Arts & Culture

Lesbians bring 'Overlooked Latinas' to SF stage

Lesbians bring 'Overlooked Latinas' to SF stage

It all started 18 years ago, when director Mary Guzmán took in one of Tina D'Elia's onstage performances and decided she wanted to work with her.

Guest Opinion: Let's create more indie bookstores

Guest Opinion: Let's create more indie bookstores

  • BOOKS
  • by Ken White
  • Sep 13, 2023

When I worked at A Different Light Bookstore on Castro Street in the 1990s, it was the cultural hub of the LGBTQ neighborhood.

'P.S. Burn This Letter Please' — fascinating '50s New York drag scene told in new book

'P.S. Burn This Letter Please' — fascinating '50s New York drag scene told in new book

  • BOOKS
  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Sep 12, 2023

The discovery of a series of letters addressed to someone named Reno Martin from a writer using the name Daphne talking about drag in New York in the 1950s has led to a fascinating documentary and now a book by Craig Olsen.

Film forum: gay DVDs to tide you over

Film forum: gay DVDs to tide you over

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Sep 12, 2023

Since one can only watch so many reruns through the ongoing writers and actors' strike, queer audiences might reconsider discovering movies from last year that have recently been reissued on DVD and Blu-ray.

'Cruel Intentions' - Ray of Light Theatre's dark '90s jukebox bop

'Cruel Intentions' - Ray of Light Theatre's dark '90s jukebox bop

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 12, 2023

Based on the hit film, the '90s jukebox musical "Cruel Intentions" makes its Bay Area debut in Ray of Light's production. The show's director-choreographer and the company's artistic director shared their recipe for theatrical success and fun.

Autumn reads, part 3

Autumn reads, part 3

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Piechota
  • Sep 12, 2023

With the third and final installment of our fall 2023 books roundup, while we couldn't capture all the amazing queer books publishing this season, here are even more of the novels, memoirs, and picture book titles you will certainly want to seek out.

Q-Music: 12 inches of queer music

Q-Music: 12 inches of queer music

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Sep 12, 2023

Our voracious music reviewer Gregg Shapiro shares new and reissued sounds from General Public, Nora Kelly Band, Veronica Swift and Worriers.

Going Out, Sept. 7-15, 2023

Going Out, Sept. 7-15, 2023

  • MUSIC
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 7, 2023

What's your pleasure? Dramatic stage plays, beguiling art exhibits, hunky dudes dancing to funky grooves? How about a full-out Pridefest in Oakland? We've got arts and nightlife events, in abundance, this week and every week in our expansive listings.

Myriam Gurba's 'Creep: Accusations and Confessions'

Myriam Gurba's 'Creep: Accusations and Confessions'

  • BOOKS
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Sep 6, 2023

"Creep: Accusations and Confessions" is a truly worthy new collection of essays about the evil that exists all around us. It is written by the very talented Mexican-American writer Myriam Gurba.

'Hippest Trip: The Soul Train Musical' at A.C.T. — Dominique Morisseau engineers an inventive new jukebox

'Hippest Trip: The Soul Train Musical' at A.C.T. — Dominique Morisseau engineers an inventive new jukebox

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 5, 2023

Playwright Dominique Morisseau returns to the Bay Area for the premiere production of "Hippest Trip: The Soul Train Musical" for which she wrote the book, after a fortunate coincidence that fueled an invigorating musical treasure hunt.

Years, queers and fears: The Lavender Tube on 'Years, 'Vampire,' 'Good Omens' and more

Years, queers and fears: The Lavender Tube on 'Years, 'Vampire,' 'Good Omens' and more

Our television columnist notes a few replays ('Years and Years,' 'Interview With the Vampire'), 'Good Omens' and 'Foundation's second seasons, with gay and lesbian characters, and another gay couple on 'The Amazing Race.'

LGBTQ History Month playlist

LGBTQ History Month playlist

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Sep 5, 2023

We've got a select batch of new music from artists you may know, a few that you likely don't but should, and a musical score you have to love.

Mark S. King's 'My Fabulous Disease'

Mark S. King's 'My Fabulous Disease'

  • BOOKS
  • by Hank Trout
  • Sep 5, 2023

"My Fabulous Disease: Chronicles of a Gay Survivor," an anthology of some of Mark S. King's favorite blog entries and other pieces he wrote for various gay newspapers, chronicles his perspectives about being HIV-positive.

Autumn reads, part 2

Autumn reads, part 2

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Piechota
  • Sep 5, 2023

Here comes the second part of our fall books roundup, which will give you an idea of what is coming to bookstores over the next several months.