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Summer Reading, Part One

Georgetowner contributing photographer Patrick G. Ryan offers three recommendations for your end-of-summer reading list: a crime novel set in 1950s Germany, a horror/sci fi collection and the true story of a jungle expedition.

‘The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency’

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley Meet the powerful men behind the powerful man. Political junkies will cartwheel into line to grab copies of “The Gatekeepers: How...

The Life and Lives of Alice Walker’s Celie

One is amazed by the life and lives Celie has led and embodied. She was born in triumph, often accompanied by controversy, the aura of...

Arena’s ‘Dave’ Offers ’90s Nostalgia

The world-premiere production was written by a trifecta of industry stars: Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan (“Annie”), Tom Kitt (“Next to Normal”) and Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin (“Mean Girls”).

Aug. 7 Is National Night Out

Along with music and food, this year's event at Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets NW, will feature a moon bounce, a game truck, clowns, face painters and information tables.

Georgetown Library Issues Summer Challenge

The gauntlet has been thrown down to Georgetown’s well-read adults: to read a daunting classic like “Ulysses” or “Moby Dick” for at least 20 minutes a day.

Weekend Round Up August 2, 2018

“La donna è mobile” — just ask the Duke of Mantua at Wolf Trap Opera's "Rigoletto" or Sarah Fraser at her live podcast taping on Friday. On Sunday: the Citi Open finals and Signature Theatre’s open house.

Mike Daisey’s ‘The Story of the Gun’

The one-man show, with one table, one chair and many glasses of water, opens tomorrow, July 31, at Woolly Mammoth and has already been extended through Aug. 9.      

Spicer Book Party Lights Up Trump Hotel

Past and present White House aides turned out on July 26 to fete Sean Spicer’s memoir, "The Briefing." Kellyanne Conway and Sarah Huckabee Sanders...

The Kennedy Center Honors: From Astaire to Cher

There has been no word, yea or nay, from the White House as to whether the president and the first lady will attend the Dec. 2 dinner and ceremony.