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Bill Eld's posthumous porn paean

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Friday Feb 26, 2021
"Big" Bill Eld, one of gay cinema's first porn stars, didn't last long in the business, as director Toby Ross recounts in his ruminative odd 'docudrama.'

Homing's In Feb 26-March 5, 2021

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Feb 25, 2021
Step into the wonderful world of online arts, nightlife and community events. Take yourself to church, dance along with pros and gogos, or sing along to Broadway stars.

Olivia Newton-John: She's still the one that we want

By Gregg Shapiro | Thursday Feb 25, 2021
Now in her seventh decade as an entertainer, Olivia Newton-John has proven herself to be a versatile artist, including recent duet with her daughter and a recently published memoir.

Ramadan rom-com: 'Breaking Fast's L.A. love story

By Gregg Shapiro | Tuesday Feb 23, 2021
In Mike Mosallam's affectionate Ramadan rom-com "Breaking Fast," Mo (out actor Haaz Sleiman) is a devout, disciplined Muslim doctor who has reconciled his religious dedication with his queer sexuality.

'Gay Grampas' book published

By Jim Provenzano | Monday Feb 22, 2021
In the tradition of 'Heather Has Two Mommies,' the first children's book featuring gay grandparents lovingly showcases extended family.

Homing's In Feb 19-28, 2021

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Feb 18, 2021
Sometime it feels like being the DJ on the Titanic II, part desperate distraction, part solemn duty, working to bring you entertainments and the strange dispiriting online version of community. Sometimes it doesn't.

What drives desire - 'Kink: Stories' anthology explores sexuality

By Mark William Norby | Thursday Feb 18, 2021
'Kink: Stories,' edited by R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell, is an anthology of 14 blazing, vivid stories that come together and make up a collection that plunges into different definitions of the multi-layered discipline of intimacy.

SF Symphony records Berg's assured atonal works

By Philip Campbell | Thursday Feb 18, 2021
It may be an acquired taste, but once music lovers develop an interest in the music of 20th-century composer Alban Berg, it can become a passionate preference, particularly via SF Symphony's new recording.

Slow Streets Noe Art Mart

Wednesday Feb 17, 2021
Slow Streets Noe Art Mart kicked off on Sunday, Feb. 14, with artists, craftspeople and others showcasing and selling prints, clothing and more. The free event, on Noe St. at Market, will be held weekly through June. photos by Steven Underhill

Bay Area Reporter announces its historic 50th anniversary edition

By Advertising Department | Wednesday Feb 17, 2021
America's longest continuously-published and highest weekly circulation LGBTQ newspaper will celebrate its historic 50th anniversary edition to be published on April 1. Advertising space reservations for this special issue are now being accepted.

All hail the kings: drag show's Zoomin'

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Wednesday Feb 17, 2021
Names like Mo B. Dick and Sexy Galexy will grace your computer screens when Drag King Legends takes to Zoom on Feb. 21 at 5pm. Kings with 25 years or more experience will be honored in a show that promises to be informative, exciting, and entertaining.

Miami rhapsody: Regina King's powerful film adaptation of Kemp Powers' play

By Gregg Shapiro | Tuesday Feb 16, 2021
'One Night in Miami...' is a fictional dramatization inspired by true events that bring together four men from different backgrounds whose contributions to Black culture continues to resonate to the present day.

'Two of Us': lesbian feature Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign Film

By Victoria A. Brownworth | Tuesday Feb 16, 2021
"Two of Us," the French entry for Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards, is a deeply sensual tale of textured, long-standing love and desire between two women.

New music from LGBT artists

By Jim Provenzano | Monday Feb 15, 2021
Shuttered at home, musicians are producing new songs in abundance, including local artists and longtime favorites. Also, we honor a singer-songwriter lost too soon.

Homing's In, Feb. 11-18, 2021

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Feb 11, 2021
Click here, click there, and voila, a new world of theatre, dance, drag and community will appear.

Mr. Broadway: Seth Rudetsky's multiple shows keep us entertained

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Feb 11, 2021
Cohosting YouTube shows with his husband with guests in theatre, television and film, plus composers and health officials, since March 2020, has been an amazing, if not dizzying, accomplishment for the multi-talented Seth Rudetsky.

Q-Music: Deep cover; honorous -and even whimsical- music tributes and film soundtracks

By Gregg Shapiro | Thursday Feb 11, 2021
Interpreting other musician's classics can be tough. Some fine accomplishments include film soundtracks, Billie Holiday and Leonard Cohen tributes, and the amazing senior chorus that brings a touching new perspective on Bowie and Rolling Stones hits.

Gravity, rainbow: 'Falling,' Viggo Mortensen's writing-directorial debut

By Brian Bromberger | Wednesday Feb 10, 2021
'Falling,' written and directed in his debut by Viggo Mortensen, adds itself to a list of several current films involving elders and dementia, with an obscured gay angle. Despite its poetic visuals, it lacks full characterization.

Change-makers: The Lavender Tube on 'Equalizer,' 'Clarice,' and Christopher Plummer remembered

By Victoria A. Brownworth | Wednesday Feb 10, 2021
Queen Latifah's terrific in 'The Equalizer,' 'Clarice' brings back "The Silence of the Lambs" character, and the late Christopher Plummer is remembered.

Homing's In Feb 5-14, 2021

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Feb 4, 2021
Shake off the pandemic blues and get some virtual entertainment and connection with online -and a few in-person- arts, nightlife and community events.

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