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Forever Frameline: opening week!

Forever Frameline: opening week!

By David Lamble

Forty-two years ago, what would become the mighty San Francisco International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Queer Film Festival kicked off in a modest apartment in an Inner Mission neighborhood.

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By Erin Blackwell | June 18, 2018

"Man Made" is a slick, upbeat documentary about bodybuilders transitioning or transitioned to male,

By Brian Bromberger | June 13, 2018

Marilyn Monroe once cooed, "Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world." She may have had the right shoes, but alas not a pair of Manolos, since she died before he appeared on the scene.


By Gregg Shapiro | June 13, 2018

A less-than-subtle branding project by MGM Resorts, Universal Love: Wedding Songs Reimagined (Sony) is a six-song EP on which queer and queer allies flip the script on popular tunes, making them about same gender love, intact pronouns and all.

By Jim Gladstone | June 13, 2018

Following the inspirational lead of Jeff Sessions - who bears a striking resemblance to Leslie Jordan - I feel a duty to recuse myself from future reviews of the Del Shores oeuvre.


By Philip Campbell | June 13, 2018

Finnish conductor Susanna Malkki returned to Davies Symphony Hall last week to lead the San Francisco Symphony in an exciting program featuring Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major with violinist Nikolaj Znaider, and the first SFS performances of comp

By Erin Blackwell | June 13, 2018

Andrea Riseborough is a marvelous actress. She's one of those chameleons who can be anybody, given the right makeup, costume, and script.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | June 13, 2018

One of the most delightful aspects of "Hearts Beat Loud," a sweet, heartwarming drama opening in theaters on June 15, is the casual nature with which the screenplay deals with the lesbianism of the story's female lead.

By Sari Staver | June 13, 2018

Kathy Griffin is killing it at the box office again, after a yearlong boycott by the entertainment industry after the celebrity gossip website TMZ leaked a picture of Griffin with a fake severed head of Donald Trump.


By Jim Gladstone | June 13, 2018

Stephen Karam carves deep into the dark meat of middle-class America in "The Humans," his Tony Award-winning hybrid of kitchen-sink drama and dream-logic creep show.

By Tavo Amador | June 13, 2018

Second novels are tough, especially when the author's debut was highly acclaimed. This was the challenge facing Madeline Miller, whose "Song of Achilles" (2012) was a superb retelling of the legendary Greek hero's homoerotic love affair with Patrocles.


By Roberto Friedman | June 13, 2018

Last week we previewed two books that are being released in time for LGBTQ Pride Month. This week we follow up with a passel more, books with publication dates this June.

By Sari Staver | June 13, 2018

In a nod to the #TimesUp movement, more than half the films at this year's Frameline LGBTQ film festival are either directed or co-directed by queer women.


By Sari Staver | June 6, 2018

Lea DeLaria is probably best-known for her award-winning role as Carrie "Big Boo" Black on Netflix's popular series "Orange is the New Black."

By Paul Parish | June 6, 2018

The orange life-jacket I was struggling to strap myself into last Friday night at Keith Hennessy's "Sink" really had washed up on the shore of Lesbos (I asked), though it seemed at the time too new.


By Roberto Friedman | June 6, 2018

June is bustin' out all over. LGBTQ Pride Month always brings with it a cornucopia of new books of special interest to our community.

By Jim Gladstone | June 6, 2018

"When I first went in to audition for 'How To Get Away with Murder,' it wasn't a part written for an Asian actor," says Conrad Ricamora, the gay actor who plays Oliver Hampton, a gay HIV+ lawyer on the hit CBS series.


By Philip Campbell | June 6, 2018

MTT has got some treats in store: a semi-staged performance of Mussorgsky's epic "Boris Godunov," and Mahler's exalting Third Symphony, with favorite mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke.

By Gregg Shapiro | June 6, 2018

All hail Liz Phair! Kicking the male-dominated Chicago rock scene in its tender nuts with her steel-toe boots, Phair's 1993 debut album "Exile in Guyville" didn't mince words.


By Victoria A. Brownworth | June 6, 2018

There is no downtime during the Trump Administration. We keep waiting for it, the week where there's no news or even limited news, where the TV isn't abuzz with the latest "Wait, WHUT?"

By Sura Wood | June 6, 2018

June is the official start of the summer gallery season. Here are a few outstanding choices to check out this month.


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