December 23, 2012 |
Ever get one of those text messages from the guy or girl you're crushing on, and it drives you crazy trying to figure it out? Of course you have. In the interest of promoting a greater dating dialogue, RedEye asked two singles to help out each other - and the dating public at large. Dana Moran and Stephen Markley swapped nine text messages they've received from the opposite sex and volunteered to translate the subtext of the other person's texts on behalf of his or her gender. We've done this exercise once before, and we're doing it again!
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...
December 5, 2013 |
*1/2 (out of four) When setting a love story in a war-torn environment, it's nice to actually recognize the who, what and why of the conflict -- not just treat it like an inconvenience to personal happiness. In the flashbacks of "Twice Born," lovely Italian Gemma (Penelope Cruz) meets lively American Diego (Emile Hirsch) in Bosnia. The attraction is instant. She thinks this 23-year-old photographer is too young for her; he'd be foolish to let her halfhearted doubts stop him, so he doesn't.
November 15, 2012 |
Ever get one of those text messages from the guy or girl you're crushing on, and it drives you crazy trying to figure it out? Of course you have. ; ) (Sorry, couldn't resist the cryptic emoticon.) In the interest of promoting a greater dating dialogue, RedEye asked two of our single columnists to help out each other - and the dating public at large. Jen Kim and Anthony Roberts swapped 10 text messages they've received from the opposite sex and volunteered to translate the subtext of the other person's texts on behalf of his or her gender.
March 27, 2013 |
Once in a while, a movie slips under your radar. For about, oh, 20 years. In 'Big-screen blind spot,' we sit down with those 'classic' movies everybody but us has seen and give them the nostalgia critic treatment. Confession: Until last night, I had never seen “Lost In Translation,” the Sophia Coppola-helmed Bill Murray/Scarlett Johansson vehicle about loneliness, longing and Japan. Had I watched it in 2003 at the age of 18: As a freshman in college, my key focuses were consuming alarming amounts of Southern...
September 17, 2013 |
As they begin Season 3 of "Key & Peele" ( 9:30 p.m. CT Wednesday, Sept. 18, Comedy Central; 3 stars out of 4 ), comics Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele need to focus on new material. It's not that fan favorite characters such as President Obama's Anger Translator and Mr. Garvey the substitute teacher don't still bring the laughs, but the new sketches involving these characters don't necessarily expand the joke like a new sketch involving football players Hingle McCringleberry and Ozamataz Buckshank, who rap with their...