The Thinking Man's Idiot

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

Sleaze Company: ‘PolySHAMory’ at The Marsh – SF

Kate Robards’ latest is a show about marriage and sex that – wouldn’tcha know it? – finishes too soon.

Monday, 13 January, 2020 · Leave a comment

Better off Broken: ‘Bull in a China Shop’ Bay Area Premiere at Aurora Theatre

Aurora’s final 2019 is a winning dramatic-comedy set during the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

Monday, 18 November, 2019 · 1 Comment

Romance is Dread: ‘Elevada’ at Shotgun Players

A good cast can only do so much of this “satire” of rom-coms that supports their worst tropes.

Monday, 28 October, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Note I Wrote when I Deleted My Facebook

Last month, I logged on for the first time in three years just to kill my account. Here’s how I told my hundreds of friends.

Sunday, 6 January, 2019 · 2 Comments

Pillar of Salt: Looking back at the Best and Worst of 2017

Sorry, Frank – it was NOT “a very good year”.

Still, there were bright spots to be found.

Saturday, 13 January, 2018 · Leave a comment

Naked Emotions: ‘Vignettes on Love’ at Potrero Stage

A pretty cast elevates a rather rote story about the complications that come with sex.

Friday, 28 July, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ah, 2013, what a ride you’ve been…

Another year in the can…

Friday, 3 January, 2014 · 2 Comments

It’s not a ‘Party’ until…: ‘Abigail’s Party’ at SF Playhouse

Mike Leigh’s ’70s character drama makes for a mostly-lively revival at the SF Playhouse.

Thursday, 11 July, 2013 · 1 Comment