The Thinking Man's Idiot

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

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School’s Out Forever: ‘Exit Strategy’ Bay Area premiere at Aurora Theatre

Aurora’s new season opens with an emotional new piece that only occasionally feels off.

Thursday, 12 September, 2019 · 2 Comments

Salvation at last: ‘Kill Move Paradise’ at Shotgun

Shotgun delivers one of the year’s best shows with James Ijames’ meditation on Black lives ended too soon.

Saturday, 13 July, 2019 · 5 Comments

‘Big’ Love in a Small Movie: ‘The Big Sick’

Though hindered by the conventions of its genre, this based-on-a-true-story rom-com has more than enough to make it worth the watch.

Wednesday, 28 June, 2017 · 1 Comment

In For a Penny: Playground Rules

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III, a perspective on perspective. “[W]hat is it that constrains the individual to fear his neighbor, to think and act like…

Thursday, 16 June, 2016 · 1 Comment

Cop. Out.

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

Sunday, 24 May, 2015 · 6 Comments