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Duane Scott Cerny: midcentury maven

Duane Scott Cerny: midcentury maven

  • BOOKS
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Aug 16, 2022

Duane Scott Cerny knows enough about buying and selling vintage artifacts to fill a book; actually, a couple of books, including his latest, "Vintage Confidential — Retro Rattled, Tales Tattled: Confessions of the World's Third Oldest Profession."

Kodo Nishimura's 'This Monk Wears Heels'

Kodo Nishimura's 'This Monk Wears Heels'

  • BOOKS
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Aug 16, 2022

Kodo Nishimura, who describes himself as both ancient and trendy, seems determined to upend any expectations or limits in his mission to promote Buddhist teachings while inspiring people with beauty and fashion.

Mahler makeover: new-fangled recent recordings of Symphonies 2 and 4

Mahler makeover: new-fangled recent recordings of Symphonies 2 and 4

  • MUSIC
  • by Timothy Pfaff
  • Aug 16, 2022

The wild world of recordings serves up two new readings of Gustav Mahler symphonies —Gabriel Feltz's of the Second, Francois-Xavier Roth's of the Fourth— guaranteed to shake loose the last cobwebs clinging to what are now the standard interpretations.

'Raw! Uncut! Video!' Palm Drive's pioneering porn

'Raw! Uncut! Video!' Palm Drive's pioneering porn

  • MOVIES
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 16, 2022

For twelve years beginning in 1985, Palm Drive Video produced hundreds of video scenes featuring a variety of men engaging in a wide array of fetishized sex. The new documentary shares the kinky tale.

Attendees at Castro Theatre town hall demand seats be saved

Attendees at Castro Theatre town hall demand seats be saved

  • THEATER
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 12, 2022

The new-ish managers of the Castro Theatre got an earful at a town hall they hosted at the beloved movie palace Thursday night, an event that easily drew several hundred people and went on more than an hour longer than planned.

Going Out, Homing's In, Aug. 12-19, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Aug. 12-19, 2022

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 11, 2022

Celebrate summer indoors or out, in cool museums, at unique dance events and classy stage shows.

Rough trade: Kevin Lambert's 'Querelle of Roberval'

Rough trade: Kevin Lambert's 'Querelle of Roberval'

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Piechota
  • Aug 9, 2022

Canadian author Kevin Lambert's second novel is a heady affair revolving around issues of domination, labor equality, sexuality, and violent exploitation at the hands of a cocksure sex-god-like man named Querelle.

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

  • ART
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 9, 2022

Voting is open for the Bay Area Reporter's readers' poll known as the Besties.

Help is on the Way XXVI @ Marines' Memorial Theatre

Help is on the Way XXVI @ Marines' Memorial Theatre

  • MUSIC
  • by photo by Steven Underhill
  • Aug 9, 2022

Broadway homages wowed the audience at the 26th Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) Help Is On The Way concert at the Marines' Memorial Theatre on August 7, the first to be held in person since 2019.

Dream on: The Lavender Tube on 'The Sandman' 'Reservation Dogs ' and CPAC's political nightmares

Dream on: The Lavender Tube on 'The Sandman' 'Reservation Dogs ' and CPAC's political nightmares

"Your waking world is shaped by dreams." And by nightmares. This is a premise for "The Sandman," a fabulous new dark fantasy series from Netflix. Plus, new queer TV shows and rightwing bile at CPAC.

A Run for More & The Art of Love: two new uncommon LGBT films

A Run for More & The Art of Love: two new uncommon LGBT films

  • MOVIES
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Aug 9, 2022

Although they are vastly different films, both "A Run for More" and "The Art of Love" dare to venture off the beaten path, pulling back the curtain on their subject matter.

Extra-special: Ryan O'Connell's 'Just By Looking At Him'

Extra-special: Ryan O'Connell's 'Just By Looking At Him'

  • BOOKS
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Aug 9, 2022

2022 has been a triumphant year for Ryan O'Connell. After the gay writer/actor/director/disability advocate's "Special," he costarred in the new "Queer as Folk." His funny new novel should make some critics' lists of the Top Ten Queer novels of the year.

A passage from Pakistan: Taymour Soomro unearths "Other Names for Love"

A passage from Pakistan: Taymour Soomro unearths "Other Names for Love"

  • BOOKS
  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Aug 9, 2022

It's by no means a backhanded compliment to say that, in his debut novel, "Other Names for Love," Taymour Soomro is ace at describing weather.

George Platt Lynes' 'Daring Eye'- new biography on pioneering gay photographer

George Platt Lynes' 'Daring Eye'- new biography on pioneering gay photographer

  • BOOKS
  • by Robert Brokl
  • Aug 9, 2022

Allen Ellenzweig's important new book, "George Platt Lynes: the Daring Eye," reveals far more about the gay photographer and his times, nearly seven decades since his untimely death.