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Writer, critic and marketing expert whose passion for odd culture knows no bounds.

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ at the Woodlawn Theatre

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Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman’s durable Tony-winner shows it’s still got the stuff in the Woodlawn's glittering revival. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘It Follows’

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It stinks. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘The Irish Curse’ by Martin Casella

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The raunchy comedy about a special men's support group gets a well-produced revival under the auspices of AtticRep. Read More »

The Woodlawn Theatre: A San Antonio Musical Theatre Gem

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This handsome Deco District showplace consistently provides quality musical theater for the city. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘A Numbers Game’ by Emily Fitzgerald

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Relationships in all their many guises are explored in this quartet of humorous sketches. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘The Addams Family’ at the Woodlawn

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The Woodlawn's staging is first-rate, but the show could stand to be a lot creepier and kookier. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘Hairspray’ at the Cameo Theatre

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The Tony Award-winning musical is performed by an enthusiastic cast in a sparkling revival at the Commerce Street showplace. Read More »

Movie Review: J.C. Chandor’s ‘A Most Violent Year’ Starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain

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Chandor's terrific new film "A Violent Year," is an absorbing character study that recalls the gritty Lumet and Coppola dramas of the 1970s. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘True West’ by Sam Shepard

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Shepard's tragicomedy is brought to explosive life in AtticRep's gripping production. Read More »

Movie Review: Rob Marshall’s “Into the Woods” with Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine

Meryl Streep as the witch (Peter Mountain, Walt Disney Studios).

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony award-winning musical comes to the screen in a lavish and beautifully-mounted version. Read More »