Arts & Culture

Q-Music: queer in your ear all year

Q-Music: queer in your ear all year

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Aug 15, 2023

Our music writer shares new grooves from super-queer bands Anohni and the Johnsons, The Aces, Diners, Roselit Bone and Rodeo Boys. Listen up!

To 'Sur' with love: lost gay porn classic resurrected

To 'Sur' with love: lost gay porn classic resurrected

  • MOVIES
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 15, 2023

"Sur" was a 1970s gay porn film shot by Tom DeSimone at the lush and beautiful beaches of Big Sur, California. A new short documentary tells the tale of its production.

Jamie Stewart's 'Anything That Moves'

Jamie Stewart's 'Anything That Moves'

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Piechota
  • Aug 15, 2023

Jamie Stewart's "Anything That Moves," an erotic catalog of collected memories of the non-binary performer's sexual experiences shifts from the awkward to the depraved to the hilarious.

Woolley's contributions to Frameline highlighted as he leaves ED role

Woolley's contributions to Frameline highlighted as he leaves ED role

  • MOVIES
  • by J.L. Odom
  • Aug 14, 2023

San Francisco's LGBTQ film festival is looking for a new leader.

Going Out, August 10—18, 2023

Going Out, August 10—18, 2023

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 10, 2023

From wild to mild, sexy gogo guys at Beaux and virtuous vocalists are among our many nightlife and arts listings, this week and every week.

'Barbie,' what a doll

'Barbie,' what a doll

  • MOVIES
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Aug 8, 2023

Writer and director Greta Gerwig's latest movie "Barbie," a live-action fantasia revolving around corporate toy giant Mattel's legendary doll, while far from perfect, is an unexpectedly delightful breath of fresh and campy air.

'Passages' — Ira Sachs' intense drama

'Passages' — Ira Sachs' intense drama

  • MOVIES
  • by Kyle Amato
  • Aug 8, 2023

Director Ira Sachs returns with another incisive character piece with "Passages," though this one is far meaner than usual, like a particularly nasty French New Wave film, but one with a gay relationship at the center.

'Tina' teeters but its star shines: Turner bio-musical plays the Golden Gate

'Tina' teeters but its star shines: Turner bio-musical plays the Golden Gate

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Aug 8, 2023

The unbridled live energy that will send "Tina" audiences home trilling the producers' hoped for review —"Simply the best, better than all the rest"— is only part of the jukebox biographical musical about the life of music legend Tina Turner.

Flown the coop: The Lavender Tube on Paul Reubens, Christian Cooper and 'Only Murders'

Flown the coop: The Lavender Tube on Paul Reubens, Christian Cooper and 'Only Murders'

The passing of Paul Reubens, the success of a Black gay ornithologist, and the third theatrical season of a favorite podcast-murder comedy are among this week's TV viewings.

Nearer my god(s): LGBTQ-inclusive spirituality books, part 2

Nearer my god(s): LGBTQ-inclusive spirituality books, part 2

  • BOOKS
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Aug 8, 2023

Part 2 of our spiritual books survey includes Jewish Buddhist, Native American, yoga and Wiccan traditions that provide inclusive spaces where people don't have to choose between essential parts of their identity.

Tim Murphy's 'Speech Team'

Tim Murphy's 'Speech Team'

  • BOOKS
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Aug 8, 2023

If you have loved gay writer Tim Murphy's books since his breathtaking 2016 breakthrough novel "Christadora" and its 2019 follow-up "Correspondents," then you will be happy to know that his fourth novel, "Speech Team" is being released in August.

Going Out, August 3—11, 2023

Going Out, August 3—11, 2023

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 3, 2023

Sip a beer with pals at The Midnight Sun, take in "The Tudors" at the Legion of Honor, or clap along to the rousing "Tina Turner Musical" at the Golden Gate Theatre. We've got all this and many more nightlife and arts listings, this week and every week.

Jerron Herman: Dancer/choreographer decodes Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man

Jerron Herman: Dancer/choreographer decodes Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man

  • DANCE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 1, 2023

One standout among the dozen artists in the 11th annual State of Play Dance Festival is Jerron Herman, whose extensive solo confronts the artistic 'perfection' of Leonardo da Vinci's famous drawing.

Belinda Carlisle: Still mad about her music

Belinda Carlisle: Still mad about her music

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Aug 1, 2023

Belinda Carlisle is the definition of a music legend. Her new EP, "Kismet" includes dance floor-ready bops. She discussed her work ahead of her SF concert on August 20.