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

September 25, 2018

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

September 20, 2018

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’

September 12, 2018

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 copy makes your mouth […]

Record Numbers at National Book Festival (photos)

September 4, 2018

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

August 30, 2018

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.

‘Across the China Sea’: A Novel

August 22, 2018

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley This slim novel by Gaute Heivoll, translated by Nadia Christensen, presents the life of a couple we know only as Papa and Mama. The pair built […]

Summer Reading, Part Two

August 16, 2018

Still seeking books to tuck in your weekend bag (or download)? In part two of our summer reading list, seven Georgetowner staffers share their recommendations.

Summer Reading, Part One

August 9, 2018

Georgetowner contributing photographer Patrick G. Ryan offers three recommendations for your end-of-summer reading list: a crime novel set in 1950s Germany, a horror/sci fi collection and the true story of a jungle expedition.

‘The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency’

August 8, 2018

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley Meet the powerful men behind the powerful man. Political junkies will cartwheel into line to grab copies of “The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of […]