Arts & Culture

Queer reading: ACT UP's Staley is not silent in new book

Queer reading: ACT UP's Staley is not silent in new book

  • BOOKS
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Mar 15, 2022

ACT UP member Peter Staley pens a new memoir, "Never Silent: ACT UP and My Life in Activism."

Janis Ian: lighting the way in music

Janis Ian: lighting the way in music

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Mar 15, 2022

In an expansive Q&A, prolific singer-songwriter Janis Ian discusses her new —and possibly last— album, 'The Light at the End of the Line,' in advance of her March 20 concert at Berkeley's Freight & Salvage.

Sang Young Park's 'Love in the Big City'

Sang Young Park's 'Love in the Big City'

  • BOOKS
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Mar 15, 2022

Sang Young Park's gay-themed 'Love in the Big City,' his first to be newly translated into English, has been a runaway bestseller (nine printings) in South Korea, astounding for such a socially conservative nation.

Playing The Pines: classic dance mixes rediscovered and restored

Playing The Pines: classic dance mixes rediscovered and restored

  • MUSIC
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 15, 2022

Music mixes from the halcyon days of 1970s and '80s Fire Island and New York City nightclubs have been rediscovered in a series of remastered cassette mixes found in boxes at a Fire Island house. The Pine Walk Collection is now listenable on MixCloud.

Going Out, Homing's In, March 11-18, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, March 11-18, 2022

  • ART
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 10, 2022

Arts and nightlife events march into our schedule with energy and anticipation. Museums, galleries, theater, music and more await your attendance. Note the several music concerts and arts events with proceeds benefiting Ukraine refugees.

Melissa Etheridge is ready to rock again

Melissa Etheridge is ready to rock again

  • MUSIC
  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Mar 8, 2022

In describing Grammy-winning recording artist and activist Melissa Etheridge as a 'Lesbian Rock Goddess,' it's a title she likes. "That's perfect!" she replies with modesty. Etheridge will soon perform with her band at several Northern CA venues.

Frank Bruni's memoir, 'The Beauty of Dusk'

Frank Bruni's memoir, 'The Beauty of Dusk'

  • BOOKS
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Mar 8, 2022

"I went to bed seeing the world one way. I woke up seeing it another," writes gay journalist Frank Bruni in his new memoir about that fateful morning in 2017 when he awoke with blurred vision resembling a thick fog.

The lingering scent of murder: Lara Elena Donnelly's 'Base Notes'

The lingering scent of murder: Lara Elena Donnelly's 'Base Notes'

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Piechota
  • Mar 8, 2022

Drenched in pheromones and the smells of the big bad city, Lara Elena Donnelly's latest novel offers further proof of the author's wide-ranging talent and creativity.

Marching into TV Land: The Lavender Tube on Kate, Andy, Eve and Pam

Marching into TV Land: The Lavender Tube on Kate, Andy, Eve and Pam

Brittney Griner's busted, John Cameron Mitchell & Kate McKinnon in 'Joe v. Carole,' 'The Andy Warhol Diaries,' Renée Zellweger in 'The Thing About Pam,' and Sandra Oh in 'Killing Eve,' - all this and more in the new TV column.

Going Out, Homing's In, March 4-11, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, March 4-11, 2022

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 3, 2022

Count yourself lucky that you're in a relatively free country, at least free enough to attend arts and nightlife events like those listed here. Do what you can, donate to Ukraine relief efforts, then count your blessings at a theater, art gallery, or bar.

11th B.A.R. Talk focuses on arts

11th B.A.R. Talk focuses on arts

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 2, 2022

In our nearly final yearlong celebrations of the Bay Area Reporter's 50th anniversary, our eleventh monthly online panel, set for March 10, will focus on fifty years of arts coverage with former and current editors and writers.

'Sticker' author Henry Hoke

'Sticker' author Henry Hoke

  • BOOKS
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Mar 1, 2022

With his breathtaking and brief memoir 'Sticker,' queer writer Henry Hoke challenges our notions and expectations of the genre and does it all in under 125 pages.

50 years in 50 weeks: Marga Gomez' 2018 new year

50 years in 50 weeks: Marga Gomez' 2018 new year

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 1, 2022

When Marga Gomez' 'Latin Standards' premiered at the Brava Theater Center in early 2018, not only did she do an interview with Sari Staver for our January 11 issue, Gomez also enjoyed a half-page spread in The New York Times' Arts & Leisure section.

Colman Domingo's 'Dot' at NCTC

Colman Domingo's 'Dot' at NCTC

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Mar 1, 2022

Colman Domingo got his first ever stage role at the New Conservatory Theatre Center. Now, amid a successful career on Broadway and TV ('Euphoria'), his play, 'Dot' opens at the company where he got his start.