An Appreciation: Gary Tischler Was Our Best

Gary Tischler never wrote an inauthentic word in his life, says colleague Ari Post, who adds: "He wrote about Bryce Harper the same way he wrote about Puccini."

DC Artswatch — COVID Edition

With a surge in COVID-19 cases looming, the District Council is expected to vote to extend D.C.’s state of emergency — declared on a...

Art in the Time of Contagion

Ari Post was at the National Gallery of Art to see “Degas at the Opéra” on Friday, March 13, the last day the gallery was open to the public for the foreseeable future.

‘Celia and Fidel’ at Arena Stage

These are clearly two people who had an epic love story, set on an epically rich historical and political stage, but we only get fragments of their true characters.

PostClassical Charts ‘An Armenian Odyssey’

The 90-minute musical program, on March 4 at Washington National Cathedral, consisted of a single piece, a world-premiere commission by Armenian composer Vache Sharafyan.

J’Nai Bridges: New Star of ‘Samson and Delilah’

Remaining performances in the Kennedy Center Opera House are Friday, March 13; Monday, March 16; and Saturday, March 21.

Alexandra Petri’s ‘Inherit the Windbag’

There’s been so much political, cultural and natural drama (see COVID-19) lately that some folks might be thinking it looks like 1968 all over...

Max von Sydow: Jesus, Knight, Priest, Assassin, Emperor

The passing of the Swedish actor on March 8, at the age of 90, meant that many memorable characters and roles went with him — and in a sense were resurrected.

WNO’s ‘Don Giovanni’ Doesn’t Shy Away From Irony

Just this week, the company released a statement explaining that its apprenticeship program would drop the name Domingo after its namesake was accused of harassment by several women.

National Geographic’s ‘Becoming Jane’

Famed primatologist Jane Goodall will be celebrated in D.C. with a series of public events in conjunction with the immersive museum exhibition.