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New Guidebook: Local Writer’s Take on D.C.

Author Samantha Sault has an appealing, credible voice that takes readers of this new Moon guidebook beneath D.C.’s polished surface.

Sidwell Senior Raises Funds With Photo Book

Sydnee Lubar, a senior at Sidwell Friends School, has already achieved an alliterative triple crown: author, artist and advocate. At age 12, Lubar was diagnosed...

‘Just a Journalist: On the Press, Life, and the Spaces Between’

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley The Pulitzer-winning reporter recounts the pitfalls of proffering an opinion. If Linda Greenhouse is “just a journalist,” then Secretariat is just a...

‘Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret’

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley The book cover shouts “rollicking, irresistible, un-put-downable.” The blurbs trumpet “original, hilarious, memorable,” even “a level of genius.” Even if all...

Woodward’s ‘Fear’: A Splash, Then Silence

The combination of book and New York Times editorial was explosive, and, one would think, would provide enough fodder for speculative editorializing and deep-think, deep-state posturing to last the rest of Trump’s term, or at least for a week or two.       

‘Studio 54 Forever’ at House of Sweden

Hasse Persson spent more than 100 nights at Studio 54 as the only photographer allowed inside by co-owner Steve Rubell after press hours. An exhibition of his photographs is on view from Sept. 22 to Dec. 9.

Weekend Round Up September 20, 2018

It’s a double festival weekend with Old Town Alexandria’s King Street Art Festival, postponed by Hurricane Florence, now going head-to-head with the Chesapeake Oyster & Wine Festival at National Harbor.

‘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...

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.