Tony Kushner

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2013

    Where the Wild Things Are Celebrated: At the Bowers

    The late Maurice Sendak's In the Night Kitchen is a story of dreams, childhood rebellion, baking children (a la Grimm), heroism and, yes, love and freedom, featuring male frontal nudity, big Jungian themes (ditto) and excellent illustrations in the realm of the gently and instructively surreal. It w ... More >>

  • Film

    December 20, 2012

    The 2012 Village Voice Film Critics' Poll

    Movies are alive in the Age of McConaughey

  • Film

    November 15, 2012

    'Lincoln': A Tall, Tall Film

    Daniel Day-Lewis and Steven Spielberg ably fill the 16th president's hat

  • Culture

    February 17, 2011

    Hunger Artists Theatre Stages a Great 'Godot'

    The Fullerton acting troupe's take on the Beckett masterpiece strikes the perfect balance of pathos and bathos

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Aunt Jemima to Angela Davis: Wringing Some Laughs from Racism

    ​While it's an obvious nod to the fact that February is Black History Month, George Wolfe's The Colored Museum, which opens this weekend at UC Irvine, is also right in time for those who blanch at the thought of the Hallmark holiday of Feb. 14. It's all about hate. Okay, maybe it has absolutely no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    World AIDS Day is Marked in Orange County and Marked in Red in Downtown Long Beach

    ​Orange County does not go as ga-ga--Lady or otherwise--for World AIDS Day as many other municipalities (especially nearby Long Beach). But there are some commemorations today in the onetime gay mecca of Laguna Beach and Saturday in the future gay mecca of Santa Ana.

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Was King Edward II Gay?

    ​Theatre Out is Orange County's lone theater devoted exclusively to presenting plays about the gay and lesbian experience. (It says so right on their webpage!) Previous productions at the Santa Ana theater ( located in the space formerly occuped by Rude Guerrilla) include such landmark gay-the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008

    Prop 8: No Way in Hell Is This Over

    I spent my Election Night trying to find non-existent parking outside Hamburger Mary's in Long Beach. The celebration inside sure looked like fun, though, but I don't think I would have stuck around past midnight to watch all the tears turn from Obama joy to Prop 8 despair. Failing that, I instead d ... More >>

  • News

    November 1, 2007

    A Dialectically Shaped Truth

    Tony Kushner in Conversation with John Glore

  • Culture

    September 6, 2007

    Fred Effing Willard!

    And other cool theater for the fall/winter season

  • Film

    June 7, 2007

    New Reviews

    We recommend: Showbusiness: The Road to Broadway

  • Culture

    March 16, 2006

    Great New Location, Same Old Schlock

    What wed like to see in any of Cal State Fullertons new theaters

  • Film

    January 26, 2006

    Emma, Actually

    In Nanny McPhee, the Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter gets to flex her comic muscles

  • Film

    December 22, 2005

    Catch Them If You Can

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Spielberg’s dour tale of assassination Munich gets lost in a morass of moral ambivalence

  • News

    February 24, 2005

    Strange, Terrible Sagas

    Remembering Hunter S. Thompson and Arthur Miller

  • Culture

    January 13, 2005

    On a Clear Day

    From Christopher Shinns On the Mountain, Sophocles wavers in the distance

  • Culture

    December 2, 2004

    Homage to Catatonia

    Landford Wilsons Redwood Curtain

  • Culture

    November 11, 2004

    The Great Work Continues

    Revisiting Angels In America

  • Culture

    January 15, 2004

    The Rising Euro

    Theater notes

  • Culture

    January 16, 2003

    So Long to an American Original

    Stalled by anti-gay marriage laws, performance artist Tim Miller heads for the U.K.

  • Culture

    December 19, 2002

    The Great Elaborator

    Kushners A Bright Room Called Day

  • Culture

    March 7, 2002

    The OCies Yeeeee-ha!

    Its the 2001 OC Weekly Theater Awards!

  • Culture

    April 26, 2001

    Our Better Angels

    A play that can break your heart in 10 different ways

  • Features

    September 14, 2000
  • Culture

    October 8, 1998

    AIDS Shouldn't Feel This Good

    The Last Session rocks in a powerful, poignant Laguna staging