Arts & Culture

Murderous mystery in 'The Staircase'

Murderous mystery in 'The Staircase'

Innocent or guilty? The Michael Peterson case has been given two documentary treatments, and now a compelling dramatic mini-series starring Colin Firth and Toni Collette on HBO MAX.

Going Out, Homing's In, May 27-June 3, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, May 27-June 3, 2022

  • MUSIC
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 26, 2022

Get your rainbow infusion as June arrives, with arts, nightlife and community events becoming even more LGBT and Q this month.

Irish Ayes 'Out In The World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora'

Irish Ayes 'Out In The World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora'

  • ART
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 24, 2022

By explaining the lives of Irish LGBTQ people abroad and contributions of those who returned, 'Out In The World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora,' now at the GLBTHS Museum, can help us understand how Ireland became such a welcoming place for Irish queer folk.

SF DocFest 21's queer winners you won't want to miss

SF DocFest 21's queer winners you won't want to miss

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 24, 2022

The 21st San Francisco Documentary Film Festival (SF DocFest) is returning from June 1-12 and will involve a hybrid presentation of virtual screenings and live presentations, shown at the Roxie Theater. Most of the latter will also include in-person Q&As.

The Cockettes: glamour Hippies - iconic drag troupe returns for a new show

The Cockettes: glamour Hippies - iconic drag troupe returns for a new show

  • MUSIC
  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • May 24, 2022

The Cockettes were only around for a few years, beginning in 1969, but left a fabulous legacy in their wake. A new show at Oasis revives their drag fabulism, with some original troupe members, including composer Scrumbly Koldewyn.

Jeremy Beiler: gay comedy writer on 'I Love That For You'

Jeremy Beiler: gay comedy writer on 'I Love That For You'

In the new Showtime comedy series "I Love That For You," co-created by gay writer/actor Jeremy Beiler and "Saturday Night Live" favorite Vanessa Bayer, a woman fulfills dreams of becoming a spokesperson for a home shopping show.

Jeremy Denk's music and memoir

Jeremy Denk's music and memoir

  • BOOKS
  • by Timothy Pfaff
  • May 24, 2022

In his new memoir, acclaimed classical pianist Jeremy Denk unveils his personal story, and on a new Nonesuch CD, he masterfully plays Mozart Piano Concertos.

Women on the edge in stunning fiction

Women on the edge in stunning fiction

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Piechota
  • May 24, 2022

Several queer female authors have emerged in recent months to publish astoundingly impressive works of fiction. Each of the books profiled here are memorable, beautifully written, and well worth searching out for their resonant themes.

Krofft Kon @ Orinda Theatre

Krofft Kon @ Orinda Theatre

  • TELEVISION
  • by photos by Steven Underhill
  • May 23, 2022

Fans of the wacky kids shows of the 1960s showed up at the Orinda Theatre on May 21 for the first KrofftKon, a celebration of Sid and Marty Krofft's innovative, campy and slightly trippy TV shows "HR Pufnstuf," "Lidsville," "The Banana Splits" and others.

Going Out, Homing's in, May 19-27 2022

Going Out, Homing's in, May 19-27 2022

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 19, 2022

Days and nights continue to fill up with festive fun in nightlife, arts and community events. Scroll on, and find your fave form of fun.

Trailer triple-play: 'Bros,' 'Fire Island,' & 'Queer as Folk' reboot

Trailer triple-play: 'Bros,' 'Fire Island,' & 'Queer as Folk' reboot

  • MOVIES
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 18, 2022

It's not even June yet, but our inbox has already been flooded with a barrage of Pride-related products, movies and TV shows. Take a look at trailers for two gay movies and a new reboot of a classic series.

Queer Reading: Gay former MLB umpire pens memoir

Queer Reading: Gay former MLB umpire pens memoir

  • BOOKS
  • by Roger Brigham
  • May 18, 2022

Gay retired Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott has written a new memoir where he discusses his relatively easy coming out process.

'Downton Abbey: A New Era' - hit Brit sequel not so new, but not so bad

'Downton Abbey: A New Era' - hit Brit sequel not so new, but not so bad

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 17, 2022

'Downton Abbey' never pretends to be anything more than what it is, a romanticized frothy soap opera fantasy with expensive china that will warm you like a well-worn angora sweater. The sequel adds a movie crew and a French villa gifted to Lady Grantham.

Margaret Cho: comic actress on her TV/film triple play

Margaret Cho: comic actress on her TV/film triple play

  • MOVIES
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 17, 2022

Could there be an Emmy Award in Margaret Cho's future? In Hulu's "Fire Island," as well as on HBO Max's "The Flight Attendant," Cho's uncharacteristic restraint gives her queer characters, an admirable depth and humanity. She's also resumed stand-up gigs.