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Jeremy Beiler: gay comedy writer on 'I Love That For You'

Jeremy Beiler: gay comedy writer on 'I Love That For You'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 24, 2022

In the new Showtime comedy series "I Love That For You," co-created by gay writer/actor Jeremy Beiler and "Saturday Night Live" favorite Vanessa Bayer, a woman fulfills dreams of becoming a spokesperson for a home shopping show.

Jeremy Denk's music and memoir

Jeremy Denk's music and memoir

  • by Timothy Pfaff
  • May 24, 2022

In his new memoir, acclaimed classical pianist Jeremy Denk unveils his personal story, and on a new Nonesuch CD, he masterfully plays Mozart Piano Concertos.

Women on the edge in stunning fiction

Women on the edge in stunning fiction

  • by Jim Piechota
  • May 24, 2022

Several queer female authors have emerged in recent months to publish astoundingly impressive works of fiction. Each of the books profiled here are memorable, beautifully written, and well worth searching out for their resonant themes.

Krofft Kon @ Orinda Theatre

Krofft Kon @ Orinda Theatre

  • by photos by Steven Underhill
  • May 23, 2022

Fans of the wacky kids shows of the 1960s showed up at the Orinda Theatre on May 21 for the first KrofftKon, a celebration of Sid and Marty Krofft's innovative, campy and slightly trippy TV shows "HR Pufnstuf," "Lidsville," "The Banana Splits" and others.

Going Out, Homing's in, May 19-27 2022

Going Out, Homing's in, May 19-27 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 19, 2022

Days and nights continue to fill up with festive fun in nightlife, arts and community events. Scroll on, and find your fave form of fun.

Trailer triple-play: 'Bros,' 'Fire Island,' & 'Queer as Folk' reboot

Trailer triple-play: 'Bros,' 'Fire Island,' & 'Queer as Folk' reboot

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 18, 2022

It's not even June yet, but our inbox has already been flooded with a barrage of Pride-related products, movies and TV shows. Take a look at trailers for two gay movies and a new reboot of a classic series.

Margaret Cho: comic actress on her TV/film triple play

Margaret Cho: comic actress on her TV/film triple play

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 17, 2022

Could there be an Emmy Award in Margaret Cho's future? In Hulu's "Fire Island," as well as on HBO Max's "The Flight Attendant," Cho's uncharacteristic restraint gives her queer characters, an admirable depth and humanity. She's also resumed stand-up gigs.

'Downton Abbey: A New Era' - hit Brit sequel not so new, but not so bad

'Downton Abbey: A New Era' - hit Brit sequel not so new, but not so bad

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 17, 2022

'Downton Abbey' never pretends to be anything more than what it is, a romanticized frothy soap opera fantasy with expensive china that will warm you like a well-worn angora sweater. The sequel adds a movie crew and a French villa gifted to Lady Grantham.

NCTC celebrates with 'Encore' : singing Happy Birthday with 40 years of music

NCTC celebrates with 'Encore' : singing Happy Birthday with 40 years of music

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • May 17, 2022

With the opening of "Encore" this weekend, San Francisco's stalwart gay stage celebrates its 40th birthday with a roster of dozens of songs from musicals staged at New Conservatory Theatre Center.

Lady Zen: acclaimed Jazz vocalist at Oasis

Lady Zen: acclaimed Jazz vocalist at Oasis

  • by Laura Moreno
  • May 17, 2022

Lady Zen is one of the best singers you may never have heard of. With operatic training and a natural feel for jazz, country music and the fusion of all three, she has been called a "shockingly good" singer.

Women on the verge: The Lavender Tube on 'Million,' 'Candy,' soap nuptuals, & 'Law & Order's big mistake

Women on the verge: The Lavender Tube on 'Million,' 'Candy,' soap nuptuals, & 'Law & Order's big mistake

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • May 17, 2022

Women take center stage in several TV dramas, from soap opera weddings to creepy killers making headlines, and passionate affairs.

Nyle DiMarcos's 'Deaf Utopia' - a memoir and a love letter to a way of life

Nyle DiMarcos's 'Deaf Utopia' - a memoir and a love letter to a way of life

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 17, 2022

Along with sharing details of his private life and family upbringing, Nyle DiMarco, model, actor and activist, offers some backstage gossip from his route to winning two reality show competitions. But this is more than a personal story.

Welcome to the Muddleverse: 'Dr. Strange' sequel sinks in FX

Welcome to the Muddleverse: 'Dr. Strange' sequel sinks in FX

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 14, 2022

The muddled mess that is "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" piles on an endless array of special effects which, dazzling though they are, function to distract from the fact that there's no there there.

Going Out, Homing's In, May 12-20, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, May 12-20, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 12, 2022

Good luck finding a more comprehensive, LGBTQ-inclusive collection of arts, nightlife and community event listings. Although it hasn't been in print for a while, we've been listing events all through the pandemic, and you can come on out like Munchkins.