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Going Out, Homing's In, Aug. 18-26, 2022
"Bodies, Bodies, Bodies" plot-twists the knife

"Bodies, Bodies, Bodies" plot-twists the knife

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Aug 17, 2022

"Bodies Bodies Bodies," the English-language directorial debut by Dutch filmmaker Halina Reijn, is everything and nothing that you expect it to be, with a cast of (mostly) young actors romping around a mansion during an impending hurricane.

Kodo Nishimura's 'This Monk Wears Heels'

Kodo Nishimura's 'This Monk Wears Heels'

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Aug 16, 2022

Kodo Nishimura, who describes himself as both ancient and trendy, seems determined to upend any expectations or limits in his mission to promote Buddhist teachings while inspiring people with beauty and fashion.

'Raw! Uncut! Video!' Palm Drive's pioneering porn

'Raw! Uncut! Video!' Palm Drive's pioneering porn

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 16, 2022

For twelve years beginning in 1985, Palm Drive Video produced hundreds of video scenes featuring a variety of men engaging in a wide array of fetishized sex. The new documentary shares the kinky tale.

Mahler makeover: new-fangled recent recordings of Symphonies 2 and 4

Mahler makeover: new-fangled recent recordings of Symphonies 2 and 4

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Aug 16, 2022

The wild world of recordings serves up two new readings of Gustav Mahler symphonies —Gabriel Feltz's of the Second, Francois-Xavier Roth's of the Fourth— guaranteed to shake loose the last cobwebs clinging to what are now the standard interpretations.

Going Out, Homing's In, Aug. 12-19, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Aug. 12-19, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 11, 2022

Celebrate summer indoors or out, in cool museums, at unique dance events and classy stage shows.

Rough trade: Kevin Lambert's 'Querelle of Roberval'

Rough trade: Kevin Lambert's 'Querelle of Roberval'

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Aug 9, 2022

Canadian author Kevin Lambert's second novel is a heady affair revolving around issues of domination, labor equality, sexuality, and violent exploitation at the hands of a cocksure sex-god-like man named Querelle.

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 9, 2022

Voting is open for the Bay Area Reporter's readers' poll known as the Besties.

Help is on the Way XXVI @ Marines' Memorial Theatre

Help is on the Way XXVI @ Marines' Memorial Theatre

  • by photo by Steven Underhill
  • Aug 9, 2022

Broadway homages wowed the audience at the 26th Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) Help Is On The Way concert at the Marines' Memorial Theatre on August 7, the first to be held in person since 2019.

A Run for More & The Art of Love: two new uncommon LGBT films

A Run for More & The Art of Love: two new uncommon LGBT films

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Aug 9, 2022

Although they are vastly different films, both "A Run for More" and "The Art of Love" dare to venture off the beaten path, pulling back the curtain on their subject matter.

Dream on: The Lavender Tube on 'The Sandman' 'Reservation Dogs ' and CPAC's political nightmares

Dream on: The Lavender Tube on 'The Sandman' 'Reservation Dogs ' and CPAC's political nightmares

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Aug 9, 2022

"Your waking world is shaped by dreams." And by nightmares. This is a premise for "The Sandman," a fabulous new dark fantasy series from Netflix. Plus, new queer TV shows and rightwing bile at CPAC.

Extra-special: Ryan O'Connell's 'Just By Looking At Him'

Extra-special: Ryan O'Connell's 'Just By Looking At Him'

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Aug 9, 2022

2022 has been a triumphant year for Ryan O'Connell. After the gay writer/actor/director/disability advocate's "Special," he costarred in the new "Queer as Folk." His funny new novel should make some critics' lists of the Top Ten Queer novels of the year.

George Platt Lynes' 'Daring Eye'- new biography on pioneering gay photographer

George Platt Lynes' 'Daring Eye'- new biography on pioneering gay photographer

  • by Robert Brokl
  • Aug 9, 2022

Allen Ellenzweig's important new book, "George Platt Lynes: the Daring Eye," reveals far more about the gay photographer and his times, nearly seven decades since his untimely death.

Not your grandma's "Oklahoma!" - a radical new staging at the Golden Gate Theatre

Not your grandma's "Oklahoma!" - a radical new staging at the Golden Gate Theatre

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Aug 9, 2022

The "Oklahoma!" that comes sweeping into the Golden Gate Theatre next week on a national tour is a dark, radically reimagined take on the show that debuted on Broadway in 1943.

Going Out, Homing's In, Aug. 5-12, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Aug. 5-12, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 4, 2022

It's nice outside, it's foggy/sunny, much like our taciturn disposition when traipsing out for art and nightlife. Tag along. We've got streaming homey amusements for you introverts.