John Waters

John Waters Xmas

(12.10) Tickets are still available, but going fast, for “A John Waters Christmas” at the Columbus Theatre on December 10. Yep, he’s back, with Christmas lunacy throbbing in his veins. Cockeyed. Rabid. Ready to reinfect the lunatic fringe with holiday jeer. “The Pope of Trash”, as William Burroughs once called him, is coming to your …

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‘Serial Mom’ At Columbus Theatre

(7.16) This week the Columbus Film Club presents the 1994 comedy-thriller Serial Mom, directed and written by John Waters with Kathleen Turner and Sam Waterston as Mom and Dad. A picture perfect middle class family is shocked when they find out that one of their neighbors is receiving obscene phone calls. The mom takes slights …

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New John Waters Book — RISD Commencement Speech

“This is the end of your juvenile delinquency and the beginning of your adult disobedience.” So said John Waters in 2015 to RISD’s graduating class. His new book “Make Trouble” is a reprint of that commencement address. (Hey Class of 2015, guess what you’re getting for birthday/christmas/hannukah/anything.) The Sunday New York Times recently profiled Waters …

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AS220 30th Anniversary With John Waters

(10.24) AS220 first opened in 1985 in a rented space above the Providence Performing Arts Center (Art Space/220 Weybosset) and proceeded to turn the local arts and culture scene on its head. Thirty years later AS220 has reclaimed and reinvigorated four buildings that house a diverse and vibrant creative community in downtown Providence. Head over …

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The People’s Pervert Speaks At RISD Graduation

Filmmaker, author, and self-described “filth elder” John Waters delivered the RISD commencement address this afternoon. He accepted his honorary doctor’s degree “without irony” as promised but could not resist deploying a “trigger warning” in his address. It wasn’t really necessary; Dr. Waters had left the transgressive provocateur at home and honored the occasion by being …

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John Waters Keynote Speaker At RISD Commencement

And the Talking Heads! The Rhode Island School of Design announced today that dapper filmmaker, author, and cultural commentator John Waters will be delivering the keynote address to the graduating students on May 30th. Both he and the Talking Heads will be receiving honorary degrees. The ceremony will take place at the Rhode Island Convention …

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“A John Waters Christmas” At Lupo’s

(11.30) Tickets still available for the John Waters Christmas Show this Friday. John Waters is to perform a night of holiday mischief with his critically acclaimed one-man show, A John Waters Christmas. Waters pokes fun at the holiday season with adult-appropriate humor, effectively “putting the X in Xmas,” developing a show for the open minded …

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Say It! Say Liquid Eyeliner!

[youtube]pd2Gzkkwe9Q[/youtube] Tomorrow night the Biltmore will be looking more like Baltimore* when the hotel’s Grand Ballroom is transformed into a den of sin.  The theme is Divine Intervention, as in film star Divine, and it’s presented by Paint It Pink and the RISD Queer Student Association.  Musical entertainments will be provided by Mahi Mahi, The …

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