Gary Tischler

Gore Vidal: American Renaissance Man . . . and a Very Funny Guy

Gore Vidal, great American writer and Renaissance man, also penned laugh-out-loud quips along with his cultural critiques.

Imagining a Better Olympics Opener, Despite NBC

Every four years, I turn into a mushy little kid when the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics are broadcast ...

Keach and Kahn: A Conversation of Shakespeare—and More

Stacy Keach -- with that voice and acting range so Shakespearean -- sat down for a talk with Michael Kahn of the Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Vincent Gray in Adams Morgan: Comfortable Being Mayor

An upbeat Mayor Gray and other city officials cut the ribbon July 27 for the completed 18th Street work in Adams Morgan.

Studio’s ‘Bloody Jackson’ Rocks at 2nd Stage

There is always one sure sign of summer in Washington. Besides the four horsemen of the weather apocalypse we are ...

Aurora's Dark Night: No Dawn for 12

After all the madness, pain and deaths, Aurora, Colorado, has no dawn.

Gone but Not Gone, Their Music Plays on: Kitty Wells, Bob Babbitt

Whenever a music maker—singer, player, twanger, jazz man, country star, doesn’t matter—passes on, the event has the ...

The Addams Family

As a Broadway musical, “The Addams Family” has had its share of tumult, upheaval and critical sneers before it ever went on the road, including the replacement of stars Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth in mid-run.

Singin' in the Rain Celebrates 60th Anniversary at the Smithsonian

Gene was all about dance as an American art form. He was muscular, confident. He embodied in dance what it was to be an American .

Gray's Smoke Becomes a Fire: Time to Evacuate?

In politics, it’s often amazing how fast a political scandal can turn into a firestorm.

In the District of ...

The Nation’s Capital Goes on the Fringe

It’s July, it’s summer, it’s Washington, D.C., and we’re right where we belong again.

On ...

A HISTORY OF AIDS: THE PAST AND PRESENT

In Washington, D.C., people talk about HIV-AIDS frequently, given the city’s notoriously high rate of infections — one higher ...

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.

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