Interview with FROZEN RIVER Director Courtney Hunt

Reprinted From the Independent Weekly.  A longer transcript of this interview will appear on this site at a later date.   Trianglewide Frozen River Local Art Houses—For her first feature film, writer/ director Courtney Hunt chose to highlight a class of Americans who are often ignored in cinema—the working poor. “I’m interested in people who […]

Theater Review: The Servant of Two Masters

Reprinted from the Independent Weekly 27 AUG 2008  •  by Zack Smith The Servant of Two Masters Deep Dish Theater Through Sept. 13 Commedia dell’arte is one of the most influential forms of stage comedy, but be forewarned—anyone who’s complained about the two-hour-plus running times of Judd Apatow’s comedies has never sat through an 18th-century […]

Theater Review: Gods of Autumn

Reprinted from the Independent Weekly Gods of Autumn Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy Kennedy Theater; Progress Energy Center Through Aug. 31 With a script and direction from Tony winner Jack Murphy and another Tony winner, Jarrod Emick, in the lead role, a certain amount of excitement swirled around Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy’s […]

Dwight MacPherson on M-THEORY and EDGAR ALLAN POO

Catching Up with Dwight MacPherson – M-Theory and More By Zack Smith Dwight L. MacPherson has established himself as a prolific creator, with multiple new graphic novels and miniseries in 2008 alone. August sees the release of the second volume of his dark fantasy series, from Image, The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo, along […]

Guy Davis on THE MARQUIS

Guy Davis – Talking About The Marquis and More By Zack Smith An artist’s artist, Guy Davis’ detailed, atmospheric work has adorned many acclaimed projects, including Sandman Mystery Theatre, Baker Street, The Nevermen and of course his long run as artist on BPRD at Dark Horse. But many fans consider his best work on his […]

Perry Moore on HERO, Part II

Perry Moore: Looking at the Gay Hero Landscape By Zack Smith On Monday , we started our conversation with Perry Moore, author of Hero and Producer of the Narnia films for Walden Media. In that installment, we spoke of Hero and its protagonist, Thom Creed, a gay teenage hero. This time, Moore shares some of […]

P. Craig Russell on Coraline

P. Craig Russell – Adapting Coraline and More By Zack Smith It’s hard to think of a genre that P. Craig Russell hasn’t interpreted in comics. From Oscar Wilde’s fairy tales to Mozart’s operas to Michael Moorecock’s tales of Elric, Russell’s unique combination of prose and pictures has made him one of the most popular […]

Perry Moore on HERO, Part One

Comics Perry Moore – On Hero and Working with Stan Lee By Zack Smith posted: 2008-08-18 10:34:00 ET At the San Diego Comic-Con this year, Perry Moore stunned comic fans when Stan Lee himself showed up at a panel on gays in comics to announce he and Moore were working to adapt Moore’s young adult […]

Inteview with Randy Jones of the Village People

Reprinted from the Independent Weekly 13 AUG 2008   What the Frock Photo Courtesy of Carolina Theatre Durham North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Carolina Theatre—Though he was the only one of the Village People to actually live in Greenwich Village, Randy (“the cowboy”) Jones was born in Raleigh, attended Enloe High and UNC-Chapel […]

Interview with AMERICAN TEEN Director Nanette Burstein

Reprinted from the Independent Weekly 13 AUG 2008   Trianglewide American Teen Art Houses—Nanette Burstein doesn’t remember high school fondly. “I struggled socially, I struggled with my parents … it was not a fun time. But it was a formative time, and it played a big role in who I became.”  Who she became was […]