While they often presented themselves as bodybuilders’ publications, their chuckle-prompting titles — Torso, Adonis, Honcho, Mandate — didn’t lie. Gay men’s magazines of decades past were bought by gay men who wanted to look at the erotic illustrations of well- built male bodies therein. Because any- one known to possess such material in the homophobic 1950s and 1960s could experience serious consequences, men hid the magazines under their mat- tresses. These illustrations have now inspired a traveling exhibition, Stroke: From Under the Mattress to the Museum Wall. Curated by notable erotic artist Robert W. Richards and orig- inating at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, the popular show contains 24 original illustrations that ap- peared in gay magazines from the 1950s to the 1990s. It also looks at how gay men, forced into the closet during those decades, used these pictures to explore their sexuality intimately. It additionally serves as a showcase for the artists in- volved. On view are works by two dozen top artists of the times, including Touko Laaksonen (Tom of Finland), Antonio Lopez (Antonio), and David Martin.More
Producer, writer, and activist who produced shows like All in the Family, Sanford and Son, and Maude, is awarded the 2016 Freedom of Expression Award after a screening of the new documentary Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You.More
At the main festival ground on Saturday July 23rd and Sunday July 24th at Fort Mason Center, we welcome many celebrities from Japan, including WORLD ORDER, Silent Siren, Wednesday Campanella, GARNiDELiA, Mitz Mangrove, and many more, and we will also host a variety of events, including J-POP LIVE concerts, Meet & Greet sessions, Q&A with special guests, Interactive Summit, Travel Pavilion, Ramen & Sake Summit, dance, karaoke,cosplay and'J-POP Queen' drag contests.More
There's no secret to helping you focus better — unless you count Adderall — but studies have shown that listening to music before or while performing a task can improve attention, memory, and even your ability to perform mental math.
People raise chickens in the city for many reasons: hunger, companionship, mental illness, the desire to get nicknamed by the neighbors, the desire to impress Novella Carpenter. The biggest reason, however, is probably because you can even legally. City codes allow residents to own up to four chickens, provided theyre kept 20 feet from any buildings. (Illegally, you can have your own Rock Island operation going on in a spare bedroom). But how do you start? Visiting Petco? Safeways dairy aisle? Strong-arming Carpenter on her book tour? How about while sitting at the shit-stained boots of the other most famous chicken farmer in the Bay Area, Alexis Koefoed, the grand dame of Vacavilles lauded Soul Food Farm? Shes heading up two Raising Chickens workshops and can handle anything you throw at her, from questions about cost and where to find the best baby chicks to an order for 100 dozen eggs (provided its Alice Waters doing the asking on this last one which it is, every week). We suggest signing up early: The New York Times recently called Koefoed a starmer, for star farmer. Really, it's trying to make that work.
Tue., Feb. 23, 6 & 7:30 p.m., 2010