Monday, September 28, 2020

Tag: ACT UP

New restorations of Arthur Bressan Jr.’s films make for porn reborn

Imagine, if you will, a time before carefully categorized and context-free snippets and vignettes on PornHub—a time before 10,000 slangy, jokey descriptors turned sex into a comedy routine-meets-consumer transaction....

This year, the giant Pink Triangle bursts into 2700 twinkling lights

Other cities have their Pride parades, rainbow flags, and disco ball balloons. Only San Francisco has the Pink Triangle. Over the past 25 years, San Francisco’s iconic Pink Triangle display,...

Fall Arts Preview: 37 cool things to do this season

FALL ARTS PREVIEW Let's keep this short because there's a lot to do and see, obviously! Proclamations of the SF arts scene's demise—despite the continued hounding of artists and...

AIDS, sex, and ‘Illuminations on Market Street’

LIT Author Benjamin Heim Shepard is a Brooklyn-based activist who has published 10 books, including White Nights and Ascending Shadows: An Oral History of the San Francisco AIDS Epidemic...

We’ve been counted and studied. We still don’t have homes.

“Excuse me, how many of you are sleeping under there?” a nasal voice yelled into the cardboard box my mama and me were sleeping in near the LA river....

‘The Normal Heart’ still beats ferociously at Theatre Rhino

ONSTAGE In the opening line of The Normal Heart (through Nov. 25, Theatre Rhinoceros at the Gateway Theater, SF), a young gay man in a hospital waiting room, turns...

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Support local alternative media and keep the fight for San Francisco's soul alive!  This is a great time to support 48 Hills and our mission to provide an alternative voice...
48 Hills Streetopia

Dreaming of a new Streetopia

Groundbreaking 2012 arts festival -- which fought Lee's "art washed" gentrification plan -- is revisited with new book and two events, Thu/15 and Fri/16.  By Marke B.  ART LOOKS How do you...

ACT UP fought back, and the world is better for it

Hundreds of AIDS survivors gathered last weekend to look back on 25 years of protest and change.  By The Central Committee (Tim Kingston, Rebecca Hensler, Gerard Koskovich, Ingrid Nelson, Michael...

The week ACT UP shut SF down

25th anniversary events commemorate historic Sixth International Conference on AIDS protests -- and reunite seminal local activists, Fri/19-Sun/21. By Marke B. JUNE 16, 2015 -- "We were fraught, frustrated, enraged, and with very...