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A dance to Autumn: Bay Area terpsichorian talents

By Philip Mayard | Tuesday Aug 31, 2021
Our dance community's performers, choreographers and administrators have shown an incredible amount of creativity and resiliency over the past year and a half, and are planning an incredible range of in-person and virtual events for the 2021 fall season.

Fall offerings at museums and galleries

By Sura Wood | Tuesday Aug 31, 2021
The visual arts have returned in late or revised form, from major museums to intimate galleries, several with solo exhibits of innovative works by women artists.

Fall concerts, comedy & nightclub fun

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Tuesday Aug 31, 2021
Bay Area cabaret, rock and concert venues are once again filling their halls with the sound of music and laughter. Oasis, The Masonic, El Rio, Great American Music Hall and other favorite venues offer some terrific talents.

GLBT History Museum to screen rare Gay Games videos

By Jim Provenzano | Sunday Aug 29, 2021
As part of its ongoing Mighty Reel series, the GLBT Historical Museum will screen excerpts from videotapes of the first two Gay Games, held in San Francisco in 1982 and 1986.

Fifth B.A.R. Talks panel, Living in Leather, features community leaders

By Jim Provenzano | Sunday Aug 29, 2021
The Sept. 2 oniline B.A.R. Talk will be a conversation with Race Bannon, Scott Brogan, Gayle Rubin, Rich Stadtmiller and Graylin Thornton, who each have a longtime connection to the leather/kink community.

Romanovsky and Phillips: gay music duo's fascinating, groundbreaking history

By Michael Flanagan | Sunday Aug 29, 2021
Incredible as it seems, it has now been more than 20 years since Romanovsky and Phillips called it quits. Part of the reason it seems so amazing is that accolades continue to pour in about them all these years later.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: Rex's rare 1991 interview

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Aug 26, 2021
Let's zoom in, dot by dot, to a rare January 3 interview with Rex, whose erotic images might have answered the question, 'What if Georges Seurat was a late-20th-century South of Market leather man?'

Gay manager buys Castro's Dog Eared Books

Tuesday Aug 24, 2021
A longtime manager at Dog Eared Books has bought the locally owned bookstore's second location in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro district. It will be rechristened as Fabulosa Books next month.

Super. Human. The Lavender Tube on the Paralympic Games, 'AHS 10,' 'The Chair'

By Victoria A. Brownworth | Tuesday Aug 24, 2021
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics (delayed a year) boast more out LGBTQ athletes (23) than the dozen who participated in Rio in 2016 — an historic number. Also, 'American Horror Story 10' and Sandrah Oh in 'The Chair' are must-watch TV.

Ema: Fire with fire

By Gregg Shapiro | Tuesday Aug 24, 2021
When a movie about a pyromaniac sociopath opens with a shot of a burning traffic light and ends with her refilling a gas can at a petrol station, you know you are in for a scorching experience.

Louise Fitzhugh's truth and lies: 'Harriet the Spy' author's revelatory biography

By Jim Provenzano | Monday Aug 23, 2021
In a thoroughly researched and utterly fascinating biography, 'Sometime You Have to Lie: The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh, Renegade Author of Harriet the Spy,' Leslie Brody shares intimate details of the writer's fabulous and troubled life.

Harvey Guillén: from funny house to vampire familiar

By Jim Provenzano | Friday Aug 20, 2021
In contrast to his role as a human in the hit comedy vampire series 'What We Do in the Shadows,' Harvey Guillén is also the voice of a new character in Disney's 'Mickey Mouse Funhouse.' He shared his experiences developing diverse characters.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1990's 'Companion,' shipped

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Aug 19, 2021
Despite the smaller independent film 'Parting Glances' having preceded it by a few years, 'Longtime Companion' hit strong with a wide national release, becoming essentially the first largely-viewed AIDS-themed narrative film of the decade.

Q-Music: Greetings from Vinylville: Barbra pleases, Morly music

By Gregg Shapiro | Thursday Aug 19, 2021
With the vinyl LP arrival of her new album 'Release Me 2,' the compilation follow-up to 2012's 'Release Me,' comprised of previously unreleased material, Barbra Streisand has entered hipster territory.

Greek love in the ranks: The Sacred Band's 300 lover-warriors

By Tim Pfaff | Wednesday Aug 18, 2021
Classics scholar James Romm has produced a study with the pace of a summer movie. The subject: A mass grave of Theban soldiers carefully and deliberately buried in pairs. Make that couples.

The Lost Leonardo: art world discoveries and deceptions

By Brian Bromberger | Tuesday Aug 17, 2021
Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance genius, takes a back seat to his artistic creation in the spellbinding new documentary about the queer journey of the painting "Salvator Mundi."

Sealed with a kiss: Leslie Cohen discusses lesbian bars and becoming 'art'

By Gregg Shapiro | Tuesday Aug 17, 2021
In 'The Audacity of a Kiss: Love, Art and Liberation,' the historic art world, opening a historic women's bar, and more events are included in Leslie Cohen's honest and fascinating memoir.

Dance: Interrupted — Amy Seiwert and Ben Needham-Wood works-in-progress

By Jim Provenzano | Tuesday Aug 17, 2021
Like many art forms, dance concerts have been put on hold until recently. Amy Seiwert and ODC Theater present their 11th Sketch series of works in progress, August 27-29 at ODC Theater and online.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1989, Angels & AIDS

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Aug 12, 2021
In addition to the disastrous earthquake (see this week's News edition of this series), 1989 was full of AIDS: protests, drug treatments, and the staged reading of a new play-in-progress about AIDS by Tony Kushner titled 'Angels in America.'

Smart TV: The Lavender Tube on 'Hacks,' 'Days of Our Lives,' 'Jeopardy,' & Russian Olympics hatred

By Victoria A. Brownworth | Wednesday Aug 11, 2021
In "Hacks," Jean Smart plays a legendary Las Vegas stand-up comedian. Also, "Days of Our Lives" changes, "Jeopardy" host shuffle and Russian bile over LGBT Olympians.

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