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Culture, The Exhibitionist Studying Latino History with John Leguizamo

Studying Latino History with John Leguizamo

When actor, writer, and comedian John Leguizamo started doing research on the history of Latinos in the United States — inspired by wanting to be able to answer questions his then eighth grade son might ask — one surprising thing he…
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Film, "Walking with Dinosaurs": Should Be More Walking, Less Talking

"Walking with Dinosaurs": Should Be More Walking, Less Talking

Walking with Dinosaurs Barry Cooke and Neil Nightingale's Walking with Dinosaurs is a kids' movie, but kids deserve better than this quasi-educational story of a spunky young Pachyrhinosaurus (voiced by Justin Long) who does indeed spend a lot of time…
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Film, "Ballplayer: Pelotero": How the MLB Sausage Gets Made

"Ballplayer: Pelotero": How the MLB Sausage Gets Made

One of out every five professional baseball players in the U.S. comes from the Dominican Republic. Take a second with that stat. Here's another: Every big-league team runs a baseball academy on the island. Unless you follow baseball, you probably…
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Calendar, Night&Day Liberating Dance

Liberating Dance

As transcendental and life-affirming as a lissome silhouette rippling across a stage can be, dance in the abstract could benefit from a little demystification -- like, say, a discourse on race relations, perhaps with the accompaniment of a little socially…
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Film, Monster in Hiding

Monster in Hiding

Crónicas' biggest claim to fame ought to be that it was Ecuador's submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, but what most people tend to notice is that it stars John Leguizamo. Mixed messages ensue: "Oscar submission" makes one…
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Culture, Stage Laughaholic


Everybody likes John Leguizamo. I like John Leguizamo. He's an energetic Nuyorican who grew up poor in Queens with his abandoned mom. Now he's a rich, hot, still-youngish superstar of the American stage and screen. In his disappointing new solo…
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Calendar, Night&Day Living La Vida Leguizamo

Living La Vida Leguizamo

A wise man (OK, Plato) once said, "The life which is unexamined is not worth living." By those standards, actor and comic John Leguizamo has lived a life worth his weight in gold. Most recognizable for his roles in Baz…
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That Summer of '77

Summer of Sam Directed by Spike Lee. Screenplay by Victor Colicchio, Michael Imperioli, and Spike Lee. Starring John Leguizamo, Mira Sorvino, Adrien Brody, Jennifer Esposito, and Michael Rispoli. Opens Friday at area theaters. If you listen to Spike Lee, Summer…
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Culture, Stage


My Life as a Freak Freak. Written and performed by John Leguizamo. Directed by David Bar Katz. At the Theater on the Square, 450 Post, through June 15. Call 433-9500. The specter of movie stars returning to the stage to…
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