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Year-end honorable mentions in books

Year-end honorable mentions in books

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Dec 26, 2023

As 2023 wraps up, there are a few notable books publishing at the tail end of the year, and a few more emerging just as the rainbow wrapping on 2024 is ripped away.

Going Out, Dec. 21-29, 2023

Going Out, Dec. 21-29, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 20, 2023

While many of our readers may be out of town for the holidays, we've still got plenty of local arts and nightlife events. Unwrap Going Out, our weekly listings, online this and every week.

SF Gay Men's Chorus returns for Castro Christmas Eve show

SF Gay Men's Chorus returns for Castro Christmas Eve show

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 20, 2023

The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus will perform at the Castro Theatre for its annual Christmas Eve show — the last time it will be at the venue before extensive renovations begin next year.

'We Live Here: The Midwest' — Hulu documentary shows diverse families

'We Live Here: The Midwest' — Hulu documentary shows diverse families

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Dec 19, 2023

The title of the Hulu documentary "We Live Here: The Midwest" is a somewhat misleading misnomer. A far better name for the project, featuring interviews with LGBTQ couples, would be "We Live Here: The Rural Midwest."

'Material Wealth: Mining the Personal Archive of Allen Ginsberg'

'Material Wealth: Mining the Personal Archive of Allen Ginsberg'

  • by Mark William Norby
  • Dec 19, 2023

Personal photos, clippings, ephemera and anecdotes from notable friends fill the expansive "Material Wealth: Mining the Personal Archive of Allen Ginsberg," compiled by Pat Thomas.

'Movies That Made Me Gay' — Larry Duplechan's cinematic memoir

'Movies That Made Me Gay' — Larry Duplechan's cinematic memoir

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Dec 16, 2023

In his new book, "Movies That Made Me Gay," award-winning author Larry Duplechan writes about the movies he loves, and about a few that he didn't, combined with related life stories.

'Friends and Family Christmas' — Ali Liebert and Humberly Gonzalez star in Hallmark's first lesbian holiday romance

'Friends and Family Christmas' — Ali Liebert and Humberly Gonzalez star in Hallmark's first lesbian holiday romance

  • by Dana Piccoli
  • Dec 15, 2023

Hallmark Channel is about to embark on a first for the network: a lesbian Christmas romantic comedy. Out actors Ali Liebert and Humberly Gonzalez star in "Friends and Family Christmas" premiering Dec. 17.

Going Out, Dec. 14-22, 2023

Going Out, Dec. 14-22, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 14, 2023

Holiday pressures got you down? Go see a musical, some art, a music concert, or a fun drag show. We've made a list and checked it twice, in Going Out, this week and every week.

Norman Lear and the gays: the pioneering TV producer's legacy

Norman Lear and the gays: the pioneering TV producer's legacy

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Dec 12, 2023

Norman Lear created, developed or co-produced some of television's most beloved sit-coms, most of which took on racism, bigotry, sexism and homophobia, with, of all things, laughter.

'Ruthless!' NCTC musical comedy's dressed to kill

'Ruthless!' NCTC musical comedy's dressed to kill

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Dec 12, 2023

When the curtain rises on NCTC's camptastic, "Ruthless," even the most jaded audience members will find their outlook involuntarily brightened by the production's screaming unmellow zonker of color-coordinated design.

'Archie' miniseries explores the life of film icon Cary Grant

'Archie' miniseries explores the life of film icon Cary Grant

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Dec 12, 2023

"I'm not Cary Grant. But he wasn't Cary Grant, either. That's the point," said self-deprecating actor Jason Isaacs, who aces his role as Cary Grant.

2023's six best LGBTQ albums

2023's six best LGBTQ albums

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Dec 12, 2023

When it comes time to compile a "best of" list for the year, it's a relatively simple process. Our music writer shares his top six favorites, including Jakes Shears, Man on Man, Meshell Ndegeocello and others.

Going Out, Dec. 7-15, 2023

Going Out, Dec. 7-15, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 7, 2023

Oh, what fun we'll have, probably not in a one-horse open sleigh; more likely in a driver-less Waymo cab. Either way, arts and nightlife events await you in Going Out, this week and every week.

Matt Rogers brings Christmas to the Castro

Matt Rogers brings Christmas to the Castro

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Dec 5, 2023

Comedian Matt Rogers, who headlines the Castro Theatre on December 20, is known for his comic skills. Now he's gone full pop star mode, recording a slickly produced yet dryly witty album, "Have You Heard of Christmas?"