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Top 5 Performances from the Whitney Houston DIVAS Concert That May Never Be

  • By Bryce J. Renninger
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  • August 6, 2012 3:40 PM
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Earlier today, an image started circling the Internet. On it was a list of the songs its poster professed to be on the VH1 Divas Live Tribute to Whitney Houston. A number of things don't exactly make sense on the preliminary setlist. Why is Kelly Clarkson singing two of her own songs, when no one else gets more than one? Will anyone care about Carly Rae Jepsen in December? Won't P!nk and Nicki Minaj have new singles to peddle by then? The producers of "Sparkle" wouldn't use this as an opportunity to bring out Houston's able-voiced co-star Jordin Sparks? Why is "The Bodyguard" soundtrack so heavily represented?

Dan Fishback's Madonna & Britney Early Twentieth Century Russian Émigré Musical Comedy Is Unmissable

  • By Bryce J. Renninger
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  • July 17, 2012 1:09 PM
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There are two huge, delightful surprises in Dan Fishback's new play "The Material World," playing Fridays and Saturdays all July at Dixon Place's HOT! Festival for queer performance. One is that the play, which has an anachronistic set-up at the heart of its absurdist drama treats those anachronisms (Madonna, Britney Spears, a cyber-activist all are renters in the house of a family who left Russia during the pogroms) exquisitely. More on that later.

Dirty Looks: On Location Proves There Are Never Enough (Queer) Film and Video Festivals in New York

  • By Bryce J. Renninger
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  • June 19, 2012 5:00 PM
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Many large metropoles attract hundreds of film festivals. Cities like New York City and Toronto are inundated with film festivals. Surely some of these festivals are less than exciting; many exist simply to provide a venue for those films that can't find another venue.

Carly Rae Jepsen is the Third Stage in the Miley Cyrus-Lady Gaga Virus Infecting Masculinity

  • By Bryce J. Renninger
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  • May 24, 2012 3:21 PM
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In the face of a masculinity crisis (not that again!) that is now being led by Adam Carolla with his book "In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks" and Morgan Spurlock with his new film "Mansome," several men and women, are unabashedly redefining the masculine, all with a few choice kernels of pop music.  If you've tapped your toes to the retro-pop megahit "Call Me Maybe" and have noticed your masculine peers tapping along with you, I'd like to propose to you a historical analysis of how they got there:

Get Into My Head: Thoughts I Had While Watching James Franco in 'Francophrenia'

  • By Bryce J. Renninger
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  • April 26, 2012 12:38 AM
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If you have the chance to see James Franco's new film (co-directed by Franco and Ian Olds), "Francophrenia (or: Don't Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is") at this week's Tribeca Film Festival, please do...So long as you don't think you'd mind staring at Franco, mostly silent, pensive, with a running voiceover of his inner thoughts while shooting the finale to his infamous run on "General Hospital."  If you're up for it, there's still three screenings left.

Tribeca Docs Paint a Too-Often Sad State of Affairs for the US

  • By Bryce J. Renninger
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  • April 23, 2012 6:43 PM
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After several decades of the Reagan-Bush-Palin-Santorum circus in town, perhaps we don't need to be reminded of how silly this country can be. But a group of documentaries at the Tribeca Film Festival are exploring this funny land in a number of ways:

Introducing "Lost Boy" Bryce J. Renninger

  • By Bryce J. Renninger
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  • April 17, 2012 1:55 PM
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Hello world.  I'm Bryce.  After three years as a writer for Indiewire, it was time for me to branch out and start saying what's really on my mind.  Alas, here I am as a Lost Boy. 

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