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Review: Kevin Lambert's 'Querelle of Roberval' is Rough Trade

Review: Kevin Lambert's 'Querelle of Roberval' is Rough Trade

BOOKS | By Jim Piechota | Aug 12, 2022

Canadian author Kevin Lambert's second novel is a heady affair revolving around issues of domination, labor equality, sexuality, and violent exploitation at the hands of a cocksure sex-god-like man named Querelle.

King Me: Drag King Contest Returns to Oasis

King Me: Drag King Contest Returns to Oasis

LOCAL EVENTS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Aug 9, 2022

All hail the kings! On Sunday, August 21, impresario Fudgie Frottage returns to Oasis with the 26th edition of the annual San Francisco Drag King Contest.

Help is on the Way XXVI @ Marines' Memorial Theatre

Help is on the Way XXVI @ Marines' Memorial Theatre

LOCAL | By photo by Steven Underhill | Aug 9, 2022

Broadway homages wowed the audience at the 26th Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) Help Is On The Way concert at the Marines' Memorial Theatre on August 7, the first to be held in person since 2019.

Dream on: The Lavender Tube on 'The Sandman,' 'Reservation Dogs,' and CPAC's Political Nightmares

Dream on: The Lavender Tube on 'The Sandman,' 'Reservation Dogs,' and CPAC's Political Nightmares

TELEVISION | By Victoria A. Brownworth | Aug 9, 2022

"Your waking world is shaped by dreams." And by nightmares. This is a premise for "The Sandman," a fabulous new dark fantasy series from Netflix. Plus, new queer TV shows and rightwing bile at CPAC.

Reviews: 'A Run for More' and 'The Art of Love' are Uncommon LGBT Films

Reviews: 'A Run for More' and 'The Art of Love' are Uncommon LGBT Films

MOVIES | By Laura Moreno | Aug 9, 2022

Although they are vastly different films, both "A Run for More" and "The Art of Love" dare to venture off the beaten path, pulling back the curtain on their subject matter.

Extra-special: Ryan O'Connell's 'Just By Looking At Him'

Extra-special: Ryan O'Connell's 'Just By Looking At Him'

BOOKS | By Brian Bromberger | Aug 9, 2022

2022 has been a triumphant year for Ryan O'Connell. After the gay writer/actor/director/disability advocate's "Special," he costarred in the new "Queer as Folk." His funny new novel should make some critics' lists of the Top Ten Queer novels of the year.

George Platt Lynes' 'Daring Eye'- New Biography on Pioneering Gay Photographer

George Platt Lynes' 'Daring Eye'- New Biography on Pioneering Gay Photographer

BOOKS | By Robert Brokl | Aug 9, 2022

Allen Ellenzweig's important new book, "George Platt Lynes: the Daring Eye," reveals far more about the gay photographer and his times, nearly seven decades since his untimely death.

Not Your Grandma's 'Oklahoma!' - A Radical New Staging at the Golden Gate Theatre

Not Your Grandma's 'Oklahoma!' - A Radical New Staging at the Golden Gate Theatre

THEATRE | By Jim Gladstone | Aug 9, 2022

The "Oklahoma!" that comes sweeping into the Golden Gate Theatre next week on a national tour is a dark, radically reimagined take on the show that debuted on Broadway in 1943.

Going Out, Homing's In, Aug. 5-12, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Aug. 5-12, 2022

LOCAL EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Aug 4, 2022

It's nice outside, it's foggy/sunny, much like our taciturn disposition when traipsing out for art and nightlife. Tag along. We've got streaming homey amusements for you introverts.

Road to the Runway: Trans Models in New Docu-series

Road to the Runway: Trans Models in New Docu-series

TELEVISION | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Aug 4, 2022

"Trans is beautiful," says Cece Asuncion in the first episode of "Road to the Runway," a six-episode documentary series in which twenty trans models compete in Slay Model's annual model search.

Help Is On The Way... Back! REAF's Star-Studded Biannual Benefit Returns

Help Is On The Way... Back! REAF's Star-Studded Biannual Benefit Returns

THEATRE | By Jim Gladstone | Aug 2, 2022

The 26th Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) "Help Is On The Way" concert, the first to be held in person since 2019, promises a stellar array of Broadway, film, cabaret and TV stars.

Queer & Local Faves at Outside Lands

Queer & Local Faves at Outside Lands

MUSIC | By Jim Gladstone | Aug 2, 2022

Whether you're a total music fan or just curious, some of the musicians performing at this year's Outside Lands three-day music festival this weekend bring their grooves with style and pizzazz. Here are a few queer and/or local favorites.

'Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology' - Chilling Tales about Being Different

'Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology' - Chilling Tales about Being Different

BOOKS | By Laura Moreno | Aug 2, 2022

Editors Vince Liaguno and Rena Mason, both Bram Stoker Award winners, have put together a chilling collection of original short stories by a diverse group of some of today's biggest names in horror as well as new authors.

Review: Unreal Estate: 'Dream Hou$e' at Shotgun Players

Review: Unreal Estate: 'Dream Hou$e' at Shotgun Players

THEATRE | By Jim Gladstone | Aug 2, 2022

"Dream Hou$e," being presented by Shotgun Players through August 14 has been written with no more coherence than a recollected dream. There are some incredibly vivid fragments and themes in play here. They just don't hang together.

'Uncoupled' - Neil Patrick Harris' Gay Series: Comedy or Dramedy?

'Uncoupled' - Neil Patrick Harris' Gay Series: Comedy or Dramedy?

TELEVISION | By Brian Bromberger | Aug 2, 2022

"Uncoupled" would seem fresh and relatable fodder for a contemporary gay comedy of manners. However, Michael (Neil Patrick Harris) is completely blindsided when Colin (Tuc Watkins) abruptly leaves him, making for uneven laughs.

Going Out, Homing's In, July 28 - August 5, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, July 28 - August 5, 2022

LOCAL EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Jul 28, 2022

There's no monkeying around when it comes to your health. So, with a big dose of caution, and few vaccines readily available, don't feel bad about perusing our arts and nightlife events from home, for now. We've got streaming amusements as well.

Roll on, Beethoven: Yannick Nezet-Seguin Tackles The Nine

Roll on, Beethoven: Yannick Nezet-Seguin Tackles The Nine

MUSIC | By Timothy Pfaff | Jul 28, 2022

The release of the "Beethoven Symphonies," all nine of them, with Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducting the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, makes for new essential recordings of time-honored classics.

Davey Davis' 'X' - Kink at the End of the World

Davey Davis' 'X' - Kink at the End of the World

BOOKS | By Jim Piechota | Jul 28, 2022

"How bad could a waterboarding really be if you could get up and walk away afterward?" So posits the spicy protagonist of multi-talented author Davey Davis' kinky dystopian new novel.

Kevin Rolston's 'Deal With The Dragon'

Kevin Rolston's 'Deal With The Dragon'

THEATRE | By Christopher J. Beale | Jul 26, 2022

"Shame is a really tricky beast," said gay playwright and actor Kevin Rolston. "It hides things from you and whispers in your ear that you're not good enough." Rolston's new solo play, "Deal With The Dragon," explores many emotions.

Clips, Quips and Acid Trips: Seth Rudetsky Roasts TV Variety Shows at Feinstein's at the Nikko

Clips, Quips and Acid Trips: Seth Rudetsky Roasts TV Variety Shows at Feinstein's at the Nikko

MUSIC | By Jim Gladstone | Jul 26, 2022

Seth Rudetsky returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko on August 4 and 5 with "Seth's Big Fat '70s Variety Show" an evening that takes him back to some of his deepest roots.

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