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FOUND: What makes Amy Ray smile

Back in 2012 I posted about Amy Ray’s performance at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ and noted that while she was terrific, as ever, she was also characteristically scowly, so much so, in fact, that I posted a challenge, offering $50 to anyone who could get photo or video of Amy Ray smiling and/or giggling. My proviso was […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Queer Anxiety of Whiplash

The film Whiplash by Damien Chazelle, is based loosely on his experiences in the Princeton High School Studio Band. The film’s protagonist is Andrew, played by Miles Teller, a gifted young drummer at a fictional music conservatory in New York. His mentor and nemesis is his Studio Band conductor, Terence Fletcher, played by JK Simmons, who won the Best […]

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