Kitty Kelley Tells (Almost) All

May 9, 2024

Georgetown’s own Kitty Kelley and “America’s bestselling investigative biographer” bedazzled her audience on the sun drenched penthouse patio of Alan and Nancy Taylor Bubes that overlooks the Potomac River. The […]

‘Hair Force One’: Intimate Yet Respectful  

April 10, 2024

Eivind Bjerke — a Norwegian immigrant who became the hairdresser of first ladies, royalty and Georgetown “who’s-whos” — tells his remarkable life story in “Hair Force One.” The new paperback […]

Book Goes to the Dogs — and Vet’s Admirers

March 27, 2024

More than 200 Georgetowners gathered at Georgetown Veterinary Hospital on M Street to celebrate the release of Dr. Lee Morgan’s new book, “Four Thousand Paws—Caring for the Dogs of the […]

Education: Some Hopeful News on D.C.’s ‘Reading Crisis’ 

January 22, 2024

Although D.C. public school students are suffering through a well-documented “reading crisis,” some hopeful signs for progress appear to be emerging on the city’s horizon.  Representing Ward 2 on the […]

Chip Reid’s ‘Battle Scars’ Talk at City Tavern on Jan. 25

January 18, 2024

Georgetown neighbor and retired journalist Chip Reid has authored an intense war book of action and remembrance. The urgency of  “Battle Scars: Twenty Years Later: 3d Battalion 5th Marines Looks […]

Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘After Elizabeth: Can the Monarchy Save Itself?’ 

January 10, 2024

A brash young author offers dubious advice to the crown.    “After Elizabeth” purports to be the first life-saving buoy tossed to a drowning monarchy. “We’ve been conning ourselves,” writes […]

Book Watch: New Fairy Tales for Stepmothers 

December 4, 2023

[Sponsored Content] “You already know how the “wicked stepmother” has become enshrined in legend and folklore. But in this modern era, most of us who are stepmothers or have one […]

Q&A Cafe: Kitty Kelley, Neighbor and Author of ‘Unauthorized’ Books 

October 12, 2023

“I do not relish living in a world where information is authorized, sanitized and homogenized. I read banned books. I applaud whistleblowers, and I reject any suppression by church or […]

Laurence Leamer on ‘Hitchcock’s Blondes’

October 11, 2023

Laurence “Larry” Leamer lives “just over the bridge at 2501 M.” On decent days, he walks through Georgetown, enjoying the beauty of the neighborhood. Little do most know, the down-to-earth […]

Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘August Wilson: A Life’ 

September 13, 2023

This biography’s brilliance approaches that of its subject.  The celebrated playwright August Wilson (1945-2005) was born Frederick August Kittel Jr. to a Black mother and a White father who abandoned […]