Into The Future: Z.P.G.

As a society, we were far more concerned about overpopulation of the planet during the 70s than we are now. The publication of Paul Ehrlich’s incendiary bestseller “The Population Bomb” in 1968 is a big reason for the paradigm shift, but it was Hollywood that provided us with the visuals, in lurid detail. Popular sci-fi…… Continue reading Into The Future: Z.P.G.

Beastly Desires

Outrageous. That’s the best word I can think of to describe what has to be the most original pseudo-biopic ever committed to celluloid – the 1989 French film, Marquis. In this instance, the worthy depicted is the Marquis De Sade. What makes the film truly interesting is the fact that the characters portrayed, including the…… Continue reading Beastly Desires

Back To The Other Future

Okay, let’s talk about movies. I love movies. I love making movies and I love, even more, watching movies. I’m a dyed-in-the-wool cinephiliac. In fact, the weirder and more off-beat the better, as far as I’m concerned. Which is why I can’t begin to tell you how excited I was to discover that Netflix had…… Continue reading Back To The Other Future

The Sacred And The Profane

I’ve seen a few plays this season, staged at the venerable, time-honored locations, but none have had the visceral punch that The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot, staged by the little troupe that could, Dona Ana Repertory Theater, leveled at its audience last night. A well-deserved standing ovation capped what had to be the most…… Continue reading The Sacred And The Profane

April Showers

I don’t believe in glory days. Or, rather, I don’t believe in the recognized usage of the term. Over time, it has become my belief that every day has the potential to be a glory day. Sure, some days are better than others, but for the most part, 16 hours is plenty of time to…… Continue reading April Showers

A Passion That Soars

There is something momentous and magical taking place in southern New Mexico’s theater community: a growing sensibility that professionalism and uncommon stagecraft is not out of reach. Las Cruces may not have the deep pockets and wide community appeal of other metropolitan regions, but it does have an enormously capable pool of talent to draw…… Continue reading A Passion That Soars

Forest Retreat

Forest for the trees time, boys and girls. It’s been a while since I pulled back from the minutia of every day life to study the bigger picture. Gotta do that every once in a while. Good for the perspective. Especially when I start feeling a little root bound. For me, right now, minutia means…… Continue reading Forest Retreat