Kitty Kelley Book Club: David Rubenstein’s ‘How to Lead’

January 4, 2021

The Carlyle Group co-founder is capitalizing on his television show by publishing some of his interviews. This volume features 15 men and 15 women he deems as exemplifying leadership.

Pianist Leon Fleisher, 1928-2020

August 3, 2020

Fleisher, who died on Aug. 2, was not only a Leon but a Leo, which fit. From a young age, he was a celebrity in the world of classical music, which loomed larger in mid-20th-century American culture than it does today.

A State Funeral Illuminates the Life of George H.W. Bush and America         

December 6, 2018

State funerals are high and mighty, sometimes surreal occasions, solemn and full of formality, and, contrarily, stretched to the limits of theatrical and historical high drama. For such an effect, the […]

John McCain: The Long Goodbye

September 3, 2018

The presence and participation of the two presidents, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, was practically an ode to embracing bipartisanship, as opposed to a eulogy for it, as well as a kind of affront to the absence of President Donald Trump.

Sen. John McCain, Gone Too Soon at 81

August 27, 2018

McCain had qualities that might have inspired us moving forward: humor, the experience of suffering, a heroic nature, principles and honor, a natural optimism about American virtues and the nation’s future.