Issue:  Vol. 46 / No. 26 / 30 June 2016
 
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Theatre - Alan Cumming gets sappy at the Castro

Singer/actor Alan Cumming released a CD called I Bought a Blue Car Today in 2009. One selection on the disc stood head-and-shoulders above the rest: Cumming's sultry, seductive cover of "Mein Herr," one of Sally Bowles' numbers from the classic musical Cabaret. (read more)

Fine Arts - Way Out West!

The American West is mighty popular territory for curators this summer, judging from the number of exhibitions plumbing the terrain at area museums. Some will find the prospect of this much California/West-centric artwork a cause to rejoice; others will feel compelled to catch the first flight to Manhattan. (read more)

Out There - Love in all the wrong places?

And it's a wrap! Frameline 40, the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, wound up its11-day run at the Castro Theatre on Sunday night... (read more)

Music - From darkness into light

The San Francisco Symphony's 2015-16 season ends this week with performances of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2, Resurrection. (read more)

Out & About - Firewerk it

Celebrating our country's history after a big queer history lesson/celebration may be a bit exhausting, But give it a try. (read more)

Theatre - Hard to share in the illusions

In this peculiarly charged political season, what may have been innocuous platitudes can become unintended rallying calls. (read more)

Theatre - Humans of the tech persuasion

An artist of my acquaintance is railing against gentrification by, among other things, stenciling rabble-rousing images on sidewalks. (read more)

Television - Orlando is the new reality TV

Writing about TV should be fluffy, light, informative, and above all, entertaining. (read more)

DVD - Remembering Vito Russo

I keep my copy of Vito, HBO's comprehensive, moving biography of the late film historian/AIDS activist Vito Russo... (read more)

Music - Solos & sides

Before she was Anohni, she was the androgynous Antony Hegarty of the celebrated chamber cabaret act Antony and the Johnsons. (read more)

DVD - Marginalized no more

The epigraph concluding the film Margarita with a Straw, just released on DVD by Wolfe Video, is a quote from the 13th-century Sufi poet Rumi... (read more)

DVD - Underground Thai cinema

You couldn't see Cemetery of Splendor in Thailand, so good for Strand for releasing it on DVD for the rest of the world. (read more)

Film - Zappa slings zingers

If I had my druthers, the power, and a small cinema needing a terrific film to justify its existence, I would book... (read more)

Books - Nothing like a Dame

Hollywood never lacked beautiful women to illuminate movie screens. (read more)


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