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By Romeo San Vicente 'The Book of Ruth' re-opens the book on AIDS Now that the 1980s are officially vintage and the subject of period films, a mini wave of projects about the first decade [...]

By |2020-03-04T14:01:07-05:00March 4th, 2020|Features|

A Nat 20 for Inclusion

From the savviest of fantasy adventurers to those who have never even seen a D20 die, directly or otherwise, it's almost certain that Dungeons and Dragons has somehow influenced the entertainment they consume. Getting its [...]

By |2020-02-25T17:48:19-05:00February 25th, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

‘Pray the Gay Away’ Live: Zakar Twins Invite Audiences to Their LGBTQ Comedy Play

Michael and Zach Zakar are identical twins. In typical twin fashion, they finish each other’s sentences, and during press interviews — like their latest with Between The Lines for their autobiographical play "Pray the Gay Away" — nothing is different. Endearingly, follow-up emails are closed with the phrase, “Double Love, Michael and Zach,” and one certainly feels like they're seeing double when meeting them. Thankfully, once we got talking in person, differentiating between the two became much easier. What did stay the same, however, was their take on their brand-new play.

By |2020-02-19T16:41:04-05:00February 19th, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

Jeff Montgomery Documentary to Kickoff Freep Film Festival

The world premiere of “America You Kill Me,” a Detroit-produced documentary about the triumphs and struggles of gay rights leader and Triangle Foundation co-founder Jeffrey Montgomery, will be the centerpiece of the Freep Film Festival’s opening night on Wednesday, April 22, at the Fillmore Detroit.

By |2020-02-19T16:29:17-05:00February 19th, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

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   By Romeo San Vicente Beanie Feldstein and other 'Humans' Beanie Feldstein, star of "Booksmart" and the super ambitious 20-year-long Richard Linklater-meets-Stephen Sondheim project "Merrily We Roll Along," and who is also recently casually public [...]

By |2020-02-19T16:26:42-05:00February 19th, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

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Tony Award-winning director Barlett Sher and the team behind "South Pacific," "The King and I" and "Oslo" are bringing a "fresh and authentic vision" to this classic musical. The original production of "Fiddler on the [...]

By |2020-02-19T15:56:49-05:00February 19th, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

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  By Romeo San Vicente Josie Totah joins 'Saved By The Bell' reboot Now this is news we like: Josie Totah, who gets our vote for funniest, most effervescent young actor, transgender or otherwise (though [...]

By |2020-02-05T15:04:57-05:00February 5th, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

The Not-So-‘Unsung’ Life of Stephanie Mills

Few artists can claim a career so storied as singer Stephanie Mills. Although she doesn’t claim the label, Mills is by all accounts an rhythm and blues legend. Her career has taken the Brooklyn-based artist from a role as the original Dorothy in the Broadway production of "The Wiz," to a whopping five No. 1 R&B hits between 1986 and 1989 like "Home," "I Feel Good All Over" and "I have Learned to Respect the Power of Love."

By |2020-01-22T16:38:34-05:00January 22nd, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

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  By Romeo San Vicente Jake Gyllenhaal invites you to the 'Fun Home' This is not a drill: "Fun Home" is going to be a movie. The autobiographical, bittersweet musical about a young lesbian’s coming-of-age [...]

By |2020-01-22T16:27:06-05:00January 22nd, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

Jax Anderson at El Club Feb. 8

Previously known as Flint Eastwood, Jax Anderson is a Detroit-based alt-pop artist who has built up an international fanbase championing "authenticity in a world filled with fake news" and empathy. Famous for hits like "Queen," [...]

By |2020-01-22T16:23:24-05:00January 22nd, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

Life in the Dollyverse

Dolly was there, almost, holding court despite her lack of humanness, as queer writers on assignment huddled giddily in front of her, awe-stricken by the realness of a fake Dolly.  I stood, out of body, [...]

By |2020-01-02T13:02:53-05:00December 23rd, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

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Alan Ball. Photo: KathClick By Romeo San Vicente The Go-Go’s documentary of your dreams is here The Go-Go’s were among the first punk rockers in Los Angeles, but when the time came to [...]

By |2019-12-18T16:26:23-05:00December 18th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|