REVIEW: John Waters: Timeless Conversation

August 10, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches Who would have thought back when John Waters was just 18 in 1964 and making his 17-minute short film Hag in a Black Leather Jacket for $30 that he would go on to be a cultural phenomenon ushering in an era of celebrating bad taste.  The summer [...]

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Democracy Right Now

July 27, 2016 9:53 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches It’s the second day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and journalist Amy Goodman is about to cover a protest by the organization Code Pink: Women for Peace. The anti-war group delivered 500 tennis balls just outside the Quicken Loans Arena where Chris Cox, the chief [...]

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Films to Die For

June 22, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches Illeana Douglas, Martin Scorsese, and Marlon Brando are in a suite at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and they’re all crying. Brando is wearing a blue velour sweat suit lying across the couch after having tossed most of the cushions on the floor, but that’s not why they’re [...]

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A Fleur-de-Lys Mystery

September 30, 2015 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches As Jeannette de Beauvoir drove up to the former St. Jean de Dieu Hospital, now the Institute for Mental Health in Montreal, she saw a playful giraffe on the lawn outside the day care center with a sign that said, “Watch Out for Our Children.” It’s ironic [...]

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REVIEW: The Existential Actor: Life and Death, Onstage and Off

September 2, 2015 5:00 am0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin For most theater and movie goers, the job of the actors on the stage and screen, respectively, is simply to entertain by embodying a particular character. And certainly, this is what actors attempt to do. But in Jeff Zinn’s new book The Existential Actor, the author [...]

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Act Up’s Second Act

June 24, 2015 6:00 am0 comments

Larry Kramer on Where We’ve Been and Where We Go From Here by Steve Desroches On an impossibly beautiful June day Larry Kramer walks into a naturally bright sunlit room far in the west end of Provincetown with a big, bright smile. Just about a week before his 80th birthday [...]

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