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Louise Erdrich wins NBCC fiction prize for ‘LaRose’

More than 30 years after winning a National Book Critic Circle award for her first novel, “Love Medicine,” Louise Erdrich has won again. “LaRose,” the tale of two Ojibwe families linked by tragedy, took the NBCC fiction prize Thursday night in New York. One of the most celebrated authors in
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Kennedy Center launches international directors series

A loss of love can knock the world askew. That truth registers physically in “Needles and Opium,” a visually breathtaking production by the Canadian writer-director Robert Lepage. Running through Saturday at the Kennedy Center — where it kicks off an internationally focused Spotlight on Direct
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TV highlights: ‘Into the Badlands’ returns to AMC

(All times Eastern.) Campfire Kiss (Hallmark at 9) Danica McKellar (“The Wonder Years”) plays a single mom who falls in love with a single dad (Paul Greene) during a camping trip. Private Screenings: Debbie Reynolds (TCM at 9:30) Turner Classic Movies pays tribute to beloved host Robert Osbor
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In the galleries: Four curators share one spotlight

Because its home is a former school, the Arlington Arts Center is subdivided in a way that isn’t especially conducive to single-themed exhibitions. Thus the venue’s current “Curator’s Spotlight,” which splits the real estate among four programmers.Visually, the most cohesive section is “
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Will Eisner at 100: A salute to the legendary comics creator who transformed the industry

AS MARCH marks the centennial of Will Eisner’s birth — and with next Friday looming as the deadline for the Eisner Award nominations — this is a fitting moment to mark just how central the great creator was to most everything comics has become.Eisner’s career as writer and artist, editor
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Fiora Corradetti Contino, trailblazing female conductor, dies at 91

In the classical-music world, the most revered conductors have traditionally stood on the podium, clad in a tuxedo, baton in hand, to be met by cheers of “Bravo, maestro!” For Fiora Corradetti Contino, the acclamation would have been “Brava, maestra!”Dr. Contino belonged to the elite cohort
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How Google’s St. Patrick’s Day Doodle is built on a Star Wars Easter egg

IF TODAY’S beautiful Google Doodle looks familiar, perhaps it’s because you’ve trekked near Ireland’s County Kerry. Or, on the other hand, maybe you’re simply a Star Wars fan.Google celebrates St. Patrick’s Day this year with a verdant-green Doodle. The home-page animation, by London-bor
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‘Shots Fired’ tries to merge conversation on race and police with entertaining TV

For African American families, there comes a time when parents have to give their children “The Talk” — not about the birds and the bees, but about the dangers and responsibilities of being black in America. When their son was 12 years old, Reggie Rock Bythewood and Gina Prince-Bythewood, the
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Derek Walcott, Nobel laureate whose poetry celebrated the Caribbean, dies at 87

Derek Walcott, a Nobel laureate in literature who became one of the English-speaking world’s most renowned poets by portraying the lush, complex world of the Caribbean with a precise language that echoed the classics of literature, died March 17 at his home in Cap Estate, St. Lucia. He was 87. His
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Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, Caribbean poet, dies at 87

Derek Walcott, a Nobel laureate in literature who became one of the English-speaking world’s most renowned poets by portraying the lush, complex world of the Caribbean with a precise language that echoed the classics of literature, died March 17 at his home in Cap Estate, St. Lucia. He was 87. His
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