Kitty Kelley Book Club: Literary Cocktail Party with Evan Thomas  

November 8, 2023

The Washington Independent Review of Books held a literary salon at the home of Kitty Kelley on Oct. 29. The guest of honor was journalist, historian and author Evan Thomas, […]

Ferebee Hope Family Literacy Festival

October 23, 2023

ADA Partner WANDA Shares the story of creating a diabetes-free legacy at the Ferebee Hope Family Literacy Festival Join us for the Ferebee Hope Family Literacy Festival hosted by The […]

Laurence Leamer on ‘Hitchcock’s Blondes’

October 11, 2023

Laurence “Larry” Leamer lives “just over the bridge at 2501 M.” On decent days, he walks through Georgetown, enjoying the beauty of the neighborhood. Little do most know, the down-to-earth […]

Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘Listen, World! How the Intrepid Elsie Robinson Became America’s Most-Read Woman’   

August 16, 2023

Remember that iconic scene in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”? Mary’s editor, Lou Grant, played by Ed Asner, says, “You know, Mary. You’ve got spunk.”  She beams. “Why, thank you, […]

‘King: A Life’: Separating the Man from the Myth

June 14, 2023

They said one to another  Behold here cometh the Dreamer  Let us slay him  And we shall see what will become of his dreams.                                                                          – Genesis 37:19-20   These words […]

Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘Confessions: A Life of Failed Promises’ 

April 12, 2023

A literary critic admits his shortcomings. The writing life is full of potholes — long days and solitary nights followed by rewrites, rejections, and, for most, scant rewards. Upon publication […]

Tudor Nights: Out of Print: Literary Treasures from Tudor Place

February 9, 2023

Tudor Place has over 5,000 books in its collection, many of which are rare editions and not on view. This National Book Month, embrace your inner bookworm and discover what […]

‘Saving Freud: The Rescuers Who Brought Him to Freedom’ 

September 14, 2022

A Riveting Saga That Belongs on the Silver Screen.  Lights! Camera! Action!  Andrew Nagorski’s “Saving Freud” ought to be coming to a theater near you. This nonfiction work crackles like […]

National Book Festival Returns to an In-Person Experience (photos)

September 5, 2022

“The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest men of past centuries.” ― René Descartes Over the course of its 20-year history, the Library of […]

Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘My Place in the Sun: Life in the Golden Age of Hollywood and Washington’ 

August 17, 2022

Meet a fortunate son genuinely grateful for his luck.  Reviewed by Kitty Kelley  Sometimes, the sons of famous fathers are cursed. “They’re born on third base and think they’ve hit […]