Monthly Archives: March 2013

(Severed) Hands Across America: Keegan’s A Behanding in Spokane and Studio’s 4,000 Miles, reviewed.

The Broadway cast of "A Behanding in Spokane" in 2010.

The Broadway cast of “A Behanding in Spokane” in 2010: Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Zoe Kazan, Anthony Mackie.

In this week’s Washington City Paper, I review the local premiere of Martin McDonagh’s A Behanding in Spokane and reminisce uncomfortably about the show’s 2010 Broadway debut, which I saw twice on my way to the realization that I don’t like the play very much. I also review Studio Theatre’s terrific production of Amy Herzog’s sublime 4,000 Miles. Read all about it.

Sound as Fury: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds at Strathmore


Reviewed for DCist, just like I used to do.

I dug the show, but the really memorable part of the evening was the sad but soul-nourishing conversation I had with the great and good Dave McKenna (who was there in house right Row J next to me, reviewing for the Post, like I also used to do) afterwards. Dave was kind enough to give me a lift home after the show. We talked about how bad things have gotten for anyone trying to earn a living from writing. “Next time we’ll talk boxing,” he promised.