The Gay Agenda
By Peter Schaus
FLICK: Check out the big-screen adaptation of Star Trek scribe David Gerrold�s autobiographical novel Martian Child. The film tells the story of David (John Cusack), a writer who seeks solace from a bad breakup by adopting a young boy who believes he�s an alien from Mars. The main character, who was queer in the book, is now straight, but the movie still tackles themes resonant to the gays -- like the families we create for ourselves. Bonus: Gay icon Joan Cusack cameos.
TUNES: The boys of Icelandic indie outfit Sigur Ros break their two-year silence with Hvarf-Heim, out November 6. The limited-edition release features two albums: Hvarf, a five-song electric studio recording, and Heim, a six-song acoustic record. Hvarf-Heim serves as the companion album to the band�s straight-to-DVD film, Heima, and includes three previously unreleased tracks.