'Motown: The Musical' star Clifton Oliver plays recording-industry titan Berry Gordy, performing on Berry Gordy Day in Oakland last week

Out There :: Entering the Arts Season

By Roberto Friedman | Aug 30
Welcome to the first of two issues of fall arts previews in the Arts & Culture pages. This week, find coming attractions in Bay Area art museums, film releases and TV offerings, as well as a preview of composer Carlisle Floyd's "Susannah."

 Alfred Molina as George and John Lithgow as Ben in director Ira Sachs' 'Love is Strange'

Ira Sachs on 'Love is Strange'

By David Lamble | Aug 30
An interview with "Love is Strange" director Ira Sachs explores his philosophy and methods as American queer film's most adroit chronicler of relationships.

San Francisco police released this video image of a person of interest in connection with the death of Bryan Higgins.

Witness Describes Attack on Gay Man

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Aug 30
Almost a week after releasing photos of a person of interest in the death of a San Francisco gay man, police still have not made any arrests.

AHF's Michael Weinstein

AHF's PrEP Ad Sparks Controversy

By Liz Highleyman | Aug 30
A new ad campaign from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation has kicked off another round of controversy about HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, better known as PrEP.

Seoul

Discovering Seoul Through Food, Culture and Cell Phones

By Amir Bibawy | Aug 30
Discover South Korea's food, palaces and cultural attractions in this bustling metropolis.

Defining Family :: To Choose or Not to Choose

By Caleb Rainey | Aug 30
Family has historically been an elastic term for the LGBT community, partially due to the fact that for many years being LGBT was enough to get you expelled from your birth family.

Richmond Earmet AIDS Foundation's Help Is On The Way 20th Gala @ The Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco :: August 24, 2014

Aug 29
A great event with singers, dancers, and composers, along with stars from film, Broadway and television. Beneficiaries included Abzyme Research Foundation, Aguilas, AIDS Legal Referral Panel, and Positive Resource Center.

Joan Rivers attends a screening of the Season 2 premiere of WE TV's "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?" in New York in January, 2012

Daughter: Joan Rivers Is In 'Serious Condition'

By Jake Pearson | Aug 29
Joan Rivers remained in serious condition in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

Dolly Parton accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Dolly Parton Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 29
Joining a long list of celebrities and everyday people accepting the new ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and funds for Lou Gehrig's disease is country music star Dolly Parton.

Pippi's Packing Heat: Boyfriend of Former Child Star Seeks Court Order

By EDGE | Aug 29
The estranged ex-boyfriend of "Pippi Longstocking" star Tami Erin filed for a court order of protection from the former freckle-faced red-headed beauty.