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Cafe Milano Sets the Stage for Its Silver Anniversary

While the food and service are important, the Italian restaurant is known as D.C.'s place to see to be seen — and it touts itself as a "safe-haven for lawmakers and political operatives on both sides of the aisle."

Woolly Mammoth’s Howard Shalwitz to Speak

Georgetown Media Group’s next Cultural Leadership Breakfast, on Thursday, Dec. 7, at the George Town Club, will feature Howard Shalwitz, Woolly's cofounder and artistic director.

Weekend Round Up November 9, 2017

On Veterans Day weekend: a book signing at the National Archives, a salute to the military at the Kennedy Center and a hike from Fletcher’s Cove to raise funds for Warrior Expeditions.

Mathewes Speaks at Cultural Leadership Breakfast

A milestone in Melanie Mathewes's effort to expand the audience for the National Sporting Library & Museum is the exhibition “The Horse in Ancient Greek Art,” which opened Sept. 9 and runs through Jan. 14.

A Chat With Mezzo-Soprano Elizabeth DeShong

DeShong — the words “important” and “rising star” keep appearing in her notices — is currently playing the “pants” or “trouser” role of the heroic knight Ruggiero in Washington National Opera’s first-ever production of Handel’s “Alcina.”

Two Rare Operas: “La straniera” and “Alcina”

In opera, as in most things, there is rare, and then there is rare. While the opera repertoire is large in all of its modes,...

Jenna and Barbara Bush’s ‘Sisters First’

Depending on your age, you might remember Jenna and Barbara Bush as former President George H.W. Bush’s precocious granddaughters. Or perhaps you may always...

Silva’s ‘Black Widow’ and ‘House of Spies’

Both books — all of Daniel Silva’s books (he has written 20) — are as up to the minute as the latest sound of a car bomb exploding somewhere in the world. 

Conspiracy Theories Old and New

Today, distrust in government, the media and most institutions, including universities, is high. Many believe these disconcerting times of mistrust began with the assassination of JFK and Robert F. Kennedy in the 1960s.

Fats Domino, Who Survived Katrina, Dies at 89

For people who grew up (or not) at the dawn of rock and roll, the news that Fats Domino — one of the genre's creators and legends — had died was sad and not a little devastating. 

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