Metro Weekly

All posts by Todd Franson

  • Dan Choi Speaks at Courthouse [video]

    Lt. Dan Choi, alongside Capt. James Pietrangelo, speaks outside the D.C. Superior Court after he and Pietrangelo pleaded not guilty to charges of failing to...

  • Leading Light

    Nicholas Rodriguez has toured as the King of the Jews (Jesus, in Jesus Christ Superstar) and appeared on Broadway as the King of the Apes...

  • Trans Awakening

    On Wednesdays, Earline Budd is behind bars. It's usually from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. when the 51-year-old spends her time at the D.C. Department...

  • Unforgettable Sarah Marshall

    There's a funny thing about Sarah Marshall. (That is, something besides the fact that, thanks to a certain movie, a Google search of her name...

  • Batty for Halloween

    (Photo by Todd ''Fresh from the Grave'' Franson ) A time for terror? A chance to play dress-up? A family affair? Halloween can be all...

  • Universal Gear

    With luck, those crunches and culinary restraint have paid off because, like it or not, it's swimsuit season. And Universal Gear, at 1529B 14th St....

  • The Naked Truth

    There are 10 naked men hanging at The DC Center. They are all covering their genitals, part of ''Member,'' a photo exhibit by Baltimore photographer...

  • Servicemembers' Milestone

    It's not every day that you get to shake hands with the president of the United States. So when Alex Nicholson got his moment with...

  • Toro Mata

    Everything in Toro Mata: the Art of Peru is original. That is, of course, with the exception of the of the replica paintings of renowned...

  • Brian Watson

    During his elementary school years, you wouldn't find Brian Watson on the busy playground with the other kids during recess. Instead he preferred to stay...

  • All About Bob

    Bob Mould is busy. On April 7, his new album, Life And Times, will be released. That means it's time for some touring. That's on...

  • Growing Grassroots

    Paquita Wiggins Paquita Wiggins feeds off of adversity. Even before the 31-year-old Chicago native came out as a lesbian, she was advocating for gay equality...

  • Derek

    Reel Affirmations 2008 Review by Todd Franson Rating: (5 out of 5) Saturday, 10/25/2008, 4:00 PM Feature presentation, $10 at Shakespeare Theatre's Harman Center for

  • The Universe of Keith Haring

    Reel Affirmations 2008 Review by Todd Franson Rating: (4 out of 5) Saturday, 10/25/2008, 2:00 PM Feature presentation, $10 at Shakespeare Theatre's Harman Center for the Arts KEITH...

  • From the Top

    When John Flowers and his partner, David Muller, bought a small row house near Dupont Circle, the roof was one of the first projects they...