The walls ooze with sex, bleeding hearts, birds of prey, snakes and skulls. This is the patchwork visual assemblage—comprised of more than 150 pieces by 20-plus artists—that's transformed Downtown's Boro Gallery into a mind-bending hall of tattoo culture.
Desert Rose’s Durang series struggles to pin down a prickly playwright
By Leigh Hile
There are certain playwrights whose brilliance is transcendent. When it comes to staging one of their plays, the selection, venue or even language doesn’t matter. Factors like the director, artistry of the set design or budget size—these may change or even heighten the experience, but no matter the circumstances, the power of the play will shine through. Christopher Durang is not one of these playwrights.
Carnal island tale gives new meaning to “coming of age”
Review by Sam Adams
On the Island
Yep, I just spent my weekend reading a soft-core novel about a 30-year-old school teacher and a 16-year-old recovering cancer patient who get stranded on a desert island and end up fucking each other and killing a shark. But there's a reason why Tracey Garvis Graves' initially self-published On the Island has gained a huge following, and it goes beyond the outward appearance of a Mitch Albom-style tale of star-crossed pedophilia.