New Writings in American Art: Virtual Conversation with Mary Anne Goley

June 16, 2021

Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum for a virtual conversation featuring author and art historian Mary Anne Goley. Learn more about Goley’s most recent publication Democracy’s Medici: The Federal Reserve […]

New Writings in American Art: Virtual Conversation with Adair Margo

May 5, 2021

Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum for a virtual conversation featuring author and arts leader Adair Margo. Learn more about Margo’s most recent publication, Voices of La Lydia: The History […]

‘Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography’

July 15, 2020

UNSUNG OR UNWELL? REEVALUATING THE FIRST LADY THROUGH A FEMINIST LENS “Mary Todd Lincoln remains America’s most provocative First Lady,” writes Jean H. Baker in the first sentence of her […]

Kitty Kelley Book Club: The Silent Justice’s Deafening Opinions

April 22, 2020

Clarence Thomas, the longest-sitting justice on the current Supreme Court, is referred to as the silent one because he hardly speaks during oral arguments. Instead, he sits quietly in his […]

‘Faster: How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler’s Best’

April 8, 2020

In 1938, as author Neal Bascomb describes, the Grand Prix came down to: Dreyfus versus Caracciola, Delahaye versus Mercedes, France versus Germany, Good versus Evil.

‘In the Land of Men: A Memoir’

March 26, 2020

AN EDITOR REFLECTS ON HER TIME SPENT AT ESQUIRE — AND IN THRALL TO DAVID FOSTER WALLACE Adrienne Miller does not mince words when she dictates the duty of book […]

The Club Savors ‘This Is Happiness’

February 26, 2020

In sharing the experience of reading Niall Williams’s latest novel, “This Is Happiness,” a Georgetown book club also shared the pleasure of their friendship.“ I loved reading this book because, […]