Gary Tischler

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 ...


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.

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.


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 ...

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