Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘Pelosi’

Molly Ball's book is expertly crafted and thoroughly researched, but readers are kept at a remove, being deprived of on-the-record quotes from Pelosi's family, friends, colleagues and adversaries.

Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘The Story I Am’

In "The Story I Am: Mad About the Writing Life," acclaimed author and essayist Roger Rosenblatt mines his personal oeuvre.

Mostly Virtual Arts Round Up, July 9, 2020

Those venturing out can augment their reality on the National Mall or visit niche museums in Frederick and (starting July 17) Middleburg. And French cuisine would be apropos this weekend.

Mostly Virtual Arts Round Up, July 16, 2020

The National Gallery of Art has reopened the ground floor of its West Building and the Athenaeum Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia, is presenting "Elzbieta Sikorska: Everything is Double."

‘Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography’

UNSUNG OR UNWELL? REEVALUATING THE FIRST LADY THROUGH A FEMINIST LENS “Mary Todd Lincoln remains America’s most provocative First Lady,” writes Jean H. Baker in...

Mostly Virtual Arts Round Up, July 23, 2020

The zoo gates are opening on Connecticut Avenue and the hangar doors are going up (so to speak) in Chantilly. But don't put your screens away yet.

‘Swing Kings: The Inside Story of Baseball’s Home Run Revolution’

THE OLD-SCHOOL STYLE OF BATTING HAS BEEN TURNED ON ITS HEAD From the title, “Swing Kings,” readers might think Jared Diamond is writing about Duke...

Panel on Racism’s Legacy in Georgetown, Sept. 1

Admission to the online panel discussion and Q&A, “Reckoning the Legacy of Race and Racism in Georgetown,” on Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., is free.

‘The Lost Diary of M: A Novel’

THIS FICTIONALIZED ACCOUNT OF ONE OF JFK’S REAL-LIFE LOVERS WILL DELIGHT CAMELOT BUFFS AND GOSSIP HOUNDS ALIKE Many intriguing stories spring from the “what if...

Does Bob Woodward Ever Get Angry?

Temperament and stamina have been Woodward’s journalistic and authorial superpowers since the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting he and Carl Bernstein did starting in 1972.