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Castro bar The Mix files cross-complaint after lawsuit from shareholder

Castro bar The Mix files cross-complaint after lawsuit from shareholder

  • BARS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 16, 2020

The corporation that does business as The Mix, a Castro neighborhood bar, filed a cross-complaint last month against Lawrence "Larry" Metzger, who sued the corporation and two of its shareholders in October 2019.

San Jose gay bathhouse Watergarden closes for good

San Jose gay bathhouse Watergarden closes for good

After 43 years in business, gay bathhouse The Watergarden in San Jose has closed for good due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

8 Tips to Keep Your Natural Hair Healthy Under a Wig

8 Tips to Keep Your Natural Hair Healthy Under a Wig

  • DRAG
  • by SPONSORED CONTENT | Advertising Department
  • Jul 15, 2020

With new seasons come new trends, and you might be wondering what the new hair color styles will be. But while you do that, you might also want to find a way to try out those new colors without damaging your natural hair.

Rufus Rules: an interview with Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Rules: an interview with Rufus Wainwright

For those who have been counting (and patiently waiting), it's been 12 years since Rufus Wainwright has released an album of original pop music. Rest assured that with 'Unfollow the Rules,' Wainwright doesn't disappoint.

The Polly Polaroid Paradox: Tracking down the woman behind the legend

The Polly Polaroid Paradox: Tracking down the woman behind the legend

  • BARCHIVE
  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Jul 14, 2020

Polly Polaroid was a presence for around two decades in the gay bars of San Francisco — and yet no one seemed to remember her story. She would make her rounds in the bars, saying "Photo to remember the evening?" to all patrons — and yet she disappeared an

Hearing their stories: Queercore Podcasts share LGBT history

Hearing their stories: Queercore Podcasts share LGBT history

The QueerCore Podcast, hosted by August Bernadicou, elucidates radical, LGBTQ activists' dark histories. It is a spotlight on the catalysts who fought in the front-lines, in the back-lines and in the trenches of civil rights.

Homing's In: July 10-17 and ongoing arts, nightlife, community events

Homing's In: July 10-17 and ongoing arts, nightlife, community events

Happy Blursday. When is that Zoom drag bake sale fundraiser string quartet? We'll do our best to delineate one event from another amid the midsummer maskness.

Roryography grooves: Rory Davis' retro aerobics class gets online celebrity guests

Roryography grooves: Rory Davis' retro aerobics class gets online celebrity guests

Choreographer Rory Davis (Baloney and multiple drag shows) enjoyed a few celebrity guests one of his recent 'Roryography' dance classes, including Darren Criss and John Stamos.

Twin Peaks Tavern documentary's benefit screening July 10

Twin Peaks Tavern documentary's benefit screening July 10

A Castro district institution for decades, the historic Twin Peaks Tavern is the subject of a 2019 documentary, to be screened as an online fundraiser July 10.

Q-Music: Iggy Pop's 'Lust For Life,' 'The Idiot' re-released

Q-Music: Iggy Pop's 'Lust For Life,' 'The Idiot' re-released

When it comes to Iggy Pop's solo work, he has yet to top the two he released in 1977: 'The Idiot' and 'Lust For Life,' each one newly reissued in expanded, double disc, deluxe editions, both produced by David Bowie.

Kent James, aka Nick Name: April 30, 1964 - July 3, 2020

Kent James, aka Nick Name: April 30, 1964 - July 3, 2020

Kent James, also known as the punk-influenced rock music frontman Nick Name, died at his home in Palm Springs on July 3, 2020. The gay singer-songwriter lived in San Francisco for a few years, and performed at local nightclubs.

Take out some 'Hot Trash' with Oasis TV

Take out some 'Hot Trash' with Oasis TV

Along with their weekly cavalcade of online entertainments, host D'Arcy Drollinger takes on current events in a dishy blend of 'Talk Soup' and 'Drag Race.'

Mapping the Gay Guides Project highlights historic queer spaces

Mapping the Gay Guides Project highlights historic queer spaces

A new scholarly project at Cal State Fullerton, created by Assistant Professor Eric Gonzaba, maps LGBT bars, cafes and hotels from the historic Bob Damron's Gay Guides.

Sylvester's 'Step II' rereleased, short documentary airs

Sylvester's 'Step II' rereleased, short documentary airs

Disco icon Sylvester's 'Step II' album has been reissued, and a short online documentary tells the story of his fabulous yet too-brief career and life.