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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Launch Party for Jesús Ángel García Novel BadBadBad Sounds Anything But

Posted By on Wed, May 18, 2011 at 4:00 PM

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Just who is Jesús Ángel García, anyway? It is fair to ask. The inviting cover of BadBadBad, a new novel from New Pulp Press, posits him as the author and first-person narrator thereof, but it also bears this important-seeming advisory: "Roleplay is a dangerous game when you don't know who you are."

Within its pages we envision Jesús Ángel García, or "JAG" if you prefer, as a Southern gentleman of sorts, striving for custody of his infant son by straddling incompatible and increasingly extreme personas. The operating question in BadBadBad seems to be the great existential question of how, if at all, you might reconcile daily duties as a church webmaster with nightly duties as an online sexual messiah. Again, fair to ask.

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

La Chica Boom Explodes Saturday Night in Cabaret Lunatique's Celebrate the Mission

Posted on Thu, May 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM


We love drag. We love burlesque. We know what to expect. Flashy outfits. Colors so bright they're blinding. Exposed skin. Exploration of racial, political, sexual, and gender issues. [cue loud record-scratch noise] What? Well, sure, when you're in the presence of La Chica Boom. The self-described Chican@ performance artist and community organizer uses drag, burlesque, and other stage conventions to blow these issues to smithereens (or, as she puts it, "destabilize white heteropatriarchy"). She's fisted a piñata. She's worn a shiny purple coin-shaped costume labeled "TOKEN." (In the clip above she wears that outfit in 2009's Kaleidoscope Cabaret.) And she's a perfect fit for Saturday night's Celebrate the Mission, part of a series of late-night Teatro ZinZanni shows called Cabaret Lunatique that focus on San Francisco neighborhoods.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Dottie Lux's Lube Job: LeMay Likes to Watch

Posted By on Tue, May 10, 2011 at 7:30 AM

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In my far-reaching quest to uncover new, different, and unexplored aspects of S.F's alternative underground performing community, sometimes I must go undercover (yes, I mean as a man), and delve into its underbelly. I must GO DEEP.

Well, what a coincidence! This week's adventure was aptly titled just that. "Go Deep" is a joint production of Dottie Lux and El Rio. Its official name is "Go Deep: Let's Wrestle," but if I came out with that right away, it would have lost a bit of the suspense of not knowing what it could possibly be about, right?

Yes, I know. ME, at a wrestling event!?

Oh, did I forget to mention it's lady lube wrestling? Ha! Now I've got your attention, don't I?

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