Arts & Culture

Nonetheless: Andrew Sean Greer's "Less Is Lost" is less than "Less"

Nonetheless: Andrew Sean Greer's "Less Is Lost" is less than "Less"

  • BOOKS
  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Oct 18, 2022

Andrew Sean Greer's last novel, "Less," was a uproarious surprise hit. If you loved it, snap up "Less Is Lost," the sequel. But in what could be called a second act, the follow-up is —literally, sadly— less.

John D'Emilio's 'Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhood'

John D'Emilio's 'Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhood'

  • BOOKS
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Oct 18, 2022

One of the preeminent queer historians instrumental in helping establish Gay and Lesbian Studies as an academic discipline, John D'Emilio's memoir, "Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhood," details his coming of age from the 1960s to Stonewall.

ABADÁ's Capoeira celebration

ABADÁ's Capoeira celebration

  • DANCE
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Oct 17, 2022

Márcia Treidler (a.k.a. "Mestra Cigarra"), Artistic Director of ABADA-Capoeira San Francisco, discussed her decades-long love of the artistic martial art, and the upcoming free outdoor events in the Mission.

Moody blues: Stephan Ferris' 'Blue Movie: Scenes from the Life of a Sexual Outlaw'

Moody blues: Stephan Ferris' 'Blue Movie: Scenes from the Life of a Sexual Outlaw'

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Piechota
  • Oct 14, 2022

Former gay porn actor Stephan Ferris's debut memoir that chronicles his life in 77 unflinching and graphically depicted scenes. Ferris (aka Blue Bailey) considers the experiences that shaped his early years as "dangerous and potentially deadly."

Out in the Bay: 'Bad Hombres' skewers stereotypes

Out in the Bay: 'Bad Hombres' skewers stereotypes

  • THEATER
  • by Eric Jansen
  • Oct 13, 2022

In "Bad Hombres," playing at San Francisco's Theatre Rhinoceros through October 30, actor Rudy Guerrero plays seven characters that comically ("absurdly," said the solo show's director) skewer stereotypes of queer Latinos.

News Briefs: Day of the Dead exhibition now open in SF

News Briefs: Day of the Dead exhibition now open in SF

  • ART
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Oct 12, 2022

SOMArts Cultural Center's annual Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, exhibition is now open for public viewing.

Halloween chills with 'The Summoning'

Halloween chills with 'The Summoning'

  • THEATER
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 11, 2022

Into the Dark, the terrifyingly fun production company, returns with "The Summoning," an original, fully immersive haunted attraction that can now be experienced at the San Francisco Mint.

Circus Bella returns with aerialist Joey Moore

Circus Bella returns with aerialist Joey Moore

  • DANCE
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 11, 2022

Circus Bella, the popular one-ring circus, returns with six outdoor shows for the fall season. Among the performers is Joey Moore, who will thrill audiences with his aerial straps.

Tina D'Elia delights in 'Overlooked Latinas'

Tina D'Elia delights in 'Overlooked Latinas'

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 11, 2022

Tina D'Elia is serving up a fizzy cocktail of sentiment, schtick and tribute at The Marsh this month. Her solo showcase, "Overlooked Latinas," pays an affectionate salute to mid-20th-century Hollywood actresses.

'Phantom Project' gets ghostly

'Phantom Project' gets ghostly

  • MOVIES
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 11, 2022

Roberto Doveris' feature film debut "Phantom Project" includes a mysterious vintage cardigan, abandoned plants, a mutt named Susan, a shapeshifting animated ghost, and Pablo, a gay, millennial, out-of-work actor.

Love and losses in K.M. Soehnlein's 'Army of Lovers'

Love and losses in K.M. Soehnlein's 'Army of Lovers'

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Piechota
  • Oct 11, 2022

For his latest novel, celebrated Lambda Literary Award-winning novelist K.M. Soehnlein channeled his personal history as a New York City AIDS activist in the 1980s to lend the story authenticity and heartfelt emotion.

Gerard Cabrera: gay author discusses his novel, 'Homo Novus'

Gerard Cabrera: gay author discusses his novel, 'Homo Novus'

  • BOOKS
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 11, 2022

In his debut novel, 'Homo Novus,' gay writer Gerard Cabrera takes us back to the late 1980s, a time when AIDS was still a death sentence and the pedophile priest scandal that shook the foundation of the Catholic Church.

'Strange Inheritance of Leah Fern' - novelist Rita Zoey Chin's inspiring tale

'Strange Inheritance of Leah Fern' - novelist Rita Zoey Chin's inspiring tale

  • BOOKS
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Oct 11, 2022

Chin's truly luminous writing delivers the unexpected at every turn. The themes of the story are derived from her own childhood and are recounted with plenty of suspense, culminating with a dramatic yet hopeful ending.

Len Handeland's 'Tales From the Chair'

Len Handeland's 'Tales From the Chair'

  • BOOKS
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 11, 2022

If you're looking for some light, fun reading, look no further than "Tales From the Chair: Adventures and Sordid Tales From my Life" in the Hair Business" by Len Handeland.