Monday, April 19, 2021

Tag: City Lights

Black Freighter Press sails in, boosting writers of color and radical imagination

The revolution will be published, with the help of SF Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin and Alie Jones' new outlet.

Letters to the Editor: Remembering Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Remembrances of the late literary lion from writers David Talbot, Tony Robles, and Eric Sneathen

Literary lion Ferlinghetti exits, but his community legacy roars on

Thoughts on Lawrence's passing—and how his heroic drive still resonates in SF, even now.

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...