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

Hollywood Fringe Fest Theater Reviews: ‘Timeheart’ and ‘Nerd Anarchy’

'Nerd Anarchy'

Two nerdy musical fantasies make their debuts at this year's Hollywood Fringe, with one being far more successful than the other. Read More »

Hollywood Fringe Theater Reviews: ‘What Be G*d is Blessing’ and ‘The Legend of Bobby Darin’

Cliff Todd in 'The Legend of Bobby Darin'

Two different one-man shows covering two completely different topics have something in common: excellence in performance and craftsmanship. Read More »

Hollywood Fringe Theater Review: ‘The Poe Show,’ ‘Stupid Songs,’ and ‘The Halfwits’ Last Hurrah’

Brendan Hunt in 'The Poe Show'

A late night talk show hosted by America’s most depressed author, a musical spoof and a clown-centric variety hour are some of the bright comedy highlights at this year’s Fringe. Read More »

Hollywood Fringe Fest Theater Review: ‘Sin: A Pop Opera’ and ‘Annabella’

Annabella

A modern "Faust" and a musical fairy tale fail to live up to their full potential in their Fringe debuts. Read More »

Hollywood Fringe Fest Theater Reviews: Penny Pollak’s ‘No Traveler’ and John Patrick Shanley’s ‘Danny and the Deep Blue Sea’

Penny Pollak in 'No Traveler'

An exciting avant-garde performance piece and an interesting reinterpretation of a modern classic are both making their West Coast debuts at this year's Fringe. Read More »

Hollywood Fringe Fest Theater Reviews: ‘Uncle Impossible’s Funtime Variety & Ice Cream Social’ and ‘Straitjacket Society Sketch Comedy’

uncle impossible

Comedy isn’t easy, as two sketch shows playing at this year’s Hollywood Fringe clearly demonstrate. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘4000 Miles’ by Amy Herzog

Sam Carter Gilliam and Cris Boneta in '4000 Miles.' Photo by Siggi Ragnar.

A troubled young man finds solace with his elderly grandmother in this moving and well-acted drama. Read More »

Movie Review: George Miller’s Spectacular ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

hardy.0.0

George Miller makes a triumphant return to the genre he created. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ by Christopher Durang

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang, Classic Theatre, San Antonio

The Classic Theatre finishes off its 2014-15 season with a well-mounted production of Christopher Durang's Tony-winning comedy. Read More »

Concert Review: OK Go at the Aztec Theatre, San Antonio, TX, April 20, 2015

OK Go

Talented musicians and performance artists in equal measure, the L.A.-based band rocked the house on Monday night. Read More »