Arts & Culture

Swan Song: remembrance of things past

Swan Song: remembrance of things past

  • MOVIES
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 27, 2021

Inspired by a true icon, 'Swan Song' stars Udo Kier as Mr. Pat, the formerly famous hairdresser known for the magic he worked with a brush, a comb, and hairspray on the heads of Sandusky socialites.

Irish wise: Graham Norton's novel, 'Home Stretch'

Irish wise: Graham Norton's novel, 'Home Stretch'

  • BOOKS
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jul 27, 2021

Known as the savvy, freewheeling UK television talk show host, Norton's new gay-inclusive novel is an unexpectedly insightful character-driven delight that is as binge-worthy and compelling as any trending Netflix series.

Sportertainment: The Lavender Tube on LGBT athletes & allies at the Tokyo Olympics

Sportertainment: The Lavender Tube on LGBT athletes & allies at the Tokyo Olympics

After a year's delay, and continued health worries and protests, Tokyo's Olympic Games have begun, with the largest ever number of out LGBT competitors. Our TV columnist also focuses on some outstanding straight athletes of note.

Yee's Summer Breeze: 'The Song of Summer' at SF Playhouse

Yee's Summer Breeze: 'The Song of Summer' at SF Playhouse

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jul 26, 2021

Lauren Yee's light pop-music-infused romantic comedy tells of a one-hit pop star who skips out on his concert tour to beeline back to his blue-collar hometown in Pennsylvania.

B.A.R. Talks 4: That's (Adult) Entertainment, with John F. Karr & Cornelius Washington

B.A.R. Talks 4: That's (Adult) Entertainment, with John F. Karr & Cornelius Washington

  • MOVIES
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 25, 2021

In the fourth edition of the Bay Area Reporter's monthly online chats celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication, writers John F. Karr and Cornelius Washington will discuss the history of sexuality in the publication in an Aug. 5 online chat.

Going Out, July 23-30, 2021

Going Out, July 23-30, 2021

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 22, 2021

Midsummer fun continues all over the Bay. Be careful, be kind, mask up indoors, and head out for plays, concerts, films and nightlife frolics. Many venues are requiring masks, proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test for entry.

Matthew does Joan does Sharon...and Glenn!

Matthew does Joan does Sharon...and Glenn!

  • THEATER
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 20, 2021

Oasis hosts Michael Phillis' new drag parody show, 'The Hand That Rocks the Crawford,' starring Matthew Martin as Joan Crawford in a mash-up of femme fatale '90s classic films.

Todrick Hall: the multi-talent on gay anthems, mentors & new music

Todrick Hall: the multi-talent on gay anthems, mentors & new music

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 20, 2021

Is there anything gay performer and Texas-native Todrick Hall can't do? He sings. He dances. He writes songs. He acts on Broadway, in movies, and on TV. He's also an outspoken activist, and discusses his new album, 'Femuline.'

Guilt vibration: Mark Wahlberg in 'Joe Bell,' a well-intentioned but unsteady melodrama

Guilt vibration: Mark Wahlberg in 'Joe Bell,' a well-intentioned but unsteady melodrama

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jul 20, 2021

In many ways, the new film 'Joe Bell' is Hollywood do-goodism at its worst. We're to view homophobia through the angst of a guilt-ridden parent in a shallow lopsided perspective that winds up becoming an elongated PSA.

The absence of doubt: Michael Lowenthal's dynamic 'Sex with Strangers'

The absence of doubt: Michael Lowenthal's dynamic 'Sex with Strangers'

  • BOOKS
  • by Mark William Norby
  • Jul 20, 2021

In Michael Lowenthal's fifth book, Sex with Strangers, the writer steps out of the novel and delivers a fiery collection of eight stories coursing through queer and straight lives.

Eva Noblezada: Broadway star brings 'Flower Power' to Feinstein's

Eva Noblezada: Broadway star brings 'Flower Power' to Feinstein's

  • MUSIC
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jul 20, 2021

Something new is in store for the genteel cabaret audiences that frequent Feinstein's at the Nikko. On July 28-31, two-time Tony nominee Eva Noblezada will premiere a brand new solo set at the club ... and she'll be pole dancing.

Dekkoo sponsors short film competition

Dekkoo sponsors short film competition

  • MOVIES
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 18, 2021

Whether you're a first-time filmmaker or an accomplished professional, Dekkoo, the LGBTQ movie streaming website, seeks short films, ten minutes or less, with the theme of 'Happy Endings.'

Going Out, July 16-22, 2021

Going Out, July 16-22, 2021

Make your reservations, get your vaccinations, and rejoin audiences all over the Bay Area for films, theater, dance and nightlife. Catch up in Going Out.

Lillias White: 'Happy' to be here

Lillias White: 'Happy' to be here

  • MUSIC
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jul 13, 2021

There will be much to celebrate with Broadway star Lillias White when she makes her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut in a two-night engagement beginning Friday, July 23. The very same day will see the release of White's new album, 'Get Yourself Some Happy!'