Metro Weekly

Arts + Entertainment

  • Ways with Words

    A softly lit Carnival mask, dappled in blue-green garden light, adorns the cover of Carolyn Parkhurst's debut novel The Dogs of Babel. Masks -- the...

  • Diamond Life

    Call it a rainbow flag connection, but feast your eyes on these earthly wonders. The Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History's Splendor of Diamonds brings together...

  • Endurance Test

    We call them ''suits. '' You know, the businessmen with the cellular telephones attached permanently to their inner ear, briefcase in hand, rattling off policy...

  • Caught on Tape

    It is a normal human tendency to rewrite our own personal histories as we would like to remember them. Moreover, it is not unusual for...

  • Circuitry

    On the gay film festival circuit, Circuit continually packs theaters with eager audiences wanting a scintillating and incisive look at the party-based, sociological phenomenon of...

  • Annie's Songs

    The arrival of a new Annie Lennox album is a joyous occasion, though joyous is not a word that rolls off the tongue when speaking...

  • Soundwaves

    UPCOMING CDS TO BENEFIT GAY, AIDS CAUSES… Two pop music compilations are set for release to benefit AIDS and gay causes. Capitol Records is unveiling...

  • Sex Hits Six

    Much is made of the explosion of gay and lesbian characters on TV these days: the semi-charming Will & Grace, the potent Six Feet Under,...

  • Ebb's Tide

    ''I thought they made spectacle of themselves, frankly. I thought it was dumb. '' Fred Ebb -- one half of the famed Broadway musical team...

  • Big Green Machine

    The comic book is officially called The Incredible Hulk. The movie is called, simply, Hulk. A wise decision. Because to include the word incredible in...

  • Soundwaves

    CHART WATCH… It's summertime and the sun is finally peeking out from the clouds. That's a good enough reason to get out, get up and...

  • Soundwaves

    THIS WEEKEND, DANCE... You don't have to leave the comforts of your own stereo to enjoy dance music, but this weekend you'll want to. The...

  • Living Inharmonious

    American cities have carried on a love affair with gays and lesbians for much of the past thirty years. It's no secret that cities covet...

  • Singular Senstion

    Tunesmith: Smith as Kleban Chances are you've never heard of Ed Kleban. But after seeing A Class Act, chances are extraordinarily good that you'll never...

  • Sea Worthy

    It's been eight years since Pixar unleashed Toy Story, the first full-length computer animated feature film, on the world, and what a wild, whimsical ride...