Posts Tagged ‘Elliott Holt’

Tonight is World Book Night, And You Could Get a Free Book

We've all heard that reading is good for us—and yeah, yeah, we could probably be doing more of it. But bibliophilia is easier to preach than practice. To help goad the light-to-non-readers among us, every year, on April 23, volunteers worldwide hand out boxes of books. Free books. It’s been happening for three years in [...]

ToDo ToDay: Ayana Mathis and Justin Torres and Lupo Verde’s Opening

Considering Ayana Mathis’ and Justin Torres’ unusual paths to fiction writing (between them, they've have had past turns as college dropouts, a waitress, a psychiatric ward resident, and a translator for Italian wineries), the fact that both authors' debut books became best sellers merits consideration. How did they do it? Well, the two writers share [...]

Arts Roundup: Green Paint Edition

Early this morning, someone vandalized the Lincoln Memorial with green paint. The site is now temporarily closed while the National Park Service cleans it up. [CBS]
After Washington Post readers help fund their trip, a Maryland high school choir performs in South Africa. [Post]
Does Showtime have the best jukebox in D.C. now? [Post]
Wale says he was [...]

Arts Roundup: Bones Edition

National Mall bone display draws attention to global genocide. [Post]
Exorcist author says Georgetown University doesn't deserve to call itself Catholic. [Huffington Post]
Malmaison has been hosting concerts and parties for months, and this month it's finally opening. [Washingtonian]
Fort Knox cartoon strip comes to the Washington Post. [Comic Riffs]
The Post reviews the debut novel of D.C. novelist Elliott [...]

ToDo ToDay: Face to Face, SuperNOVA, Capital Pride, and Russian Pop

I first heard a Face to Face song on a Vagrant Records compilation. It was the early 2000s, and the band—surprisingly noisy for Vagrant, better known as home to weepy emo bands Dashboard Confessional and The Get Up Kids—had already been kicking it for a decade. The band cooled off for a few years in [...]

Commie Dearest: Elliott Holt’s Debut Novel Makes the Cold War Hot Again

Elliott Holt knows exactly when Homeland jumped the shark.
“In the middle of Season 2,” Holt says. We’re at Kramerbooks discussing her debut novel, You Are One of Them. But talking about the book means talking about her native D.C. and misperceptions about it, particularly about the relatively tony part she grew up in.
“The kids are [...]

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