The Thinking Man's Idiot

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

Tag Archives: everyday sexism

Can’t read the Writing on the Wall: [hieroglyph] world premiere by SF Playhouse and Lorraine Hansberry Theatre

Two great companies collab for a show that uses a popular lie to tell a troubling rape narrative.

Saturday, 13 March, 2021 · Leave a comment

Don’t Steal My Shine: ‘The Light’ online at Shotgun Players

Misogynoir is taken to task in Shotgun’s virtual production of Loy A. Webb’s breezy script.

Monday, 7 December, 2020 · 2 Comments

Bore-antine Streamin’: ‘Radioactive’ / ‘Chemical Hearts’ / ‘Let Him Go’ / ‘Come Away’

Pandemic lockdown has forced first-run films online. Here are four I probably would have skipped anyway.

Saturday, 5 December, 2020 · Leave a comment

See-Through Stupidity: ‘The Invisible Man’

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

Sunday, 15 November, 2020 · 1 Comment

‘Birds of Prey’ is the ‘Deadpool 2’ Redux we Didn’t Need but Still Love

Margot Robbie gets a great second chance at playing Harley, though the plot may seem a bit familiar.

Wednesday, 5 February, 2020 · Leave a comment

The ‘Things’ We Say have Meaning: ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ Bay Area Premiere at SF Playhouse

Cheryl Strayed’s tenure as an advice columnist makes for an excellent 2020 opener for the Playhouse.

Monday, 3 February, 2020 · Leave a comment

In For a Penny: The Numbers Game

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III, ranking it up. We’ve all done it. It should come as no surprise that as much as I detest reductive…

Thursday, 22 September, 2016 · 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