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Culture, The Exhibitionist Jewelle Gomez at the Bay Area Book Festival on Race, Power and Vampires

Jewelle Gomez at the Bay Area Book Festival on Race, Power and Vampires

Jewelle Gomez just finished up a book tour, traveling from Atlanta to Portland, Maine, doing readings for the City Lights' 25th anniversary edition of her double Lambda Award-winning novel, The Gilda Stories. On the tour, she’s been encountering old…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist New Conservatory Theater Announces Fab New Season

New Conservatory Theater Announces Fab New Season

The food was great and the wine flowed as the venerable New Conservatory Theatre held an elegant soiree to announce its 2015-2016 season.  NCT founder/artistic director Ed Decker took to the stage to address/entertain the crowd, leaving some to…
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News, The Snitch With Mirkarimi Mess Over, Mayor Can Go Back to Not Caring About Ethics Commission

With Mirkarimi Mess Over, Mayor Can Go Back to Not Caring About Ethics Commission

The Examiner recently ran an article that tells you much of what you need to know about the Ethics Commission's place in this city -- but not everything. One year after suggesting the mayor remove Library Commission President Jewelle Gomez, Ethics…
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News, The Snitch Ethics Commission on TV -- Good News, If Not Good Programming

Ethics Commission on TV -- Good News, If Not Good Programming

You won't be seeing this at Ethics Commission meetings. And, no, that's not Brian Wilson.​ The news that Ethics Commission meetings will likely soon find a home on your TV dial is not a victory for quality television programming. Viewers…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Jewelle Gomez Gets Inside the Head of Author James Baldwin in <i>Waiting for Giovanni</i>

Jewelle Gomez Gets Inside the Head of Author James Baldwin in Waiting for Giovanni

Poet and novelist Jewelle Gomez is the author of The Gilda Stories, about black lesbian vampires. She has spent the past few years working on a play, Waiting for Giovanni, which is currently running at the New Conservatory Theatre…
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News, The Snitch Fire the Library Commission President (Kinda, Sorta, If You Want To ...)

Fire the Library Commission President (Kinda, Sorta, If You Want To ...)

Last week, we wrote about how, after 18 consecutive rejections, the city's Ethics Commission finally took up a case forwarded its way by the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force -- and, in doing so, revealed the utter toothlessness of the city's…
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News, The Snitch Ethics Commission Must Beg Mayor to Enforce Sunshine Ordinance

Ethics Commission Must Beg Mayor to Enforce Sunshine Ordinance

Last night, after 18 prior rejections, the Ethics Commission finally deigned to hold a hearing of a case referred its way by the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. For those scoring at home, the task force is now one-for-19 when it…
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Calendar, Night&Day Not Only in San Francisco

Not Only in San Francisco

The world owes queer women of color a huge debt of gratitude: Wanda Sykes alone ought to cause worldwide automatic worship. Because where the hell would we be without Wanda Sykes? But the automatic-worship thing hasn’t happened yet, so let’s…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Queer Fiction Journal

Sometimes it feels like more ink has been spilled on the subject of homosexuality (and all of its confusing subcategories) than on the daily foibles of Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson, and Tom Cruise combined. So we're not surprised that it's…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night+Day

wednesday april 10 Double Farley Feature Why are the closeted gay actors of yesteryear -- Sal Mineo, Anthony Perkins, and Montgomery Clift, for example -- more interesting than today's (supposedly) gay male film stars? Soft and pretty, Farley Granger is…
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Culture, Stage

Aisle Seat

On the Brink One of our dearest, oldest and most unusual arts institutions is teetering on the brink of demise: On the eve of its 30th anniversary, the multidisciplinary Intersection for the Arts faces financial straits that may force it…
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