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my somewhat daily drawing habit

10 October, 2012

With all of my projects, paintings and drawings are the most stubbornly spontaneous. They never seem to allow me to keep myself on some kind of schedule. In September I had made up my mind that I was going to do a daily drawing project and I did fantastically up until around the last week […]

Why Tom Hooper’s “Les Misérables” is a game-changer.

20 September, 2012

I still remember the day that I found out that no one was really singing in the movie version of West Side Story (and learned about dubbing) — not going to lie, my five-year-old heart broke a little bit. Eventually I got over it. After a while, I was able to still watch and enjoy […]

resolve.

31 January, 2012

Happy last day of January. It’s around now when people are making their jokes about how only a few short weeks ago, they made resolutions that are now getting abandoned, forgotten or given up. This year, just for fun on New Year’s Day, I tweeted random resolutions off the top of my head. My goals […]

Review: “How To Be a Lesbian in 10 Days or Less”

27 September, 2011

The first thing that struck me about this compact, yet ambitious solo performance show was how nicely it teeters on the edge between camp and sincerity. Writer and performer Leigh Hendrix moves between characters effortlessly. An intense motivational speaker, an awkwardly wavering performance artist and an earnest young lesbian, coming to terms with coming out […]

Seven Questions with Theatre Artist and Professional Lesbian, Leigh Hendrix

17 September, 2011

The hilarious and ambitiously-named solo show How To Be a Lesbian in 10 Days or Less opens next week. Hot ticket writer/performer Leigh Hendrix dishes about identity + gender in theater, the artsy lovefest that is Providence, RI and song selection for Karaoke. So I did my homework for this Q + A – I […]

sometimes I paint.

22 May, 2011

This was the first part of the process, sketching and outlining. And then with paint: It’s the first part in a series about cities called “steel heart”.  Probably a lot of New York, Chicago and Providence since those are cities I’ve lived in.  Which is funny because I’m blissfully living in woods, near the ocean […]

thoughts on reclaiming creativity

19 February, 2011

I recently caught this great article because someone left a copy of Oprah magazine on the lunch table: How to Unleash Your Creativity Peggy Orenstein, From the February 2011 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine It’s excellent and I highly recommend you go read the entire thing. (It’s available online, click the title link.) A […]

New photos from the Signature Theatre’s “Angels in America”

25 August, 2010

The Signature Theatre has rehearsal photos up from their upcoming production of Angels in America. Which is sadder: that I know what scene it is they are rehearsing – just from the blocking – for almost all of these or that I’m so happy I got tickets that looking at the pictures is nearly making […]

weekend short list

17 July, 2010

What I am up to this weekend. 1. Catching some of Pitchfork Music Festival (streaming live on my computer) I’m not at Pitchfork in Chicago, but this is the next best thing.   Tommorrow there are sets by Cass McCombs, Beach House, St. Vincent and Pavement. 2.  Discovering new music I like. This morning I caught […]

a silly list: If gossip magazines featured people I actually find interesting

10 July, 2010

If gossip magazines featured people I actually find interesting, there would be obnoxious abbreviated celebrity nicknames like…

The “Best of…” Lists are Starting Early This Year

12 November, 2009

And that is because everyone who loves to list is taking some extra time and consideration for their “Best of the Decade” lists. (I know!  Can that even be correct?  The END of the decade?  Holy Crap!) The legion of culture geeks over at the Onion, The A.V. Club, has kicked off their decade list-a-thon […]

Fort-tastic.

19 October, 2009

So I was dismayed to learn that a fort building contest happened at this nifty collaborative arts website called Booooooom, and I missed it.   And a fort-building contest inspired by and in junction with Where the Wild Things Are, no less.  However, my disappointment really can’t settle for long after looking at all the pictures […]

passengers wanted for a collaborative photo project

15 May, 2009

You know what I love? Blurry photos taken from a moving vehicle. I’m serious.  I love being a passenger with a camera. I love taking pictures of whatever is outside the window when we are stopped at a light.  And while we are in motion.  I love the underside of bridges, all covered in graffiti […]

panoramic/planetary

14 May, 2009

“If you see a whole thing – it seems that it’s always beautiful. Planets, lives… But up close a world’s all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life’s a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern.” -Ursula K. Leguin What you are looking at is a set of pictures on the flickr […]

Neil Gaiman on Colbert

17 March, 2009

The Colbert ReportMon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Neil Gaiman Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Mark Sanford NASA Name Contest

You know what they say about Hugh Jackman…

28 February, 2009

He’s awesome.  (It’s true, many people say that). hehe. So the actual punchline to this joke… errr… I’ll tell you later.* Ok. So this is a completely fluffy post in place of me doing the scads of recaps that I’ve been wanting to post. I’ve had a long week.  I’m well aware that I’m way […]

ListCaps: LOST 5×05 “This Place is Death”

23 February, 2009

This was a couple of weeks ago, now.  I’m super duper late and frankly, don’t care much about this episode, because last week’s episode (5×06) was SO amazing that I can barely remember what happened before it.  I’m really excited to recap that one. So um… I’m going to skip ahead. I know, I know, […]