TV highlights: ‘Nashville’s’ Charles Esten hosts the CMT Music Awards

(All times Eastern). The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu streaming) Offred takes a big risk in the penultimate episode of the season. Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night (ABC at 8) Will Ferrell joins the late-night host ahead of Game 3 of the NBA Finals. MasterChef (Fox at 8) The contestants compete for
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He built a ragtag theater into an American trendsetter. Now Woolly Mammoth’s founder is retiring.

In another seismic change for Washington theater, Howard Shalwitz, who in nearly 40 years at the helm has made Woolly Mammoth Theatre a national champion of the new — and frequently provocative — American play, will leave his post as artistic director in June 2018.“It’s a pretty good run, 40
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The scene in ‘Wonder Woman’ where you can’t help but think of Syria

Spoilers ahead.NINETY-NINE years ago today, in France’s Belleau Wood, U.S. soldiers launched their first large-scale battle in the “War to End All Wars.” By month’s end, after nearly 10,000 men died, the United States won that fight, but not before the German Gen. Erich Ludendorff had unleas
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First ladies on the edge in two plays and a musical

First ladies have fluttered at the fringes of Washington theater this spring, and the titles stack up rather badly for their subjects. How else would you describe a pop-up cluster that began with April’s “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington,” continued with May’s
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‘I was frozen’: Cosby accuser says she was drugged, groped

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Bill Cosby’s chief accuser took the stand at his sexual assault trial Tuesday to tell her story publicly for the first time, saying the comedian violated her after giving her three blue pills that left her paralyzed and helpless. “In my head, I was trying to get my hands to m
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‘Mom’ star Janney visits, donates to Planned Parenthood

NEW YORK — The star of the hit CBS sitcom “Mom” and one of its creators paid a visit Tuesday to the president of Planned Parenthood, and they didn’t come empty-handed.Actress Allison Janney and “Mom” co-creator and co-executive producer Gemma Baker dropped in on Planned Parenthood Presid
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Chris Pine in ‘Wonder Woman’ shows there are other ways to save the day in a superhero movie

Note: Major spoilers for “Wonder Woman” ahead.Even though he didn’t play a lead superhero in “Wonder Woman,” that didn’t prevent actor Chris Pine from delivering one of the most charismatic and heroic performances in DC’s new “Justice League”-era of movies.Pine was once rumored t
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‘The Answers’ raises haunting questions about a young woman’s mind and body

It’s no wonder Catherine Lacey’s 2014 debut, “Nobody is Ever Missing,” was widely admired. A smart, slightly off-kilter account of a young woman’s experiences after she leaves both her husband and comfortable Manhattan life to travel aimlessly through New Zealand, it called to mind both Sy
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Food supplier Creation Gardens recalls beef due to possible E. coli

EmbedShare Your kitchen might be making you sick! Studies from the Journal of Food Protection and Food Protection Trends say these are the filthiest places in your kitchen. Maria Mercedes Galuppo (@mariamgaluppo) has more. Buzz60Employees of Creation Gardens load a truck in the shadow of I-6
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Study: Even moderate drinking might be bad for aging brains

Moderate drinking is associated with worrisome brain changes in a new study.(Photo: Garik_Klimov, Getty Images/iStockphoto)Here’s one more reason to think before you drink: even a modest amount of booze might be bad for aging brains.A new study published Tuesday in the medical journal BMJ says m
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