Posts Tagged ‘Laura Bush’

Five Ways The National Book Festival Should Earn Its Second Day

Anybody who’s cared about culture in the past decade has had reason to hope for more subsidies from billionaires. In 2002 pharmaceutical heiress Ruth Lilly gave a surprise $100 million gift to the Poetry Foundation. The following year Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, died and left $200 million to NPR in her [...]

Arts Roundup: She’s Baa-aack! Edition

Morning, readers. Happy Thursday. Today in 1968, the musical Hair opened on Broadway. If there's a grosser name for a musical out there, I have yet to find it.
She's Baa-aack! Alert: The White House Correspondents Dinner is Saturday, and disgraced former social secretary Desiree Rogers is making her first public appearance in D.C. since resigning [...]