Arts & Culture :: Culture

Third B.A.R. Talks panel focus on news coverage of HIV/AIDS

Third B.A.R. Talks panel focus on news coverage of HIV/AIDS

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 27, 2021

'B.A.R. Talks 3: AIDS/HIV in Print,' the third of the Bay Area Reporter's monthly 50th anniversary online panels, will feature Liz Highleyman, Tom Burtch and Guy Clark, who will discuss the paper's decades of covering the AIDS pandemic, online July 1.

'Poetry Rx' celebrates lyric history, with some queer poets past & present

'Poetry Rx' celebrates lyric history, with some queer poets past & present

  • by Mark William Norby
  • Jun 22, 2021

In the newly-released collection 'Poetry Rx' of 50 inspiring poems, compiled with commentary and poetical analyses by psychiatrist Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., more than a third of the poets have either openly identified as queer, or skewed LGBTQ-ward.

Halston: the Saint of Seventh Avenue

Halston: the Saint of Seventh Avenue

  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Jun 22, 2021

If you watched the new Netflix dramatized limited series, or the Amazon Prime documentary on fashion icon Halston, consider this rumination on those heady days when glamour created by a gay man ruled.

Playing for laughs and love with author-playwright Paul Rudnick

Playing for laughs and love with author-playwright Paul Rudnick

  • 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'

  • 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

  • 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.

Homing's In, Going Out June 11-17, 2021

Homing's In, Going Out June 11-17, 2021

  • Jun 10, 2021

As LGBT arts, nightlife and community events multiply like bunnies during Pride month, let's get hopping, indoors and out.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1980, 10th anniversary stage salute

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1980, 10th anniversary stage salute

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 10, 2021

The April 10 tenth anniversary issue, at a whopping 68 pages, featured a disco dance event on the cover, and looked back on the 'Bay Area Reporter's first decade. Included was an expansive series of articles on gay theater companies.

Pride 2021 nonfiction reading list

Pride 2021 nonfiction reading list

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 8, 2021

Pride festivities for 2021 still seem to be up in the air or not taking place. Nevertheless, there are other ways of displaying your pride in being a member of the LGBTQ+ community, including reading a book by a queer writer or ally.

Pride 2021 fiction reading list

Pride 2021 fiction reading list

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 8, 2021

Consider the wide variety of LGBTQ fiction books published this year that showcase our diverse lives, and our diverse forms of storytelling, from mysteries to Young Adult, fantasy and classics rereleased.

Homing's In, Going Out, June 4-11, 2021

Homing's In, Going Out, June 4-11, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 3, 2021

As we continue into Pride month, let's indulge in LGBT-specific arts, nightlife and community events, while also considering our straight allies' goings-on, if they behave.

Homing's In, Going Out May 28-June 6, 2021

Homing's In, Going Out May 28-June 6, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 27, 2021

The rainbow avalanche is upon us as Pride events in multiple media rev up online and in person. Dust off your glittery gear. It's our month.

Linda Simpson's retro drag scrapbook 'Drag Explosion' recalls NYC's nightlife yesteryears

Linda Simpson's retro drag scrapbook 'Drag Explosion' recalls NYC's nightlife yesteryears

  • by Jim Piechota
  • May 25, 2021

Linda Simpson's epic pictorial stroll down Drag Queen Memory Lane captures that golden age of nightclub culture occupying the 1980s and '90s where creativity and fierceness combined in kaleidoscopic ways.

Homing's In, Going Out May 21-30, 2021

Homing's In, Going Out May 21-30, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 21, 2021

Mask on or off? Vaccinated? Not? I feel like a Sneech; star upon yars? Either way, with events increasingly opening for in-person arts, nightlife and community, get out or stay in, but find your fun.