Gary Tischler

Helen Hayes Nominations: Some Surprising Omissions

The nominations for the Helen Hayes Awards reveal some recurring favorites -- and some left off the stage.

Misguided Worship of 2nd Amendment Puzzling, If Not Appalling

In the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., shooting tragedy, to see Gabby Giffords and Wayne LaPierre at an Jan. 30 hearing and the twisting of the Second Amendment is simply appalling.

Zach Appelman Stuns as Henry V at the Folger

Zach Appelman is a lot of things.

He’s a native Californian, an actor, and a onetime student. He’s ...

Walking Through History, Past, Present and Future

One  thing about living in Washington, or maybe even in the modern world, there’s always something going on. There ...

Inaugural and Beyond: a Packed Week in D.C. to Remember

After all that was associated with the inauguration, it was . . . wait, there's more. An observer of the news did not have a chance to catch his breath.

Two Sports Greats Whose Lives Are Worth Talking About and Remembered

The passing of Stan Musial and Earl Weaver reminds of what makes a sports legend truly great.

Observing the 57th Inauguration: A Beginning and an End

Whether you were sitting in the special seats at the U.S. Capitol or viewing the inaugural events from home on television, the scene of President Barack Obama's second inauguration provided memorable images and words.

Musings: Dumb Justice, Gun-friendly Phrases and Overuse of 'Amazing!'

Even in modern times, there are things that seem mysterious—not in a holy way, but in a way that ...

Inaugural Weekend, Always a Big Deal

You might be hearing media chatter around town that the upcoming second-term inauguration of President Barack Obama is not as ...

A Great Weekend to Be in the Capital

The New Year has already rushed in on us living her in Washington D.C., daring you to catch your ...

The Universal ‘Our Town’

On Feb. 4, Ford’s Theatre, the city’s singular historical theater, will hold a 75th Anniversary celebration for Thornton ...

Remembering Richard Nixon on His 100th Birthday

Richard Nixon was never easy to dismiss, forget, defeat, or ignore even unto death.

For a brief time last week ...

Golden Globes Do Not Disappoint

This year at the 70th Golden Globes, the jokes were confusing, and Jodie Foster made an exciting but anticlimactic non-announcement.

Writer Richard Ben Cramer Knew What It Took

Richard Ben Cramer, biographer of politicians and athletes, wrote the ultimate campaign book.

'Django,' a No-No

Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" shows cinematic prowess in parts, but it lacks size and greatness.

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