages Jonathan Larson musical, “Tick, Tick ... Boom!” directed by Neil Patrick Harris, starting Jan. 26.

By Peter MarksAugust 29, 2023

The inspiring story of the first Black Ivy League president

Ruth Simmons’s memoir is a love letter to everyone who helped her make her way out of poverty.

By Stacia L. BrownAugust 29, 2023

Germany drops sexual assault investigation of Rammstein lead singer

Prosecutors said there was no evidence of sexual assault and the women quoted in a number of press accounts had not reported to the public prosecutor.

By Kate BradyAugust 29, 2023

A heart-wrenching novel for fans of Emily St. John Mandel and Ted Chiang

In “Terrace Story,” Hilary Leichter invites us to explore a layered set of interlocking stories.

By Annie BerkeAugust 29, 2023

From the wires

For ‘Last of Us’ composer Gustavo Santaolalla, silence is key to drawing the audience in

“The Last of Us” composer Gustavo Santaolalla says he never felt like he was “just writing music” for a video game

By Leslie Ambriz | APAugust 28, 2023

‘Gran Turismo' and ‘Barbie’ are neck-and-neck at the box office

“Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story” and “Barbie” are in a dead heat for the box-office crown, with the video game adaptation just edging Greta Gerwig’s pop sensation, according to studio estimates Sunday

By Jake Coyle | APAugust 27, 2023

Jason Mraz is feeling free and curious — in music and in love

Two-time Grammy winner Jason Mraz released his latest album “Mystical Magical Rhythmical Radical Ride” in June, a pop record that’s a turn from his balladeering, acoustic persona

By Gary Gerard Hamilton | APAugust 25, 2023

The newest TV shows and movies to stream right now

What’s available on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Prime Video and more in May and June.

By Washington Post StaffAugust 28, 2023

Léa Garcia, Brazilian actress known for ‘Black Orpheus,’ dies at 90

She was credited with helping to expand the opportunities available to Black Brazilian actors on the stage and screen.

By Harrison SmithAugust 28, 2023

‘Bottoms’: Campy tale of high school losers comes out on top

Rachel Sennott and Ayo Edebiri star in “Bottoms,” an irreverent yet politically relevant queer-centric high school farce.

By Olivia McCormackAugust 28, 2023

He spent 7 years hand-painting a video game set inside Monet’s eye

Pat Naoum spent years painting every part of “The Master’s Pupil,” a puzzle platforming game set inside the eye of the impressionist master.

By Gene ParkAugust 28, 2023

Earthquake (the comedian) is ready to shake things up

Nathaniel Stroman, a Southeast Washington native who performs standup comedy under the name Earthquake, celebrates 30 years of comedy after a breakthrough year.

By Alexis P. WilliamsAugust 28, 2023

For Jennifer Weiner, biking is a coping mechanism — and a plot point

On a Saturday in D.C., Weiner shows how committed she is to one of her favorite pastimes while talking about her new book, “The Breakaway.”

By Stephanie MerryAugust 28, 2023

Four impressive short-story collections

New short-story collections from Kate Doyle, Jamel Brinkley, Alexandra Chang and LaToya Watkins.

By Annie BerkeAugust 28, 2023

Bob Barker gave us the grand prize of feeling a little bit better

Longtime broadcaster and “Price Is Right” host Bob Barker’s legend is evident in the continued, unaltered success of the CBS game show.

By Hank StueverAugust 27, 2023

Hollywood writers are still on strike. Here’s where WGA, studios stand.

They have differences over residuals for streaming shows, the use of AI, the number of writers that shows must use and lengths of employment.

By Erica WernerAugust 27, 2023

Monster hunters descend on Scotland for biggest Loch Ness search in 50 years

These monster hunters have drones and a hydrophone. They’re not just people “with binoculars and a tub of sandwiches,” an organizer says.

By Jennifer Hassan and Adela SulimanAugust 26, 2023

Bob Barker, unflappable ‘Price is Right’ emcee, dies at 99

The suave and self-assured master of ceremonies moved easily from radio in the late 1940s to television during its infancy and was a daytime star well into the Internet age.

By Adam Bernstein and Robin WebbAugust 26, 2023

‘Talk to Me’ speaks to everyone

The A24 horror isn’t this summer’s blockbuster, but its underlying themes speak to the moment while delighting the genre’s fans.

By Bethonie ButlerAugust 26, 2023

A loving tribute to Ernie Bushmiller, cartoonist of ‘Nancy’

In his graphic biography “Three Rocks,” Bill Griffith traces the rise of the man who created one of the most beloved comic strip characters of all time.

By Michael CavnaAugust 26, 2023

Can you belong to a place that never belonged to you?

Artist Shelley Niro’s people once lived along the Mohawk River. Mine too.

By Philip KennicottAugust 26, 2023

Netflix will send 10 extra DVDs to customers, and now says you can keep them

Netflix is shutting down its DVD business. But some fans and enthusiasts are getting some surprise copies.

By Herb ScribnerAugust 25, 2023