The line to ask Connie Britton a question stretched down the aisle at the theater in the National Museum of Natural History, where the “Nashville” and “Friday Night Lights” star was onstage for a Smithsonian Associates event. It was January, 10 days after President Trump’s inauguration. Sarah Leavitt of Silver Spring, Md., approached the microphone: “I just wanted a little life advice tonight.”
"In Defense of Escapism: Why It's Okay — Yes, Even Now — to Flip Away From the News" is from the July 26, 2017 Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Emily Yahr and narrated by Sam Scholl.