Gary Tischler

Who is Lear? Next month at the Folger: Joseph Marcell

The native of St. Lucia, board member of Shakespeare’s Globe, member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and one-time global television star, is on another tour of “King Lear,” the Bard’s grandest, most difficult, most compelling tragedy.

'Dirty Dancing': Edgy, Sharp Moves, Passionate Fans

"Dirty Dancing" is everything you remember -- and the ghost of Patrick Swayze remains -- but a new dancers have brought new energy to the 1980s story at the National Theatre.

Matt Haley: a Restaurateur Extraordinary Beyond Food

From the Washington area, Matt Haley saved his own life and built his restaurant empire in Delaware and elsewhere, all the while involvlng others and helping others.

The Emotion of Becoming an American Citizen

These days, if you want to talk about immigration, or naturalization, or American citizenship, people are likely to get angry ...

Believe It: 25 Years of Signature Theatre

“Sometimes, it’s hard to believe it all,” said Eric Schaeffer, the Artistic Director of Signature Theatre, which has begun ...

This Week: Injustice in Missouri, Emotion and 'The Giver'

Amid other bad international news, the shooting of Michael Brown agitates many, as we consider our place in the greater society of America.

American Gal: This Long-Lived Lauren Was a Real Betty

Lauren Bacall was the last of classic Hollywood actresses. While defined by her time with Humphrey Bogart, Bacall remained very much her own, smart American woman.

Robin Williams: He Left Us Laughing for a Lifetime

They stuffed the news in right at the end of a local news broadcast, leading into a national one, yesterday ...

In Our Town: African Leader at Press Club Thanks U.S., Sees 'Africa Rising'

It's not every day you get a chance to meet Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore. But this is Washington, D.C., and last week the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit was held here -- and we knew all about it, thanks to sirens, motorcades and receptions.

A Play, a ‘Bird’ That’s Not So ‘Stupid’

That’s some bird, that stupid f-----g bird.

That would be “Stupid F------g Bird,” the play by director-playwright Aaron Posner ...

Through Fire, the U.S. Emerged

We are always tourists in our own cities. Everywhere we walk, bike, run, stop and go, every park bench we ...

Monday Musings: Baseball, Africa Summit, Jim Brady

It is a busy first full week of August -- wars, games, summits, protests -- and the passing of Patsy Burton and of Jim Brady. Prayers are always welcomed for the world.

Strathmore Holds Its First Food Festival on Friday and Saturday

More than music inclined, the Strathmore is staging a "Gastronomic Experience," full of food from big-name chefs and restaurants.

Amid the News of Our Sad, Messy World, Daily Routines Uplift

Yes, "the world is a mess," said former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright over the weekend, which prompted writer Gary Tischler to count a few daily blessings.

James Garner: One All-American Actor Everyone Loved

From "Maverick," "The Rockford Files" and "The Notebook," he was the man who did not want to be the hero, although he did just that.

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