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Sedition Edition: The Lavender Tube on 'Flowers,' 'Grantchester' & the Jan. 6th Hearings

Sedition Edition: The Lavender Tube on 'Flowers,' 'Grantchester' & the Jan. 6th Hearings

TELEVISION | By Victoria A. Brownworth | Jul 26, 2022

Now that the season finale of the January 6th Committee has left us in a cliffhanger, we turn to other thrillers and dramas. Here are some shows we highly recommend.

Bay Area Playwrights Festival 45: Exposing New Plays, on Stage and Online

Bay Area Playwrights Festival 45: Exposing New Plays, on Stage and Online

THEATRE | By Jim Gladstone | Jul 26, 2022

With in-person readings at Potrero Stage, and online viewing, the 45th Bay Area Playwrights Festival will reach new audiences with five staged readings of works in-progress.

Ana Castillo: Celebrated Author Discusses Her Most Personal Life Lessons

Ana Castillo: Celebrated Author Discusses Her Most Personal Life Lessons

BOOKS | By Laura Moreno | Jul 26, 2022

Great books spur readers to grow and discover truths for themselves. Each of Ana Castillo's books delivers just that. In fact, Ana Castillo has been instrumental in the fight for LGBTQ acceptance, particularly within the Hispanic community.

Review: 'Anything's Possible' - Bill Porter's Trans Teen Directorial Debut

Review: 'Anything's Possible' - Bill Porter's Trans Teen Directorial Debut

MOVIES | By Brian Bromberger | Jul 26, 2022

The best way to approach Billy Porter's new film is to view it as a fantasy of what it should be like for young Black trans women, rather than the often realistic trauma scenario.

D. L. Forbes and 'The Unique Individual'

D. L. Forbes and 'The Unique Individual'

BOOKS | By Charles Steiner | Jul 20, 2022

"Wittgenstein's Son and U. G. Krishnamurti: Ducks or Rabbits" is a deserved subject for discussion as it sums up the Forbes' life, fully and un-ordinarily, in San Francisco while focusing on two major influences.

Review: To Hell and Back: Sean Hewitt's 'All Down Darkness Wide' Makes Literature of the Memoir

Review: To Hell and Back: Sean Hewitt's 'All Down Darkness Wide' Makes Literature of the Memoir

BOOKS | By Tim Pfaff | Jul 20, 2022

Getting lost in a relationship: People do it all the time, and it's the matter of some of our greatest literature. Rarer is the chronicle of making it back out, which is both the engine and the heart of Sean Hewitt's luminous new memoir.

Berkeley Rep's 'Sanctuary City' Sends Up Flares

Berkeley Rep's 'Sanctuary City' Sends Up Flares

THEATRE | By Jim Gladstone | Jul 19, 2022

Contemporary social and political issues are tightly woven into "Sanctuary City," playwright Martyna Majok's gut-wrenching, personal-is-political drama, set between 2001 and 2005, and now playing at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

Review: 'A Quilt for David' - Steven Reigns' True Crime Poetry

Review: 'A Quilt for David' - Steven Reigns' True Crime Poetry

BOOKS | By Jim Gladstone | Jul 19, 2022

Steven Reigns, a Los Angeles-based writer who was the first official Poet Laureate of West Hollywood, blends literary genres to stunning effect in his spare and powerful new work, "A Quilt for David."

Jewish Film Festival Faves

Jewish Film Festival Faves

MOVIES | By Brian Bromberger | Jul 19, 2022

The Jewish Film Institute has announced its program for the 42nd San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the world's largest and longest one, running July 21-August 7. A few of the films have a specific queer aspect.

SF Gay Men's Chorus' 44 Years: Touching Timeline Traces Nearly Half a Century

SF Gay Men's Chorus' 44 Years: Touching Timeline Traces Nearly Half a Century

CULTURE | By Jim Provenzano | Jul 18, 2022

The history of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus gets a new update from historian Tom Burtch with a 48-minute collection of video and audio clips, news clipping and poster montages, and commentary.

Going Out, Homing's In, July 14-22, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, July 14-22, 2022

LOCAL EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Jul 14, 2022

With new health concerns, you might be cautious about going out, and there are still plenty of arts and nightlife options, plus online entertainments for the super-careful.

Kiss Off: The Lavender Tube on Summer Shows

Kiss Off: The Lavender Tube on Summer Shows

TELEVISION | By Victoria A. Brownworth | Jul 12, 2022

"Only Murders in the Building," "The Lake," "The Summer I Turned Pretty," and "Uncoupled" include gay and lesbian main characters; plus, two singers get called out for quotes about trans people; and a Brittney Griner update.

Cultural Exchange: S.W. Leicher's 'Acts of Atonement'

Cultural Exchange: S.W. Leicher's 'Acts of Atonement'

BOOKS | By Jim Piechota | Jul 12, 2022

S.W. Leicher's second novel picks up where her debut left off, featuring two women from disparate cultural backgrounds who embark upon a loving lesbian relationship against all odds.

Zain Khalid's Novel 'Brother Alive' is Bracing Magical Realism

Zain Khalid's Novel 'Brother Alive' is Bracing Magical Realism

BOOKS | By Timothy Pfaff | Jul 12, 2022

"Uncategorizable" is the flavor of the month in gay literary fiction. Even in as genre-free a landscape as that, Zain Khalid's much-anticipated first novel, "Brother Alive," stakes out new territory.

'References to Salvador Dali' ... Maybe Not

'References to Salvador Dali' ... Maybe Not

THEATRE | By Jim Gladstone | Jul 12, 2022

Magical realist frosting is slathered thick on the humble crumbs at the heart of "References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot," now playing in a Custom Made Theatre production.

'Thor: Love and Thunder' a Near-Queer Marvel

'Thor: Love and Thunder' a Near-Queer Marvel

MOVIES | By Josh Polanski | Jul 12, 2022

With a few daring visuals and innovative artistic references, writer-director Taika Waititi's "Thor: Love and Thunder" merits more superlatives than any of its peer Marvel Studios blockbusters, with a few queer twists.

C. Russell Price's 'Apocalypse Poems'

C. Russell Price's 'Apocalypse Poems'

BOOKS | By Mark William Norby | Jul 8, 2022

Appalachian genderqueer punk writer C. Russell Price's first full-length poetry collection imagines a world of broken objects, clouds infused with black smoke, and rivers that drain blood out to a far southern tributary.

Going Out, July 8-15, 2022

Going Out, July 8-15, 2022

LOCAL EVENTS | Jul 9, 2022

What's up? Art, theater, nightlife, music and more.

Randy Rainbow's 'Playing With Myself'

Randy Rainbow's 'Playing With Myself'

BOOKS | By Brian Bromberger | Jul 7, 2022

Randy Rainbow, comedian and singer, best known for his YouTube video spoof interviews and parodies of right-wing political figures that have become viral social media sensations with millions of views, now tells all in his new memoir.

Shola von Reinhold's 'Lote' - a Literary Tour de Force

Shola von Reinhold's 'Lote' - a Literary Tour de Force

BOOKS | By Laura Moreno | Jul 7, 2022

In author Shola von Reinhold's first book, "Lote," which is a tour de force, the luscious, textured writing is astonishingly good.

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