Arts & Culture

The wild ride of Jinwoo Chong's 'Flux'

The wild ride of Jinwoo Chong's 'Flux'

  • BOOKS
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Jul 4, 2023

Jinwoo Chong's new futuristic debut novel is like no other book you've ever read. Written in the tech thriller genre, it is a masterful example of what just may be the literature of the future.

Going Out, June 29-July 7, 2023

Going Out, June 29-July 7, 2023

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 29, 2023

Are you exhausted? Got the post-Pride blues? Relax with some cool art exhibits, fun theatrical shows, or sip a beverage at your favorite bar.

Vive la différence! — Queer actors of color in "Les Misérables" at the Orpheum

Vive la différence! — Queer actors of color in "Les Misérables" at the Orpheum

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 27, 2023

Haley Dortch plays Fantine in the latest touring production of "Les Miserables," which opens at the Orpheum Theater on July 5. Christine Heesun Hwang is also in the cast, playing Éponine.

Atomic Comic: Sara Toby Moore's 'human cartoon fantasia'

Atomic Comic: Sara Toby Moore's 'human cartoon fantasia'

  • THEATER
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 27, 2023

Sara Toby Moore is the writer and star of "Atomic Comic: a Human Cartoon Fantasia," which will perform at Z Space from June 30 through July 8. It's a show rife with humor while dealing with some very serious topics.

Ivo Dimchev: gay singer/songwriter's Bulgarian rhapsodies

Ivo Dimchev: gay singer/songwriter's Bulgarian rhapsodies

  • MUSIC
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 27, 2023

Ivo Dimchev, an openly gay HIV-positive performer who hails from Bulgaria, stands his ground in his music and performances, proudly letting the world know exactly who he is.

Glam, girls: The Lavender Tube on 'And Just Like That,' 'Glamorous' and more

Glam, girls: The Lavender Tube on 'And Just Like That,' 'Glamorous' and more

As Pride moves seamlessly into the Independence Day holiday, political storms keep brewing, but we can also take a breath and relax with some queer TV.

Author Jonathan Harper on belonging

Author Jonathan Harper on belonging

  • BOOKS
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 27, 2023

Jonathan Harper is good at luring and lulling readers. In his debut novel "You Don't Belong Here," the queer writer sets the stage with protagonist Morris, a bisexual writer from the DC area, and an unexpected encounter.

Passion for Pasolini: Criterion Collection rereleases nine classic films

Passion for Pasolini: Criterion Collection rereleases nine classic films

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 27, 2023

Just about anything you would want to know about gay Italian film director Pier Paolo Pasolini is showcased in Criterion's essential collection of nine Pasolini films, with extended interviews and a fascinating booklet of essays and images.

Going Out, June 22-30, 2023

Going Out, June 22-30, 2023

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 21, 2023

Here we go! The last week of June is full-on LGBTQetc. Pride. It's time to stand out, be out, and go out to arts and nightlife events all over the Bay Area.

Queer Reading: Book celebrates queer historical figures

Queer Reading: Book celebrates queer historical figures

  • BOOKS
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 21, 2023

As people gather this weekend for San Francisco Pride, many can't help but remember past friends, loved ones, and community leaders who have helped to make the LGBTQ community the vibrant one that is being celebrated.

Frameline's finest & finales

Frameline's finest & finales

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 20, 2023

Frameline47 emphasizes the interplay between past and present, in particular queer cinema history and the collective history of the LGBTQ community at large.

John Waters hosts Mosswood Meltdown

John Waters hosts Mosswood Meltdown

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 20, 2023

Filmmaker and "filth elder" John Waters will once again host the 2023 edition of the hip, queer, punk music festival Mosswood Meltdown in Oakland. He shared his love of punk music and style.

All aboard: Chunx and Funx of Gravy Train!!!!

All aboard: Chunx and Funx of Gravy Train!!!!

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 20, 2023

Known for its explicit and humorous queercore rap style, Gravy Train!!!! (yes, 4 exclamation marks) ascribes to a shock value code of ethics.Two of the band members talked about their reunion in advance of their Mosswood Meltdown gig on July 2.

'In the Evening by the Moonlight' — Lorraine Hansberry Theatre brings its namesake to life

'In the Evening by the Moonlight' — Lorraine Hansberry Theatre brings its namesake to life

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 20, 2023

Now at Fort Mason in a premiere production by Lorraine Hansberry's namesake theater company, Traci Tolmaire's drama imagines a single night of spiky conversation between the "Raisin In The Sun" playwright, singer Nina Simone and author James Baldwin.