Arts & Culture

New group wants to save Castro Theatre seats

New group wants to save Castro Theatre seats

  • MOVIES
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 29, 2022

The Castro Theatre Conservancy has launched a campaign to draw attention to proposed changes at the much loved institution — including a plan to remove the seats on the main level.

For SF LGBTQ theater, it's a Kinsey Sicks Christmas

For SF LGBTQ theater, it's a Kinsey Sicks Christmas

  • THEATER
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 29, 2022

Nearly two decades after the Kinsey Sicks debuted their Christmas show "Oy Vey in a Manger" at the New Conservatory Theatre Center, the dragapella group is bringing it back to the LGBTQ nonprofit arts organization for a yuletide residency this year.

The persistence of Pansy Division: Jon Ginoli on the queer band's longevity

The persistence of Pansy Division: Jon Ginoli on the queer band's longevity

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 28, 2022

With seven studio albums under its belt as well as a handful of singles and compilations, Pansy Division springs eternal. The band is playing some upcoming live shows, including the Mosswood Meltdown on July 2.

Queer as Folk 3.0: third version of popular series gets diverse

Queer as Folk 3.0: third version of popular series gets diverse

With some reservations, we welcome back "Queer As Folk" in its third incarnation, currently on Peacock. Stephen Dunn incorporates more of the punk, badass, muddy, and sometimes venomous composition of the original British characters.

Q-Music: Box of ABBA

Q-Music: Box of ABBA

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 28, 2022

Even though ABBA has been celebrated via numerous compilations, the 10-disc "ABBA: Album Box Set" is the first of its kind domestic product. Get spinning, dancing queens.

'Smahtguy' - Eric Orner's new book about Barney Frank

'Smahtguy' - Eric Orner's new book about Barney Frank

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 28, 2022

Fans of Eric Orner's popular syndicated comic, "The Mostly Unfabulous Life of Ethan Green" will be happy to know that after several years of work, Orner's new book is out, a graphic novel based on the life of his former boss, Barney Frank.

Wild about "C.R.A.Z.Y."

Wild about "C.R.A.Z.Y."

  • MOVIES
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 28, 2022

The late filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée, who died unexpectedly at 58 in December 2021, never saw his 2005 movie "C.R.A.Z.Y." (Samuel Goldwyn Pictures) receive a general theatrical release in the States.

Book smart, Swift part: The Lavender Tube on Supreme evils, 'The Book of Queer' & 'Tom Swift'

Book smart, Swift part: The Lavender Tube on Supreme evils, 'The Book of Queer' & 'Tom Swift'

The new CW series features a gay Black billionaire's adventures; 'The Book of Queer' blends comedy and music with LGBTQ history; drag star Vanjie's looking for love, and the Roe v. Wade overturn crashes the news.

Andrew Holleran's postcard from Florida

Andrew Holleran's postcard from Florida

  • BOOKS
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 28, 2022

Andrew Holleran's new novel, the Florida-set 'The Kingdom of Sand,' is a welcome addition to his canon of gay novels, going back to the classic 'Dancer From the Dance.'

Out in the Bay: In 'Spell Heaven,' peers on the pier find connection

Out in the Bay: In 'Spell Heaven,' peers on the pier find connection

  • BOOKS
  • by Eric Jansen
  • Jun 23, 2022

How do we find human connection and meaning in an increasingly isolated world? Author and poet Toni Mirosevich found peers on the Pacifica pier.

SF's LGBTQ theater brings diverse voices to the stage

SF's LGBTQ theater brings diverse voices to the stage

  • THEATER
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 22, 2022

In October, San Francisco's New Conservatory Theatre Center will mount the world premiere of Nick Malakhow's new play "A Picture of Two Boys."

Film planned about 19th century SF feminist

Film planned about 19th century SF feminist

  • MOVIES
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 22, 2022

A new film, now in pre-production, will recall the life of Juana Briones, often remembered as the "Founding Mother of San Francisco."

Peek inside Castro Theatre shows why it's a city jewel

Peek inside Castro Theatre shows why it's a city jewel

  • MOVIES
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 22, 2022

The object of love and much adoration and — lately — plenty of controversy, the Castro Theatre is the crown jewel of the Castro neighborhood.

Nonbinary author has 'most banned' book in US

Nonbinary author has 'most banned' book in US

  • BOOKS
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 22, 2022

Maia Kobabe has the distinction of having written the most banned book in America, according to the American Library Association and PEN America, the writers' advocacy group Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists, and Novelists.