Posts Tagged ‘Politics and Prose’

Arts Roundup: Bad Timing Edition

Politics & Prose applying for a liquor license?! [Prince of Petworth]
Trouble Funk filed suit against the Beastie Boys last week—one day before Adam Yauch died. [Post]
NBC will unveil 1600 Penn, a TV show about a dysfunctional first family [Post]
Luxe movie dinner-and-a-movie venue Silverspot coming to Bethesda [Washington Business Journal]

Politics and Prose Finally Has a Buyer

The next owners of Politics and Prose, the Chevy Chase bookstore and local literary institution, will be former Washington Post reporter Bradley Graham and his wife Lissa Muscatine, most recently the head speechwriter at the U.S. Department of State and a confidante of Bill and Hillary Clinton.  The Washington Post reports that following a lengthy search, [...]

Politics and Prose Scion Aaron Cohen, on Mostly Buying E-Books

Aaron Cohen still buys books. You know: The kind you can hold. He purchased at least two last year—Jonathan Franzen's Freedom and Howard Jacobson's The Finkler Question. But Cohen—as in his mother Carla Cohen, the co-owner of beloved D.C. bookstore Politics and Prose who died last October—bought those titles because he enjoyed reading digital versions of [...]

This Sunday: Remember Carla Cohen at Politics and Prose

If you didn't attend the funeral of Politics and Prose co-owner and founder Carla Cohen but still want to pay your respects, this Sunday's your chance. Family, friends, colleagues, and customers will gather at Politics and Prose to celebrate Cohen's life and her contributions to D.C.'s literary community. Expect reminiscences by business partner Barbara Meade, [...]

Freestylin’ D.C.: More than Midterms Edition[\embed]
Here we go November! Here are some free events to start your month off, highlights from Free in DC.
Celebrate World Vegan Day at Busboys & Poets 5th & K NW with a panel of vegan-conscious entrepreneurs from various business backgrounds, including Doron Pertersan, founder of Sticky Fingers Bakery in Columbia Heights; and co-founder of [...]

Another D.C. Literary Figure Dies: RIP, John Olsson

Weeks after the passing of Politics and Prose's Carla Cohen, another prominent figure in the D.C. literary community has died. John Olsson, founder of Olsson’s Books & Records, died last Thursday. The native Washingtonian opened his first store in 1972, beginning with music and eventually expanding to books. At its peak in 2002, Olsson’s had [...]

Freestylin’ D.C.: Whiskey, Shakespeare, and German Photographers

Happy almost-September everyone! Hope you enjoy this weekday edition of Freestylin’ DC, where I’ll share some of the coolest and most interesting free and low cost events from my site, Free in DC.
After work, take the free shuttle from Foggy Bottom Metro over to the Kennedy Center for a free performance [...]

“The Beard for the Pornography”: A Chat with Author Gail Dines

Gail Dines is a sociologist and anti-porn feminist. Hew new book, Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality, describes how the porn industry grew out of control and evolved into a multibillion-dollar industry. Dines examines the effects of porn on our psychology, and argues that for the sake or our sexuality, we should reject inauthentic [...]

Response to Sale of Politics and Prose: Preserving a Local Literary Icon

Though there’s been some shocked response to the news that Forest Hills bookstore Politics and Prose is for sale, there hasn’t exactly been surprise. Owners Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade opened the store twenty-six years ago and are now both 74 years old. Cohen is also seriously ill, reportedly with cancer.
Neighborhood resident Terry Whitehouse’s eyes [...]

Arts Roundup: Bravo Edition

Hiya, readers. Looks like the clouds have broken and it's shaping up to be a beautiful day. Get out on your lunch break and enjoy it.
In the finale of Top Chef Masters, Susur Lee, Marcus Samuelsson, and Rick Moonen did some of their finest cooking of the competition before a judging panel that included Tom [...]