Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 8 / 23 February 2017

Television - Queer history comes alive

The LGBT community's most eagerly awaited television event comes to small screens with the Feb. 27 premiere of When We Rise, an all-star docudrama about the early days of San Francisco's equality movement. The eight-hour miniseries will air over the course of four nights on ABC. (read more)

Dance - Monster mash

It was a dark and stormy night inside the Opera House, with rain streaking across the scrim as the orphan girl knocked at the door of the Frankenstein mansion. If you've never read the book but only know The Rocky Horror Picture Show, you'll know that electricity is going to be in the air, and indeed it was. The house was packed for the West Coast premiere of San Francisco Ballet's spectacular Frankenstein. (read more)

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Fine Arts - Magical mystery tour

How can you have a show about the counterculture that's short on sex, drugs and rock & roll? The answer is: with difficulty. (read more)

Out There - Short but not slight

Out There goes to the screenings of Academy Award-nominated short films that show at Landmark Theatres during Oscar season every year. (read more)

Film - Acting Oscars & diversity: a history

Denzel Washington (Fences), Ruth Negga (Loving), Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Viola Davis (Fences), Naomi Harris (Moonlight ) and Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures ) garnered Oscar acting nominations... (read more)

Out & About - Killer queens

Enjoy arts with a dark and nasty twist this week; a musical drag parody of a Hitchcock film, singing assassins, a gay cannibal drama and a campy cannibal musical. (read more)

Theatre - American psychos

There had never seemed a right time to produce Assassins. (read more)

Theatre - Queer kaleidoscope

In the world of Bootycandy, the Bible contains the psalms of RuPaul and the wisdom of Cicely Tyson. (read more)

Music - John Adams, birthday boy

American composer John Adams turns 70 this month. (read more)

Film - Musical Best Pictures through the ages

If La La Land takes the Best Picture award at the Academy Awards... (read more)

Books - Mourning in America

George Saunders' Lincoln in the Bardo (Random House), which was published on Valentine's Day less than a week before Presidents' Day... (read more)

Film - First three days of March

The Castro Theatre begins its March programming on Wednesday with The Big Sleep (1946). (read more)

DVD - Erotic round trip

There have been many films about gay prostitutes, yet few have been memorable. (read more)

DVD - Barrio story

It's hard to believe it's been a half-dozen years since the tough little trans drama Gun Hill Road debuted at San Francisco's Frameline 35. (read more)

Books - Gender fluidity

As the subject of transgenderism continues to splash across electronic media, the literary world has also been keeping up... (read more)

Television - Open mic at the POTUS presser

Thank the gods for SNL, Full Frontal and Stephen Colbert's Late Show. (read more)

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