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'Alec' - William di Canzio's new view on Forster's 'Maurice'

'Alec' - William di Canzio's new view on Forster's 'Maurice'

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Sep 7, 2021

William di Canzio's gay adaptation of E.M. Forster's landmark novel 'Maurice' was inspired by the classic love story of upper-class stockbroker Maurice Hall, this time from the perspective of his love, working-class gameskeeper Alec Scudder.

50 years in 50 weeks: 1992's Glam on a Rampage with Justin Bond

50 years in 50 weeks: 1992's Glam on a Rampage with Justin Bond

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 2, 2021

In one short column, Justin (pre-Vivian) Bond's May 21 Glam on a Rampage write-up encapsulates a wacky weekend at The Woods with the late drag persona Miss Kitty.

LGBTQ fall & winter books

LGBTQ fall & winter books

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Sep 2, 2021

Here's an enticing preview of exciting upcoming Fall/Winter 2021 LGBTQ books standing tall on bookstore shelves or online platforms in the coming months.

Curtain call for fall: Bay Area theater's (hopeful) openings

Curtain call for fall: Bay Area theater's (hopeful) openings

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Aug 31, 2021

While companies continued to postpone their season openers throughout the past month, at press time the productions below are impatiently waiting in the wings, ready for their entrances.

A dance to Autumn: Bay Area terpsichorian talents

A dance to Autumn: Bay Area terpsichorian talents

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Aug 31, 2021

Our dance community's performers, choreographers and administrators have shown an incredible amount of creativity and resiliency over the past year and a half, and are planning an incredible range of in-person and virtual events for the 2021 fall season.

Fall offerings at museums and galleries

Fall offerings at museums and galleries

  • by Sura Wood
  • Aug 31, 2021

The visual arts have returned in late or revised form, from major museums to intimate galleries, several with solo exhibits of innovative works by women artists.

Joe Goode's new work dances through the Haight-Ashbury

Joe Goode's new work dances through the Haight-Ashbury

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Aug 24, 2021

Amid limitations in dance and theater, for Joe Goode, it seems natural that his company will kick off San Francisco's fall dance season with 'A Time of Change,' a site-specific world premiere staged in indoor and outdoor locations around the Haight.

Greek love in the ranks: The Sacred Band's 300 lover-warriors

Greek love in the ranks: The Sacred Band's 300 lover-warriors

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Aug 17, 2021

In 'The Sacred Band: Three Hundred Theban Lovers Fighting to Save Greek Freedom,' classics scholar James Romm doesn't just tell: he tells all. A mass grave of Theban soldiers carefully and deliberately buried in pairs. Make that couples.

Sealed with a kiss: Leslie Cohen discusses lesbian bars and becoming 'art'

Sealed with a kiss: Leslie Cohen discusses lesbian bars and becoming 'art'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Aug 17, 2021

In 'The Audacity of a Kiss: Love, Art and Liberation,' the historic art world, opening a historic women's bar, and more events are included in Leslie Cohen's honest and fascinating memoir.

Going Out, Homing's In, Aug. 13-19, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In, Aug. 13-19, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 12, 2021

Theaters, bars, museums and more venues have reopened, while some have cancelled concerts (like Stevie Nicks!), but are you ready? Most Bay Area venues require proof of vaccination, so get your shots and have fun.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1988's joy amid loss

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1988's joy amid loss

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 9, 2021

Can one page sum up an entire year? The late 1980s, while still in full-on Reaganomics hell, offered bits of resistance and joy amid the continuing oppression, epidemic deaths, and discrimination.

Going Out, July 23-30, 2021

Going Out, July 23-30, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 22, 2021

Midsummer fun continues all over the Bay. Be careful, be kind, mask up indoors, and head out for plays, concerts, films and nightlife frolics. Many venues are requiring masks, proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test for entry.

Going Out, July 16-22, 2021

Going Out, July 16-22, 2021

  • Jul 14, 2021

Make your reservations, get your vaccinations, and rejoin audiences all over the Bay Area for films, theater, dance and nightlife. Catch up in Going Out.

Post-Pride Poetry

Post-Pride Poetry

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 29, 2021

With so much to be savored in the literary genre right now —and perhaps you're recovering from Pride festivities— look inward with some inspiring poetry by LGBTQ writers.