By John Bear
Haiku is fun. The haiku contests at the Alibi are a big hit (look for the 2011 edition in September). It's a chance to show off one's 5-7-5 chops. Until then, why not give villanelle a try?
Aux Dog Theatre
Othello bodes well for Aux Dog
By Christie Chisholm
Aux Dog’s fifth season, called Life and Chances, vows to set a new course for the theater. If its most recent production, Othello, is any indication, that course is a damn fine one.
Rolling Stone writer compiles greatest hits (and misses)
Review by John Bear
Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead is not only a mostly true statement (it worked for Michael Jackson, maybe not as much for Hitler) but also a new book from journalist Neil Strauss.
It reads like the inner workings of a celebrity reporter's mind.
OutSpoken Queer Poetry
By Monica Schmitt
The slam is open to self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and queer-questioning poets. Featuring Queer Xicana poet, Tannia Esparza. Hosted by Erin Northern.