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By Tim Pfaff | August 17, 2021

In 'The Sacred Band: Three Hundred Theban Lovers Fighting to Save Greek Freedom,' classics scholar James Romm doesn't just tell: he tells all. A mass grave of Theban soldiers carefully and deliberately buried in pairs. Make that couples.

By Gregg Shapiro | August 17, 2021

In 'The Audacity of a Kiss: Love, Art and Liberation,' the historic art world, opening a historic women's bar, and more events are included in Leslie Cohen's honest and fascinating memoir.


By Jim Provenzano | August 12, 2021

Theaters, bars, museums and more venues have reopened, while some have cancelled concerts (like Stevie Nicks!), but are you ready? Most Bay Area venues require proof of vaccination, so get your shots and have fun.

By Jim Provenzano | August 9, 2021

Can one page sum up an entire year? The late 1980s, while still in full-on Reaganomics hell, offered bits of resistance and joy amid the continuing oppression, epidemic deaths, and discrimination.


By Jim Provenzano | July 22, 2021

Midsummer fun continues all over the Bay. Be careful, be kind, mask up indoors, and head out for plays, concerts, films and nightlife frolics. Many venues are requiring masks, proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test for entry.

By | July 14, 2021

Make your reservations, get your vaccinations, and rejoin audiences all over the Bay Area for films, theater, dance and nightlife. Catch up in Going Out.


By Gregg Shapiro | June 29, 2021

With so much to be savored in the literary genre right now —and perhaps you're recovering from Pride festivities— look inward with some inspiring poetry by LGBTQ writers.

By Jim Provenzano | June 27, 2021

'B.A.R. Talks 3: AIDS/HIV in Print,' the third of the Bay Area Reporter's monthly 50th anniversary online panels, will feature Liz Highleyman, Tom Burtch and Guy Clark, who will discuss the paper's decades of covering the AIDS pandemic, online July 1.


By Mark William Norby | June 22, 2021

In the newly-released collection 'Poetry Rx' of 50 inspiring poems, compiled with commentary and poetical analyses by psychiatrist Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., more than a third of the poets have either openly identified as queer, or skewed LGBTQ-ward.

By Cornelius Washington | June 22, 2021

If you watched the new Netflix dramatized limited series, or the Amazon Prime documentary on fashion icon Halston, consider this rumination on those heady days when glamour created by a gay man ruled.


By Gregg Shapiro | June 21, 2021

Combining wit and wisdom, writer Paul Rudnick gives us much to think about while we are laughing, including in his new romantic and comic novel, 'Playing The Palace.'

By Jim Piechota | June 20, 2021

Brooklyn-based author Torrey Peters's frothy debut novel, a brilliantly entertaining study in trans feminine culture, chronicles the fiery relationship between a trans woman and her ex-partner.


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