Fathers Fashion Rituals For Sons’ Coming of Age

From births to weddings to funerals, people who have rejected religious tradition face the problem of how to mark life’s major milestones.

Parking Permit Plan

Parking issues topped the agenda of the meeting the city General Hospital staff members met with neighbors of the facility at the Carr Auditorium on the GH campus.

Yes on Props For Schools and Libraries

For those city residents still debating over the wisdom of Prop. C on the City ballot — the library funding measure — a glance at a recent Library Commission agendas might just be what it takes for a change of mind.

It’s all about Bleach

In the description of talent, movies, and other things performative, critics are often reduced to describing the thing reviewed as the progeny of two already known—and popularized—entities. It’s reminiscent of the shtick on Conan O’Brien where he combines the faces of the famous, and sometimes the infamous, into an absurd baby pic that would result from such a tryst. The love child of Saddam Hussein and Martha Stewart- a strange looking kid who resides in a preciously decorated cave. It is the ultimate postmodern formula for publicity- marry two pop-cultural known to describe the next new thing.
Now we have Jerome Johnson, whose curriculum vitae makes him stand out as accomplished even without the benefit of being a cross between. Johnson has had previously successful one-man shows and has written in myriad formats— about fashion, in the Men’s Fashion of the Times Magazine Section, a love advice column in Out Magazine, and horoscopes for Word. Com. In addition to being a genre-crossover, he has also contributed to NY Magazine, the NY Observer and The Village Voice.
All this aside, of whom is he the postmodern love child? Well according to Entertainment Weekly, Jerome Johnson is a cross between Derek Stone and Helen Brook. Which is better, one supposes, than being a cross between a turkey and a kangaroo.
His current show Bleach, will give him a chance to define his own distinct style and wit for us, as it utilizes monologue, vignettes, dances, and rants to take on our over-designed, over-marketed lives. With this as his theme, perhaps he would appreciate the irony of his own marketing. To see exactly what Jerome Johnson is a composite of check out Bleach, through the next month at Theatre Butterfly, 2823 6th Street. Tickets are $15-25 and can be purchased by calling to the ticket office.

City Friends Formed To Help Fund Projects

For over 90 years the City Friendly Neighborhood House has provided services to people in need. Young men and women have been kept in school and away from drugs and crime with the help of innovative “Nabe” programs. Whether it’s summer jobs, senior lunches, programs for the developmentally disabled, meeting space for community groups, or recreational activities in the gym, the Nabe has it.

Local Association Deplores Hospital Bond Measure Set for Ballot

With a unanimous vote, members of the West Church Improvement Association have rejected the “rush to get a 560-million-dollar hospital rebuild bond measure on the ballot because we cannot give credence to a blank check which obscures important planning issues.”