Arts & Culture

Divine master John Waters

Divine master John Waters

By Jim Piechota

In his new memoir "Mr. Know-It-All," outspoken self-proclaimed "filth elder" John Waters opens a Pandora's Box of opinions, secrets, and stories.

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By Events Editor | August 14, 2019

Curtain up, light the lights. We've got artistic thrills and delights.

By Paul Parish | August 13, 2019

Garrett + Moulton Productions wowed us last Friday night. Their show packed the theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; the audience left exhilarated.


By David Lamble | August 13, 2019

"Love, Antosha" presents a deeply moving portrait of the extraordinary life and death of Russian-American film actor Anton Yelchin.

By Jim Gladstone | August 13, 2019

Audiences attending "House of Joy," opening at the California Shakespeare Theater this week, can expect swashbuckling action, eye-pleasing pageantry and old-time theatrical thrills.


By Roberto Friedman | August 13, 2019

Right now Out There is working alongside two colleagues who also moonlight as well-read gay authors.

By Philip Campbell | August 13, 2019

"H.M.S. Pinafore" sailed into Walnut Creek earlier this month, beginning a run of four weekend dockings in the Bay Area. San Francisco's famous Lamplighters Music Theatre raises the mainsail on Gilbert & Sullivan's perennial favorite.


By Brian Bromberger | August 13, 2019

It's rare for a film to be prophetic, yet 2001's "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" serves as a precursor to today's gender nonbinary and fluidity of sexual roles issues.

By Gregg Shapiro | August 13, 2019

Soak and Marika Hackman, two queer women who made indelible impressions with their previous albums, deliver on that promise and then some.


By David Lamble | August 13, 2019

"One Child Nation" (opening Friday) feels like more than just the sad story of millions of Chinese couples desperate to forget the atrocities of the 60s Cultural Revolution and eager to start new families.

By Tim Pfaff | August 13, 2019

It's all-too-obvious how Antonio Salieri's 1787 opera "Tarare" could tickle the fancy of a politically inclined present-day director.


By Victoria A. Brownworth | August 13, 2019

Periodically people ask us why we continue to write for the queer press when we work in mainstream news. We always say the same thing: When mainstream media reports LGBTQ stories like they do straight stories, we'll stop writing for the queer press, too.

By Advertising Department | August 7, 2019

On August 29 and September 5, we'll present our annual two-part Fall Arts Preview issues. From the museums and galleries, to local theatre, -- our fall arts preview editions will cover it all.


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