|1996_DC_CJones_961001||6||Barnes & Noble -- Chuck Jones|
|2002_DC_Buchwald_021115||6||Borders -- Art Buchwald|
Art Buchwald, the Washington Post humorist, was doing a book-signing locally so I trudged up to the Dupont Circle area to see him. He's certainly an interesting looking person and he radiates warmth and cheer. While I was there, he pointed over to a shelf with best sellers and said "Death and decay....
|1998_VA_Shaara_980627||4||Borders -- Jeff Shaara ("Gods and Generals")|
|2002_DC_Morris_020205||7||Capitol Hill History Project -- Edmund and Sylvia Morris (Teddy Roosevelt)|
This was the inaugural lecture of the Capitol Hill History Project. Edmund Morris had recently published his second book on Theodore Roosevelt, called "Theodore Rex". He had also written the first in that series, called "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt" as well as "Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan." His...
|2002_DC_Smith_020910||7||Capitol Hill History Project -- Edward C Smith (Capitol Hill During the Civil War)|
This meeting was held at the Masonic Naval Lodge Hall. Introduced by John Franzen (chairman of the Ruth Ann Overbeck Capitol Hill History Project) and then Lucinda Janke (Kiplinger Washington Collection), Professor Edward C Smith from American University gave a talk about "Capitol Hill During the Civil...
|2002_DC_Smith_021112||21||Capitol Hill History Project -- Sam and Kathryn Smith|
This session of the CHHP was a lively discussion by Sam and Kathy Smith, who've been activists on the Hill for years. They discussed life on the Hill from the 1960's forward. Sam was the editor of the Capital East Gazette, a founder of the DC Statehood Party, and the national Green Party. (As John...
|2002_VA_KB_021207||6||Costco @ Pentagon City -- Ken Burns ("Civil War" DVD)|
Ken Burns was at the Costco in Pentagon City to promote the DVD version of the "Civil War" documentary series that he did for PBS. I thought it would be crowded but it wasn't--I guess $85 items aren't exactly impulse buys. As he sat signing next to a drip from a leak in the ceiling, he said he was...
|1996_DC_JLeno_961001||2||Crown Books -- Jay Leno|
|1997_MD_McCarthy_971114||1||Crown Books -- Jenny McCarthy (not great pictures)|
These weren't great pictures.
|2002_DC_DOCSF_021216||26||Dept of Commerce -- Secretary's Forum: Children of the Twilight Struggle|
The Secretary's Forum is a periodic event that Commerce sponsors. This particular one was called "Children of the Twilight Struggle: Reflections From The Cold War & Its Relevance To The War On Terrorism". This event, introduced by Secretary of Commerce Don Evans, featured Sergei Khrushchev (Soviet...
|2001_DC_SIAIR_Signing_010701||5||Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Book Signing|
|2002_DC_NPC_BookFair_021114||47||NPC -- 25th Annual Book Fair & Authors' Night (2002)|
This was an amazing event! I'd never been to this but there were authors out the wazoo here. Very cool!
Authors here: Phyllis George, George Will, Kenneth Starr, Dick Morris, Jeff Shaara, David Roosevelt, C. Brian Kelly, Lisa Beamer, Carlo D'Este, Chris Matthews, Tom Shales, Robert Guillaume,...
|2002_DC_SAAR_021210||9||Smithsonian Associates -- Andy Rooney|
Andy was promoting his new book "Common Nonsense". The 60 Minutes commentator was interesting to listen to as he talked about his life as a reporter during World War II and his impressions of George W. He couldn't understand why the President was so popular given how the Iraqi situation was going--the...
|2002_DC_SAJC_020611||1||Smithsonian Associates -- John Cleese|
While it was a thrill to see John Cleese, his presentation didn't go so well. There was a moderator who decided it would be appropriate to spend more time discussing his own feelings than John's. And there was a long retrospective film of John's ventures (including Monty Python of course but including a...
|2002_DC_SARCH_021010||14||Smithsonian Associates -- Richard C Hottelet|
Richard C Hottelet was one of Edward R Murrow's reporters. Together, the "Murrow Boys" provided radio commentary during World War II which kept the American public informed about what was going on over there. Hottelet himself was temporarily imprisoned by the Nazis, watched the invasion of D-Day, and a...
|2019_08_12_Straczynski||117||Politics & Prose -- J. Michael Straczynski ("Becoming Superman")|
J. Michael Straczynski - Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood
Straczynski is best known as the creator of the Babylon 5 and Sense8 TV shows, but his amazing four-decade career also encompasses screenwriting—Changeling, Thor, and World War Z—writing for several D.C. and Marvel Comi... (Partially reviewed)
|2019_09_04E1_Munroe||132||Politics & Prose -- Randall Munroe ("How To")|
Randall Munroe - How To — in conversation with Alexandra Petri at Sidwell Friends
Randall Munroe, the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the #1 New York Times bestsellers What If? and Thing Explainer, brings readers a way to better understand the science and technology behind... (Partially reviewed)
|2019_09_12D2_Johnston||154||DC -- Embassy of Canada -- Opening Reception for "For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston"|
The Canadian Embassy invites you to the opening recepiton of For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston. The artists will be in attendance.
Introductory remarks were made by Denis Chouinard (Counsellor, Public Affairs, Embassy of Canada) and ???.
Folks in the audience included Martha Ke... (Partially reviewed)
|2019_08_02C2_Touchstone_AmerIsO||152||DC -- Touchstone Gallery -- Opening Reception: America Is...|
AMERICA IS ...
Artists Explore, Ask and Answer: What is America today?
National Juried Show
On display: August 2 – 29, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, 6 - 8:30 pm
Hors d'oeuvres by Occasions Caterers
Gourmet Frozen Desserts by Moorenko's Ice Cream
Program: 7pm - jurors remarks, 7:15pm - c... (Partially reviewed)
|2019_09_09A1_Bushnell||92||Politics & Prose -- Candace Bushnell ("Is There Still Sex in the City?") w/Barrie Hardymon|
Candace Bushnell - Is There Still Sex in the City? — in conversation with Barrie Hardymon
Bushnell’s 1996 Sex and the City launched the hit HBO series and revolutionized attitudes to sex and dating. In her new book she continues her sharp and funny exploration of relationships by following the adven... (Partially reviewed)