Topics :: culture

Out There :: Another Barihunk Sighting

By Roberto Friedman | Saturday Jul 26, 2014
Tenor Jonathan Blalock is acclaimed for his work in 20th & 21st-century opera, including world premieres of "The Secret Agent" and "Before Night Falls." The Barihunks blog awarded "hunkentenor" Blalock a Barihunks Calendar Grant for his career.

Out There :: Summer Books Quiz

By Roberto Friedman | Saturday Jul 12, 2014
It's that time of year again when we dive into the stacks upon stacks of book review copies towering over our desk and dip into some stories and nonfictional accounts we haven't been able to cover fully.

Out There :: Music to Our Thirsty Ears

By Roberto Friedman | Saturday Jun 14, 2014
As jaded and been-there-done-that as Out There can sometimes feel -- occupational hazard -- we still get a little thrill when we see the gay Pride rainbow flags a-flapping down Market Street.

Out There :: Early Summer Playlist

By Roberto Friedman | Saturday Jun 7, 2014
Little-known today, late glam-rock pioneer Jobriath released two albums for Elektra Records in the early 1970s, becoming rock’s first openly gay major-label recording artist.

Out There :: Close Encounters with Arts & Culture

By Roberto Friedman | Saturday May 17, 2014
In the whirlwind of Out There’s very full life attending cultural events night after night, sometimes a few lines from a play or a movie will haunt us long after the show.

Freddy Mercury Comic to Reduce HIV Stigma

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday May 13, 2014
Bluewater Productions has released a new comic book biography on the life of Freddie Mercury, the Queen frontman who died of AIDS as a way to address and hopefully reduce continuing stigma around HIV.

Out There :: Stylish Thriller Opens Film Festival

By Roberto Friedman | Saturday May 3, 2014
Opening night of the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival was a special thrill for Out There, a big Patricia Highsmith fan.

Out There :: Barstools We Have Known and Loved

By Roberto Friedman | Saturday Oct 19, 2013
Author Rosie Schaap’s memoir "Drinking with Men" (Riverhead) goes against the grain of most addiction memoirs by openly celebrating - nay, extolling - the joys of what might be considered substance-abusing, out-of-control behavior.

Out There :: Inspirational Aesthetics

By Roberto Friedman | Saturday Oct 5, 2013
Observing "Museum Hours," getting a load of "The Geezer," pausing for some poetry... Out There has been busily getting, you know, out there!

Arts-Lover’s Holiday

By Roberto Friedman | Wednesday Feb 27, 2013
Last week found Out There spinning all over town.