Thursday, October 29, 2020

Tag: City Lights

Saving Specs’: Beloved North Beach bar is ‘getting desperate’

It's unfathomable to imagine North Beach without certain institutions—City Lights, Vesuvio's, Gino & Carlo's, Caffe Trieste, and, of course, Specs' Twelve Adler Museum Cafe, the oddity-stuffed watering hole tucked...

Screen Grabs: South Asian cinema, transgender visions, amateur porn…

Woe betide the Bay Area movie lover equally enthused about South Asian cinema, transgender screen expressions, and amateur porn—because this week the signature local festivals for all those categories...

Remembering Kevin Killian, 1952-2019

Editor's Note: Word came Saturday from his wife and fellow writer Dodie Bellamy that essential SF queer writer Kevin Killian—poet, teacher, playwright, gossip, Kylie Minogue super-fan, heart of the...

Arts Forecast: Bye, bye, Babylon…

ARTS FORECAST San Francisco, your Golden Gates are closing, it sometimes feels like—especially with the announcement that, after 45 years of high spirits and higher hats, Beach Blanket Babylon will...

I am not a homeless vampire

I didn’t come to this city because I wanted to take advantage of all the homeless resources and services. I’m not some homeless vampire trying to suck the soul...

The inhumanity of homeless ‘sweeps’

  No matter how many times you “sweep” me,“arrest me,” or “study me, it doesn’t give me a home. In 1984, when I was 11 and me and my disabled mama...

Arts Forecast: Reptaliens, Spear of Destiny, V Vale….

ARTS FORECAST For decades, if you had a question about sex, any question at all, you would "Ask Isadora." The goddess of alternative weekly sex columnists, Isadora Alman, would...

Arts Forecast: Son Jarocho Festival, J Dilla shots, and queer gamers unite!

ARTS FORECAST In the years that have passed since the 2006 death of Detroit producer, J. Dilla’s import has only come into sharper focus. Hailing from a family rife...

Arts Forecast: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore confronts queer assimilation in ‘Sketchtasy’

A standing ovation to Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, whose novel Sketchtasy, which follows a group of friends navigating Boston nightlife and LGBTQ assimilation, has been called “an instant classic of...

Best of the Bay 2018: Arts & Entertainment Winners

48 Hills is proud to host the 43rd SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay Readers' Poll. For other categories including Food & Drink, Shopping, and City Living, please visit...