Tag: events

Which Terrible Picture of Bill Maher vs. The Pope Won Our Ticket Contest?

Because of the upcoming April 1 performance of teevee's anti-Jesus person Bill Maher at the Bethesda Strathmore Music Center, we had a pair of tickets to give away to the Wonkette reader who could make the most troubling computer...

Sarah Palin Giving Extremely Secretive Speech Tonight

If you live in Wisconsin, then... sorry? What were we going to write about here... ah, yes: if you live in Wisconsin, then you should go see Sarah Palin speak tonight! She will be making an appearance in...

Looks Like Sarah Palin Has Bagged On Yet Another Fundraiser

NEWS SHOCKER: Meg Stapleton, holder of the World's Worst Job as spokeswoman for an increasingly fragile and erratic unemployed publicity hound, had to once again explain at the very last minute how Sarah Palin would not be headlining an...

The Week In Catastrophe: Health Care, Hurricane Katrina, 25 Year-Old Thrice-Published Novelists

Books this week are all about devastation: There are a few about our economy and health care system, oh and one that is a chilling testament to the impossibly tragic early onslaught of ennui that befalls New York City...

Last Week: So Fun It’s Happening Again This Week

So, here's the thing: many of last week's Wrapped Up in Books featured events—like a few things at Politics & Prose, which was basically everything—actually correspond to this week. Calendars, right? Anyway, this is actually terrific news for anyone...

Hey D.C.: Books Have 0% Humidity

The delights of mid-August in Washington D.C. are innumerable, truly. Now add "America's most controversial Saul Bellow-enthusiast James Wood," "Helene Cooper," and "other things" to this ever-growing list of available pleasantries. Monday, August 10 New York Times lady Helene...

Barbara Boxer’s New Dick Cheney Hate Fiction And Other Stories

"Quality, not quantity" is an epigram that's in favor with people who realize that they do not have a sufficient amount of a thing. So, in maybe related news: why, look how many famous authors and Senators from California...

A Very—What’s A Neutral Word Here—Manageable Local Readings Schedule

Oh man it is August so soon, and to celebrate, famous socialist bookstore Politics & Prose has declined to schedule any readings this weekend. Less is more, right? Especially when it comes to actual events that usually exist. No...

The Week In Books: Exciting Longitudinal Assessments Of Certain Things Edition

The week in books: Famous DC authors of disparate political affiliations will be reading from their non-fictions concerning various governmental issues. It's true! And it's an adventure starring Gwen Ifill, Henry Waxman, and Albert Camus. Monday, July 20: Paul Butler,...

How Cheeky Is Too Cheeky? A Discussion About Non-Fiction And Puns

Mid-July is famous for being consistently and dependably eventful, so it is not surprising in the slightest that this week isn't an insignificant one, relatively, judging by the offerings of DC's local bookstores. For one, there's Busted, the latest example of...

Join In America’s Rich Literary Tradition, Vicariously!

There are going to be so many classic literary feuds, literary and otherwise, resolved this week on the DC book tour circuit. And this listing made an unintentional error this evening, in a hectic attempt at humor. We misread a...

Celebrate the 4th of July By Reading Books On the 3rd and 5th

How are you celebrating Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman's victory over the aliens? Wonkette recommends indulging in such earthly freedoms as "third parties," hallucinogens, and atypical products of M.F.A. programs! Ralph Nader will be around to answer your questions,...

Here’s The Catch: You Must Choose Between Joseph O’Neill And Cokie Roberts’ Socialist Realist Classic-To-Be, “Ladies Of Liberty”

Recall last summer: it was the summer of Joseph O'Neill's Netherland, the most important book liked by people wearing the most important-looking glasses. It seems O'Neill has journeyed from that wire-rimmed menagerie of the psyche to Politics & Prose,...

An Interview With Grant Ginder, Writer Of Washington Fictions

Your Wonkette recently had the pleasure of interviewing Center for American Progress speechwriter and "nouveau literature author" Grant Ginder, who's just had his first novel, This Is How It Starts, published by Simon and Schuster. It's in book stores...

Susan Sontag, David Ignatius, And Brooklyn, Right Here In DC

It is like college here in DC this week: there is an opportunity for free food that can be capitalized upon by pretending to be interested in the publication of something—plus a bonus Susan Sontag salon. Plus, that quintessential...

George Pelecanos, Colson Whitehead, And Bonus Other People Stop By DC

BIG THINGS on the DC book circuit this week. For instance: your third-favorite Wire personality George Pelecanos (after David Simon and Omar), in addition to Colon Whitehead! Plus, go check out the Arab-American Handbook: A Guide to the Arab,...