While I am on vacation the next two weeks, I did learn of a few coming events I wanted to share.
Michael Dirda and Ira Glasser are but two of the personalities speaking. Several are at interesting venues. You might note that the book reviews at the newly established Busboys and Poets are easily available by Metro. And as usual the topics are extremely varied and informative.
I plan to be back with a full edition on Wednesday, August 12.
Thursday, July 30
Lecture: Kluge Fellow Thomas Dodman discusses his project, "Nostalgia: the history of the deadly emotion" – Mary Pickford Theater – Madison Building – Library of Congress – 4 PM
Book talk: One man against the world: the tragedy of Richard Nixon – Tim Weiner – P&P - 7 PM
Discussion: "Gaza, today and tomorrow: current challenges and future prospects" – Ilana Feldman, George Washington University, and Matthew Reynolds who works with Palestinian refugees in the near East – Palestinian center – Jerusalem fund – reservations recommended – 202 – 338 – 1290 – light lunch 12:30 PM – discussion 1 PM – 2 PM
Monday, August 3
Book talk: "The hands of peace: a Holocaust survivors fight for civil rights in the American South" – author – Marione Ingram - Busboys and poets – Takoma Park 235 Carroll St. NW. – 6:30 PM
Book talk : Author Michael Dirda - "Browsing's: A year of reading, collecting and living with books" – P&P – 7 PM
Film: "Pronzo di Ferragosto" (mid-– August lunch) American Art Museum joins the Embassy of Italy celebrating good food and good films from Italy - Smithsonian American Art Museum – 6 PM
– since there will be a sampling of Italian cuisine, this promises to be extremely popular – last month there was an extremely long line already at 5:30 PM when tickets were being distributed in the G St. lobby.
Monday, August 10