Friday, August 20, 2021

Interview with Liza Birkenmeier and Katie Brook

These two collaborators are back with Islander, which combines two things I'm particularly interested in: pro sports and fandom. We met at Ocean's 8 on Flatbush — you know the place. Click here for the enjoyable (if I may say so myself) Q&A

Thursday, August 19, 2021

What will happen to streaming theater?

As in-person theater returns, what shape will its streaming version take? Is it here to stay? What should we call it anyway? This and more on my new piece.

More streaming theater to finish up the summer

The delta variant is complicating things for IRL theater but guess what? It's not affecting streaming! My latest column is here.

A starter kit for NYC cyclists

It was super-fun to write this starter kit for the many people who got bikes last year. (And yes, I actually love riding in NYC.) Click here for the two-wheel goods.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

A trip to the Tabor Opera House

Last month I spent a week in Colorado and researched two stories. The first was about the Creede Repertory Theater and the second is about the Tabor Opera House in Leadville. Both are packed with history and unforgettable characters. Click here for Leadville.

And remember: a breakfast burrito a day is part of a balanced mountain diet.

August's science-fiction column

Digging deep for the latest installment of my column about streaming science-fiction movies. Click here then start watching.

Thursday, August 05, 2021

Friday Night Footlights: The story of Creede Repertory Theater

A few weeks ago I flew to Denver, then drove hours in a woefully underpowered Nissan Versa to reach Creede, Colorado. What's going on there? Read on! This is definitely in my top 5 or maybe even top 3 of my favorite articles ever.

More theater to stream

In-person shows are coming back but streaming theater is not letting on! Here's the latest selection from my Times column.

Exit interview with Blanka Zizka

I first met Blanka Zizka in 2018, when I did a story about the Wilma Theater's acting company, the HotHouse, a few years ago. So when I heard she was retiring from the Wilma, I had to talk to her. She was just as sharp and candid as I hoped. Click here for our chat.

The Boy Behind the Door

I wrote about this new movie streaming on Shudder, an abduction slasher in which the heroes are 12-year-old boys. Click here for the review.