Columnists

"Circe Turns" by the artist Romare Bearden

What’s Up in the April Galleries?

By Sura Wood | Apr 23
To enter the realm of prolific African American artist Romare Bearden is to surrender to the rhapsody of color, an exuberant concert enlivening "Romare Bearden: Storyteller," a show at the Jenkins Johnson Gallery.

Supervisor John Avalos

Pot Club Changes Could Spark Debate

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Apr 23
The San Francisco Planning Commission recently approved a report that recommends considering allowing medical cannabis dispensaries in more neighborhoods and reducing the space required between pot clubs and schools.

British women are having more lesbian sex!

Less Bangers, More Mash: 20% Rise in Brits Lesbian Encounters

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 23
A new survey reveals a twenty percent jump in the number of British women who are ’tipping the velvet’ with other ladies.

Classic Revolution: British Styles for Spring

By Matthew Wexler | Apr 23
While the bespoke styles of Savile Row continue to wow men of a certain generation (and means), a new crop of British designers and reimagined familiar ones are making their mark on the streets of London and beyond.

Literary Dublin

By Helen O’Neill | Apr 23
With its old-world pubs filled with faded pictures of poets and rebels, clattery cafes and cobblestone alleys, Dublin is a haven for those who want to immerse themselves in books and writers and words - washed down of course, with a pint of Guinness.

Belgian Waffles Celebrate 50 Years in the U.S.

By Ula Ilnytzky | Apr 23
The notion of introducing a new food to the American public is almost inconceivable in an era of TV chefs. But that’s what happened 50 years ago at the 1964 New York World’s Fair in Queens, N.Y., when a family from Belgium introduced Belgian waffles.

Playwright John W. Lowell

State-Censored Sex Drives

By Richard Dodds | Apr 22
A biography of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and the saga of Monica Samille Lewinsky collided in playwright John W. Lowell’s mind to create "The Letters," a play first heard at a San Francisco playwrights’ workshop 15 years ago.

Meeting on HIV Funding Cuts Scheduled

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Apr 22
An estimated $2.7 million in federal budget cuts for HIV care and prevention services in San Francisco in the coming fiscal year will be discussed at a Board of Supervisors committee hearing May 7.

Fast Theatre for a Good Cause :: Boston Theater Marathon

By EDGE | Apr 22
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre presents the 16th annual Boston Theater Marathon and the sixth year of The Warm-Up Laps. The Boston Theater Marathon features 53 ten-minute plays, by 55 New England playwrights, produced by 53 New England theatres in ten hours.

Russia May Fingerprint HIV-Positive Citizens

By Jason St. Amand | Apr 22
After cracking down on its LGBT citizenry last year, when President Vladimir Putin signed the controversial "homosexual propaganda" law, it looks like some Russian lawmakers are now taking aim at HIV-positive individuals.