Arts & Culture

Fabulous at 50: celebrating the history of the Imperial Council

Fabulous at 50: celebrating the history of the Imperial Council

By David-Elijah Nahmod

50 Years of Fabulous, Jethro Patalinghug's stirring documentary about the half-century history of the Imperial Council of San Francisco, shows the past five decades of the council's growth and glamorous moments, including founder José Sarria.

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By Gregg Shapiro | October 20, 2020

On her exceptional second album 'Eno Axis,' the North Carolina-based H.C. McEntire expands on the promise of her first record, delivering ten breathtaking songs on one of the best albums of 2020.

By Gregg Shapiro | October 20, 2020

Three new horror films borrow known tropes with varying results. In 'Spiral,' a gay protagonist couple faces off with some creepy neighbors; also, 'Rent-A-Pal,' 'Followed,' and The Boulet Brothers' 'Dragula: Resurrection' are reviewed.


By Jim Gladstone | October 20, 2020

The most unusual new theater season in ages is now officially underway at Bay Area companies. From live-streamed productions to audio adaptations, new and classic plays are finding online audiences.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | October 20, 2020

Nyle DiMarco's new show gives Gallaudet students a deaf reality show, COBRA's futuristic disaster series chills, and 'First Day' introduces a trans teenager to high school life.


By Brian Bromberger | October 20, 2020

In honor of LGBTQ History month, HBO Max has produced a new limited four-episode docudrama series called Equal about the trailblazers and unsung heroes who fought for queer justice and equality in the pre-Stonewall era.

By Jim Provenzano | October 19, 2020

'Dash,' the new noir-themed graphic novel from Northwest Press, blends classic mystery intrigue with a modern queer style.


By Jim Provenzano | October 17, 2020

Two years before the Bay Area Reporter premiered, the New York City-based GAY covered politics, arts, civil rights and sexuality with a bold and groovy style. The complete issue collection from 1969 to 1974 is online.

By Jim Provenzano | October 16, 2020

Mid-October, fall is ripe for surprises and scares. But you can still enjoy arts, nightlife and community events online, with several bars, museums and venues cautiously re-opening, too.


By Brian Bromberger | October 14, 2020

Chanticleer, founded in 1978 in San Francisco and dubbed as "the world's reigning male chorus," is not immune to the disruption engendered by the coronavirus. Yet despite tour cancellations, they continue to evolve and engage fans.

By Gregg Shapiro | October 13, 2020

A thoroughly modern comedy of manners, David Leavitt's 'Shelter in Place' is both one of the best novels of the year as well as the most humorous.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | October 13, 2020

With references to the TV show 'Dark Shadows,' Kyle Motsinger's musical stylings range from playful goth to inspiring pop in 'Any Way I Want It To,' his just-released second album.

By Jim Provenzano | October 12, 2020

For some deliciously diverting fun, the new Netflix series Julie and the Phantoms brings a new adaptation of the popular Spanish telenovela with bouyant style. Among the cute cast are a gay drummer, and Cheyenne Jackson as a charming villain.


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