Arts & Culture

Cured: documentary on anti-gay psych wars

Cured: documentary on anti-gay psych wars

  • MOVIES
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 26, 2021

Patrick Sammon and Bennett Singer's documentary 'Cured' focuses on the background, struggle, and eventual victory that convinced the historic 1973 decision by the American Psychiatric Association to declassify homosexuality as a mental illness.

The vampire's closet: 'Dark Shadows' star Jonathan Frid in new documentary

The vampire's closet: 'Dark Shadows' star Jonathan Frid in new documentary

  • DVD
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 26, 2021

A new documentary recalls the life and career of Jonathan Frid, the actor who played Barnabas Collins, a 175-year-old guilt -ridden vampire on 'Dark Shadows,' the horror-themed daytime soap opera that became enormously popular during the late 1960s.

Gay vampires in love

Gay vampires in love

  • BOOKS
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 26, 2021

Len Handeland's debut novel 'The Darkest Gift' is the perfect book to read on a dark and stormy night. The tale of Fabien and Laurent, two gay vampires who meet and fall in love in 18th-century Paris, is romantic and, at times, downright scary.

Monster's mash: Kevin Simmonds' poetic look at opera diva

Monster's mash: Kevin Simmonds' poetic look at opera diva

  • BOOKS
  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Oct 26, 2021

Kevin Simmonds, in his short but wonderful book, 'The Monster I Am Today: Leontyne Price and A Life In Verse,' provides the reader with a poetic insight that is lyrical, loving and romantic.

Seventh B.A.R. Talk to focus on local politics

Seventh B.A.R. Talk to focus on local politics

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 22, 2021

Politics through five decades of Bay Area Reporter coverage will be discussed by an esteemed panel of local officials, with Assistant News Editor and politics columnist Matthew S. Bajko, on Thursday, November 4.

Schlomer Haus art gallery opens in the Castro

Schlomer Haus art gallery opens in the Castro

  • ART
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 20, 2021

A new art gallery kicks off its opening on October 26 with the work of six different artists. The gay couple who own Schlomer Haus Gallery, located in the Castro/Duboce district, hopes to draw art fans from all over.

50 years in 50 weeks: scares of 1999

50 years in 50 weeks: scares of 1999

  • MOVIES
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 20, 2021

In late October 1999, film writer Gary Morris focused on the San Francisco Film Society's Dark Wave series, a three-night mini-festival of unusual independent films screened at The Victoria Theatre.

Queen O'Ween at the Warfield

Queen O'Ween at the Warfield

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 19, 2021

"Halloween costumes are absolutely a form of drag," says Rosé, who performs with seven other 'RuPaul'sDrag Race' vets in 'Night of the Living Drag,' a pumpkin month performance tour that makes its San Francisco stop at the Warfield Theater Oct. 25.

ApocaLGBTQ: The Lavender Tube on dystopian dramas and scary spices

ApocaLGBTQ: The Lavender Tube on dystopian dramas and scary spices

Halloween looms. It's time for some scares. 'American Horror Story: Double Feature,' the 'Chucky' series adaptation, 'Big Sky's thrills, 'See' gets a lesbian romance, and 'Y: The Last Man's lesbian and trans characters are part of a world without men.

Bland 'Dune' - also, Frank Herbert's dug-up homophobia

Bland 'Dune' - also, Frank Herbert's dug-up homophobia

  • MOVIES
  • by Brandon Judell
  • Oct 19, 2021

Attending the morning screening of 'Dune' at the New York Film Festival, I was hoping for an LGBTQ romantic comedy about the Pines on Fire Island. What I got was 'Star Bores.'

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love Opening Day is October 23

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love Opening Day is October 23

  • ART
  • by Advertising Department -- Sponsored content
  • Oct 19, 2021

Join us as we honor the life and legacy of Black fashion designer Patrick Kelly with an all-day celebration at the de Young museum on Saturday, October 23!

Film fan family: Michael Koresky's movies & mom memoir

Film fan family: Michael Koresky's movies & mom memoir

  • BOOKS
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Oct 19, 2021

Gay film critic Michael Koresky's innovative and captivating book, 'Films of Endearment: A Mother, a Son and the '80s Films That Defined Us,' skillfully intertwines movies and the events in his and his mother Leslie's lives.

Dave Chappelle, Netflix and you

Dave Chappelle, Netflix and you

No matter what Dave Chappelle and Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos tell you, violence against LGBTQ is real and giving cover for transphobia and homophobia presents a real world threat to LGBTQ people.

Litquake's finale & queer choices

Litquake's finale & queer choices

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 15, 2021

Wait, you haven't been enjoying Litquake's return to in-person (and online) events? There's still time to show some love for local literature, tonight through October 23.