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Calendar, Night&Day Words and Witchiness in the Urban Jungle

Words and Witchiness in the Urban Jungle

As though Michelle Tea and co. aren't busy enough running the stellar, longstanding monthly Radar Reading Series, premiering Valencia's The Movie at film festivals far and wide, and publishing books on their City Lights imprint, the group debuts a…
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Film,

Arthouse Movie Listings September 11-17, 2013

Adobe Books. Valencia: Film adaptation of Michelle Tea's novel about lesbian punk love in the as-yet-ungentrified Mission District. Proceeds benefit Adobe Books and Tea's RADAR Productions. Thu., Sept. 12, 8 p.m. $10-$15. facebook.com/events/157511787785203. 3130 24th St., San Francisco, 864-3936. Artists'…
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Calendar, Night&Day Movie Man-Child

Movie Man-Child

In the prologue of the documentary Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton, a voice approximating that of the eponymous ecstatic trickster recounts his boyhood visitation from an angel, imparting intuition, articulation, and merriment, by which the poetics of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Radar Celebrates 10 Years of Superstars

Radar Celebrates 10 Years of Superstars

For 10 years now, Radar Productions has been providing a venue for queer and queer-friendly artists from all over the country and beyond. Its monthly series in the public library features not only readings but a Q&A session with the…
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Calendar, Night&Day On Your Radar

On Your Radar

It's pretty rare for a queer (and queer-friendly) literary showcase to last a decade, and even rarer when the host (powerhouse Michelle Tea) bakes you cookies to sweeten the deal. Since its inception in 2003, the monthly Radar Reading Series…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Michelle Tea on Sister Spit, Dorothy Allison, and <i>Valencia: The Movie</i>

Michelle Tea on Sister Spit, Dorothy Allison, and Valencia: The Movie

Michelle Tea is the literary purveyor of fucking bring-it. She's co-founder of the hilarious, moving, queer roadshow Sister Spit, which is also the title of the first book released under the City Lights/Sister Spit imprint; she's the author of several…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Intersection for the Arts' Changemaker Social Party this Saturday

Intersection for the Arts' Changemaker Social Party this Saturday

Intersection for the Arts is the oldest nonprofit art space in San Francisco, which basically means it's the mother of what we stand for as a city: art, literature, theater, dance, and bringing community together. Not only has it showcased…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Sister Spit Covers Sex, Sondheim, <i>Valencia</i> on Film, and Angry Monkeys from New Jersey

Sister Spit Covers Sex, Sondheim, Valencia on Film, and Angry Monkeys from New Jersey

"I've been thinking a lot about Adrienne Rich," began the legendary queer author Dorothy Allison. The crowd was hushed, the silence nurturing reverence. "I've been thinking about the stories we all share." Allison's Southern cadence rolled off her tongue as…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Lies and the Literary Liars Who Tell Them -- A Live Version of Balderdash

Lies and the Literary Liars Who Tell Them -- A Live Version of Balderdash

For word-lovers there can be no greater bluffing game than Balderdash. Originally a Victorian parlor game known as the Game of Dictionary, the rules are little changed: Competitors submit their own definition of an obscure word and accumulate points by…
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Calendar, Night&Day Literary Lies

Literary Lies

For word-lovers there can be no greater bluffing game than Balderdash. Originally a Victorian parlor game known as the Game of Dictionary, the rules are little changed: Competitors submit their own definition of an obscure word and accumulate points by…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Michelle Tea Hosts the (Completely Awesome) Radar Reading Series

Michelle Tea Hosts the (Completely Awesome) Radar Reading Series

The Radar Reading Series wants to give you a cookie and strain your brain. Organizer (and occasional contributor to the Exhibitionist) Michelle Tea is an underground queer literary icon, as uncompromising in her support of independent artists as she is…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tea and Sweets

Tea and Sweets

The Radar Reading Series wants to give you a cookie and strain your brain. Organizer (and occasional contributor to SF Weekly’s arts and culture blog, the Exhibitionist) Michelle Tea is an underground queer literary icon, as uncompromising in her support…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist S.F. Literary Touring Group Sister Spit to Start Publishing Books

S.F. Literary Touring Group Sister Spit to Start Publishing Books

Her longtime touring literary group, Sister Spit, is entering into a partnership with the great City Lights publishers to make…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Fashion at the Goat's Anus: "Take Root" at the Luggage Store

Fashion at the Goat's Anus: "Take Root" at the Luggage Store

By Michelle Tea"Take Root" at the Luggage Store Annex (thru June 26) is a celebration of a deliberately trash-picked and treasure-hunted aesthetic of queer resistance; anti-capitalist and pro-scavenging. While the art functions as metaphors for cast-away people building communities out…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hot Probs

Hot Probs

A person can start the day with any number of inquiries, from “Who is that monster in the mirror?” to “Is five cups of coffee too many before noon?” Maybe you ask, “What is beauty?” or “Do I like literature?”…
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Calendar, Night&Day Who Do We Want to Be?

Who Do We Want to Be?

If you asked him, Amos Mac would probably show you his scars. He’s done so in a YouTube video, a promo for the first issue of his magazine, Original Plumbing. His scars are from reconstructive “top surgery.” That’s when women…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Transgender Male Publisher/Photographer Amos Mac's Baggage

Transgender Male Publisher/Photographer Amos Mac's Baggage

Hey, I'm on the road right now with Amos Mac, photographer and publishing magnate. His groundbreaking 'zine Original Plumbing is a quarterly exploration of contemporary transmale culture, a mash-up of cheeky cheesecake portraits and personal…
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Calendar, Night&Day Within Spitting Distance

Within Spitting Distance

We are at a moment during which blaming the 1990s for extraneous holes in people’s faces and a backlog of black boots is no longer important. Now we may comfortably hail the grunge-addled decade for its excellent cultural contributions, which…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist ADDICTED TO CRYSTAL: At Home with Babe Alert's Danielle Jackson

ADDICTED TO CRYSTAL: At Home with Babe Alert's Danielle Jackson

by Michelle Tea Firstly you might know Danielle Jackson from just walking around the Mission and having your eye caught by the foxy girl with the flamboyantly fantastic style. Sequins at noon, amazing glasses, a shit ton of jewelry,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tea Dance

Tea Dance

In the mid-1990s, the coolest thing in the world was to be a lesbian. Everyone wanted to be a lesbian. Except there was still lots of violent discrimination and stuff! But there were pictures, glossy pictures of glossy ladies, and…
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