A cheater's guide to love
Despite all the TV jokes about New Jersey, it has long been the bedrock for our best writers — from Dorothy Parker and Philip Roth to William Carlos Williams and...
Justin Bieber: 'Believe '
Pop sensation Justin Bieber's sophomore album veers from hip-hop, dub-step, and dance club tracks and back to the more familiar terrain of pop and R&B.
An open letter to Patti Smith
Oh, God, I fell for you. It was your rock journalism that first drew me. You were writing reviews — and later poetry — for Creem and Hullabaloo about Janis Joplin...
Patti Smith: 'Banga'
Patti Smith fans' eight-year wait is over — Banga is a bold return to the musical style and lyricism that made earlier Smith efforts praiseworthy.
A Saytown Gay Theater sampler
The Push Pens: Last Call for Truth
The barrio lives of three Chicano compas — a fierce gay R&B singer, a DJ, and a hip-hop MC under the pitch-perfect direction of Steve Bailey. Jump-Start’s next generation of Latino, gay, and straight playwrights — Manue
San Pedro's production of Corpus Christi sings with passion
Corpus Christi has created controversy wherever it is performed for its depiction of a homosexual Christ-like figure that participates in a gay marriage. I saw the original production at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 1998. The audience had to pass through a throng of protesters and metal detectors due to bomb threats.
A scorching odyssey of death and rebirth
The opening sequence in Incendies is a stunning piece of poetic filmmaking: A desert in the Middle East framed in the window of a barracks where a dozen young Muslim conscripts readied for combat are having their heads shaved. Radiohead’s haunting “You and Whose Army?” quietly plays as the camera zooms in on a child soldier who refuses to blink.