Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 29 / 17 July 2014

Music - Cheyenne Jackson
goes to the movies

Within the past year or so, San Francisco has become Cheyenne Jackson's home away from home. The handsome star of stage, screen, television, and concerts has been the SF Pride Grand Marshal, starred in the San Francisco Symphony's West Side Story in Concert, brought his cabaret act to Feinstein's – and now he's back. (read more)

Music - Rufus Wainwright,
the wizard of awes

Rufus Wainwright has long been one of the most open and out recording artists, surely benefiting from the groundwork laid by queer forebears such as Elton John, George Michael and Neil Tennant. His talented family tree, including his late mother Kate McGarrigle and his father Loudon Wainwright III, as well as aunts Anna McGarrigle and Sloan Wainwright, and sisters Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche, also contributed considerably. (read more)

Out There -
Foodie fool for love

Out There typically dines out six out of seven nights a week. (read more)

Theatre -
Performance revue

Once you take Forbidden Broadway away from an audience of rialto cognoscenti, you tread a fine line. (read more)

Out & About -
Why so serious?

What can be said about the ongoing bevy of talents? Despite our summer sun and delicious fog, several works take on serious themes. (read more)

Theatre - Eleanor Roosevelt's gal pal

Was it an "unusually belated schoolgirl crush," as one biographer insisted, or was it a full-throttle erotic lesbian affair? (read more)

Music - Bold & bolder

The theatre is a very expensive place to work in, or as composer Philip Glass put it, "Opera companies are always raising money because every time the curtain goes up they're losing money, even with Carmen . (read more)

Film - July is jumpin'
at the Castro Theatre

This month the Castro Theatre programmers give us film fanatics a kosher delicatessen's worth of tasty treats bridging the gap between the San Francisco LGBT and Jewish film festivals. (read more)

DVD - Looking for love
in Chicago & Berlin

Take it from me, the quality of direct-to-DVD LGBT fiction features has risen mightily in recent years, as of course it had to. (read more)

Books -
Dangerous 'Ulysses'

There are people, including me, who read James Joyce's Ulysses for fun. (read more)

Books - Perseverence in the Bible Belt

It doesn't take too much imagination to contemplate how intimidating it would be to grow up as a lesbian Catholic in the Texas Bible Belt during the 1970s and 80s. (read more)

Television - Everything's coming up Emmys

The Emmy nominations were announced this week, and gay was definitively in play. (read more)

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