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'The Prom' Composer Matthew Sklar

'The Prom' Composer Matthew Sklar

THEATRE | By Jim Gladstone | Jun 21, 2022

Matthew Sklar, composer of the "The Prom," the snazzy, uplifting queer musical that opens June 22 at the Golden Gate Theatre, discusses the eight-year development of the show, whose themes joyfully take on homophobia in a small town.

Hell, Yes! Surprising Salvation in 'Hadestown' at the Orpheum

Hell, Yes! Surprising Salvation in 'Hadestown' at the Orpheum

THEATRE | By Jim Gladstone | Jun 21, 2022

At a time when every day's headlines feature collapse, corruption, war, and plague, "Hadestown" works like an angel in devil drag. Its sultry come-on promises to lick you with flame, then anoints you with balm of Gilead.

Frameline's Finest Films, and a Few Flubs

Frameline's Finest Films, and a Few Flubs

MOVIES | By Brian Bromberger | Jun 21, 2022

When asked what themes she saw emerging from the vast number of films being shown at Frameline46, Director of Programming Allegra Madsen replied, "An exploration of our queer lineage through time."

'Dana H.' at Berkeley Rep: Who's Playing Who?

'Dana H.' at Berkeley Rep: Who's Playing Who?

THEATRE | By Jim Gladstone | Jun 21, 2022

You can't help but focus on actress Jordan Baker's mouth during the first few minutes of "Dana H.", now on stage at Berkeley Repertory. Playwright Lucas Hnath's mother was held captive by a white supremacist kidnappers. How it's told is also disturbing.

John Waters on Zen and the Art of Filth, and 'Pink Flamingos' 50th Anniversary

John Waters on Zen and the Art of Filth, and 'Pink Flamingos' 50th Anniversary

CELEBRITIES | By Mark William Norby | Jun 21, 2022

The newly-released 50th anniversary BluRay edition of "Pink Flamingos" is only one part of the still-evolving art world of director and author John Waters.

Cookie Mueller's Posthumous Prose

Cookie Mueller's Posthumous Prose

BOOKS | By Mark William Norby | Jun 21, 2022

"Walking through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black" by the late Cookie Mueller is the newly-expanded reissue of the original 1993 Semiotext(e) compilation of writings by the multi-talent known mostly for roles in early John Waters films.

Summer Books Round-Up III

Summer Books Round-Up III

BOOKS | By Jim Piechota | Jun 21, 2022

In our third and final installment of the Bay Area Reporter's Summer Books Series, we spotlight some amazing fiction, a new book about a trans youth's journey through grade school, and a sartorial exploration of the concept of the "Daddy."

'Nuclear Family' Fallout: Joseph Han's Stunning Debut Novel

'Nuclear Family' Fallout: Joseph Han's Stunning Debut Novel

BOOKS | By Tim Pfaff | Jun 21, 2022

The sociological construct of "nuclear family," signifying a familial unit whose members all live together. Joseph Han's first novel, "Nuclear Family," explodes it, leaving you with the spectacle of the mushroom cloud.

Going Out, Homing's in, June 17-26, 2022

Going Out, Homing's in, June 17-26, 2022

LOCAL EVENTS | Jun 16, 2022

In arts, nightlife and community events, Pride Month continues. Check out Going Out, Homing's In's rainbow-licious array of events.

Capitol Viewing: The Lavender Tube on Jan. 6 Hearings, 'Queer as Folk,' & Pride Shows

Capitol Viewing: The Lavender Tube on Jan. 6 Hearings, 'Queer as Folk,' & Pride Shows

TELEVISION | By Victoria A. Brownworth | Jun 14, 2022

Let's call it, "Saving Democracy," a limited series: The January 6 Committee Hearings certainly have all the drama of a hit summer true crime/thriller series. Also, the new 'Queer as Folk,' and ABC, Hulu and other networks dive in to Pride.

Frameline46's Serious Cinema

Frameline46's Serious Cinema

MOVIES | By Brian Bromberger | Jun 14, 2022

Frameline's full return to theaters has presented challenges to its staff. But with the most expansive array of films to see in cinemas or online, hundreds of directers' works will find new audiences.

Chloe Sherman's 'Renegades' - Photo Exhibit Documents SF's '90s Lesbian Scene

Chloe Sherman's 'Renegades' - Photo Exhibit Documents SF's '90s Lesbian Scene

FINE ARTS | By Heather Cassell | Jun 14, 2022

Queer fine art photographer Chloe Sherman's new exhibit, "Renegade San Francisco: the 1990s," opening June 17 at Schlomer Haus Gallery, dives into the pats heyday of the local women's nightlife and social scenes.

Summer Books Round-Up, Part 2

Summer Books Round-Up, Part 2

BOOKS | By Jim Piechota | Jun 14, 2022

In our continuing Summer Books series, here are even more queer books coming to both physical and digital bookstores this summer. We list some exciting suspense novels, several books for younger readers, a graphic pictorial story for all ages.

Stories from OutWrite: Holding Queer Histories and Queer Bodies

Stories from OutWrite: Holding Queer Histories and Queer Bodies

BOOKS | By Julie R. Enszer | Jun 14, 2022

The co-editor of a new anthology of collected speeches from ten years of well-attended literary conference vicariously recalls memories of lost writers via a few collected images.

Lambda Literary Award 2022 Winners Announced

Lambda Literary Award 2022 Winners Announced

BOOKS | By Jim Provenzano | Jun 11, 2022

Lambda Literary announced the winners of the 34th Annual Lambda Literary Awards at a live virtual award ceremony on June 11.

Going Out, Homing's in, June 10-17, 2022

Going Out, Homing's in, June 10-17, 2022

LOCAL EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Jun 9, 2022

In arts, nightlife and community events, Pride Month continues with a rainbow bowl full of happenings. Check out Going Out, Homing's In's sparkly prism of listings.

Frameline's Film Fest's Fab 46th

Frameline's Film Fest's Fab 46th

MOVIES | By Brian Bromberger | Jun 7, 2022

Frameline is returning to its fullest in-person programming since its pre-pandemic 2019 festival. For its 46th incarnation from June 16-30, Frameline will be presenting 132 films including 46 feature narrative titles, 30 documentaries, and more.

'The Sound Inside' - MTC's Own Private Metaverse

'The Sound Inside' - MTC's Own Private Metaverse

THEATRE | Jun 7, 2022

Adam Rapp's "The Sound Inside," making its West Coast premiere in a polished Marin Theatre Company production, is shaggy dog-meta; a mind-bending piece about a novelist writing a novel.

Must-See Summer Films of 2022

Must-See Summer Films of 2022

NEWS | By Laura Moreno | Jun 7, 2022

Summer is the perfect time to curl up indoors away from the sweltering heat and take in some great new films. Here are a few LGBTQ films that may not be on your gaydar.

Planet Queer: Bertrand Mandico's 'After Blue (Dirty Paradise)'

Planet Queer: Bertrand Mandico's 'After Blue (Dirty Paradise)'

MOVIES | By Brandon Judell | Jun 7, 2022

Imagine Hieronymus Bosch as a lesbian filmmaker on acid: French director Bertrand Mandico's intention is to realize his celluloid philosophy in a spectacularly visual sci-fi/surrealist-western.

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