Arts & Culture

Friedman/Epstein films on TCM

Friedman/Epstein films on TCM

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 22, 2021

Turner Classic Movies will celebrate Pride Month with a special night of films by Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein on Monday, June 28, including 'The Times of Harvey Milk' and 'Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt.'

Frameline45 documentaries: cinematic stories shine, sometimes stall

Frameline45 documentaries: cinematic stories shine, sometimes stall

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 22, 2021

While most of the documentaries in Frameline45 are very good, none are great. In a rare occurrence, the narrative features this year are stronger entries than the documentaries. But there are some standouts.

Country Pride: singer-songwriter Ty Herndon

Country Pride: singer-songwriter Ty Herndon

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 22, 2021

Ty Herndon knows about love and acceptance. After proudly coming out as a gay man in 2014, he's performed at Pride festivals and released several albums. He's also producing the June 30 Concert of Love & Acceptance.

On the record with Lorant Duzgun

On the record with Lorant Duzgun

  • MUSIC
  • by Anthony T. Eaton
  • Jun 22, 2021

Lorant Duzgun, producer, professional DJ and owner of Royal Advisor Records, about the impact of COVID, New York'c club scene, and how he came to be a DJ.

Queer tales of brilliance: Brandon Taylor's 'Filthy Animals'

Queer tales of brilliance: Brandon Taylor's 'Filthy Animals'

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Piechota
  • Jun 22, 2021

The eleven linked stories contained in Brandon Taylor's second literary foray are, for the most part, dominated by the voice of Lionel, a gay Black graduate student in mathematics.

Playing for laughs and love with author-playwright Paul Rudnick

Playing for laughs and love with author-playwright Paul Rudnick

  • BOOKS
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 21, 2021

Combining wit and wisdom, writer Paul Rudnick gives us much to think about while we are laughing, including in his new romantic and comic novel, 'Playing The Palace.'

Gender, revealing: Torrey Peters 'Detransition, Baby'

Gender, revealing: Torrey Peters 'Detransition, Baby'

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Piechota
  • Jun 20, 2021

Brooklyn-based author Torrey Peters's frothy debut novel, a brilliantly entertaining study in trans feminine culture, chronicles the fiery relationship between a trans woman and her ex-partner.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1981: Cinema, Skinema

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1981: Cinema, Skinema

  • MOVIES
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 17, 2021

As Frameline celebrates its 45th anniversary, let's look back at coverage of their fifth anniversary in late June 1981, and the adult film advertised on the next page.

Pride programs: The Lavender Tube on TV news, chat shows and documentaries

Pride programs: The Lavender Tube on TV news, chat shows and documentaries

  • MOVIES
  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jun 15, 2021

June is such an exciting month on TV. Everybody remember that LGBTQ people exist. Ad campaigns include us... until June 30, at midnight, when we are shunted into the background again. Catch the LGBTQ programs while they're viewable.

Dancing For Pride: Fresh Meat Festival's 20th, online

Dancing For Pride: Fresh Meat Festival's 20th, online

  • DANCE
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 15, 2021

Fresh Meat Productions, a dance and performance troupe headed by trans dancer-choreographer Sean Dorsey, celebrates both Pride and its 20th anniversary with a two-week festival featuring more than 40 performers.

Men of Color on virtual -and live- stages

Men of Color on virtual -and live- stages

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 15, 2021

Solo shows with men of color include Jomar Tagatac in 'Hold These Truths,' Rotimi Agbabiaka's 'Manifesto,' Brandon Kyle Goodman's 'The Latrell Show,' and Theatre Rhino's duo show, 'Pillow Talk,' all online, some in-person, too.

Best Side Story: an interview with Rita Moreno

Best Side Story: an interview with Rita Moreno

  • MOVIES
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 15, 2021

An award-winning actress, writer, activist, dancer, mother, singer, feminist, Latina and EGOT, Rita Moreno discusses her recent memoir and the new documentary about her amazing life.

Frameline45 : homos, where the heart is

Frameline45 : homos, where the heart is

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 15, 2021

Whether consciously or not, the theme of Frameline45, in its programming of narrative films, is traditional values, mainly home and family.

Filmmaker Jenni Olson honored

Filmmaker Jenni Olson honored

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

On June 18 filmmaker and film curator Jenni Olson will be honored with the prestigious Teddy Award, the Berlinale's queer film award, during the 71st Berlinale's Summer Special Festival.