As I'm sure it is with actual love between two people, when a piece of art comes into my life that I'm ultimately going to fall in love with, I don't recognize it right away. When I first heard Pulp's This Is Hardcore in its entirety, I was unaware that seven years later, it would become the soundtr ... More >>
Editor's note: Mustaches are derigeur on uncles, cops and closing pitchers, but they've also become a fixture on the upper lips of the young and the hip. In fact, it's hard to imagine a time since the Civil War when razors were so ignored. But the look can be polarizing, and Westword contributors Sa ... More >>
A few days ago, a friend asked me via Facebook if I had followed through with my Patrick Nagel tattoo -- in November, I had promised myself the reward of getting one of his minimalist pin-ups tattooed on my arm upon successful completion of National Novel Writing Month. I didn't make it through Na ... More >>
One of the aspects of Twitter I love more than any other social-networking site is its actual ability to connect you with people with whom you might otherwise not cross paths. (I also like that 140 characters limits the amount of proselytizing one can do at friends and strangers, unlike the volumes ... More >>
Germinal explores the great state of Tennessee.
Brick drops 1940s intrigue into modern-day high school life.
Picnic fails to serve a satisfying main course.
Even the playwright's lesser work shows signs of genius.
Billiards promoters shoot to move the game from the barroom to the family room.
A gutsy attempt to restage Tennessee Williams's classic inferno has trouble catching fire.
Vincent D'Onofrio may be the best actor of his generation, but who would notice?
Shanghai Noon goes way out West, but not far enough.