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The Lyon’s Share: Pentecost and Parker

Fans of Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe mysteries (and I count myself among the most fervent) will find a certain sense of familiarity in a...

The Poetic Hill

Gina Sangster is a DC native who grew up on Capitol Hill and raised her three children here. A therapist, she has had poetry...

Home Alone: The Limits of Independence

Everything is going swimmingly for Christopher after his mother decides he’s old enough to stay home alone, “free to do whatever he wanted for...

A Big Welcome For A Little Store

Capitol Hill is now home to a new independent bookstore that celebrates LGBTQ+ authors and stories. Little District Books (737 Eighth St. SE) opened...

A Match Made in Kiddie-Lit Heaven: Hill Author and Artist Collaborate

A spark was struck at last year’s Literary Hill BookFest when author Christopher Datta and illustrator Christine Vineyard got seated next to each other....

What Lies Within – The Poetic Hill

Capitol Hill resident Sarah Dawn Petrin is a humanitarian, poet and writer who is the author of “Bring Rain: Helping Humanity in Crisis,” in...

The Rainmaker

Sarah Dawn Petrin was born in an African village during the midst of a drought. The elders there prayed that she would be a...

The Maiden of All Our Desires

A legendary storm sets the stage for Peter Manseau’s new novel and continues to howl through its pages. “The Maiden of All Our Desires”...

Face to Face: The Poetic Hill

Capitol Hill poet Jean Nordhaus is the author of several highly regarded poetry collections, including “A Bracelet of Lies” (1987), “The Porcelain Apes of Moses Mendelssohn” (2002), “Innocence” (2006),...

‘Capitol’ Crimes and Misdemeanors

“Never shall I forget my tortured feelings when I beheld that noble edifice wrapt in flames,” wrote a horrified Dr. James Ewell in 1814....