Arts & Culture

'Dynasty' never says die: stars of the TV favorite to play Feinstein's

'Dynasty' never says die: stars of the TV favorite to play Feinstein's

Three of the actors who co-starred in the lavishly lathery soap opera 'Dynasty' —Jack Coleman, John James and Gordon Thomson— have reunited for a rat pack-inspired evening of drollery and dish that they're calling "Cocktails with the Carringtons."

'A League of Their Own's home run

'A League of Their Own's home run

Did "A League of Their Own" need a retelling as a series when it was seemingly perfect as a film? Yes, apparently, it did. The Amazon Prime original series is a strong and vital retelling, with a very queer update.

Black like him: Rasheed Newson's 'My Government Means to Kill Me'

Black like him: Rasheed Newson's 'My Government Means to Kill Me'

  • BOOKS
  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Aug 23, 2022

Rasheed Newson's debut novel, "My Government Means to Kill Me" is not the only noteworthy gay novel with footnotes, but still, they do make themselves known, and provide background on actual history and real historical people.

Q-Music: Diva country: new collections from Olivia Newton-John, Madonna, and more

Q-Music: Diva country: new collections from Olivia Newton-John, Madonna, and more

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Aug 23, 2022

Get into the groove and get physical with new classic collections by Olivia Newton-John, Bobbie Gentry, Mimi Roman and Madonna.

Couture caper: 'Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris'

Couture caper: 'Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris'

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Aug 23, 2022

We are all in need of a fairy tale for adults to lift up our spirits. Fortunately, Hollywood has given us a whimsical, enchanting one in "Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris," based on the beloved 1958 Paul Gallico novel.

Going Out, Homing's In, Aug. 18-26, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Aug. 18-26, 2022

We'll never keep you hanging with updated arts and nightlife event listings. Each week, we list provocative plays, delish dance parties, amazing art exhibits and more.

Out in the Bay: Author Dwayne Ratleff on 'Dancing to the Lyrics'

Out in the Bay: Author Dwayne Ratleff on 'Dancing to the Lyrics'

  • BOOKS
  • by Eric Jansen
  • Aug 18, 2022

Longtime San Franciscan Dwayne Ratleff grew up Black, poor, and gay in 1960s Baltimore.

"Bodies, Bodies, Bodies" plot-twists the knife

"Bodies, Bodies, Bodies" plot-twists the knife

  • MOVIES
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Aug 17, 2022

"Bodies Bodies Bodies," the English-language directorial debut by Dutch filmmaker Halina Reijn, is everything and nothing that you expect it to be, with a cast of (mostly) young actors romping around a mansion during an impending hurricane.

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.

'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.

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

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

  • MUSIC
  • by Tim 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.

Q-Music: Female energy

Q-Music: Female energy

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Aug 16, 2022

New music from bands with strong women lead vocalists get a listen, including Bonny Light Horseman, The Interrupters, Momma, Deerhoof and Stars.

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.