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Bitter Pill

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Bitter Pill

One would be hard pressed to assemble a more promising pedigree than that of “Jagged Little Pill,” the clamorous new musical now rocking the Broadhurst Theatre on Broadway. Comment
Howard Cruse, a groundbreaking cartoonist who pioneered LGBTQ themes four decades ago, has died at the age of 75. Comment
Theater

Grabbing the Chance to Tell Their Story

Theater

Grabbing the Chance to Tell Their Story

In a TED Residency Talk last December, actor and trans activist Samy Nour Younes said, “Trans people are not new. Gender variance is older than you think and trans people are part of that legacy.” The talk quickly gained more than a million and a half views. Comment
Film

Samaritans Racing the Clock

Film

Samaritans Racing the Clock

The person who first applied the phrase “ambulance chasers” to lawyers didn’t envision a world where ambulances chase each other to get to injured people. Comment
Theater

Whose Santa is He Anyway?

Theater

Whose Santa is He Anyway?

People hold tight to their stories. Belief in a story can be more persuasive than facts. Stories are how we define ourselves in the context of a culture. This even extends to our stories about Santa Claus. Comment
Film

Capturing A Mother’s Truth

Film

Capturing A Mother’s Truth

“The Disappearance of My Mother” is out gay filmmaker Beniamino Barrese’s sensitive portrait of his mother, Benedetta Barzini, an iconic fashion model who now disdains the camera. Comment
Film

Feed Your Head

Film

Feed Your Head

Austrian director Jessica Hausner’s “Little Joe” had the potential to stun. It has a clear vision of its near-future world, but that world ends at the limits of the film’s sets. Comment
Film

A Bottom’s Own Story

Film

A Bottom’s Own Story

Out gay filmmaker Gustavo Vinagre’s “The Blue Rose of Novalis,” co-directed with Rodrigo Carneiro, is a mesmerizing documentary about Marcelo Diorio, a gay poet in São Paulo. Comment
Theater

The Ladies and the Ghosts

Theater

The Ladies and the Ghosts

When Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow is Enuf” arrived at the Booth Theatre in 1976, it was a revelation. Comment
Music

Opera All Over the Map

Music

Opera All Over the Map

“Lucia di Lammermoor,” from Opéra de Montréal, filled the vast, modern Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, and the production’s raison d’etre and highest achievement was the very first Edgardo of locally bred and trained tenor star Frédéric Antoun Comment

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