Washington Books+Movies

Tyler Cowen: The top classic movies and books about American politics and DC.

Tyler Cowen: The top classic movies and books about American politics and DC.

The estimable Chug asks me: Curious what you consider the top classic movies and books about American politics and DC. Today let’s do movies, the following come to mind: 1. All the President’s Men. 2. No Way Out: Gene Hackman at his peak. The Conversation also might count as a DC movie. 3. The Exorcist, […]

Popular Children’s Books for Washington, DC Visitors

Popular Children’s Books for Washington, DC Visitors

These books have been popular with our recent web visitors. See our web site for our original list of children’s books about Washington, DC. 1 Scavenger Guides Washington, DC: An Interactive Travel Guide For Kids 098458661X Awesome Adventures at the Smithsonian: The Official Kids Guide to the Smithsonian Institution 1588343499 Family Guide Washington, DC 075669874X […]

“‘Remember The Titans’ Is A Lie”

“‘Remember The Titans’ Is A Lie”

Remember the Titans is a good movie, but apparently it is fiction, not a documentary. While it isn’t all that surprising to learn about a traditional uplifting story receiving a little bit of that infamous Hollywood sugarcoating, Hollywood’s spin on the 1971 T.C. Williams High School Football went a little too far. As reported by […]

George Wythe, “Teacher of Liberty” (1726-1806)

George Wythe, “Teacher of Liberty” (1726-1806)

George Wythe (pronounced “with”) was the personal mentor to Thomas Jefferson, James Madison (1749-1812) [a cousin to the more famous James Madison], John Marshall, and many other notable founders of the United States. Consequently, he was known as America’s “Teacher of Liberty.” A statesman in his own right, Wythe signed the Declaration of Independence, served […]

Washington, The Novel

Washington, The Novel

No, the fact is that Washington is and always has been irretrievably bogged down in process. And process doesn’t generally make for electrifying prose–unless you’re a fan of the novels of C. P. Snow, which describe the intestinal workings of inner-sanctum power struggles conducted by micro-megalomaniacs. photo credit: Sjors Provoost The days of the Georgetown […]

The Metro – WMATA and The Metro Rap

The Metro – WMATA and The Metro Rap

More WMATA How to Use the Subway (Metrorail or “The Metro”) in Washington, DC How to Get Into, Around And Out Of Washington, DC. Capital Streetcars Lost Washington, D.C. Underground Train The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro

How to Contact Congress

How to Contact Congress

Congress receives more than 86.9 million pieces of snail mail annually, and more than 200 million emails each year. How effective are these communications? Joshua Tauberer, the creator of research tool GovTrack says that in his personal experience: […] what Congressional staff say is that two things happen with letters and other communications. First, Representatives […]

D.C. Journalist Daniel Schorr Dies at 93

D.C. Journalist Daniel Schorr Dies at 93

Legendary political journalist Daniel Schorr passed away on July 23 at a local D.C. hospital after a brief illness. Schorr worked in the broadcast and print journalism industry for more than 70 years and was an author of non-fiction books, including his own 2001 memoir, Staying Tuned: A Life in Journalism. Schorr described himself as a […]

Faculty Favorites: Books and Movies – Brad Fitch

Faculty Favorites: Books and Movies – Brad Fitch

We asked our faculty and authors to share with us some of their favorite books and movies. Their responses are posted in “Faculty Favorites.” Brad Fitch (bio), author of Media Relations Handbook, shares his favorite books and movies. (You can see some of Brad’s favorite things about living in our nation’s capital here.) Favorite Book […]

Faculty Favorites: Books and Movies – Jim Bayless

Faculty Favorites: Books and Movies – Jim Bayless

We asked our faculty and authors to share with us some of their favorite books and movies. Their responses are posted in “Faculty Favorites: Books and Movies.” Jim Bayless (bio), a veteran legislative and regulatory attorney who has lived in Washington for more than 25 years, shares his favorite books and movies. (You can see […]