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There are several good reasons to read this well-written book:
Let’s play historical supposition. Suppose, for instance, that sequestered among Lyndon B. Johnson’s files exists a letter between him and Lee Harvey Oswald.
Albert Victor, Prince of Wales and future King Edward VII, is back.
Have you ever wondered how your life would be altered had things turned out differently? In her fast-paced yet profound début novel, “If, Then,” Kate Hope Day explores just that.
What is Fredericksburg’s favorite color?
“ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL” (PG-13) 2.5 STARS
To paraphrase Mark Twain, “Reports of the death of the circus are greatly exaggerated.” The Big Apple Circus, now in its 41st year and at National Harbor, is attracting huge audiences. Its popularity is in an upsurge, not because it has incorporated high-tech special effects or expanded to f…
There’s something about “Slow Burn” by Kacey Musgraves. It’s been in my head since she won the Grammy for album of the year. Her voice is beautiful, even ethereal, and the song is a delicate bit of acoustic silk—the drums don’t even kick in until the minute-40 mark. On the other hand, the ly…
WASHINGTON—The Vietnam War, which tore this country apart and forever changed its politics and culture, has never been the subject of a Smithsonian exhibition.
Politically unstable environments can foster prolific artistic careers. In going through the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ newest show—“Hollar’s Encyclopedic Eye: Prints from the Frank Raysor Collection,” I overheard a visitor ask, “Who would have thought if you want to see [England’s] Charl…
“No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History” promises to be a tale of violence and terror. And it is. But it is much more.
Anthropologists from the islands skirting Australia report a common experience. Friendly villagers warn the visitor against the dangerous inhabitants over the next hill: they’re blood-thirsty cannibals, etc. When the field worker ventures into that no-man’s-land, he is warned the villagers h…
It has been a long time since I have read a novel story is at once so pulse-pounding and so literary, but Karen Thompson Walker’s new novel, “The Dreamers” is truly the whole package.
Chesterfield County student Shayla Winn wowed the nation on “American Idol” this week and moved Lionel Richie to tears.
Update: Chesterfield student, Shayla Winn, wowed the "American Idol" judges during her on-air audition on March 6 and won a golden ticket to Hollywood.
I’m not going to lie, a vegetarian restaurant was a bit of a tough sell for my carnivorous crew. My Deli Soup—the name might conjure up cold cuts, but trust me, there’s no beef, pork or chicken on tap—sounded great to those in our group who can stomach the idea of a diet leaner on meat. But …
"Juanita," the Netflix feature film filmed in Virginia, starring Alfre Woodard and Blair Underwood, finally gets an air date of March 8.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has announced its line-up for the new season of Flowers After 5, a casual concert series on Thursday nights starting in June and running through September.
There comes a time in most people’s lives when they realize the basic building block of the universe is bull[expletive]. Frank Zappa said it’s stupidity, but stupidity needs something to feed on, and that’s bull[expletive]. It’s a chicken-or-the-egg situation.
Bill Traylor won’t be found in any art history books, but the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s exhibit of “Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor” is proof positive that his art is made from the stuff that is history.
Since slime was first introduced in the mid-’70s and sold in a miniature trash can, the squishy, slippery substance has thrilled generations of children—and parents who couldn’t resist its allure. The folks at the Science Museum of Virginia are hosting a special Science After Dark event high…
“Freaky Friday” is getting a fresh look for a new generation, and theatergoers can catch a musical adaptation of the mother-daughter body-swapping classic at Chancellor High School, starting (you guessed it) Friday. The high school’s spring musical is a collaboration between the theater and …
One of FloydFest's evergreen functions is introducing new bands to festival-goers. With the festival's On the Rise competition, it's interactive.
IF I HAD to choose between reading nonfiction history or historical fiction, I’d choose young adult sci–fi. Meaning, history is not in my comfort zone. It conjures memories of poring over 500-page textbooks with a highlighter, trying to stay awake and hoping for a passing grade in American H…
A publicist for Luke Perry says the "Riverdale" and "Beverly Hills, 90210" star has died. He was 52.
Zachary R. Wood, author of “Uncensored: My Life and Uncomfortable Conversations at the Intersection of Black and White America,” will speak at noon Tuesday at the Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St., as part of the Carole Weinstein Author Series.
J.M. Barrie created an enchanting world of make-believe with fun and memorable characters. There’s Peter Pan and The Lost Boys, Captain Hook, Tinker Bell, and let’s not forget the Darling children and their adorable caretaker dog, Nana.
Norma Woodward got her first camera when she was 12. It was a Brownie Hawkeye—the little, boxy kind Kodak made between 1949 and 1961.
Since forming American Aquarium 13 years ago while a student at N.C. State, frontman BJ Barham has seen the band’s personnel change multiple times. Usually the changes evolved gradually as members quit for personal reasons, but in 2017 the band completely changed members, leaving Barham as t…
I once harbored an obsession with “It Rains Everywhere I Go,” a bluegrass tune by Lynne Morris. I played the song a lot, and would tell other people to listen to it. I loved the lilting banjo melody, the gentle bounce of the rhythm and Morris’ delicate voice. My friends asked if anything was wrong.
Area families will have an opportunity to experience two world-class performing arts groups this weekend as the Mark Morris Dance Group and the creatures of Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium take the stage at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts.
810 Weekend Gallery, 810 Caroline St. New works by Beverley Coates (watercolors), Penny A. Parrish (photography) and Lynn Abbott (acrylics and oils). First Friday reception 6-8:30 p.m. 540/371-4099.
When you spend as much time in the kitchen as I do, you pick up a few tricks along the way. Some are designed to simplify recipe prep work. Others help make cleanup easier, which means I can instead use those precious minutes to enjoy what I cooked—or chase a toddler, or sit down for (just) …
After a few days as a guest in “The Paragon Hotel,” Lyndsay Faye’s historical fiction novel, I feel as though I’ve truly been on a trip. Through Harlem when it was more Italian than African–American; through Prohibition; Portland, Ore., in 1921; the early days of the Italian Mafia, the black…