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Albert Finney: An Actor’s Life

Finney died on Feb. 7 at the age of 82, leaving behind his wife, two former wives, a son from his first marriage, two grandchildren and a considerable body of work.

Russell Baker and Other Recent Losses

If Baker was one of the more prominent losses suffered by the rest of us this month, it was not as if death was taking a holiday. All kinds of people and some noted animals died.

Weekend Round Up January 31, 2019

This weekend at the Kennedy Center, American Ballet Theatre is in town to perform “Harlequinade.” Friday is International Gruit Day, Saturday is Groundhog Day and you know what Sunday is.

‘All In’ for the Georgetown Book Club

By Kitty Kelley I’ve got a girl crush on the Georgetown Book Club. To a woman, they are attractive, professionally accomplished and whip-smart. They love to...

Lots of Variety at Washington Winter Show

Like other antiques shows (many of which have deemphasized the word “antiques”), the Washington Winter Show is no longer dominated by brown furniture and folk and fine art.

‘Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch’

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley Anyone who has followed the Kennedys knows the bar is high for books on the subject. Having been inundated for the...

‘The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy’

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley “The Patriarch” is the perfect title for the life story of Joseph Patrick Kennedy (1888–1969). It resounds with the drama of...

Weekend Round Up December 13, 2018

It is a weekend of wreaths, with wreath-making workshops at Tudor Place and the Wreaths Across America event at Arlington National Cemetery.

Capitol Buzz: Lots of Goodbyes

Our columnist reports on the loss of George H.W. Bush and the departure (and arrival) of representatives and senators, also recommending some novels and memoirs.

Weekend Round Up November 29, 2018

“Brewlights at Zoolights” is tonight and “Demystifying Amaro” is tomorrow. Come out for the Swedish Christmas Bazaar on Saturday and the National Menorah Lighting on Sunday.