Like New York City there are good productions and bad productions. The rambling I've done this trip has ranged broadly, as the following round-up of offerings outside the National Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe attests.
I believe that sex is an expression of creativity, and that creativity is our way to immortality. All these blowjobs are aimed at one thing: becoming immortal. Is that too great a leap? Let's go back a step.
Barney Rosset died last week at age 89, and for those who valued his contribution to upholding First Amendment rights in this country, his championing the works of artists, the event truly marks the end of an era.
In anticipation of 12/21/12, this past year saw a return of the doomsday film. Melancholia was an okay end-of-the-world movie, but for this fan, it was not a very good Lars Von Trier film. Perhaps a third viewing is in order.
If there's an artist who most reminds us there are multiple art worlds -- each with its own pantheon of artists, fans, aesthetic and ideological concerns and targeted markets -- it's got to be Jack Smith.
Todd Haynes has spent his filmmaking career working far outside the mainstream -- yet he seems surprised when a reporter refers to his new miniseries, HBO's Mildred Pierce, as surprisingly conventional for him.