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 […]

Weekend Round Up May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018

June’s about to bust out with festivals, including the Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk, Jazz ’n Families Fun Days at the Phillips Collection and DanceAfrica’s closing performances at Dance Place.

Remembering WWI on Memorial Day

May 24, 2018

Dubbed the Great War or — hopefully but naively — the “War to End All Wars,” World War I changed America, as it had everything and everybody else.

Weekend Round Up May 24, 2018


Memorial Day weekend observances include the annual concert on the Capitol’s West Lawn on Sunday and the Arlington National Cemetery wreath-laying, followed by the Memorial Day parade down Constitution Avenue, on Monday.