Sunday, August 28, 2022

NecronomiCon Providence

I had a great, thought-provoking time at NecronomiCon Providence last week, reporting on this festival of the weird for the New York Times. And now you can read about it here. The programming was so rich, I think I could have written three or four articles with very little overlap.

Kinky Boots is now Off Broadway

A production of Kinky Boots that's very faithful to the one that played Broadway is now Off Broadway, and I reviewed it for the New York Times. Curious? Click here.

A preview of Hulu's The Patient

I talked to the principals behind the new Hulu miniseries The Patient — creators Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, stars Steve Carell and Domhnall Gleeson — about coming up with that premise, then turning it into a show. The article is here


The Korean movie Alienoid, now streaming on Netflix, is totally bonkers, in a good way. Click here for my review.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Lily James

It was really interesting to reconvene with Lily James months after I first talked to her about Pam & Tommy. The show has had quite an impact on the pop-cultural conversation and, as it turns out, on her views on her own career. Click here for the interview.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Joe Hisaishi at Radio City Music Hall

I spoke to the composer Joe Hisaishi about his collaboration with Hayao Miyazaki — Hisaishi will conduct five evenings of his scores at Radio City Music Hall. What a treat! Click here for the article.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

A lot of science fiction to stream in August

This month's sci-fi column got a little boost! I did the regular installment, which you can find here, and I also contributed to a roundup featuring one selection each from the Times's genre-streaming columnists — focusing on sci-fi, horror, action and foreign movies. I'm going to brag that my pick was the biggest of all!