Stories about Sex

Good for Gavin: Is this the end of the death penalty?

Newsom takes a bold stand that could have national implications.

In ‘La Ronde,’ a merry-go-round of trysts—with a twist

Cutting Ball Theatre's Ariel Craft on the pleasures and challenges of staging a 100-year-old play about sex—including hiring an 'intimacy coordinator.'

Exploring consent—and its conversations—in ‘Actually’

Michael A. Curry plays a Black freshman under pressure at Princeton in Anna Ziegler's play about a fraught encounter.

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

An epic Peter Murphy residency, Kitka, DJ Saoirse, Electric Church, Flashing After Dark, The Great SF Corn Dog Festival, and more.

Screen Grabs: British Film Fest, Holiday, Tongues Untied….

NY Cat Film Fest, Winterfest, Never Look Away, Everybody Knows, and more in cinemas this week: Read our previews.

Center of Sex and Culture closes — but Dr. Carol Queen looks to the future

Founder-doyenne of SoMa sex positivity divulges plans for CSC in exile

Psychic Eye Records’ new compilation shows darkwave support for TGI Justice Project

The Bay label looks to weave an auditory conjuring — and give a primer on its experimental swath of artists

Arts Forecast: How Rickshaw Stop made it to 15 years young

Plus: Patti Smith, Armistead Maupin, Swagger Like Us, Bowiemass, and even more things to check out this week

An alternate ‘Best Songs of 2018’ list

The Internet, Tierra Whack, Ashley Monroe, Prince, and an uncanny Ryuichi Sakamoto mashup make our critic's list.

Screen Grabs: Xmas Weekend flicks galore

Mary Poppins, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, James Baldwin, Dick Cheney, and more pop in for the holiday season. Read our reviews!