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Out There :: Entering the Arts Season

By Roberto Friedman | Saturday Aug 30, 2014
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."

Out There :: Classy People, Classy Art

By Roberto Friedman | Saturday Aug 23, 2014
When you hear the phrase "the ladies who lunch," do your thoughts automatically turn to Out There? No? Well, get a load of this...

Mad for Medieval in Alexandria

By Randy Schulman | Saturday Aug 16, 2014
Touted as an out-of-the-ordinary experience, "Alexandria's Medieval Madness" blends the fields of art and history - and not simply by way of historical reenactment.

Out There :: Lifetime Achievement

By Roberto Friedman | Saturday Aug 16, 2014
Undoubtedly the big art-house movie of the summer has been writer-director Richard Linklater's extraordinary "Boyhood." Slice of life? "Boyhood" gives you the whole pie.

Out There :: Succumbing to the Lures of Poetry

By Roberto Friedman | Tuesday Aug 12, 2014
Poetry distills language to its essence, finds music in words and in the spaces between words. So reading poetry is a great palate-cleanser between courses of fiction, or a necessary relief after the day's newspaper.

Out There :: Playing Telephone with Out There

By Roberto Friedman | Saturday Aug 2, 2014
Ring ring! Rrring! The insistent telephone bell startles Out There out of a pleasant midsummer reverie. OK, we were napping. But a familiar voice is on the line.

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.