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8/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: ‘It’s manufactured death’

(image) Art Gutierrez comes to the corner of Kensington Avenue and Somerset Street every morning to buy heroin. What he’s actually getting in Philadelphia’s notorious open-air drug market is heroin laced with an even more potent additive, often in...



8/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: Trump again blames ‘both sides’

(image) new york — President Trump on Tuesday revived his declaration that “both sides” were to blame for deadly violence at a white supremacist rally over the weekend in Charlottesville, abandoning his message from a day earlier that had emphasized the...



8/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: Fleetingly united in a state of darkness

(image) The centerline of Monday’s total solar eclipse comes ashore about 10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on the rugged coast of Oregon near a place called Depoe Bay, where 40-ton gray whales spout and feed in the shallow water. At 2,000 mph the line, like one...



8/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: Factory workers quitting in droves
indianapolis — Kipp Glenn grew tired of standing for eighthour shifts, assembling steel furnace doors. His knees ached from 25 years on the concrete factory floor. So even after President Trump made his job at Carrier a symbol of American prosperity...



8/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: Rhetorical pivot reveals a president unleashed
When President Trump’s supporters rail against efforts to rein in his unpredictable, provocative behavior, they often call on White House aides, reporters and Republicans in Congress to “let Trump be Trump.” But from Capitol Hill to the American...



8/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: Decades after
taking a flag from a dead Japanese soldier, a U.S. Marine returned it to the man’s family.



8/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: Federal investigators
found a disconnected vent pipe in the room where natural gas built up before a lethal explosion in Silver Spring.



8/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: U.S. traffic
deaths this year have declined slightly from the first half of 2016, according to statistics.



8/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: GOP primaries
In Alabama, Sen. Luther Strange will face jurist Roy Moore in a runoff; in Utah, John Curtis wins the nomination for Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s seat.



8/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: Why Fat Elvis endures
The King died 40 years ago, at the lowest point of his career, and that could not have been worse in terms of what we recall about him.



8/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: No science on ‘no grain’
Sales of grain-free pet foods are spiking, but researchers say these are no healthier for dogs and cats.



8/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: Justice Department
officials blocked the DEA from acting on dozens of marijuana research requests.



8/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: The Islamic State
has stepped up efforts to target Iran, including recruiting Sunni minorities.



8/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: Two solar
manufacturers are pushing for tariffs on imports of solar cells, despite opposition.



8/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: The Senate subway
has become an unlikely backdrop to recent legislative goings-on.



8/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: Gerald T. Halpin
was the first developer in Tysons Corner.



8/16/2017: NEWS: U.S. highlights ISIS in religious freedom report

(image) Secretary of State Rex Tillerson highlighted abuses committed by the Islamic State group and Iran as he released a new survey Tuesday of religious rights and freedoms around the world. The first global report on the status of religious freedoms issued...



8/16/2017: NEWS: HAPPENING TODAY
For the latest updates all day, visit washingtonpost.com. All day President Trump departs Trump Tower in New York for Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., where he is expected to remain through Sunday. Visit washingtonpost.com/politics for...



8/16/2017: NEWS: CORRECTIONS
An Aug. 12 Metro article about a Maryland man making a state flag out of scalemail incorrectly said that aluminum was traditionally used for the scales in medieval armor. Aluminum was not invented until the 1800s. The article’s subject is using...



8/16/2017: NEWS: Washington Post iPad app
We bring you a richly designed reading experience — a replica of the printed newspaper, along with a 14-day archive, more than 40 comic strips, all Post blogs and real-time social media. The app gives you video, photo galleries, new search...



8/16/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Holocaust Memorial struck a second time

(image) The New England Holocaust Memorial in downtown Boston was vandalized Monday night by a 17-year-old who was immediately tackled by bystanders and held until police arrived, police said. A rock was hurled through a glass panel etched with numbers,...



8/16/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Trump revokes order on flood-risk planning
President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would streamline the approval process for building infrastructure such as roads, bridges and offices by eliminating a planning step related to climate change and flood dangers. Speaking in...



8/16/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Farmer to pay for plowing wetlands
A farmer will pay $1.1 million for plowing federally protected wetlands and streams, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday, closing a years-long legal battle that made him a rallying figure for critics of environmental regulation. The Justice...



8/16/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Suit says Kushner Cos. overcharges on rent
Residents of a building owned by the Kushner Cos. filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging the business once run by President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner is charging too much rent in violation of state regulations. The lawsuit in New York...



8/16/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Judge awards payoff to families of school shooting victims:
A judge in northeast Arkansas has awarded $150 million in a civil lawsuit to the families of five people who were fatally shot outside an Arkansas school in 1998. Andrew Golden and Mitchell Johnson set off a fire alarm at Westside Middle School in...



8/16/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Ala. Republican Senate hopefuls head to runo≠

(image) birmingham, ala. — Republican voters here put a bitter Senate campaign into overtime Tuesday, forcing Sen. Luther Strange into a runoff with conservative jurist Roy Moore for the right to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s old seat. Strange was...



8/16/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Pence praises Argentina, ups the pressure on Venezuela

(image) buenos aires — Vice President Pence celebrated Argentina as a model for a prosperous Latin America and vowed additional U.S. trade partnerships here Tuesday while also seeking to further isolate Venezuela and pressure its autocratic leader to reverse...



8/16/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Group says suspect in car attack not a member

(image) James Alex Fields Jr. held up a black shield emblazoned with Vanguard America’s logo, and he stood shoulder-to-shoulder with members of the self-proclaimed fascist group as they formed a barrier around a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee. At the white...



8/16/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Just who’s in the ‘alt-left’ being blamed for violence?
President Trump said Tuesday that there was plenty of blame shared for recent violence in Charlottesville, which left one person dead and 19 injured. He also used a term that some right-wing websites, commentators and Fox News personalities have for...



8/16/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: N.C. county hopes videos ID vandals

(image) County officials are using video footage to identify people who pulled down a Confederate statue in Durham, N.C., on Monday evening and plan to charge the offenders, according to the county sheriff. A crowd toppled the bronze statue of a soldier,...



8/16/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: ‘He has blinders on’: A father confronts his son’s racism

(image) All weekend, Pearce Tefft was fixated on his television. In his home in North Dakota, he flipped between news channels, watching protesters waving swastika flags, shouting “You will not replace us” and mimicking the salute to Hitler. He thought of his...



8/16/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: U.S.-Korea war game presents sensitive balancing act
The U.S. military is preparing to launch a major military exercise with South Korea in coming days and faces a dangerous balancing act: How do you reassure allies in the region that you are ready for a war with North Korea without provoking an actual...



8/16/2017: THE WORLD: Zimbabwe’s first lady is accused of assault
The wife of Zimbabwe’s president has been accused of assaulting a young woman at an upscale hotel in South Africa, though she did not show up for court Tuesday as police had indicated. It was not clear where Grace Mugabe was. Minister of Police Fikile...



8/16/2017: THE WORLD: Rouhani answers sanctions with threat
tehran — Iran’s president warned Tuesday that it could ramp up its nuclear program and quickly achieve a more advanced level if the United States continues “threats and sanctions” against his country, which signed a landmark nuclear accord with world...



8/16/2017: THE WORLD: Nearly 400 bodies found after mudslide
Rescue workers have recovered nearly 400 bodies from a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, the chief coroner said Tuesday, as morgues struggled to find space for all of the dead. Dozens of houses were buried when a...



8/16/2017: THE WORLD: Iran freezes local assets of BBC’s Farsi service staff:
An Iranian court order has frozen the local assets of more than 150 people associated with the BBC’s Farsilanguage service, the British broadcaster said, the latest effort by Tehran to crack down on the service’s popular newscasts. The BBC said the...



8/16/2017: THE WORLD: Pakistan’s ex-leader challenges disqualification by court:
A Pakistani official said former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has filed three petitions with the Supreme Court to challenge his disqualification and removal from office. The court disqualified Sharif after documents leaked from a Panama-based law firm...



8/16/2017: THE WORLD: ICC orders arrest of commander loyal to Libyan general:
The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for a Libyan commander said to have been involved in the killing of 33 captives in “cold blood” this year. Mahmoud al-Warfalli heads an anti-terrorism unit under Khalifa Hifter, who commands...



8/16/2017: THE WORLD: Migrant flow to Italy slows as Rome cracks down

(image) brussels — Italy’s top law enforcement official said Tuesday that his nation’s aggressive approach to halting migration across the Mediterranean was making progress, amid a steep drop in the number of migrants arriving on Italy’s shores in the past...



8/16/2017: THE WORLD: Europe’s far right appears split on violence in Va.
berlin — The European far right, once eager to make common cause with factions in the United States emboldened since the election of President Trump, struggled to respond to a show of force by white nationalists over the weekend that descended into...



8/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Plum position for CEOs becomes reputational risk under Trump

(image) President Trump had a message Tuesday for any chief executive who may be deliberating whether to stay on his advisory councils in the wake of a public outcry about his response to the violence in Charlottesville: If you leave, there are others who can...



8/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Man wins appeal in lawsuit against Spokeo
A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a California man’s lawsuit accusing Spokeo of publishing an online profile of him that was filled with errors. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 in favor of Thomas Robins, 15 months after the...



8/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Uber agrees to secure customers’ data
Uber agreed Tuesday to protect data and audit use of rider information to settle a federal government complaint that it deceived customers. The Federal Trade Commission alleged that Uber failed to secure data about rider trips and neglected to monitor...



8/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: ALSO IN BUSINESS
Amazon.com is rolling out U.S. pickup points where shoppers can retrieve items immediately after ordering them. The online retailer has launched “Instant Pickup” points around five college campuses, it said Tuesday. Shoppers on Amazon’s mobile app can...



8/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Huntington to pay $9.2 million in suit
Huntington Ingalls Industries will pay $9.2 million to settle civil charges that it violated the False Claims Act by overbilling for labor on U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships, the Justice Department said Tuesday. The company, the largest shipbuilder...



8/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: COMING TODAY
8:30 a.m.: Commerce Department releases housing starts for July. 2 p.m.: Federal Reserve releases minutes from its July interestrate meeting. Earnings: Target.



8/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: One of the enduring costs of racism in America
Racism has taken a toll on our society in many ways. One of its costs has been the lost economic mobility of generations of minorities. I nearly lost mine. Like so many, I watched the horridness that was on display in Charlottesville this past...



8/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Coach sees profits rise but falls short of hopes

(image) Profits at Coach, the high-end handbag company, nearly doubled in the most recent quarter, to $152 million, as part of the company’s aggressive turnaround efforts. But Wall Street had wanted more. Shares of the company’s stock tumbled more than 15...



8/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Wells Fargo shu±es board, names its first female chair
Wells Fargo, still struggling to move beyond its admission that it had opened millions of sham accounts for customers, announced Tuesday that it was shaking up its board of directors and replacing its chairman. Stephen W. Sanger, former chief...



8/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: CBO: With no subsidy, some ACA premiums to rise 20%
If President Trump follows through on his threat to stop paying billions of dollars of subsidies critical to insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, insurance premiums for certain plans would rise by 20 percent next year, according to a new...



8/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: A good call on China
FOR ALL his talk during the 2016 campaign about taking on China for “stealing” American jobs, President Trump has hardly launched the trade war against Beijing that many feared. He has not slapped across-the-board tariffs on Chinese goods; he has...



8/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Mr. Trump gives comfort to racists
TUESDAY WAS a great day for David Duke and racists everywhere. The president of the United States all but declared that he has their backs. When a white supremacist stands accused of running his car into a crowd of protesters, killing one and injuring...



8/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: The perilous guard shortage in Maryland’s prisons
MARYLAND’S STATE corrections system is looking for a few hundred good prison guards. The fact that it can’t find them is a problem that Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and lawmakers in Annapolis need to address sooner rather than later. In 2009, 752 guards were...



8/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Jamahri Sydnor’s senseless shooting death will not be the last one
Regarding the Aug. 14 Metro article “Stray bullet snuffs out radiant spirit, bright mind”: I was deeply saddened to read of the death of Woodrow Wilson High School graduate Jamahri Sydnor. Only days away from starting her college experience at Florida...



8/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: The military’s nuclear role
Regarding the Aug. 11 news article “Little to stop Trump if he orders nuclear attack”: The missing question is whether the military would act or decline to act. An order to launch a nuclear attack would pass from the president to the defense secretary...



8/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Uprooting white supremacy
Regarding the Metro Aug. 14 article “In Va., bipartisan censure of white supremacy”: I am grateful that many elected officials and candidates for office in Virginia were quick to condemn the ugly actions of white supremacists and racists in...



8/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: On health care, show us the money
Regarding Dana Milbank’s Aug. 13 Sunday Opinion column, “The Bernie Bros are coming to the Republicans’ rescue,” and the “new litmus test for Democrats,” I say, show me the money. Recently I emailed my congressional representative, Rep. Dave Brat...



8/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: The enlightening Aug. 12 Religion article
“Trump’s threat of ‘fire and fury’ ” showed how Americans who believe in an authoritarian God tend to prefer an authoritarian political leader. This explains a lot about our current politics. The article failed to mention one fact that reinforces its...



8/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: As a Marine veteran
and a 31-year veteran of the D.C. police, I think it’s time we take a look at the practice of trying to immortalize individuals with holidays, statues, buildings, parks and such. After all, each of us has the responsibility of participating as...



8/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: The alt-right president

(image) It’s a case of being careful what you wish for. Critics left, right and center panned President Trump for his initial refusal to denounce the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, where one person drove a car into counter-demonstrators, killing one and...



8/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Averting humanity’s deadliest tendency
James Fields Jr., charged with murder for allegedly driving his car into a crowd of strangers, is the latest evidence that white supremacy is a self-refuting proposition. There appears to be nothing at all “supreme” about the pudgy Ohioan. There’s a...



8/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Elvis’s all-American appeal
Ohillsboro, ohio n Wednesday, tens of thousands of fans will flock to Graceland to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. Today, Presley’s widespread influence and appeal are well established. But four decades ago, much of the media...



8/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Considering an end to the armistice
After weeks of belligerent rhetoric, North Korea took a pause Tuesday. But where is the mercurial Kim Jong Un headed next? U.S. officials are debating whether he may want direct talks with Washington about a formal treaty to replace the 1953 armistice...



8/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: How Partition led to dysfunction
Iwas a college student in the early ’90s, still in my teens, when I went to Pakistan for the first time. I was unaware then that my life ahead as a journalist would involve many reporting trysts with the country whose very birth had thrown my family’s...



8/16/2017: METRO: Some racism isn’t as loud as white nationalists
The anger and violence of the white nationalists who marched on Charlottesville has awakened many people to the inyour-face racists who supposedly had been left behind to another era. Now you know — Jim Crow’s grandchildren have goose-stepped their way...



8/16/2017: METRO: Hogan calls for removal of divisive Md. statue
annapolis — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced Tuesday that he wants to remove from the State House grounds a statue of Roger B. Taney, a U.S. Supreme Court justice and slavery defender who penned in the infamous 1857 Dred Scott decision that...



8/16/2017: METRO: MEMBER EXCLUSIVES
A “Reel” Deal: Free Tickets to an Advance Screening of Crown Heights on August 29 at Regal Gallery Place Director Matt Ruskin tells the true story of 18-year-old ColinWarner (Lakeith Stanfield) who is wrongfully convicted of murder, and his best...



8/16/2017: METRO: DID YOU KNOW?
Fit For a King: Free Tickets to the Maryland Renaissance Festival Beginning August 26 Near Annapolis Enjoy continuous merriment in the forests and glades with more than 140 artisans, five taverns, 42 food and beverage emporiums, masters of knife...



8/16/2017: METRO: THE DAILY QUIZ
What part of the bird is a chicken’s gizzard? (Hint: Check out the article on cutting up a whole chicken in today’s Food section.) EARN 5 POINTS: Find the answer, and then go to washingtonpost.com/postpoints, Quizzes to enter the correct response.



8/16/2017: METRO: Drinking and thinking: Was ‘meet-and-greet’ really coined in the District?

(image) The phone rang, I picked it up, and a voice asked me to hold for Tommy Curtis. That’s Tommy “The Matchmaker” Curtis, who for 18 years presided over the Yacht Club, a singles “experience” — let’s not call it something as crass as a singles “bar” — in a...



8/16/2017: METRO: Police have warrant for suspect in slaying
D.C. police are searching for a 24year-old man they identified as a suspect in the early-morning killing of a Severn, Md., man during a double shooting near the Georgetown waterfront July 8. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Demarius Anton...



8/16/2017: METRO: Police describe suspect in sex abuse of girl, 5
Fairfax County police have released a sketch of a man they think abducted and sexually assaulted a 5-year-old girl Sunday. The man took the girl from a common area of an apartment complex in the 6700 block of Tower Drive in the Alexandria section of...



8/16/2017: METRO: Md. candidate, others arrested at protest
Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous, a former NAACP president, and Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) were among those arrested at an immigration protest near the White House on Tuesday. At least 80 people joined a march defending the 2012...



8/16/2017: METRO: Teen, 13, is arrested in attempted carjacking
D.C. police have arrested a second 13-year-old boy in the armed carjacking attempt of a woman in the Brightwood neighborhood of Northwest Washington. Police charged him with carjacking and assault with a dangerous weapon in the Aug. 10 attack in the...



8/16/2017: METRO: Lincoln Memorial vandalized with paint
The Lincoln Memorial was vandalized with red spray paint early Tuesday, authorities said. About 4:30 a.m., graffiti was found on a column at the memorial, the National Park Service said in a statement. The graffiti was difficult to read, the statement...



8/16/2017: METRO: Pedestrian killed when driver leaves road
A woman was killed in Fairfax County on Tuesday when a car apparently swerved off a road and hit her, police said. They said the driver may have suffered a medical emergency before the incident on Beulah Street south of the Franconia-Springfield...



8/16/2017: METRO: English learners narrowing gap in reading skills
Eighty percent of Virginia students passed state reading tests this year, equal to the previous year’s results, as data released Tuesday showed minimal changes in performance on several academic subjects. But English learners made significant strides...



8/16/2017: METRO: Women in rammed car sue white nationalists
Two women injured during the chaos surrounding a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville last week have filed a $3 million lawsuit against individuals they say were the organizers and naming more than two dozen right-wing and neoNazi groups in a...



8/16/2017: METRO: Charlottesville helicopter also crashed in 2010, NTSB says
The Bell 407 helicopter involved in the weekend crash that killed two Virginia State Police officers in Charlottesville had crashed in 2010, officials with the National Transportation Safety Board confirmed Tuesday. That crash occurred in May 2010,...



8/16/2017: METRO: Arrest after carjacking while fleeing officers
A man running from D.C. police carjacked a motorist at gunpoint late Monday morning and was quickly arrested after crashing into another car along New York Avenue NE, according to authorities. Police said they recovered a .45-caliber Hi-Point handgun...



8/16/2017: OBITUARIES: Celebrated role model for aspiring female mathematicians

(image) Cathleen S. Morawetz, whose achievements in mathematics found widespread practical use, helped open her profession to other women and made her the first female mathematician to receive the National Medal of Science, died Aug. 8 at her home in New York....



8/16/2017: OBITUARIES: Arkansas football coach led Razorbacks to national title

(image) Frank Broyles, who guided the University of Arkansas to its lone national football championship and later molded the overall program as its athletic director, died Aug. 14. He was 92. The cause was complications from Alzheimer’s disease, according to...



8/16/2017: OBITUARIES: Pushed India into the Space Age

(image) For many Western observers in the 1960s and ’70s, India’s fledgling space program seemed the result of wishful, even misguided thinking — a clumsy, multi-million-rupee effort to launch satellites and rockets rather than antipoverty programs and...



8/16/2017: OBITUARIES: OF NOTE
Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Thomas Korth, Howard University music professor Thomas Korth, 73, a jazz pianist who taught music theory and composition at Howard University for 34 years, died June 25 at his...



8/16/2017: THE WEATHER: Two killings six days apart worry Anacostia
Two fatal shootings in less than a week in Anacostia’s central business district have unnerved residents and left a local leader worried that the violence could derail the historic neighborhood’s attempt to overcome a dangerous reputation. Kenneth...



8/16/2017: THE WEATHER: U.Va. president defends handling of march

(image) The University of Virginia’s president Tuesday defended the school’s response to torch-wielding white nationalists who marched on campus last week, saying that university police were aware in advance of the event but that the demonstrators changed...



8/16/2017: STYLE: No shame in reimagining Lewinsky

(image) Irony is wasted on the young. The first time that kids born during the Monica Lewinsky scandal were old enough to vote in a presidential election, their choices were Bill Clinton’s wife and a former beauty pageant owner who bragged about sexually...



8/16/2017: STYLE: Cartoonist: Real message was derailed
Across the political spectrum, cartoonists ranging from Lisa Benson (on the right) to Clay Jones (on the left) have turned to a “Trump train” as visual metaphor. But it was a doctored version of Gary Varvel’s presidential locomotive that was retweeted...



8/16/2017: STYLE: Kesha, what country could do for you
When a pop star survives a humiliating scandal with mettle and grace, is it heartless to call her big comeback album anything less than a triumph? Try listening to Kesha’s “Rainbow” with two fingers pressed to your jugular and you might feel something...



8/16/2017: STYLE: Forever he reigns

(image) A painting of Elvis Presley on a building in Tupelo, Miss., where he was born. There and in Memphis, the icon who died 40 years ago remains in the spotlight.



8/16/2017: THE RELIABLE SOURCE: Platt signing off from ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ this fall

(image) Ben Platt, who more than three years ago spoke the words and sang the music of “Dear Evan Hansen” for the first time, going on to win the Tony Award in June for best actor in a musical, will leave the celebrated musical in the fall, the show’s...



8/16/2017: THE RELIABLE SOURCE: The anatomy of Trump’s Twitter feed

(image) After President Trump’s controversial retweets Tuesday morning— he shared and then quickly deleted two posts, one showing a “Trump train” running over a CNN reporter and another from a right-wing conspiracy theorist — we figured it was worth a look at...



8/16/2017: THE RELIABLE SOURCE: 20 years later, Bosstones’ ‘Let’s Face It’ reemerges as an anti-racism anthem

(image) Twenty years ago the ska band the Mighty Mighty Bosstones released “Let’s Face It,” an album that today is having a renaissance in the summer of hate. The title track from the record has begun to circulate on social media and emerge as an optimistic...



8/16/2017: THE RELIABLE SOURCE: I’m Eastern European, you know; [we’ve] got these dark souls. That dark Slovenian soul is about to come out.”

(image) — Actress and President Trump critic Helen Mirren, on the strange kinship she feels with first lady Melania Trump, in an interview with Allure magazine



8/16/2017: BOOK WORLD: POETRY

(image) Frank Bidart has long challenged readers — and convention — with a complexity and originality not often seen in American poetry. Now with Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965 2016 (FSG), readers can gain a deeper understanding of how Bidart’s writing...



8/16/2017: BOOK WORLD: Death and deception on a gorgeous Greek island

(image) Here’s one way to distinguish literary fiction from genre fiction: In genre writing, the action is in the plot; in literary, the action is in the prose. Christopher Bollen, editor at large at Interview magazine, reveals a graceful prose style in his...



8/16/2017: BOOK WORLD: LITERARY CALENDAR
Tonight | 7 P.M. Suzy Hansen, a contributing writer for the New York Times, will read from “Notes on a Foreign Country,” about her time as a journalist reporting from places including Turkey, Greece, Egypt and Afghanistan, at Politics and Prose.



8/16/2017: BOOK WORLD: Totally Hip Video Book Review
In this week’s episode, Ron Charles considers the history of slut-shaming. To watch, go to wapo.st/jane



8/16/2017: TELEVISION: Quick-as-can-be coleslaw, juicy-as-can-be oranges — and the sweet lowdown
Dear Heloise: You had a recipe for fast coleslaw that was easy to make and had a nice taste to it. Having just graduated from college and moved into my first apartment, I have to prepare my own meals, and I’d love to have that recipe. Tiffany B.,...



8/16/2017: TELEVISION: TV HIGHLIGHTS

(image) America’s Got Talent (NBC at 8) Seven of the top 12 contestants will move on to the semifinals. Season 11 winner Grace VanderWaal performs. MasterChef (Fox at 8) The top dozen contestants cater to 50 VIP guests at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The Real...