Gustavo Arellano wears many hats.
Or in his case, sombreros: alt-weekly editor, author, feather-ruffler and perhaps his biggest claim to fame, the mastermind behind the ever popular syndicated column ¡Ask a Mexican!
An air of serenity envelops Jerry Wellman. He is sitting inside the roving Axle Contemporary, the immersive gallery housed inside a retrofitted 1970 step van, which he’s manned with partner Matthew Chase-Daniel since 2010.
It’s Sunday afternoon and a heated debate is taking place inside the
Maria Benitez Cabaret Theater at the Lodge. It involves the placement of
a piece of sheer fabric during one of the acts of the upcoming season
of the Jewel Box Cabaret
John Waters has several mantras, among
them: “All young people need somebody bad to look up to…sort of a filth
elder if you will.” Through his midnight films like Polyester, Pink Flamingos and Female Trouble, Waters has been just that.