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Nic Rowan
Nic Rowan
Nic Rowan writes from Washington, D.C.
by | Nov 10, 2019

When the White House invited my elementary school boys choir to sing at its 2008 Christmas party, I felt deeply embarrassed. This was George W. Bush’s last Christmas as president, and even I knew he deserved better than a chorus…

by | Oct 22, 2019

There is something romantic — at least to a certain kind of swamp rat — about the prospect of dining in the Rayburn cafeteria on Capitol Hill. It offers all the glitz of a C-SPAN 2 program: a collection of…

by | Sep 28, 2019

Only a director mad as Ahab would try to make a Moby Dick movie — so John Huston had all the right qualifications. The 6-foot-2, oak-throated director of The Maltese Falcon (1941) wanted throughout the 1940s and early ’50s to adapt Herman…

by | Sep 23, 2019

Jack Falstaff has the run of Capitol Hill — at least for the next few months. The Folger Shakespeare Theatre is putting on two productions this season featuring the lecherous knight’s misdeeds: 1 Henry IV through October 13 and the…

by | Jul 3, 2019

When students at Hillsdale College spotted an unidentified flying object hovering above campus in March 1966, the national media’s attention turned to the small Michigan school.   Camera crews and reporters descended on the college and the town surrounding it, eager…

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