Weekend Round Up January 31, 2019

January 31, 2019

This weekend at the Kennedy Center, American Ballet Theatre is in town to perform “Harlequinade.” Friday is International Gruit Day, Saturday is Groundhog Day and you know what Sunday is.

‘All In’ for the Georgetown Book Club

January 23, 2019

By Kitty Kelley [Editor’s note: Usually in this space, The Georgetowner runs book reviews by author Kitty Kelley. In this issue, we switch it up and find Kelley joining a […]

Lots of Variety at Washington Winter Show

January 14, 2019

Like other antiques shows (many of which have deemphasized the word “antiques”), the Washington Winter Show is no longer dominated by brown furniture and folk and fine art.

‘Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch’

January 9, 2019

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley Anyone who has followed the Kennedys knows the bar is high for books on the subject. Having been inundated for the past 50 years with hundreds […]

‘The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy’

December 19, 2018

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley “The Patriarch” is the perfect title for the life story of Joseph Patrick Kennedy (1888–1969). It resounds with the drama of rolling drums to introduce a […]

Weekend Round Up December 13, 2018

December 13, 2018

It is a weekend of wreaths, with wreath-making workshops at Tudor Place and the Wreaths Across America event at Arlington National Cemetery.

Capitol Buzz: Lots of Goodbyes

December 3, 2018

Our columnist reports on the loss of George H.W. Bush and the departure (and arrival) of representatives and senators, also recommending some novels and memoirs.

Weekend Round Up November 29, 2018

November 29, 2018

“Brewlights at Zoolights” is tonight and “Demystifying Amaro” is tomorrow. Come out for the Swedish Christmas Bazaar on Saturday and the National Menorah Lighting on Sunday.

Books in a Noisy World

November 26, 2018

Bookish thoughts triggered by the recent passing of James Billington, Todd Boll and William Goldman, along with an upcoming event on Emily Dickinson’s birthday.

The One That Got Away ‘The Tuscan Child’

November 21, 2018

Unfortunately, this prolific writer’s heroine does not have the style and panache of Nancy Drew. Rhys Bowen is the pen name for the British woman who has written “The Tuscan […]