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Rediscovering 'Mother Camp' - Esther Newton, Skip Arnold and drag anthropology in the 1960s

Rediscovering 'Mother Camp' - Esther Newton, Skip Arnold and drag anthropology in the 1960s

By Michael Flanagan

Skip Arnold's historic drag act became one of many fascinating anthropological subjects by scholar Esther Newton, whose groundbreaking dissertation, once ignored, has found new readers.

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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 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 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 David-Elijah Nahmod | October 13, 2020

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.

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 9, 2020

Get some creepy clowns and ghoulish gals delivered to your door, or a ghoul-friend's, with the new Screaming Telegrams service.

By Jim Provenzano | October 8, 2020

Time flies when you're having fun, even when you're not. But do make time for arts, community and nightlife events, whether from your phone, computer, or in a few cases, in person (Gasp!).


By Gregg Shapiro | October 6, 2020

Listen up for new music from Maria McKee, Evangeline Gentle, Kim David Smith, Rachel Garlin, Bonnie Whitmore and other LGBTQ+ musicians.

By Jim Provenzano | October 3, 2020

A new comics anthology hopes to showcase the work of Bay Area People of Color and LGBTQ artists in a fundraiser for its first issue. Titled The BAYlies, the project will include both established and rising illustrators.


By Jim Provenzano | October 1, 2020

As more venues open to the public, we're keeping track of them, as well as online events in Arts, Nightlife and Community.

By Gregg Shapiro | September 29, 2020

Erasure, Sabrina Chap, Matt Lovell, Rituals of Mine and other queer and trans musicians deserve to be on your playlist. Listen up.


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