Standards: Recommended, Neutral, Not Recommended
Ceremony: U.S. Navy Memorial (Pennsylvania and 7th NW) commemorating the Battle of Midway: Recommended (but too late)
Documentary: Film on Gaugin showing at the National Gallery: Recommended (not being shown any more, exhibit being over, but available at gift shop on DVD)
Book Yet to Read: Romeo Dallaire’s “They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children”, on the increasing reliance on children (under 18) to fight wars, especially in third world countries. As to the message: Recommended, as to the book: Neutral; as to his remarks last week at Politics and Prose: Recommended
Music: National Symphony Concert featuring Leonard Bernstein’s Third Symphony (“Kaddish”) with Samuel Pisar as narrator and librettist: Recommended.
Restaurant: Primi Piatti on H Street NW: Recommended (but pricey)
Exhibit: Gabriel Metsu (17th century Dutch artist) at National Gallery of Art: Highly recommended.
Restaurant: Cafe Atlantico for private reception: Neutral
Theater: Pinter’s Old Times at the Shakespeare Theatre: Recommended
Novel: David Grossman’s “To the End of the Land”: Recommended
Autobiography/Biography: “170 Years of Show Business” by Kate Mostel and Madeline Gilford (about themselves and their husbands, Zero and Jack): Recommended
History: Deborah Lipstadt’s “The Eichmann Trial”: Recommended.
Lecture: Herman Obermayer on his new book about his old friend William Rehnquist, part of the OLLI lecture series. Neutral
At least now I am fairly up to date.