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Joan Wasser: Police Woman By Day, Torch Singer By Night
Rob yaks with Joan Wasser from Joan As Police Woman

April 29, 2011 Qmmunity Post by Rob Cohen

Torch of the Mystic
Sir Richard Bishop, keeper of the flame

May 26, 2009 Music Post by Audra Schroeder

Who the Hell is this Seth White?
And what, if anything, do RPGs and LARPing have to do with art?
"...Seth White shapes metal with a torch...."

July 30, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Viva
A hairdresser finds his true self in a shabby Havana drag bar
"...chance to passionately voice unspoken emotions by mouthing a torch song on one of the well-worn albums his mother..."

June 17, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Creed
Stallone's Rocky trains Apollo Creed's son in worthy franchise reboot
"...task in Creed: He ages gracefully and passes the torch to a new generation. Sylvester Stallone’s creation has boxed..."

Nov. 27, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sinister 2
Round 2 for this supernatural horror franchise
"...preclude more demonic misfortune. Accordingly, he sets out to torch a rural church and accompanying manse that fits the..."

Aug. 28, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Frankenweenie
Tim Burton’s animated, black-and-white movie about a boy and his dog is sweetly filtered through the lens of Frankenstein and other famous monsters.
"...around Vincent's attic laboratory. Comedy and tension, complete with torch- and pitchfork-wielding villagers, follows...."

Oct. 5, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Green Lantern
The beloved comic-book hero rediscovers his powers on the big screen.
"...dying purple alien (not Prince!) who bequeaths the titular torch and ring containing the “emerald energy of willpower" to..."

June 24, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself
Tyler Perry's Madea delivers a couple of young delinquents to their only living relative, a shady nightclub singer who must rise to the occasion.
"...on the doorstep of Aunt April (Henson), a hard-drinking torch singer not at all interested in her new gig..."

Sept. 18, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

And Now ... Ladies and Gentlemen
Claude Lelouch’s new movie starring Jeremy Irons is a cat-burgler story set in sunny, faraway locales.
"...a T – meets up with a similarly afflicted torch singer, played by French chanteuse Kaas, sparks fly, but..."

Aug. 22, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dudley Do-Right
"...exhibitors from losing their theatres to mobs of unamused, torch-wielding patrons. Then again, it doesn't seem like anyone's even..."

Sept. 3, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

I Confess
"...Anne Baxter plays the woman who still carries a torch for this man of the cloth, who courted her..."

July 15, 1999 Movie Review

Bad Manners
"...flames -- and everybody inside is holding a propane torch. Bad Manners, like so many of the plays and..."

Feb. 5, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Pulp Fiction
Tarantino's second feature film lights up the screen with the same blazing torch that it carries for the idea of the movies.
"...Dogs) lights up the screen with the same blazing torch that it carries for the idea of the movies...."

Oct. 14, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Spanking the Monkey
"...feeding and walking schedules, as well as passing the torch in the form of a toothbrush used for brushing..."

Sept. 16, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Then There's This: Time Flies
Sullivan is ready to pass the torch ... preferably not to a 'gray-headed anglo'
"...been talking for some time now about passing the torch to a member of the next generation, but the..."

April 27, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

TV Eye
Memo to America: The Olympics aren't about one, but all.
"...1988. And who can forget images of the Olympic torch being lit by archers in Barcelona, or Muhammad Ali..."

Feb. 15, 2002 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Updating the Big Eight
Austin's Torch-Bearing Indies
"...Chronicle profiled eight local labels we called the scene's "torch bearers." Luckily, not only are all eight labels still..."

Sept. 15, 1995 Music Feature

Exhibitionism
My Children! My Africa!: Schoolbells in the Revolution
"...ways that we relate to machines. -- Ben Willcott TORCH SONG TRILOGY: BURNING BRIGHT/BURN OUT..."

June 11, 1999 Arts Review

Beirut
Vortex's revival confronts issues of the body – as object, as weapon, and as prison – head on
"...The protagonist is an infected carrier, Torch, who survives on pitiful rations of electricity, water, and..."

Jan. 18, 2008 Arts Review by Avimaan Syam

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
A stellar entry into the beloved franchise
"...The Last Jedi has become the passing of the torch, both narratively and creatively...."

Dec. 15, 2017 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Chris Claremont: Dead Should Mean Dead
'X-Men' mastermind talks the Phoenix and the flame
"...something. 'Is his hand on fire? Oh, it’s a torch.'" By which he meant the Olympic Torch, which is..."

July 14, 2012 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Although it tries mightily to top 2005's origin story by introducing fanboy favorite the Silver Surfer, this film is nevertheless relentlessly dull and curiously bombastic.
"...Girl" Storm, her cocksure kid brother Johnny "the Human Torch" Storm, and the grumpy rockslide-on-legs that was Ben "the..."

June 22, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Construction Worker’s Death Headed to Court?
Site details indicate "very serious blunders"
"...that the pipe had been cut with a blow torch, likely to remove an end that had been damaged...."

Jan. 12, 2018 News Feature by Jack Craver

Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour
Klezmer in context
"...traditional bands, there’s a sentiment that you’re carrying a torch, but, as artists, you don’t want to be pedantic...."

Nov. 27, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Sometimes the Bride
Greezy Wheels vocal point Lissa Hattersley steps out
"..."Then I moved to New York." Passing the Torch..."

June 12, 2009 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Nanci Griffith
"...Ruby's Torch (Rounder)..."

Nov. 24, 2006 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

Torch
Cheryl Strayed's debut novel, while addressing autobiographical themes, performs the old-fashioned magic of fiction – it builds a town, fills it with people, reveals their hearts and minds, lets loose upon them the forces of death and lust – and sees what happens
"...Torch..."

May 19, 2006 Books Review by Marion Winik

Rare Bird
From her office vantage point, beside the rosy glow of the majestic Capitol dome, 78-year-old feminist, political powerhouse, and gay rights lobbyist Bettie Naylor keeps a watchful eye over the doings at the legislature
"...think Bettie Naylor would be ready to pass the torch. "Young women must get involved in issues in the..."

June 3, 2005 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

SXSW Picks and Sleepers
"...and upcoming LP. Victory at Sea ignites its torrid torch tunes amid a perfect storm of melancholy. Nightcapper Thalia..."

March 14, 2003 Music Feature

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