Gary Tischler

Happy 70th Birthday, United Nations

A reflection on the United Nations' 70th anniversary, which brings birthday festivities to some of the world's most renowned landmarks this week.

Re-animating a Unique British-African Life

Act quickly. “Sancho: An Act of Remembrance,” a one-man play by British playwright and actor Paterson Joseph, is at the Kennedy Center Oct. 23 and 24 only.

Halloween Reigns in Our Town

It’s official, or it will be Oct. 30.

That’s when a coven, you might say, of notables will ...

Get Ready for Kids Euro Festival Oct. 24

It’s time once again for the eighth annual Kids Euro Festival—Oct. 24 to Nov. 8—described as a kind of local trip to Europe without the need for a passport.

Winner of Tuesday's Debate? The Dems, Seriously

Democrats finally hold a presidential candidate debate Oct. 13 in Las Vegas of all places, and it pays off for Clinton and her party.

Interrogating Jessica Dickey of 'The Guard' at Ford's

Playwright Jessica Dickey leaves her ideas and vitality on stage at Ford's Theatre with her work, "The Guard," closing after Sunday.

DC Jazz's Sumter Makes the Morning Sunny

Sunny Sumter of the DC Jazz Festival owned the room as she sang, explained music culture and spoke of her big ambitions for D.C.'s jazz future.

Women's Theater Festival: Observing 'The Guard' and 'Elizabeth R' and Much More

The Women’s Voices Theater Festival going in Washington, D.C., is a grand crossing of all things theatrical and thematic—and all written by women. Here are two reviews—and more to come.

'Chimerica': U.S, China in a Haunting Embrace

“Chimerica” is a challenge for actors and for the audience. It runs from 1989, the year of Tiananmen Square, to 2012, with an American photographer wondering what happened to “tank man,” who stood in front of a tank in the vast Beijing square.

Star Violinist Semenenko at Ukrainian Embassy Oct. 6, 7

Ukrainian Aleksey Semenenko will perform in the second Embassy Series of the season at the Embassy of the Ukraine in Georgetown Oct. 6 and 7.

Pope Francis Completes Transformational Visit to Washington, D.C.

Pope Francis in his first visit to the U.S. takes the city by love and with his presence leaves a message of justice and duty.

A Fresh, Engaging Take on 'Carmen' at the Kennedy Center

Washington National Opera's "Carmen" is produced with uniform excellence, eliciting the opera's considerable musical and dramatic virtues.

Fiorina on Fire, Pessimism on Display at GOP Debate

Could this be the end of The Donald?

In an Uncertain World, White House Honorees Give Us Our Humanity Anew

President Barack Obama honored 19 individuals and two groups honored at the White House on Sept. 10, the day just before 9/11, in the ceremony that seemed a blessing.

U.S. Gives Actress Ingrid Bergman Stamp of Approval

Ingrid Bergman, who was, as the veteran Washington movie critic Arch Campbell noted, “one of the great female stars of all time,” was honored with a stamp ceremony at the House of Sweden in Georgetown on Sept. 9.

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