Reese Witherspoon Coming to Anthem on Book Tour

Less story-heavy than memoirs by Mindy Kaling and Tina Fey, Witherspoon’s book reads like an issue of Architectural Digest starring her “Legally Blonde” character Elle Woods.

‘A History of France’

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley A streamlined, merry romp through glorious Gaul. Imagine you have an 88-year-old grandfather who lives in London and is crossing the pond...

Weekend Round Up October 18, 2018

Sunday is performance-packed, with appearances by the Handel and Haydn Society, the Cathedral Choral Society under Leonard Slatkin, "Sholom Aleichem" and Eve Ensler and Anne Lamott.

Capitol Newspeg: Majority, Diversity, Civility

What would happen if the majority changes in the House? Plus different ways to approach diversity on the Supreme Court and when and where incivility is apparently okay.

New Guidebook: Local Writer’s Take on D.C.

Author Samantha Sault has an appealing, credible voice that takes readers of this new Moon guidebook beneath D.C.’s polished surface.

Sidwell Senior Raises Funds With Photo Book

Sydnee Lubar, a senior at Sidwell Friends School, has already achieved an alliterative triple crown: author, artist and advocate. At age 12, Lubar was diagnosed...

‘Just a Journalist: On the Press, Life, and the Spaces Between’

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley The Pulitzer-winning reporter recounts the pitfalls of proffering an opinion. If Linda Greenhouse is “just a journalist,” then Secretariat is just a...

‘Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret’

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley The book cover shouts “rollicking, irresistible, un-put-downable.” The blurbs trumpet “original, hilarious, memorable,” even “a level of genius.” Even if all...

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

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

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.