Jane Fonda returns to civil disobedience for climate change

Inspired by the climate activism of a Swedish teenager, Jane Fonda says she’s returning to civil disobedience nearly a half-century after she was last arrested at a protest. Fonda, known for her opposition to the Vietnam War, was one of 17 climate protesters arrested Friday at the U.S. Capitol on charges of unlawful demonstration by what she called “extremely nice …

Bon Iver embraces its arena rock era

Nearly seven months later, Vernon was back in the District on Thursday to support that album with his most ambitious tour yet. Bon Iver is an arena rock act now, and Vernon has the songs and band to prove it. In Washington, however, Vernon scaled down the show for the 6,000-capacity Anthem — one of the few venues on this …

Film academy honors 16 Student Academy Award winners

“I’d like to thank the academy” is a phrase many only ever get to say in front of their bathroom mirrors. But 16 student filmmakers actually got to utter those words on stage Thursday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science in Beverly Hills. Not only that: They’re all also eligible to compete in the 2020 Academy Awards. …

Disco Elysium video game review

Cuno is one of the many curiosities in “Disco Elysium,” a scintillating RPG that I’d recommend to anyone who can click a mouse or has a taste for the surreal. I didn’t expect to find another game this year as conspicuously well written as “Sunless Skies,” or as adept in its use of noir as “Neo Cab,” but here it …

Thursday night TV: ‘Liberty: Mother of Exiles’ on HBO

Chrisley Knows Best (USA at 9) Faye prepares for doomsday. The Good Place (NBC at 9) An unexpected visitor arrives. Legacies (CW at 9) MG considers telling Lizzie how he feels about her. Million Dollar Listing New York (Bravo at 9) Fredrik has a run-in with an L.A. agent. Mom (CBS at 9) Christy accompanies chef Rudy to court-ordered AA meetings. How to Get Away With Murder (ABC at 10) The FBI …

Dragon Con co-founder fights charge based on artist’s photo

With the filing of yet another criminal charge against a co-founder of Dragon Con — this time a child pornography charge stemming from a published art work — his attorney has renewed his call for a prosecutor to be barred from any matter involving his client. Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter last week secured an indictment against Ed Kramer …

In ‘The Man Who Saw Everything,’ Deborah Levy questions our notions of reality

Saul jumps back to avoid an oncoming car and falls on his hip. His subsequent exchange with the driver immediately establishes that each has a different version of what happened, and Levy expertly plants another clue to the many disruptions that will follow: “a small, flat, rectangular object” lying in the road that suddenly emits a man’s angry voice. “We …

Farrow details lack of enthusiasm at NBC for Weinstein story

In journalist Ronan Farrow’s account of his contentious divorce from NBC News, the more evidence he gathered on Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct, the less enthusiastic his bosses seemed to be. Farrow eventually took the story to the New Yorker which, together with The New York Times, shared a Pulitzer Prize for breaking the scandal that gave birth …

Atwood, Ellmann favorites to win fiction’s Booker Prize

Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood is bookmakers’ favorite to win the coveted fiction trophy for a second time Monday for “The Testaments,” her follow-up to dystopian saga “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Atwood, who won in 2000 for “The Blind Assassin” is one of six finalists for the 50,000-pound ($63,000) prize, whose winner will be announced during a dinner ceremony at London’s …