Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 30 / 24 July 2014

Music - Come to her window: Melissa Etheridge sings with SFS

Known for her raspy voice and confessional lyrics, singer/songwriter and guitarist Melissa Etheridge has become a rock music icon. The Oscar and Grammy winner's success is a groundbreaker, since the rock world is dominated primarily by men. Not only is Etheridge a woman, she's a lesbian who came out in 1993. Ellen DeGeneres' historic coming out was still four years away. (read more)

Television - Things aren't really so bad for 'Little Horribles' creator

Those mortifying moments in life, the ones that make you shudder even years after they've happened, are the basis of Little Horribles, a comic series on the Web about a painfully awkward single woman in her 30s. Dubbed the lesbian answer to HBO's Girls, its central character, a smart cookie striving for an elusive "more" but courting miniature embarrassing disasters instead, is embodied by the series' creator, writer and star, Amy York Rubin. (read more)

Out There - Another barihunk sighting

The second production of West Edge Opera's new Summer Festival, Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg's Hydrogen Jukebox, will open on Sun. (read more)

Backstage - Remembering
Elaine Stritch

A columnist's memories of a wayward interview with Elaine Stritch were stoked by her recent passing. (read more)

Out & About - Audiophiles

We would like to think that the variety of artistic endeavors happening this week will counteract the comparatively awful acts of human behavior being displayed elsewhere. (read more)

Theatre - Gay, straight, bi–& happily confused

All sorts of lines get blurred in Everybody Here Says Hello!, an intriguingly different take on contemporary romance. (read more)

Film - Through
a Jewish lens

The 34th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival...has a couple of queer gems, special guests, world premieres and a number of panels where real people can talk face-to-face. (read more)

Film - Not much
movie magic

As a child, while his gypsy-like family hopscotched among a dozen apartments dotting the map of Brooklyn and suburban Long Island, Allan Stewart Konigsberg amused himself and a boyhood chum by mastering Magic 101. (read more)

Books -
Young, hairy love

A West Virginia youth and ostracized outsider is at the center of prolific, Lambda Award-winning poet, essayist and author Jeff Mann's latest novel. (read more)

Books - History of gay empowerment

For D'Emilio, being a historian is not just an occupation but a calling. He views history as a story of change, with each generation never remaining constant. (read more)

Music - Back to the future with Handel

It may seem strange to frame a performance of Handel's L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (1740) as pointing to the future. (read more)

Music - Gay rights masterpiece?

Imagining what Benjamin Britten might think about his iconic War Requiem becoming a vehicle extoling gay rights is enough to stop thought in its tracks. (read more)

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