Stories about Leather

48 Hills: Mark I. Chester

Four decades of SF radical sex on display

New book, gallery show, and talk look back at photographer Mark I. Chester's vital, historic work in the leather-BDSM community. By Marke B. ART LOOKS He's been called...

BIG WEEK: What to do Sept. 9-15, 2015

By Caitlin Donohue Prancing Elites warm you up for Oakland Pride, plus Slice Harvester, Lenny Kravitz, Big Dick's House of Big Boobs, Mad Decent Block...

La Chica Boom explodes herself (almost)

Multimedia artist brings raw, transformative retrospective to Galeria de la Raza -- hot sauce strap-ons included.  By Caitlin Donohue ART LOOKS Xandra Ibarra, a.k.a. Bay Area multimedia artist La...

PARTY RADAR: Up Your Alley parties, Dinosaur Nightlife, King Britt, Fort Rameau, more

Choice nightlife and dance floor affairs, July 23-26. By Marke B.  PARTY RADAR First of all, go see that new movie Tangerine. Not so much because it's...

BIG WEEK: Our guide to essential events July 21-27, 2015

Berkeley Kite Fest, Sing-A-Long Hairspray, High and Mighty Brass Band, Pedalfest 2015, Los Amigos Invisibles, Up Your Alley Fair, and more.  By Marke B. BIG WEEK Ostensible...

ULTIMATE PRIDE GUIDE 2015

All-night drag-a-thons, cheap disco man-a-thons, queer prom, neon fairies, a mustache party, Lexington Club and Cookie Dough tributes, Horsemeat Disco, Pound Puppy, Hard French,...

PARTY RADAR: Black Coffee, MLK & HNY, Disco Daddy, Apollo, Beatpig, more

The week’s choice nightlife and dance floor affairs, Jan. 14-20, 2015 By Marke B. PARTY RADAR House music is a universal language, but that doesn't mean...

Heat it up: the year in SF nightlife 2014

Bhangra, Balkan, homohop, highlife, Motown, underground: Despite the city's homogenizing threats, the SF nightlife scene remained diverse and fantastic. BY MARKE B. PARTY RADAR House, techno, disco,...

Comedowns are for losers: New Year’s Day parties 2015

BY MARKE B. PARTY RADAR Look, there are basically one million hundred thousand New Year's Eve shindigs vying for your champers-spattered coke dollars. But it...

Tom’s Town: My Bay Marriage weekend

By Tom Temprano Last weekend I took a much-needed vacation to a place with warm weather, great food and friendly locals – Oakland! For those...