Gary Tischler

Landing in Oz: The Last Debate Before Iowa Votes

Remember what Dorothy said to her dog? “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

No, we ...

A Snowy Morning with a Tennessee Williams Woman

“It is so extraordinary out there,” actress Madeleine Potter said Saturday morning after walking her dog, an English springer spaniel ...

Political Clout: Georgetown Graces the Stage

Now in preview performances at Arena Stage, “The City of Conversation” — Anthony Giardina’s play about a powerful Georgetown hostess ...

A Big Snow Storm That Let Us Get Small

The blizzard drowned out for a few days the noise of the chattering classes trying to drown out the sound of your breathing—those who claim they know you and what you want.

Nimble Massey More Than Handles His Parts in 'A Gentleman's Guide'

On stage, Massey is as steady as a rock, but he also oozes charm, sympathy and sex appeal in “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” at the Kennedy Center.

Old and New Comedies in Town Fit for Our Times

These days, there’s plenty of comedy to be had in Washington—and not just in politics: “The Critics,” “The Real Inspector Hound” and “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love Murder.”

2016 Sounding Like the Year the Music Died: Now, Glenn Frey

This is the year of endings: Frey, co-founder of the Eagles, the soulful, rock-and-country-tinged, super band-hit machine of the 1970s, died Jan. 18 at the age of 67.

On MLK's Birthday, We Celebrate His Life, Words

This Monday, this city, this country will be celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who would have been 86 years old Jan. 15, had not an assassin’s bullet ended his life.

Obama's Last State of the Union: Stirring Valedictory

Nothing exists in a vacuum.  Not even, and especially, presidential State of the Union addresses.

President Barack Obama’s SOTU ...

Are We Not Entertained? The Bread and Circus of Sunday

Perusing the craziness of Sunday's TV moments, entertainment writer Gary Tischler draws for us a large arc of comment and insight that leads back to us.

David Bowie: Rock's Transcendent Shapeshifter

"I catch a paper boy." The world has lost David Bowie, and all of his edgy, generous, outward bound gifts went with him but also stayed behind. 

Don't Let 2016 and the Campaigns Get You Down

Aren’t you: surprised, relieved, exhausted, still dancing in the streets, nervous about what lies ahead after a year that seemed full of surprises, most of them not boding well for 2016?

American Masters Three: Cole, Kelly and Lemon

Singer Natalie Cole, painter Ellsworth Kelly and basketball player Meadowlark Lemon were contradictions in their fields and originals—but Americans all.

Kick Off 2016 Old-School With Waltzes, Strauss and a 'Salute to Vienna'

To start off 2016 in an upbeat mood, try the music of Johann Strauss and his "Blue Danube Waltz” at Strathmore’s 15th annual New Year’s Concert, Jan. 3.

Theater Shows Extended Past Christmas Week

There’s still plenty of theatrical goodies available, for latecomers, or late gifting, with regular runs finishing up and some productions getting extra showtime.

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