16 June 2018

Educated by Tara Westover

By // Books

A memoir from a Mormon woman raised in Idaho by fundamentalist parents, who survived a violent childhood and sub-par homeschooling and managed to attain a PhD. Interesting logline, right? I …

02 March 2018

Exclusive Interview: Modern Whore author Andrea Werhun

By // Books

For a year I anticipated the release of my friend Andrea Werhun’s memoir Modern Whore, about her experience working as a sex worker in a Toronto escort service. I was …

29 February 2016

The History Boys in the Van

By // Cinema

I’m embarrassed to admit it took me a shockingly long time to catch on. I noticed the “mostly true story” disclaimer at the top of the film and processed that …

02 November 2015

November 2015: Relevant Reads

By // Books

This month, I’m rolling up my sleeves and plunging into two plays and two books that will recharge my critical batteries. These four brief choices will come as a relief …

16 February 2015

A Satisfying Meal of Fufu and Oreos

By // Theatre (Boston)

I first saw Fufu and Oreos in a staged reading. Obehi Janice performed her one-woman creative memoir at Company One’s 2014 XX PlayLab, only slightly hindered by carrying a binder-script …

07 February 2015

Pilot Watch: Fresh Off the Boat

By // TV

If you’ve been following the lead up to ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat premiere, as I have, you will have witnessed quite the spectacle. When the first promo dropped some …

04 August 2014

A Neophyte Dog Lover’s Journey w/ Travels with Casey

By // Books

I’ve become a dog person. There, I said it, and I joined the millions of Americans (as well as others around the world) who worship their dogs. My boyfriend has …

12 December 2013

Isherwood and His Kind

By // Books

First of all, for those of you not in the know, Christopher and His Kind was a book written in 1976 by Christopher Isherwood.  Isherwood wrote a number of books, …

18 October 2013

Rupert Everett’s Vanished Years

By // Books

One really has to hand it to Rupert Everett. Once touted as the next great British leading man, he came out of the closet and summarily watched a once very …

19 August 2013

Chuck Klosterman’s I Wear the Black Hat

By // Books

Chuck Klosterman is a genius in ways that do not really matter—like how your high school buddies know where every linebacker went to college, which has little to do with …

25 July 2013

Ex-Mob Wife Bares Her “Scars”: Toni Marie Ricci

By // Books

Women who found themselves caught in the web of the mob have always avoided publicly expressing their feelings. Yet a few have come forth with riveting stories exposing a feminine …

24 May 2013

Jim Gaffigan’s debut book, Dad is Fat

By // Books

Comedian Jim Gaffigan has been at the top of my comic list for many years now. You may recognize him as the pedestrian from the “meow” scene in Super Troopers, …

15 March 2012

My Theatre Nominees- Q&A with Jessica Holmes

By // Theatre

Before we announce the winners of the 2011 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present the My Theatre Nominee Interview Series. 2011’s The Wizard of Oz was the best production …

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