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Two Actresses, Fat and Thin
Staging Neil LaBute's 'Fat Pig' is a heavy proposition
"...as the ingenue or in that love-interest part, pretty straight-and-narrow. I don't get put in the character-actress roles. So,..."

Oct. 2, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction
Less a doc than a lyrical presentation of the cult actor and surprising song man.
"...Alien (“… Jonesy?”) and Lyle in David Lynch’s The Straight Story. And always he remains a taciturn character, slightly..."

Sept. 27, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Capsula
"...sing-along fist-pumps. "Birds of Woods" shoots a psilocybin-spewing rocket straight into another dimension. Visconti proves the perfect hunter to..."

Sept. 6, 2013 Music Review by Michael Toland

One Direction: This Is Us
This big, fat kiss to the band's young, female fans is directed by that advocate for good nutrition: Super Size Me's Morgan Spurlock.
"...by eating nothing but McDonald’s food for 30 days straight? Spurlock’s fascination with consumerism and idolatry continued with his..."

Aug. 30, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Prince Avalanche
Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch co-star in David Gordon Green's pleasing backcounty dramady, whose tone is heightened by its setting in burned-out Bastrop, Texas.
"...Hirsch are both playing against type: Rudd plays the straight man to Hirsch’s goofball. Not that there isn’t a..."

Aug. 16, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Soccer Watch
How Sweet It Is
"...Aztex set a franchise attendance record for the fifth straight game; at 4,253 people, this was the biggest crowd..."

Aug. 9, 2013 Sports Column by Nick Barbaro

House to Bridge the Road Funding Gap
Lower chamber meeting at 2pm today for third special session
"...Last week, the Senate gavelled straight in for the beginning of the third special called..."

Aug. 5, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

We Are the Champions!
Aztex win PDL title, set attendance record
"...Aztex set a franchise attendance record for the fifth straight game; at 4,253 people, this was the biggest crowd..."

Aug. 5, 2013 Sports Post by Nick Barbaro

The Smurfs 2
The Smurfs invade Paris. (Must've heard Jerry Lewis is a god there.)
"...been a bitch to wear.) Harris pretty much plays straight man, though he’s given a zinger or two to..."

Aug. 2, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Where Did All Those Kids Go?
From summer 1968 to ‘One Night with Janis Joplin’ in 2013
"...mythology, she ignored me, pacing the floor and drinking straight from a bottle of Southern Comfort. She was bigger..."

July 31, 2013 Music Post by Charles Beard

The To Do List
The twist in this raunchy loss-of-virginity comedy starring Aubrey Plaza is that it comes from a teenage girls' perspective.
"...know-it-all and proud nerd in Boise, Idaho, circa 1993. Straight-and-narrow Brandy at first seems impervious to life’s squiggles –..."

July 26, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Texas Rollergirls, Heartbroken No More
Honky Tonk Heartreakers end a six year championship dry spell
"...Before you ask, damn straight everyone was on their feet. This was going to..."

July 21, 2013 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

If You Liked Rick Perry, You'll Love Greg Abbott
Attorney general confirms governorship shot
"...& soul of what makes Texas great," Abbott plunged straight into his fundamentalist, extremist platform of God and guns...."

July 15, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Dark Skies
Keri Russell is a modern suburban scream queen
"...In fact, this was originally conceived of as a straight found footage movie. As the commentary track explains, Blum..."

June 3, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Chaos in Tejas Live (Finale): Power Trip, World War 4, Rival Mob
Daytime hardcore stomp and thrash fury
"...name recognition from members like Mark Porter, formerly of straight-edgers Floorpunch, plus a buzzsaw demo of one-minute explosions, their..."

June 3, 2013 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

Duck Soup (1933)
Four Marx Brothers
"...the country of Freedonia – which he does ... straight into the ground. His efforts are thwarted and aided..."

May 17, 2013 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Angels' Share
Scottish social-realist director Ken Loach is back with a new movie about young delinquents and a whisky-distillery heist.
"...the baby’s life for good. He vows to go straight. Or straightish. Brannigan, a nonactor, is credible in the..."

May 3, 2013 Movie Review by Leah Churner

An Obviously Foggot
Bastion Carboni's new play is a confrontational mess, but it's vital in its commentary on bigotry within gay communities
"...things they may have seen, heard, and said. For straight folks, it includes an expressed reminder that they're invading..."

April 12, 2013 Arts Review by Dan Solomon

The AggreGAYtor: April 9
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
"...couples, who will totally be treated the same as straight couples in the immigration reform bill. If by straight..."

April 9, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

‘Game of Thrones’ Gets a Dowager Countess
And other non-spoilery bits about Sunday’s season 3 premiere
"...With so many houses to keep straight – Lannister, Stark, Baratheon, Targaryen, Tyrell – you might..."

March 29, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The AggreGAYtor: March 14
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
"...too much credance to popular culture; but when a straight dude sees a woman lick his girlfriends cleavage, isn't..."

March 14, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

The AggreGAYtor: March 11
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
"...me, but GLAAD's naming of Brett Ratner as their "straight ally of the year" kind of knocks all authority..."

March 11, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

Snitch
A socially conscious action adventure that stars Dwayne Johnson, Snitch is an indictment of our federal minimum-punishment guidelines for drug offenses.
"...using an employee who’s an ex-con who’s now gone straight (Bernthal) to help set up a drug dealer. Matthews..."

Feb. 22, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

A Good Day to Die Hard
Bruce Willis' John McClane is like Wile E. Coyote – always in the wrong place when things blow up but always persevering.
"...a former billionaire (Koch). McClane steps in to help straighten things out. It turns out that the son has..."

Feb. 15, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

The AggreGAYtor: February 8
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
"...of noxious gay-truthers the Illinois Family Institute draws a straight line from gays to white supremacists...."

Feb. 8, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

The AggreGAYtor: January 24
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
"...point in trying to stop the formation of a gay/straight alliance. The last time those two got together, pogs..."

Jan. 24, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

The AggreGAYtor: January 22
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
"...• Trying to stifle his emotions in a box..."

Jan. 22, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

A Visit with Madame Cocoa
Local chocolate maven loves to share her knowledge
"...chocolatiers. Chocolate makers make the substance we call chocolate, straight from the beans. It is a hot, messy, mechanical..."

Jan. 19, 2013 Food Post by Margaret Shugart

Gangster Squad
Despite uneven filmmaking and questionable facts, an extraordinary cast brings this story about mobster Mickey Cohen's attempted takeover of L.A. and the handful of honest cops who thwarted him.
"...other hand, is consistent throughout – deadly serious and straight-ahead – but even this approach delivers erratic results. The..."

Jan. 11, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

Zero Dark Thirty
The film is suspenseful, dogged, relentless, and determined – amazing considering we already know the ending of this story about the 10-year hunt for Osama bin Laden.
"...Boal eye the line where suspense resides and push straight through to stress, to agitation. As a cinematic experience,..."

Jan. 11, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

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