I wish Tantric Coconuts had been published 20 years earlier. If so, I would have been saved from a stupendously dull class on Comparative Major Religions taught by a professor who demonstrably hated all humans. What she failed to impart in 3 months was easily and entertainingly encapsulated in the 304 pages of Greg Kincaid’s Tantric Coconuts.
Women, imagine you are at a nice lunch with seven of your closest female friends. Everyone is having a great time and the food is excellent. Now, think about the fact that one in the group, not excluding you, will be diagnosed with breast cancer. The scenario no longer seems so delightful, does it?
Freelance writer Joan Tupponce reviews Virginia Rep’s play about the famed sex therapist.
If you enjoy pop culture references, nostalgia and humor, John Moe, host of American Public Radio’s nationally syndicated show Wits and the author of the column Pop Song Correspondences at McSweeneys.net, gives large helpings of all three in his 2014 book Dear Luke, We Need to Talk. Darth and other Pop Culture Correspondences.
Freelancer Joan Tupponce recommends Virginia Rep's "The Charitable Sisterhood."
One of Shakespeare's best known history plays comes to life at Agecroft Hall. Theatre commentator John Porter is next.
Freelance reviewer Joan Tupponce says Richmond Triangle Players’ production of “Cabaret” is a must-see for theater lovers.
I am generally not a fan of short stories. They are almost universally too spare in even rudimentary character description, too thematically simple and often resolved with a slap-dash finality that is unsatisfying. However, as a reader of intelligent mysteries, I was willing to give short stories in a favorite genre a try.
Free lance writer Joan Tupponce says the musical about the witches of Oz has a message but with boatloads of humor.
Back Roads: People, Places and Pie around Virginia is the collaborative effort of Bob Brown, the award-winning photographer at the Richmond Times-Dispatch and first photojournalist inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame and Bill Lohmann, a Richmond native who has written for the Richmond Times-Dispatch since 1992. Back Roads’ text is genial, concise and astute, while the photos tell their story in the same succinct, observant manner.