Jim Bouton: Yankee Pitcher, ‘Ball Four’ Author

July 18, 2019

Baseball was America’s green-grass-in-the-outfield game, often made romantic, patriotic and whatnot, and the baseball upholders of the faith didn’t like locker room stories.          

‘Food on the Move: Dining on the Legendary Railway Journeys of the World’

June 5, 2019

Reviewed by Kitty Kelly “Food on the Move” is an uninspired title, especially for a book that presents epicurean dining on some of the world’s legendary railways. Why couldn’t the […]

‘The Naked Truth’: Q&A With Leslie Morgan

May 28, 2019

Morgan, a former general manager of the Washington Post Magazine, is the author of “Mommy Wars,” “Crazy Love,” “The Baby Chase” and now “The Naked Truth.”

Herman Wouk: Writer With a Big W

May 20, 2019

For a considerable time, starting in 1951, Wouk and his wife Betty lived on the corner of Potomac and M Streets in a home that is part of Smith Row, dating to 1810.

Appreciating D.C.’s Jazz History

April 10, 2019

On April 17, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, the Citizens Association of Georgetown hosts Georgetown University professor Maurice Jackson conversing with local jazz greats.

Bob Levey’s ‘Novel’ Candidate: Too Good to Be True

February 21, 2019

“Larry Felder, Candidate,” the debut novel by Bob Levey — who wrote daily columns about Washington life in the Washington Post for decades — takes a dramatic turn mid-book.

Weekend Round Up February 21, 2019


The Atlas Intersections Festival is in full swing (with a Sunday screening of “The Adventures of Prince Achmed”) and the Architecture & Design Film Festival runs throughout the weekend.

‘Trailblazer’: Dorothy Gilliam of the Post

February 20, 2019

“I do not recall growing up in fear,” writes Dorothy Gilliam in her new book, “Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist’s Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America.”  Now 82 […]

A Gift of Love, Always

February 14, 2019

Love runs on words, sweet words, outrageous words, words like jet fuel, words as imaginary happenings, flying fast and furious and helpless with imaginary wings. 

Albert Finney: An Actor’s Life

February 11, 2019

Finney died on Feb. 7 at the age of 82, leaving behind his wife, two former wives, a son from his first marriage, two grandchildren and a considerable body of work.