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shortbus: instant classic

05-Oct-06

kirk and i saw shortbus last night, and loved it. the times has a great review (registration required). i’ve written about it earlier–it’s the new movie from john cameron mitchell, the creator of hedwig. he wanted to make a movie that celebrates sex, and depicts it graphically and honestly in the context of story, plot, […]

shortbus in the ny times

25-Sep-06

frank bruni did a long piece about “shortbus” in the ny times this weekend. i’ve written about “shortbus” before–it’s the new movie from john cameron mitchell of hedwig fame. bruni’s article is not to be missed–it’s a great explanation and a great exploration. very very well done. and of course, the movie is not to […]

“shortbus” is rolling

05-Sep-06

“shortbus” is the new film from john cameron mitchell, of hedwig fame, and it’s coming to new york. it’s been a long wait, and i’m psyched as all hell to finally see it. it’s jcm’s attempt to reclaim sex in film from the clutches of pornography. here’s an interview with john about the film. “Sex,” […]

kiki and herb get a tony nomination

16-May-07

good lord, it happened. kiki and herb were nominated for a tony. i’ve written a lot about kiki and herb. kiki is portrayed by justin bond, of shortbus fame. their homepage is a good place to start if you don’t know much about them. congratulations to our miss du rane. we saw her last sunday […]

justin bond and the monks

13-Feb-07

sunday and monday, i attended back to back theatrical events that showcased the variety of opportunities for fun in new york city. on monday night, i was at joe’s pub for the inaugural talk show with justin bond. justin bond is the performer who portrays kiki of kiki and herb, who i write about all […]

eucharist, and a movie

10-Nov-06

the new york times has a new daily email they call “urbanite”. i like it quite a lot; yesterday, they had a blurb about a presentation of a movie by paul festa at st. bartholomew’s church called apparition of the eternal church that sounded fun. all i knew was that it was named after a […]

grey gardens: a fresh triumph

26-Oct-06

the old grey gardens? the best show i saw last year. the new grey gardens? one of the best shows i have ever seen. many people thought (and i did too, on reflection) that the first act needed tightening. they’ve done it with fairly extensive changes, while plumping up everything thematic and dramatic. the second […]

odds and ends

09-Oct-06

finally someone actually gets the importance and quality of the movie “shortbus”. the movie had a $21,000+ average per screen in its first weekend, so i have a feeling that the ride on the shortbus is just beginning. the folks who run the website for grey gardens, the musical were kind enough to link to […]

busy busy week

02-Oct-06

kirk and i had a blast camping this past weekend. great meals cooked over a fire built with 30-year-old oak logs, an all-day hike over gorgeous wooded terrain in perfect 60-degree weather, and a tent that didn’t leak [much] during the saturday night rainstorm. who could ask for more? we’ll probably go camping again soon–kirk’s […]