Joshua Rotter

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Joshua Rotter is a contributing writer for 48 Hills. He’s also written for the San Francisco Bay Guardian, SF Weekly, SF Examiner, SF Chronicle, and CNET.

Forget the ‘pale male’ podcast scene, here’s Bitch Talk

450 episodes in and celebrating Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the popular 'cast features activism, arts, and a little drinking.

Tori Amos: ‘Artists will be the second round of responders’

The iconic musician speaks about her new book 'Resistance'—and the invaluable role of expression during a crisis.

A Drag Queen Story Hour star and activist publishes her own kids’ book

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The mother who stoned San Francisco

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Peaches Christ, Jinkx Monsoon, and BenDeLaCreme send up 1992 camp classic 'Death Becomes Her' in a dragstravaganza.

’80s troubadour Colin Hay is still a man at work

From 'Who Can It Be Now?' and Ringo Starr to a new album and fundraising for Australian wildfire relief, the singer carries on.

John Cameron Mitchell and the origin of ‘Anthem Homunculus’

The 'Hedwig' creator's star-studded podcast sweeps into town for a marathon listening party. (Laurie Anderson plays a tumor.)

Robbie Robertson on heart-wrenching The Band doc ‘Once Were Brothers’

After one last famous reunion in 1976, the seminal roots act was no more. A new film tells the story of era-defining 'brotherhood'

A pro-immigrant ‘sci-fi magical realism human cartoon opera’? Believe it!

Pantomime pioneer Sara Moore talks about refugees, clowns, and her new 'live silent film' at Z Space.

Trixie Mattel’s grown-up dream world

A house, a partner, a new album, and a gangbusters tour. Has the drag star left her Barbie life behind? No way!