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Theater Review (Seattle): ‘John Baxter is a Switch Hitter’ at Intiman Theatre

The Seattle Fireflies take on the San Francisco Hornets in Intiman Theatre’s 'John Baxter is a Switch Hitter.' Photo by Chris Bennion.

'John Baxter is a Switch Hitter' has an intriguing premise - a straight ringer at the Gay Softball World Series - but the result is like a promising minor leaguer called up to the bigs way too early. Read More »

Theater Review (Off Broadway, 2015 NYC Fringe Festival): ‘An Inconvenient Poop’

Shawn Shafner, 'AN INCONVENIENT POOP,' 2015 NY Fringe Festival

“We are all poopers. We need to stop our fecal denial and talk about what to do with our shit!” This is the resounding message of An Inconvenient Poop, one of the notable offerings at the 2015 New York Fringe Festival, in its world premiere. A fantastical and humorous solo production created and performed by Shawn Shafner and directed by ... Read More »

Novelist Alex Valentine: California Lifer Oozes Talent

Lost Angels

Alex Valentine, a California lifer making the most of his life through writing and imagination. Read More »

Interview with Kalaivani Kumareswaran of Temple of Fine Arts’ (Singapore) ‘Dharma Ashoka – A Transformative Journey’


It is tough and tiring – but dance is passion driven so enthusiasm is always there to help with the creative process after a long day at work. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Glow of Paris: The Bridges of Paris at Night’ by Gary Zuercher

Cover The Glow Of Paris

The Glow of Paris is a magnificent collection of black and white photographs of the bridges of Paris. Read More »

Interview with Vasudha Gangadharan of Temple of Fine Arts’ (Singapore) ‘Dharma Ashoka’ – A Transformative Journey


Funding for the Arts is a major issue not only for us, but generally in Singapore. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Mercury Fur’ by Philip Ridley at The New Group

Pictured: Jack DiFalco, Tony Revolori, Peter Mark Kendall, Sea McHale, Zane Pais in The New Group production of Philip Ridley’s “Mercury Fur,” directed by Scott Elliott. This production plays a limited Off-Broadway engagement through September 27 at The Pershing Square Signature Center. PHOTO CREDIT: Monique Carboni.

Dystopian visions are everywhere on stage and screen these days, but the powerful and disturbing 'Mercury Fur' stands out. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘West Side Story’ at the Woodlawn Theatre

'West Side Story' at the Woodlawn Theatre, San Antonio, Texas.

San Antonio's Woodlawn Theatre offers a revival of a Broadway stalwart that's visually exciting and musically satisfying. Read More »

Do Book Reviews Sell Books?

Hungry Robot

So the real question is this: do book reviews work? Read More »

Theater Review (Off Broadway-NYC): ‘Steve: A Docu-Musical’

Colin Summers, 'STEVE: A DOCU-MUSICAL' was a brilliantly conceived idea. Musicians put music to your poems and make awesome songs. Well, the site was limping along until an unusual character showed up and wrote that iconic and memorable email and added his handle, "Steve." Read More »