The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free

July 14, 2021

THIS OTHERWISE INFORMATIVE HISTORY IS HAMSTRUNG BY ITS FIXATION ON SYLVIA PLATH’S NOTORIOUS SUICIDE Back in the day (circa 1930 – 1960), small-town girls with big-city dreams headed for New […]

‘The Age of Acrimony: How Americans Fought to Fix Their Democracy, 1865-1915’

May 17, 2021

A DENSELY WRITTEN, FACT-PACKED ACCOUNT OF A PIVOTAL PERIOD IN U.S. HISTORY “The Age of Acrimony” is an apt title for the combustible years from 1865 to 1915, when, according […]

Weekly Arts Round Up, May 13, 2021

May 13, 2021

This weekend: a “makers market” at Dumbarton House and live jazz at Glover Park Grill. Starting May 21, you can visit Xiao Qi Ji, the National Zoo’s “Little Miracle,” in panda (so to speak).

May Day 50 Years Ago: The Largest Mass Arrest in U.S. History

May 3, 2021

For many in Georgetown in 1971, the protests were right outside their doors, as traffic was snarled and streets trashed, with tear gas in the air.

Weekly Arts Round Up, April 22, 2021

April 22, 2021

Sign up for the National Sporting Library & Museum’s online program on brook trout next Thursday and you may win a sample of dry flies.

Weekly Arts Round Up, April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

Ford’s is presenting a radio play and GALA will reopen with a show about radio plays. This Saturday: a streamed performance by the Thalea String Quartet.

Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘1957: The Year That Launched the American Future’


Former NBC and Fox News correspondent Eric Burns divides his 15th book into five parts, the most important being on race, the cutting issue of our times then and now.

Texas Novelist and Georgetown Bookseller Larry McMurtry, 84

April 1, 2021

The author of “Horseman, Pass By” (reworked by Hollywood as “Hud”), “The Last Picture Show,” “Terms of Endearment” and “Lonesome Dove” died on March 25.

Weekly Arts Round Up, March 18, 2021

March 18, 2021

This Saturday, Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez will be the special guest at the National Archives Museum’s virtual pajama party.

Georgetown Resident Is Co-Author of ‘Dior in Bloom’

March 14, 2021

Each chapter of the book explores a different aspect of Christian Dior’s life and work. Naomi Sachs’s essay focuses on nature as his inspiration and restoration.