Arts & Culture :: Television

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

  • by Michael Yamashita
  • Apr 15, 2020

San Francisco is one of 11 US cities that is fortunate to have a legacy LGBT publication by us, for us, and about us. Help preserve the BAR as an historic and important community institution for the future.

Mayhem and Madness: The Lavender Tube on Tiger King, Dispatches, and more

Mayhem and Madness: The Lavender Tube on Tiger King, Dispatches, and more

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Apr 7, 2020

Netflix's 'Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,' is the hottest show in America right now. But many other hit shows with LGBT characters (minus the murder, mayhem and well, a bit of madness) are either free online or available on subscription.

Dark shadows & radiant light: Joseph Caldwell's memoir 'In the Shadow of the Bridge'

Dark shadows & radiant light: Joseph Caldwell's memoir 'In the Shadow of the Bridge'

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 25, 2020

Joseph Caldwell's 'In the Shadow of the Bridge' is a heartfelt memoir about being gay in the New York City of the 1950s an '60s, as well as a remembrance of the peak years of the AIDS crisis.

Dystopiana: The Lavender Tube's pandemic picks

Dystopiana: The Lavender Tube's pandemic picks

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Mar 25, 2020

Welcome to the new dystopia. While we are self-isolating for the foreseeable future, let's make our time in quarantine as manageable as possible and create a TV routine that is helpful, not harmful.

Oakland couple shares a love of Legos

Oakland couple shares a love of Legos

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 25, 2020

Oakland couple Richard Board and Flynn DeMarco's first bit of notoriety for their shared love of Legos came in 2018 when they wowed the crowd and judges at the annual Bricks by the Bay convention. They recently appeared on the TV show 'Lego Masters.'

Televised images of pandemic fear

Televised images of pandemic fear

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Mar 10, 2020

We watched ABC's two-hour fright-fest special on "20/20," "Coronavirus: Outbreak," and it was flat-out terrifying.

The Queering of American TV

The Queering of American TV

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Mar 3, 2020

"Visible: Out on Television," streaming on Apple TV+, charts the history of LGBTQ representation from 1950s/60s Dark Ages through today's hard-won diverse visibility.

The Lavender Tube is not OK with this

The Lavender Tube is not OK with this

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Feb 25, 2020

"I Am Not Okay with This" is just what we need in this dystopian hellscape Trump has created for us.

Garden of Barbara Eden

Garden of Barbara Eden

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Feb 11, 2020

Iconic TV star Barbara Eden, best-known for her role as the genie in the 1960s sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie," will be honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award at San Francisco Conservatory of Music's Annual Fanfare Luncheon on Fri., Feb. 14.

Buttigieg inspires in televised victory

Buttigieg inspires in televised victory

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Feb 11, 2020

TV left our head spinning when it wasn't outright exploding this week. From the erasure of Pete Buttigieg's big win in Iowa to the authoritarian rantings of the squatter in the White House.

10th annual readers' poll starts

10th annual readers' poll starts

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 29, 2020

This year marks the 10th annual Bay Area Reporter readers' poll, the Besties, and voting begins Thursday, January 30.

The Lavender Tube is a big gay kiss

The Lavender Tube is a big gay kiss

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jan 28, 2020

The first episode of the new season of ABC's "A Million Little Things" focused largely on Danny (Chance Hurstfield) and his crush on Elliot (Bodhi Sabongui). Spoiler alert: the episode ended with the two finally getting to kiss.

Forever Forster: PBS updates 'Howards End'

Forever Forster: PBS updates 'Howards End'

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jan 21, 2020

"Howards End" was filmed for television in 2017 by BBC and Starz, but is now being broadcast throughout Jan.-Feb. on PBS in a four-hour limited series, streamable through mid-Feb.

Televising editorial board meets: that's news!

Televising editorial board meets: that's news!

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jan 14, 2020

The New York Times is making the unprecedented move of televising their editorial board interviews with candidates. Kathleen Kingsbury, Times deputy editor, made the announcement on Jan. 9.