Gary Tischler

Nancy Reagan: Style With Substance

Former first lady Nancy Reagan died Feb. 6 at the age of 94. Her passing brought back her charms, determination and devotion — and our memories of her and the 1980s.

Laurie Anderson's Magical History Tour

Laurie Anderson's “Language of the Future: Letters to Jack” at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater last weekend took the audience through stories of her life.

Campaign 2016: Welcome Back, My Friends, to the Show That Never Ends . . .

Tonight, it’s Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Megyn Kelly and the circus-as-politics continues. It’s hard in a climate like this to think of anything else. But we should, and we can.

Jim Kimsey: D.C.'s Stylish, Generous Achiever

If you want to think of Kimsey as embodied, you might want to think of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Gatsby, blessed with being able to move in and inhabit the American dream. 

Super Tuesday: So Yuge It's Apocalypse Now

WIth Donald Trump leading big for the March 1 primaries, the collateral damage to the American electoral process and perhaps the Republican Party becomes evident. 

88th Oscars: Too White, But Thankfully, Saved by Chris Rock

“Are the Oscars racist?” host Chris Rock asked. “Hell, yes,” he replied, “but in a sorority sort of way.” And, yes, Leo got his Oscar.

'Raymonda': the Power of Technique, Emotion and Tradition

The Mariinsky Ballet's production of “Raymonda” serves the time-honored glories and pleasures of classical ballet.  It seemed perfect for the audience on hand.

 Harper Lee of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' and Southern Literature

Writer, reader and book lover Gary Tischler takes a look at the art of Lee, one-book wonders, Southern Lit and the life of books and novelist.

Performing Arts Spring Preview

People love opera — madly, passionately, unreasonably, joyfully.

People hate opera — disdainfully, passionately, unreasonably, deeply.

Count me among the swains.

I ...

Running a Fever: the Virus That Is the 2016 Campaign

The country is feverish, after Bush drops out, Trump continues to insult, Rubio continues not to win and Hillary doesn't quite get Berned. This will continue until the election, followed by cold sweats.

'For Colored Girls . . .' Paired With 'Word Becomes Flesh' at Anacostic Playhouse

Theater Alliance brings the #BlackLivesMatter slogan vividly alive at the Anacostia Playhouse.

Candidates Debate Again: After Scalia, 9/11 and Fear

The presidential election campaign—on both sides—rose up like a chomping, ravenous dragon, devouring the news of Scalia’s death as just more grist for the primary campaign season. 

WNO's 'Lost in the Stars': Potent Tragedy, Music With a Heart and Conscience

Based on the novel “Cry, the Beloved Country,” “Lost in the Stars” sneaks up on you like a persistent whisper. It runs through Feb. 20 at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater.

Apartheid Onstage: Kurt Weill’s ‘Lost in the Stars’

People who go to Washington National Opera to see Kurt Weill’s last work, “Lost in the Stars” — Feb. 12 ...

Fear and Snowing on the Campaign Trail: The 2016 Campaign and the Days of Our Lives

Georgetowner writer Gary Tischler looks on the impact of the campaign and the New Hampshire primary. 

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