Posts Tagged ‘Carla Cohen’

Arts Roundup: Up Yours, Snow Edition

Architectural firm picked to redesign Martin Luther King Jr. Library. [Housing Complex]
The prez loves his HBO drama series. [Huffington Post]
Netflix is ramping up its lobbying efforts on the Hill. [CPI via Huffington Post]
Woolly Mammoth is like, "F a snowstorm." [Post]
A new book prize honors deceased Politics & Prose co-owner Carla Furstenberg Cohen. [Post]
Ron Moten releases [...]

Politics and Prose Finally Has a Buyer

The next owners of Politics and Prose, the Chevy Chase bookstore and local literary institution, will be former Washington Post reporter Bradley Graham and his wife Lissa Muscatine, most recently the head speechwriter at the U.S. Department of State and a confidante of Bill and Hillary Clinton.  The Washington Post reports that following a lengthy search, [...]

Politics and Prose Scion Aaron Cohen, on Mostly Buying E-Books

Aaron Cohen still buys books. You know: The kind you can hold. He purchased at least two last year—Jonathan Franzen's Freedom and Howard Jacobson's The Finkler Question. But Cohen—as in his mother Carla Cohen, the co-owner of beloved D.C. bookstore Politics and Prose who died last October—bought those titles because he enjoyed reading digital versions of [...]

This Sunday: Remember Carla Cohen at Politics and Prose

If you didn't attend the funeral of Politics and Prose co-owner and founder Carla Cohen but still want to pay your respects, this Sunday's your chance. Family, friends, colleagues, and customers will gather at Politics and Prose to celebrate Cohen's life and her contributions to D.C.'s literary community. Expect reminiscences by business partner Barbara Meade, [...]

Another D.C. Literary Figure Dies: RIP, John Olsson

Weeks after the passing of Politics and Prose's Carla Cohen, another prominent figure in the D.C. literary community has died. John Olsson, founder of Olsson’s Books & Records, died last Thursday. The native Washingtonian opened his first store in 1972, beginning with music and eventually expanding to books. At its peak in 2002, Olsson’s had [...]