Posts Tagged ‘Politics and Prose’

Politics and Prose for Sale

A Washington institution is changing hands. Politics and Prose, the District's leading independent bookstore, is up for sale, reports the Washington Post. The store’s 74-year-old owners, Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade, cite fatigue as their motivation for selling their business. Their 26-year-old store is a prominent destination for authors on book tours. Christopher Hitchens is [...]

Anti-War Cartoon Friday

Casual Friday? You're in Washington—you can do better than that. How about Anti-War Cartoon Friday? Once upon a time, Americans used to protest wars they didn't believe in and cartoonists helped fight the anti-"good fight" fight. My, how the world has changed. Tonight, editor Craig Yoe will be showing a selection of cartoons from The Great [...]

John Banville Reads Tonight at Politics and Prose

John Banville, who won the Man Booker Prize in 2005 with The Sea, released his new novel, The Infinities, on Tuesday. Narrated mostly by Greek god Hermes, The Infinities is a comedy about the imminent death of mathematician Adam Godley and what happens when his family gathers around him. The gods are meddlesome, injecting themselves [...]

This Saturday: ACT-I-VATE Yourself with Web Comics Creators

Members of the New York City-centric Web comics collective ACT-I-VATE will be in the area on Saturday signing copies of their first anthology book, The ACT-I-VATE Primer.  You'll be able to meet Harvey Pekar collaborator Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, The Alcoholic), Simon Fraser (Lilly MacKenzie, Nikolai Dante), Joe Infurnari (ULTRA-lad!, the Process, Mush!), and Washington's [...]

Speaking Tonight: Jeremy Rifkin at Politics and Prose

Nothing satisfies quite like reading a hit piece about a guru gone belly-up. Gospel-of-Wealth-obsessed evangelical Joel Osteen suffered a ding to his image late last year when Hanna Rosin fingered him in The Atlantic as a subtle influence behind the collapse of the mortgage industry. Richard Florida is getting his comeuppance from The American Prospect [...]