Gary Tischler

'Tallest Tree' at Arena: the Grandeur and Range of Paul Robeson

The full life of Paul Robeson is impressively on full display at Arena Stage's "Tallest Tree in the Forest."

Post Poll Looks Good for Gray, More or Less

Few polls have been taken during the Democratic mayoral primary campaign. A recent one looks for Mayor Vincent Gray.

The Revealing Lifecycles of Politicians

Watching politics is sometimes like watching the kings and would-be kings in Shakespeare’s histories and tragedies—on the throne ...

The Golden Globes: Fun and Puzzlement in L.A.

The great mix of presenters and stars, film and TV, made the awards show predictably off-center and off-color.

Mayoral Debate: in Search of Gray and of Issues

The mayoral debate at Dumbarton House Jan. 9 was surprised by an uninvited candidate -- but missed the incumbent, Mayor Vincent Gray.

Meet the New Coach. Same as the Old Coach?

Here we go again: the Redskins' new coach, Jay Gruden, will the eighth one since 1999.

What a Feeling: 'Flashdance' at the Kennedy Center

"Flashdance" had musical cache to begin with -- and gets even more songs in the musical at the Kennedy Center.

A Look Back: Counting Our Blessings, Our Losses

Gary Tischler looks back at the dearly departed of 2013 and sees how what we recall says as much about them as it says about us.

At the Olney, Montalban, Morella Tackle Iconic Roles: King of Siam and Scrooge

Actors take on familiar characters with "The King and I" and "A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas,” both at the Olney.

Larry Cahn's Take on Walter Hobbs in 'Elf'

Veteran actor Larry Cahn becomes Walter Hobbs in "Elf" at the Kennedy Center, a role made famous by James Caan.

'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner': Still Fresh in Obama's America

The audience at "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" at Arena made the play's experience even better.

A Season of Giving

In this our town, in the year of Our Lord 2013, nonprofit is a year-round word. It’s a definition ...

Winning Over the Children With Great Theater

Who says kids won’t sit still for an afternoon or evening at the theater?

Well, maybe not entirely still ...

Real Movie Stars: Fontaine, Parker and Totter

We lost a trio of classic Hollywood actresses: Joan Fontaine, Eleanor Parker and Audrey Totter, immortalized on the silver screen.

Acting Great Peter O'Toole Takes His Final Curtain Call

Known for "Lawrence of Arabia," "Becket" and many other films, Peter O'Toole lived large in film and in life.

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