Stories about Sex

‘Queer California: Untold Stories’: a confetti shower of the overlooked

Bracing, sometimes exhausting show at Oakland Museum brims with hidden history, magical connections, and fascinating footnotes.

Screen Grabs: The Nude Vampire, Babylon, Gay USA…

Retro delights on tap, including Dr. Ruth and 8-track tapes, plus French hustlers, a Merce Cunningham tribute, and more in cinemas this week.

Screen Grabs: A seriously funny Italian legend, JT LeRoy, Hail Satan?

An endangered community arts center, a Kenyan superhero, The Visitor from another decade, Juggalo comedy, more in cinemas this week.

Screen Grabs: Aretha’s Amazing Grace, Blood for Dracula, Peterloo…..

Two eccentric flicks at Alamo, sci-fi from Claire Denis, Louise Brooks via Downton Abbey and more in cinemas this week.

Divas closes—and SF loses its ‘trans town square’

The bar shuts its door after 31 years, and the trans community mourns its only dedicated meeting place in San Francisco

Puff: Not so fast, Jelly Belly chairman

The candy giant's head honcho announces a line of cannabis-infused jelly beans—but is he still an anti-trans conservative?

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.