Arts & Culture :: Television

B.A.R.'s Bestie balloting begins

B.A.R.'s Bestie balloting begins

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 12, 2023

It's time for Bay Area Reporter readers to cast their ballots for the LGBTQ newspaper's annual Best of the Bay contest.

'Hippest Trip: The Soul Train Musical' at A.C.T. — Dominique Morisseau engineers an inventive new jukebox

'Hippest Trip: The Soul Train Musical' at A.C.T. — Dominique Morisseau engineers an inventive new jukebox

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 5, 2023

Playwright Dominique Morisseau returns to the Bay Area for the premiere production of "Hippest Trip: The Soul Train Musical" for which she wrote the book, after a fortunate coincidence that fueled an invigorating musical treasure hunt.

Years, queers and fears: The Lavender Tube on 'Years, 'Vampire,' 'Good Omens' and more

Years, queers and fears: The Lavender Tube on 'Years, 'Vampire,' 'Good Omens' and more

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Sep 5, 2023

Our television columnist notes a few replays ('Years and Years,' 'Interview With the Vampire'), 'Good Omens' and 'Foundation's second seasons, with gay and lesbian characters, and another gay couple on 'The Amazing Race.'

'Heartstopper' - second season continues the hit teen romance

'Heartstopper' - second season continues the hit teen romance

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Aug 22, 2023

After almost universal critical acclaim and a staggeringly successful global audience, "Heartstopper" was guaranteed a second season on Netflix.

Happy ends & beginnings The Lavender Tube on Luke, Matt, Jonathan, Robin and others' new projects & families

Happy ends & beginnings The Lavender Tube on Luke, Matt, Jonathan, Robin and others' new projects & families

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Aug 22, 2023

If you need a chaser to Amazon Prime's hot little gay rom-com movie, "Red, White & Royal Blue," Hallmark's gay-inclusive tale stars Luke Mcfarlane, and Showtime's "Fellow Travelers" costars Jonathan Bailey and Matt Bomer.

Flown the coop: The Lavender Tube on Paul Reubens, Christian Cooper and 'Only Murders'

Flown the coop: The Lavender Tube on Paul Reubens, Christian Cooper and 'Only Murders'

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Aug 8, 2023

The passing of Paul Reubens, the success of a Black gay ornithologist, and the third theatrical season of a favorite podcast-murder comedy are among this week's TV viewings.

What's cookin'? — The Lavender Tube on 'Recipe for Disaster,' climate frights and more

What's cookin'? — The Lavender Tube on 'Recipe for Disaster,' climate frights and more

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jul 25, 2023

It's officially the hottest June and July the world has ever known. And reality TV showrunners re surprisingly finding ways to include climate change in their programming; plus some fun romantic and drag-inclusive foreign series.

Feelin' hot: The Lavender Tube on 'Last Call' 'The Idol,' 'Prank Panel' and more

Feelin' hot: The Lavender Tube on 'Last Call' 'The Idol,' 'Prank Panel' and more

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jul 11, 2023

Our TV columnist updates us on 'Climate Crisis: Drought,' GLAAD's media report, 'The Idol,' 'The Prank Panel' and other media news.

'Hi Honey, I'm Homo!' — new book traces the history of queers on sitcoms

'Hi Honey, I'm Homo!' — new book traces the history of queers on sitcoms

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 11, 2023

One might not think of "Bewitched" when talking about queer characters on sitcoms, yet that's exactly what Matt Baume does in his new book "Hi Honey, I'm Homo! Sitcoms, Specials and the Queering of American Culture."

Boze Hadleigh's 'Game Show Confidential'

Boze Hadleigh's 'Game Show Confidential'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 11, 2023

In his latest book, "Game Show Confidential: The Story of An American Obsession," prolific author Boze Hadleigh doesn't play around, pulling back the sparkly curtain to dare to reveal truths some would never consider about game shows.

Glam, girls: The Lavender Tube on 'And Just Like That,' 'Glamorous' and more

Glam, girls: The Lavender Tube on 'And Just Like That,' 'Glamorous' and more

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jun 27, 2023

As Pride moves seamlessly into the Independence Day holiday, political storms keep brewing, but we can also take a breath and relax with some queer TV.

Indictin', enlighten: The Lavender Tube on the name games in politics and programs

Indictin', enlighten: The Lavender Tube on the name games in politics and programs

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jun 13, 2023

Happy Pride Indictment Month! Our intrepid TV columnist covers political news, including inanely antigay GOP remarks, plus more uplifting network quotes from singer-actress Janelle Monáe and actor (now author) Elliot Page.

Tuning in to the Tony Awards

Tuning in to the Tony Awards

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 6, 2023

In anticipation of the 76th annual Tony Awards, out theater critic traveled to New York last week to see some of the nominated productions and performances.

June bugs: The Lavender Tube on Pride programs, pickets & comedies

June bugs: The Lavender Tube on Pride programs, pickets & comedies

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • May 30, 2023

It's Pride Month! Happy 'What has the GOP done to take away more of our rights' month! Fortunately, some LGBTQ shows finished shooting before the Writers Guild strike.