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Machine Dazzle decks the halls!

By Jim Gladstone | Tuesday Nov 13, 2018
If you've only seen the official CBS-issued online video of Taylor Mac's recent appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," you can't comprehend the extent of costume designer Machine Dazzle's contribution to the proceedings.

Queer Requiem appropriates Latin Mass

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Tuesday Nov 13, 2018
"Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite" will have its San Francisco premiere on Nov. 16 & 17 at Grace Cathedral. The piece is an evening-length choral work by singer-composer Holcombe Waller.

Becoming Jane Fonda

By Brian Bromberger | Tuesday Nov 13, 2018
When they turn 80, most people would probably love to look like Jane Fonda, who appears more like 50.

Pacifica holiday

By Roberto Friedman | Tuesday Nov 13, 2018
"Pacific" has always seemed a complete misnomer for the wild, raging, tempestuous ocean that pummels our western coast. But "Pacifica" is a fine name for the small community nestled beside it.

French Noir: Cinquieme Fois!

By Sura Wood | Tuesday Nov 13, 2018
It would seem to defy the laws of probability that there could still be undiscovered gems in the vaults of Film Noir.

November reading list: Creative writing

By Gregg Shapiro | Tuesday Nov 13, 2018
Fiction frontier: "The Caregiver" (Simon & Schuster), the gripping final novel by the late gay novelist and filmmaker Samuel Park (who died of stomach cancer at the age of 41 in 2017), draws on his Brazilian birthplace.

Women fighting back

By David Lamble | Tuesday Nov 13, 2018
With "Widows," Afro-British director Steve McQueen completes the fourth in his quartet of films on topics that have shaped our modern world.

Queer group therapy

By Gregg Shapiro | Tuesday Nov 13, 2018
It's interesting that Boy George and Culture Club would call their new studio album, their first such release in almost 20 years, "Life" (BMG), as that's the one thing it could use more of.

Symphonic landscapes

By Philip Campbell | Tuesday Nov 13, 2018
A fall feast of classical music performances is ongoing through November in San Francisco. Concerts large and small are providing a fine soundtrack to the days before Thanksgiving.

Towards better trans understanding

By by Tim Pfaff | Tuesday Nov 13, 2018
"Trans Kids: Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century" (UC Press) never resorts to the sensational to be gripping, compassionate and itself intellectually fluid.

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