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Blair Fell's 'The Sign for Home' - Gay ASL interpreter and straight DeafBlind young man's lives intersect

Blair Fell's 'The Sign for Home' - Gay ASL interpreter and straight DeafBlind young man's lives intersect

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 29, 2022

In his debut novel, 'The Sign for Home,' author Blair Fell explores the friendship between Arlo, a young, straight DeafBlind Jehovah's Witness, and Cyril, his gay older ASL interpreter. Fell shared his inspiration and ideas behind his novel.

Lauren McBrayer's 'Like a House on Fire'

Lauren McBrayer's 'Like a House on Fire'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Mar 29, 2022

2022 is proving to be one of the queerest ever in terms of literature, including fiction, non-fiction, and poetry titles. If it's not already on your reading list, by all means, add lesbian writer Lauren McBrayer's debut novel 'Like a House on Fire.'

Steve Fellner's 'Eating Lightbulbs and Other Essays'

Steve Fellner's 'Eating Lightbulbs and Other Essays'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Mar 29, 2022

Steve Fellner's new book is at turns hysterically funny and cause for hysteria. Fellner is relentlessly open in the way he details his struggles with mental illness that is alternately clinical and casual.

Wayne Hoffman's 'The End of Her'

Wayne Hoffman's 'The End of Her'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Mar 29, 2022

For his new book, 'The End of Her: Racing Against Alzheimer's to Solve a Murder,' Wayne Hoffman called on his skills as a journalist and a storyteller to unravel a family mystery.

Poet Richie Hofmann's new orbit of intimacy

Poet Richie Hofmann's new orbit of intimacy

  • by Mark William Norby
  • Mar 29, 2022

San Francisco poet Richie Hofmann combines memoir and fiction in order to detail the character's interior monologue in his new book of poems, 'A Hundred Lovers.'

'How To Survive A Pandemic' David France's new documentary as activism

'How To Survive A Pandemic' David France's new documentary as activism

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Mar 29, 2022

In 'How To Survive A Pandemic,' acclaimed investigative journalist and Academy Award-nominated gay filmmaker David France takes an insider's look at the historic, multi-national race to research, develop, regulate, and launch COVID-19 vaccines.

Spencer Day's new album and Feinstein's concert of Broadway covers

Spencer Day's new album and Feinstein's concert of Broadway covers

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 28, 2022

With his new album 'Broadway by Day,' singer-pianist Spencer Day tips his hat to the Great White Way. He'll also perform his new songs at Feinstein's at the Nikko April 8 and 9.

Going Out, Homing's In, March 25 - April 1, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, March 25 - April 1, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 24, 2022

Spring has sprung, and with it blossoms a bouquet of new arts and nightlife events. Take in the florid display in this week's listings.

Invigorating 'Passing Strange' at Shotgun Players

Invigorating 'Passing Strange' at Shotgun Players

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Mar 22, 2022

'Passing Strange,' Stew and Heidi Rodewald's Tony-winning show that travels from Southern California to West Berlin, returns to the Bay Area in an invigorating new production at Berkeley's Shotgun Players.

Harvey Fierstein's 'Better' than ever: theater and film fave's memoir 'I Was Better Last Night'

Harvey Fierstein's 'Better' than ever: theater and film fave's memoir 'I Was Better Last Night'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Mar 22, 2022

Award-winning writer and actor Harvey Fierstein qualifies as someone who has a distinctive voice and while reading his revelatory memoir, 'I Was Better Last Night,' you'd swear he was in the room with you, dishing away.

Maria Maggenti's debut redux: 'The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love' now on BluRay

Maria Maggenti's debut redux: 'The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love' now on BluRay

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 22, 2022

Remastered and reissued on Blu-ray, Maria Maggenti's 1995 debut feature film, 'The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love,' is now available from Strand Releasing. The writer-director shared her impressions on revisiting her indie classic.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns: out dancer Vernard J. Gilmore celebrates 25 years with the iconic company

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns: out dancer Vernard J. Gilmore celebrates 25 years with the iconic company

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Mar 22, 2022

Having danced with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for an astounding 25 years, dancer Vernard J. Gilmore's love and passion for the company, and in particular the classic work "Revelations," is still radiant.

Captive audiences: The Lavender Tube on athlete controversies, funny pirates and taut thrillers

Captive audiences: The Lavender Tube on athlete controversies, funny pirates and taut thrillers

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Mar 22, 2022

Brittney Griner's detainment in Russia, trans swimmer Lia Thomas, plus funny pirates, Toni Collette in 'Pieces of Her,' 'Star Trek: Picard's potential women affair, and the gay teen romance 'Heartstoppers' are all must-see TV.

And the Oscar goes to...  TCM host Dave Karger on film faves and Academy Award best bets

And the Oscar goes to... TCM host Dave Karger on film faves and Academy Award best bets

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Mar 22, 2022

Probably few people love films as much as Dave Karger, who has developed a career promoting them. The host of Turner Classics Movies shares his LGBT film faves, and makes some Oscar predictions.