Gary Tischler

'Re-Viewing Documentary: The Photographic Life of Louise Rosskam'

When we think of depression-era- and- beyond documentary photography, people probably don’t think of Louise Rosskam, except maybe in context of her better known husband Ed with whom she worked...

Suzanne Vega at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue

Everything you read or hear about the singer Suzanne Vega inclines you to think that she remains something of a secret. Elusive, quiet, a kind of musical whisper in the annals of popular contemporary music. She seems part legend, part rumor, a mystery with staying power.

The Maternal Side of Robert Aubry Davis

Culturally speaking, Robert Aubry Davis is big.

If this city ever appointed a minister of culture, someone who represents what ...

Holiday Performance Preview

In Washington, we already have a year-round treasure trove of performance venues and offerings.

But you ain’t seen nothing ...

"Jersey Boys" Deliver

There’s a whole bunch of reasons why “Jersey Boys,” the show biz bio-musical of one of the most successful pop-rock groups ever, is still running strong on the road after opening on Broadway in 2005.

Joe Frazier Loses Fight with Cancer

“The champ is dead,” read one headline, and you might be forgiven if you thought that Muhammad Ali, the man who in many people’s minds is THE champ, had passed. But when news came that Smokin’ Joe Frazier, the man with the fierce left-handed punch and the bearing of a modest man, had died, for sure a little piece of Muhammad Ali died too.

Andy Rooney Dies at 92

Andy Rooney, who died at the age of 92 last week, was a curmudgeon. The CBS correspondent, who had become an icon to Americans if not the world for delivering intemperate, grouchy, funny and sometimes controversial commentaries from 1978 to 2011, made his attitude of irritation and annoyance so much a part of his shtick, that he turned it into a profession.

Who Wrote Shakespeare?

There’s a class war going on.

It’s not being waged where you might think it is—in presidential ...

Septime Webre on the grace of ‘Gatsby’

Septime Webre is fresh.

Celebrated, influential and exceptionally charismatic, Webre has been the Artistic Director of the Washington Ballet since ...

Project Inspiration

The very definition of a non-profit is the opposite of many of the motives that drive most organizations. It is ...

Obama Touts Jobs Bill, Scolds Congress at Georgetown Waterfront Park

Just before 11:25 a.m., Nov. 2, the presidential motorcade cruised west from the White House along K Street to Georgetown Waterfront Park at 33th and Water (K Street). The podium and sitting were set upon the stylized, walkable labyrinth of the park, apropos of Obama's struggle with his jobs bill push.

Walking the Dog

Tuesday morning, as I accompanied Bailey on his daily constitutional around the two square blocks of Lanier Place, you could ...

D.C. Theater Gears up for the Holidays

Take a sneak peek at what the District’s theaters have in store for this holiday season with festive productions new and old.

'Les Mis' Celebrates 25 Years

Twenty five years ago, an unlikely phenomenon and juggernaut burst on the Broadway musical scene. It had a huge set including a giant barricade from which young revolutionaries battled the powers that be in a sort of Occupy Paris spectacle.

'A Bright New Boise'

For sophisticates, the very hip, cool and urban trendy, there are so many targets in Samuel Hunter’s “A Bright New Boise” (now at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre through November 13) to feel smug, snarky and snide about that it could have been a buffet of satire, enough material for a lifetime of Bill Maher monologues.

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