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On the FringeCasting Couch with Live Action Theatre

On the FringeCasting Couch with Live Action Theatre

And this episode of The FringeCasting Couch was recorded last Tuesday afternoon, during a brief interval between a depressing visit to my doctor’s office and the two fitness classes I had to teach that evening; one boxing and one boot camp. This were necessarily verbal-instruction-only editions of said classes for me; doctor’s orders. Nothing feels worse.

Anyway, I’m a big fan of Live Action…

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On The FringeCasting Couch with Twanna A. Hines

On The FringeCasting Couch with Twanna A. Hines

For the fifth consecutive year, I’m running the Washington City Paper’s coverage of the Capital Fringe Festival here in DC, manifest mainly through a blog previously known as Fringe & Purge that we decided this year to rename Fringeworthy. In 2012, I started the Fringe & PurgeCast to accompany that blog; its rebranding this summer forced me to rethink the podcast’s name, too. The Fringe &…

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Sex Tape Is the Funniest Move About Sex Under the Corrupting Influence of Marriage Since Eyes Wide Shut

Here’s my Village Voice review of Sex Tape, a defiantly R-rated farce starring Cameron Diaz and 

Sex Tape Is the Funniest Move About Sex Under the Corrupting Influence of Marriage Since Eyes Wide Shut

Here’s my Village Voice review of Sex Tape, a defiantly R-rated farce starring Cameron Diaz and 

Quizzed on Pop Culture Happy Hour’s 200th episode, live!

This was my enviable view for most of Pop Culture Happy Hour’s special 200th episode live show at NPR headquarters last month.

Quizzed on Pop Culture Happy Hour’s 200th episode, live!

This was my enviable view for most of Pop Culture Happy Hour’s special 200th episode live show at NPR headquarters last month.

The Battle of Los Angeles: Rodney King, reviewed.

My review of Rodney King, Roger Guenveur Smith’s one-man play about the man he calls “the first reality TV star,” is in this week’s Washington City Paper.

The Battle of Los Angeles: Rodney King, reviewed.

My review of Rodney King, Roger Guenveur Smith’s one-man play about the man he calls “the first reality TV star,” is in this week’s Washington City Paper.

That Equine Object of Desire: A Brony Tale, reviewed.

As has been the story of my life for the whole of July after Independence Day every year since 2010, I am hip deep in 

That Equine Object of Desire: A Brony Tale, reviewed.

As has been the story of my life for the whole of July after Independence Day every year since 2010, I am hip deep in 

Graffiti-as-public-service.

Graffiti-as-public-service.

The Unbearable (B)lightness of Being… Rich! Affluenza, reviewed.

I reviewed the unenlightening spiritual-poverty-among-one-percenters melodrama Affluenza for The Dissolve. The movie is set just prior to the 2008 financial crisis, which is uses as a backdrop for its lame love triangle plot.

The Unbearable (B)lightness of Being… Rich! Affluenza, reviewed.

I reviewed the unenlightening spiritual-poverty-among-one-percenters melodrama Affluenza for The Dissolve. The movie is set just prior to the 2008 financial crisis, which is uses as a backdrop for its lame love triangle plot.

I elucidated the agonizing process of logrolling and negotiating required for me to determine my votes in The Dissolve‘s list of the 50 greatest summer blockbusters in this essay for NPR Monkey See. Sometimes you need the Socratic Method and math to discover you’re dead inside.

Anyway, We Delivered the Bomb: On Choosing the 50 Greatest Summer Blockbusters I elucidated the agonizing process of logrolling and negotiating required for me to determine my votes in…