Books and Literature

Books and Literature

Book reviews, poetry, fiction and nonfiction.

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Dalton Trumbo—screenwriter, Stalinist, Nazi apologist—is being rehabilitated by a biopic. Hollywood's love of totalitarians on the left will never change.

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WASHINGTON, December 19, 2015—In what could be something of a political coup as we approach election year 2016, the Ted Cruz campaign is ready...

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was moved by the sorrow of his own family and for his nation at war to compose the poem/lyrics for one of the most moving Christmas carols written.

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There are plenty of politically conservative books that can be ordered online and delivered well in advance of Christmas and Hanukkah.

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WASHINGTON, November 24, 2015 – American lit fans should be rejoicing today. It looks as if, at long last, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final, unfinished...

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WASHINGTON, November 24, 2015 – Given yesterday’s intriguing news that Amazon is picking up an option to produce a new streaming film based on...

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WASHINGTON, October17, 2015 – I'm getting awfully tired of the 2016 presidential campaign, which actually hasn't even really started yet. Mostly, I'm tired of the frumpus involving...

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WASHINGTON, September 19, 2015 – I'm glad I'm not a refugee in Europe right now. All those folks who have crossed over from Hungary...

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A new app, created by Levar Burton and Reading Rainbow, makes the joy of reading accessible for a whole new generation

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A poem about bugs - but not things that bug you

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Are deep snows time for hibernation, or play? Washington, D.C., as much as any other town, transforms in the snow to something very beautiful. And fun.