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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>