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She kissed a girl!

By Victoria A. Brownworth | Tuesday Mar 26, 2019
For years we have wondered if Karen (Megan Mullally) on "Will & Grace" was really bisexual, or if that was just a trope. On the March 21 episode we discovered she is. She kissed a girl, and she liked it.

Beautiful dreamers

By Philip Campbell | Tuesday Mar 26, 2019
Two recent concerts in Berkeley and San Francisco offered different musical takes on contemporary and historic North America.

Houston confidential

By Tim Pfaff | Tuesday Mar 26, 2019
The stories in "Lot" are free-standing but cycle around the family fable of a first-person narrator Nic (Nicolas), whose name is revealed grudgingly.


By Jim Gladstone | Tuesday Mar 26, 2019
Dipika Guha's loose-limbed comedy "Yoga Play," now at the San Francisco Playhouse, offers plenty of posturing on the part of its characters, but little in the way of audience enlightenment.

Complexity & compassion in the 80s

By Jim Gladstone | Tuesday Mar 26, 2019
Set in 1979 and 1981, "Falsettos" is the first of only two Broadway musicals that have ever directly addressed the AIDS epidemic.

Queer band camp

By Gregg Shapiro | Tuesday Mar 26, 2019
Queer bands have come a long way since Fanny, the Village People, Culture Club, Bronski Beat, Tribe 8, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Indigo Girls.

Amazingly cool

By Tavo Amador | Tuesday Mar 26, 2019
"Some Like It Hot" (1959), a fast-paced tale of murderous gangsters, transvestism, impotence, and sexual fluidity, has just been released in a superb Criterion DVD.

Multiple murders in Mumbai

By David Lamble | Tuesday Mar 26, 2019
"Hotel Mumbai" is a powerful if awkwardly timed tutorial about just how hard it is to be a courageous global citizen in an era when all decent values appear to have been swept aside.

Juvenile justice

By Brian Bromberger | Tuesday Mar 26, 2019
Emma Thompson gives a standout performance in "The Children Act," a hit at last year's SF International Film Fest (Lionsgate DVD).

Hungary heart

By David Lamble | Tuesday Mar 26, 2019
Hungarian filmmaker László Nemes, responsible for the harrowing 2015 Holocaust docudrama "Son of Saul," returns with a slowly paced pre-WWI drama commencing at a crucial moment in the history of his country.

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