OMGwyneth, it’s a thing. It is such a thing, anticipatory storytelling. Don’t believe me? Ya don’t have to. After all these years, ask the braintrust at HBO’s Game of Thrones dot Inc. Or the folks at Marvel; they’ll billion-dollar tell you. I am so entertained right now.
The Queen of Pop was the lock. In 2006, Madonna headed to the desert to do Coachella, in favor of her then-most recent release, 2005’s Grammy-winning Confessions on a Dance Floor. Even though she wasn’t even a headliner that year, M performed, for an overflowing-out-the-tent crowd, essentially the same star-powered dance/electronica-chic small-ish-scale show she put on […]
Madonna is back. That’s all. I mean, what more could you want? The Queen is Pop is back with the first single off her upcoming 14th album, a Portugal-inspired record titled Madame X dropping on June 14. The song, titled “Medellín,” was produced by frequent M collaborator, the French artist Mirwais, and features the hot Latino heartthrob du […]
Dear Neighbors, It’s sooo easy. Easy as one, two, one, two. All you actually gotta do is get involved. Actually, properly involved. Marchin’ and donatin’ and commiseratin’ online are all fine things to do, but you gotta walk the talk. Otherwise that shit will stew. Take it from me. The sad story I see unfolding […]
Once upon a time in 2010, during a FAM trip for writers to Fort Lauderdale, I met my friend, the Maplewood, N.J.,-based playwright Tim Pinckney. Last winter, Tim came to San Francisco to debut his play Still at Risk at the New Conservatory Theatre Center. A bit of a period piece set post-AIDS crisis, Still […]
The Hayes Loin. Make it happen. The rain has cleared for now. It’s (still) beyond-chilly. And windy. But the sky is clearer than it’s been in days. Weeks, even. It’s been a winter. I’ll take it. Sutro Tower’s was ready for a moment. Clique click.
When I was kid (what you would call a tween now), 1996 was It. It was the year I started frequently going to the movies, really consuming Hollywood. I was still growing up in Lima, Peru, and it was around that time that nice, new, modern como-en-Estados Unidos-like multiplexes-as-commercial anchors entertainment hubs began to pop […]
There is a man, a seemingly homeless man (quite likely a drug user, but not a junkie), who sits out on the corner of where we live out here in the middle of San Francisco and who, without fail, almost always (no joke, I’m talkin’ pretty much every afternoon for the past four years) asks […]
Butts, butts, butts everywhere. Look at this one, look at that one, and at that one. People. Smokers, I do mean smokers. Smokers. If you are lucky to get your hands on some butts, the least you can do is honor dem butts by properly dispensing with ’em butts when you are done with dem […]