TV highlights: ‘Nashville’ returns to CMT

Beat Shazam (Fox at 8) Contestants try to (quickly) guess the names of songs in this game show hosted by Jamie Foxx. NBA Finals: Game 1 (ABC at 9) The Cleveland Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors. Love Connection (Fox at 9) Another round of singles offer running commentary on their bl
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We asked our readers to draw messages for Trump. Here are the best ones.

THIS WEEK, we were reminded that President Trump is a visual learner. As The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker and Ashley Parker reported, Trump likes to pore over “maps, charts, pictures and videos, as well as ‘killer graphics,’ as CIA Director Mike Pompeo phrased it.”“That’s our task,
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Stephen King and Richard Chizmar put the fate of the world in a girl’s hands

In the course of his majorly prolific career, Stephen King has collaborated successfully on a number of projects, notably “The Talisman” and “Black House,” dark epic fantasies co-written with Peter Straub. Now, specialty publisher Cemetery Dance brings us King’s latest collaborative effort
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‘Vulgar Tongues’ is pimped out with the dopest research

English slang is a field rich for tillage, as Max Décharné proves in “Vulgar Tongues,” a triumph of philological research and mordant social commentary. To grok it righteously, though, we must abandon any notion that slang terms are somehow new.Acting fly, for example. Fairly recent coinage, r
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Even in the 21st century, H.G. Wells still speaks to our fears and dreams

During the first half of his writing career, H.G. Wells (1866-1946) imagined a machine that would travel through time, the fearsome tripods of Martian invaders, a moon rocket powered by Cavorite, the military tank (in the short story “The Land Ironclads”) and other engineering marvels. But, as J
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Conductor Riccardo Chailly to celebrate 40 years at La Scala

MILAN — Riccardo Chailly celebrates 40 years at La Scala next season, which he will open by conducting the Italian opera “Andrea Chenier” starring soprano Anna Netrebko for the traditional Dec. 7 gala season premiere.The 2017-18 season of 15 operas, including eight new productions, presented o
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‘Not a Sound’: A thriller worth staying up all night to finish

When was the last time you stayed up late because you just had to finish a thriller? If you’d asked me that question a couple of weeks ago, I probably would have reached back to the first time I read Ken Follett’s “Eye of the Needle” or Geoffrey Household’s “Rogue Male” — two classic
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How ‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins cracked the superhero-movie glass ceiling

IN THE new film “Wonder Woman,” our title hero leaves her empowering, all-female island of Themyscira for the tightly corseted society of World War I-era London. As her companions coax the Amazon-tribe warrior into trading in her free-flowing leather skirt for the confining bustle of a male-domi
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