Embarrassments – Laurence Klavan/Polly Pen

Can anyone find a theater story to tell that avoids the backstage cliches? What about a musical about the stage as seen through the eyes of dusty literary lion Henry James? It would give even the ballsiest writer pause.Yet,  ...

Cassandra Wilson in Concert

Cassandra Wilson continues to open up possibilities of what a jazz singer of her talent and vocal temperament can do. Her recently released CD, Glamoured,contains several tunes that you wouldn’t think could be jazz tracks. On tour for Glamoured,  ...

The Vice

The new 7-part BBC America series The Vice starts off looking like a Prime Suspect knock-off. With pounds of lurid exposition and character baggage, it quickly becomes a tug of war between "gripping" storylines and arrested character development. This  ...

Sex and the City – the Final Season

Last seen in the Hamptons attending the straight wedding of ex-gay cabaret entertainer Bobby Fine (Nathan Lane) and aging socialite Bitsy Von Muffling, the heroines of HBO’s Sex and the City are now starting up their 6th and final  ...

Katharine Hepburn (1907 – 2003)

There is a famous story about the making of the film adaptation of Tennessee William's notorious Suddenly, Last Summer that starred Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift and Katharine Hepburn. Hepburn, as Violet Venable was so obsessed with her dead son, Sebastian,  ...

Dead Like Me

There’s an old saying that goes "the dead can’t hurt you," but in the case of the new Showtime series Dead Like Me they certainly have the power to bore you to death. After the runaway hit Queer as  ...