Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘Henry Adams in Washington’

January 14, 2021

By Kitty Kelley

If an academic book is one that can be taught in college, then “Henry Adams in Washington: Linking the Personal and Public Lives of America’s Man of Letters” succeeds. In fact, this book, by Ormond …

Weekly Arts Round Up, January 14, 2021

Several upcoming events will pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in music and poetry. Though D.C. museums remain closed, the Phillips Collection will present an online wire workshop and the Smithsonian American Art Museum will host a virtual …

Kitty Kelley Book Club: David Rubenstein’s ‘How to Lead’

January 4, 2021

By Kitty Kelley

The Irish were the first to master the art of television conversation with “The Late Late Show,” moderated by Gay Byrne in Dublin from 1962 to 1990 and still running today with various hosts. Then came the …

Weekend Arts Round Up, December 10, 2020

December 10, 2020

Hanukkah begins at sundown tonight, Dec. 10 — and it’s the last day to register for Temple Shalom’s virtual bake-along. On Tuesday, Politics and Prose will welcome Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia and ESPN’s Jesse Washington, co-author of legendary …

Weekly Arts Round Up, November 26, 2020

November 26, 2020

Holiday programs are soon to begin at Tudor Place and Dumbarton House. In the meantime, there is streaming aplenty — including a pressed-plant demo. Click on the headings below for details. Happy Thanksgiving!

Washington Stage Guild: Online Play

Washington Stage …

Weekly Arts Round Up, November 19, 2020

November 19, 2020

Among the art exhibitions open for in-person visits is Glenstone’s first display of works by British artist Tacita Dean. Nov. 23 is the Day of Reflection, the D.C. arts community’s tribute to those lost to COVID-19. Due to the rise

Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own’

November 11, 2020

Gird yourselves, white America: Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is putting you on notice, and he brought the receipts. The James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies at Princeton prefaces his eighth book — “Begin Again: James Baldwin’s …

Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘The Answer Is …: Reflections on My Life’

November 9, 2020

Note: This review, by Kitty Kelley, originally appeared in the Oct. 14, 2020, issue of The Georgetowner. It is republished here in tribute to Alex Trebek, who passed away on Nov. 8.

The category is: Farewell Books.

The answer is: …

Weekly Arts Round Up, October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020

This year’s Smithsonian Food History Weekend and a panel tomorrow on the legacy of John Lewis will take place online. In person, you can visit the Kreeger Museum and, soon, Planet Word. Click on the headings below for details.


Does Bob Woodward Ever Get Angry?

October 13, 2020

Why is Bob Woodward’s new book called “Rage”?

The half of President Donald Trump’s face on the book jacket doesn’t look particularly angry. And in the excerpts from Woodward’s 17 one-on-one interviews with the president, there is not a spark …