Walking through the doors of Per Diem feels like stepping into another time. Big band music plays, elaborate curtains drape from high ceilings, a massive chandelier glitters overhead. The marble bar looks well worn, softly lit from above by a series of salvaged boat lamps and dominated by a turn-of- ... More >>
Sarah KermenskyIt's a Dead Man's Party, Who Could Ask for Food? We had no idea what to expect with this weekend's dead-artist dinner party at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Would it be a goofy farce, or dreary and over-serious? Would it be participatory, or would we be merely spectators? And ... More >>
WWBHE? (What Would Billie Holiday Eat?)Where: Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission. When: Thursday, June 2, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Sunday, June 5, 1:00-3:00 p.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m. Cost: $10 CJM Members, $20 General The rundown: We had to read the event description three times to begin to und ... More >>
Evan JamesFormer Miss Trannyshack Raya Light picking up garbage.33rd Frameline Film Festival: Opening Night Thursday, June 18th, 2009The Castro Theatre and Terra GalleryReview and Photos by Evan JamesBetter than: Perishing in obscurity in the south of France. Reeling from the shock of being asked w ... More >>
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