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Arts Roundup: D.C.’s Deep Insecurities Edition

Former City Paper staffer Mark Athitakis takes issue with the Washington Post's recent list of Washington books, saying it finds Jonathan Yardley overexerting himself to justify D.C.'s existence as a city, not just a literary hub [The New Republic]
Another chapter in the history of Adams Morgan's Knickerbocker Theatre, which collapsed after a snowstorm in 1922 [...]

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 [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Critical Tics

Like any critic, longtime Washington Post book reviewer Jonathan Yardley has his tics: He’s impatient with anything that smacks of postmodern frippery, and he’ll rarely pass on an opportunity to ding feminist academics. But unlike many critics, he’s willing to reconsider past judgments, something he did in his Second Reading column from 2003 to 2010. [...]

The National Book Festival’s Supersize Lineup

This week the Library of Congress announced the names of many of the authors scheduled to appear at this year’s National Book Festival. As usual, it’s a high-wattage lineup that includes Jennifer Egan (whose A Visit From the Goon Squad has won a host of fiction awards in the past year), Toni Morrison, Dave Eggers, [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘John Waters, Bettye LaVette, and Updike’ Edition

Morning, readers.
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*NPR lavishes much-deserved attention on Jeff Campbell, the man behind D.C.'s Hungry for Music, which supplies underprivileged kids with used instruments.
*The D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities today announced the audition schedule for the 2010-11 American Youth Chorus.
*In the Post, Jonathan Yardley [...]

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