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It would be humble of me to say that I am still learning my craft. It would be humble – but untrue. Because I think I know quite a lot about my craft: the craft of acting. Benedict Cumberbatch said to me recently, "I don't know how the fuck you do it." It got me to thinking, "How the fuck do I do it?" I duly analysed my secrets of successful thespianship and present them to you here.
Be good at acting
Although largely forgotten now, the Jamaican actor Bennet Carnival was probably the finest Othello I've ever seen (excluding Lenny Henry). One of the original Windrush immigrants, Bennet had it tough when he first came to London at the age of 65. No sooner »
For the last couple of months in The Daily Briefs, I’ve been counting down my list of the top 40 horror movies of the 80′s, and now it’s time to unveil #1. But first, here’s a look back at #40 – 2.
Thank you for all of your comments, and I hope I triggered some fun memories. But now it’s your turn! What are your favorite horror films from that bygone era? Do you prefer the Jason franchise, or Freddy? Any obscurities you think should be more well known? Let’s see your lists!
39. Visiting Hours
38. The Boogens
37. Blood Beach
36. New Year’s Evil
35. The Beast Within
33. I, Madman
Director Tibor Takacs followed up his surprise hit The Gate with this sadly overlooked, well-crafted slasher, written by David Chaskin (who wrote A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddie’s Revenge). Sadly, there’s no gay subtext in this one, »
Why I’m Boycotting Russian Vodka, by Dan Savage.
And Stoli Responds.
Speaking of Russia, this is horrifying and infuriating.
Today in Gay History: Rock Hudson announces he has AIDS. Here’s a news report about his “mystery illness,” just before his disclosure.
Here’s the new ad for David Beckham’s Classic
Here’s the latest Where The Bears Are
Harvey Fierstein discuss Russia’s antigay laws with Lawrence O’Donell.
NewNowNext has an interview with Rodiney about his 2014 Calendar
And here’s The Weekly ShoutOUT™. Each week we’re going to focus on one out athlete/performer and feature a daily pic and career timeline. We’ll be showcasing the big names, »
Five Weapons # 1
Written and illustrated by Jimmie Robinson
Colors by Pat Little
Published by Shadowline Comics
One of these days people are going to run out of ideas for fictional schools with a “whacky” twist. We’ve done stories about schools for ninjas, wizards, superheroes. Once someone creates a piece of fiction about the crazy hi-jinx at a secret school for training the world’s best arm-chair repair men it’s safe to say we’ll have hit the saturation point. Though it will be interesting to see how Billy Baskins overcomes lord Reclimus and the Lazy Boy of Sorrows.
But anyway, “Five Weapons”, then.
“Five Weapons” is a new comic out by Image’s “Shadowline” imprint about (Drumroll) a secret, elite school for the children of assassins. Once enrolled children have to pick one of the school’s five weapons clubs and stick with it, because the best thing »
- Thomas O'Connor
4 items from 2013
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