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Interesting Play This Weekend at Off The Wall Theater

UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL January 29, 30 & 31, 2015 @ 8:00 pm Written by: Glen Berger Directed by: Cameron Knight and Randy Kovitz With: Randy Kovitz (The Librarian) Originally staged in Pittsburgh by 12 Peers Theater  Underneath The Lintel is continuing it’s Pittsburgh run in off the WALL’s Repertory program. An unnamed Dutch librarian — whom
Category: Culture

Jessica Fletcher Is My Spirit Guide?

Yesterday was exhausting. I feel like my brain melted, leaving me incapable of composing coherent sentences. And, as has been historically been the case, this leaves me unable to engage my allies. I feel frustrated because I know that we are talking past one another and yet I can’t find that one well-crafted phrase to
Category: Activism

Erie is the 7th Queerest City in the US According to The Advocate

Satire Warning. This is not, I repeat this is not a statistically accurate analysis of queer friendliness. It is, however, an interesting glimpse at some non-traditional locations in the nation. You may have noticed in previous years that some local LGBTQ groups in Pittsburgh were ecstatic about our ranking among the “LGBT Friendliest Cities” in
Category: Culture

Win Tickets to Two Off The Wall Theater Holiday Productions

Off The Wall Theater has taken the holidays by storm with two distinct productions running simultaneously. And you can win passes right here. The theme of female empowerment rules in both productions. The play OR, tells the story of Aphra Behn:  poet, spy, and one of the world’s first professional female playwrights.  Set in Restoration
Category: Culture

Enter For a Chance To Win an Annie Prize Pack

I loved the 1982 film version of Annie – I was 11 years old and watched it dozens of times when it hit cable. It was so romantic to a preteen in the way that singing orphans in a Depression Era setting can only be. I was enchanted by the old-timeyness of it, the songs,
Category: Culture

Update On My Pgh Holiday Things To Do

In early November, I published a list of holiday things that I’d like to do this year. My plans were unexpectedly derailed when I learned that my 13 year-old dog has cancer. In fact, just today he had surgery to remove the growth and will spend the next two weeks recuperating. So my holiday things-to-do
Category: Culture

UPDATED Help LGBTQ Seniors in Pgh During the Holidays With a Holiday Card

An off-hand comment on Facebook brought to light a true need in our community – LGBTQ elders who are alone during the holidays. Kathi Boyle, coordinator of older adult services for the Persad Center, is part of a national group called SAGE, Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders has asked me to share that there
Category: Activism

Here’s a Video of Our Door

I can’t think of anything to blog about today. My mind is reeling between topics including the #BlackLivesMatter protests and the disclosure about Rolling Stone’s botched story on sexual assault. I’m also coping with some minor home renovations and – toughest of all – the looming surgery my 13 year old dog will have on
Category: Environment