11 days ago | School Daze
You’re 25 years old, studying abroad in a foreign country, and it’s that nation’s version of the Fourth of July. What better time to head to the beach, relax and watch some celebratory fireworks, right? That’s what Britny Gledhill and about 15 oth...
14 days ago | Culture
It was inevitable the Chance Theater would eventually tackle A Chorus Line, a masterpiece of American musical theater that, while a bona-fide song-and-dance extravaganza, is also a strangely anti-musical musical. No bombastic score. No elaborate s...
27 days ago | Culture
She is, by most standards, part of white Middle America's waking nightmare: A tatted-up Marxist transsexual artist who writes that she has given her pussy to Jesus. Yet, talk to Shakina Nayfack, a born-and-raised Orange Countian turned New York Ci...
1 month ago | From the Dead Tree Edition
There are worse places to be than the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas if your laptop decides to take a shit. After all, even if your laptop, which you rarely use other than when you're on the road and have to file a story on deadline for some...
2 months ago | Culture
A friend of mine who is a bartender was asked the other night, "How's life?" He replied, "Taking too long." It's a line from the film Kingpin, but it kind of defines some of what's at work in the two one-acts by Scottish playwright Linda McLean re...
2 months ago | Theater
It's tempting for us cool kids in the back row, occupied as we are with spit wads and sardonic observations on everything, to dismiss the ritual of family gathering around a table and breaking bread—unless it's at some hipster joint serving pork-b...