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NCTC's 'we are continuous' — Ordinary people, extraordinarily wrought

NCTC's 'we are continuous' — Ordinary people, extraordinarily wrought

One of the most poignant moments in Harrison David Rivers' autobiographical "we are continuous," is a mother's reaction when her gay adult son, says "You don't have to worry about me."

Transgender Film Festival returns: 26 years and going strong

Transgender Film Festival returns: 26 years and going strong

For the past quarter of a century, the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival has brought stories about the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people to the silver screen.

'Friends,' and a family's 'Fall' — The Lavender Tube on 'House of Usher,' Matthew Perry and more

'Friends,' and a family's 'Fall' — The Lavender Tube on 'House of Usher,' Matthew Perry and more

Could there be a more queer show right now than Netflix's fabulous new iteration of the Edgar Allen Poe classic, "The Fall of the House of Usher?" Also, the death of "Friends" star Matthew Perry, and other new series, are covered.

'The Gilded Age' — Fellowes serves costume drama's second season

'The Gilded Age' — Fellowes serves costume drama's second season

In a continual concern and compassion for the extremely rich, especially the unhappy ones, in our country, HBO MAX's "The Gilded Age" enters its second season as a glamorous soap opera.

JD Doyle's '1981: My Gay American Road Trip'

JD Doyle's '1981: My Gay American Road Trip'

"1981: My Gay American Road Trip," a journal of music and queer culture historian JD Doyle's cross-country trip to 29 cities in 24 states, shares a bounty of stories from our collective past, including San Francisco's pre-AIDS heyday.

Becca Mancari on her new music and a new tour

Becca Mancari on her new music and a new tour

In advance of her Nov. 7 concert at Cafe Du Nord, singer-songwriter Becca Mancari discussed the making of her new album, and the many musicians who helped create and produce it.

Going Out, Oct. 26-Nov. 3, 2023

Going Out, Oct. 26-Nov. 3, 2023

Halloween's on Tuesday, but you know there'll be plenty of creepy costumed fun through this weekend. We also have plenty of arts and nightclub events that are a bit less scary, including our Besties winners and runners-up, this week in Going Out.

Drag queens & DJs & drinks, oh my! Besties nightlife venues & events for 2023

Drag queens & DJs & drinks, oh my! Besties nightlife venues & events for 2023

Yes, some bars have closed, but more nightclubs and bars have recently opened than in years past, despite the pandemic. This includes winners and runners-up, many in Oakland. Celebrate them all by going out.

John Cameron Mitchell on playing 'Cassette Roulette' with Amber Martin

John Cameron Mitchell on playing 'Cassette Roulette' with Amber Martin

John Cameron Mitchell takes to the stage on November 4 at Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall with multi-talented singer Amber Martin. The duo will play "Cassette Roulette," a fun night of prepared and audience-request songs performed with their band.

Gogos & other great talents: Besties nightlife talents for 2023

Gogos & other great talents: Besties nightlife talents for 2023

From your favorite DJs to drag performers of all kinds, you, our readers, selected their favorite people in nightlife. Live bands, bartenders, gogo dancers and more talented folks get a nod for 2023.

Eat me, drink me, take me to-go: Besties dining for 2023

Eat me, drink me, take me to-go: Besties dining for 2023

In a city renowned for fetishizing its food, Besties dining voters once again reveal themselves to be surprisingly vanilla, and reluctant to stick their tongues out much further than the Castro.

Theater Briefs: closing soon and coming soon

Theater Briefs: closing soon and coming soon

The fall theater season continues at a fast and furious pace, with plenty of openings still to come. Here are a few productions that should be on your radar.

'The War On Disco' — PBS documentary recalls Disco Demolition Night

'The War On Disco' — PBS documentary recalls Disco Demolition Night

What cultural conditions lead to a rock shock jock blowing up disco records and starting a riot at a ballpark? "The War on Disco," the PBS documentary, seeks an answer regarding the "Disco Demolition" at Comiskey Park in Chicago in 1979.

'My Animal' — a howling good film

'My Animal' — a howling good film

While there are some vague, yet highly stylized, elements in 'My Animal,' there's nothing ambiguous about the way it equates queerness with supernatural otherness.