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Saturday, September 19, 2020
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Tag: Lit

[UPDATED] A Burning Man sound camp responds about Ocean Beach party that drew 100s

BAAAHS says masks were distributed and social distancing enforced—but why didn't someone just turn off the music?

Screen Grabs: Get a funky zap from ‘Mr. Soul!’

One had hoped that the passage of over half a century from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s would provide a view of how far we’ve come as...

In a time for Black voices, the terrific ‘High Fidelity’ gets canceled. Why?

Welp, I was wrong. HULU may actually be an acronym for stupid. As we move with GREAT hesitation these days—government mishandled pandemics and all—the need for Black Voices reminds me...

Pride is a defense of Black bodies, and always has been

This year is Pride 50 — or it was supposed to be. When San Francisco Pride, for which I am President of the Board of Directors, canceled its long-planned Parade...

Remembering the Pulse massacre, as Trump strips LGBTQ rights

The mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub four years ago took 49 lives and still leaves a deep scar on the LGBTQ and Latino communities. Injury was added to...

For Pride, all queer people must stand up for Black lives

Black queer people exist. Stonewall was a riot against police. The fight for Gay Liberation was lead by queer and trans women of color. Why do we need to...

We’re all outside agitators at this point

We all knew America was a powder keg and, we all knew it had to blow up. Endless police or vigilante violence against Black and Brown people – executed...

Screen Grabs: Buckle up for more cinematic adventure

Part Two of our armchair audiovisual world tour offers more scenic and adventuresome distraction from “shelter-at-home” stasis. (Part One is here.) While we’re not heavily wading into the “new release”...

‘Rogue’ party uproar shows tech, journalism’s COVID-19 limits

As unpleasant as it is to find out that swans are not in fact mating-for-life in Venetian canals next to frolicking dolphins, it’s doubly frustrating to hear that people...

In ‘Please Don’t Eat the Mangos,’ this Mami has secrets

When Wilma Bonet first read Ricardo Pérez González's script for the play Don’t Eat the Mangos (through March 22 at Magic Theatre), she liked it right away.  “First of all, it’s a story...