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Reality…What a Concept

On Sunday I finished reading the David Itzkoff’s, Robin, his biography of Robin Williams. I’ve always been a fan of Hollywood true stories, but they’re usually books about the Golden Age of Hollywood, like The Divine Feud, A Cast of … Continue reading

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Tears in Rain: Blade Runner (1982) from a queer perspective

Anyone who is a fan of original the Blade Runner is familiar with its history: It was box office flop when it was released in 1982 and  got a second life when it was released on video—one of the first … Continue reading

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Is “BPM: Beats Per Minute” the AIDS epic we’ve been waiting for?

On Monday night I saw the French film, BPM: Beats Per Minute, at the Vancouver International Film Festival. The story follows the members of the Paris chapter of ACT-UP in the early nineties. At the time the film takes place, … Continue reading

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That thing I didn’t do in Toronto

Visiting Toronto always feels like I’m watching a home movie about my life. Toronto was the first city I lived in on my own after I left home. It’s been nearly 30 years since I moved to Vancouver, but whenever … Continue reading

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Old Friends: Revisiting Armistead Maupin and the Tales of the City.

On Friday I saw the new Armistead Maupin documentary, The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin. The movie is basically a love letter to Armistead Maupin and the Tales of the City. I liked the film, even though there were moments … Continue reading

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Once More with Feeling: Re-reading 28 Barbary Lane

28 Barbary Lane: “Tales of the City” Books 1-3 by Armistead Maupin My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve bought and read these books. Tales of the City stills stands as one of my … Continue reading

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Back to my Roots: All the books I’ve loved before

A couple of weeks ago I saw a great musical by  the local playwright, Dave Deveau, called the Elbow Room: The Musical, about the Davie Street breakfast spot that is an institution in Vancouver’s gay community. I’m sucker for stories … Continue reading

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