U.S. Troops Kicked Out of Africa? Here’s What Washington Should Do.

The forced withdrawal, announced last month, of more than 1,000 U.S. Special Operations troops and drone operators in Niger and…


Kamasi Washington Wants to Remain Unstoppable

Before Kamasi Washington unveiled his breakthrough opus, he admits, he second-guessed it. “The Epic” (2015) was a major moment, not…


Princess Reema, Bandar’s Daughter, Navigates Rough Waters in Washington

The Saudi ambassador to the United States, the daughter of a storied figure in the kingdom’s diplomacy, is trying to…


Denzel Washington and Jake Gyllenhaal to Lead Broadway ‘Othello’

Kenny Leon will direct a starry revival of Shakespeare’s tragedy in the spring of 2025.


Bringing to Light the Cuisine of Hercules Posey, George Washington’s Enslaved Chef

On Feb. 22, 1797, while George Washington celebrated his 65th birthday at a ball in Philadelphia, his celebrated chef, Hercules…


Charles Peters, Neoliberal Founder of The Washington Monthly, Dies at 96

His political journal challenged liberal and conservative orthodoxies for decades and added an important perspective for Washington’s cognoscenti.


The New Republican Establishment

An alternative Trumpist governing elite gets closer to ruling the party.


Ghosts Come in Many Forms in Bryan Washington’s New Novel

In “Family Meal,” the author follows the jagged reunion of two former best friends, each grappling with grief and complicated…


Germany’s Scholz Visits Washington Amid Worries Over Ukraine ‘End Game’

Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrives Friday for a quiet working visit with President Biden, sparking speculation that they will discuss tough…


George Washington Would Hate Presidents’ Day

I have a confession to make: I’m a presidential historian who dislikes Presidents’ Day. Actually, it’s worse than that. I’m…

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