Gary Tischler

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 .

Holiday Performance Preview

You know the drill. It’s time to celebrate the holidays. Not Thanksgiving. That’s practically yesterday. We’re talking about THE HOLIDAYS, when families reunite, and the grandparents will inevitably come bearing sweaters for everybody.

Ravi Coltrane On Jazz, Legend and Progression

One thing you can say about jazz, even if you don’t know a heck of a lot about jazz ...

Tammy Grimes: Some Kind of Genius

Even if she hadn’t announced herself, the voice on the phone, a little whispery, a little dramatic, not as ...

"Oklahoma!" Rings in a New Era for Arena Stage

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith has accomplished quite a bold and remarkable thing here, picking and staging the great ...

Congrats to Gray: Election Day and Beyond

The real deal begins Wednesday.

Ever since DC City Council Chairman Vince Gray scored a solid and surprising win over incumbent mayor Adrian Fenty back in September, there was a certain air of calm before the storm throughout the city, as voters waited in place for the validating election that occurred this week.

Aquarius Reawakened: “Hair” at the Kennedy Center

Remember those old, tinted granny glasses worn by hippies in the sixties, along with their bellbottoms, fringed jackets, tie-dyed blouses and long hair or afros? You don’t?

Till Fellner at the Embassy Series: A Resounding Climax

Most worthwhile efforts have small beginnings, and this is also true for the Embassy Series, the unique musical events put together every year by its director, Jerome Barry, now in its 17th season.

Closing the Book on Michelle Rhee, and Other Capital Tales

The Democratic Primary election has been done and over since mid-September, but somehow, the past week still felt like election mode.

Especially if you were Vincent Gray, the still-Chairman of the City Council who won the primary. Especially if you were District of Columbia School System Chancellor Michelle Rhee. Especially if you were Mayor Adrian Fenty, who lost the primary election.

Walking the Dog: How My Dog Taught Me to Read

My dog Bailey doesn’t read. He’s like that dog on the commercial for bacon bits, sniffing, panting that “you know I can’t read.” Bailey, like all dogs, is all nose, or so he let’s me believe.

I think he reads, in his own way.

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