‘Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World’

July 11, 2018

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley Creative genius aside, the famed artist was hardly a good guy I had no idea until I read “Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World” […]

Advice on Parenting: Ask Chloe

July 9, 2018

How to beat the potential for summer lags in academic advancement? The key is making sure that kids stay creative, imaginative and exploratory — plus the good, old-fashioned R&R we crave at any age.

Charles Krauthammer, 1950–2018

June 25, 2018

His passing dealt a severe blow to the barren, divisive national debate, not only on immigration (in which T-shirts are used as campaign literature and placards as potential weapons), but on most issues.       

Palmieri: One Day, Women Will Run the World

June 21, 2018

On June 18 at the Woman’s National Democratic Club, Jennifer Palmieri read from the first chapter of her book, “Dear Madame President,” and related experiences from her time on the Clinton campaign and in the election’s aftermath.

‘Hamilton’ Popping Eyes, Ears, Minds in D.C.

Founding Father Alexander Hamilton — in the form of the Broadway smash “Hamilton” — has finally landed in Washington, D.C., ensconced until Sept. 16 in the Kennedy Center Opera House.

Weekend Round Up June 21, 2018

Metropolitan Washington BBQ & Grilling Week ends Friday. Then, on Saturday and Sunday, four blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue will be smokin’ for the National Capital BBQ Battle.

‘His Father’s Son: The Life of General Ted Roosevelt Jr.’ This biography of the younger TR inexplicably ignores several key components of the man’s life

June 20, 2018

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley After reading “His Father’s Son: The Life of General Ted Roosevelt Jr.” by Tim Brady, you understand why military service fired the passions of the 26th […]

Stunning New Cleveland Park Library Opens

June 18, 2018

The construction of the modernistic building at the corner of Malcolm Street and Connecticut Avenue had been observed by neighbors and Connecticut Avenue drivers and joggers for almost two years.

Weekend Round Up June 7, 2018

June 7, 2018

The DC Jazz Festival starts Friday, which happens to be the birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright. Saturday is all-pride, all-the-time; the parade steps off at 22nd and P Streets at 4:30 p.m.

‘Robin: The Definitive Biography of Robin Williams’ His Star Shines, This Biography Less So

June 6, 2018

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley Shakespeare set the gold standard for honoring a beloved comedian no longer alive. In Act 5 of “Hamlet,” when the Prince of Denmark sees the skull […]