This weekend (and this weekend alone), the University of Texas Pan-American will be putting on a production of Stephin Merritt's musical Coraline. More information about the production can be found here. Not to be outdone, Children's Theatre of Charlotte will be doing their own production of the musical starting in October. Information about this production is scant, but go here to view their current season.
If you live near either of these productions, I highly suggest you go see the show. I saw a production of it here in Chicago last year and it was phenomenal!
Ever the feather-ruffler, Mr. Merritt wrote a scathing review of literary darling Roxanne Gay's latest novel here. There were a lot of reactions to this piece, some more warranted than others.
Don't forget to go see Mr. Merritt and Sam Davol on their current tour!