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  • Holiday comedy events make for Christmas chuckles

    Holiday comedy events make for Christmas chuckles
    Christmas is a sacred day to many, a time to celebrate with friends and family. You'd think comedians would make fun of it at their own peril. But no less an authority than John Waters, an unabashed Christmas fan who will be bringing his "A John Waters...
  • Martin Luther King Day at the strip club? Is nothing sacred?

    Martin Luther King Day at the strip club? Is nothing sacred?
    You might call this a requiem for reverence. It seems that one Jeffrey Darnell Paul, a graphic artist from Miami Beach, had been tasked with creating a poster for a strip club's so-called "I Have a Dream Bash" last week in apparent "honor" of the...
  • Onion 'edgy': Tasteless and sickening

    The tweet went as follows: "Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhane Wallis is kind of a (expletive), right?" The missing word is a bit of verbal sewage sometimes used to disparage women. Begins with "c," rhymes with "hunt." Its...
  • Lionel

    Lionel
    Let’s get to the first oft-asked question: What’s with the name “Lionel”? No last name? Nope. Mononymous, like God. Get over it. The nom de radio actually comes from Al Pacino’s character in the 1973 film classic “...
  • Left wants multiculturalism to trump free speech

    The American Left used to champion free expression. We were lectured -- correctly -- that the price of being repulsed by occasional crude talk and art was worth paying. Only that way could Americans ensure our daily right to criticize those with greater...
  • Q&A: Chicago-native 'Mr. Sophistication' star Harry Lennix

    Q&A: Chicago-native 'Mr. Sophistication' star Harry Lennix
    In the excellent new drama “Mr. Sophistication,” veteran comedian/actor Ron Waters (Chicago-native Harry Lennix) is tempted by the notion that fame means he exists on a different level in society. “I think any honest celebrity would see...
  • Kinky Friedman talks politics, music, mysteries, culture and Irish martyrs

    Kinky Friedman talks politics, music, mysteries, culture and Irish martyrs
    Kinky Friedman, The Bipolar Tour June 19, Café Nine, 250 State St., New Haven, (203) 789-8281, cafenine.com; June 20, Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville, (860) 693-9762, 41bridgestreet.com   The first thing you should know about Kinky...
  • On the Town: Meeting an entertainment legend

    On the Town: Meeting an entertainment legend
    As a part of the Burbank Public Library's continuing “Meet the Author” program, the library this past week gave Burbankers the opportunity to spend an evening with legendary nightclub owner and filmmaker Fred Weintraub. Staged by Library...
  • Wavy Gravy is Back as Emcee of Gathering of the Vibes

    Wavy Gravy is Back as Emcee of Gathering of the Vibes
    Wavy Gravy's main claim to fame is being the head of the Hog Farm hippie commune that served free food to the masses at Woodstock some 43 years ago (and still survives to this day). "What we have in mind is breakfast in bed for 400,000," he exclaimed...
  • Dottie Grossman: 'A lot of bang for your buck'

    Dottie Grossman: 'A lot of bang for your buck'
    For more than 20 years, a familiar sight at new music and experimental performances all over Southern California was a squat older woman who moved laboriously on a cane or a walker. She would have been loath to claim it, but the late Dottie Grossman...
  • Review: Tartuffe at Westport Country Playhouse

    Review: Tartuffe at Westport Country Playhouse
    Tartuffe Directed by David Kennedy. English translation by Richard Wilbur. Through Aug. 5 at the Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport. (203) 227-4177; http://www.westportplayhouse.org   In the past two decades, there’ve been...
  • Dining Review: New Haven Meatball House

    Dining Review: New Haven Meatball House
    New Haven Meatball House 1180 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 772-3360, nhmeatballhouse.com Mon – Thurs open at 5 p.m., Fri – Sun open at 11:30 a.m., Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 5-7p.m., Sat-Sun 2 - 5p.m.   The up-scaling of comfort food in New...