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4/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: Desperate to avoid deportation

(image) sterling heights, mich. — The charter flight left on a Wednesday with eight Iraqis on board. By the following evening, the large Iraqi immigrant community in this Detroit suburb was roiled with rumors about why, with news of the departure morphing as...



4/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: Wall, Wizards advance

(image) Wizards guard John Wall, right, embraces backcourt mate Bradley Beal after Washington beat the Atlanta Hawks, 115-99, in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Wall scored 42 points, including 19 in the fourth quarter, to lead the...



4/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: Abrupt shifts on NAFTA throw allies off balance
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and most of his government were miles away from Mexico City on Wednesday, sitting on a grandstand under the hot midday sun, watching an aviation demonstration at a military base, when the news started to filter...



4/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: A reality check for Trump on economy
President Trump came into office promising to make the economy grow at rates the United States hasn’t seen for decades. On Friday, as the government reported that the U.S. economy expanded in the first quarter at its slowest pace in three years, he got...



4/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: Spending deal halts shutdown for a week
Congress voted overwhelmingly Friday to keep federal agencies open for another week, defying President Trump’s desire for action on both a border wall and overhauling the health-care system by concentrating on what lawmakers viewed as the greater...



4/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: Programming surge proves to be bad plot twist for TV writers
Stuart Zicherman knows he has an enviable job as a Hollywood television writer. Right now, he’s working on plot twists for the acclaimed HBO series “Divorce,” starring Sarah Jessica Parker. Last year, he worked on Showtime’s “The Affair.” Before that,...



4/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: The Luxury Issue
Spring is about transformation, and that idea is explored in a variety of realms including art, food and fashion.



4/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: Authentically divey
Our columnists are scouring the nation to find the quirkiest, grungiest, most interesting bars you could ever hope to drink in.



4/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: Who was caught in February immigration raids?
Half had no criminal conviction or had traffic convictions.



4/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: U.S. again warns N. Korea
Then Asian nation fires missile.



4/29/2017: FRONT PAGE: Trump’s executive orders
Directives mixed with fanfare give illusion of action, analysts say.



4/29/2017: NEWS: President vows to ‘come through’ for the NRA

(image) atlanta — On the eve of his 100th day in office, President Trump made a triumphant return before members of the National Rifle Association, promising a group that was one of his earliest and most enthusiastic supporters that he will “never infringe on...



4/29/2017: NEWS: Trump order seeks to expand offshore drilling
President Trump signed an executive order Friday that aims to expand offshore drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, as well as assess whether energy exploration can take place in marine sanctuaries in the Pacific and Atlantic. The “America-First...



4/29/2017: NEWS: Washington Post iPad app

(image) 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...



4/29/2017: NEWS: Breitbart is rejected for Capitol press pass
Breitbart News Network, a conservative media organization once headed by Stephen K. Bannon, a top adviser to President Trump, isn’t qualified to hold a congressional press pass. A committee of journalists who oversee news media access to Congress...



4/29/2017: NEWS: North Korea detains another U.S. citizen
North Korea has detained another U.S. citizen, a Korean American professor, bringing to three the number of Americans being held in the country. Kim Sang-duk was arrested at Pyongyang’s international airport Friday as he was waiting to board a flight...



4/29/2017: NEWS: Judge blocks Trump’s ‘sanctuary city’ order
A federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday temporarily halted President Trump’s executive order threatening to withhold unspecified federal funding from cities and towns that refuse to cooperate with immigration authorities.



4/29/2017: NEWS: Virginia’s first lady mulls run for Congress
Dorothy McAuliffe, the wife of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, said this week that she is weighing a run for the Democratic nomination to challenge Rep. Barbara Comstock (R) in the 10th Congressional District next year.



4/29/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Antiabortion activist is appointed to HHS position
President Trump announced Friday that he will appoint Charmaine Yoest, one of the nation’s most prominent antiabortion activists, to a high-level post in the Department of Health and Human Services. Yoest, a former Reagan administration official who...



4/29/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: To preserve a larger surveillance program, NSA halts email practice
The National Security Agency has ended a controversial surveillance practice of collecting email traffic merely because it contains the email address or phone number of a foreign target, a procedure that greatly increased the chances that purely...



4/29/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Former educator gets four years in prison
The former head of Chicago Public Schools was sentenced to more than four years in prison Friday for steering $23 million in city contracts to education firms for a cut of more than $2 million in kickbacks. A tearful Barbara ByrdBennett, who held top...



4/29/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Friendly fire investigated in deaths of 2 Army Rangers in Afghanistan
The U.S. military has launched an investigation into the deaths of two elite Army Rangers in Afghanistan early Thursday, saying they may have been killed by friendly fire during a three-hour battle with Islamic State militants. Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers,...



4/29/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: George H.W. Bush released from hospital
Former president George H.W. Bush has been released from a Houston hospital where he received treatment for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis during a two-week stay. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement that Bush, 92, was...



4/29/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Vaccine supply for yellow fever dwindles
U.S. health officials warned Friday that the country’s supply of yellow fever vaccine is dwindling and will likely be gone by the summer — with no way to make more because of a manufacturing problem. The shortage comes at a troubling time. Multiple...



4/29/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Doctor linked to senator is convicted
A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N. J.). Salomon Melgen faces 15 to 20...



4/29/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Big wins elude splintered Republican Party led by wild card in White House

(image) As Republicans reach the end of their first hundred days of controlling all the levers of power in Washington, the euphoria that accompanied Donald Trump’s unexpected presidential victory is giving way to realism about the limits of how much they can...



4/29/2017: THE WORLD: Pope preaches tolerance in an unsteady Egypt

(image) cairo — Pope Francis urged Muslim leaders Friday to reject extremist violence in God’s name and preach messages of tolerance, delivering a powerful call for action at a time when Islamist militants are persecuting Christians across the region. He...



4/29/2017: THE WORLD: Macedonia violence splits West and Russia
skopje, macedonia — Macedonia’s night of violence that saw protesters storm parliament and attack lawmakers elicited diametrically opposed reactions from world powers Friday, with Russia blaming the West for meddling in the Balkan nation’s internal...



4/29/2017: THE WORLD: Leaders will embrace a united Ireland
European Union leaders at a Brexit summit Saturday will give a formal undertaking to embrace the British province of Northern Ireland in the E.U. if a referendum unites the island, diplomats said Friday. Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has asked...



4/29/2017: THE WORLD: Tehran’s mayor slams Rouhani in debate
Tehran’s mayor and presidential candidate Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf accused President Hassan Rouhani’s administration Friday of dishonesty, mismanagement and supporting the rich at the expense of the poor in the first debate between the six presidential...



4/29/2017: THE WORLD: Thousands of activists rally against Sharif
Thousands of supporters of popular opposition leader Imran Khan rallied in Islamabad on Friday to call for the resignation of Pakistan’s prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, over corruption allegations. The rally came a week after Pakistan’s Supreme Court,...



4/29/2017: THE WORLD: Strike protesting labor, pension laws halts much of Brazil:
Public transport largely came to a halt across much of Brazil on Friday as demonstrators blocked roads and clashed with police in a general strike to protest proposed changes to labor laws and the pension system. President Michel Temer’s administration...



4/29/2017: THE WORLD: Protesters force closure of Muslim schools in Burma:
Ultranationalist Buddhist monks and their supporters have forced the closing of two Muslim schools in Rangoon, Burma’s biggest city, in a reminder that religious strife remains a threat to the country’s stability. About a dozen monks and scores of...



4/29/2017: THE WORLD: Calls for Ark. execution probe decried
little rock, ark. — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Friday that he sees no reason for anything beyond a routine review of the state’s execution procedures after a condemned inmate lurched and convulsed 20 times during a lethal injection that involved...



4/29/2017: THE WORLD: Trump reverses course over Taiwan

(image) shanghai — President Trump said Thursday that he would not speak directly with Taiwan’s president without first checking with Chinese President Xi Jinping, a striking reversal sure to rile Taipei and please Beijing. Trump’s comments, made in an...



4/29/2017: THE WORLD: Trump’s comments leave Seoul confused

(image) seoul — The South Korean government reeled Friday over President Trump’s sudden insistence that he expects Seoul to pay $1 billion for a missile defense system that many here do not want, the latest in a series of slights against one of the United...



4/29/2017: THE WORLD: ‘We don’t know if Otto still exists’

(image) seoul — Cindy Warmbier sent three huge Chinese-style lanterns up into the sky over Cincinnati on Dec. 12. “I love you, Otto,” she said as they floated away, imagining that her son, turning 22 that day, might see them from wherever he was being held in...



4/29/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Restaurant chains may pay for overindulging

(image) Last year was a disastrous one for Chipotle, as the burrito behemoth grappled with the fallout from a food contamination scare and problems such as slowmoving lines and untidy restaurants. Its sales continued to decline, and investors punished its...



4/29/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: ALSO IN BUSINESS
Exxon Mobil beat first- quarter profit expectations as losses on U. S. oil and natural gas wells were more than offset by overseas barrels commanding higher prices. New chief executive Darren Woods is focusing on diverse drilling prospects to replenish...



4/29/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Court gives Trump small victory in push against Obama’s Clean Power Plan
A federal court on Friday granted the Trump administration’s request to suspend lawsuits against the Clean Power Plan rule, signaling the likely end of President Barack Obama’s signature climate policy. The order from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...



4/29/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: The Phillips 66

(image) Wood River Refinery stands in Roxana, Ill., on Tuesday. Phillips 66 released earnings figures on Friday. Phillips 66’s adjusted earnings for the first quarter of the year were $294 million, or $0.56 per share, which was $0.51 per share ahead of the...



4/29/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: GM reports record income in first quarter
People are buying more SUVs and trucks — and paying General Motors handsomely for them — pushing the company’s first- quarter net income up 34 percent to a record $ 2.6 billion. U. S. sales of large SUVs such as the Chevrolet Tahoe rose nearly 15...



4/29/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Board may consider bankruptcy filing
Puerto Rico’s federal overseers took a first step Friday toward considering the use of bankruptcy- like proceedings to allow the island to be freed from $ 70 billion of debt. The U. S. territory’s oversight board, which was created to help resolve the...



4/29/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: There could be a huge downside to grounding your children from social media
It all used to be so simple: Break the rules, get grounded and be forbidden from hanging out with your friends. Nowadays, parents have added cutting off access to social media to the list of punishments. But a social media ban might not have its...



4/29/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Heineken and Pepsi: Tale of two commercials
They were strangers a world apart, brought together by a beer commercial billed as a social experiment. Along the way, they bridge political divides — with a little help from Heineken. The social media success of the beermaker’s new “Open Your World”...



4/29/2017: FREE FOR ALL: It was even better in color

(image) The April 17 front-page photograph accompanying the article “In Iowa, the meaning of a life, a death and another cup of coffee” was extraordinary. Taken by photographer Michael S. Williamson, it was in color — and what color indeed. A small market at...



4/29/2017: FREE FOR ALL: When lashes signify much more than meets the eye

(image) I am a 64-year-old cancer survivor who immensely enjoyed the April 12 Style article “The age of lavish lashes.” I went bald years ago while successfully fighting metastatic endometrial cancer, the same illness that claimed the life of journalist Gwen...



4/29/2017: FREE FOR ALL: One way to tee off readers

(image) I suspect serious golfers cringed when they spotted the headline “The president who golfed too much” [Sunday Opinion, April 23]. I’ve been playing golf for more than 60 years and have never heard a serious golfer use “golf” as a verb, even though you...



4/29/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Great teacher, less great backdrop

(image) Regarding the April 17 Metro article “Students and peers at Rockville High call educator a passionate, tireless teacher”: As The Washington Post Teacher of the Year, Rockville High School English teacher Sean Pang could have at least been shown...



4/29/2017: FREE FOR ALL: In Syria, Muslim women can inherit wealth
Priyanka Kumar’s otherwise excellent April 16 Book World review, “Grandmother’s life in Syria: Moments of beauty and fear,” of Alia Malek’s new book, “The Home That Was Our Country,” may have given readers the wrong impression about inheritance laws...



4/29/2017: FREE FOR ALL: An erudite sea turtle would never stand for this

(image) The April 17 “Sherman’s Lagoon” comic contained the line “He just laid there at the bottom of his tank.” This is not grammatically correct. “Laid” is the past tense of “lay,” which is a transitive verb, meaning that it requires a direct object (i.e., a...



4/29/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Beebe made a deep dive, but not a solo one

(image) In the April 23 Outlook essay “Five myths: The oceans,” Steve Palumbi and Anthony Palumbi misleadingly described William Beebe as “the first person to ever travel” below the reach of the sun’s rays into the ocean. In fact, he was one of the two who...



4/29/2017: FREE FOR ALL: This checklist was old news
The April 19 news article “Study: Checklist may reduce post-surgery deaths” described a comprehensive study involving hospitals in South Carolina and implementation of a surgical safety checklist. Years ago, Johns Hopkins Hospital pioneered a similar...



4/29/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Just come out and say it
I found 96.5 percent of the April 17 editorial “Smart criminal justice reform” 100 percent informative and insightful. Devoting 503 of its 518 words (i.e., 96.5 percent) to describing the lamentable New York state criminal-justice system and attempts...



4/29/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Actually, Virginia got there first
Contrary to the secondary headline and text in the April 16 Museums article “A revolutionary collection,” the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia is not “the first museum devoted to the country’s earliest years.” That distinction belongs...



4/29/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Not offered by Planned Parenthood
The April 19 letter “Extending Mr. Will’s argument” implied that mammograms are one of the “extensive women’s health and reproductive services [that] must be maintained” by Planned Parenthood. In fact, Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms....



4/29/2017: FREE FOR ALL: In crosswords, too, no pain, no gain
Alas, ye dastardly Post, thou hast forced me to set down my pen and retrieve my pencil. These diabolical Los Angeles Times daily crossword puzzles require more erasures, more time — and more fun. Thank you.



4/29/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Two ‘zero-failure’ missions

(image) WHEN A bipartisan congressional investigation probed the inner workings of the Secret Service in 2015, it determined that the root cause of the agency’s problems was “an insular culture that has historically been resistant to change.” It seems that...



4/29/2017: FREE FOR ALL: From tear-up to tune-up
PRESIDENT TRUMP’S moods about trade continue to swing. He went out of his way to bash the five-year-old free-trade deal between the United States and South Korea, irritating that ally at precisely the same time he needs Seoul’s cooperation against...



4/29/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Jehovah’s Witnesses are not al-Qaeda
ARTICLE 28 of the Russian Federation Constitution declares: “Everyone shall be guaranteed the freedom of conscience, the freedom of religion, including the right to profess individually or together with other any religion or to profess no religion at...



4/29/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Whom would Mr. Gottlieb serve?
The April 25 news article “FDA nominee criticized on firm’s quota of fentanyl” was unsurprising but scary nonetheless. I’ve learned much since my teenager died in 2013 two days after a doctor increased a dangerous “black box” drug over the phone...



4/29/2017: FREE FOR ALL: The ‘disturbing trend’ of siding with police extends beyond judges
I agree with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor that courts are cutting police officers major slack when they are involved in questionable shootings, particularly when excuses like “his hands were moving to the waistband” or “he reached into his...



4/29/2017: FREE FOR ALL: The Merchant Marine’s vital service
Regarding the April 23 editorial “A better way to provide food aid”: The U.S. Merchant Marine is a valuable national asset that has always been there for the United States in times of war and national emergency. The U.S.-flag commercial fleet carried...



4/29/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Affordable housing is a priority
Dale Barnhard’s April 5 letter, “To diversify schools, diversify housing,” argued for “a better way to ensure diversity in schools: build more affordable housing close to better schools.” That’s exactly what Montgomery County has done. Over the past 11...



4/29/2017: FREE FOR ALL: From one ‘regular’ person to others
I would like to sit down with some of the Indianans quoted in Daniel Lee’s April 26 op-ed, “‘Regular people’: At least Trump is trying,” to truly understand their points of view — because I couldn’t from reading the piece. One gentleman said “the...



4/29/2017: FREE FOR ALL: A supporter of D.C. voting rights
The April 23 obituary of Lawrence J. Hogan Sr., “Md. governor’s father backed Nixon ouster” [Metro], did not mention Mr. Hogan’s support for D.C. voting representation in Congress. When I was a staff member of the Congressional Research Service in the...



4/29/2017: FREE FOR ALL: The states’ rights Trump doesn’t like
States’ rights have long been a rallying cry for conservatives. The Trump administration cited its respect for the states in rescinding Obama administration guidance treating discrimination against transgender students as sex discrimination. Attorney...



4/29/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Howling at the half moon for D.C. children
The striking aspect of the resort at Half Moon Bay near San Francisco was not the drama of cliffs or the picturesque view of the Pacific Ocean. Nor was it the sunset, the fire pits, the championship golf course or the fresh, organic, locally harvested...



4/29/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Look past my headscarf
Those who tune in to watch this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner on Saturday will hear my name called as I take the stage to accept a journalism scholarship. They won’t see my portfolio of work, and they will likely forget my name....



4/29/2017: METRO: Party of the century

(image) CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Mayor Muriel E. Bowser shares a laugh with Marie Johnson of the District on Friday during the 31st annual Salute to District of Columbia Centenarians, held at Gallaudet University. Inez Robertson, 100, of the District, center left,...



4/29/2017: METRO: New charges for inaugural protesters
D.C. prosecutors have filed additional charges against more than 200 protesters arrested during President Trump’s inauguration, continuing to drill down on suspects they believe smashed restaurant windows, set a limousine on fire and attacked the car’s...



4/29/2017: METRO: Alice and Anna blazed trail for Ivanka
Ivanka Trump is the first first daughter in American history to score a West Wing office and hire a chief of staff. As her father’s “special adviser,” her portfolio encompasses both outreach to Europe and rolling her eyes at commander-in-chief dad...



4/29/2017: METRO: Ex-D.C. schools chief is criticized
The D.C. inspector general has found that former schools chancellor Kaya Henderson gave preferential treatment to certain city officials and some members of the public by improperly allowing their children to enroll in schools outside their...



4/29/2017: METRO: ‘Rise Up’ marches set for Monday
Immigrants and their advocates will demonstrate in Washington and across the country on Monday to demand an end to President Trump’s push to deport millions of immigrants and build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Up to 150 businesses in the...



4/29/2017: RELIGION: Mobilizing a religious left

(image) When Linda Sarsour got involved in planning a massive Women’s March for the day after President Trump’s inauguration, she needed dozens of speakers to give brief remarks onstage. Sarsour, a Muslim activist, quickly found diverse and willing...



4/29/2017: RELIGION: Baffling surge in whale deaths along East Coast
Scientists have declared “an unusual mortality event” after a spike in the number of dead humpback whales being found along the East Coast, experts said, and there is uncertainty about exactly what is causing the problem. Last year, 26 humpback whales...



4/29/2017: RELIGION: RELIGION EVENTS
Saturday, 2 to 4:30 p.m.: The Historic Pohick Church Docent Guild will host tours of George Washington’s former place of worship from 2 to 2:45 p.m. An afternoon tea will begin at 3. There will be a living history program with music by the Apollo...



4/29/2017: RELIGION: Climate march purpose has link with possible record-breaking heat
In what seems to be an unusual association between demonstrators’ cause and the conditions they encounter, temperatures may soar to record levels here Saturday for the People’s Climate March. The record high for Washington on April 29, Saturday’s...



4/29/2017: RELIGION: Metro sick policy draws staff ire, but no protest
Rumors of a planned “sickout” at Metro may have given riders pause about using the transit system Friday, but service was disruption-free, and the agency reported no unusual attendance problems throughout the day. Which left some riders wondering:...



4/29/2017: RELIGION: Shooting on Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown
A shooting was reported Friday night on Wisconsin Avenue NW in Georgetown, D.C. police said. They said a male suffered a wound that did not appear lifethreatening. He was shot about 8:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of the avenue and walked to a hospital,...



4/29/2017: RELIGION: 14-year sentence for robbery of couple
A D.C. Superior Court judge sentenced a District man to 14 years in prison Friday in the May 2016 robbery of an elderly couple in Northwest. Milton Hood, 52, was found guilty in January of robbery and assault. Prosecutors said Hood attacked a man,...



4/29/2017: RELIGION: Five days later, College Park fire extinguished
Officials on Friday officially declared the fire that consumed a College Park apartment building extinguished. The five-alarm fire broke out Monday at the building under construction in the 4700 block of Berwyn House Road. Firefighters had been...



4/29/2017: RELIGION: Navy member dies in car crash
A member of the Navy died Friday when his car crashed in Upper Marlboro, officials said. Jonathan Javoria Griffin, 34, was driving on Route 301 near Village Drive when he crashed, state police said. They said he was assigned to the National Security...



4/29/2017: THE WEATHER: Fire officials halt probe into cause of blaze that killed 6 children

(image) Officials said they are unable to determine what caused a deadly Baltimore house fire that killed six children and left four other family members injured in January and have stopped their investigation. At a Thursday news conference, Baltimore City...



4/29/2017: THE WEATHER: Police arrest 8 on sex-trade charges
Eight people were arrested Thursday night and early Friday as part of a D.C. police effort to curb one of the city’s most persistent offenses in one of the places where it has flourished periodically for many years. Four men and four women were...



4/29/2017: THE WEATHER: MEMBER EXCLUSIVES
Groovy: Free Tickets to DC JazzFest on June 17 at The Yards Enjoy food, drink and entertainment including a special performance courtesy of the Grammy-winning Robert Glasper Experiment, Jacob Collier and the Kenny Garrett Quintet. “Even if you have to...



4/29/2017: THE WEATHER: DID YOU KNOW?
Almost Tutu Good to Be True: Discounted Tickets to Balanchine, Ratmansky, Tharp by The Washington Ballet Enjoy a program that combines three masters of dance. George Balanchine is regarded as the foremost contemporary choreographer in the world. Twyla...



4/29/2017: THE WEATHER: THE DAILY QUIZ
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4/29/2017: STYLE: A discerning toon- smith’s last hurrah

(image) new york — Bob Mankoff, the shaggy-haired maestro at the center of the New Yorker’s cartoon universe, was at his desk Wednesday looking through Liana Finck’s latest stack of drawings. “I don’t think anybody could possibly understand that,” Mankoff...



4/29/2017: STYLE: The Washington Ballet keeps moving forward

(image) It’s no small thing to reorganize the modest Washington Ballet as a company built to serve great works of art. If ambition is a species of madness, to quote Spinoza, then the troupe’s artistic director, Julie Kent, is indeed quite struck with folly, in...



4/29/2017: STYLE: The affable ‘Catastrophe’ adds sadness and dread
People’s faces have a way of sweetly melting whenever I bring up Amazon’s romantic dramedy series “Catastrophe,” the third season of which was released Friday. It may not be the biggest hit in the ever-increasing list of shows you mean to check out,...



4/29/2017: STYLE: The Revolution’s loving spins on Prince’s music
In the 373 days since he left this plane, Prince has been all around us. His estate’s precarious future has kept the Internet spinning, his ex-wife has published a devastatingly intimate memoir, and his songs have floated onto our streaming platforms...



4/29/2017: TELEVISION: Grandma claps instead of using words

(image) Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: My stepmother-inlaw is coming to visit soon. We have a new arrival in the house, and I’m dreading a repeat of her baby-rabies that we experienced with the first two. And really, it’s just one...



4/29/2017: TELEVISION: LA TIMES CROSSWORD
ACROSS 1 Chaotic 8 Wunderkinds 15 Classic dessert 17 Childhood playmate, perhaps 18 Gave up 19 Carnival follower 20 Long of “In Too Deep” 21 Rested 22 First AFL-CIO president 23 Beat 24 Projection in the sky, briefly 25 Contractual arrangement...



4/29/2017: TELEVISION: TV HIGHLIGHTS

(image) 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (HBO at 8, Saturday) Joan Baez, ELO, Journey, Yes, Pearl Jam and Tupac Shakur are honored, along with producersongwriter Nile Rodgers. The ceremony, taped earlier this month in New York, will also...



4/29/2017: COMICS & PUZZLES: BRIDGE
“S imple Saturday” columns are meant to help aspiring players improve technique and develop logical thinking. “Avoidance” is a dummyplay concept in which one defender is “dangerous”: He can make a damaging lead. The other defender is “safe.” Declarer...



4/29/2017: COMICS & PUZZLES: HOROSCOPE
This year you can be cold and intellectual or warm and emotional. You express your feelings in a way that others can respond to. If you are single, you could meet someone who could be significant to your life. You are likely to change because of...






4/29/2017: COMICS & PUZZLES: JUDGE PARKER

(image) FRANCESCO MARCIULIANO & MIKE MANLEY