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Bold, Beautiful Violence In A Strange, Savage Town

For a writer, each novel is a labor of love. But what about the reader's toil? Author Jesmyn Ward explains why the beautiful and brutal Death in Spring, by Catalan author Merce Rodoreda, is worth its weight in trials and tribulations.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

D.C. Environmental Film Festival

This year the Environmental Film Festival in D.C. celebrates a major milestone: 20 years of advancing environmental understanding through the power of film.


Pekingese Named Best In Show At Westminster; Out West, A Dog's Star Rises

The Westminster Kennel Club dog show is under way, and dogs are being pampered, brushed and cajoled to walk before the event's judges. And in a competition for canine actors held out West, Martin Scorsese's attempt to rally support for a Hugo star falls short.

From MIT To A Bakery: The Story Of The Sweet Lobby

Winnette McIntosh Ambrose and her brother Timothy recently won an episode of the Food Network's Cupcake Wars. They left chemical engineering to concoct treats at The Sweet Lobby boutique bakery in Washington, D.C.

The History Of The FBI's Secret 'Enemies' List

As J. Edgar Hoover became increasingly worried about communist threats against America, he instructed the bureau to conduct secret intelligence operations against anyone deemed "subversive." A new book, Enemies: A History of the FBI, details those and other secret intelligence operations from the bureau's creation through the current fight against terrorism.

Networking Tips From The Ultimate Networker

LinkedIn co-founder and chairman Reid Hoffman shares his secrets for career advancement — namely, managing a career as though it's a startup business — in his new book, The Start-up of You.

Book Review: 'Contents May Have Shifted'

Pam Houston's new novel "Contents May Have Shifted" reads like a travelogue, with its central character searching for understanding across the globe. It's worth traveling along with according to reviewer Alan Cheuse, a writing professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Feb. 14

Celebrating St. Valentine’s Day with crafts, music, and a movie.