Issue:  Vol. 46 / No. 6 / 11 February 2016

Fine Arts - Painter prophet of Modernism

While growing up, I spent hours in the company of Pierre Bonnard, whose paintings were part of the collections at the Phillips and National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. I'd forego my homework, opting to be transported to the South of France to bask in the spectacular colors of his sun-kissed landscapes, or to luxuriate in the warmth of his domestic scenes, dense with mood and familial comfort. (read more)

Film - Indie as they wanna be

The 18th SF Independent Film Festival (SF IndieFest) is certainly not a supercharged, glamorpuss event, and its actors-writers-directors-editors-cinematographers are decidedly unsung, even in their own bedrooms. The celebrity sightings are mostly limited to IndieFest Director of Programming Jennifer "Junkyard" Morris, curator of music docs Chris Metzler, and SF IndieFest founder-director-grand poobah Jeff Ross. (read more)

Music - Guests in the symphony hall

The carousel of guest conductors continues spinning in Davies Symphony Hall as a trio of guest artists finished visits with the San Francisco Symphony last week. (read more)

Out There - Screening shorts during last down

We're so glad the Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Bowl is over. (read more)

Out & About -
Hearts & arts

Jump in and out of love, for the arts, of course! As for romance, well, what do I know? (read more)

Theatre - Moody relationships & little Eyolf, too

The Aurora Theatre is again playing around with Ibsen, a playwright not noted for playfulness. (read more)

Film - How Ingrid Bergman saw things

Jean Renoir, for whom Ingrid Bergman (1915-82) gave one of her most lyrical performances in Elena et Les Hommes (1956), said she preferred a scandal to a lie. (read more)

Books - Bleary-eyed gay American in Berlin

It's a wonder Black Deutschland got out of the barn. (read more)

DVD - Don't blame it
on Rio

If, as a paunchy, middle-aged man, you found a 21-year-old, very attractive lover who returned your affections, most gay men would be ecstatic... (read more)

Television - Driving around on late-night TV

What do we love on TV this week? Lots. (read more)

Film - Invasion-of-the-month club

Just the name alone, Michael Francis Moore, resonates. (read more)

Books - Naked truth

Masculinity is a succinct name for photographer Michael Stokes' debut book. (read more)

Books - Diversity squared

Originally funded by an ambitious, optimistic Kickstarter campaign in 2015, the unique, inspiring LGBT-themed children's book...

Music - Dance strut

Olly Murs' fourth album Never Been Better (SYCO-Columbia-Modest) is better than his previous albums, especially if you like to dance. (read more)

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