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‘American Lady: The Life of Susan Mary Alsop’

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley For the “American aristocrat” who hobnobbed with Washington’s power elite for four decades, maintaining her place in society mattered most. The jacket...

Performance Arts Preview

By Gary Tischler and Richard Selden OPERA Verdi’s ever-popular “La traviata” — his musical tribute to the life and especially death of every courtesan that ever...

Weekend Round Up September 13, 2018

During this weekend of countries and cultures, you can drape kilts at Dumbarton House, do tai chi in Chinatown Park and, on Sunday, take in a Central American fiesta and an Egyptian accordion concert.

Burt Reynolds: An American Original

The many faces of Reynolds, who died on Sept. 6 at 82, somehow meld into one: the rugged cop, the rugged private eye, the rugged cowboy, the rugged good ol' boy.

Georgetowner Was First Miss America

Margaret Gorman was crowned “Miss America” in 1921. She also snagged a less politically correct title, “The Most Beautiful Bathing Girl,” for her turn at the “Bather’s Revue.”

Record Numbers at National Book Festival (photos)

Thousands were turned away as Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor discussed her new books for children on the festival's main stage, the Washington Convention Center's 2,500-seat ballroom having quickly filled to capacity.

Neil Simon’s Gift to Us

Hearing of the Broadway playwright's death, on Aug. 26, our writer remembered laughter of all sorts: the guffaw, the broad burst of noise, the laughter that sounds like a soundtrack, even the silent laughter.

Artifacts Hint at Halcyon House’s Past

On Aug. 21, at the Georgetown Public Library, Jennifer Porter-Lupu, a doctoral student in anthropology at Northwestern University, presented a portion of what she had uncovered.

202Creates Becomes a Year-Round ‘Movement’

Opening night of the third annual 202Creates will kick off at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at City Winery, 1350 Okie St. NE, a concert venue and urban winery in Ivy City.