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Going Out, Homing's In, July 1-8, 2022
The persistence of Pansy Division: Jon Ginoli on the queer band's longevity

The persistence of Pansy Division: Jon Ginoli on the queer band's longevity

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 28, 2022

With seven studio albums under its belt as well as a handful of singles and compilations, Pansy Division springs eternal. The band is playing some upcoming live shows, including the Mosswood Meltdown on July 2.

Queer as Folk 3.0: third version of popular series gets diverse

Queer as Folk 3.0: third version of popular series gets diverse

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 28, 2022

With some reservations, we welcome back "Queer As Folk" in its third incarnation, currently on Peacock. Stephen Dunn incorporates more of the punk, badass, muddy, and sometimes venomous composition of the original British characters.

'Smahtguy' - Eric Orner's new book about Barney Frank

'Smahtguy' - Eric Orner's new book about Barney Frank

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 28, 2022

Fans of Eric Orner's popular syndicated comic, "The Mostly Unfabulous Life of Ethan Green" will be happy to know that after several years of work, Orner's new book is out, a graphic novel based on the life of his former boss, Barney Frank.

Wild about "C.R.A.Z.Y."

Wild about "C.R.A.Z.Y."

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 28, 2022

The late filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée, who died unexpectedly at 58 in December 2021, never saw his 2005 movie "C.R.A.Z.Y." (Samuel Goldwyn Pictures) receive a general theatrical release in the States.

Book smart, Swift part: The Lavender Tube on Supreme evils, 'The Book of Queer' & 'Tom Swift'

Book smart, Swift part: The Lavender Tube on Supreme evils, 'The Book of Queer' & 'Tom Swift'

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jun 28, 2022

The new CW series features a gay Black billionaire's adventures; 'The Book of Queer' blends comedy and music with LGBTQ history; drag star Vanjie's looking for love, and the Roe v. Wade overturn crashes the news.

Andrew Holleran's postcard from Florida

Andrew Holleran's postcard from Florida

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 28, 2022

Andrew Holleran's new novel, the Florida-set 'The Kingdom of Sand,' is a welcome addition to his canon of gay novels, going back to the classic 'Dancer From the Dance.'

Going Out, Homing's in, June 24- July 1, 2022

Going Out, Homing's in, June 24- July 1, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 23, 2022

Even though we only have a few more days in June, let your pride continue to shine, as arts, nightlife and community events continue into July.

SF's LGBTQ theater brings diverse voices to the stage

SF's LGBTQ theater brings diverse voices to the stage

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 22, 2022

In October, San Francisco's New Conservatory Theatre Center will mount the world premiere of Nick Malakhow's new play "A Picture of Two Boys."

Hell, yes! surprising salvation in 'Hadestown' at the Orpheum

Hell, yes! surprising salvation in 'Hadestown' at the Orpheum

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 21, 2022

At a time when every day's headlines feature collapse, corruption, war and plague, "Hadestown" works like an angel in devil drag. Its sultry come-on promises to lick you with flame, then anoints you with balm of Gilead.

'The Prom' composer Matthew Sklar

'The Prom' composer Matthew Sklar

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 21, 2022

Matthew Sklar, composer of the "The Prom," the snazzy, uplifting queer musical that opens June 22 at the Golden Gate Theatre, discusses the eight-year development of the show, whose themes joyfully take on homophobia in a small town.

Frameline's finest films, and a few flubs

Frameline's finest films, and a few flubs

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 21, 2022

When asked what themes she saw emerging from the vast number of films being shown at Frameline46, Director of Programming Allegra Madsen replied, "An exploration of our queer lineage through time."

'Dana H.' at Berkeley Rep: Who's playing who?

'Dana H.' at Berkeley Rep: Who's playing who?

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 21, 2022

You can't help but focus on actress Jordan Baker's mouth during the first few minutes of "Dana H.", now on stage at Berkeley Repertory. Playwright Lucas Hnath's mother was held captive by a white supremacist kidnappers. How it's told is also disturbing.

John Waters on Zen and the art of filth, and 'Pink Flamingos' 50th anniversary

John Waters on Zen and the art of filth, and 'Pink Flamingos' 50th anniversary

  • by Mark William Norby
  • Jun 21, 2022

The newly released 50th anniversary BluRay edition of "Pink Flamingos" is only one part of the still-evolving art world of director and author John Waters.

Cookie Mueller's posthumous prose

Cookie Mueller's posthumous prose

  • by Mark William Norby
  • Jun 21, 2022

"Walking through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black" by the late Cookie Mueller is the newly-expanded reissue of the original 1993 Semiotext(e) compilation of writings by the multi-talent known mostly for roles in early John Waters films.