“It’s kind of like when we were younger. You couldn’t get craft beer. You could only get PBR and Miller High Life. You couldn’t get artisan chocolate. You could only get Hershey bars or Mars bars. You couldn’t get nice coffee. You could just get Folgers coffee. It’s the same thing with tea. The same […]
What at first glance looks like a library. In front of the bookshelves are velvet ropes, and a sign stage right that says, “Do not touch.” It is actually a museum display. Guests come and go, taking pictures or just staring as if looking at paintings.
I try to go through my possessions on a regular basis to pare them down. I do my best to adhere to the adage, “Own nothing that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” Books and clothing are the two most difficult categories for me. For this post, I will […]
A woman sits in a library (a home library rather than a public library). She is surrounded by books. Each book is held by the personification of itself, (possibly the personification of the author or protagonist). Several Books surround her in a circle, holding themselves open and turning their own pages for her. She swivels […]
A blackbox theatre stage. It is empty, save for an easel center stage. On the easel is a posterboard sign with the words, “Out enjoying life, try back tomorrow” written in black sharpie.
A children’s swingset in a park. It is in need of repair and seems to have been abandoned for years. A breeze blows, and the swing gently rocks back and forth, as if a ghost child has started swinging.
What could be a military strategy or “war” room. The room is filled with calendar pages, to-do lists, and breakdowns of schedules by day, week, and month. Some are spread out on a desk, others are tacked to the walls, and the rejects are balled up on the floor. A woman stands behind the desk, […]
Une Nouvelle Amie (The New Girlfriend) is a film by French director François Ozon. It is utterly sweet and charming throughout. The film is at once very distinctly French and also approachable enough that I believe even viewers completely unacustomed to French film will be able to enjoy and appreciate it without any trouble. I […]
What were the lives of LGBTQ individuals like in the 1930s? The 1950s? These are questions we might normally think of as unanswerable. Dir. Stu Maddux’s new film, Reel in the Closet, shows otherwise. Reel in the Closet is an exploration of queer home movies and what they can teach us about queer history which […]
Any viewers who grew up in a conservative town in the rural South will see a lot in Deep Run that is familiar. Though I am not transgender, the struggle to make ends meet, the desire for acceptance, the lack of anywhere to go to live authentically, and the pressure to go to church, repent, […]