Arts & Culture

50 years in 50 weeks: The Sisters' hood in 1993

50 years in 50 weeks: The Sisters' hood in 1993

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 8, 2021

Perhaps the most visually striking lead Arts feature of 1993 showcased the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Tim Farrell interviewed members of the drag nun collective who were banned from the March on Washington stage.

Rufus Wainwright: gay singer-songwriter unfollows the rules

Rufus Wainwright: gay singer-songwriter unfollows the rules

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Sep 7, 2021

Last year, Rufus Wainwright released his eighth pop music studio album. It was significant because it was his first in 12 years. He'll perform at Satatoga's Mountain Winery Sept. 12.

Dystopian directions: The Lavender Tube on 'The Handmaid's Tale,' 'Queer as Folk's reboot & more

Dystopian directions: The Lavender Tube on 'The Handmaid's Tale,' 'Queer as Folk's reboot & more

The nightmare of 'The Handmaid's Tale' plays out in real-life in Texas; 'Queer as Folk' gets a New Orleans reboot; LGBT shows get a nod, and Lance Bass wants a gay 'Bachelor.'

Fauci on film: documentary spans the virologist's work on two pandemics

Fauci on film: documentary spans the virologist's work on two pandemics

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Sep 7, 2021

As he himself says in the new documentary made about him by National Geographic films, Dr. Anthony Fauci, known mostly for his work in the AIDS and COVID pandemics, "I represent the truth which makes people uncomfortable."

'Alec' - William di Canzio's new view on Forster's 'Maurice'

'Alec' - William di Canzio's new view on Forster's 'Maurice'

  • BOOKS
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Sep 7, 2021

William di Canzio's gay adaptation of E.M. Forster's landmark novel 'Maurice' was inspired by the classic love story of upper-class stockbroker Maurice Hall, this time from the perspective of his love, working-class gameskeeper Alec Scudder.

50 years in 50 weeks: 1992's Glam on a Rampage with Justin Bond

50 years in 50 weeks: 1992's Glam on a Rampage with Justin Bond

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 2, 2021

In one short column, Justin (pre-Vivian) Bond's May 21 Glam on a Rampage write-up encapsulates a wacky weekend at The Woods with the late drag persona Miss Kitty.

LGBTQ fall & winter books

LGBTQ fall & winter books

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Piechota
  • Sep 2, 2021

Here's an enticing preview of exciting upcoming Fall/Winter 2021 LGBTQ books standing tall on bookstore shelves or online platforms in the coming months.

Curtain call for fall: Bay Area theater's (hopeful) openings

Curtain call for fall: Bay Area theater's (hopeful) openings

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Aug 31, 2021

While companies continued to postpone their season openers throughout the past month, at press time the productions below are impatiently waiting in the wings, ready for their entrances.

Notes, worthy: opera, classical and chamber concerts this fall

Notes, worthy: opera, classical and chamber concerts this fall

  • MUSIC
  • by Philip Campbell
  • Aug 31, 2021

Musical institutions in San Francisco and the Bay Area are emerging from the pandemic to offer new fall seasons, both in-person and online.

A dance to Autumn: Bay Area terpsichorian talents

A dance to Autumn: Bay Area terpsichorian talents

  • DANCE
  • by Philip Mayard
  • Aug 31, 2021

Our dance community's performers, choreographers and administrators have shown an incredible amount of creativity and resiliency over the past year and a half, and are planning an incredible range of in-person and virtual events for the 2021 fall season.

Fall film forum: anticipated autumn movies

Fall film forum: anticipated autumn movies

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Aug 31, 2021

Whether viewing from home or daring to visit cinemas, movie fans are getting a feast of feature films to feast on this fall, from action and adventure to gay dramas and rebooted classic musicals.

Fall offerings at museums and galleries

Fall offerings at museums and galleries

  • ART
  • by Sura Wood
  • Aug 31, 2021

The visual arts have returned in late or revised form, from major museums to intimate galleries, several with solo exhibits of innovative works by women artists.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: Rex's rare 1991 interview

50 Years in 50 Weeks: Rex's rare 1991 interview

  • ART
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 26, 2021

Let's zoom in, dot by dot, to a rare January 3 interview with Rex, whose erotic images might have answered the question, 'What if Georges Seurat was a late-20th-century South of Market leather man?'

Joe Goode's new work dances through the Haight-Ashbury

Joe Goode's new work dances through the Haight-Ashbury

  • DANCE
  • by Philip Mayard
  • Aug 24, 2021

Amid limitations in dance and theater, for Joe Goode, it seems natural that his company will kick off San Francisco's fall dance season with 'A Time of Change,' a site-specific world premiere staged in indoor and outdoor locations around the Haight.