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Innervisions

What does it mean to work as a blind artist? This question prompted out gay filmmaker Rodney Evans (“Brother to Brother”) to create his thoughtful, probing documentary “Vision Portraits.” Comment
Film

Where Punk Was the Soundtrack

Film

Where Punk Was the Soundtrack

“This Is Not Berlin” is a compelling queer coming-of-age drama, set in 1986 Mexico City. Comment
Theater

When Code-Switching Fails You

Theater

When Code-Switching Fails You

Amidst this summer’s cinematic welter of comic book derring-do, “Luce,” directed by Julius Onah and co-scripted by him and prodigious writer JC Lee, stands as a beacon of intelligent, deeply compelling human drama. Comment
Film

A Hard-Edged Revenge

Australian director Jennifer Kent’s second film, “The Nightingale,” tries hard to be as bleak as possible, depicting Australia’s colonial period as an orgy of rape and murder committed by white men as casually as they put their clothes on. Comment
Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Chloe Koser, Thank You For Coming Out

Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Chloe Koser, Thank You For Coming Out

“Thank You For Coming Out” creator and host Dubbs Weinblatt welcomes Chloe Koser, a lady who is queer and trans and currently appearing in her one-woman show, “Never a Boy,” twice a month at UCBT Hell’s Kitchen. Comment
The big news at Glimmerglass this season was the world première of Jeanine Tesori’s “Blue,” dealing with the all-too-timely subject of police violence against African-American men. In veteran director Tazewell Thompson’s libretto, the young activist victim’s father is ironically himself a policeman, complicating the family situation and the narrative. Comment
Music

Lil Nas X Breaks Billboard Record

“Old Town Road” is going to ride the charts ‘til it can’t no more. Comment
Theater

When a Pro Becomes a Con

Theater

When a Pro Becomes a Con

Growing up in affluent Sussex County, New Jersey, Rich Roy had a cushy life. He spent weekends playing golf and got a Camaro when he was 17. At age 19, he became a pro boxer mentored by Muhammad Ali, and later a thriving actor sharing the stage with Denzel Washington. He freely admits being “born a privileged white man.” But one night in his 20s his luck ran out. Comment
Theater

Sisters in Moscow, Medea in Queens

Theater

Sisters in Moscow, Medea in Queens

“Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow” is, simply, delicious. Halley Feiffer’s play is a contemporary adaptation of “Three Sisters.” Comment
Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Rachel Garbus, Thank You For Coming Out

“Thank You For Coming Out” creator and host Dubbs Weinblatt welcomes writer, performer, storyteller, and podcast-maker Rachel Garbus, who is good at listening, bad at prompt arrivals, and loves the sound of anyone laughing. Comment
Film

The Day the Starlet Died

Film

The Day the Starlet Died

When Quentin Tarantino announced in the summer of 2017 that he was planning a film about Sharon Tate and the Manson family, speculation immediately mounted that it’d be tasteless exploitation. Sony publicists have consistently warned critics not to give away spoilers or surprises... Comment
Theater

An Immigrant Story Oddly Off Key

Theater

An Immigrant Story Oddly Off Key

A few years ago, when Jamie Jackson and SoHee Youn set out to write a musical comedy about pesky Russian spies and foreigners vying for a piece of the American Dream in New York, they had no way of knowing that the heinous treatment of immigrants by the US government would come to dominate the news cycle. Or that Russia would be accused of swaying the calamitous 2016 presidential election and re-emerge as a dire threat to American democracy. Comment

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