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For A Long, Long Time

Film

For A Long, Long Time

Linda Ronstadt was for a time the most successful female vocalist in America. In their fabulous documentary “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice,” out gay filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman trace the singer’s life and career from her childhood in Tucson, Arizona, to playing stadiums around the world. Comments (2)
Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Lou Gonzalez, Thank You For Coming Out

“Thank You For Coming Out” creator and host Dubbs Weinblatt welcomes comedian/ writer/ director Lou Gonzalez (he/ him/ his), born and raised in the Bronx, who is a teacher and a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and is a fierce queen who has been doing sketch comedy and improv since 2009. Comment
Rachel (Hannah Pearl Utt), a lesbian who is the stage manager of her father’s theater in the Village, has a life right out of a situation comedy. Her date with Celia (Ayden Mayeri) ends abruptly because she needs to care for her wacky family. Comment
Film

Safety in Numbness

Film

Safety in Numbness

Serbian director Ognjen Glavonic’s “The Load” constantly gets compared to Henri-Georges Clouzot’s classic “The Wages of Fear” and William Friedkin’s remake “Sorcerer.” But unlike those movies, it’s not concerned with action, prioritizing mood instead. Comment
Music

Summer Nights

Music

Summer Nights

Those attending summer operatic festivals sometimes have a menu of chamber music or jazz or world music to sample, as well — at the Spoleto USA in Charleston, in Santa Fe, and locally at Bard. Comment
Pressing out humor from heartache is a specialty of only the most advanced storytellers. And it’s a trademark of Hannah Gadsby. In her Off-Broadway solo show “Douglas,” her personal stories take many winding routes to humor. Comment
Theater

Oft-Told Tales

Theater

Oft-Told Tales

“Little Gem,” Elaine Murphy’s tale of three generations of women, is a narrative gem, rich in character and lyricism. Prototypically Irish in its tales of love, loss, and frustration, it offers a freshness in the characters and storytelling that makes the piece consistently engaging and moving. Comment
Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Jessica Henderson, Thank You For Coming Out

Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Jessica Henderson, Thank You For Coming Out

“Thank You For Coming Out” creator and host Dubbs Weinblatt welcomes Jessica Henderson, a New York City stand-up, birthed from a Jamaican military father and a mad scientist chemist mother, who has taken her colorful childhood and put it into a half-hour called “40 Acres and a Strap: My life After Slavery and Journey Towards Queerness.” Comments (1)
Theater

When Fathers Falter

Theater

When Fathers Falter

Two achingly brilliant monologues, “Sea Wall” and “A Life,” have been paired to deliver a potent evening of drama at the Hudson Theatre on Broadway. The one-acts, directed by Carrie Cracknell, could have been collectively titled “Fatherhood,” as both pieces explore, with acuity and grace, the happiness and heartache that come from being a dad. Comment
“I’m neither one thing nor the other particularly. I am fortunate in that I am apparently reasonably undersexed or something,” Edward Gorey once declared of himself. Or is it selves? Comments (1)
I didn’t want to write about “After the Wedding,” the reboot of Susanne Bier’s 2006 Danish film, newly brought to life with an American director and cast, its gender roles flipped, and its settings and plot altered, though not betrayed. Comments (1)

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