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2010_DC_SixthVw44DC -- Chinatown -- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Views from Roof
Including two visits to the roof while the entire roof's copper sealing was being replaced.
2013_DC_SixthVw21DC -- Chinatown -- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Views from Roof
View from the roof of Sixth and I.
2016_DC_SixthVw23DC -- Chinatown -- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Views from Roof
2017_DC_SixthVw4DC -- Chinatown -- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Views from Roof
2005_DC_Sixth_I11DC -- Chinatown -- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (600 I St NW)
2007_DC_Sixth_I11DC -- Chinatown -- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (600 I St NW)
2008_DC_Sixth_I50DC -- Chinatown -- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (600 I St NW)
Including construction of a new handicapper ramp.
2009_DC_Sixth_I23DC -- Chinatown -- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (600 I St NW)
Including a nice sunset and the runners group.
2010_DC_Sixth_I9DC -- Chinatown -- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (600 I St NW)
2011_DC_Sixth_I20DC -- Chinatown -- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (600 I St NW)
2013_DC_Sixth_I7DC -- Chinatown -- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (600 I St NW)
Lots of panoramas!
2014_DC_Sixth_I11DC -- Chinatown -- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (600 I St NW)
2015_DC_Sixth_I1DC -- Chinatown -- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (600 I St NW)
2019_DC_Sixth_I10DC -- Chinatown -- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (600 I St NW)
2020_06_07F4_Sixth_I6DC -- Chinatown -- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (600 I St NW)
2020_08_09C2_Sixth_I5DC -- Chinatown -- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (600 I St NW)
2014_DC_Sixth10th42DC -- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- 10th anniversary receptions (two events)
Two social receiptions downstairs. One after Joyce Carol Oates and the other after Neil Patrick Harris.
2011_DC_Mullen_11092084Jewish Primary Day School & Sixth and I -- Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture: Admiral Mike Mullen w/David Brooks
Admiral Mike Mullen, JPDS-NC Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture
Like the late General and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Admiral Mike Mullen has spent his adult life pursuing and promoting peace while also taking up arms in the defense of his country. In the spirit of Rabin, he has frequently spoken about...
2009_DC_Rice_090503167Jewish Primary Day School & Sixth and I -- Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture: Condoleezza Rice ("Perspectives on Peace and War") w/Leon Wieseltier
Condoleezza Rice JPDS-NC Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture: Perspectives on Peace and War:
In her first return appearance in Washington since leaving the State Department, Condoleezza Rice reflects on her experiences in the Middle East, and her commitment to the education of children as a force against...
2008_DC_Wiesel_080527173Jewish Primary Day School & Sixth and I -- Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture: Elie Wiesel ("Peace and War in the Jewish Tradition") w/Leon Wieseltier
Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate, author, professor, and acclaimed humanitarian discussed "Peace and War in the Jewish Tradition" with Leon Wieseltier, literary editor of The New Republic.
In exile and in their homeland, Jews have reflected profoundly upon peace and war.
In our time, Elie Wiesel has been a...
2010_DC_Mitchell_100524124Jewish Primary Day School & Sixth and I -- Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture: George Mitchell w/David Brooks
George Mitchell, JPDS-NC Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture
Making Peace With One’s Enemies: Conflict Resolution in the Spirit of Yitzhak Rabin
Drawing upon his experiences in the U.S. Senate, Northern Ireland, and the Middle East, Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell will share his...
2017_DC_McCain_17052485Jewish Primary Day School & Sixth and I -- Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture: Senator John McCain ("Between Realism and Idealism") w/Leon Wieseltier
Senator John McCain In Conversation with Leon Wieseltier
The U.S. Senator from Arizona and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services sits down with Leon Wieseltier, a contributing editor at The Atlantic, for the Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital Yitzhak Rabin Memorial...
2012_DC_Kagan_121213109Jewish Primary Day School & Sixth and I -- Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture: Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan ("Law and Justice") w/Leon Wieseltier
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan
Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture
In addition to his dual roles of defending his country and seeking peace with its neighbors, the late Yitzhak Rabin sought a more just and tolerant Israeli society. To honor this aspect...
2013_DC_Gore_13013178Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Al Gore ("The Future")
From the former vice president and #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Inconvenient Truth comes a frank and clear-eyed assessment of six critical drivers of global change in the decades to come.
From his earliest days in public life, Al Gore has been warning us of the promise and peril of...
2007_DC_Alda_07092576Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Alan Alda ("Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself")
Alan Alda is not only a fine actor; he is a fine person. His memoir Never Have Your Dog Stuffed was touching. His new book of essays adds a new dimension to our acquaintance with Alda, portraying a man who wants to find out what makes life worthwhile and to share his knowledge with others.
2016_DC_Cumming_160926116Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Alan Cumming ("You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams") w/Ari Shapiro
Alan Cumming In Conversation with Ari Shapiro
Described by Time magazine as one of the most fun people in show business, Alan Cumming is an award-winning stage, television, and film actor, as well as an artist, writer, activist, photographer, and raconteur.
In You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life is...
2013_DC_Greenspan_13102468Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Alan Greenspan ("Map and the Territory") w/Liaquat Ahamed
Alan Greenspan In Conversation with Liaquat Ahamed
Like all of us, though few so visibly, Alan Greenspan was forced by the financial crisis of 2008 to question some fundamental assumptions about risk management and economic forecasting. No one with any meaningful role in economic decision making in the...
2007_DC_Cohen_07102572Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Amy Cohen ("The Late Bloomer's Revolution")
Amy Cohen imagined that by age 30 she would be juggling a career, a husband and two adorable children. But at 35, as she struggled to come to terms with the loss of her adored mother, she found herself fired from her job, dumped by her boyfriend and between apartments. The only thing that made her feel...
2014_DC_Cohen_141206137Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Andy Cohen ("Andy Cohen Diaries") w/Wolf Blitzer
Andy Cohen
With a nod to the 1989 bestseller The Andy Warhol Diaries, Cohen’s new book— The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year—is a pop-culture time capsule covering a year in his life. Cohen lets readers inside the world of New York City celebrity. Nothing is off-limits as he recounts...
2008_DC_Annie_08120999Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Annie Leibovitz ("Annie Leibovitz At Work")
Starting with Richard Nixon’s resignation and ending with Barack Obama’s campaign, Leibovitz describes how she made her pictures of the iconic people and events of our time in Annie Leibovitz at Work. This event is co-sponsored with Politics & Prose.
2011_DC_Bryson_11101768Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Bill Bryson ("At Home")
Bill Bryson: Join us for an evening in celebration of the paperback release of At Home: A Short History of Private Life.
Bill Bryson and his family live in a part of England where nothing of any great significance has happened since the Romans decamped. One day, he began to consider how little he knew...
2012_DC_Woodward_12111287Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Bob Woodward ("Price of Politics") w/Dana Priest
Bob Woodward in conversation with Dana Priest:
Known since the 1970s for his tenacious reporting, Woodward’s The Price of Politics (Simon & Schuster, $30), shows in full detail how and why today′s major issue is still the economy. With access to key political figures of both parties, Woodward spent...
2007_DC_Schumer_07020740Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Chuck Schumer ("Positively American")
Schumer, chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, played a pivotal role in the Democrats’ retaking the U.S. Senate in 2006. His new book details a proposal for keeping America safe and secure while increasing opportunities and financial security for a growing middle class.

2009_DC_Frank_091005130Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Congressman Barney Frank & Stuart Weisberg ("Barney Frank")
Congressman Barney Frank & Stuart Weisberg:
Congressman Barney Frank and author Stuart Weisberg will discuss their highly anticipated political biography, Barney Frank: The Story of America’s Only Left-Handed, Gay, Jewish Congressman. The book covers everything from Frank’s working-class childhood and...
2012_DC_Rather_12050388Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Dan Rather ("Rather Outspoken") w/Tom Bettag
From Dan Rather, one of the most influential and award-winning journalists of our time, comes Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News, the story of his event-filled career—and his insight on the future of America’s news media.
In this candid autobiography, Rather covers all the important moments of his...
2015_DC_Axelrod_150211121Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- David Axelrod ("Believer") w/John Dickerson
David Axelrod In Conversation with John Dickerson
David Axelrod has always been a believer. Whether as a young journalist investigating city corruption, a campaign consultant guiding underdog candidates, or as senior adviser to the president, Axelrod held fast to his faith in the power of stories to...
2010_DC_Grossman_10101448Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- David Grossman ("To The End of the Land")
David Grossman - To The End Of The Land:
Evoking the ever-present intrusion of war into the daily life of Israelis, Grossman’s novel tells the story of Ora, a woman whose son, about to leave the army, instead goes to the front. To endure the anxiety, Ora leaves home with an old friend, an artist turned...
2011_DC_McCullough_110602108Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- David McCullough ("Greater Journey")
The Greater Journey is the enthralling—and until now, untold—story of American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris between 1830 and 1900. After risking the hazardous journey across the Atlantic, these Americans embarked on a greater...
2015_DC_McCullough_15051170Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- David McCullough ("Wright Brothers")
David McCullough:
On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened: the age of flight had begun, with the first heavier-than-air, powered machine carrying a pilot. Who were...
2014_DC_Mitchell_14091718Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- David Mitchell ("The Bone Clocks")
An elegant conjurer of interconnected tales, David Mitchell—the author of number9dream and Cloud Atlas—has become one of the leading literary voices of his generation. The Bone Clocks is his spellbinding new novel.
Following a scalding row with her mother, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on...
2009_DC_Plouffe_09112392Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- David Plouffe ("The Audacity to Win")
David Plouffe: "The Audacity to Win"
Plouffe not only led the effort that put Barack Obama in the White House, but he also changed the face of politics forever and reenergized the idea of democracy itself. The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama's Historic Victory is his story...
2018_DC_Goodwin_18101883Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Doris Kearns Goodwin ("Leadership in Turbulent Times") w/Ezra Klein
Doris Kearns Goodwin - Leadership in Turbulent Times — at Sixth & I
Few people have studied leadership more closely than Doris Kearns Goodwin. A world-acclaimed presidential historian, she has devoted five decades to best-selling and critically acclaimed works of history that include The Bully Pulpit,...
2015_DC_Barrymore_15110397Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Drew Barrymore ("Wildflower") w/Scott Simon
Drew Barrymore In Conversation with Scott Simon:
Descended from Hollywood royalty and working as an actress before she could walk and talk, Barrymore has had much of her private life on display for the whole world to see. Now, at the age of forty, Barrymore has increasingly and deliberately withdrawn...
2011_DC_Abuelaish_11022895Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish ("I Shall Not Hate")
Inspiring and heart-breaking, hopeful and horrifying, "I Shall Not Hate" is Dr. Abuelaish's account of his extraordinary life and a portrayal of everyday life in Gaza. The Harvard-trained Palestinian doctor born and raised in the Gaza Strip has been crossing the lines that divide Israelis and...
2007_DC_Groopman_07110560Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Dr. Jerome Groopman ("How Doctors Think")
Politics & Prose and Sixth & I present Dr. Jerome Groopman, professor at Harvard Medical School and chief of experimental medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. In "How Doctors Think", Groopman pinpoints the forces and thought processes behind the decisions doctors make. He explores...
2010_DC_Gilbert_100107184Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Elizabeth Gilbert ("Committed")
Elizabeth Gilbert, the best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love, examines questions of compatibility, infatuation, fidelity, family tradition, social expectations, and divorce risks in her new memoir, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage.
At the end of Eat, Pray, Love, Gilbert fell in love with...
2013_DC_Gilbert_13100793Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Elizabeth Gilbert ("Signature of All Things")
Elizabeth Gilbert’s first novel in 12 years, The Signature of All Things, is a story of botany, exploration and desire, spanning across much of the 19th century. The novel follows the fortunes of the brilliant Alma Whittaker (daughter of a charismatic botanical explorer) as she comes into her own within...
2013_DC_Ensler_13050285Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Eve Ensler ("In the Body of the World")
Eve Ensler:
From the bestselling author of The Vagina Monologues and one of Newsweek's 150 Women Who Changed the World, In The Body of the World (Metropolitan, $25) is a memoir of separation and connection to the body, the self, and the world. The playwright, author, and activist has devoted her life...
2012_DC_Powell_12052973Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Gen. Colin Powell ("It Worked For Me") w/Robert Siegel
General Colin L. Powell In Conversation with NPR’s All Things Considered Host Robert Siegel
In his new book, It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership, four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell reveals the lessons that have shaped his life and his legendary career in public...
2011_DC_Brooks_11050985Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Geraldine Brooks ("Caleb's Crossing")
Geraldine Brooks:
Once again, Geraldine Brooks takes a remarkable shard of history and brings it to vivid life. In 1665, a young man from Martha’s Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. The narrator of Caleb’s Crossing, Bethia Mayfield, grows up in Great Harbor amid...
2014_DC_Greenwald_14051485Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Glenn Greenwald ("No Place To Hide")
Glenn Greenwald
In May 2013, Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to meet an anonymous source who claimed to have evidence of pervasive government spying and insisted on communicating only through heavily encrypted channels. That source turned out to be NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and his revelations...
2015_DC_Steinem_151028123Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Gloria Steinem ("My Life on the Road") w/Maxine Waters
Gloria Steinem In Conversation with Congresswoman Maxine Waters
In her first book in over twenty years, Steinem—writer, activist, and organizer—offers a candid account of how her early years led her to an on-the-road kind of life, traveling, listening to people, learning, and creating change.
In My...
2009_DC_Mortenson_091203129Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Greg Mortenson ("Stones Into Schools") w/Tom Friedman
Greg Mortenson - Stones Into Schools: Greg Mortenson picks up where Three Cups of Tea left off in 2003, recounting his efforts to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan; his work in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan after a massive earthquake hit the region in 2005; and the unique ways he has built...
2011_DC_Jacobson_11040775Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Howard Jacobson ("The Finkler Question")
Howard Jacobson: The Finkler Question:
Julian Treslove and Sam Finkler are old school friends. Despite a prickly relationship and very different lives, they've never lost touch with each other, or with their former teacher, Libor Sevcik.
Dining together one night, the men reminisce on a time before...
2011_DC_Eugenides2_11103110Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Jeffrey Eugenides ("Marriage Plot") -- Pictures taken during event, but not of Jeffrey
Jeffrey Eugenides:
The author of Middlesex (bestselling winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize) and The Virgin Suicides (made into a film by Sofia Coppola), is back––with a novel about modern love.
It’s the early 1980s and Madeleine Hanna, a dutiful English major, is writing her senior thesis on Jane...
2012_DC_Kantor_12011281Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Jodi Kantor ("The Obamas") w/David Brooks
Jodi Kantor:
When Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, he also won a long-running debate with his wife Michelle. Contrary to Michelle’s fears, politics now seemed like a worthwhile, even noble pursuit. Together they planned a White House life that would be as normal and sane as...
2018_DC_Kerry_180908138Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- John Kerry ("Every Day is Extra") w/David Ignatius
John Kerry - Every Day Is Extra — at Sixth & I
John Kerry has devoted his life to public service. Since he testified in front of Congress as a decorated young Vietnam veteran disillusioned with the war, he’s placed himself at the heart of American political life, serving as a five-term Senator and as...
2014_DC_Stevens_14050569Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- John Paul Stevens ("Six Amendments") w/David Tatel
Justice John Paul Stevens:
By the time of his retirement in June 2010, John Paul Stevens had become the second longest serving Justice in the history of the Supreme Court. Now he draws upon his more than three decades on the Court, during which he was involved with many of the defining decisions of the...
2014_DC_Waters_14061151Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- John Waters ("Carsick") w/Louis Bayard
John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads “I’m Not Psycho,” he hitchhikes across America from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving lonely roads and treacherous drivers. But who should we be more worried about, the delicate film...
2009_DC_Foer_091201109Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Jonathan Safran Foer ("Eating Animals")
Jonathan Safran Foer: Eating Animals
Written with the verve readers know from his novels, Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Foer’s first nonfiction book - Eating Animals - grew out of his need to justify dietary decisions to his children. A vegetarian and sometime...
2011_DC_Foer_11031394Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Joshua Foer ("Moonwalking with Einstein")
On average, people squander 40 days a year compensating for things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people, but after a year of memory training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. Even more important, Foer found a vital truth we often forget: In every...
2018_DC_Castro_18101592Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Julián Castro ("An Unlikely Journey") w/Jonathan Allen
Julián Castro - An Unlikely Journey — at Sixth & I
Julián Castro, former mayor of San Antonio and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Barack Obama, is one of the American left’s rising stars. In this memoir, reminiscent of Barack Obama’s Dreams from my Father, Castro tells the story of his...
2011_DC_Armstrong_11011094Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Karen Armstrong ("Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life") -- All except presentation
Karen Armstrong - Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life:
In her many books on the history of religion (The Battle for God, The Great Transformation), Armstrong has advocated compassion as one of the greatest virtues. In her new book, she presents practical ways to practice compassion in everyday life,...
2012_DC_Annan_120905100Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Kofi Annan ("Interventions: A Life in War and Peace") w/David Ignatius
Kofi Annan In Conversation with David Ignatius
In Interventions: A Life in War and Peace, the first sub-Saharan African to hold the position of Secretary-General tells the story of his mission through the prism of some of the most consequential crises he confronted—and the way they illustrate the wider...
2014_DC_Panetta_14101492Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Leon Panetta ("Worthy Fights") w/Mike Allen
Leon Panetta In Conversation with Mike Allen
Leon Panetta’s first career as a public servant began as an army intelligence officer and included a 35-year run in Congress, culminating in his role as Clinton’s budget czar and White House chief of staff. He then “retired” to establish the Panetta...
2008_DC_Black_08061091Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Lewis Black ("Me of Little Faith")
The comedian and Daily Show contributor aims his ferocious wit at religion and politics. From Hebrew school and bar mitzvah, to college in the sixties where he sees parallels between religious rapture and drug-induced visions, Black has reached some conclusions. He reserves his most stinging attacks for...
2018_DC_Albright_18041644Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Madeleine Albright ("Fascism: A Warning") w/Jeffrey Goldberg
Madeleine Albright - Fascism: A Warning — with Jeffrey Goldberg
Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree Madeleine Albright is the first woman ever to serve as U.S. Secretary of State. Over her long career as a diplomat, Albright watched Fascism rise and endure. In Fascism: A Warning, she shows us how its...
2012_DC_Albright_12042971Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Madeleine Albright ("Prague Winter") w/Leon Wieseltier
The Hon. Madeleine Korbel Albright In Conversation with Leon Wieseltier, Literary Editor of The New Republic:
Albright’s family history is inescapably a history of Europe during the Second World War. In Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948, a memoir of her early years, the...
2013_DC_Gladwell_13101683Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Malcolm Gladwell ("David and Goliath") w/David Plotz
Malcolm Gladwell, In Conversation with David Plotz
In David and Goliath, Gladwell—the #1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and What the Dog Saw—challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against,...
2013_DC_Maron_130611105Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Marc Maron ("Attempting Normal")
From standup to television to his popular podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, Maron is a disarmingly honest and intensely smart comic who finds wisdom in the strangest places.
Attempting Normal is Maron’s journey through the wilderness of his own mind, a collection of painfully funny stories about hope and...
2016_DC_Kelly_16120571Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Megyn Kelly ("Settle for More") w/Katty Kay
Megyn Kelly In Conversation with Katty Kay
In the two and half years since her show The Kelly File premiered on the Fox News Channel, anchor Megyn Kelly has cemented her reputation as one of the most respected and hardest hitting journalists in America. Tackling issues from both sides of the aisle,...
2007_DC_Chabon_07052373Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Michael Chabon ("Yiddish Policeman's Union")
A Conversation with Michael Chabon: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Wonder Boys and other novels will discuss the stylish menace of 1940s noir in a novel that imagines if Alaska, not Israel, had become the homeland for the Jews after World War II....
2011_DC_Moore_111002118Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Michael Moore ("Here Comes Trouble")
Michael Moore:
"I had an unusually large-sized head, though this was not uncommon for a baby in the Midwest. The craniums in our part of the country were designed to leave a little extra room for the brain to grow in case one day we found ourselves exposed to something we didn't understand, like a...
2011_DC_Ondaatje_11111637Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Michael Ondaatje ("The Cat's Table")
Set on a ship bound from Colombo to England in the 1950s, the haunting new novel by the Booker Prize-winning author of The English Patient is the coming-of-age story of an eleven-year-old boy. Finding unlikely tutors on jazz, literature, and women among his fellow passengers, the boy also glimpses...
2013_DC_Pollan_13042593Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Michael Pollan ("Cooked")
Politics & Prose Bookstore is pleased to present an evening with Michael Pollan for his latest book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation.
A food writer and activist, Pollan was named as one of Time magazine’s hundred most influential people in the world in 2010. Pollan is a longtime contributor...
2018_DC_Wolff_18011896Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Michael Wolff ("Fire and Fury") w/Jonathan Capehart
Michael Wolff - Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House — at Sixth & I
Michael Wolff's account of the first year of the Trump administration delves behind the barrage of tweets, accusations, denials, and belligerence to find out what's really been going on in the White House. In this astonishing...
2008_DC_Pelosi_08073077Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Nancy Pelosi ("Know Your Power")
Speaker Nancy Pelosi. "Know Your Power". “For our daughters and our granddaughters, now the sky is the limit,” said Nancy Pelosi, after being sworn in as Speaker of the House. In her new book, she shares the insights gained from her life: from the kitchen of her San Francisco home to the Congress of the...
2014_DC_Kristof_14092980Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Nicholas Kristof ("Half the Sky")
From the authors of the #1 New York Times best-selling Half the Sky comes A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity—a unique narrative about making a difference in the world and a road-map to becoming a conscientious global citizen.
Equal in urgency and compassion to Half the Sky, A Path...
2010_DC_Krauss_10101875Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Nicole Krauss ("Great House") w/Hanna Rosin
Nicole Krauss: Great House:
For twenty-five years, a reclusive American novelist has been writing at the desk she inherited from a young Chilean poet who disappeared at the hands of Pinochet’s secret police; one day a girl claiming to be the poet’s daughter arrives to take it away, sending the writer’s...
2014_DC_Lear_141013139Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Norman Lear ("Even This I Get To Experience") w/Jacki Lyden
Norman Lear In Conversation with Jacki Lyden
Book signing to follow event, though books will be stamped by Mr. Lear rather than signed.
The legendary creator of iconic television programs All in the Family, Sanford and Son, Maude, Good Times, and The Jeffersons, Norman Lear remade our television...
2010_DC_Roubini_10051354Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Nouriel Roubini ("Crisis Economics")
Nouriel Roubini: In Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance, Nouriel Roubini - renowned economist and professor of economics at NYU's Stern School of Business - reveals the methods he used to foretell the current financial crisis before other economists saw it coming and shows how...
2014_DC_Thiel_14092368Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Peter Thiel ("Zero to One") w/Bradley Graham and Blake Masters
Peter Thiel
The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won’t create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them.
If you do what has never been done and you can do...
2012_DC_Maddow_12042842Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Rachel Maddow ("Drift")
In Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, the host of the Emmy Award-winning “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC, argues that we’ve drifted away from America’s original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war, with all the financial and human costs that entails.
2019_DC_Caro_19050620Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Robert Caro ("Working") w/Chuck Todd
Robert Caro’s collection of personal essays is both a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of his award-winning books and an engaging self-portrait of sorts by one of our most accomplished biographers. Writing with his signature grace, humor, and vigor, Caro recalls what it was like to interview a man...
2010_DC_Cash_10081165Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Rosanne Cash ("Composed")
For thirty years as a musician, Rosanne Cash has enjoyed critical success. In Composed: A Memoir, Cash writes about her upbringing as the child of country-music legend Johnny Cash and the stepdaughter of June Carter Cash. She grew up in Southern California, worked for Columbia Records in London, and...
2010_DC_Rushdie_10111775Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Salman Rushdie ("Luke and the Fire of Life")
Salman Rushdie: Luka and the Fire of Life
With the same imagination that has made Salman Rushdie one of the great storytellers of our time, Luka and the Fire of Life revisits the magic-infused, intricate world he first brought to life in the modern classic Haroun and the Sea of Stories.
This new novel...
2008_DC_Rushdie_08063098Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Salman Rushdie ("The Enchantress of Florence")
The Guardian calls Rushdie’s new novel “a wonderful tale, full of follies and enchantments.” The master of magic realism weaves the sensibilities of East and West, of history and fable, in a story that combines the realm of Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great with the Florence of the Medicis and Machiavelli....
2013_DC_OConnor_13031853Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Sandra Day O'Connor ("Out of Order")
Sandra Day O'Connor:
From the first woman to sit on the United States Supreme Court, Out of Order sheds light on the centuries of change and upheaval that transformed the Supreme Court from its uncertain beginnings into the institution that thrives today.
From the early days of circuit-riding to the...
2016_DC_Booker_160217131Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Senator Cory Booker ("United") w/Julian Castro
Senator Cory Booker:
Born in Washington D.C. and raised in northern New Jersey, Booker was a star high school athlete who received a football scholarship to Stanford. He then attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar before earning his law degree from Yale. Following graduation, he moved to...
2014_DC_Warren_14050178Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Senator Elizabeth Warren ("A Fighting Chance")
Senator Elizabeth Warren
An unlikely political star tells the inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works—and really doesn’t
As a child in Oklahoma, Warren yearned to become an elementary school teacher—an ambitious goal, given her family’s modest means. Early...
2014_DC_Gillibrand_14091066Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Senator Kirsten Gillbrand ("Off the Sidelines") w/Andrea Mitchell
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand In Conversation with Andrea Mitchell
Fourteen years before Kirsten Gillibrand succeeded Hillary Rodham Clinton as senator from New York, she heard her future mentor say these life-changing words: “Decisions are being made every day in Washington, and if you are not part of...
2014_DC_Kidd_14011359Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Sue Monk Kidd ("Invention of Wings")
Sue Monk Kidd:
From the author of The Secret Life of Bees comes The Invention of Wings, a novel that looks at one of the most devastating wounds in American history through two women struggling for liberation, empowerment, and self-expression.
Hetty “Handful” Grimke, a ten-year-old urban slave in...
2013_DC_Cain_13020669Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Susan Cain ("Quiet") w/Angie Kim
After spending over 41 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and sparking a national conversation about introversion, QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, will soon be published in paperback.
A self-proclaimed introvert herself, Susan Cain argues that our culture...
2015_DC_Koppel_15111288Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Ted Koppel ("Lights Out") w/Robert Siegel
Ted Koppel - Lights Out: A Cyberattack, a Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath:
During nearly four decades with ABC News, the last two as Nightline anchor, Koppel has been a bureau chief and has served variously as a foreign, domestic, and war correspondent, winning numerous Emmy Awards in the...
2010_DC_Leonsis_100224117Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Ted Leonsis ("The Business of Happiness")
More than a quarter century ago, at the age of 25, Ted Leonsis - now the owner of the Washington Capitals - was already a highly successful entrepreneur, but reflecting on his life after surviving a plane crash, he realized that he wasn't truly happy. Walking away from that plane crash, Leonsis was...
2011_DC_Used2BUs_11090849Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum ("That Used To Be Us")
Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum:
America has a huge problem. It faces four major challenges, on which its future depends, and it is failing to meet them. In That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, Friedman and Mandelbaum analyze those...
2014_DC_Geithner_14052244Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Timothy F. Geithner ("Stress Test") w/Ben Bernanke
Timothy F. Geithner - Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises
In Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises (Crown), the former Secretary of the Treasury explains the hard choices and politically unpalatable decisions that he and others in the Obama administration made to save the U.S. economy...
2007_DC_Brokaw_071119110Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Tom Brokaw ("Boom!")
Politics & Prose and Sixth & I present Tom Brokaw, one of America's premier journalists, who will speak about his latest book, "Boom! Voices of the Sixties - Personal Reflections on the '60s and Today". In Boom!, Brokaw depicts a defining era in America as he brings to life the tumultuous sixties, a...
2008_DC_Friedman_08092397Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Tom Friedman ("Hot, Flat, and Crowded")
Friedman exposes the irrationality of U.S. policies that promote consumption of vast quantities of oil. The United States must lead efforts to develop energy alternatives that would 1) free us from our dependence on petro-dictatorships and 2) help preserve the earth, oceans, and biodiversity. This event...
2008_DC_Morrison_081204114Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Toni Morrison ("A Mercy: A Novel")
Toni Morrison: "A Mercy: A Novel". We are honored to present the Nobel Laureate. She returns to the theme of slavery; this time, in a period soon after the nation’s founding. A Publishers Weekly starred preview says, “Morrison’s lyricism infuses the shifting voices of her characters … Morrison’s...
2016_DC_Noah_16111976Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Trevor Noah ("Born a Crime") w/Cory Booker
Trevor Noah In Conversation with Senator Cory Booker
Noah is a sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race, and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life. As host of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, he provides viewers...
2011_DC_Eco_11110923Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Umberto Eco ("Prague Cemetery") w/Keith Donohue
Umberto Eco:
Nineteenth-century Europe -- from Turin to Prague to Paris -- abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Conspiracies rule history. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate Black...
2019_DC_Jarrett_190408134Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Valerie Jarrett ("Finding My Voice") w/Anita Dunn
Valerie Jarrett In Conversation with Anita Dunn
In Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward, the longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama White House shares her journey as a daughter, mother, lawyer, business leader, public servant, and leader in government at a historic...
2010_DC_Naipaul_10102172Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- V.S. Naipaul ("The Masque of Africa") w/George Andreou
V.S. Naipaul: The Masque of Africa:
From Uganda to Ghana and Nigeria, around the Ivory Coast and Gabon, and on to South Africa, the Nobel laureate’s latest work of travel and culture looks at the role of belief throughout the African continent. Considering native faiths based in animism as well as...
2014_DC_Isaacson_14110462Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Walter Isaacson ("Innovators")
The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution is Isaacson’s revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet, as well as a guide to how innovation really happens.
What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs...
2010_DC_Martel_10041467Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Yann Martel ("Beatrice and Virgil")
Yann Martel - Beatrice and Virgil: Martel won the 2002 Man Booker Prize for The Life of Pi, his story of a boy and a tiger adrift at sea. His new novel, featuring a donkey, a howler monkey, and an enigmatic taxidermist, is an equally whimsical and philosophical consideration of truth and deception,...
2013_DC_Ottolenghi_131021107Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi ("Ottolenghi: The Cookbook") w/Joan Nathan
Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, In Conversation with Joan Nathan
Yotam Ottolenghi wrote Ottolenghi: The Cookbook with Sami Tamimi, his business partner and co-chef, before Plenty and the New York Times bestselling Jerusalem. Now, their debut cookbook comes to America for the first time.
2012_DC_ZSmith_12101863Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Zadie Smith ("NW")
Zadie Smith:
The best-selling author’s tragi-comic new novel, NW, follows four Londoners as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their London is a complicated place, as beautiful as it is...
2012_DC_Brzezinski1_12012992Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Zbigniew Brzezinski ("Strategic Vision") w/Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough
In his latest book, Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power, the former National Security Advisor looks back to the optimism following the fall of the Communist bloc and outlines a strategy by which the United States can reassert that position of strength. His analysis focuses on the...
2006_DC_Matthews_06040634Sixth & I's 6th In The City series -- Chris and Kathleen Matthews
This program presents a fine opportunity for audience members to play Hardball with Chris Matthews and get an inside DC perspective from Kathleen Matthews. They will discuss current global events and take questions from the audience.
A television news anchor with a remarkable depth of experience,...
2005_DC_Weinberg_05112039Sixth & I's 6th In The City series -- Max Weinberg
Cited by the Playboy Pop and Jazz Music Poll and the Rolling Stone Critics Poll (1986) as Best Drummer, Weinberg has performed or recorded with some of contemporary music’s biggest names including Sting, Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel, Barbra Streisand, Ringo Starr, Natalie Merchant, Pete Townshend of...
2005_DC_Reiss_05111034Sixth & I's 6th In The City series -- Mike Reiss (Simpsons)
Mike Reiss has won four Emmy Awards for his work on The Simpsons, the wacky, animated television series that has kept America laughing for more than a decade and earned Time magazine’s vote as “the greatest TV show of the twentieth century.” During his eleven seasons on the show, Reiss has penned a...
2010_DC_Sedaris_10110884Sixth & I -- Amy Sedaris ("Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People")
Amy Sedaris: "Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People"
America's most delightfully unconventional hostess and the bestselling author of I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence delivers a new book that will forever change the world of crafting. Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People proves that crafting...
2016_DC_Esther4_161211161Sixth & I -- An Evening to Thank and Celebrate Esther Safran Foer -- All Else
An Evening to Thank and Celebrate Esther Safran Foer
Our outgoing Executive Director reflects on what it was like to be part of creating Sixth & I from the very beginning as well as the surprises, moments of inspiration, and lessons learned across a decade of pioneering leadership, in conversation with...
2016_DC_Esther_161211126Sixth & I -- An Evening to Thank and Celebrate Esther Safran Foer -- Formal Program
An Evening to Thank and Celebrate Esther Safran Foer
Our outgoing Executive Director reflects on what it was like to be part of creating Sixth & I from the very beginning as well as the surprises, moments of inspiration, and lessons learned across a decade of pioneering leadership, in conversation with...
2015_DC_Diamant_15011337Sixth & I -- Anita Diamant ("Boston Girl") w/Gayle Wald
Anita Diamant, In Conversation with Gayle Wald
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Tent and Day After Night comes The Boston Girl, a novel about family ties and values, friendship and feminism, told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early 20th...
2016_DC_Huffington_16042557Sixth & I -- Arianna Huffington ("Sleep Revolution")
Arianna Huffington:
With her #1 New York Times bestseller Thrive, Huffington kicked off a global dialogue about redefining success through well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving. Thrive touched on the importance of sleep, and the topic struck such a powerful chord with audiences that she realized it...
2010_DC_Feeling24Sixth & I -- Art Exhibit -- "I've Gone Looking for that Feeling Everywhere"
I’ve Gone Looking for that Feeling Everywhere: An exhibition of emerging artists:
Exhibit on view from October 17 – November 2, 2010.
"I've Gone Looking For That Feeling Everywhere" is a group exhibition featuring emerging artists from around the country. Covering a broad spectrum of traditional and...
2011_DC_Judd_11041268Sixth & I -- Ashley Judd ("All That Is Bitter and Sweet")
For the past seven years, actor and activist Ashley Judd has kept poignant journals of her travels into the world's human-rights hot spots, where as a global ambassador for PSI/Youth AIDS, she waded into slums, brothels, and war-torn villages on four continents, advocating programs to improve the lives...
2009_DC_Yehoshua_090419130Sixth & I -- A.B. Yehoshua ("Friendly Fire") w/Leon Wieseltier
Best known as a novelist and playwright, A.B. Yehoshua is among the most widely recognized and celebrated Israeli authors. Described by The New York Times as "a kind of Israeli Faulkner," Yehoshua is the author of numerous novels, including The Lover, Late Divorce, Mr. Mani, and The Liberated Bride....
2014_DC_Geist_14060584Sixth & I -- Bill and Willie Geist ("Good Talk Dad")
Bill and Willie Geist:
In Good Talk, Dad: The Birds, The Bees, and Other Conversations We Forgot to Have, the New York Times bestselling authors, father-son team, and TV hosts of CBS Sunday Morning, NBC’s Today, and Morning Joe riff on everything from music and sports to summer camp, driving lessons,...
2011_DC_Flay_11092179Sixth & I -- Bobby Flay ("Bar Americain Cookbook")
When Bobby Flay looks at a map of the U.S., he doesn’t see states—he sees ingredients: wild Alaskan king salmon, tiny Maine blueberries, fiery southwestern chiles. The Food Network celebrity and renowned chef-restaurateur created his Bar Americain restaurants to celebrate America’s regional flavors and...
2013_DC_Thor_13071067Sixth & I -- Brad Thor ("Hidden Order") w/Jamie Weinstein
Brad Thor:
The #1 New York Times best-selling author has penned 12 thrillers featuring Navy SEAL turned covert counterterrorism operative, Scot Harvath. In his next release, Hidden Order, a string of high-profile kidnappings has Washington, D.C. in a frenzy. When the victims begin turning up dead,...
2016_DC_Aldrin_160516118Sixth & I -- Buzz Aldrin ("No Dream is Too High") w/Christina Korp
Buzz Aldrin In Conversation with Christina Korp
Half a century after walking on the moon, icon and astronaut Buzz Aldrin reflects on a lifetime of achievements and what he’s learned through it all in No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons from a Man Who Walked on the Moon, co-authored with Ken Abraham....
2017_DC_Jenner_17042773Sixth & I -- Caitlyn Jenner ("The Secrets of My Life") w/Buzz Bissinger
Caitlyn Jenner:
In The Secrets of My Life, Jenner shares details of her childhood as Bruce Jenner and rise to fame as a gold-medal-winning Olympic decathlete; her marriages and her relationships with her children; her transition; and her experience as the world’s most famous transgender woman. In...
2015_DC_Bergen_15041397Sixth & I -- Candice Bergen ("A Fine Romance") w/Madhulika Sikka
Candice Bergen In Conversation with Madhulika Sikka
In A Fine Romance, Candice Bergen shares with humor, honesty, and wisdom the big events of her life: her marriage to a famous French director, the birth of her daughter, Murphy Brown, widowhood, falling in love again, and watching her daughter...
2016_DC_Simon_16110373Sixth & I -- Carly Simon ("Boys in the Trees") w/Hanna Rosin
Carly Simon In Conversation with Hanna Rosin
Simon’s memoir Boys in the Trees hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list when it published last year. She’ll join us on the occasion of its paperback release. In the book, Simon reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the...
2019_DC_Richards_19032766Sixth & I -- Cecile Richards ("Make Trouble") In Conversation with Rep. Lauren Underwood
Cecile Richards
In Conversation with Rep. Lauren Underwood
On the occasion of the paperback release of the New York Times bestseller Make Trouble—and on the heels of an historic number of women elected to Congress—the former president of Planned Parenthood speaks with Congresswoman Lauren Underwood...
2008_DC_Spike_081221217Sixth & I -- Chef Spike’s Latke Mania
Chef Spike’s Latke Mania : Get Chanukah started on a tasty note by spending the first night of the holiday with fellow member of the tribe, Chef Spike Mendelsohn, from Good Stuff Eatery and Bravo's Top Chef Chicago. Chef Spike will demo never-before-seen latke making skills, inspiring you to shake...
2012_DC_Sacks_12120560Sixth & I -- Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks ("The Great Partnership") w/Leon Wieseltier
Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks In Conversation with Leon Wieseltier
In The Great Partnership: Science, Religion, and the Search for Meaning, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Great Britain and the Commonwealth Jonathan Sacks argues not only that science and religion are compatible, but...
2011_DC_Chinese_Food_11122536Sixth & I -- Chinese Food + Movies + Beer
Chinese Food + Movies + Beer:
What’s a Jew to do on Christmas? We’ve got you covered! Feast on all-you-can-eat kosher Chinese food, sample beer from Shmaltz Brewing Company (the maker of He’Brew) and watch Spaceballs, The Princess Bride, or The Big Lebowski while you sample tasty craft brews and gorge...
2014_DC_Rudder_14092296Sixth & I -- Christian Rudder ("Dataclysm") w/Megan Garber
Christian Rudder, OkCupid Co-founder, In Conversation with Megan Garber
Dataclysm (da tə kli zəm) n.: the deluge of digital information reshaping our view of the world.

Half of Americans under 35 check Facebook first thing in the morning.
People have already tweeted more words than in every book...
2011_DC_Roberts_11032393Sixth & I -- Cokie & Steve Roberts ("Our Haggadah: Uniting Traditions for Interfaith Families")
Cokie & Steve Roberts: Our Haggadah: Uniting Traditions for Interfaith Families:
When Cokie and Steve Roberts met in college, they believed their different traditions—she is Catholic, he is Jewish—would prevent them from getting married. Forty-five years later, they have learned not only to respect and...
2011_DC_DiFranco_11102643Sixth & I -- Concert -- Ani DiFranco w/Anais Mitchell
Ani DiFranco with Anais Mitchell
In support of her highly-anticipated new album, the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist, and poet will grace our stage for two intimate performances. The Buffalo folk-rock native has released more than 20 albums during her legendary career.
Righteous Babe...
2012_DC_Balmorhea_12100699Sixth & I -- Concert -- Balmorhea
Balmorhea’s rich and layered music continues to be simultaneously concise and complex, uniting a collection of ideas, textures, and sounds into one genre-defying landscape. Founded by Rob Lowe and Michael Muller in 2006, the six-piece instrumental rock group from Austin, Texas has produced five...
2008_DC_Adams_08051064Sixth & I -- Concert -- Bryan Adams
Rock legend Bryan Adams will grace the stage at Sixth & I as part of his current solo, acoustic tour through North America.
2011_DC_Cornell_11041729Sixth & I -- Concert -- Chris Cornell w/William Elliott Whitmore
Chris Cornell with William Elliott Whitmore
Chris Cornell has the ability to connect with listeners like few others of our time. Maintaining a unique identity over two decades as a singer, songwriter, and lyricist, Cornell has been heralded as one of the pioneers of the grunge era for writing a string...
2011_DC_Isakov_11022631Sixth & I -- Concert -- Gregory Alan Isakov w/Dietrich Strause
Gregory Alan Isakov w/Dietrich Strause
Gregory's humble presence, poetic songwriting, and mesmerizing voice have been treasured by an ever-growing fan base. He has shared the stage with some of today’s leading folk artists, including Brandi Carlile, The Indigo Girls and Ani Difranco. Having been been...
2011_DC_Tunstall_11041342Sixth & I -- Concert -- KT Tunstall with Robert Francis and Miggs
KT Tunstall, with Robert Francis and Miggs
On the heels of her latest release, Tiger Suit, Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall continues to wow audiences all over the world. Anyone who caught her stellar performance at 9:30 Club last year will attest: Tunstall brings one of the best live shows in...
2011_DC_Vega_111119100Sixth & I -- Concert -- Suzanne Vega
Suzanne Vega:
Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s after getting her start playing neofolk songs in Greenwich Village clubs.
Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed...
2012_DC_Kimbrough_12100645Sixth & I -- Concert -- Wendell Kimbrough
2011_DC_Worldviews_11100668Sixth & I -- Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow ("In War of the Worldviews") w/Tim Shriver
Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow:
In War of the Worldviews: Science vs. Spirituality, the two bestselling authors debate the most fundamental questions of human existence.
How did the universe begin? Where did life come from? Is there design in nature?
Without defending organized religion, Chopra...
2011_DC_Martin_110427105Sixth & I -- Demetri Martin ("This Is A Book")
Demetri Martin’s first book, This Is a Book, is the renowned comedian’s hilarious foray into prose comedy. In these pages, Martin expands on the sensibility he’s developed on stage as an award-winning stand-up comedian and on television as a writer-performer on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Daily...
2011_DC_Keaton_11111732Sixth & I -- Diane Keaton ("Then Again")
In celebration of the release of Then Again, Diane Keaton’s unforgettable memoir about her mother and herself, the Academy Award-winning actress comes to DC as part of her exclusive 4-city book tour.
After making her film debut in 1970, Keaton has starred in some of the most memorable movies of the...
2013_DC_Fagen_13102985Sixth & I -- Donald Fagen ("Eminent Hipsters") w/Cary Sherman
Donald Fagen In Conversation with Cary Sherman
For over four decades, Steely Dan has been rock-and-roll royalty, going from “the perfect musical antiheroes for the Seventies,” according to Rolling Stone, to the 2001 Grammy winners for Album of the Year, one of the biggest upsets in Grammy history....
2007_DC_Nurse_071104128Sixth & I -- Dr. Paul Nurse
Dr. Nurse, Nobel Laureate and President of The Rockefeller University, will offer a critical examination of the latest breakthroughs in the biological sciences and their potential to transform medical treatment. Laura Landro, assistant managing editor and columnist for The Wall Street Journal, will...
2012_DC_Ratigan_12020187Sixth & I -- Dylan Ratigan ("Greedy Bastards")
After years of learning about an American decision-making system centered on exploitation and extraction, the host of MSNBC's The Dylan Ratigan Show lost his temper on-air. He received an outpouring of support from frustrated Americans who agreed that our country's principles are on sale to the highest...
2015_DC_Costello_15101564Sixth & I -- Elvis Costello ("Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink") w/Dan Kois
Elvis Costello In Conversation with Dan Kois
Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello was raised in London and Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line and son of a jazz musician who became a successful radio dance band vocalist. Costello went into the family business and had...
2014_DC_Digital_14022791Sixth & I -- Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen ("New Digital Age")
Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen
Billions of people are coming online in the next decade. Their physical lives, human rights, and civic relationships will be forever altered. Technology is reshaping human society in ways we never imagined, and the story for the future is one of promise and innovation.
2014_DC_Google_140930100Sixth & I -- Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg ("How Google Works") w/Elise Hu
Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg In Conversation with Elise Hu
Note: This program does not include a book signing.
In How Google Works, Schmidt, Google’s Executive Chairman, and Rosenberg, advisor to the CEO, pull back the curtain on a company that has changed the way we work and redefined what it...
2008_DC_Afghan_080717101Sixth & I -- Evening with the Afghan Ambassador to the United States and his wife
An Evening with Afghan Ambassador to the United States Said T. Jawad and Mrs. Shamim Jawad:
This summer, Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul will enchant visitors to the National Gallery of Art with visions of antiquity never before seen in the U.S. As part of Washington,...
2013_DC_Desbois_13040898Sixth & I -- Father Patrick Desbois ("The Holocaust by Bullets") w/Jonathan Safran Foer
Father Patrick Desbois in Conversation with Jonathan Safran Foer:
In commemoration of Yom Hashoa, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the French Catholic priest committed to documenting unmarked mass graves of the Holocaust speaks with Foer, bestselling author and recent appointee to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial...
2012_DC_Deford_12050750Sixth & I -- Frank Deford ("Over Time") w/Steve Inskeep
Frank Deford In Conversation with NPR’s Morning Edition Host Steve Inskeep
Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter is as wide-ranging as Deford’s remarkable career. He joined Sports Illustrated in 1962, and made his fame with profiles of two teenage up-and-comers: Bill Bradley and Bobby Orr. Since then,...
2017_DC_Sesno_17011290Sixth & I -- Frank Sesno ("Ask More") w/Chuck Todd
Frank Sesno In Conversation with Chuck Todd
The year of 2017 is the year of questions: questions for the new president, for the country, for ourselves as citizens of a changing planet. Questions help us break down barriers, discover secrets, solve puzzles, and imagine new ways of doing things. But few...
2009_DC_PollinR_091101113Sixth & I -- Generations of Generosity Award (1 of 3) -- Pre-event Reception
The Inaugural Irene & Abe Pollin Generations of Generosity Award
Presented to Arlene & Robert Kogod
The Irene and Abe Pollin Generations of Generosity Award recognizes individuals whose work enriches lives and promotes vibrant Jewish culture.
Arlene and Robert Kogod are the first recipients of the...
2009_DC_PollinC_091101173Sixth & I -- Generations of Generosity Award (2 of 3) -- Ceremony
The Inaugural Irene & Abe Pollin Generations of Generosity Award
Presented to Arlene & Robert Kogod
The Irene and Abe Pollin Generations of Generosity Award recognizes individuals whose work enriches lives and promotes vibrant Jewish culture.
Arlene and Robert Kogod are the first recipients of the...
2009_DC_PollinD_091101149Sixth & I -- Generations of Generosity Award (3 of 3) -- Desert and Dancing
The Inaugural Irene & Abe Pollin Generations of Generosity Award
Presented to Arlene & Robert Kogod
The Irene and Abe Pollin Generations of Generosity Award recognizes individuals whose work enriches lives and promotes vibrant Jewish culture.
Arlene and Robert Kogod are the first recipients of the...
2012_DC_De_Laurentiis_12033192Sixth & I -- Giada De Laurentiis ("Weeknights with Giada") w/Bonnie Benwick
The bestselling author and Food Network star comes to DC in celebration of the release of her latest cookbook, Weeknights with Giada: Quick and Simple Recipes to Revamp Dinner. Giada will be interviewed by Bonnie Benwick, interim Food Editor of The Washington Post.
Providing a sneak peek into Giada’s...
2014_DC_Rubin_14010868Sixth & I -- Gretchen Rubin ("Happier at Home")
Gretchen Rubin:
When Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project was published in 2009, it soon became a #1 New York Times bestseller and a cultural phenomenon, sparking powerful dialogues about the human quest for joy and satisfaction in life.
Understanding that happiness can be a continual process, in...
2012_DC_Rosin_12091196Sixth & I -- Hanna Rosin ("The End of Man") w/David Plotz
Hanna Rosin In Conversation with (Her Husband and Boss) David Plotz
Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. But as Hanna Rosin revealed in her groundbreaking The Atlantic cover story “The End of Men,” this long-held truth is no longer true. By almost every measure, women are no...
2015_DC_6th_Hanukkah_15111816Sixth & I -- Hanukkah staff shoot
2010_DC_High_Holy_1009186Sixth & I -- High Holy days
2019_DC_Schultz_190214133Sixth & I -- Howard Schultz ("From the Ground Up") w/Doris Kearns Goodwin
Howard Schultz, In Conversation with Doris Kearns Goodwin
From the longtime CEO and chairman of Starbucks comes From the Ground Up, an account of the new responsibilities that leaders, businesses, and citizens share in society today.
This program does not include a book signing. A limited number of...
2012_DC_Garten_12121288Sixth & I -- Ina Garten ("Barefoot Contessa Foolproof") w/Bonnie Benwick
Ina Garten In Conversation with Bonnie Benwick
The #1 New York Times bestselling cookbook author and Emmy-winning host of Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network offers recipes for effortless entertaining and everyday meals in Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust.
Garten offers...
2016_DC_Pollin_160512175Sixth & I -- Irene Pollin ("Irene and Abe: An Unexpected Life") w/George Solomon
Irene Pollin In Conversation with George Solomon
Pollin, a Sixth & I founder, psychotherapist, and health advocate, details her life's journey with her husband, from falling in love as teenagers through their experience bringing NBA basketball and NHL hockey to the Nation's Capital, and ultimately, to...
2013_DC_Walls_13061245Sixth & I -- Jeanette Walls ("The Silver Star")
Jeannette Walls:
From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Glass Castle comes The Silver Star, a heartbreaking and redemptive novel about an intrepid girl who challenges the injustice of the adult world—a triumph of imagination and storytelling.
It is 1970 in a small town in California....
2017_DC_Bush_171026126Sixth & I -- Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush ("Sisters First") w/Frank Bruni
Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush
In Conversation with Frank Bruni
Grab your sister (or a friend who is just like one!) for an event with former first daughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush during their Sisters First Tour this fall. Settle in for an evening of personal stories and...
2008_DC_Turkey_080309251Sixth & I -- Jewish Life in Turkey Then and Now: Historic Synagogues of Turkey
This was the formal program tied to the exhibit opening for "Jewish Life In Turkey Then and Now: Historic Synagogues of Turkey". The event featured numerous guests including the Ambassador of Turkey Nabi Sensoy and his wife, Gülgün, It also featured Rabbi Joshua Maroof of Magen David Sephardic...
2013_DC_Gaffigan_130604115Sixth & I -- Jim Gaffigan ("Dad Is Fat") w/Scott Simon
Jim Gaffigan In Conversation with Scott Simon:
Jim Gaffigan never imagined he would have kids. Though he grew up in a large Irish-Catholic family, Jim was satisfied with the nomadic, nocturnal life of a standup comedian, and was content to be "that weird uncle who lives in an apartment by himself in...
2014_DC_Rivers_140702103Sixth & I -- Joan Rivers ("Diary of a Mad Diva") w/Hanna Rosin
Joan Rivers In Conversation with Hanna Rosin
Sometimes in life, a synagogue gets lucky. Twice. Sixth & I hosted Joan Rivers in 2012, and we’re beyond excited to welcome her back this summer.
Following up on her New York Times bestseller I Hate Everyone…Starting With Me, the unstoppable comedienne is...
2012_DC_Rivers_12061123Sixth & I -- Joan Rivers ("I Hate Everyone...") w/Joel Stein
Joan Rivers is a force of nature with a career spanning more than four decades in the entertainment industry. Rivers is an internationally renowned comedienne, Tony-nominated actress, New York Times bestselling author, Emmy Award-winning television talk show host, playwright, screenwriter, motion...
2011_DC_Picoult_11032284Sixth & I -- Jodi Picoult ("Sing You Home") w/Ellen Wilber and Ron Charles
Of all the hot-button issues Jodi Picoult has explored in her bestselling novels, probably none is more divisive and emotional than the one at the heart of her new book, Sing You Home, about a same-sex couple and their attempts to have a child.
Zoe is a music therapist who spent years trying to get...
2016_DC_Grey_160223121Sixth & I -- Joel Grey ("Master of Ceremonies") w/Leon Wieseltier
Joel Grey In Conversation with Leon Wieseltier
The Tony, Golden Globe, and Oscar-winning actor, producer, and director is a tireless showman, acting in countless movies and TV shows after decades spent on and off Broadway. Grey is perhaps best known for his iconic role as master of ceremonies in the...
2012_DC_Irving_12050951Sixth & I -- John Irving ("In One Person")
Marking the first stop on his 7-city book tour, the international bestselling author visits DC to speak about In One Person, his thirteenth novel.
In One Person is a story of unfulfilled love and an impassioned embrace of our sexual differences. Billy, the bisexual narrator, tells the tragicomic story...
2006_DC_Kerry_06022820Sixth & I -- John Kerry (Town Hall Meeting)
This town hall event was held at the Historic Sixth and I Synagogue. After a few introductions, Kerry came out and talked about various issues before fielding questions from the audience. There were quite a few young college kids in the audience. I was impressed at how well he handled some of the...
2012_DC_Haggadah_12031969Sixth & I -- Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander ("New American Haggadah")
Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander:
Read each year around the seder table, the Haggadah recounts through prayer, song, and ritual the story of Exodus, when Moses led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt to wander the desert for forty years before reaching the Promised Land.
Now, Foer has...
2016_DC_FoerR_16091286Sixth & I -- Jonathan Safran Foer ("Here I Am") w/Jeffrey Goldberg -- Pre-Event Reception
Jonathan Safran Foer, In Conversation with Jeffrey Goldberg
In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, “Abraham!” to order him to sacrifice his son Isaac, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” Later, when Isaac calls out, “My father!” to ask him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, “Here I...
2016_DC_Foer_160912107Sixth & I -- Jonathan Safran Foer ("Here I Am") w/Jeffrey Goldberg -- Presentation
Jonathan Safran Foer, In Conversation with Jeffrey Goldberg
In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, “Abraham!” to order him to sacrifice his son Isaac, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” Later, when Isaac calls out, “My father!” to ask him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, “Here I...
2019_DC_Van_Ness_190926203Sixth & I -- Jonathan Van Ness ("Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love") w/Mara Keisling
Jonathan Van Ness In Conversation with Mara Keisling
Who gave Jonathan Van Ness permission to be the radiant human he is today? No one, honey. The truth is, it hasn’t always been gorgeous for this beacon of positivity and joy.
Before he stole our hearts as the grooming and self-care expert on...
2016_DC_Atlas_Obscura_160929102Sixth & I -- Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, and Ella Morton ("Atlas Obscura") w/David Plotz
Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, and Ella Morton In Conversation with David Plotz
“Atlas Obscura may be the only thing that can still inspire me to leave my apartment.”
—Lena Dunham
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide To The World’s Hidden Wonders is the definitive guide to the most astonishing, curious,...
2014_DC_Oates_14091877Sixth & I -- Joyce Carol Oates ("Lovely, Dark, Deep") w/Louis Bayard
Joyce Carol Oates In Conversation with Louis Bayard
WeAre10 -- A FREE event as part of Sixth & I’s 10th anniversary celebration!
From the legendary literary master and winner of the National Book Award, Lovely, Dark, Deep is a collection of ten mesmerizing stories that maps the eerie darkness within...
2011_DC_Breyer_11102751Sixth & I -- Justice Stephen Breyer ("Making Our Democracy Work") w/Leonard Baxt
Justice Stephen Breyer:
Charged with the responsibility of interpreting the Constitution, the Supreme Court has the awesome power to strike down laws enacted by our elected representatives. Why does the public accept the Court’s decisions and follow them, even when those decisions are highly unpopular?...
2019_DC_Brown_190306124Sixth & I -- Karamo Brown ("Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope") w/Sam Sanders
Karamo Brown In Conversation with Sam Sanders
When Karamo Brown first auditioned for Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” he knew he wouldn’t win the role of culture expert by discussing art and theater. Instead he decided to redefine what “culture” could mean for the show as how people feel about themselves and...
2010_DC_KSmith_10042272Sixth & I -- Kevin Smith (An Evening With...)
A unique & intimate Q&A with one of the nation's most accomplished screenwriters and directors. Smith has gathered a cult following with films like Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, and his most recent, Zack and Miri. He will be answering...
2016_DC_Graham_16120770Sixth & I -- Lauren Graham ("Talking As Fast As I Can") w/Linda Holmes
Lauren Graham In Conversation with Linda Holmes
The Nation’s Capital will exude the charm of Stars Hollow when Graham, the star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, stops by to share her first work of nonfiction, Talking As Fast As I Can.
In this collection of personal essays, Graham – who grew up in...
2013_DC_Child_13091052Sixth & I -- Lee Child ("Never Go Back")
Over the course of three #1 New York Times bestsellers—61 Hours, Worth Dying For, and A Wanted Man—Jack Reacher has been on a journey. In Lee Child's latest suspense novel, however, he throws Reacher for a loop that will change the man forever, and send him into his most perilous mission yet.
2014_DC_Samuelsson_14111337Sixth & I -- Marcus Samuelsson ("Marcus Off Duty") w/Joe Yonan
Marcus Samuelsson In Conversation with Joe Yonan
In Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home the award-winning celebrity chef shares 150 relaxed, multicultural dishes that he cooks for those nearest and dearest to him.
For Marcus and his wife, gatherings in their Harlem brownstone are opportunities...
2014_DC_Batali_14102671Sixth & I -- Mario Batali ("America Farm to Table") w/Jim Webster and Joe Yonan
Mario Batali In Conversation with Jim Webster and Joe Yonan
In America Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers, the bestselling author and James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur pays homage to the American farmer – from Maine to California – in stories, photos, and...
2010_DC_Bittman_10100548Sixth & I -- Mark Bittman ("Food Matters Cookbook")
Mark Bittman: The Food Matters Cookbook: 500 Revolutionary Recipes for Better Living
In The Food Matters Cookbook: 500 Revolutionary Recipes for Better Living, Mark Bittman offers over 500 recipes for fresh, delicious dishes that rely largely on fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Fish, meat, and...
2013_DC_Bittman_13050466Sixth & I -- Mark Bittman ("VB6")
Mark Bittman: In VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health...for Good, the bestselling author and New York Times columnist presents a straightforward way to take meat out of your diet as much as you feel comfortable, with all the health benefits, and none of the...
2014_DC_Leibovich_14043056Sixth & I -- Mark Leibovich ("This Town") w/Franklin Foer and David Brooks
Mark Leibovich, In Conversation with Franklin Foer and David Brooks
Hailed as a “hysterically funny portrait of the capital’s vanities and ambitions” (The New Yorker), This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral—Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!—in America’s Gilded Capital captured America’s attention as the...
2015_DC_Parker_15112361Sixth & I -- Mary-Louise Parker ("Dear Mr. You") w/David Plotz
Mary-Louise Parker In Conversation with David Plotz
"Dear Mr. You" renders the singular arc of a woman’s life through letters Parker composes to the men, real and hypothetical, who have informed the person she is today. The literary debut from the Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe award-winning actress and...
2015_DC_Ricard_150613110Sixth & I -- Matthieu Ricard ("Altruism")
Matthieu Ricard:
In Happiness, Matthieu Ricard—a French-born Buddhist monk who left a career in cellular genetics to study Buddhism in the Himalayas over 45 years ago—demonstrated that true happiness is not tied to fleeting moments or sensations, but is an enduring state of soul rooted in mindfulness...
2018_DC_Memory_Palace_18010656Sixth & I -- Memory Palace w/Nate DiMeo
The Memory Palace
The Memory Palace tells short, surprising stories from the dustier corners of American history, set to music. They’re sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hysterical, and often a bit of both. Its host and creator, Nate DiMeo, is a journalist, television writer, and author of an actual...
2012_DC_MIBlack_12030859Sixth & I -- Michael Ian Black ("You're Not Doing It Right")
Michael Ian Black: “You’re not doing it right.”
Michael Ian Black has been hearing these five words all his life. And now—on the eve of his 40th birthday—the comedian, actor, and bestselling author who brought you Stella and The State is finally beginning to wonder why.
As a husband and father living...
2011_DC_Showalter_11022651Sixth & I -- Michael Showalter ("Mr. Funny Pants")
Michael Showalter, the writer and star of The State, Wet Hot American Summer, The Baxter, and Michael & Michael Have Issues, combines funny anecdotes, stories, jokes, observations, and graphic elements in his first book, Mr. Funny Pants.
Full of Showalter's odd charm, Mr. Funny Pants journeys into the...
2008_DC_Reptile_World_080127166Sixth & I -- Michael Shwedick (Reptile World)
Reptile World with Michael Shwedick: This exciting family event features “Reptile man” Michael Shwedick, who will lead an interactive, educational, live reptile presentation. Meet and learn about a selection of large, colorful and gentle reptiles from all around the world. Reptiles featured in the...
2013_DC_Rhee_130207112Sixth & I -- Michelle Rhee ("Radical: Fighting to Put Students First") w/Richard Whitmire
In Radical: Fighting to Put Students First, Michelle Rhee recounts her experiences as a teacher and administrator, and issues an urgent call to arms for those who share her concern about the future of American education and the long-term ramifications of its failure.
Rhee chronicles her own awakening...
2008_DC_Michelle_08082189Sixth & I -- Michelle Weiner's good-bye open house
Complete with her BTTG!
2008_DC_Michelle_0808153Sixth & I -- Michelle Wiener's last day
Michelle Weiner was leaving. She was the person who brought me on board here.
2015_DC_Kaling_150917120Sixth & I -- Mindy Kaling ("Why Not Me?") w/Laura Lippman
Mindy Kaling In Conversation with Laura Lippman
From the author of the New York Times bestselling book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and the creator and star of The Mindy Project comes a collection of essays that are as hilarious and insightful as they are deeply personal.
In Why Not Me?, Kaling...
2009_DC_Albom_09110279Sixth & I -- Mitch Albom ("Have A Little Faith")
Mitch Albom: Have a Little Faith: A True Story
Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom’s long-awaited return to nonfiction since Tuesdays with Morrie, explores life through a unique journey: Mitch’s search for the right words to eulogize a man of deep faith. The book begins with an unusual request: Albom's...
2016_DC_Moby_160518111Sixth & I -- Moby ("Porcelain") w/Lisa Fletcher
Moby In Conversation with Lisa Fletcher
an ideal fit for the New York club scene of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. In an underground world of unfettered hedonism, he was a poor, skinny kid from Connecticut, a devout Christian, and a vegan. He was a rare oddity in the New York of Palladium, of Mars,...
2013_DC_Katzen_13091772Sixth & I -- Mollie Katzen ("Heart of the Plate") w/Sally Swift
Mollie Katzen:
With The Moosewood Cookbook, Mollie Katzen changed the way a generation cooked and brought vegetarian cuisine into the mainstream. In The Heart of the Plate, the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame inductee reinvents the vegetarian repertoire with a collection of 250 healthful and unfussy...
2011_DC_Ten_11060796Sixth & I -- Nathan Englander ("The Ten") w/David Segal
THE TEN is an innovative take on Shavuot, the holiday traditionally celebrated by studying Torah and enjoying the first fruits of the harvest.

The high-energy, entertainment-rich, and thought-provoking evening features Nathan Englander, one of The New Yorker's “20 Writers for the 21st Century,”...
2012_DC_Englander_12021351Sixth & I -- Nathan Englander ("What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank")
Nathan Englander:
The eight stories comprising What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank display a gifted young author grappling with the great questions of modern life.
The title story, inspired by Raymond Carver’s masterpiece, is a provocative portrait of two marriages in which the Holocaust...
2014_DC_NPHarris_141018113Sixth & I -- Neil Patrick Harris ("Choose Your Own Autobiography") w/Madhulika Sikka
Neil Patrick Harris In Conversation with Madhulika Sikka
Tired of memoirs that only tell you what really happened?
Sick of deeply personal accounts written in the first person? Seeking an exciting, interactive read that puts the “u” back in “aUtobiography”? Then look no further than Neil Patrick...
2013_DC_Sparks_130928106Sixth & I -- Nicholas Sparks ("Longest Ride") w/Angie Goff
Nicholas Sparks In Conversation with NBC Washington’s Angie Goff
In the tradition of his first novel, The Notebook, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with a story of two couples whose parallel love stories intersect in profound and surprising ways in his latest novel, The...
2010_DC_Showalter_100203133Sixth & I -- Panel -- All in the Family: Writing as a Showalter
All in the Family: Writing as a Showalter
Here’s an event to prove that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. On the occasion of the paperback release of Elaine Showalter's tenth book, A Jury of Her Peers: Celebrating American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx, the three very...
2010_DC_Climate_10062896Sixth & I -- Panel -- Climate War
The Climate War: A View From the Trenches
The great American argument over global warming continues to rage on Capitol Hill and beyond. What is it like to devote your career to passing a climate bill — a decade-long struggle that’s hotter than ever today? Why has it been so difficult for the U.S. to...
2010_DC_Forward50_100510100Sixth & I -- Panel -- Forward 50 (w/Ruth Messinger, Dmitriy Salita, Bill Kristol, and Jane Eisner)
The Forward 50:
Each year, the Forward names the Forward 50, recognizing the most influential American Jews today. They are activists and rabbis, novelists and community builders, politicians and athletes, and even a few transgressors. Join us for a panel discussion with recent Forward 50 honorees,...
2016_DC_Voices_160307110Sixth & I -- Panel -- "Voices in a Promised Land" (w/Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Aleksandar Hemon, and Cecilia Muñoz)
Voices in a Promised Land: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Aleksandar Hemon, and Cecilia Muñoz
In partnership with the 92nd Street Y’s 7 Days of Genius, a series of events that invite the public to consider what genius is, why it matters, and how it evolves.
In collaboration with the John D. and Catherine...
2015_DC_Oswalt_15011196Sixth & I -- Patton Oswalt ("Silver Screen Fiend") w/Dan Kois
Patton Oswalt In Conversation with Dan Kois
From the New York Times bestselling author, multifaceted comedian and actor comes Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film, a memoir of coming of age as a performer and writer while obsessively watching classic films at the legendary...
2013_DC_Krugman_13013069Sixth & I -- Paul Krugman ("End This Depression Now!")
When End This Depression Now! was published in April 2012, it changed the national debate. New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman reminded us that we had forgotten John Maynard Keynes's central dictum: “The boom, not the slump, is the time for austerity.”

Krugman has...
2010_DC_Raging_Jews_100213145Sixth & I -- Raging Jews of Comedy
The Raging Jews of Comedy:
A fast paced, hang-on-the-edge-of-your-seat comedic revue. Five hilariously edgy comics give you two full hours of side-splitting entertainment. This is not your Borscht Belt comedy - they just happen to be Jewish and Raging. The brain child of entrepreneur Joel Marks, The...
2012_DC_Kurzweil_12112768Sixth & I -- Ray Kurzweil ("How to Create a Mind")
Ray Kurzweil:
In How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed, the bold futurist and New York Times bestselling author of the The Singularity Is Near explores the limitless potential of reverse engineering the human brain.
Kurzweil discusses how the brain functions, how the mind emerges...
2008_DC_Roberts_08022592Sixth & I -- Richie Roberts (American Gangster Inspiration)
American Gangster Inspiration: Richie Roberts. The 2007 hit film American Gangster, starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, tells the story of detective Richie Roberts' pursuit of Frank Lucas, the most notorious drug dealer in 1970s New York. Lucas smuggled some of the most potent heroin ever...
2014_DC_Baer_14102767Sixth & I -- Robert B. Baer ("Perfect Kill") w/James Risen
Robert B. Baer In Conversation with James Risen
For Baer, one of the most accomplished agents to ever work for the CIA, assassination is a source of endless fascination, speculation, and intrigue. Over several decades, Baer served as an operative, from Iraq to New Delhi and beyond; notably, his career...
2008_DC_Ginsburg_08011048Sixth & I -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg and David Grubin ("The Jewish Americans" screening)
Enjoy a screening of the PBS series The Jewish Americans, and a conversation with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, United States Supreme Court Associate Justice, and David Grubin, filmmaker.
2014_DC_Brock_14111961Sixth & I -- Sean Brock ("Heritage") w/Michele Kayal
Sean Brock In Conversation with Michele Kayal
Sean Brock is the James Beard Award-winning chef of Husk and McCrady’s in Charleston and of Husk Nashville. His much-anticipated first cookbook, Heritage, reveals how the Wise County, Virginia native is transforming American flavors by exploring our...
2014_DC_Sliver_14032458Sixth & I -- Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, and Sarah Shourd ("A Sliver of Light")
Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, and Sarah Shourd
In summer 2009, Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, and Sarah Shourd were hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan when they unknowingly crossed into Iran and were captured by a border patrol. Accused of espionage, the three Americans ultimately found themselves in Tehran’s infamous...
2015_DC_Doonan_15020967Sixth & I -- Simon Doonan ("The Asylum")
Simon Doonan, the creative ambassador for Barneys New York, has spent his entire career in fashion, so believe him when he says his peers in this multi-billion dollar industry are nuts. Style insiders see patterns and trends everywhere; they have a predilection for theatrical make-up and artfully...
2011_DC_Sixth_Rye40Sixth & I -- Sixth and Rye truck
DC's First Kosher Deli on Wheels:
Pairing the aroma of smoked corned beef and the distinct crunch of a salty pickle, the Sixth & Rye food truck is here to satisfy DC's long-standing craving for old-fashioned kosher deli cuisine.
Sixth & Rye is made possible in part by a grant from The Natan Fund,...
2012_DC_London_12100349Sixth & I -- Stacy London ("Truth About Style")
With her talent for seeing past disastrous wardrobes to the emotional issues that caused these sartorial crises, style savant Stacy London has transformed the looks and lives of hundreds of guests on What Not to Wear. In The Truth About Style, London turns that expert insight on herself.
Like the women...
2010_DC_Schiff_10111133Sixth & I -- Stacy Schiff ("Cleopatra: A Life")
Stacy Schiff: "Cleopatra: A Life"
In CLEOPATRA: A Life, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Stacy Schiff takes on one of the greatest figures in history: Cleopatra VII, the last queen of Egypt. Schiff separates fact from fiction to illuminate the life of one of the most intriguing women of all...
2013_DC_McChrystal_13021268Sixth & I -- Stanley McChrystal ("My Share of the Task")
General Stanley McChrystal, commanding officer of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, a West Point graduate and a four-star general, witnessed and participated in some of our military’s most challenging struggles. In his work leading the Joint Special Operations Command he steered the collection...
2008_DC_Breyer_08022183Sixth & I -- Stephen Breyer in conversation with Jeffrey Rosen
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer in Conversation. The New Republic is hosting the Washington event of the 2008 season, an intimate discussion with one of the most intriguing and powerful men in the country: the Honorable Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. Jeffrey Rosen, TNR Legal Correspondent...
2009_DC_Annies_090526103Sixth & I -- Steve Luxenberg ("Annie's Ghosts") w/Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward and Steve Luxenberg: Sixth & I’s Who Do You Think You Are? genealogy series continues with Bob Woodward and Washington Post senior editor Steve Luxenberg discussing the process and implications of applying investigative journalism to family history. In Annie's Ghosts: A Journey into a...
2010_DC_Roberts_10042082Sixth & I -- Steve Roberts ("From Every End of this Earth") w/Diane Rehm
Immigration: Life Stories and Legal Changes with Diane Rehm and Steve Roberts:
Steve Roberts has been interested in the immigrant experience his whole life. His grandparents were Eastern European Jews who settled in Bayonne, N.J. (although one grandfather took a detour as a Zionist pioneer in Israel...
2016_DC_Malina_160607162Sixth & I -- The TEN: An Alternative Shavuot Experience Featuring Joshua Malina w/Shira Stutman
The TEN: An Alternative Shavuot Experience Featuring Joshua Malina
Did you vote Jed Bartlet for President? Are all your meetings a walk and talk? Then Sixth & I is your place to be for The TEN – our innovative take on the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, traditionally celebrated by studying Torah and...
2011_DC_Fey_11041476Sixth & I -- Tina Fey ("Bossypants") w/Michel Martin
Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," and before her portrayal of Sarah Palin, Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV....
2013_DC_Gray_130311116Sixth & I -- Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray ("New Jewish Table")
Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray:
image When Chef Todd Gray married Ellen, their union brought about his initiation into the world of Jewish cooking. In 1999, Todd combined his love for farm-to-table ingredients with his passion for Jewish cuisine, opening the locally acclaimed Equinox Restaurant.
2010_DC_Trivia14Sixth & I -- Trivia Night
Trivia Night 2-Year Anniversary:
Come celebrate the 2-year anniversary of this quizzical event! We'll have cake, special prizes, and of course, lots of trivia questions. This birthday party is sure to sell out so be sure to sign up in advance.
2013_DC_UCB_13061562Sixth & I -- Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company
Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company:
Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company brings the very best of its theatres in New York City and Los Angeles directly to you. It’s your chance to see the comedic stars of today and tomorrow live on stage from the theatre that brought you comedy greats like...
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2012_DC_Wyclef_12092098Sixth & I -- Wyclef Jean ("Purpose: An Immigrant's Story") w/Michel Martin
Wyclef Jean In Conversation with Michel Martin
Touching on poverty, immigration, religion, father/son relationships, and celebrity, Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story is the multi-platinum musician, producer, and actor’s revelation-filled memoir.
Born and raised in Haiti until moving to New York at age...
2007_DC_Wynton_070604199Sixth & I -- Wynton Marsalis w/Leon Wieseltier
Wynton Marsalis participated in a conversation hosted by the Sixth & I History Synagogue in Washington DC. Wynton and Leon Wieseltier, literary editor of the New Republic, discussed “Where Y’all At?: Jazz, Race and Culture.”
2007_DC_Kiterunner_07121822Sixth & I -- "Kiterunner" screening
Be one of the first in DC to see an advanced screening of The Kite Runner. The evening will begin with a panel discussion including H.E. Ambassador Said Tayeb Jawad of Afghanistan; Dr. Peter Bergen, journalist and terrorism analyst; and Frank Foer, editor of The New Republic.
2009_DC_Stonewall_09091077Sixth & I and DCJCC -- Panel -- Breaking Down a Stonewall: 40 Years of LGBT Jewish Activism (w/Frank Kameny, Anne Kronenberg, Dana Beyer, Robert Raben, and Winnie Stachelberg)
Breaking Down a Stonewall: 40 Years of LGBT Jewish Activism: On June 28, 1969, police raided a gay bar in New York City known as the Stonewall Inn. After years of police harassment, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people decided to fight back. Often cited as the defining moment of the...
2008_DC_Cogan_08111927Sixth & I and FotoWeek DC -- Joshua Cogan ("Soul Cages" opening)
Opening reception for “Soul Cages” by Joshua Cogan.
"Soul Cages" is a collected series of portraits from recent projects that pursue the ineffable nature of culture through visual medium. Using the camera as a tool of visual ethnography, Joshua Cogan combines the richness of travel photography with...
2009_DC_Cogan_09111287Sixth & I and FotoWeek DC -- Joshua Cogan ("Soundprints Vol. 1" opening)
"Soundprints Vol. 1": Exhibit opening
Emmy Award-winning photographer Joshua Cogan will show a selection of his work revolving around music. Long fascinated with catching both the energy of music and the feelings that it evokes, Cogan's imagery ranges from roots music and rock to hip hop and...
2010_DC_Cogan_10111034Sixth & I and FotoWeek DC -- Joshua Cogan ("Time Given" opening)
Time Given is a series of Joshua Cogan's more recent portraiture from around the world. The images explore the idea of how people deal with the time they have here on earth -- how people shape time and how it shapes them. The images draw heavily from the environments in which they were taken. From East...
2019_DC_Spirituality_190326162Sixth & I and GW Mayberg Center -- Spirituality and Social Justice w/Ruth Messinger, Sarah Hurwitz, and Dr. Erica Brown
GW Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership
Spirituality and Social Justice with Ruth Messinger, Sarah Hurwitz, and Dr. Erica Brown
Are you doing enough to make the world a better place?
Explore this question as Dr. Erica Brown, director of the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and...
2013_DC_Farmer_13050789Sixth & I and HooksBookEvents.Com -- Dr. Paul Farmer ("To Repair The World") w/Dr. Claire Pierre
Dr. Paul Farmer In Conversation with Dr. Claire Pierre
To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation is a collection of short speeches by the charismatic doctor and social activist. One of the most passionate and influential voices for global health equity and social justice, Dr....
2009_DC_Burns_09011880Sixth & I and Humanity in Action -- Ken Burns (Visions of Race in America)
Visions of Race in America with Filmmaker Ken Burns: Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns will discuss race in America and show relevant film footage as part of Sixth & I’s weekend of inaugural festivities. Burns has been making films for more than thirty years, producing and directing some of...
2014_DC_Candidate_140928155Sixth & I and JCRC -- DC Candidate Forum (2014)
DC Candidate Forum
Candidates for mayor and attorney general, DC’s newest elected office, share their vision for the District and answer your questions at this community-wide forum.
Mayoral Candidates:
* Muriel Bowser (Invited) -- DIDN'T COME
* Nestor Djonkam (Invited) -- DIDN'T COME
* Faith...
2010_DC_Mayor_100824183Sixth & I and JCRC -- DC Mayoral Debate (2010)
DC Mayoral Debate:
The Jewish community invites all District residents to a mayoral debate with candidates Mayor Adrian Fenty and DC Council Chairman Vincent Gray. Mayor Fenty and Chairman Gray will share their vision for the District, discuss issues affecting the Jewish community, and answer your...
2014_DC_Mayor_140327220Sixth & I and JCRC -- DC Mayoral Debate (2014)
DC Mayoral Debate:
The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington and Sixth & I invite all District residents to a debate with Washington D.C. mayoral candidates.
The 2010 Gray-Fenty debate held at Sixth & I was one of the best attended forums of that election season. Candidates...
2009_DC_Tattoo_09102574Sixth & I and Nextbook -- Ami James (Tattoos & Taboos -- Miami Ink) w/Todd Weinberger
Tattoos & Taboos with Ami James of Miami Ink:
For the tattoo-bearing and the tattoo-curious, Sixth & I presents an evening on the controversial topic of Jews getting inked. In light of the controversy as well as the prevalence of tattoos today, two tattooed Jews deeply involved in the world of body...
2009_DC_Deli_09102195Sixth & I and Nextbook -- David Sax ("Save the Deli") w/Ezra Klein
Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen
As a life-long deli obsessive, David Sax was understandably alarmed by the state of Jewish delicatessen -- a cuisine that once sat at the very center of Jewish life had become endangered by assimilation,...
2013_DC_Junkie_130116193Sixth & I and NPR -- Political Junkie Road Show: Have a Pre-Inauguration Ball
NPR’s “Political Junkie Road Show”: Have a Pre-Inauguration Ball
With Ted Koppel, Nina Totenberg and Clarence Page
Every Wednesday on NPR's Talk of the Nation, listeners hear host Neal Conan and 'Political Junkie' Ken Rudin tackle America's true pastime with plenty of insight and laughs. Ahead of the...
2014_DC_Pop_Culture_141209157Sixth & I and NPR -- Pop Culture Happy Hour (w/Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Glen Weldon, and Barrie Hardymon)
Every week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR contributors Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, and Glen Weldon gather for a thoughtful, funny, spirited discussion of the best and worst in pop culture – movies, TV, books, music, theater, comics, and video games.
Additional participants: Kat Chow. Matt Thompson,...
2013_DC_Sandberg_130314103Sixth & I and NPR -- Sheryl Sandberg ("Lean In") w/Michele Norris
Sheryl Sandberg In Conversation with Michele Norris:
From the COO of Facebook comes Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, a riveting book that asks: Why do men still hold the majority of top positions in government and industry, thirty years after women became the majority of college graduates?...
2013_DC_McMillan_13042092Sixth & I and Pen/Faulkner Foundation -- Terry McMillan ("Learning to Breathe") w/Lisa Page
Learning to Breathe: An Evening with Terry McMillan
The acclaimed author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Getting to Happy, Waiting to Exhale, Mama, Disappearing Acts, and The Interruption of Everything reads from her recent work and speaks about the writing process with Lisa Page, a visiting...
2009_DC_So_Called_091217122Sixth & I and SpeakeasyDC -- My So-Called Jewish Life (2009)
My So-Called Jewish Life:
Spend Chanukah with Sixth & I and SpeakeasyDC, Washington's premier storytelling organization, for a night of funny, poignant, powerful, and peculiar autobiographical stories about all things Jewish, not-so-Jewish, and wanna-be Jewish. Performers in sequence were:
(1) Amy...
2010_DC_So_Called_101220104Sixth & I and SpeakeasyDC -- My So-Called Jewish Life (2010)
Sixth & I and SpeakeasyDC present the second annual night of funny, poignant, powerful, and peculiar autobiographical stories about all things Jewish, not-so-Jewish, and wanna-be-Jewish. Storytellers include:
(1) Amy Saidman is SpeakeasyDC’s artistic executive director. She is a two-time recipient of...
2011_DC_So_Called_111221121Sixth & I and SpeakeasyDC -- My So-Called Jewish Life (2011)
My So-Called Jewish Life:
Sixth & I and SpeakeasyDC present the third annual night of funny, poignant, powerful, and peculiar autobiographical stories about all things Jewish, not-so-Jewish, and wanna-be Jewish on the second night of Chanukah.

(1) HOST -- Amy Saidman, SpeakeasyDC’s...
2012_DC_So_Called_121215162Sixth & I and SpeakeasyDC -- My So-Called Jewish Life (2012)
Sixth & I and SpeakeasyDC present the fourth annual night of funny, poignant, powerful, and peculiar autobiographical stories about all things Jewish, not-so-Jewish, and wanna-be Jewish on the last night of Chanukah.
This year’s stories center on tourism in Israel, classes for interfaith couples,...
2013_DC_So_Called_131203166Sixth & I and SpeakeasyDC -- My So-Called Jewish Life (2013)
My So-Called Jewish Life: A SpeakeasyDC Production
During Chanukah, join us for the fifth annual night of funny, poignant, powerful, and peculiar autobiographical stories about all things Jewish, not-so-Jewish, and wanna-be Jewish. Storytellers include:
* Daren Firestone - New York actor turned...
2014_DC_So_Called_141218179Sixth & I and SpeakeasyDC -- My So-Called Jewish Life (2014)
My So-Called Jewish Life: A SpeakeasyDC Production
During Chanukah, join us for the sixth annual night of funny, poignant, powerful, and peculiar autobiographical stories about all things Jewish, not-so-Jewish, and wanna-be Jewish.
Storytellers include (in sequence):
* Layla McCay - global health...
2016_DC_So_Called_161217227Sixth & I and Story District -- My So-Called Jewish Life (2016)
My So-Called Jewish Life
Experience the 8th annual night of funny, poignant, powerful, and peculiar autobiographical stories about all things Jewish, not-so-Jewish, and wanna-be Jewish. Storytellers include (in sequence):
* ...
2017_DC_So_Called_171219231Sixth & I and Story District -- My So-Called Jewish Life (2017)
My So-Called Jewish Life
During Chanukah, experience the 9th annual night of funny, poignant, powerful, and peculiar autobiographical stories about all things Jewish, not-so-Jewish, and wanna-be Jewish. Storytellers (in sequence):
* Cody Pomeranz is a speechwriter from Cincinnati. He is the youngest...
2018_DC_So_Called_181205197Sixth & I and Story District -- My So-Called Jewish Life (2018)
My So-Called Jewish Life
10th Annual Show
During Chanukah, experience the 10th annual night of funny, poignant, powerful, and peculiar autobiographical stories about all things Jewish, not-so-Jewish, and wanna-be Jewish. We’re bringing back the best storytellers and most memorable stories from the...
2015_DC_So_Called_151213192Sixth & I and Story District Productions -- My So-Called Jewish Life (2015)
My So-Called Jewish Life
A Story District Production
ASL interpreter provided
During Chanukah, join us for the 7th annual night of funny, poignant, powerful, and peculiar autobiographical stories about all things Jewish, not-so-Jewish, and wanna-be Jewish. Storytellers include (in sequence):
2010_DC_Sher_10113067Sixth & I and Tablet Magazine -- Susan Sher (Jews & Politics) w/Jodi Kantor
Jews & Politics: Susan Sher:
Susan Sher, Michelle Obama’s chief of staff and the White House’s liaison to the Jewish community, will join New York Times writer Jodi Kantor as a Midwestern voice in one of a series of discussions to explore how Jews around the country engage with politics and influence...
2014_DC_Confidence_Gap_140512107Sixth & I and The Atlantic -- Claire Shipman and Katty Kay ("Confidence Code") w/James Bennet
Katty Kay and Claire Shipman:
The Atlantic’s editorial features will once again be coming to life — this time examining “The Confidence Gap,” the magazine’s May cover story from broadcast journalists Claire Shipman and Katty Kay, based on their new book, The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of...
2014_DC_Futures_14041677Sixth & I and The Atlantic -- James and Deborah Fallows ("American Futures") w/James Bennet
American Futures
The Atlantic’s James Fallows and his wife Deborah will appear to discuss what they’ve learned in the past few months on their “American Futures” project of exploring America’s heartland by small plane.
Fallows, a former White House Speech writer, China expert, and the author of many...
2014_DC_Shenk_14090846Sixth & I and The Atlantic -- Joshua Wolf Shenk ("Powers of Two") w/Alix Spiegel
Joshua Wolf Shenk In Conversation with Alix Spiegel
When is the work of two people together greater than what either could do on their own? In Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs, Shenk breaks the myth of the lone genius apart and draws on new scientific research to show...
2014_DC_Daddy_Track_14021865Sixth & I and The Atlantic -- Liza Mundy ("The Daddy Track") w/Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Daddy Track:
In the January/February issue of The Atlantic, New America Foundation Director of Work and Family Liza Mundy explores paternity leave as a transformational equalizing force that draws men into the domestic sphere while enabling women to excel at work.
Building on the article’s...
2014_DC_Reparations_14061271Sixth & I and The Atlantic -- Ta-Nehisi Coates ("The Case for Reparations") w/Jeffrey Goldberg
The Case for Reparations
Just days before the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Ta-Nehisi Coates, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, will sit down with Jeffrey Goldberg to discuss Coates’ provocative June cover story making the case for reparations. The product of...
2008_DC_Libeskind_080618149Sixth & I and the Chelsea School -- Daniel Libeskind (A Conversation) w/Ronald Abramson
"A Conversation with Daniel Libeskind": Chelsea School and Sixth & I present this conversation with internationally renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, who will discuss the ways in which architecture can memorialize — and reshape — human experience. As the son of Holocaust survivors and the nephew of...
2015_DC_PuppyA_15032630Sixth & I and Washington Humane Society -- Pet Adoption Event
Susan Orlean and Alexandra Horowitz:
Following National Puppy Day on March 23, join two funny, highly acclaimed, award winning authors – Susan Orlean, author of Rin Tin Tin, The Orchid Thief, and staff writer for The New Yorker, and Alexandra Horowitz, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Inside...
2015_DC_Puppy_15032686Sixth & I and Washington Humane Society -- Susan Orlean and Alexandra Horowitz
Susan Orlean and Alexandra Horowitz:
Following National Puppy Day on March 23, join two funny, highly acclaimed, award winning authors – Susan Orlean, author of Rin Tin Tin, The Orchid Thief, and staff writer for The New Yorker, and Alexandra Horowitz, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Inside...
2018_DC_Dish_Tell_181115115Sixth & I and WeWork -- Dish & Tell: Food Entrepreneurs’ Recipes for Success (w/Rose Previte, Chris Brady, Andrew Dana, and Daniel Pink)
Dish & Tell: Food Entrepreneurs’ Recipes for Success
Hosted by Daniel Pink
If you live to eat, eat to live, or want to make a living feeding others, hear from Rose Previte—owner of Maydan and Compass Rose—and Chris Brady and Andrew Dana—co-owners of Timber Pizza—about their unexpected paths to...
2009_DC_Cook_09021073Sixth & I and WPAS -- Barbara Cook in conversation with Dwight Blocker Bowers
Barbara Cook: Conversations with Legends: Famed as a supreme interpreter of the American songbook, the Tony award-winning singer/actress and American icon comes to Sixth & I to discuss her career. The host for the conversation will be Dwight Blocker Bowers, Curator of American Entertainment History at...
2012_DC_Corea_12111131Sixth & I and WPAS -- Concert -- Chick Corea & Gary Burton
Chick Corea & Gary Burton -- Hot House Tour
Legendary jazz pianist and composer Chick Corea and vibraphonist Gary Burton perform material from their new album Hot House, exploring their unique takes on “standards” by legendary composers Kurt Weill, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Thelonious Monk, Lennon and...
2014_DC_Mattea_14030168Sixth & I and WPAS -- Concert -- Kathy Mattea
Kathy Mattea:
GRAMMY Award-winner and environmental activist Kathy Mattea has explored music’s most basic human essence—”timeless narratives and melodies steeped in emotion—delivered with beauty by an unmistakable voice. Known for such hits as “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses,” “Where’ve You Been,”...
2010_DC_Coltrane_10112053Sixth & I and WPAS -- Ravi Coltrane Quartet (performance)
Ravi Coltrane, saxophone
Luis Perdomo, piano
Drew Gress, bass
E.J. Strickland, drums

He may bear the name of jazz royalty, but saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, the son of the legendary John Coltrane and pianist Alice Coltrane, “blows an original and distinctly modern strain of jazz, distilling but never...
2008_DC_Sixth_Election_081104191Sixth & I Election Night 2008 Watch Party -- Candidate photos
Election Night Watch Party: Don’t watch the election results on your couch – watch it on ours. Get civic with us! Join Sixth & I, Humanity in Action and Institut Montaigne for a festive evening, complete with big-screen TVs, expert commentary from unique perspectives, live blogging, all-American food, a...
2008_DC_Sixth_ElectionO_081104150Sixth & I Election Night 2008 Watch Party -- Other photos
Election Night Watch Party: Don’t watch the election results on your couch – watch it on ours. Get civic with us! Join Sixth & I, Humanity in Action and Institut Montaigne for a festive evening, complete with big-screen TVs, expert commentary from unique perspectives, live blogging, all-American food, a...
2015_DC_Kaku_15030372Sixth & I In partnership with the 92nd Street Y’s 7 Days of Genius -- Michio Kaku ("Future of the Mind")
In The Future of the Mind, Dr. Michio Kaku—a theoretical physicist, renowned futurist, and popularizer of science— tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain. Dr. Kaku brings a topic that once belonged solely to the province of science fiction into a startling...

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2020_09_18H2_Ginsburg85DC -- Supreme Court Building -- Event: Crowd honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Friday) (Partially reviewed)
2020_06_26F5_Lincoln_Protest193DC -- Capitol Hill -- Lincoln Park -- BLM Protest
This was an interesting example of two competing events in the same place. The event I came to attend was this one: Join the Rally and Teach-In for Lincoln Park In a demonstration of solidarity and recognition of the history of Lincoln Park in Washington, D.C. members of the local, regional and nat...
2020_08_28D2_Necks_MarchU42DC -- Protest: George Floyd -- Get Your Knee Off Our Necks march -- Labor contingent
March/Rally: Commitment: Get Your Knee Off Our Necks: Fri, August 28, 7:15am – 3:15pm  Labor contingent gathers at United Unions building, 1750 New York Avenue NW, WDC; march heads out at 8:45a. Hosted by National Action Network and NAACP. (Partially reviewed)
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