Posts Tagged ‘National Book Festival’

Arts Roundup: Otis and Redding Edition

Architects fall over themselves to redesign the MLK library. [Housing Complex]
Why, of course there are more Eisenhower Memorial delays. [AP]
Wil Haygood's unbiased assessment of The Butler: greatest movie he's ever seen. [WJLA]
Get ready for the not-terribly-exclusive National Book Festival gala. [Post]
Brightest Young Things announces the complete lineup for its Bentzen Ball comedy festival. [BYT]
Ooh, pretty: [...]

Arts Roundup: The Shirks Get Ripped Off Edition

The 2013 National Book Festival lineup includes Don DeLillo, Margaret Atwood, Barbara Kingsolver, and Brad Meltzer. [Post]
More D.C. arts grants announced. [Art 202]
Phil Kennicott: "...there is hope in the news that at least now the Corcoran has a survival plan." [Post]
Wolf Trap's new president and CEO lays out his plan for the park. [Post]
Director Jem [...]

ToDo ToDay: Angelika Mosaic Opens

Some District residents might prefer their city have its own high-class art-house theater, but in a pinch, they’ll take one in Fairfax. Situated at the intersection of Lee Highway and Gallows Road in the new Mosaic retail center, the Angelika Film Center boasts eight screens specializing in first-run and repertory indie and international cinema. After [...]

There Are So Many Comics Events Happening in September

It's kind of insane how much comics-related stuff is happening in town this month. Here's a list of what's on when, who's appearing, and where to find it.
September 8-9: Baltimore Comic Con at the Baltimore Convention Center
This year the megaconvention features local cartoonists Matt Dembicki (whose anthology District Comics we feature on our cover this [...]

Philip Roth Will Not Speak at National Book Festival, Says Library of Congress

Philip Roth (Portnoy's Complaint, American Pastoral) was one of the biggest names on the National Book Festival's lineup when the schedule was revealed in May. But Roth's name is now conspicuously absent from the fest's website.
Library of Congress spokesperson Gayle Osterberg confirms it's not a mistake. "Unfortunately Philip Roth is now not able to attend," she [...]

The National Book Festival Is Four Months Away. Get Cracking.

Yesterday the Library of Congress disclosed the long list of authors who are scheduled to appear at this year’s National Book Festival. For the second straight year it’ll run for two days, Sept. 22 and 23, bringing big names in fiction (mass-market and literary), history, YA, graphic novels, poetry, children’s books, and more to the [...]

Scenes From Day 2 of the National Book Festival

Every author who speaks at the National Book Festival enjoys an extra benefit onstage, one that doesn't come with the typical reading or appearance. No, on the National Mall, each author gets a straight man—somebody who has to stay poker-faced while the writer gets to crack wise. In this case, the straight men are the [...]

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 [...]

Meet a Visiting Cartoonist: A Chat With George O’Connor

The Library of Congress' National Book Festival is happening on the Mall this Saturday and Sunday, with most cartoonists appearing on Sunday in the big new Graphic Novels tent. George O'Connor is sneaking in on Saturday, however, where he'll promote Journey into Mohawk Country, a historical graphic novel on an early Dutch explorer's travels in what became [...]

The National Book Festival Is Cartoon-Friendly, Too

We've already given you a few reasons to attend the Library of Congress' National Book Festival this weekend. It's also worth noting that the event has a strong selection of cartoonists scheduled to appear—and for the first time ever, their own Graphic Novels tent.
In the Children tent at 3:45 p.m., New Yorker and sydicated cartoonist [...]