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26 May 2018


Editorial: B.A.R. election endorsements

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | May 24

The Bay Area Reporter has made its endorsements for the June 5 primary. All editorials have now been published. Links are below.

Editorial: Re-elect Feinstein to Senate

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | May 24

Senator Dianne Feinstein's experience is reason enough to recommend her for another six-year term in the U.S. Senate.

NCLR gives Kendell huge send-off at gala

NEWS | By Heather Cassell | May 24

It was a night to party. It was a night to say goodbye. It was a night to raise a lot of money for LGBT rights.

Transmissions: Nobody's room

NEWS | By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | May 23

The other day, after doing a talk at a local middle school's Rainbow Connection group, I picked my wife up from work. Tired after our long days, we headed to the nearest sit-down eatery, a Denny's. We had a lovely meal.

Obituaries: William Bernard Pielock Jr.

NEWS | By BAR staff | May 23

This week's obituary is for William Bernard Pielock Jr.

News Briefs: Gay publisher donates items to national museum

NEWS COLUMNS | By Cynthia Laird | May 23

The gay publisher of the Philadelphia Gay News has donated a trove of materials to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Jock Talk: Gay Games hoping for 10,000

NEWS | By Roger Brigham | May 23

With little more than one month left to register for the Gay Games, organizers report they are right at the brink of 9,000 registrants, and the event stands a solid shot at becoming the first Gay Games since 2006 to have 10,000 registrants.

Editorial cartoon

NEWS | By Paul Berge | May 23

This week's editorial cartoon.

Bill will exempt compassionate care programs from some taxes on cannabis

NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | May 23

Gay state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) on Thursday (May 24) announced a bill that would exempt compassionate care programs from having to pay some taxes enacted under Proposition 64, the state's adult recreational marijuana law.

Arts & Culture

Oinking out loud

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | May 25

Prepare to snort-laugh, eye-roll, and faux-groan your merry way through the new production of "Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly" at the New Conservatory Theatre Center through June 10.

International performance art arrives

ART | By Sari Staver | May 23

The San Francisco International Arts Festival (SFIAF) will present more than 40 different dance, cirque, musical, comedy, theatre, and performance art pieces in its upcoming festival at Fort Mason Center, May 24-June 3.

Rene Magritte, to infinity & beyond

ART | By Sura Wood | May 23

Wonderful and amazing is the way to describe "Rene Magritte: The Fifth Season," a fab new show at SFMOMA that kicks off the summer art season with panache.

Glenda Jackson's contrary genius

MOVIES | By Brian Bromberger | May 23

Last year, British actress Glenda Jackson was given an Evening Standard Theatre award for her performance as King Lear.

We're just a column who can't say no

CULTURE | By Roberto Friedman | May 23

Ask anyone who has ever tried improvisational theatre: a cardinal rule is always to say "yes" to whatever your improv partner has come up with during a scene.

 SF Silent Film Festival opens with a bang

MOVIES | By Erin Blackwell | May 23

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival is hands-down the most excellent of the year, even though everyone in the films is dead and there's no possibility of clamoring red-carpet adulation by selfie-obsessed fans.


Laverne, surely

NIGHTLIFE | By Michael Flanagan | May 23

When Laverne Cummings died in a pedestrian accident in Las Vegas on March 22, 2018, we lost more than an astounding artist, vocalist and female impersonator. We lost a connection to a world that is quickly fading from view.

Nightlife events May 24-31

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | May 23

May we offer some sparkling, springtime fun for your nightlife options?

Gay Gaymes:  Geek out at gaming nights

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | May 23

Tuesday nights at The Midnight Sun are the newest Gaymer nights in the Bay Area. These evenings, which co-organizer Saul Sugarman promises will be loads of fun for gay geeks and their friends, will feature popular video games.

Jock Strap Happy Hour @ Powerhouse

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By photos by Steven Underhill | May 23

Hunks in very little clothing helped promote the upcoming REAF Broadway Bares SF III, the third edition of the sexy strip musical revue, to be held at DNA Lounge on June 17.

Dorian Ferro

SEXUALITY | By Cornelius Washington | May 16

He's back! In his first Nob Hill Theater performances, Dorian Ferro scorched the stage, and I predict that his return engagement will put a very erect 'T' in Torrid! He's a man of few words, and more than some persuasion. The Nob Hill Theater gives you th

On becoming kinky

LEATHER-KINK | By Race Bannon | May 16

Throughout the years one of the most common questions I've been asked has come from people who don't consider themselves kinky but have discovered they're interested in or dating someone who has such interests.