Coming Out in ‘The Bay’

Bay City residents fight for redemption, true love and new beginnings in a town where murder, betrayal, heartbreak, and vengeance must be in the water Living in a world where Trumpian politics and pandemonium permeate the daily national news cycle; it’s refreshing to find escapism and fantasy still alive in Amazon Prime’s Emmy Award-winning drama “The Bay.” Shrouded in mystery, the privileged and often time dysfunctional Bay City residents fight for redemption, true love and new beginnings in a town where murder, betrayal, heartbreak, and vengeance must be in the water.

Love Comes in All Forms

Especially in Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water After some big, big movies featuring Gothic horror (Crimson Peak) and giant robots battling giant monsters (Pacific Rim), director Guillermo del Toro returns to the smaller, fairy-tale films that first brought him widespread acclaim (think The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth) with The Shape of Water, a very unusual romance film.

Magic Michael

An interview with The Carbonaro Effect’s Michael Carbonaro With his mesmerizing and hilarious hidden camera and practical joke series The Carbonaro Effect, now in its third season on truTV, out actor and illusionist Michael Carbonaro keeps viewers (and his unwitting subjects) guessing. A whiz of a wizard, if ever there was, Carbonaro first crossed our gaydar as sex-obsessed Andy in the 2006 rom-com Another Gay Movie. But his greatest success and exposure has occurred through his longtime love of the magical arts on The Carbonaro Effect. Carbonaro is currently on a cross-country live performance tour bringing his effect to your […]

Lisa Lampanelli Takes CenterStage by Storm

The first group that really got my comedy were gay men. The lesbians, they took a little longer, but eventually came around… White Rabbit / Red Rabbit has been called a play, but it’s a lively, global sensation that no-one is allowed to talk about. Slyly humorous and audaciously pointed, this “theater entertainment meets social experiment” is unlike anything, and will make you question everything. Running from December 12th to 23rd, the performance has cast an array of local and national talent and celebrities to perform the curiosity live for the first time each night.

Everyman Theatre Brings The Revolutionists to Baltimore

The French Revolution with a feminine Bent Picture it: Paris, 1793. The Reign of Terror rages on as four women search for the right words and actions to ensure their impact on a world full of conflict. No, this is not the History Channel’s latest reincarnation of The Golden Girls, but Everyman Theatre’s bold, brave, blisteringly funny play The Revolutionists. Running from December 6th to January 7th, this work from playwright Lauren Gunderson takes audiences on a revolutionary journey about feminism, legacy, and standing up for your beliefs. Told from the point of view of Queen Marie Antoinette, assassin Charlotte […]

Everyman Theatre Brings The Revolutionists to Baltimore

The French Revolution with a feminine Bent Picture it: Paris, 1793. The Reign of Terror rages on as four women search for the right words and actions to ensure their impact on a world full of conflict. No, this is not the History Channel’s latest reincarnation of The Golden Girls, but Everyman Theatre’s bold, brave, blisteringly funny play The Revolutionists. Running from December 6th to January 7th, this work from playwright Lauren Gunderson takes audiences on a revolutionary journey about feminism, legacy, and standing up for your beliefs. Told from the point of view of Queen Marie Antoinette, assassin Charlotte […]

Tinsel Tunes 2017

Leave it to a nice Jewish (bisexual) girl such as Rachael Sage to come up with one of the most delightful holiday recordings of the year. Her five-song EP Joy! (MPress) opens with a reading of “Joy to the World” that is pure Sage, right down to her distinctive phrasing and vocals. A radio mix of the songs also closes the EP. In between, it’s a festival of lights and light pop. The originals, including the lighthearted “Tchatchkes & Latkes” and the beautiful “Hanukkah in the Village,” are among Sage’s most appealing compositions. The disc’s centerpiece, in which  Sage sings […]

BSO Brings Holiday Jingle to New Heights

Putting the scintillating in seasonal Take a break from frantic shopping and stressful travel prep to enjoy the sounds of the season from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Their holiday programming lineup will give you a shot of the holiday spirit and transform the way you hear those classic tunes.

Lost Prayers of Rickey Graves Prompts Conversation On Millennial Gay Teens

In his debut novel, The Lost Prayers of Ricky Graves, author James Han Mattson tackles several complex issues – a gay teen struggling with his sexuality, online relationships, mean spirited teens, small minded folks, and a life-altering tragedy. A dramatic cocktail like this has the potential to be overwhelming, but Mattson skillfully crafts a piece of literature that sparks a conversation about the real and digital world in which we live, rather than condemning it.