Saturday, May 29, 2021

Touching the Void

 My latest review for the Times is of Touching the Void, based on Joe Simpson's memoir of escaping a death trap in the Andes. Click away!

Interview with Mike Faist

I watched Mike Faist in Dear Evan Hansen and Days of Rage, then I watched him in the Amazon series Panic, and next I'll watch him as Riff in the West Side Story movie. I just didn't expect to hear about an existential crisis when I interviewed him in Park Slope recently. Read on.

Streaming theater: concerts and classics

Streaming theater shows no sign of flagging and I unearthed some gems for this installment of my column.

The Serpent mood board

What a treat to talk to Tom Shankland about the Netflix series The Serpent! I just love doing those "mood board" articles for the Times because they're about what really interests me: the art that influences the art. Click here for more.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Live Eurovision

I spent most of yesterday covering the Eurovision Song Contest for the New York Times. It was great fun to work with Matthew Anderson, Alex Marshall, Thomas Erdbrink and what felt like a veritable army of editors to deliver a live feed of the event. You can relive the magic here.

This month's obscure streaming science fiction

I continue to navigate the nooks and crannies of the Interweb to find obscure sci-fi nuggets that you might have missed. Click here for the latest installment of my column for the Times.

Monday, May 17, 2021

Streaming theater: Miscast and more

Streaming theater: there is so much of it! If you had told me in January 2020 that one day I'd be watching a reading of Bad Jews on Zoom with most of the original cast… There it is, and more, in my latest streaming column — which came out last Wednesday but the vast majority of the listings are available. Check it out here.

Friday, May 07, 2021


I really enjoy Modesto "Flako" Jimenez's work and his new piece measured up. Click here for my review of Taxilandia.

More streaming theater

I've been following the streaming-theater scene for since its birth — which means just over a year, basically — and it's been fascinating to watch it grow. My latest roundup for the Times is here.