Metro Weekly

All posts by Todd Franson

  • Heartfelt

    Playing Ned and Felix, the two lovers at the center of The Normal Heart, Patrick Breen and Luke Macfarlane have come to D.C.'s Arena Stage...

  • Poolside View

    (Photo by Julian Vankim)} AFTER A WINTER'S worth of work hitting the gym, counting calories and achieving that shape, you can indulge with a little...

  • An Outing — Or Not

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry's ''Strong'' presidential primary advertisement, which has more than...

  • The Ambassador of Out

    James Hormel fits the role of a statesman well. Turning 79 next month, the former U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg is actively engaged in national LGBT...

  • The Obsession of Holland Taylor

    Holland Taylor is obsessed. Not with image, or awards, or even celebrity. She's obsessed with the late governor of Texas, Ann Richards. Coming to the...

  • Frank Remembrance

    It's difficult to watch someone with whom you've had close contact over the years, someone whom you admire, visibly edge toward life's finish line. But...

  • The Rules of Warcraft

    He doesn't care about fantasy themes or the storyline behind World of Warcraft -- for Mike Larson, it's the social aspect of the game, the...

  • Justice for All

    On March 26, 2003, Paul Smith argued to the United States Supreme Court that the justices should declare sodomy laws unconstitutional under the U.S. Constitution...

  • True Sage

    Caleb Laieski is determined. On Wednesday night, June 1, Laieski sat at a Dupont Circle coffee shop reviewing the day's meetings. It would have been...

  • Puppet Masters

    Brent Michael DiRoma is standing in the middle of the lobby of the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Lansburgh Theatre as a small crew of Metro Weekly...

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    If you're a straight actor playing gay, who better to instruct you than your own gay twin brother? Perhaps no one, though don't expect him...

  • Amy Loudermilk

    Next Generation Awards 2010 By the time she was 10, Amy Loudermilk knew that phoning her best friend and getting a busy signal meant one...

  • Hyacinth Alvaran

    The Next Generation Awards 2010 Hyacinth Alvaran's story may have started in the Philippines, but her story is being told most forcefully in here in...

  • Brian Watson

    The 2009 Next Generation Awards: Where Are They Now? Over the past year, Brian Watson has cut back on some of his local advocacy --...

  • Eboné Bell

    The 2009 Next Generation Awards: Where Are They Now? It's been nearly a year and a half since Eboné Bell quit her day job to...