MetroFresh chef/owner/cookbook author Mitchell Anderson didn’t go searching for a return to acting. The part literally came looking for him. In 2016, his friend, actor Kevin Spirtas (perhaps best known for playing Dr. Craig Wesley on “Days of Our Lives”) called and asked if he could send him a script he had written with him […]
Category: Art + Entertain
The powerful and uplifting “Saturday Church,” which had its Atlanta premiere at last fall’s 30th annual Out on Film festival, will have a free encore screening Wednesday night to close out Black History Month. Thanks to Out on Film, the musical starring Luka Kain and Regina Taylor will screen for free at the Phillip Rush […]
As a 12-year-old in 1976, Tony Cade can still remember walking into Paper Chase, the comics shop across from the MARTA train station in Decatur and seeing the cover of Jungle Action Featuring Black Panther No. 21. The climax of the epic five-issue story arc of “The Panther Versus The Klan” involved Black Panther (aka […]
President Nixon’s spectre hangs heavy in the film and his name is almost whispered, like a Brylcreemed Voldemort.
For a country dispirited by our current presidential administration, “The Post” is a Frank Capra-esque feel-good throwback and a stark, “All The President’s Men”-like reminder of what’s at stake when a president attempts to circumvent the U.S. Constitution.
For those of us old enough to remember watching the original in movie theaters 40 years ago, there’s an emotionally wrenching reunion near the end of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” that will likely leave you awash in tears. In a way, director Rian Johnson’s entire thrilling two hour and 32 minute addition to the […]
Tonight on TCM, Lee Grant Recalls Life on Hollywood’s Blacklist: ‘They Thought I Would Turn In Someone I Loved’
As someone who lived through one attack on democracy in the United States, Oscar-winning actress Lee Grant says she experienced déjà vu awakening to learn the results of the 2016 presidential election. In 1952, just as she had earned a supporting actress Oscar nomination for the film noir classic “Detective Story” starring opposite Kirk Douglas, […]
From the moment she bursts through the door in her red and black leather bustier, blue eye shadow and spider web fishnets as Dr. Frank N. Furter, Atlanta actress Kiona D. Reese rules the gender-bending Out Front Theatre production of “The Rocky Horror Show”currently playing on stage in West Midtown. The Birmingham-Southern College graduate has […]
In 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared homosexuals “a threat to security” and ordered all gay and lesbian government employees fired. At the height of the Cold War and Red Scare, Eisenhower believed (without a single case being discovered or prosecuted) closeted homosexuals could be compromised into acting as spies for the country’s enemies. The […]
Writing a novel is supposed to be a solitary experience. Well, unless you’re “The Weight of Sound” author and former Uncle Green/3 Lb. Thrill drummer Peter McDade, who ended up collaborating with nearly 30 people to bring his rock universe to life. Thanks to McDade’s publisher Wampus Multimedia, readers who purchase the novel will also […]