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The vampire's closet: 'Dark Shadows' star Jonathan Frid in new documentary

The vampire's closet: 'Dark Shadows' star Jonathan Frid in new documentary

By David-Elijah Nahmod

A new documentary recalls the life and career of Jonathan Frid, the actor who played Barnabas Collins, a 175-year-old guilt -ridden vampire on 'Dark Shadows,' the horror-themed daytime soap opera that became enormously popular during the late 1960s.

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By Jim Gladstone | October 26, 2021

Outside Lands is back. And it's outer than ever. Here's just a partial rundown of this year's queer Outside Lands highlights across a full gamut of musical genres, from R&B to rock to electronica.

By Gregg Shapiro | October 26, 2021

Patrick Sammon and Bennett Singer's documentary 'Cured' focuses on the background, struggle, and eventual victory that convinced the historic 1973 decision by the American Psychiatric Association to declassify homosexuality as a mental illness.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | October 26, 2021

Len Handeland's debut novel 'The Darkest Gift' is the perfect book to read on a dark and stormy night. The tale of Fabien and Laurent, two gay vampires who meet and fall in love in 18th-century Paris, is romantic and, at times, downright scary.

By Cornelius Washington | October 26, 2021

Kevin Simmonds, in his short but wonderful book, 'The Monster I Am Today: Leontyne Price and A Life In Verse,' provides the reader with a poetic insight that is lyrical, loving and romantic.


By Jim Provenzano | October 22, 2021

Politics through five decades of Bay Area Reporter coverage will be discussed by an esteemed panel of local officials, with Assistant News Editor and politics columnist Matthew S. Bajko, on Thursday, November 4.

By Jim Provenzano | October 20, 2021

A new art gallery kicks off its opening on October 26 with the work of six different artists. The gay couple who own Schlomer Haus Gallery, located in the Castro/Duboce district, hopes to draw art fans from all over.


By Jim Provenzano | October 20, 2021

In late October 1999, film writer Gary Morris focused on the San Francisco Film Society's Dark Wave series, a three-night mini-festival of unusual independent films screened at The Victoria Theatre.

By Jim Gladstone | October 19, 2021

"Halloween costumes are absolutely a form of drag," says Rosé, who performs with seven other 'RuPaul'sDrag Race' vets in 'Night of the Living Drag,' a pumpkin month performance tour that makes its San Francisco stop at the Warfield Theater Oct. 25.


By Victoria A. Brownworth | October 19, 2021

Halloween looms. It's time for some scares. 'American Horror Story: Double Feature,' the 'Chucky' series adaptation, 'Big Sky's thrills, 'See' gets a lesbian romance, and 'Y: The Last Man's lesbian and trans characters are part of a world without men.

By Brandon Judell | October 19, 2021

Attending the morning screening of 'Dune' at the New York Film Festival, I was hoping for an LGBTQ romantic comedy about the Pines on Fire Island. What I got was 'Star Bores.'


By Brian Bromberger | October 19, 2021

Gay film critic Michael Koresky's innovative and captivating book, 'Films of Endearment: A Mother, a Son and the '80s Films That Defined Us,' skillfully intertwines movies and the events in his and his mother Leslie's lives.

By Advertising Department -- Sponsored content | October 19, 2021

Join us as we honor the life and legacy of Black fashion designer Patrick Kelly with an all-day celebration at the de Young museum on Saturday, October 23!


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