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The vampire's closet: 'Dark Shadows' star Jonathan Frid in new documentary

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Thursday Oct 28, 2021
A new documentary recalls the life and career of Jonathan Frid, the actor who played Barnabas Collins, a 175-year-old guilt-ridden vampire on "Dark Shadows," the horror-themed daytime soap opera that became enormously popular during the late 1960s.

Out at Outside Lands

By Jim Gladstone | Tuesday Oct 26, 2021
Outside Lands is back. And it's outer than ever. Here's just a partial rundown of this year's queer Outside Lands highlights across a full gamut of musical genres, from R&B to rock to electronica.

Monster's mash: Kevin Simmonds' poetic look at opera diva

By Cornelius Washington | Tuesday Oct 26, 2021
Kevin Simmonds, in his short but wonderful book, 'The Monster I Am Today: Leontyne Price and A Life In Verse,' provides the reader with a poetic insight that is lyrical, loving and romantic.

Bland 'Dune' - also, Frank Herbert's dug-up homophobia

By Brandon Judell | Saturday Oct 23, 2021
Attending the morning screening of 'Dune' at the New York Film Festival, I was hoping for an LGBTQ romantic comedy about the Pines on Fire Island. What I got was 'Star Bores.'

Seventh B.A.R. Talk to focus on local politics

By Jim Provenzano | Friday Oct 22, 2021
Politics through five decades of Bay Area Reporter coverage will be discussed by an esteemed panel of local officials, with Assistant News Editor and politics columnist Matthew S. Bajko, on Thursday, November 4.

Going Out, Homing's In, Oct. 21-28, 2021

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Oct 21, 2021
Theater, music, dance, films, drag, comedy, and more await you all over the Bay Area, plus a few pre-Halloween fun scares.

Schlomer Haus art gallery opens in the Castro

By Jim Provenzano | Wednesday Oct 20, 2021
A new art gallery kicks off its opening on October 26 with the work of six different artists. The gay couple who own Schlomer Haus Gallery, located in the Castro/Duboce district, hopes to draw art fans from all over.

ApocaLGBTQ: The Lavender Tube on dystopian dramas and scary spices

By Victoria A. Brownworth | Wednesday Oct 20, 2021
Halloween looms. It's time for some scares. 'American Horror Story: Double Feature,' the 'Chucky' series adaptation, 'Big Sky's thrills, 'See' gets a lesbian romance, and 'Y: The Last Man's lesbian and trans characters are part of a world without men.

Queen O'Ween at the Warfield

By Jim Gladstone | Tuesday Oct 19, 2021
"Halloween costumes are absolutely a form of drag," says Rosé, who performs with seven other "RuPaul'sDrag Race" vets in "Night of the Living Drag," a pumpkin month performance tour that makes its San Francisco stop at the Warfield Theater Oct. 25.

Dave Chappelle, Netflix and you

By Victoria A. Brownworth | Sunday Oct 17, 2021
No matter what Dave Chappelle and Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos tell you, violence against LGBTQ is real and giving cover for transphobia and homophobia presents a real world threat to LGBTQ people.

Going Out, Homing's In, Oct. 15-22

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Oct 14, 2021
Check out all the marvelous musicals and plays, museum exhibits and nightlife fun to be had - that is, if you're vaccinated and masking up. Otherwise, just stay home.

We're Here, we're queer: HBO drag docuseries returns

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Tuesday Oct 12, 2021
HBO's docuseries "We're Here" returns for a second season with a moving batch of episodes that celebrate small town LGBTQ life as Shangela, Eureka, and Bob the Drag Queen descend on a variety of small towns across America.

Superman's son's bisexual in new DC comic series

By Jim Provenzano | Tuesday Oct 12, 2021
The son of Superman comes out as bisexual in the fifth edition of the DC comic series 'Superman: Son Of Kal-El.' The announcement came on October 11, National Coming Out Day.

Lizard Boy lives: Justin Huertas' queer music drama at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

By Jim Gladstone | Tuesday Oct 12, 2021
Justin Huertas wrote the lyrics, composed the music, and is one third of the cast in "Lizard Boy," his cheeky-but-sincere superhero sci-fi musical that cracks wise about everything from Grindr to Yoda.

Home and away: AXIS Dance premieres new works; Marc Brew wraps up directorship

By Jim Provenzano | Tuesday Oct 12, 2021
After five years as Artistic Director of AXIS Dance Company, choreographer Marc Brew closes his tenure with a new disability-inclusive dance about finding home — before he'll be moving to his own new home in the UK with his partner.

Music, menus & motion: Mill Valley Film Festival faves

By Brian Bromberger | Tuesday Oct 12, 2021
The Mill Valley Film Festival returns for its 44th year October 7-17, with in-person and online screenings. A few notable features: Documentaries about Leonard Bernstein, Julia Child, and The Velvet Underground.

Pajtim Statovci's 'Bolla'- Depredations of love and war

By Tim Pfaff | Tuesday Oct 12, 2021
Pajtim Statovci's unlikely success with his first three novels may have had more to do with their subjects' being au courante than with the author's staggering literary genius. In his latest, he adds the depredations of love and war.

Gay rom-com 'Bros' begins filming in NYC

By Jim Provenzano | Saturday Oct 9, 2021
Soon after gay Twitter calmed down about the Billy Eichner feature film project 'Bros,' which will feature an all-LGBT cast, costar Luke MacFarlane posted a few on-set tight T-shirt thirst-trap photos on his Instagram account.

Going Out, Homing's In Oct. 8-15, 2021

By Jim Provenzano | Wednesday Oct 6, 2021
New art exhibits, big-time musicals, dragtastic club shows, and sonorous classical concerts await you all over the Bay Area.

Cassandra Peterson: Elvira star's coming-out memoir

By Jim Piechota | Wednesday Oct 6, 2021
In her new memoir, actress Cassandra Peterson reveals the fascinating aspects of her private life, including her career as the more-sexy-than-scary Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, and a 19-year relationship with a woman.

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