Feb 12 karion commented on Five Stranger Writers Share Memorable, Love-Smothered Meals.
Jen, Sydney, and Sarah - truly fantastic writing.
Jan 20 karion commented on The Richy Awards Have Just Been Announced!.
I saw Motherfucker in the Hat on Saturday and v. strongly agree on Moises. He was the right amount of acid and sweetness in an otherwise heavy dish of a play. I also strongly agree with your assessment on Galan's performance, which approached Vincent D'Onofrio levels of overacting.

But I strongly disagree with you on Anna Lamadrid. Next to Moises, she was the highlight. Your review called her static, and I found her performance anything but. It was as nuanced as Galan's was over the top, and it somehow saved the show, at least for me.
May 17, 2015 karion commented on A Unique Look at Beach Boy Brian Wilson and Other Weekend Options.
I enjoyed the hell out of Seoul Searching, despite its three or four clunky scenes, but I am a John Hughes fan girl and geeked out at the references.

Results was good, not great. It didn't help that I saw it right after Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, which was so magnificent that anything that followed it would have been merely meh.

For Grace was so deeply moving and insightful. It will stay with me for the rest of the fest.
Dec 4, 2014 karion commented on SL Letter of the Day: Two Graves, One Book.
It is fascinating that you think you know this man better than his wife of 15 years. Despite never having lived with him, never sharing finances and money matters with him, and never having parented alongside him.

Dan's advice is far more elegant and measured than needed.
Sep 2, 2014 karion commented on A Noodle (Ranch) Emergency.
Singapore noodles at HoHo Seafood in the ID are the bees' knees.
Jul 24, 2014 karion commented on Emerald Queen Casino Cancels Upcoming Ted Nugent Shows.
Nothing I like more than free market speech.
Jun 27, 2014 karion commented on What Are You Doing This Weekend? Stranger Critics Answer the Question.
Just saw the Esposito/Roy show and both killed. Terrible crowd at Parlor Live - small and weird - but they made it work.

Nico Santos was a terrific surprise. Fantastic delivery. And Manny, the host of Parlor Live Seattle, is hot and funny.
Jun 9, 2014 karion commented on That's a Wrap: SIFF Concludes with Quincy Jones, Chris Messina, and Some Cool Shoes.
I dug Frank quite a bit. I also loved Alex of Venice and was more than a little dazzled by Messina's style. I thought the closing night's The One I Love was utterly unexpected and terrific.

I also fell madly in love for the Brazilian film How He Looks.
May 9, 2014 karion commented on Behold! The Greatest Cookie You Will Ever Eat!.
Megan, have you had the cream puffs at Beard Papa's at Uwajimaya? Totally different texture, to be sure, but I have a feeling they would still hit your sweet spot.
Apr 30, 2014 karion commented on SL Letter of the Day: The Erotic Power of a Troublesome Word.
@10 - that is probably the funniest thing I will read on the internet this week.

The problem with the n-word isn't the degradation, as Dan points out. It is that the n-word also evokes the profound shame many white folks have in the history of our (white people) use of that word. I don't know if any other slur carries with it the depth of shame quite like the n-word. Faggot comes close, I guess, but it still isn't the n-word.

I couldn't do it. I mean, I could say it, but I couldn't sell it, and the selling of it is the turn on anyway.