Arts & Culture

'Flaming Ears' - dystopian pop sci-fi lesbian extravaganza

'Flaming Ears' - dystopian pop sci-fi lesbian extravaganza

  • MOVIES
  • by Laura Moreno
  • Nov 27, 2022

Filmed in Austria in 1991, "Flaming Ears" is truly an underground film. Highly acclaimed for its endlessly disruptive narrative —almost to the point of rendering it incomprehensible.

Fight the power: Ron Goldberg's 'Boy With the Bullhorn'

Fight the power: Ron Goldberg's 'Boy With the Bullhorn'

  • BOOKS
  • by Jim Piechota
  • Nov 26, 2022

In this new memoir, activist Ron Goldberg candidly and dramatically shares his experiences on the front lines of the ACT UP AIDS protest movements in New York City three and a half decades ago.

Trans-Pacific Māhū Ancestors: Reclaiming Hawaiian Trans Identities/Spirits

Trans-Pacific Māhū Ancestors: Reclaiming Hawaiian Trans Identities/Spirits

  • MOVIES
  • by Michael Yamashita | NewsIsOut.com
  • Nov 24, 2022

On the island of O'ahu, a short walk from the historic gay bar Hula's Bar & Lei Stand and touristy gay Kuhio Beach Park, a locus of healing and pilgrimage has been re-remembered on Waikīkī Beach through a reclaimed legend of transgender healing spirits.

Don we now: SF Gay Men's Chorus holiday concerts

Don we now: SF Gay Men's Chorus holiday concerts

  • MUSIC
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 22, 2022

Christmas will commence early this year when the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus returns with "Holiday Spectacular," an all-new holiday show in four venues, including their Castro Theatre concerts on Christmas Eve.

Phillip Hua: artist expands his canvas

Phillip Hua: artist expands his canvas

  • ART
  • by Jim Van Buskirk
  • Nov 22, 2022

Visual artist Phillip Hua's works have expanded in size and scope. His new and upcoming projects include murals at the Bayview Community Center, and an ambitious and inspirational stairway mural.

Holiday happenings: music, dance, and theater make the yuletide gay

Holiday happenings: music, dance, and theater make the yuletide gay

  • DANCE
  • by Philip Mayard
  • Nov 22, 2022

From campy drag to chorus boys, classical music to "A Christmas Carol" —not to mention eight different "Nutcrackers" to choose from— if you're gay in Bay, there's something that's sure to bring joy, laughter, and inspiration to your holiday season.

Tasty freeze: 'Frozen' skates past criticism

Tasty freeze: 'Frozen' skates past criticism

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Nov 22, 2022

Cheerful kids in celebratory seasonal fashions and princess gowns only added to the pre-show sugar rush at Sunday's opening night performance of Disney's "Frozen" road show.

Manuel Muñoz's short story collection "The Consequences"

Manuel Muñoz's short story collection "The Consequences"

  • BOOKS
  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Nov 22, 2022

Migrant Valley, one of America's most hidden regions —though it's right there at the side of the highway for anyone to see— is vividly portrayed in Manuel Muñoz's new short story collection "The Consequences" (Graywolf Press).

Zach Verdoorn: The Claudettes' bass player on music-making

Zach Verdoorn: The Claudettes' bass player on music-making

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Nov 22, 2022

The bass player and guitarist in The Claudettes, and an openly queer musician, Zach Verdoorn discussed the new album "The Claudettes Go Out!," his third with the band, and his earlier years with other groups.

Invitation to a Feast: 'A Sturdy Yes of a People: Selected Writing by Joan Nestle'

Invitation to a Feast: 'A Sturdy Yes of a People: Selected Writing by Joan Nestle'

  • BOOKS
  • by Yeva Johnson
  • Nov 22, 2022

Joan Nestle's "A Sturdy Yes of a People: Selected Writings" showcases her body of work as a writer, academic, activist, and mentor who has contributed so much to the liberation of lesbians, queer people and their allies, and many other peoples.

Panto-monium: don't snooze on this madcap 'Sleeping Beauty'

Panto-monium: don't snooze on this madcap 'Sleeping Beauty'

Inside jokes for locals, a cast and crew chockfull of "Beach Blanket Babylon" alumni, and an antic atmosphere of non-stop audience participation are the hallmarks of Panto in the Presidio's 'Sleeping Beauty.'

Dale Boyer: novelist and poet on his writing

Dale Boyer: novelist and poet on his writing

  • BOOKS
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Nov 20, 2022

The gay writer discusses his work in novel, poetry and children's books, and his part in the Chicago literary community.

'The People We Hate at the Wedding'

'The People We Hate at the Wedding'

  • MOVIES
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Nov 18, 2022

Based on the novel by gay writer Grant Ginder, the best way to describe the painfully unfunny movie version of "The People We Hate at the Wedding" is to say that it's one of those movies that makes you feel less horrible about your own family.

'Spoiler Alert' screening @ Castro Theatre

'Spoiler Alert' screening @ Castro Theatre

  • MOVIES
  • by photo by Steven Underhill
  • Nov 15, 2022

The Castro Theatre's Nov. 14 advance screening of the new gay movie "Spoiler Alert," based on the novel by Michael Ausiello, was sponsored by Frameline. Attendees also enjoyed an onstage talk with author Ausiello and actors Jim Parsons and Ben Aldridge.