The Thinking Man's Idiot

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

Christmas Movie Round-Up 2019

A Christmas screen-hop features Black Power, White romance, and Sci-Fi. Guess which one I loved?

Friday, 27 December, 2019 · 1 Comment

Spellbinding: ‘Some Enchanted Evenings’ at The EXIT Stage Left

Two of the most important names in Bay Area independent theatre share the joy of storytelling over the course of one hour.

Tuesday, 12 March, 2019 · 1 Comment

X-mas Day Quadruple-Feature: ‘The Last Jedi’; ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’; ‘The Shape of Water’; ‘The Disaster Artist’

Jedis, jungles, fish-man junk, & James Franco.
All but the last made for a great day at the multiplex.

Thursday, 28 December, 2017 · 5 Comments

Average ‘King’: ‘Edward King’ at Central Works

Creative production values can’t save a muddled script in this Central Works show.

Tuesday, 16 May, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tall Tale: ‘Spell Eternity’ at Quantum Dragon Theatre

My first-ever Quantum Dragon show is hindered by – of all things – TOO MUCH world-building.

Tuesday, 25 April, 2017 · 1 Comment

Theater Around The Bay: Talk is Sheep

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III brings us a special report on the rebirth of Theater Pub’s performance branch. Welcome back, old friend. Right now I…

Monday, 26 January, 2015 · 2 Comments

Sucking out all the Fun

The popular YA is dead-on-arrival in this horrible adaptation from the creators of HEATHERS and MEAN GIRLS.

Wednesday, 12 February, 2014 · Leave a comment

Summer Reading Lust: ‘Return of the Dapper Men’

Watercolors and an anime sensibility make this steampunk adventure an easy read.

Monday, 20 August, 2012 · 1 Comment