• Why Torture is Wrong…

    American Ensemble Theater presents Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them, a new black comedy from Christopher Durang (Beyond Therapy, Laughing Wild),...

  • Amadeus at Round House

    Peter Shaffer’s Tony-winning play (which became an Oscar-winning film) depicts the flamboyant genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as seen through the eyes of his desperately...

  • Cover Quartet

    Dr. Pat Hawkins remembers her first Pride celebration in D.C. – from a distance. It was the mid-1970s and she was working with youth, keeping...

  • The Years Go By

    Perhaps it's just the advent of Pride, but I feel like I'm living in a season of anniversaries. It does seem that spring is the...

  • Black and White

    Appeals to race remain popular at both ends of the political spectrum. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) on May 13 called President Obama ''the...

  • Life at the Intersections

    These past couple of weeks I have been humbled by the outpour of love and support from the community as one of the recipients of...

  • Coverboy: Pernell

    It only takes one look at Pernell to tell he's an Aries, thanks to the tattoo of the astrology sign on his arm. He's also...

  • Before the Parade

    Before this year's big Capital Pride parade and festival weekend on June 11 and 12, respectively, Washington will see several other pride celebrations. Those celebrations...

  • New Neighbor

    While the ongoing uncertainty of Uganda's ''kill the gays'' bill – a for-now tabled proposal to radically reinforce Ugandan law, which already criminalizes homosexuality –...

  • ‘Frontline’ examines gay life of Bradley Manning and his difficult Army experience

    The PBS series Frontline is currently airing an examination of the life of Army Pvt. Bradley Manning. Manning is a Federal prisoner who is suspected...

  • Holliday's Road

    When you hear Jennifer Holliday launch into her signature song, ''And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going,'' with the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington...

  • Lady Blah Blah

    Which way was Lady Gaga born, exactly? Another album, chock-a-block full of songs that remind you of hits that came before, and another reason to...

  • Overblown Buffa

    It's a shame the Washington National Opera didn't end its season with the brooding intensity of the memorable Iphigénie en Tauride instead of the determined...

  • Stellar Showgirls and Guys

    What isn't deteriorating in the Kennedy Center's hauntingly gorgeous revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's 1971 musical, Follies? Florenz Ziegfeld-like impresario Dimitri Weismann (David...

  • Women of the House

    With its rather dated depiction of the mores, or lack thereof, of the modern wartime journalist, some aspects of Tom Stoppard's Night and Day may...

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