Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 38 / 18 September 2014

Fair Extraordinaire: Folsom Street Fair's fascinating history

The highest of holy days for San Francisco's leather and kink crowd is upon us. On Sunday, September 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the folks at Folsom Street Events, along with countless volunteers, will mount the granddaddy of all leather events, Folsom Street Fair, now in its 31st year.

The fair spans many blocks in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood on Folsom Street from 8th to 13th Streets, spilling over onto side streets to accommodate the hundreds of thousands of people who attend each year. (read more)

Karrnal Knowledge
- Beauty in Bondage

The Folsom Street Fair has gotten really big. This year, on the (usually) sun-scorched playa of Folsom Street, the Fair's presenters promise 400,000 burning men and women, leather and fetish enthusiasts spread out over 13 city blocks. That's big.

But not too big that we can't zero in on the one thing that is perhaps the Fair's most visible representation. That would be the stage, on which the Van Darkholme troupe of strolling players display their repertoire of rigors in performances of B&D tinged with S&M. It's a keystone of the fair. (read more)

Folsom Street Leather

"What happened to the other leather restraint?" Joe Taylor said. Jim Stewart recalls a kinky photo session from the 1970s. (read more)

Celebrating Silly Celebs

When Celebrity Autobiography performs at Feinstein's At the Nikko on September 20 and 21, audiences will have a chance to laugh at, and with, all those "shocking" tell-all autobiographies that Hollywood stars are so fond of writing. (read more)

On the Tab,
Sept. 18-25, 2014

This leathery week brings planet of kinky options for your nightlife pleasure. You also have plenty of other options that don't include a harness. (read more)

Sexuality - Magnitude Man: Casey Williams

As one of Magnitude's featured dancing studs, Casey Williams brings a refined physicality and effortless sensuality that made him a star in the erotic film world. (read more)

Leather Events,
Sept. 18 – Oct. 5, 2014

There's always a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters. Here are Leather events for the next three weeks. (read more)

Shooting Stars
- Cinematic Celebs

Celebrities shown brightly at movie premieres and fashion fetes last week. Steven Underhill captured all the glamour. (read more)

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