Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 41 / 12 October 2017
 

Fine Arts - Pterosaur psyndrome!

The desire for dinosaurs in the digital age is easily met. You can get them in print or plastic, full-color, full-size, animatronic, video or videogame, 3D-immersive. But are any of these real dinosaurs? (read more)

Film - Haynes + Vachon, moviemaking duo

In 1991, following the release of their first collaboration "Poison," producer Christine Vachon and director Todd Haynes found themselves on the leading edge of what has since been dubbed New Queer Cinema. Nearly three decades and nine successful joint projects later, their partnership is going strong. (read more)

Out There - Music for the curious at heart

What the Davies Hall nightclub SoundBox is to the San Francisco Symphony , SF Opera Lab Pop-Ups are to the San Francisco Opera – "entry points" for the... (read more)

Arts events: October 12-19, 2017

Colorful interpretations of reality in art. (read more)

Theatre - Musical headliners

And the Tony Award for best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical goes to – all three headliners in the latest Broadway @ the Herbst series. (read more)

Theatre - Interventions & complications galore

On the first page of a little notebook, I made scribblings about the dialogue, characters, and situations in the first half of "Barbecue. (read more)

Music - Birthday party for Leonard Bernstein

American mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard is a big hit in Northern California. (read more)

Film - Spooky fare at the Castro Theatre

The balance of October at the Castro Theatre feels like a long introduction to Halloween, a pagan holiday with many devotees in the neighborhood. (read more)

Film - The post-book library

There's a bittersweet sensation in seeing that word DISCARD stamped on a perfectly good albeit perhaps somewhat unfashionable book. (read more)

Film - Mill Valley Film Fest's grand finales

The final four days of the 2017 Mill Valley Film Festival (10/12-15) offer an array of award-season film fare at venues across Marin County. (read more)

Books - Suburban sexual exploration

Bestselling author Tom Perrotta has been called the Steinbeck of suburbia, and the Jane Austen of 21st-century sexual practices. (read more)

Books - Sentimental journey

It's a busy time for Armistead Maupin, beloved author, ringmaster of the "Tales of the City" series, and recent returnee... (read more)

Music - Queer eye for the gay auteur

Sometimes I miss the days when your favorite singer came through a stage door and the painted set flats wobbled. (read more)


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