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Uber's new ad; a gay meet-cute

New Philippine Uber ad is a testament to the awkwardness of encountering a crush.

Uber’s roll out in the Philippines came with a commercial about unexpected encounters while sharing a ride with a stranger.

The video, now viewed more than 2 million times features a young man who uses the UberPool option to get to where’s he’s going, but an unexpected passenger creates a little anxiety for the duration of the trip.

Theater Review: “The Siegel”

Mamie Gummer and Ben Feldman in “The Siegel."

No, this isn’t a Chekhov play spelled wrong, though human romantic foibles are the topic here as well.

But I’m talking about Ethan Siegel, played adorably by “Mad Men’s” Ben Feldman, and he opens South Coast Repertory’s world premiere of Michael Mitnick’s “The Siegel” with an irresistibly weird ploy:

Theater Review: “A Doll’s House, Part 2”

Shannon Cochran and ​Lynn Milgrim in South Coast Repertory's 2017 world premiere of ​A Doll's House, Part 2

Oh, that Nora Torvald. Really, running off and leaving husband and small children, just because she wasn’t happy? As my grandma would have said with disdain, “The idea!”

Theater Review: “Skeleton Crew”

Amari Cheatom as Dez and Tonye Patano as Faye in Dominique in "Skeleton Crew."

There’s a certain poetry to the regular sounds of an auto assembly line, one that is reflected in the speech of the characters who work the line in Dominique Morisseau’s “Skeleton Crew,” the third play in her trilogy about Detroit.

Racy football tattoo brings the wrath of social media upon tattoo artist

This tattoo caused a flurry of criticism after artist posted to her social media page.

A tattoo artist in Denver Colorado wasn’t expecting her social feed to explode with homophobic vitriol after she inked a client with an image of a man wearing Green Bay Packer legend Aaron Rodgers' jersey. 

The image portrays the player clad only in a jock strap and crop-topped team jersey.

Theater Reviews: “Flemming (an American Thriller)”

Cris O’Bryon (Henry Flemming), Walter Murray (Stan Spencer), Kristin Woodburn (Suzy Spencer)

Lots of men have midlife crises, but few take them to such an absurd extreme as Henry Flemming.

In Sam Bobrick’s “Flemming: An American Thriller,” Flemming turns 40, and just like that quits his dull but lucrative securities business to become an independent gumshoe. That’s right, a private investigator.