Robrt L. Pela
13 days ago | Theater
The horror of Nearly Naked Theatre's Monster has nothing to do with the macabre action of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the story on which this play is based. It hasn't anything to do with the inferior production, the sluggish acting, the slow and ...
13 days ago | Film and TV
I never shopped at Tower Records, the global retail chain whose story is told in actor Colin Hanks' new documentary, All Things Must Pass. My neighborhood record shop, a half-block from my childhood home, was a locally owned chain store called Hol...
1 month ago | Chow Bella
I have endured the popularity of the gastropub. I have smiled through clenched teeth at the new trend in slaws. I've remained silent while tacos have taken over nearly every menu; while food trucks continue to blot the horizon and chefs boast abou...
2 months ago | Curtains
Frank Higgins' The Taste Test is a smartly written, talky play about power struggle and betrayal. Its snappy dialogue and brittle undertones require a strong cast and tight direction to sell finer points and to keep the story moving. Unfortunately...
2 months ago | Cafe Reviews
It's easy to wax nostalgic about shuttered restaurants, particularly in our town, and especially lately. We've recently lost the pleasures of a patty melt at Mary Coyle Ice Cream, the down-home charms of Bill Johnson's Big Apple, the steakhouse tr...