Arts & Culture

Good as Golding: an interview with 'Monsoon' actor Henry Golding

Good as Golding: an interview with 'Monsoon' actor Henry Golding

By Gregg Shapiro

Actor and straight ally Henry Golding has become one of the most recognizable names and faces on film. In his latest independent feature, 'Monsoon' he plays a gay man returning to Vietnam.

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By Brian Bromberger | November 23, 2020

Following the success of his debut feature, 'God's Own Country, writer/director Francis Lee's 'Ammonite' is definitely worth watching, primarily for the incandescent performances from Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.

By Gregg Shapiro | November 23, 2020

IN 'Uncle Frank,' Alan Ball's second full-length feature, Peter Macdissi plays Walid, the partner of Frank (Paul Bettany). Both warily travel from Manhattan to the deep South for a family funeral. Macdissi discussed his work on the film.


By Gregg Shapiro | November 23, 2020

Books are affordable gifts that can be enjoyed in the safety of the recipients' homes. From photos books to fiction, pandemic poetry and thought-provoking essays, you'll find compelling reading for yourself or a loved one.

By Jim Provenzano | November 22, 2020

Three new and recent books, while in different genres, each bring florid color and stories to readers. Ron Williams' René Capone's and Paul Pycraft & Melissa VanDiver's books share a stunning array of visuals in photos, paintings and illustration.


By Jim Provenzano | November 21, 2020

What do you do when your neighbor is a famed local costume designer? If you're Daniel Navarro, you make a film about him. In 'My Neighbor, Miguel,' the life and creations of gay Latino designer Miguel Gutierrez gets a well-deserved intimate portrait.

By Cynthia Laird | November 20, 2020

The Haight Street Arts Center has unveiled an art display commissioned by Forward Together to acknowledge Trans Day of Resilience and people can view the outdoor gallery exhibit beginning Friday, November 20.


By Jim Provenzano | November 19, 2020

A 1997 recording of the full score of Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurent's cult favorite musical about corrupt politics, a miracle fountain and asylum inmates will be released on December 4, giving musical theater fans a new score to enjoy.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | November 18, 2020

The new ABC thriller 'Big Sky' features a trans charactcer, 'Candyland' offers sweet silliness, 'Grey's Anatomy' confronts COVID-19, and more in our television column.


By Gregg Shapiro | November 17, 2020

New music by Jazzmeia Horn, Suzzy Roche, Joan Osborne, Brandy, and -oh, yes- Mariah Carey, are reviewed, with music clips for your enjoyment.

By Gregg Shapiro | November 17, 2020

Gay filmmaker David Freyne gets personal with his Ireland-set queer rom-com 'Dating Amber.' Set in 1995, two students at a Catholic high school —Eddie, who's gay, and Amber, who's a lesbian— decide to 'date' each other.


By Gregg Shapiro | November 17, 2020

A genuinely international experience, Daniel M. Jaffe short story collection, 'Foreign Affairs: Male Tales of Lust & Love,' takes readers around the globe in search of love and healing.

By Jim Provenzano | November 15, 2020

Short films by nine Black queer, trans, and nonbinary emerging youth filmmakers will be streamed online, with a drive-in opening night at Oakland's Chabot Space & Science Center.


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