Gary Tischler

Anna Deavere Smith Does Not "Let Down"

At the end of “Let Me Down Easy,” Anna Deavere Smith’s provocative, shattering play about health care in America ...

Welcome, Mayor Vincent Gray

If you made it to the inauguration ceremonies for Mayor Vincent Gray at the Walter Washington Convention Center on a ...

The New Round of Political Appointments

The at-large-city council seat left vacant by Kwame Brown’s election to the Council Chairman position will be filled permanently ...

'Elvis at 21' at the National Portrait Gallery

It’s been 54 years since photographer Alfred Wertheimer spent time with a budding, national phenomenon named Elvis Presley, traveling with him to New York, Richmond, Virginia, on a train ride to Memphis and Elvis’ pre-Graceland home. Wertheimer's exhibition captures the most intimate and human photos of the King perhaps ever taken.

On Those We've Lost This Year

When famous people—or infamous, or near-famous, or almost forgotten-people die, they make you remember. You remember headlines, movies, songs ...

Carmen Cusack Brings it Home In 'South Pacific'

Cusack stars as the brimming-with-optimism Army nurse Nellie Forbush in 'South Pacific,' the role originated by the legendary Mary Martin in the 1940s original. Singing some iconic Rogers & Hammerstein songs like “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair” and “Wonderful Guy,” this national tour has brought her home in a big way.

Walking The Dog: Joseph's House

Some twenty or thirty people—nurses, volunteers, aides, visitors, activists—had gathered at Joseph’s House at 6:30 in ...

'Hide/Seek'

Pity the National Portrait Gallery and its director Martin Sullivan.

Weeks after mounting the astoundingly comprehensive, direct and illuminating exhibition ...

A Not-So-Holiday Theater Roundup

Just because it’s the Christmas season, not everyone wants to be entertained by all things Christmas.

That’s true ...

Against the Fenty Write-In: A Rebuttal

Georgetown resident John Hlinko, founder of the Adrian Fenty write-in-campaign for mayor on Facebook, offered an objection to my take ...

The Dawn of Photography

The question of art at the dawn of the age of photography was a question that was asked with great passion and answered in infinite ways by several generations of photographers. Two current exhibitions, at the National Gallery of Art and the Phillips Collection, take up the banner of that debate.

Septime Webre's "Nutcracker"

In a November 14 New York Times Arts and Leisure article by Alastair Macaulay, entitled “The Sugarplum Diet,” it was ...

Kris Kristofferson: The Rye and Rueful Man’s Man

You’d have to be damn near blind not to see what Kris Kristofferson looked like, even from a distance ...

Twisting Corridors of a Deranged Suburbia, in Woolly Mammoth’s “House of Gold”

“House of Gold” has closed its doors, shutters, and weird basement entrance down at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre, but I ...

Talkin' "Hair" in the 21st Century

Steel Burkhardt and Paris Remillard, two of the stars of the musical revival of "Hair," at the Kennedy Center through November 21st, talk about what it means to star in a counter-revolutionary musical from the 1960s in 21st Century .

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