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Grand Central Murder

Choo on this old-fashioned murder mystery.


Rod Lott
As a showgirl, Mida King (Patricia Dane, Rio Rita) is likely used to lecherous comments and unwanted advances, but death threats are another story — this story, in fact.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Rev up

Changing hearts and minds one song at a time, Emma’s Revolution keeps fighting the good fight.


Chris Parker
Emma’s Revolution
7 p.m. Saturday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Still urgent

No 'Head Games' at work here: Foreigner works hard to stay relevant. Having all those hit single sure helps.


Joshua Boydston
Foreigner with The Motels
7 p.m. Friday
Lucky Star Casino
7777 N. Highway 81, Concho
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Bear necessities

I Wrestled a Bear Once takes a kitchen-sink approach to its raging mix of alt-metal.


Chris Parker
I Wrestled a Bear Once with Molotov Solution, Glass Cloud and more
6 p.m. Monday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Why so serious?

American Indian artists poke fun at issues and themselves in the annual 'Humor Without Reservations' exhibition.

Visual Arts

Rod Lott
Humor Without Reservations
through May 1
Tribes 131
131 24th Ave. N.W., Norman
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Saucedfest scheduled

Now Sauced doesn't just taste good, but sounds good.


Gazette staff
As if pizza alone weren’t tasty enough, Sauced on Paseo stages Saucedfest, a three-night, 15-act festival of free live music. It begins 6 p.m. Friday at the 2912 Paseo eatery, and continues at 5 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sleeping Beauty

This ain't no princess story.


Rod Lott
Definitely not to be confused with the Disney cartoon — or any adaptation of the fairy tale, for that matter — this Sleeping Beauty is kind of like if you chose one of the masked women from the orgy scene of Eyes Wide Shut, then were told her backstory for 101 minutes.
Monday, April 9, 2012

Up yours, Carrie Bradshaw

HBO's 'Girls' gets going great.

I’m guessing not many saw 2010’s Tiny Furniture, an imperfect but smart and charming comedy that burst Lena Dunham, its star/writer/director, onto the indie-feature scene. On its strength and reception, Dunham scored a series deal at HBO with none other than Judd Apatow (Bridesmaids) producing.

The result, Girls, debuts at 9:30 p.m. Sunday on HBO. It may deal with the lives of four unmarried, 20-something women in New York City, but this is no Sex and the City, and thank the stars above for that. One of its characters, the shy virgin played by Zosia Mamet (daughter of David, and a recurring player on Mad Men), references that once-zeitgeist hit of female wish-fulfillment fantasy with a fawning voice and goo-goo eyes, but the knock at it is unmistakable, and appreciated.

Dunham, writing wise beyond her years and directing just fine, is front and center as Hannah, who, in the pilot, learns her parents (including Bosom Buddies’ Peter Scolari as her noncombative dad) are cutting the cord of financial support. She’s hopeful her publishing internship will turn into a “real” job, but it doesn’t, and her love life fares no more success. Oh, she’s getting laid on a constant basis — it’s just with the most repulsive, uncaring beast a single gal should never get near.

From the first three half-hour episodes I previewed, it’s clear that the politically incorrect comedy already stands on firm footing, confident in its resolute archness. Example: Episode two, titled “Vagina Panic,” finds a plot in throwing a quasi-party for an abortion to be had by Jessa (Tiny Furniture vet Jemima Kirke, the show’s weakest link), so indeed, Girls isn’t for everyone. A skewed sense of humor is a must.

Dunham is in danger of having the entire show stole from under her by Hannah’s bitchy roommate, Marnie (Allison Williams, daughter of NBC News anchor Brian Williams), but hey, isn’t that just like real life? Here’s hoping the remainder of its freshman season are as diabolically winning. —Rod Lott

Hey! Read This:
Bridesmaids movie review
Mad Men: Season Four Blu-ray review
Tiny Furniture movie review

by Rod Lott 04.12.2012 2 years ago
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Rock this

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Oklahoma Gazette invites you to an evening of free psychedelic pop, as Texas-based band Sundress rocks Opolis, 113 in Norman, at 9 p.m. Friday. Also on the bill are Oklahoma’s own The Pretty Black Chains. Admission is free, in case the mention in the first line didn’t sink in. Call 820-0951 or visit


Wednesday, April 18, 2012