D.C. Rises Early for the Royal Wedding

May 21, 2018

Excitement built at 7 a.m. at the Ritz-Carlton in the West End as all attention turned to the three large TV monitors live-streaming the wedding from Windsor Castle.

Death of a New Journalist

May 17, 2018

“Bonfire of the Vanities” author Tom Wolfe, who died May 14 at age 88, changed the way we looked at writers, as we saw how they saw the world.  

Here’s to Happiness Royal

May 14, 2018

Every day lately, we are inundated with facts and figures, and history, and corgis and nephews and nieces, and pound-sterling images and the faces of a couple — his ruddy lightness, her warm openness.

Correspondents’ Dinner 2018: A Tale of 2 Parties

April 30, 2018

The president held his own party in a place called Washington, Michigan — a party that was not so much a party as it was a rally and a brag-fest, at which he roasted the media instead of the media roasting him.

Covering Zuck in a Suit on the Hill

April 12, 2018

Some media focused on the threat of future regulation of Facebook. “Mark hints at future fees,” some ominously noted. Others warned about or recommended “comprehensive” legislation.

Mary Jo Kopechne Portrayed in ‘Chappaquiddick’

April 9, 2018

Kopechne’s story actually makes two stops in Georgetown, not seen in the film. She lived on the 1200 block of 35th Street and then more famously at 2712 Olive St. NW, a home once owned by the Washington Post’s Kathleen Parker.

Live from Brooklyn … It’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

April 2, 2018

On Easter Sunday, April 1, the audience yelled when John Legend as Jesus himself showed off his upper range, when a roaring trio of guitars did their thing, when Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas blasted the title song out into Brooklyn and beyond. 

‘Enough Is Enough,’ Say the Kids

March 26, 2018

On Saturday, March 24, they all came together — 800,000, 500,000 or 250,000 strong, depending on the reports you believe — for the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C.

Georgetown U. Panel Reflects on School Shootings


Moderated by Mo Elleithee, executive director of the university’s Institute of Politics and Public Service, the panel included current student Sarah Clements, whose mother, a teacher, survived the Sandy Hook shooting.

Painful Memories of School Shootings Will Remain

March 20, 2018

Years from now, when Americans once again analyze and try to account for yet another school shooting, the events at Great Mills High School in Maryland on March 20 about […]