Gary Tischler

Ernest Borgnine: More Than a Lifetime of Roles

He played tough but tender roles, and Ernest Borgnine had a lifetime of them for us.

The Small-Town Wisdom of Andy Griffith

Actor Andy Griffith, whether as Sheriff Andy Taylor or defense lawyer Ben Matlock, showed us the wisdom of small-town America.

Happy Birthday, America: an Immigrant's Journey

Now, as American as anyone we know, this patriotic citizen began his journey in Nazi Germany.

A Storm for Our Time of Extremes

In this age of extremes, why not weather just like that? Last Friday's sudden storm, terrible in its severity, informs our times and leaves us wondering.

A Part of History at the Steps of the Supreme Court

While awaiting the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, our reporter observes how everyday life in Washington, D.C., can effortlessly move into a moment in history.

Nora Ephron: We'll Have What She Had

Nora Ephron, screenwriter of "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless in Seattle," was funny, smart, graceful, charming, loyal and always curious -- and made her life experiences universal to ours.

THE LOW-DOWN ON WASHINGTON DRAMA

Comings And Goings

All the world’s a stage. And when it comes to Washington’s world of performance, as ...

WAR OF 1812 Gets Its Close-Up at Portrait Gallery

Pop quiz: See if any of these persons, events, battles and none such ring a bell.

Isaac Brock, Tenskewatawa (The ...

'Normal Heart': Gripping Passion at Arena

People forget. Larry Kramer won’t let you.

There was a time in the early 1980s when gay men all ...

Pre-Elvis 'Memphis': Darrington's Delray

“Memphis,” a loud, electric, fast-paced, high-energy Tony-Award winning musical now on its Washington stop through July 1 at the Kennedy Center’s Opera House.

Amid AFI Silverdocs Festival This Week, a Look at George Plimpton

For the last ten years, the AFI Silverdocs Festival has helped transform the quiet genre of documentary films into blockbuster movie events. This year, among the abundant festival features, George Plimpton steps into the limelight once more, with a wide-eyed documentary chronicling the life and times of this one-of-a-kind man. And The Georgetowner has its own unique connection to the film...

'Music of Kander and Ebb' Belts Out Familiar and Unexpected Songs

First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb runs in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater June 8 to July 1, 2012.

Live on Cable: Your District Council and Its Latest Drama

Ward 7's Yvette Alexander teared up as she watched the council erupt in charges and counter charges and warned that anything could happen and that any one of them could walk out in handcuffs.

D'oh: Excellent 'Mr. Burns' in a Post-Electric World

Ever wonder why Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and artistic director Howard Schalwitz refuse to lose their edge, get stale, play ...

Fresh As Ever: Pelosi's Perspective With 25 Years of Service

Celebrating 25 years of service, Nancy Pelosi offers her take on politics today at a Capitol Hill gathering.

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