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Memory serves: Nate Lippens' 'My Dead Book'

Memory serves: Nate Lippens' 'My Dead Book'

If the best things come in small packages, the diminutive chapbook by author Nate Lippens should pack a punch, and it certainly does. This fictional excavation of a man's past through the dead friends and lovers he'd managed to survive is worth the ride.

Sounds like the past: Neil Young, The Band, Peggy Lee reissues

Sounds like the past: Neil Young, The Band, Peggy Lee reissues

Our astute music columnist samples diverse reissued classic albums by Neil Young (who's making headlines again), The Band, Peggy Lee, Japan and The Beat Farmers.

50 years in 50 weeks; 2013's heroic hunks

50 years in 50 weeks; 2013's heroic hunks

This week, we're showcasing two admirable men in very different community subcultures, because we can. Filmmaker James Broughton and leatherman Andy Cross were featured in our June 13, 2013 issue, and both share a connection to gay erotic liberation.

Going Out, Homing's In, Jan. 28-Feb.4, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Jan. 28-Feb.4, 2022

The ins & outs and ups & downs of scheduling changes for arts and nightlife events are certainly keeping us on our toes, but we'll try to keep up with happenings around the Bay Area this week. If you're making plans, call ahead or check venues' websites.

Making a pointe: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo returns to Zellerbach Hall

Making a pointe: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo returns to Zellerbach Hall

  • DRAG
  • by Philip Mayard
  • Jan 25, 2022

Dancer Joshua Thake's life journey has brought him from rural Massachusetts to some of the world's most revered stages as a member of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the celebrated all-male drag ballet troupe.

50 years in 50 weeks: Jake Shears' 2012 kiki

50 years in 50 weeks: Jake Shears' 2012 kiki

The year certainly had more 'important' arts and nightlife coverage, but Gregg Shapiro's June 2012 interview with Scissor Sisters front man Jake Shears brings back fond memories of their music.

Going Out, Homing's In Jan. 21-28, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In Jan. 21-28, 2022

This is your arts and nightlife captain; please stand by as we navigate through abrupt closings, postponements —and even a few openings— around the Bay Area this week.

Lady Camden: former Smuin Ballet dancer on 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

Lady Camden: former Smuin Ballet dancer on 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

  • DRAG
  • by Philip Mayard
  • Jan 18, 2022

When Lady Camden sashayed into the spotlight for the first time on RuPaul's Drag Race in the Season 14 premiere, proudly proclaiming, "Hello, you sexy bitches!," drag aficionados got to meet one of Northern California's most uniquely talented queens.

Fierce competition: High Princx Pageant at Oasis

Fierce competition: High Princx Pageant at Oasis

  • DRAG
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jan 18, 2022

On January 22 and 29 eight seasoned drag entertainers will compete in The High Princx Pageant, a drag spectacular in which one performer will take home the High Princx Crown.

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

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

  • BARS
  • 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.

Transit tales: Johnny Townsend's 'Orgy At The STD Clinic'

Transit tales: Johnny Townsend's 'Orgy At The STD Clinic'

Johnny Townsend's new book chronicles the escapades of Todd Tillotson, a middle-aged, paunchy Seattle gay man and ex-Mormon riding the public transit bus in the present day pandemic while cruising for sex.

50 years in 50 weeks: BARtab's 2010 debut

50 years in 50 weeks: BARtab's 2010 debut

When asked to create a nightlife spinoff mini-magazine for the Bay Area Reporter, it took editor Jim Provenzano only a few seconds to devise the title, BARtab. Putting out a monthly second publication took a lot more time.

Going Out, Homing's In, Jan. 7-15, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Jan. 7-15, 2022

We've got live theater and comedy, art exhibits in a diverse array of genres, plus movies, dance concerts or music shows in-person and online.