Hays Blinckmann

Hays Blinckmann is an oil painter, author of the novel “In The Salt,” lover of all things German including husband, children and Bundesliga. She spends her free time developing a font for sarcasm, testing foreign wines and failing miserably at home cooking.

Waterfront’s “Peter and the Star Catcher” is a Must See!

Peter Pan: it’s a story everyone loves. Who can deny the power of being young at heart? Certainly, not this town. “Peter and the Starcatcher,” now playing at the Waterfront Playhouse theater, is a modern take on the timeless story that pulls at our hearts and delights the stage....

‘Drag queens and nervous men’

Natasha, like any great drag queen, knows how to make an entrance. Bedazzled like a Statue of Liberty Christmas Tree, her step onto the stage and into our hearts is about as subtle as a thunderstorm. Played by Trey Gerrald, she sets a tone for the delightful holiday play...

Key West City Commission Debates Landfill

Commissioner Sam Kaufman thinks it’s time to finally do something about Mt. Trashmore, and all the commissioners agreed at Tuesday’s commission meeting. It’s not the first battle cry over the now grass-covered dormant landfill, but maybe, finally, it will be the last? The Key West landmark has been hovering...

John Waters is Coming to Town… an Interview with the Icon

Filmmaker, writer, director and cultural icon, John Waters’s resume is impeccable, yet his self-description reads like the encyclopedia of bad taste. Dubbing himself the “Pope Of Trash” and “The People’s Pervert,” Waters carved a niche in the entertainment world by making outrageous films like “Pink Flamingos,” “Hairspray,” “Cry Baby,”...

Wait, Wait…It’s Paula Poundstone

Comedian Paula Poundstone points out life’s absurdities of which, she will be the first to say, there is an endless supply. Her observational humor has fueled a comedy career that has spanned decades and shows no sign of slowing down. Back at the Key West Theater for a second...

Quincy Perkins Films for National Geographic

It almost sounds made up, but it’s not. Key West local award-winning filmmaker Quincy Perkins was contacted by National Geographic last summer to create a documentary about distance runner Michele Graglia. Why would a long distance runner warrant hours of footage and months worth of work for a film?...

An exclusive interview with the great Tom Berenger

Actor Tom Berenger knew during filming that “Platoon” would be one of the most sensational war movies ever made. He played the main antagonist, a contentious and spine chilling Sergeant Bob Barnes in the 1986 Vietnam war movie. Written and directed by Oliver Stone based on his own experiences,...

Screwball: Billy Corben Documentary Debuts at Key West Film Fest

If you think Florida is as pure as its sunshine, bless your heart. But, no, this is the state known for outrageous scandals and America’s sweetheart sport, baseball, is not exempt. Florida’s favorite filmmaker Billy Corben, (“Cocaine Cowboys” and “Square Grouper: The Godfathers of Ganja” by Rakontur Productions) is...

One on One with actor Emilio Estevez

Movie goers have seen actor Emilio Estevez talk about injustice in a library before, but at 56, he hasn’t forgotten how to strike the same chord on screen. Gone are his “Brat Pack” days of “St. Elmo’s Fire” and “The Breakfast Club,” and lighter films like “Stakeout” and, lest...

Say Goodbye to Erectile Dysfunction – New treatment can replace the blue pill

Anyone curious about solutions to erectile dysfunction (ED) should learn about this innovative treatment. It’s not new – it’s been used in Europe for over a decade – but because of America’s pharmaceutical dependency and the big business of erectile enhancement pills, let’s just say this treatment has had...

Livingston Taylor Plays the Key West Theater

In a town that loves singer/songwriters, Livingston Taylor should feel at home. Having visited and played in Key West multiple times in his five-decade career, he’s happy to be returning to the Key West Theater Nov. 16. Taylor is a part of the Taylor music dynasty, including brother James,...

7th annual Key West Film Festival

Last year the Academy Award winner for best film, “The Shape Of Water," headlined the Key West Film Festival, so how many Oscar winners will be shown this year? The seventh annual Key West Film Festival is happening Nov. 14-18, and it promises some of the best big screen...