Leslie Jordan, actor and internet sensation, dies at 67

Leslie Jordan, actor and internet sensation, dies at 67

Comment on this story Comment Actor Leslie Jordan died Monday in Los Angeles, according to his agent. Jordan was reportedly in a car accident, though his cause of death was not confirmed. He was 67 years old. While known in recent years for appearing in the television series “American Horror Story,” “Will & Grace” and … Read more

On-screen and off, men are subjects, women are objects

On-screen and off, men are subjects, women are objects

Comment on this story Comment TTwenty years ago, filmmaker Nina Menkes began to deliver a lecture as a member of the film faculty at the California Institute of the Arts, exploring a hypothesis she had long held instinctively but had only recently begun to flesh out in earnest. Her talk posited that the way most … Read more

Review | With a no-nonsense ‘Il trovatore,’ WNO comes back with a vengeance

Review | With a no-nonsense ‘Il trovatore,’ WNO comes back with a vengeance

Comment on this story Comment The Washington National Opera opened its fall season Saturday night with a no-nonsense “Il trovatore,” directed with elegant restraint and whistle-cleanliness by Brenna Corner. A collectively splendid cast allows marvelous singing to tell the tale, with scarcely a frill to be found. Indeed, Biscay and Aragon have never seemed so … Read more

Review | In Olney’s ‘Dance Nation,’ the exuberance and pitfalls of adolescence

Review | In Olney’s ‘Dance Nation,’ the exuberance and pitfalls of adolescence

Comment on this story Comment The Ohio middle-schoolers of Clare Barron’s “Dance Nation” don’t take their art lightly. “I want to heal the world through dance,” they chant to rev themselves up for one of their competitive-dance-team routines. They yearn for their hoofin’ to somehow eliminate racism, end pet homelessness and cure cancer. Getting to … Read more