Arts & Culture

Comic crushes: The Lavender Tube on 'The Other Two,' 'Work in Progress' and new 'L Word'

Comic crushes: The Lavender Tube on 'The Other Two,' 'Work in Progress' and new 'L Word'

'The Other Two' returns to wacky comic touches in its second season; Abby McEnany's dyke-filled dark comedy's daring; 'The L Word: Gen Q's season 2 is smoother, sharper and a touch more emotionally relatable.

Erotic Avenue: Mark I. Chester's 'Street Sex Photos'

Erotic Avenue: Mark I. Chester's 'Street Sex Photos'

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 21, 2021

For anyone who misses having sex in a back alley, parking lot, or atop a bulldozer, the new hardcover book of photos by veteran photographer Mark I. Chester makes a perfect gift for Folsom time.

'Bloodsisters' - groundbreaking lesbian BDSM video re-released

'Bloodsisters' - groundbreaking lesbian BDSM video re-released

  • DVD
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 21, 2021

Originally released in 1995, Michelle Handelman's documentary 'Bloodsisters: Leather, Dykes & Sadomasochism' educates and enlightens while preserving the history of San Francisco's lesbian BDSM community.

Larry Townsend: celebrating the man behind 'The Leatherman's Handbook'

Larry Townsend: celebrating the man behind 'The Leatherman's Handbook'

  • BOOKS
  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Sep 21, 2021

Being Folsom Week, we dive into the early roots of leather culture, specifically in California. 'The Life and Times of Larry Townsend: Saluting the 50th Anniversary of The Leatherman's Handbook,' by Jack Fritscher, is a festive romp.

Sex and sensibility: Alexander Cheves' 'My Love is a Beast: Confessions'

Sex and sensibility: Alexander Cheves' 'My Love is a Beast: Confessions'

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Piechota
  • Sep 20, 2021

In this commanding, in-your-face debut memoir by Alexander Cheves, the author lays bare the "sins" of his past but he rightfully refuses to atone for them. Instead, a libidinous celebration of sorts takes place within these pages.

50 years in 50 weeks: 1994, Pedro got real

50 years in 50 weeks: 1994, Pedro got real

1994 was a big year for LGBT arts. But perhaps the brightest —yet sadly briefest— star to shine was Pedro Zamora in Season 3 of MTV's 'The Real World,' set in San Francisco.

Circus Bella: big top fun in Bay Area parks

Circus Bella: big top fun in Bay Area parks

  • THEATER
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 14, 2021

Circus Bella is now in the Bay Area offering the excitement of a circus in their new live shows taking place at various Bay Area parks. Two members of the company are out and proud members of the LGBTQ community.

The Way of the Force: Q-Force's Gabe Liedman

The Way of the Force: Q-Force's Gabe Liedman

Featuring the voices of a stellar cast of queer and queer-friendly actors, the hot new Netflix series 'Q-Force' takes spy capers to camp levels. Co-creator, writer and costar Gabe Liedman shares some behind-the-scenes stories and inspiration.

Marga Gomez revs up her 'Spanking Machine'

Marga Gomez revs up her 'Spanking Machine'

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 14, 2021

After critical acclaim for the online version of her latest solo show, veteran comic and storyteller Marga Gomez returns to The Marsh to share tales of Catholic school days, kinky sex, and childhood bullying.

Eyes of Tammy Faye: dramatic adaptation of the televangelist documentary

Eyes of Tammy Faye: dramatic adaptation of the televangelist documentary

  • MOVIES
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 14, 2021

Jessica Chastain stuns with mascara-eyed sincerity in the narrative adaptation of the acclaimed documentary, 'The Eyes of Tammy Faye,' about the rise and fall of televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker.

The Truman Show: 'The Capote Tapes' reveals the writer's lost legacy

The Truman Show: 'The Capote Tapes' reveals the writer's lost legacy

  • BOOKS
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Sep 14, 2021

The new documentary about Truman Capote largely succeeds in telling the never-heard-before true story behind the headlines and gossip about a gay writer who paid a tremendous price for his gift.

Shapeshifter: bisexual Surrealist poet Alice Paalen Rahon unmasked in new compilation

Shapeshifter: bisexual Surrealist poet Alice Paalen Rahon unmasked in new compilation

  • ART
  • by Mark William Norby
  • Sep 14, 2021

Alice Paalen Rahon, a Surrealist poet and painter, has been largely overlooked, but her works reemerge in 'Shapeshifter,' a new compilation of her poetry.

Baloney's back: saucy male burlesque show returns to Oasis

Baloney's back: saucy male burlesque show returns to Oasis

  • DANCE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 12, 2021

With a blend of the comic, erotic and intellectual, Baloney SF, the "all-male" burlesque review, finally returns to Oasis' stage for its seventh season.

Going Out, Homing's In Sept. 9-17, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In Sept. 9-17, 2021

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 9, 2021

Enjoy sly comics, super music, divas in drag or marvy museums. Arts and nightlife events await your attendance.