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The first time I see Eliza Jane Schneider onstage, I want to be her friend.

October 16, 2013 |

Image by Daren Scott.

(Originally published in the San Diego Reader, October 16, 2013.)

 

The first time I see Eliza Jane Schneider onstage, I want to be her friend.

Or maybe her writing partner, or her personal … Read More

We’re doing arms tonight, FYI.

August 14, 2013 |

(Originally published in the San Diego Reader, August 14, 2013.)

 

In a few minutes, Yoni Baker is going to take off all his clothes.

I will see him naked. I know it. He knows it. The camaraderie … Read More

We spend every dime we have on our costumes

May 8, 2013 |

(Originally published in the San Diego Reader May 8, 2013.)

 

Victoria Markovna sexifies everything. We’re warming up for class with ass-in-the-air pushups, and she encourages us to give ourselves come hither looks in the mirror while we do. … Read More

BACKSTORY: My New Best Burlesque Lady Friends

May 7, 2013 |

After starting several opening paragraphs for this post, it occurred to me that most who visit will care less about what I have to say than they will about getting a peek at the dancing ladies. And so I’ll jump … Read More

BACKSTORY: The World of Alpacas, Wool, and Weaving

April 23, 2013 |

I love my job. Until I started working as a journalist, writing was a way for me to make sense of the world and my place in it.  As an emotion-centric person, I tend to feel my way through life. … Read More

BACKSTORY: Temporary TV Fame

February 12, 2013 |

My friend Dave has been a music journalist since the beginning of time, and every time I talk to him, he reminds me that things aren’t the way they used to be. Last summer, he hinted that he had something … Read More

BACKSTORY: Andrea Steorts

January 31, 2013 | 2

When I first contacted Andrea Steorts for a story on local Kickstarter campaigns, she was approximately $1000 away from her $6000 goal. By the time we met in person a few days later, she was $765 over and was giddy with … Read More

Retro Rumble

October 31, 2012 |

(Originally published in the San Diego Reader October 31, 2012.)

Remember the rumble scene in The Outsiders (the movie based on the novel by S.E. Hinton), when the Greasers and the Socs let loose on each other in that … Read More

I try to never wear the same thing twice

April 4, 2012 |

(Originally published in the San Diego Reader December 26, 2012)

The first day I meet Kenny King, his nipples show through a short-sleeved white button-up. So does a tattoo across his belly that reads “KING.” Oddly, the see-through shirt isn’t … Read More

Pride and Prejudice: Milk Like Sugar at the La Jolla Playhouse

November 22, 2011 |

(Originally published in the San Diego Reader November 22, 2011.)

Playwright Kirsten Greenidge does not use the restroom during intermission when her plays are performed. “I get so wary about what I’m going to overhear,” she admits. “You have … Read More