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Camille Dies in Disneyland

Music

Camille Dies in Disneyland

Yannick Nézet-Seguin officially took his place as the Metropolitan Opera’s new music director with a splashy, starry new production of Verdi’s evergreen romantic drama “La Traviata.” The director chosen for this important commission was Michael Mayer, who debuted at the Met in 2013 with a flashy neon-lit new production of “Rigoletto” set in 1960s Las Vegas. Comment
Film

Why This Cartoon Now?

Film

Why This Cartoon Now?

What audience was “Vice,” a satirical but unfunny rundown of Dick Cheney’s (Christian Bale) life, made for? Its story is old news to anyone who was politically aware during the Bush/ […] Comments (1)
Film

Queer Film Highlights of 2018

Film

Queer Film Highlights of 2018

2018 featured memorable films by LGBTQ filmmakers, for LGBTQ audiences, and about LGBTQ topics. This was a year where Hollywood achieved a few notable firsts: A major studio released its first teen comedy with a gay leading character, “Love, Simon.” The Chilean film, “A Fantastic Woman,” about a trans woman (Daniela Vega) grappling with the sudden death of her lover, won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, the first trans-themed film to be honored by the Academy. And “Crazy Rich Asians,” which featured an LGBTQ character in a supporting role, became the first Hollywood film in 25 years to have an all-Asian cast. Comment
My choices for the year’s 10 best films are. Comment
Music

The Year in Music

Music

The Year in Music

Looking back over 2018, here are my top 10 favorites among all albums released. Comments (2)
Pete Shelley wasn’t the only LGBTQ musician involved in the 1970s punk scene, but he was the most talented and the one whose legacy has proved to be the most influential. Comment
Theater

Far From Heinous

Theater

Far From Heinous

When jukebox musicals falter, and they often do, critics are quick to blame the book. Unlike traditional book musicals, where score and story are conceived hand-in-glove, jukebox musicals attempt to shoehorn a narrative between beloved, preexisting songs. The fit inevitably feels off. Comment
Event

Anti-Gay Rabbis Nix Parties, Lesbian Comedian Soldiers On

A Jewish lesbian comedian in Brooklyn is still searching for a venue for her New Year’s Eve performance after local rabbis pressured the owners of two kosher restaurants into rejecting her because of her sexual orientation. Comments (8)
The LGBTQ community followed up its strong year of representation in film and TV with a number of Golden Globe nominations on Thursday night. Comment
Dance

Hard Return

Dance

Hard Return

This show keeps dancers on their toes! Comment

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