Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 25 / 22 June 2017
 

Fine Arts - Coming together in LGBTQ Pride!

"Celebrate Community!," an amorphous though undeniably well-intentioned LGBTQ Pride show that opened last weekend at the Harvey Milk Photo Center, aims to embrace humanity in its many permutations, a laudatory ambition that needed a clearly defined theme and a narrowing of the overly broad concept of community. (read more)

Film - Frameline grand finales!

It's astonishing what the Frameline 41 programmers have packed into the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival's final four days, June 22-25. (read more)

Out There - Our LGBTQ Pride cup runneth over

Out There goes to a lot of opening nights, but the opening festivities for Frameline 41, the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, are always special. (read more)

Out & About - Pridey fine

Our 47th annual LGBT Pride celebrations make the biggest events this week, with the march and festival on Sunday (plus Saturday Civic Center stuff, too). (read more)

Theatre - Janis Joplin sings the blues

It's probably not a destination in need of revisiting, but without it, the journey feels incomplete. (read more)

Books - Beauty blender

Though beauty and personal styling books are a dime a dozen these days, tomes about improving one's self-image and looking your best (read more)

Film - Prodigiously gifted, and influential

Acclaimed novelist, playwright, screenwriter, film director, opera and ballet librettist, poet, designer. (read more)

Books - Felice Picano, pioneering gay author

It's probably a fair statement that if you love gay literature, you owe Felice Picano a huge debt of gratitude. (read more)

Music - Nurturing the opera stars of tomorrow

Opera-lovers, loyal donors, current participants and nostalgic alumni packed Herbst Theatre recently for a Gala Concert... (read more)

Film - Failing to manifest

A manifesto is a proclamation, both a promise and a call to action, by someone who's had it up to here with something, and wants something else to take its place. (read more)

Books - LGBTQ Pride 2017: A reading list

Among the things that separate LGBTQ folks from our straight brothers and sisters is our love of literature. (read more)

Books - Lambda Literary Award winners announced

Lambda Literary, the nation's leading organization advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender literature, announced the winners... (read more)

DVD - Liz Taylor & Montgomery Clift, a Hollywood love story

It was love at first sight when they first met in the early 1950s. (read more)

Books - Bits and pieces

Though the title of poet and Poetry Is Dead magazine founder Daniel Zomparelli's new collection of 32 stories... (read more)

Television - Vidal signs: too much brilliance

Gore Vidal was certainly one of the brightest gay men in history. (read more)

Television - Queer double take

Do you miss Queer as Folk as much as I do? It really doesn't look like Showtime or Netflix is going to give the popular cable series a new lease on life. (read more)

Music - Just in the Nick of time

For Duran Duran's 2015 studio disc Paper Gods the band invited some friends along for the ride. (read more)

Books - Gay history comes alive

In calling his compelling new book "Jews Queers Germans" (Seven Stories Press) "a novel/history," Martin Duberman is not being ambiguous, but rather, purposeful. (read more)

DVD - Ingrid Bergman, up-close and personal

"Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words," a 2015 documentary recently released by Criterion, is true to its title. (read more)

BACKSTAGE – Summer sizzles on Bay Area stages

Maybe you have friends in town for Pride. Or maybe the rainbow spirit is spurring your own entertainment urges. (read more)


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