By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
As a viewer squarely in the demographic sights of this bit of yuppie mise-en-scene, I was surprised and disappointed to see "Carnage" flop so badly.
"Higher Ground" takes viewers to precincts little seen in American movies, to the heart of a small Christian community where people share the struggles of daily life as part of a tight-knit congregation.
Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin, "Big Love," "He's Just Not That Into You") is a bright, attractive young woman and a talented attorney. But when she's in the company of her best friend Darcy (Kate Hudson), Rachel surrenders the spotlight to her self-obsessed BFF.
In a "Saturday Night Live" sketch about hangover cures, John Mulaney plays a patient searching for the trick to partying without pain. "What are some hangover cures?" he asks his doctors. "There are no hangover cures," his doctor says. "OK, so let's run down the list," Mr. Mulaney replies. Dry stuff, perhaps, but it seems to be helping at "SNL," where Mr. Mulaney is an up-and-coming writer. Through Sunday at the DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. Phone: 202/296-7008. Web: www.dcimprov.com.
Elvis has left the list. Ending a run that started in 1955, 'Elvis' did not make the list of the 1,000 most popular baby names in the United States.