Jenna and Barbara Bush’s ‘Sisters First’

November 8, 2017

Depending on your age, you might remember Jenna and Barbara Bush as former President George H.W. Bush’s precocious granddaughters. Or perhaps you may always see them as former President George […]

Silva’s ‘Black Widow’ and ‘House of Spies’

November 6, 2017

Both books — all of Daniel Silva’s books (he has written 20) — are as up to the minute as the latest sound of a car bomb exploding somewhere in the world. 

Conspiracy Theories Old and New

October 30, 2017

Today, distrust in government, the media and most institutions, including universities, is high. Many believe these disconcerting times of mistrust began with the assassination of JFK and Robert F. Kennedy in the 1960s.

Philip Levy, Owner of Bridge Street Books, Dies

October 14, 2017

A memorial service was held 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 16, at Washington Hebrew Congregation.

Adding to the List of Those We Miss

September 25, 2017

There are times when not-so-famous folks pass on and we miss the chance to salute them, to express our appreciation. Here is our writer’s September round up.

Sally Quinn Talks About ‘Finding Magic’

September 18, 2017

During a conversation about her new book at St. John’s Church, Quinn spoke about her grappling with God, religion and practices.

FALL PREVIEW ARTS

September 13, 2017

“Politically and socially, we are at the edge of another precipice. And those of us who are artists must charge into the fray, leading a charge to turn a tide.” — […]

Book Lovers Flock to National Book Festival (photos)

September 5, 2017

After 12 years on the National Mall, the festival moved indoors in 2014. On a particularly rainy start to Labor Day weekend, this felt like a good choice.

Tischler’s Take: ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ at Oak Hill Cemetery

July 27, 2017

“Lincoln in the Bardo” will confound you, will move you and make you feel drugged at times, will challenge your conceptions of what a novel should be — but also […]

Georgetown Authors

July 26, 2017

Georgetown has always been known for its writers and — once upon a time — for its many bookstores. Here is a partial list of once and present Georgetown authors, […]