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BOOK REVIEW: 'The American Plate' by Libby H. O'Connell, Ph.D.

You've got a lot on your plate this month, in more ways than one. And in "The American Plate" by Libby H. O’Connell, you'll learn the stories our food can tell.

Exhibit Gives Voice to Legendary Artist Lois Mailou Jones

Unlike a photograph, a painting can capture more than just one moment in time. Consider the works of one beloved Howard University professor of art whose brilliance continues long after her death.

Idris Elba Releases New Album

Idris Elba has released a new character album titled "Mi Mandela," a tribute to the late civil rights icon Nelson Mandela, whom Elba portrayed on the Silver Screen last year in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," a film for which ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Unretirement: How Baby Boomers Are Changing the Way We Think about Work, Community, and the Good Life' by Chris Farrell

Retirement would be great. It would stretch out for years, a horizon with no alarm clock and no deadlines. What will you do with it? Chances are, says author Chris Farrell, you'll go to work, believe it or not.

Funds Sought to Showcase Acclaimed Artist Jacob Lawrence

Officials at the Phillips Collection in Northwest have detailed its plans to develop a robust micro site featuring the works and previously unpublished interviews between preeminent American artist Jacob Lawrence and museum curators, including one conducted just prior to the ...

D.C. Residents Defend Bill Cosby

While a rape scandal has made international news and continues to be fodder for comedians and the tabloids, local fans of Bill Cosby remain by his side.

Tracy Morgan Battling Severe Brain Injury: Lawyer

Tracy Morgan, who continues to recover from a traumatic brain injury suffered in a New Jersey highway collision this summer, may never be himself again, a lawyer for the "Saturday Night Live" comedian said Tuesday.

Bill Cosby Publicly Accused of Rape by 2nd Woman

A lawyer for Bill Cosby said he will not respond to "decade-old, discredited" accusations of sexual assault leveled at him by at least 13 women amid a second woman publicly coming forward Sunday.

WETA Debuts '80s-Based D.C. Documentary

An tumultuous era in D.C. history is the focus of a WETA-TV documentary — "Washington in the '80s" — that premieres Monday night.

Usher Electrifies D.C. Fans After 3-Year Hiatus from Stage

The floor of Verizon Center in D.C. was shaken to its core — the result of frantic fans dancing to the music of R&B superstar Usher Raymond IV, known in the entertainment world simply as "Usher."

Music of Louis Jordan Gets Fresh Twist

Sometimes listening to the right kind of music can sweep away the blues and put a person on the road to better times. So just imagine what happens when you add singing and dancing to the picture, as will be ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'A Light Shines in Harlem: New York's First Charter School and the Movement it Led' by Mary C. Bounds, foreword by Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker

What if the school your child attended was subpar? What would you do to ensure that he had the best learning atmosphere possible? As you'll see in "A Light Shines in Harlem" by Mary C. Bounds, it was a question ...

Stevie Wonder Thrills Verizon Center Crowd

Stevie Wonder can bring out the fan in just about any music lover.

Stevie Wonder Sizzles in D.C. with 'Songs'

Stevland Morris, known to the world as the incomparable Stevie Wonder, performed Sunday at Verizon Center in the nation's capital, taking a standing-room-only crowd back to a time when life was simpler, terrorism was an unknown element and dreams seemed ...

CeCe Peniston Talks New Album, Social Media with The Informer

Recording artist CeCe Peniston took a moment with The Informer to talk about what she has coming up next, her biggest inspiration and the effect of social media on the music business.