Drag queens speak out: Local documentary tells their story

Originally published in The Patriot-News on Nov. 8, 2012. Mitchell L. Ernst of Lebanon is a performer at heart. He’s a professional actor — but the character he is best known for lives off the theater stage. Her name is Jade DeVere and she is fierce, fabulous and oh-so feminine. Ernst is a drag queenContinue reading “Drag queens speak out: Local documentary tells their story”

Commentary: My night in Gotham City at ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ world premiere

Originally published in The Patriot-News on July 20, 2012. Earlier this week, I was transported to Gotham City. Luck had brought me to the comic book metropolis. My parents, siblings and I were extras during the “The Dark Knight Rises” filming in Pittsburgh last year (look for our blurs in the stadium scene). As a reward forContinue reading “Commentary: My night in Gotham City at ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ world premiere”