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11/18/2017: FRONT PAGE: Heavens above

(image) Beneath projected stars in a state-of-the-art theater, a camera operator waits for an event to start at the private dedication ceremony of the $500 million Museum of the Bible in the nation’s capital. Faith leaders and luminaries offered prayers — and...



11/18/2017: FRONT PAGE: Taking Islam to market

(image) The mother and daughter arrived just before 8 a.m., unpacking the table and folding chairs from the back of a white minivan. It was a chilly 43 degrees, and the sun cast long shadows between the farmers market stalls and the funnel cake truck, the...



11/18/2017: FRONT PAGE: Once a ghost hunter by night — now a Trump judicial pick

(image) By day, he was a clerk to a federal judge, a Harvard Law School graduate at the start of his career. By night, he was a ghost hunter and a devotee of the macabre. Brett Joseph Talley is now President Trump’s nominee for a lifetime appointment to the...



11/18/2017: FRONT PAGE: Trump’s criticism of Franken fits pattern
President Trump’s decision to mock Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) for groping a sleeping woman while posing for a photo has once again made him a central figure in the national discussion about sexual assault, harassment and misconduct — and has again...



11/18/2017: FRONT PAGE: Local worries over tax changes
It took the city of Pataskala, Ohio, nine ballot measures before its 15,000 residents agreed to a new 1 percent tax to pay for repairs to its crumbling roads and to buy new police cruisers. The mostly rural community was finally won over by a...



11/18/2017: FRONT PAGE: TED has been grappling with sexual harassment complaints
SAN FRANCISCO — When Gretchen Carlson, a former Fox News anchor who now campaigns against sexual harassment, took the stage at a TED event this month, she described 2017 as a tipping point in the fight against workplace misconduct. But behind the...



11/18/2017: FRONT PAGE: Democrats who once defended Clinton now ask: Were we wrong?

(image) A torrent of sexual abuse allegations against powerful figures in politics and the media has reignited the defining political fight of the 1990s. But this time, the battle is being waged within the ranks of Democrats and their allies, including...



11/18/2017: FRONT PAGE: The Ski Issue

(image) Read up on the adventure, luxury and budget trips you can take to enjoy your favorite winter activity.



11/18/2017: FRONT PAGE: Best books of 2017

(image) This year’s roundup of the most notable books offers the perfect place to find what you’ve been missing — and craving.



11/18/2017: FRONT PAGE: The Book of Paula
The rise of Trump spiritual adviser Paula White — a wealthy and thrice-married evangelist — seems unlikely to some, but she does have access to the White House.



11/18/2017: FRONT PAGE: Squeaker House election
A federal judge declined to force a count of 55 late absentee ballots in a close race that could help determine which party controls the Virginia House of Delegates.



11/18/2017: FRONT PAGE: Eye for hidden treasure
Yvette Freeman, a flea market lover, found a golden opportunity in Northwest Washington, restoring an early-1900s vintage townhouse with some unusual features.



11/18/2017: NEWS: Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

(image) The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, the civil rights leader and former presidential candidate, announced Friday that he has Parkinson’s disease. Jackson, 76, said he had found it “increasingly difficult to perform routine tasks” and get around in recent years....



11/18/2017: NEWS: CORRECTIONS
An article about the new music director of the Cathedral Choral Society in this weekend’s Arts & Style section, which was printed in advance, misstates the anniversary the chorus recently celebrated. It was its 75th, not its 50th. A Nov. 15 Food...



11/18/2017: NEWS: Blood pressure of 130 over 80 the new ‘high’
The American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and nine other groups redefined high blood pressure as a reading of 130 over 80, down from 140 over 90. The change means that 46 percent of U.S. adults now will be considered...



11/18/2017: NEWS: Richard Cordray to quit consumer agency
Richard Cordray, one of the few remaining Obama-era banking regulators, said he plans to step down as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by the end of the month, clearing the way for President Trump to remake a watchdog agency loathed by...



11/18/2017: NEWS: Australian vote backs same-sex marriage
A nonbinding referendum conducted by mail found 61.6 percent of Australians — 12.7 million out of the 16 million eligible voters — in favor of allowing gay couples to wed. Though the vote isn’t binding, all major parties have promised to implement the...



11/18/2017: 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...



11/18/2017: NEWS: UCLA players return home from China
Three UCLA men’s basketball players arrested for shoplifting in China returned to the United States on Tuesday after President Trump personally intervened in the case with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping.



11/18/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Tribes turn focus to preserving Bears Ears

(image) During this week’s Rock Your Mocs, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke proudly showed his support for the worldwide Native American and indigenous peoples cultural celebration, sporting a pair of beaded moccasins over star-spangled socks. But Native...



11/18/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Data on declining elephant population contradicts logic for trophy hunting
Supporters of trophy hunting say permit fees from the practice, which can run into the tens of thousands of dollars in the case of large game like elephants, can be put toward conservation efforts that help bolster the populations of endangered...



11/18/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Man, wife wounded in church by his handgun
An 81-year-old Tennessee man, who said he carried a gun everywhere, accidentally shot himself and his wife during a conversation in church about gun violence at houses of worship, a police chief said Friday. The shooting on Thursday at the First...



11/18/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Jean Charlot,

(image) an officer with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, salutes Friday as he is introduced during a ceremony in which he was promoted to sergeant. The agency promoted 79 officers at the ceremony in Jersey City.



11/18/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Democratic chief quits over ‘creepy’ behavior
The chairman of the Florida Democratic Party resigned and apologized Friday after being accused of creating an uncomfortable work environment for women by making suggestive comments and leering at them. Stephen Bittel’s departure after less than a...



11/18/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Killer gets life terms, says he deserves death
A drifter who killed six people in Connecticut in 2003 and drove a van he called the “murder mobile” was sentenced Friday to life in prison. A state judge handed down six consecutive life sentences to William Devin Howell during an emotional hearing....



11/18/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Puerto Rico utility chief quits amid crisis
The executive director of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority resigned Friday amid questions about slow repairs more than eight weeks after Hurricane Maria destroyed much of the electrical grid. PREPA head Ricardo Ramos Rodríguez had been...



11/18/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Former staffers support Franken
Some former female staffers of Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) spoke out on Friday in his defense, saying that he had treated women with respect while they worked in his office. The statement came on the same day that Leeann Tweeden, the Los Angeles radio...



11/18/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Senators propose limit on FISA files
A pair of senators on Friday released their bipartisan proposal to renew a powerful surveillance authority for collecting foreign intelligence on U.S. soil, but with a new brake on the government’s ability to access the data. The bill from Sens....



11/18/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Roy Moore ‘will not step down,’ his wife declares

(image) montgomery, ala. — Embattled Alabama Republican Roy Moore’s wife said Friday that her husband will not end his U.S. Senate campaign, which has been upended by allegations that he initiated unwanted sexual encounters with teenage girls when he was in...



11/18/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Gianforte’s account to police on assault differs from his apology to reporter
Documents released by law enforcement officials in Montana on Friday show that Greg Gianforte, then the Republican candidate in the state’s special congressional election, told police in May that a reporter from the Guardian had grabbed his wrist...



11/18/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Ex-Justice offcial went to bat for drug giant

(image) In late January 2012, drug distributor Cardinal Health got word that the Drug Enforcement Administration was about to take action against the company’s Lakeland, Fla., warehouse, which supplied 36 million opioid painkillers to customers in three...



11/18/2017: THE WORLD: Venezuelan universities feel squeeze

(image) CARACAS, VENEZUELA — Nicolás Bianco, vice rector of the Central University of Venezuela, sat under a wall of framed academic honors, gazing out his office window. The sprawling institution founded in 1721 once teemed with students. But the 74-year-old...



11/18/2017: THE WORLD: Navy loses contact with submarine
Argentina’s navy said Friday that it has lost contact with a submarine carrying 44 crew members off the country’s southern coast and has mounted an extensive search. The navy said that ships and aircraft were searching near the last known location of...



11/18/2017: THE WORLD: Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest:
Ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma said he plans to take his fight against Venezuela’s socialist government to Europe after he escaped house arrest and fled to Colombia. The flight was an apparent embarrassment for security forces who had been...



11/18/2017: THE WORLD: Men feed seagulls

(image) along the Yamuna River on a smoggy morning in New Delhi. Pollution has soared in the Indian capital this month, with the air-quality index reaching its top reading. Crop burning, construction and vehicles, and a lack of wind have been blamed.



11/18/2017: THE WORLD: Violence breaks out after annual march
Hundreds of youths attacked police in Greece’s two largest cities Friday, hurling rocks, flares and gas bombs, after a large, peaceful march in Athens to mark the anniversary of the 1973 crackdown on a student uprising against the former military...



11/18/2017: THE WORLD: Hariri: Focus of Saudi stay was ‘to consult’
Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Friday that the purpose of his stay in Saudi Arabia was to consult with officials there on the future of Lebanon and its relations with its Arab neighbors, dismissing as “rumors” reports about his alleged...



11/18/2017: THE WORLD: 5 dead as Kenyan police clash with Odinga supporters:
At least five people were killed in confrontations between Kenyan police and supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga as tensions over the disputed presidential election continued. Police fired live rounds and tear gas to prevent Odinga’s convoy...



11/18/2017: THE WORLD: Anti-trafficking group wins Interpol award:
An international anti-trafficking group received an Interpol award for its work tackling the sexual exploitation of children. The international police agency presented the Crimes Against Children award to ECPAT during a ceremony in Lyon, France, for...



11/18/2017: THE WORLD: Mugabe attends university graduation

(image) harare, zimbabwe — Just days after Zimbabwe’s military detained President Robert Mugabe, raising hopes that the widely maligned leader was about to be deposed, he turned up at a university graduation, with no indication that his 37-year reign was about...



11/18/2017: THE WORLD: British alarm rising over possible Russian meddling in Brexit

(image) london — New investigations released this week suggest the Russians meddled in Britain’s historic referendum last year to leave the European Union, placing an already weakened Prime Minister Theresa May in a most awkward position — just when she needs...



11/18/2017: THE WORLD: Iraqi forces retake last town under ISIS control

(image) baghdad — Government forces wrested back the final piece of the Islamic State’s self-declared caliphate in Iraq, the country’s military said Friday, reclaiming the small town of Rawah near the border with Syria. The Islamic State extremist group,...



11/18/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Musk unveils firm’s first electric big rig

(image) Tesla took the wraps off its long-anticipated electric semitruck late Thursday, a truck that Elon Musk said would blow people’s minds into an “alternate dimension.” The question, analysts say, is whether Musk’s ambition to transform the commercial...



11/18/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Tesla debuts a sports car evoking original Roadster

(image) Tesla’s very first car is back. It’s red. It’s fast. And it will cost you upward of $200,000. The Roadster, the electric sports car that put the automaker on the map, made a surprising appearance at Tesla’s semi-truck event late Thursday. The...



11/18/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Apple delays launch of HomePod speaker
Apple is scrapping its plan to release its new Internetconnected speaker in time for the holiday season, saying it needs more time to perfect the technology. The delay announced Friday means Apple’s HomePod speaker won’t be available in the United...



11/18/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Raytheon approved for missile sale to Poland
The U.S. State Department approved a possible $10.5 billion sale of Raytheon’s Patriot missile defense system to Poland, the Pentagon said Friday. NATO member Poland has sped up efforts to overhaul its military since Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s...



11/18/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: ALSO IN BUSINESS
Shoemaker Aquazzura Italia has agreed to dismiss its lawsuit accusing Ivanka Trump of stealing the design of its highheeled sandal. The case was withdrawn by agreement between Aquazzura, Trump and other parties, including Marc Fisher Holdings, which...



11/18/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Turkeys stand in

(image) a barn at the Yordy Turkey Farm in Morton, Ill. Americans are expected to eat about 46 million turkeys during their Thanksgiving feasts this year, and the cost to feed 10 people the traditional dinner has slipped to its lowest price since 2013,...



11/18/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Monsanto wants Ark. to halt herbicide ban
A major agribusiness company asked an Arkansas judge Friday to halt the state’s plan to ban an herbicide that’s drawn complaints from farmers across several states who say the weed killer has drifted onto their fields and caused widespread...



11/18/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Stitch Fix goes public in the first tech IPO led by a woman in over a year

(image) Retail start-up Stitch Fix on Friday became the latest Internet darling to go public, raising $120 million to help fuel its growth. But the initial public offering also marked a milestone: Stitch Fix became the first female-led tech company to go...



11/18/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Broad pushback to White House hurricane funding plan

(image) The White House on Friday asked Congress for an additional $44 billion to respond to the three major hurricanes that hit the United States this summer, but key Democrats and at least one Republican said the request was insufficient, suggesting a...



11/18/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Nancy drew us into reading

(image) In her Nov. 6 Style essay, “A sleuth who lit the way for me,” former sex-crimes prosecutor and crime novelist Linda Fairstein joined several female Supreme Court justices and other noteworthy women in crediting the Nancy Drew mysteries with encouraging...



11/18/2017: FREE FOR ALL: The one, the proud?

(image) While the text of the Nov. 5 Washington Post Magazine article “As They Are” was interesting and informative, the choice of the photographs for the cover of the magazine was not. Instead of using one of the side-by-side pictures of the article’s female...



11/18/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Time and chance happeneth to them all

(image) I loved the Nov. 2 news article “Modern humans outlasted rather than outsmarted Neanderthals, study finds,” about the disappearance of Homo neanderthalensis. Homo sapiens are hard-wired to see connections and seek explanations for events. The reality...



11/18/2017: FREE FOR ALL: This hot Toddy’s secret? The cold.

(image) The brewing options detailed in the Nov. 1 Food article “We’re boiling it down for you” did not include the method my family uses, which saves time and money over the Clever dripper and other options touted in the article yet yields amazing...



11/18/2017: FREE FOR ALL: God isn’t the only god

(image) The Nov. 11 Religion article “Having faith to break the silence,” about Rep. Jared Huffman’s (D-Calif.) decision to declare himself a “humanist,” was timely given the state of religious affairs in the United States in 2017. I think it was especially...



11/18/2017: FREE FOR ALL: The liberal myth about the alt-right
In his Nov. 5 Outlook column, “How racist trolls will upend America, with or without Trump,” Carlos Lozada reviewed three books on the alt-right while sanitizing the alt-right. These people don’t simply “want nonwhites out of the country”; they want a...



11/18/2017: FREE FOR ALL: A bank shot at the Flint River
Regarding the Nov. 7 Sports article “Guard from Flint takes on feature role for Mason”: Congratulations to Jaire Grayer for stimulating some good news about Flint, Mich. Grayer is one of many outstanding young people whose early talents are nurtured...



11/18/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Respect romance

(image) I was disappointed in the Nov. 2 obituary for Carolyn Nichols, “Romance novelist showed readers heroines’ tougher sides,” which said, “She began writing what is known as regency romance novels, often set in the early 18th century and populated by ‘...



11/18/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Hope for stutterers
Rachel Hoge, in her Nov. 7 Health & Science article, “Don’t judge me by my words,” seemed to imply that because stuttering is a physical problem with possible biological bases, the obligation is on other people to accept her stuttering as a disability...



11/18/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Two measly inches
I realize that University of Virginia football has been bad for quite some time. And I realize that U-Va. is farther away than the University of Maryland. But is it too much to ask that when the Cavaliers become bowl-eligible for the first time in six...



11/18/2017: FREE FOR ALL: The guns-and-cars canard
David Von Drehle presented a false premise in his Nov. 8 op-ed, “Bridging the gun-control divide.” He tried to compare the ridiculous notion of a car being blamed for a drunken-driving accident to the argument that the gun is to blame in a shooting...



11/18/2017: FREE FOR ALL: The justice everyone forgets
In his Nov. 5 Book World essay, “Scalia on originalism and turkey hunting,” Steven G. Calabresi wrote that Justice Antonin Scalia “and Justice Joseph Story are the only two justices to have published books on constitutional and statutory...



11/18/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Good science, duh
The Nov. 7 news article “Administrator of EPA names 66 science advisers” quoted Michael Honeycutt as saying there is “good science which demonstrates a chemical is not as toxic as it thinks it is.” How do they determine what a chemical is...



11/18/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Welcome words on the Rohingya
SECRETARY OF STATE Rex Tillerson too often has shown a disregard for human rights issues, especially in his public diplomacy. So his news conference in Burma on Wednesday was a welcome departure. Standing next to the country’s civilian leader, Aung San...



11/18/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Puerto Rico, in the dark
THE DEPARTURE from Puerto Rico this week of the Army general who led the military’s response to Hurricane Maria is being depicted as a sign the island is no longer in crisis mode but instead is transitioning to long-term recovery. No matter what terms...



11/18/2017: FREE FOR ALL: The Gillespie campaign’s real ‘malpractice’
IN A postmortem on the Virginia elections last week, the campaign manager for Ed Gillespie, the Republican gubernatorial candidate who lost resoundingly, was busy defending his man’s strategy and tactics when the question of Confederate statues arose —...



11/18/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Before your children play sports
My heart goes out to the boys and parents described in the Nov. 15 front-page article “Damaged bodies, healing hearts.” I was reminded of our family’s near miss with this kind of pain. When my son was a 14-year-old playing rugby for Gonzaga College...



11/18/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Employers demand a very particular set of skills — too particular
Catherine Rampell in her Nov. 10 op-ed, “Tax breaks that really would help,” trotted out shopworn assumptions by others that are demonstrably false. She stated that what would help workers are “skills, skills, skills.” She wrote that a significantly...



11/18/2017: FREE FOR ALL: A special counsel for Ms. Clinton?
Regarding the Nov. 15 front-page article “Prospect of new special counsel rattles Justice”: Were those concerned about Attorney General Jeff Sessions considering a second special counsel to investigate Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton...



11/18/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Strangers in our own land
I read with great interest the Nov. 15 Metro article “On the mainland, redefining home,” on the effects of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rican families that reside in the Northern Virginia area. Among other things, it was a good description of the lives of...



11/18/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Montgomery County hobbles itself
Regarding the Nov. 14 Metro article “$15 minimum-wage bill is signed into law in Montgomery”: The Montgomery County Council proudly telling its businesses how to allocate their resources — requiring a $15 minimum wage for entry-level employees — is a...



11/18/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Gun carnage and the do-nothing Congress
Here we go again. Another shooting rampage. Another from-out-of-nowhere attack on the public. Another tale of carnage, bloodshed and indiscriminate killing. This time it’s a rural community in California. Last week it was a Baptist church in Texas....



11/18/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Eternal sunshine of the spotless Sessions
On the whole, Jeff Sessions has been much happier since the procedure. It is only when he is called periodically before Congress and questioned about anything he has done at any time that it becomes inconvenient. A memory is an unpleasant thing to...



11/18/2017: FREE FOR ALL: A Bible museum that dodges its lessons
Somewhere between the surround-screen animation of the New Testament and the backlit glass case containing Elvis Presley’s personal Bible, I began to feel a bit overwhelmed. It was bound to happen; the guide made it clear that the Museum of the Bible...



11/18/2017: FREE FOR ALL: U.N. pleads for end of Yemen blockade, saying ‘untold thousands’ may die
GENEVA — The heads of three U.N. agencies urged the Saudi-led military coalition to lift its blockade of Yemen, warning that “untold thousands” would die if it stayed in place. The coalition closed all air, land and sea access to Yemen on Nov. 6 after...



11/18/2017: METRO: D.C. set to ease pressure on child-care workers to get certification, degrees
The District of Columbia plans to extend the deadline for day-care providers to meet new education requirements, amid concerns that they are unrealistic and overly burdensome. New proposed timelines announced Friday give child-care workers an extra...



11/18/2017: METRO: 30-year term for actress’s killer
Tricia Lynn McCauley was a popular Washington actress who taught yoga and herbalism and often fed neighborhood children vegetables from her Bloomingdale garden. Duane Johnson had struggled with mental illness since he was young, his attorneys said,...



11/18/2017: METRO: Tax bill would hike rehab costs at airports
The tax overhaul passed by the House on Thursday would make planned reconstruction projects at the Washington region’s airports more expensive and could undercut other key infrastructure ventures, state and local officials said. The House bill ends...



11/18/2017: RELIGION: Bible museum wrestles with presenting slavery, Confederacy

(image) Across the country, debates are raging about what to do with images of the Confederate flag and statues of Confederate leaders, most of them erected many decades ago. In Washington, a museum opened this week — with new depictions of Jefferson Davis...



11/18/2017: RELIGION: Plenty of room for presents

(image) Old Town Winchester, Va., gets a key part of its Christmas decor Thursday as a crane lowers a 3,200-pound Colorado blue spruce over its home for the season on Loudoun Street Mall.



11/18/2017: RELIGION: Ex-PTA treasurer pleads guilty to embezzlement
The former treasurer of a PTA group in Maryland’s largest school system pleaded guilty to embezzlement Friday after diverting more than $39,000 during less than a year as the organization’s financial officer. Lisa Betts, 45, is required to repay the...



11/18/2017: RELIGION: Gun of slain police o∞cer was fired
A Baltimore homicide detective’s gun was fired “more than once” Wednesday afternoon during a confrontation with a man that ended with the detective fatally wounded, the city’s top police official said Friday. Commissioner Kevin Davis also said...



11/18/2017: RELIGION: 1 shot by officer, Park Police report
At least one person was shot and critically wounded by a U.S. Park Police officer in a confrontation Friday night in Fairfax County, the Park Police said. The incident apparently was touched off with a car crash in the Alexandria area. A vehicle was...



11/18/2017: RELIGION: 61-year sentence in 2011 slaying of teen
A 26-year-old District man was sentenced Friday to more than six decades in prison for the 2011 slaying of a teenager in Northeast that authorities believe arose from an old rivalry between groups in Trinidad and E Street-Rosedale, according to the...



11/18/2017: RELIGION: Fire in chemicals at Georgetown U. lab
Fire involving chemicals broke out Friday night in a laboratory on the Georgetown University campus, a spokesman for the D.C. Fire and Emergency Services Department said. Three university staff members who put out the fire were taken to a hospital for...



11/18/2017: RELIGION: Notorious Mafia boss ruthlessly shielded empire

(image) Mafia “boss of bosses” Salvatore “Toto” Riina, who was serving 26 life sentences as the mastermind of a bloody strategy to assassinate rivals as well as Italian prosecutors and law enforcement trying to bring down Cosa Nostra, died Nov. 17 in the...



11/18/2017: RELIGION: Fairfax police link burglaries to unlocked cars
In at least two incidents in Fairfax County this week, residents found a burglar in their kitchen — apparently, according to police, as a result of cars being left overnight with their doors unlocked. The connection between the cars and the kitchens...



11/18/2017: THE WEATHER: 2017 PostPoints Scavenger Hunt
A must-see: the Eyelids show At Black Cat; prepare to go. For indie rock and pretty songs Reserve today; join the throngs. Who will open for the band the Eyelids tomorrow, Sunday, November 19 at Black Cat? (Hint: See BlackCatDC.com for the answer.)...



11/18/2017: THE WEATHER: THE DAILY QUIZ
The cover story of the Real Estate section highlights a home renovation in D.C.’s Bloomingdale neighborhood. According to the story, what type of business does homeowner Yvette Freeman operate? EARN 5 POINTS: Find the answer, then go to...



11/18/2017: STYLE: There’s nothing funny about how women in the world of comedy are treated

(image) Comic Judy Gold is driving, and there is just so much to say. “There’s just so many, I have so many thoughts,” she says by phone. It’s only been a few days since five women told the New York Times about sexual misconduct allegations against Louis...



11/18/2017: STYLE: Joan Silber, America’s Alice Munro

(image) I love Joan Silber’s fiction, and I love “Improvement,” her new novel. Alas, one of the least interesting things a critic can do about a book is like it. People like marmite, and Los Angeles, and the musical “Cats.” People like Donald Trump. De...



11/18/2017: STYLE: After 28 years, we still jump to our feet for the Rhythm Nation’s anthems

(image) It’s been nearly 30 years since Janet Jackson called on “a generation full of courage” to join her on a march toward paradise — but the closer we get to “Rhythm Nation,” the further away it feels. Maybe Jackson was always prepared for that kind of...



11/18/2017: STYLE: Who was watching over this?

(image) Some musicals are born small. Some achieve smallness. And some have smallness thrust upon them. The third category is the operative one in the case of Signature Theatre’s revival of “Crazy for You,” the razzmatazzy 1992 remake of George and Ira...



11/18/2017: STYLE: Emotional intelligence, set to a sultry sound

(image) Kelela sings with self-awareness, and who better to share your joys, scars and healing process with than a receptive hometown crowd? The 34-year-old singer and songwriter was born in the District and raised in Gaithersburg, Md., before relocating to...



11/18/2017: STYLE: Don’t let situation dictate motherhood

(image) Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: Recently you gave advice about how it’s “never the perfect time to have a baby,” and that’s true, but does the calculation change any if you’re planning to be a single mom? I’m 36, and a year...



11/18/2017: TELEVISION: LA TIMES CROSSWORD
ACROSS 1 Buy in quantity 8 Places of rapid growth 15 Commiserate 16 One taking the prize 17 Evidential standard 19 Old Egyptian symbol of royalty 20 Former Defense secretary who wrote “Worthy Fights” 21 __ scan 22 Pronoun not heard as often as it...



11/18/2017: TELEVISION: BRIDGE
Cy the Cynic says that he who hesitates may be lost but is likely to be right. Cy showed me today’s deal. North-South got to four spades after South showed a good hand with length in both majors. “I led the 10 of clubs as West,” Cy said, “and...



11/18/2017: TELEVISION: HOROSCOPE
BIRTHDAY | NOVEMBER 18 This year you experience a new beginning in a particular area of your life. Your approach and ability to move through hassles emerge. If you are single, you meet people with ease. Be careful, as you have a tendency to become...



11/18/2017: SPORTS: Regrets, Beal has one

(image) Bradley Beal wore a black backpack with the image of a snarling Rottweiler as he left Capital One Arena on Friday night. He also carried the heaviness of regret on his shoulders. Beal had the last shot for the Washington Wizards to expunge a 25-point...