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AIDS activism by the book: 'Let the Record Show' captures a movement's rise and decline

AIDS activism by the book: 'Let the Record Show' captures a movement's rise and decline

By Jim Provenzano

In the lengthy 'Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993,' author Sarah Schulman documents and analyzes the ideals, actions, successes and failures of the people who made up the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power.

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By Jim Provenzano | June 17, 2021

As Frameline celebrates its 45th anniversary, let's look back at coverage of their fifth anniversary in late June 1981, and the adult film advertised on the next page.

By | June 10, 2021

As LGBT arts, nightlife and community events multiply like bunnies during Pride month, let's get hopping, indoors and out.


By Jim Provenzano | June 10, 2021

The April 10 tenth anniversary issue, at a whopping 68 pages, featured a disco dance event on the cover, and looked back on the 'Bay Area Reporter's first decade. Included was an expansive series of articles on gay theater companies.

By Gregg Shapiro | June 8, 2021

Pride festivities for 2021 still seem to be up in the air or not taking place. Nevertheless, there are other ways of displaying your pride in being a member of the LGBTQ+ community, including reading a book by a queer writer or ally.


By Gregg Shapiro | June 8, 2021

Consider the wide variety of LGBTQ fiction books published this year that showcase our diverse lives, and our diverse forms of storytelling, from mysteries to Young Adult, fantasy and classics rereleased.

By Jim Provenzano | June 3, 2021

As we continue into Pride month, let's indulge in LGBT-specific arts, nightlife and community events, while also considering our straight allies' goings-on, if they behave.


By Jim Provenzano | May 27, 2021

The rainbow avalanche is upon us as Pride events in multiple media rev up online and in person. Dust off your glittery gear. It's our month.

By Jim Piechota | May 25, 2021

Linda Simpson's epic pictorial stroll down Drag Queen Memory Lane captures that golden age of nightclub culture occupying the 1980s and '90s where creativity and fierceness combined in kaleidoscopic ways.


By Jim Provenzano | May 21, 2021

Mask on or off? Vaccinated? Not? I feel like a Sneech; star upon yars? Either way, with events increasingly opening for in-person arts, nightlife and community, get out or stay in, but find your fun.

By Jim Piechota | May 18, 2021

Attorney and prolific author Michael Nava's impressive, engrossing ninth mystery novel in his Henry Rios detective series flashes back to the 1980s where big hair ruled, neon lit up the night, and the dark storm clouds of the AIDS epidemic began.


By Jim Gladstone | May 17, 2021

A gay duo offers up new takes on classic sitcom theme songs, the long-gone Billie Holiday is revived in a play with her music, and half a dozen trans performers go virtual.

By Jim Provenzano | May 14, 2021

As more venues open up, you have more opportunities to enjoy art, music, nightlife and other events.


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