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

TV Review: Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra


Michael Douglas and Matt Damon give superb performances as Liberace and his young protege in Steven Soderbergh's surprisingly affecting biopic. Read More »

Theater Review (LA): Crumble by Sheila Callaghan

Sheila Callaghan's surreal 2005 drama receives an impressive revival at Theatre 68 in Hollywood. Read More »

Theater Review (LA): Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers at Blank’s 2nd Stage

J.M. Barrie's classic story gets the adult treatment in an enchanting production at Blank Theatre Company's 2nd Stage. Read More »

Theater Review (LA): The Miracle Worker at Actors Co-op

William Gibson's Tony award-winning 1959 classic receives a nicely-performed but complicatedly-staged revival in Hollywood. Read More »

Theater Review (LA): The Miracle Worker at Actors Co-op

William Gibson's Tony award-winning classic receives an enthusiastic revival in Hollywood. Read More »

Movie Review: Stitches (2012)

On April Fools night, I attended the gala red carpet American premiere of Stitches, an Irish horror spoof starring Ross Noble, an English comedian who has yet to be well-known in the States, but this film may help to start opening doors in America for him. Noble wasn’t present at the screening, but the film’s director/co-writer, Conor McMahon, and its ... Read More »

Theater Review (LA): Marilyn – My Secret at Macha Theatre

Familiar incidents in the life of Marilyn Monroe are retold in this by-the-numbers comedy-drama. Read More »

Joe Weider: Farewell to the Master Blaster

Joe Weider dies at 93; his legacy lives on. Read More »

Theater Review (LA): One Night with Janis Joplin at the Pasadena Playhouse

The legendary rocker lives again in an extraordinarily entertaining musical show. Read More »

Theater Review (LA): Trainspotting at Elephant Theatre

Irvine Welsh's cult novel receives an energetic revival in Hollywood from seat of your pants Productions. Read More »