The Thinking Man's Idiot

The unruly brain and bad habits of a writer, artist, and grilled cheese sandwich-enthusiast.

Happy if She were Nappy: Thoughts on Storm, the Greatest X-Man

When the MCU reboots the ‘X-Men’ film series, here’s the one change they NEED to make.

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Cop. Out.

Want to know why Black people don’t trust police? Ask a Black person… like me.

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See-Through Stupidity: ‘The Invisible Man’

The surprise mid-pandemic hit is soaked in ugly misogyny and hilarious ineptitude.

Sunday, 15 November, 2020 · Leave a comment

Belated Praise of Pre-Quarantine Black Romance: ‘The Photograph’

The last film I saw before lockdown was one of the best Black romance films I’ve seen in nearly 20+ years.

Wednesday, 11 November, 2020 · 2 Comments

If Only that were Enough: Josh Kornbluth’s ‘Citizen Brain’ (virtual) World Premiere by Shotgun Players

Shotgun belatedly opens its new socially-distant season with a well-intentioned-but-slightly-aloof solo show.

Thursday, 29 October, 2020 · 2 Comments

Belated Black Baseball Play Review: ‘Toni Stone’ West Coast Premiere at ACT

My very-late, but still-relevant review of the ACT’s show about this unsung heroine of baseball history.

Tuesday, 27 October, 2020 · Leave a comment

My “Lost” Express Story: Can The Flight Deck Take Off Once Again?

Stephen Buel still owes me money for this never-published East Bay Express story.

Saturday, 8 August, 2020 · 3 Comments

Black America’s waiting, Justin Timberlake…

If any white celeb owes us an apology, it’s the so-called “prince of pop”.

Monday, 29 June, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thank you, Regina King: 2019 Year in Review

My belated look at 2019 puts 2020 into perspective.

Tuesday, 7 April, 2020 · Leave a comment

What Dances shall We have: Mendelssohn’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at SF Ballet

SF Ballet’s gorgeous remount ‘Midsummer’ only lasted one night, which somehow seems appropriate.

Wednesday, 11 March, 2020 · Leave a comment

‘Clash’-ing Lights and Civil Rights: Culture Clash ‘(Still) in America’ World Premiere at Berkeley Rep

The Latin trio return to the Berkeley Rep with their latest entertaining document of our country’s kookiest characters.

Thursday, 5 March, 2020 · 1 Comment