Writer: Stephen Fife

Steve is a 5-tool writer (plays, screenplays, novels, poetry, journalism) who has had 11 books published, 10 plays produced, and has written for the New York Times “Arts & Leisure”, Village Voice, New Republic, and many others. He is one of the few people on the planet who can lay claim to spending time with Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Sandy Meisner, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, and Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, as well as so many other extraordinary people who refused to color inside the lines. He is always on the lookout for the original and the incisive.


SHANE GUFFOGG’S GROUP EXHIBITION:  PORTRAITURE Portraiture curated by Shane Guffogg, featuring artwork by Don Bachardy, Xander Berkeley, Jeff Britton, Laura Hipke, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Doro Hofmann, Deborah Martin, Ed Ruscha, Paul Ruscha, Vonn Sumner, Alison Van Pelt as well as Guffogg himself, opened on November 11, 2017, at Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. ​ It closes … Continue reading SEX, LOVE, DEATH AND LEON RUSSOM


UPDATE: NBC News had this story months ago but pulled the plug on reporter Ronan Farrow, who then went to the New Yorker.  Lorne Michaels chose not to refer to the story on the latest SNL.   Is NBC still scared of Harvey – or is it somehow in bed with him? It was at the … Continue reading "GOD" IS DEAD. OR IS HE?

LOVE, ART, THOUGHT – Searching for the Magic Connection in the Sacred Space

HIPSTER TIPS MASTERCLASS by Terrence McNally, directed by Dimitri Toscas This is the first production of the Garry Marshall Theatre (formerly the Falcon), but I have to admit that I didn’t have high expectations.  The play Masterclass was first produced in 1995 – right here at the Ahmanson,  then on Broadway – with Patti Lupone … Continue reading LOVE, ART, THOUGHT – Searching for the Magic Connection in the Sacred Space