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Qmmunity: An Ode to Erica Nix & Transform
Plus queerish comedy and drag deities to tide you over
"...LGBTQ+ Paths to Pregnancy A doctor, midwife, lawyer, and sperm bank rep walk into a church to educate queers..."

March 22, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Don't Even Get Me Started
"...guy that masturbates and force them to bury their sperm, poor little babies? What can I do besides fume..."

Jan. 31, 2019 Postmarks

aGLIFF Review: Anchor and Hope
Sperm donor comedy is more charming than that description implies
"...couple want to have a child and need a sperm donor for that essential step. They could go to..."

Sept. 10, 2018 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

AGLIFF Closing With Mapplethorpe
Festival adds major bio-pic, plus complete line-up
"...mothers. One night, they go out looking for a sperm donor and choose a stranger to conceive their child..."

July 26, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

PJ Raval's Call Her Ganda Will Open aGLIFF 2018
Local director headlines roster of new and returning films
"...some big premieres on this first list, with Argentinian sperm donor tale Mater making its US debut. Plus Studio..."

July 11, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Wes Anderson Brings Isle of Dogs to SXSW
Plus Midnighters bring the gore, and Alita party
"...ill brother. He agrees to let her use his sperm for future use with a partner if she comes..."

Feb. 7, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

AFF Interview: Here We Are
Director David Bellarosa on Austin as the velvet coffin
"...a boomtown: student debt, career rejection, selling blood and sperm, doing "foot stuff" for cash. [inset-1-right]..."

Oct. 27, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
"...place. Like the ancient Greeks, Leonardo da Vinci believed sperm was a drop of liquid from the male brain..."

July 21, 2017 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Dear Glutton: Dining With Newborns
Do babies belong in nice restaurants?
"...adults (or one considerable and reasonable adult and their sperm donor/adoption agency/intergalactic forces who sent the baby to them..."

April 14, 2017 Food Column by Emily Beyda

The Luv Doc: Willing
Western Europeans through most of the last few thousand years haven't been very enthusiastic bathers
"...for sharing diseases, vermin, and an occasional payload of sperm. It's no wonder that Western patriarchal society didn't embrace..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Column by The Luv Doc

Did Failures at APD’s Crime Lab Lead to Sexual Assaults in Houston?
Rape case goes unprosecuted due to contaminated DNA evidence
"...later to be Erica's. When lab workers tested the sperm fraction extracted from Smith's vaginal swab, a DNA profile..."

Oct. 7, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Shrewd Productions' Hold Me Well
Playwright Eva Suter's reworking of Othello in a world without men depicts love in many forms with power and beauty
"..."Gone Men" are their "seed" – remaining stocks from sperm banks – and the memories held by the women..."

July 22, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Mixed Metaphors
These craft cocktails are for the books
"...Ahab's headstrong quest for revenge on the rare, white sperm whale, Moby Dick, who took his leg on their..."

June 17, 2016 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Maggie's Plan
Greta Gerwig delights in this NYC-set screwball romantic comedy
"...with love, Maggie is taking steps to secure a sperm donation from an old college chum, a mathematician-turned-artisanal pickle..."

June 10, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Luv Doc: PDA
Baby Goose and Riri not included
"...You're right. There has to be a line somewhere..."

May 13, 2016 Column by The Luv Doc

L. Shapley Bassen's "Portrait of a Giant Squid"
First Place winner
"...reading. The giant squid's toothed tentacles warded off deep-diving sperm whales. Those whales often had scars that matched the..."

Feb. 19, 2016 Arts Feature by l. Shapley Bassen

Love
Gaspar Noé does the impossible: He gives us a boring, 3-D sex odyssey
"...chill," or "I wanna make movies out of blood, sperm, and tears," you have to own that shit. Regrettably,..."

Nov. 13, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Grandma
Lily Tomlin leads a dynamic cast down roads less traveled
"...that she conceived Sage through the services of a sperm donor. Yet, Grandma is not an abortion drama, intergenerational..."

Sept. 11, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
"...penises into their own heads to inject themselves with sperm and reproduce when there are no mates around...."

July 17, 2015 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Ted 2
Mark Wahlberg and the irrepressible Seth MacFarlane return for a sequel
"...– and the court system. Attempts at getting a sperm donor raise certain governmental red flags, and Ted is..."

June 26, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW Film Review: Animated Shorts
Hertzfeldt and Pixar triumph over smaller successes
"...ecosystem, reminiscent of Fantastic Planet but draped in juvenile sperm humor...."

March 20, 2015 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

The Good Eye: On Productivity and Reproductivity
You could pick this column up and read it right now or ...
"...cancer in his 20s with plenty of functional, good-taste-in-music-having sperm...."

Nov. 21, 2014 Column by Amy Gentry

DVDanger: Of Flesh, Blood and Boners
"The Final Member" gets phallic, plus "Dracula" and "Ravenous" bite
"...the museum, pointing out the massive girth of a sperm whale member, or the dual penises of an American..."

June 17, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Luv Doc: Dumpster Bonin'
Wherein the Luv Doc plays the uncomfortable role of the skeptic
"...I have to admit, however, that the skeptic in..."

June 6, 2014 Column by The Luv Doc

Chinese Puzzle
A large extended family becomes the natural, yet sometimes awkward outgrowth of modern-day relationships In this romantic piece from France.
"...have two young children, but he is also the sperm donor for a lesbian couple: his best friend Isabelle..."

May 30, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

The Luv Doc: Mortification
A sobering advertisement for birth control
"...Anyway, my mom’s choice of color for her polyester..."

May 30, 2014 Column by The Luv Doc

Havana-Inspired Bar Created Pleasant Soft Opening
Pre-opening night fun included ceviche bar and communal punch
"...and ambergris, an ingredient found in the belly of Sperm whales...."

April 25, 2014 Food Post by Gracie Salem

Death Watch: Reed Appeal Rejected at 5th Circuit
Lawyers consider next move
"...failure to effectively challenge the "temporal" link between the sperm found in Stites and her time of death. At..."

Jan. 17, 2014 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Death Watch
Two death row cases go before courts
"...to have happened contemporaneous to the murder because Reed’s sperm would not have been found in Stites’ body if..."

Dec. 11, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Delivery Man
Vince Vaughn stars in this remake of a sweet Canadian film about a prolific sperm donor whose contributions catch up with him 20 years later.
"...the father of 533 children due to his frequent sperm donations to an administratively compromised fertility clinic 20 years..."

Nov. 22, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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