Arts & Culture

Oh, 'Mary & George'! — Starz series' royal bed-hopping antics

Oh, 'Mary & George'! — Starz series' royal bed-hopping antics

The new seven-episode limited series, "Mary & George," streaming now on Starz, is probably the gayest, bawdiest series ever screened on TV. It raises carnal intrigue and scheming within a monarchy to new heights of audacity and salaciousness.

Netflix's 'Ripley' — Caravaggio, queer glances, and pictorial piazzas

Netflix's 'Ripley' — Caravaggio, queer glances, and pictorial piazzas

The new eight-episode limited series "Ripley" stars the beloved Andrew Scott in a dark, calculating, and alluring run at the character Tom Ripley, based on Patricia Highsmith's first in a best-selling series of books.

Preserving queer history with Kickass Queers and The Queercore Podcast

Preserving queer history with Kickass Queers and The Queercore Podcast

  • CULTURE
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 9, 2024

More often than not, queer history is either forgotten or rewritten until it bears little resemblance to what really happened. Now, two podcasts seek to set the record straight, so to speak, by telling our stories accurately.

Garrard Conley's remarkable debut novel, 'All the World Beside'

Garrard Conley's remarkable debut novel, 'All the World Beside'

  • BOOKS
  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Apr 9, 2024

Garrard Conley's debut novel, "All the World Beside," set in Puritan 18th-century America, involves a covert male love story as linear as human life, with its twists and turns, flash-forwards and flashbacks, that make it compelling.

Armen Davoudian's 'The Palace of Forty Pillars' — gay Iranian poet's collection emits new light

Armen Davoudian's 'The Palace of Forty Pillars' — gay Iranian poet's collection emits new light

  • BOOKS
  • by Mark William Norby
  • Apr 9, 2024

With "Forty Pillars," Tin House introduces the arrival of a future star in modern poetry and a gay Iranian who emigrated from Iran to America in 2018 when he was 17.

Rumi Missabu: original Cockettes member and performing artist, Nov. 14, 1947-April 2, 2024

Rumi Missabu: original Cockettes member and performing artist, Nov. 14, 1947-April 2, 2024

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 7, 2024

Rumi Missabu, one of the last original Cockettes, and a film, music and theater artist, died in his Oakland home on April 2. He was 76. Missabu performed in several of the shows, but later went on to many other artistic accomplishments.

Pre-Pride playlist: music from Isle of Klezbos, Kinsey Sicks, Lila Blue & more

Pre-Pride playlist: music from Isle of Klezbos, Kinsey Sicks, Lila Blue & more

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 5, 2024

Celebrate the sound of new music by Isle of Klezbos, The Kinsey Sicks, Lila Blue, Melissa Errico's second Sondheim album, and a tribute to the late Nanci Griffith.

Going Out, April 4-12, 2024

Going Out, April 4-12, 2024

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 4, 2024

We've sprung into spring action with a blossoming array of arts and nightlife events in Going Out.

John-Andrew Morrison returns to 'A Strange Loop' at A.C.T.

John-Andrew Morrison returns to 'A Strange Loop' at A.C.T.

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 2, 2024

John-Andrew Morrison returns in "A Strange Loop," the Tony and Pulitzer-winning musical being remounted by American Conservatory Theater with its original Broadway creative team, beginning later this month.

Tom Goss: gay singer/songwriter talks about his new album and his upcoming SF show

Tom Goss: gay singer/songwriter talks about his new album and his upcoming SF show

  • MUSIC
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 2, 2024

Gay singer/songwriter Tom Goss celebrates the release of his latest album, "Remember What it Feels Like," with a concert at the Utah on April 11 as part of his performing tour.

'Indigo Girls: It's Only Life After All' - music documentary's much closer to fine

'Indigo Girls: It's Only Life After All' - music documentary's much closer to fine

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 2, 2024

Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are the subjects of a marvelous and long overdue documentary, "Indigo Girls: It's Only Life After All" which, including their "Barbie" boost, new album and tour, adds up to more music enjoyment for their fans.

Love is in the air: The Lavender Tube on TV romances, gay games and Vanderpump's villa

Love is in the air: The Lavender Tube on TV romances, gay games and Vanderpump's villa

Our TV columnist covers the many romances on a drama, a soap, a sitcom and a reality series, plus a super queer scifi animated series with voiceovers by Michelle Yeoh, Russell Crowe and more big names.

Julie Delporte's storybook memoir 'Portrait of a Body'

Julie Delporte's storybook memoir 'Portrait of a Body'

  • BOOKS
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Apr 2, 2024

"Portrait of a Body" by Julie Delporte, translated from French by Helge Dascher and Karen Houle, tells the story of how one woman came to gain self-acceptance. The intimate storybook is masterfully illustrated by the author.

'Makeup' - portrait of an oddball friendship with a drag twist

'Makeup' - portrait of an oddball friendship with a drag twist

  • MOVIES
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 2, 2024

"Makeup" is a buddy film for the 21st century. A tale of an unlikely friendship between two very different people, one of whom has a secret, "Makeup" is a film which raises a number of interesting questions about gender roles.