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 […]

The Latest Rock Star: Michelle!

November 15, 2018

In “Becoming,” Michelle Obama talks about her Chicago roots, her law career, her miscarriage, in vitro fertilization, balancing motherhood, the White House years and her distaste for President Donald Trump.

Kitty Kelley Book Club ‘Settle for More: A Memoir’ By Megyn Kelly

November 8, 2018

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley A refreshingly candid work from the Fox News [lately of NBC News] powerhouse. I groaned when the editor suggested I review Megyn Kelly’s memoir, “Settle for […]

Reese Witherspoon Coming to Anthem on Book Tour

October 25, 2018

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’

October 24, 2018

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 to tell you about […]

Weekend Round Up October 18, 2018

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

October 15, 2018

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.

October 11, 2018

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

October 10, 2018

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 with scoliosis, an abnormal curvature […]

‘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 horse. With a Phi […]