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'Sticker' author Henry Hoke

'Sticker' author Henry Hoke

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Mar 1, 2022

With his breathtaking and brief memoir 'Sticker,' queer writer Henry Hoke challenges our notions and expectations of the genre and does it all in under 125 pages.

The good son: Neel Patel's 'Tell Me How To Be'

The good son: Neel Patel's 'Tell Me How To Be'

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Feb 22, 2022

Akash, the protagonist of Neel Patel's debut novel, 'Tell Me How To Be,' ralphs at important family gatherings, behavior that evinces a certain sincerity in a clan infested with secrets.

Enemy lines: 'Heroes of the Fourth Turning' at SF Playhouse

Enemy lines: 'Heroes of the Fourth Turning' at SF Playhouse

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Feb 22, 2022

At times when society feels divided into radically opposed camps, theater can remind us of a common humanity that transcends any singular ideology. But Will Arbery's play, 'Heroes of the Fourth Turning,' is a non-Kumbaya if ever there was one.

San Francisco Ballet's two dramatic mixed bills, through Feb. 13

San Francisco Ballet's two dramatic mixed bills, through Feb. 13

  • by Paul Parish
  • Feb 8, 2022

San Francisco Ballet is back in the Opera House, looking strong, with two very different yet captivating programs of premieres and repertory works by choreographers Helgi Tomasson, Cathy Marston, William Forsythe, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins.

Karinda Dobbins' new 'Black & Blue' comedy album's out

Karinda Dobbins' new 'Black & Blue' comedy album's out

  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Feb 8, 2022

She's black, beautiful and brilliant. Stand-up comic Karinda Dobbins, a regular on the comedy circuit for years, has released 'Black & Blue,' a new album of her recent acts.

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb. 4-11, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb. 4-11, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 2, 2022

We've got the scoop on the best and LGBTQ-est happenings around the Bay Area this week. Again, if you're making plans, call ahead or check venue' websites for openings, closures, and health safety protocols.

Edmund White faces the future in 'A Previous Life'

Edmund White faces the future in 'A Previous Life'

  • by Timothy Pfaff
  • Feb 1, 2022

With the publication of his latest novel, 'A Previous Life,' Edmund White joins the ranks of the great prolific artists who end their careers on a note of high ribaldry.

 '80s awakening: Ken Harvey's 'The Book of Casey Adair'

'80s awakening: Ken Harvey's 'The Book of Casey Adair'

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Jan 25, 2022

After a novel and a short story collection, Ken Harvey's latest effort chronicles the life of a young gay man in the 1980s as he wanders stateside and internationally in search of love and adventure.

Latinx love: Edgar Gomez' 'High-Risk Homosexual'

Latinx love: Edgar Gomez' 'High-Risk Homosexual'

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Jan 18, 2022

In his outstanding new coming-of-age memoir, Florida-born queer Latinx author Edgar Gomez navigates a modest 13-year-old adolescence dominated by poverty and cultural machismo.

Going Out, Homing's In, Jan. 14-22, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Jan. 14-22, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 13, 2022

Oh my gosh, Omicron! We're keeping up to date on closings, postponements and persistent performances in arts and nightlife.

50 years in 50 weeks: 40th anniversary in 2011

50 years in 50 weeks: 40th anniversary in 2011

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 12, 2022

In April 2011, the Bay Area Reporter celebrated its 40th anniversary with a mini-exhibit of vintage front pages, curated by photographer Rick Gerharter.

'Better' than ever: author Philip Dean Walker

'Better' than ever: author Philip Dean Walker

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jan 5, 2022

Washington, D.C.-based gay writer Philip Dean Walker's third book contains six short stories consisting of fictionalized situations involving characters whose names will be familiar to many readers.

B.A.R. seeks freelance reporters, sports columnist

B.A.R. seeks freelance reporters, sports columnist

  • by BAR staff
  • Dec 22, 2021

The Bay Area Reporter is seeking freelance reporters to write about the diversity of the LGBTQ community, particularly LGBTQ people of color — in news, arts, and sports.

50 years in 50 weeks: 2006's sporting life

50 years in 50 weeks: 2006's sporting life

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 9, 2021

2006 was a double-banner year for LGBT athletes. Two international sporting events were to take place that August; the seventh Gay Games in Chicago, and the upstart rival, the Montreal Outgames.