Posts Tagged ‘George Pelecanos’

What Local Authors Are Reading This Summer

Get recommendations from George Pelecanos, Sandra Beasley, Alice McDermott, Maud Casey, and others.

ToDo ToDay: “Outside the Spacecraft,” George Pelecanos, and Kahulanui

Novelists and ukuleles demand your attention tonight.

A New Independent Bookstore (Gasp!) Is Coming to Petworth

Though plenty of D.C. neighborhoods have connections to the world of books, Petworth's literary street-cred is particularly solid. Science fiction writer Philip K. Dick briefly lived on Varnum Street; famed muckraker Upton Sinclair is buried in Rock Creek Cemetery; and George Pelecanos' private eye character Derek Strange lives and works on Upshur Street.
And this summer, on the [...]

Arts Roundup: Pelecanos’ Manly Tank Top Edition

Arena Stage and Washington Post critic Peter Marks will host conversation series about issues in American theater. [Post]
Smokin' hot crime writer George Pelecanos endorses Andy Shallal for mayor. [Loose Lips]
Fort Belvoir has the precious art—now it just needs a museum to put it in. [Post]
Thievery Corporation's Eric Hilton is (again) transforming one of his 14th [...]

George Pelecanos’ The Double, Reviewed

Middle age makes a lot of people itchy to start over: get a divorce, change careers, buy an impractical vehicle. D.C. crime writer George Pelecanos, firmly in his middle period as an author (he’s 56, with 18 novels behind him), seems to know the feeling: He started this decade by starting fresh. In his 2011 [...]

ToDo ToDay: “National Eyes of History,” Bell X1, and George Pelecanos

The White House News Photographers Association has been mounting exhibitions of its contest winners for decades. This year, a related but separate exhibit sponsored by the association—one that for the first time solicited entries from photographers around the country—is being held at the much smaller Carroll Square Gallery. Read more >>> The exhibit is on view 8 [...]

ToDo ToDay: George Pelecanos’ D.C.

Sure, he strays from time to time—up to Baltimore to write and produce The Wire, or down to New Orleans to do the same for Treme—but eventually, George Pelecanos always returns to D.C. in his fiction. In last summer’s novel The Cut, Pelecanos sets a tale of crime and vengeance as grisly as he’s ever written against the [...]

Art Roundup: Cadillac Smith Edition

If You Build It...: D.C. officials are trying to woo film-production companies with a Mount Vernon Square space they hope could become a soundstage—which is one solid way, the thinking goes, to attract more film productions to the District. At-large Councilmember Vincent Orange says he hopes the project can be a "public-private partnership."
A Man Must [...]

New Grit: Optimistic Noir in George Pelecanos’ What It Was

What It Was, the 18th novel by D.C. crime novelist George Pelecanos, is priced to move. The trade paperback costs what a typical ebook does ($9.99), and the ebook is priced like one of the Funkadelic and Stylistics tunes that bubble under the plot: Ninety-nine cents if you buy it within a month of its Jan. [...]

Scenes From Day 1 of the National Book Festival

The organizers of the National Book Festival, now in its 11th year, know how to draw a crowd early. The fest has typically slated the biggest names for the opening slots, and on Saturday tents filled at 10 a.m. for PBS anchor/novelist Jim Lehrer, longtime Post columnist Eugene Robinson, and Nobel-winning novelist Toni Morrison, who [...]