Gary Tischler

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.

A Bow to an Astonishing Quintet of Talent

We note the passing of Lorin Varencove Maazel, James McGregor Burns, Nadine Gordimer, Johnny Winter and Elaine Stritch.

Committed to Vinyl: Hill & Dale’s Rob Norton

“Hill & Dale has air conditioning, a couch and Willie Nelson on the LP Wall.”

That’s what an Instagram on ...

Multi-Media Carmen Comes to Wolf Trap

When audience members arrive at the Wolf Trap Filene Center for the July 25 Wolf Trap Opera Company’s production ...

'Report to the Academy': Far Beyond 'The Planets of the Apes'

At the Fringe Festival, Scena's production of "Report to the Academy" finds its founder, Robert McNamara, playing the principal role.

'Carrie: the Musical' With Songs, Blood and Shock Enough

You know the story and probably recall the movie. Now, it's a musical at Studio Theatre that is high energy with its special spell.

Rita Moreno: a Living American Portrait

A lucky audience at the National Portrait Gallery got a chance to see and hear actress Rita Moreno tell stories from her quite lively life.

Our 4th of July Transcends Americans' Distrust, Doldrums

We, the American people, took to the streets and backyards to celebrate independence in own own way, despite a loss of confidence in the government and the economy.

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