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TV highlights: ‘Lucifer’ returns to Fox

Dancing With the Stars (ABC at 8) Mandy Moore (“This Is Us”) is a guest judge as the celebrities dance to songs from popular films. There will be a double elimination this week. Kevin Can Wait (CBS at 8) Kevin James is reunited with his former “King of Queens” co-star Leah Remini, who g
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Cedar Point, Knott’s Berry Farm adds metal detectors

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Amusement park visitors to the “Roller Coaster Capital of the World” can expect slightly longer wait times to pass through new metal detectors.The parent firm of Cedar Point added another level of security to all of its parks.Cedar Point spokesman Tony Clark says the process f
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In theater and film, we demand that Asian roles be played by Asian actors. Why is opera different?

Here we go again: Beginning on Saturday, the Washington National Opera is staging Puccini’s beloved and oft-performed “Madame Butterfly,” the story of a Japanese woman betrayed by her American husband. The production, originally created in 2006, is designed by a Japanese artist, Jun Kaneko, la
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Samantha Bee’s show briefly upstages correspondents’ dinner

WASHINGTON — Washington’s once-glitzy “nerd prom” was briefly upstaged Saturday as comedians and Hollywood stars gathered for jokes and jests about President Donald Trump for a tongue-in-cheek event to counter the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner.Late-night TV star Samantha Bee pu
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The Latest: Few celebrities at correspondents’ dinner

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner and the competing event organized by late-night TV star Samantha Bee (all times EDT):6:35 p.m.There’s a thinner presence of celebrities and other famous faces at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Associatio
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Dumbing down Shakespeare: Are Americans too intellectually lazy to appreciate his genius?

Chances are, unless you’re an English grad student or engaged in a lifelong swoon over Shakespeare, you haven’t read or seen “Timon of Athens.” Or even heard of it. Heck, my job is covering Shakespeare and I’ve never seen it. So the Folger Theatre’s mission at the moment — staging a m
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As Bob Mankoff steps down as New Yorker’s cartoon editor, here are his favorite works

SUNDAY WILL officially mark Bob Mankoff’s final day as cartoon editor of the New Yorker, capping a two-decade tenure. But the occasion also prompts him to reflect on his four-decade history as a contributor to the magazine.“When I look back on those [hundreds of] cartoons over the course of my
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Opera wants more realistic portrayals. But in casting, it’s all about the voice.

Here we go again: Beginning on Saturday, the Washington National Opera is staging Puccini’s beloved and oft-performed “Madame Butterfly,” the story of a Japanese woman betrayed by her American husband. The production, originally created in 2006, is designed by a Japanese artist, Jun Kaneko, la
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Brian Van Reet’s ‘Spoils’ moves fiction about the Iraq War into new territory

The canon of veteran literature from the forever wars has expanded beyond the swell of male memoir and Americentric combat fiction. It’s been more than a decade since Brian Van Reet rolled into Baghdad as a tank crewman for the second invasion of Iraq, and he’s had time to think about it. “Spo
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Documentaries like ‘Casting JonBenet’ mix fact and fiction. That just makes them more honest.

As a tween in Melbourne, Kitty Green believed in the myth of the perfect American family. A steady diet of “The Brady Bunch” and “Full House” will do that.But that was before the 6-year-old beauty pageant princess JonBenét Ramsey was found slain in 1996 in Boulder, Colo.Green, now a filmmak
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