Arts & Society
Arts Bytes , Dec. 2023
Dr. King’s Words, and Trump’s
January 16, 2018•
In the end, the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday became a day when the president was questioned about his stand on race.
Overheard at Lunch: D.C. Gossip Girl
January 10, 2018•
Kal Penn Brunches at Busboys Busboys and Poets tweeted a photo of actor, producer and former White House staffer Kal Penn during the holiday season. The actor stopped in for […]
Ben Bradlee Biopic Premieres on HBO Tonight
December 1, 2017•
The 90-minute documentary — “The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee” — covers Bradlee’s life from Boston to Washington, D.C., focusing on his legendary journalistic career.
The Mighty Have Fallen — Some of Them
November 30, 2017•
The sheer numbers of accused and accusers and the strength of the sexual harassment scandals — launching a #metoo wave on social media — seem to be having a hopeful and surprising result.
Brazile Puts It All on the Table
November 24, 2017•
Brazile’s just released book is titled “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House.” It’s a double entendre (get it?).
The Age of Trump: Right Here, Right Now
November 18, 2017•
Historians like to sum up their sphere of interest in terms of ages as in “the Age of Napoleon” or “the Age of Revolution” or “The Age of Roosevelt.” Will […]
The Old Normal of Halloween on Lanier Place
November 2, 2017•
Even in these Days of Trump, Halloween 2017 was normal, the old and buzzing and traditional normal, in which “trick or treat” still means a little girl with a lit pumpkin or bags for candy saying thank you, and nobody really tricks anybody.
Profs and Pints: “The Case for Impeachment”
October 23, 2017•
Profs and Pints: “The Case for Impeachment,” a discussion with Allan J. Lichtman, Distinguished Professor of History at American University. Allan J. Lichtman gained widespread recognition last year for his […]
In Trump’s Wake, Hurricane Harvey
October 19, 2017•
It looks like the beginning of an intense debate, from which there is no returning to a status quo where the outrageous activities of a Harvey Weinstein go unnoticed or are excused as locker-room normalcy.
Miscommunication in Chief
October 11, 2017•
Donald J. Trump’s brief visit to Puerto Rico last week cries out for comment. This is an individual who refuses to assume the role that Americans expect of their president. […]