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Books on our gift list

Books on our gift list

By Gregg Shapiro

Books are affordable gifts that can be enjoyed in the safety of the recipients' homes. From photos books to fiction, pandemic poetry and thought-provoking essays, you'll find compelling reading for yourself or a loved one.

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By Jim Provenzano | November 22, 2020

Three new and recent books, while in different genres, each bring florid color and stories to readers. Ron Williams' René Capone's and Paul Pycraft & Melissa VanDiver's books share a stunning array of visuals in photos, paintings and illustration.

By Jim Provenzano | November 21, 2020

What do you do when your neighbor is a famed local costume designer? If you're Daniel Navarro, you make a film about him. In 'My Neighbor, Miguel,' the life and creations of gay Latino designer Miguel Gutierrez gets a well-deserved intimate portrait.


By Gregg Shapiro | November 17, 2020

A genuinely international experience, Daniel M. Jaffe short story collection, 'Foreign Affairs: Male Tales of Lust & Love,' takes readers around the globe in search of love and healing.

By Gregg Shapiro | November 10, 2020

Sam Doores, P.J. O'Connor, Will Butler, Grant Lee Phillips and other male musicians get some due attention.


By Jim Provenzano | November 5, 2020

Well, that was something. Is it over yet? You need some arts, nightlife and community gatherings, online and in-person, to calm down and relax.

By August Bernadicou | November 5, 2020

Bambi Lake, an actor, singer and performer known for the song 'The Golden Age of Hustlers,' died Nov. 4. Along with her solo singing, Lake performed with The Cockettes and Angels of Light.


By Michael Flanagan | November 3, 2020

Queer Nation Chicago inspired Terence Alan Smith to become Joan Jett-Blakk and run a write-in campaign amid the reelection campaign of Richard M. Daley, and later, a write-in run for the presidency.

By Gregg Shapiro | October 27, 2020

Bryan Washington, Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Nicole Krauss and others have great new novels out. In nonfiction, Charles Monroe-Kane, Big Freedia and a book about Keith Haring top our recommended autumn reading list.


By Jim Gladstone | October 27, 2020

Shotgun Players, Berkeley Repertory and Marin Theatre Company each have new shows ready to be viewed safely online, with astute and timely political and social messages told through innovative ways.

By Jim Provenzano | October 25, 2020

As health safety precautions remain in effect, some large museums have reopened under careful guidelines, while others, including smaller galleries, showcase beautiful and thought-provoking works online.


By Jim Gladstone | October 20, 2020

The most unusual new theater season in ages is now officially underway at Bay Area companies. From live-streamed productions to audio adaptations, new and classic plays are finding online audiences.

By Brian Bromberger | October 20, 2020

In honor of LGBTQ History month, HBO Max has produced a new limited four-episode docudrama series called Equal about the trailblazers and unsung heroes who fought for queer justice and equality in the pre-Stonewall era.


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