Arts & Culture

Q Music: men's men

Q Music: men's men

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Mar 21, 2023

Check new music by men, including Lambchop, Father John Misty, Marlon Williams, Bret McKenzie, The Mountain Goats, and Freedy Johnston.

The dating games: The Lavender Tube on reality romance, stranded soccer gals, and school spirits

The dating games: The Lavender Tube on reality romance, stranded soccer gals, and school spirits

Two new queer takes on reality show romances include "Coming Out for Love" and "Game Changer with Milan Christopher," plus "Yellowjackets" new season and the comic "School Spirits."

Lucy Jane Bledsoe's 'Tell the Rest'

Lucy Jane Bledsoe's 'Tell the Rest'

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Piechota
  • Mar 21, 2023

For the two enthralling queer protagonists in author Lucy Jane Bledsoe's just-published novel, they have lived a life scarred by their time in a Christian conversion camp, each bearing the enduring weight of psychological pain and torment.

Thomas Mallon's 'Up With the Sun'

Thomas Mallon's 'Up With the Sun'

  • BOOKS
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Mar 21, 2023

Readers can discover Dick Kallman, a gay miniscule has-been yet fascinating celebrity, in the new novel on his tumultuous life, "Up With the Sun" by Thomas Mallon, perhaps the country's foremost historical fiction writer.

'Cockettes: Res-Erection' - Oasis musical revue recalls famed queer theater troupe

'Cockettes: Res-Erection' - Oasis musical revue recalls famed queer theater troupe

  • THEATER
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 14, 2023

Oasis will come alive with the sound of The Cockettes on March 23-25. For those who may not know, The Cockettes were a queer theater troupe that performed in San Francisco from around 1969-1972.

Robert Moses Kin: Bootstraps Initiative connects choreography and community

Robert Moses Kin: Bootstraps Initiative connects choreography and community

  • DANCE
  • by Philip Mayard
  • Mar 14, 2023

For more than 25 years, Robert Moses has been a powerful force in the Bay Area arts community. In addition to his dance company's March concerts, his dancers and musicians bring the arts to under-served youth communities.

Wonder women in music, 2023

Wonder women in music, 2023

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Mar 14, 2023

Listen up. Our prolific music reviewer samples new albums from Nessa Barrett, Sunny War, Weyes Blood, KT Tunstall and other women singer-songwriters.

Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Mahler's Sixth Symphony

Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Mahler's Sixth Symphony

  • MUSIC
  • by Philip Campbell
  • Mar 14, 2023

The remarkable nexus between Gustav Mahler's intense Symphony No. 6, the San Francisco Symphony and Music Director Laureate Michael Tilson Thomas has captivated listeners, both at home and on tour, for many years.

Leslie Absher's 'Spy Daughter, Queer Girl'

Leslie Absher's 'Spy Daughter, Queer Girl'

  • BOOKS
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Mar 14, 2023

While growing up, Leslie Absher didn't know or years that her father worked for the CIA. She later decided that her life as a spy daughter was also hers to reclaim. The result is an intimate portrait of personal healing.

A family affair: Richard Mirabella's 'Brother & Sister Enter the Forest'

A family affair: Richard Mirabella's 'Brother & Sister Enter the Forest'

  • BOOKS
  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Mar 14, 2023

The title of Richard Mirabella's debut novel, "Brother & Sister Enter the Forest" promises the sinister, and Mirabella makes good on the promise. The plot sits queasily somewhere between "Hansel and Gretel" and "A Long Day's Journey Into Night."

Spit or 'Swallowed'?

Spit or 'Swallowed'?

  • MOVIES
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Mar 14, 2023

Cooper Koch is in the process of becoming the Scream Queen of 2022 with his performances in "Swallowed," the drug-mule thriller with a buggy bite.

Oscar major winners? Academy Awards predictions

Oscar major winners? Academy Awards predictions

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Mar 7, 2023

This year's 95th Academy Awards, intent on avoiding the shocking headlines of last year's slap-happy show, is already awash in controversies. The upswing is the hope of Asian actor and co-director wins for "Everything Everywhere, All at Once."

Supreme Models: Vogue docuseries based on Marcellas Reynolds' book

Supreme Models: Vogue docuseries based on Marcellas Reynolds' book

  • BOOKS
  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Mar 7, 2023

Marcellas Reynolds' ravishing book, "Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion," is a must-have for true fashion addicts. And so is the Vogue documentary series inspired by his book.

Jake Wesley Rogers: anthems and extravagance at Bimbo's

Jake Wesley Rogers: anthems and extravagance at Bimbo's

  • MUSIC
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Mar 7, 2023

The exuberantly queer Jake Wesley Rogers' first tour as a headliner stops at Bimbo's 365 Club on March 12. His richly emotional songs bring a sweeping, passionate quality evocative of Billy Joel, David Bowie, and Elton John.