Results tagged “Politics and Prose” from Spotlight

From Politics & Prose: "Due to a scheduling conflict, Roger Rosenblatt has had to postpone his visit. Stay tuned for an update about when this author talk will take place." Roger Rosenblatt's Kayak Morning: Reflections on Love, Grief and Small Boats is a sequel to the memoir Making Toast, offering moving but unsentimental lessons in facing loss. Thursday, Jan. 5, ... [Read]

Richard Whitmore at Politics and Prose

Posted by Randy Shulman
February 19, 2011 4:12 PM |
Richard Whitmore's The Bee Eater: Michelle Rhee Takes on the Nation's Worst School District offers a profile of the rabble-rouser Rhee, fleshing out the public figure with details of her personal life and including an interview with her about what she learned as the embattled former chancellor of D.C. public schools. Sunday, Feb. 20, at 5 p.m. Politics and Prose, ... [Read]

Nick Galifianakis at Politics and Prose

Posted by Randy Shulman
February 10, 2011 9:00 AM |
If You Loved Me You'd Think This Was Cute features searing black-and-white illustrations from Nick Galifianakis, best known as the cartoonist sidekick to syndicated advice columnist Carolyn Hax. He's also the cousin of actor Zach Galifianakis, who writes an introduction to this collection of more than 200 cartoon panels. Friday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut ... [Read]

Anne Midgette at Politics and Prose

Posted by Randy Shulman
January 3, 2011 7:47 AM |
My Nine Lives: A Memoir of Many Careers in Music is the story of pianist Leon Fleisher, written with the esteemed Washington Post classical music critic Anne Midgette. Fleisher suffers from a mysterious and debilitating hand condition, but his love of music -- plus botox injections in his hand -- has sustained him. Wednesday, Jan. 5, at 7 p.m. Politics ... [Read]

Politics and Prose brings back John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, authors of the riveting best-seller Game Change, about the 2008 presidential campaign. The book has just been released in paperback. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Call 202-364-1919 or visit ... [Read]

Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love rails against the arrogance of team owners of professional sports leagues, who care more about profit and prestige than athleticism and old-fashion fan fun. Sports columnist for The Nation and author of A People's History of Sports in the United States, the liberal Dave Zirin isn't one to mince words. ... [Read]