The Thinking Man's Idiot

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

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Wandering All Over: ‘black odyssey’ at Cal Shakes

Marcus Gardley’s play is so close to perfection that it’s enough to drive you crazy that it doesn’t quite get there.

Sunday, 20 August, 2017 · 3 Comments

The ‘How’ and Why: ‘How to Be a White Man’ World Premiere by Faultline Theater

A Black woman aims for biting social commentary, but winds up giving herself the “All Lives Matter” treatment in this uneven new satire by Luna Malbroux and Faultine Theater.

Thursday, 22 June, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Gift of ‘Gab’: ‘Hedda Gabler’ at Cutting Ball

The bewildering choices of slapstick and steampunk are just two-of-many poor decisions in this Cutting Ball production.

Tuesday, 24 January, 2017 · 7 Comments

Swinging for the ‘Fences’

August Wilson’s Pulitzer-winning classic finally gets the excellent film adaptation it deserves.

Tuesday, 17 January, 2017 · 1 Comment

Cop. Out.

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

Sunday, 24 May, 2015 · 5 Comments

In For a Penny: Label-mates

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III, breaking his own format. “I wonder if anyone ever notices the cross and Virgin Mary in my hand?” “Definitions belong…

Thursday, 4 December, 2014 · 2 Comments