January 8, 2014 |
Looking for love this year? Or at least a date? You may get online to help you check off that New Year's resolution of finding a mate. The real question is will you get a message from that potential special someone? Well, dating site Plenty of Fish said that depends on a number of factors including age, education, and income among others. This month, the site said it processed 1.8 million messages over seven days from heterosexual users in the U.S. ages 25 to 35 to describe the most desirable men and women in 2014.
September 26, 2013 |
** (out of four) Perhaps the molasses-slow, mockumentary-ish “Computer Chess” will connect with a small but rabid community. The critical buzz for writer-director Andrew Bujalski's (“Beeswax”) latest suggests as much. Thing is, great films about niche societies - like the spectacular doc “The King of Kong” - open up their worlds to a broader audience. That doesn't mean pandering; it means translating what makes their subjects special. In his black-and-white, early '80s-set look at a chess tournament and a group of men...
July 10, 2013 |
As a gay man, I receive a lot of text messages from other gay men. And as a gay man, I also receive a surprising number of text messages from straight men. So after many years of receiving these texts, I have become something of an expert in translating underlying meanings and messages. (Not that I'm alone here. Many gay men possess this same skill set. It's one of the things you learn from all those years in the closet, right along with how to dress and make a souffle.) So without further ado, here are my attempts to decipher the true meanings...
May 16, 2013 |
The CW presented its 2013-14 TV schedule Thursday, adding five new dramas that keep to the network's focus on teens, heroes, vampires and the Amell family. The network previously announced “The Vampire Diaries” spinoff, “The Originals.” On Thursday it introduced “Reign,” the story of a teenage Mary, Queen of Scots, as well as “The Tomorrow People,” a super-hero story starring Robbie Amell, cousin of Stephen Amell, star of the CW's breakout show of the current season, “Arrow.” “Arrow” and “Tomorrow...
April 21, 2013 |
To the men of Chicago: Stop texting women! I know, calling a girl sounds more terrifying than getting a prostate exam from Carrot Top. And for the half of you who aren't afraid but simply lazy, fine. But it's time for change. Today, I urge girls everywhere to embrace the hashtag #girlsagainsttexting. This is not a joke or a suggestion. This is an order. We as a gender must reclaim the power that technology has stolen from us. I want this hashtag trending until every man in Chicago realizes we no longer will put up with the communication equivalent of wearing...
January 3, 2013 |
*** (out of four) As judges and opposing attorneys flaunt their biases during frustrating courtroom proceedings, Rudy (Alan Cumming) exclaims, “Just because we are different does not make us bad parents.” Rudy and his boyfriend, Paul (Garret Dillahunt), are trying to claim custody of Marco (Isaac Leyva), a teenager who happens to have Down syndrome and essentially as abandoned by his junkie mother (Jamie Anne Allman of “The Killing”). Inspired by a true story, the Chicago...