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.
Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go! was something we often turned to as we entered new stages in life. However, we realize things don’t always work as Dr. Seuss said they would -- the bitter reality being that life is not always 2-D psychedelic talking-fish wonderful. The next stop in understanding how to deal with change is this.placed. Created by Nina Haft & Company and Facing East Dance & Music, the dance piece is inspired by places as well as what the body remembers. It deals with the similar idea of finding comfort when we must leave home, however that’s defined -- though Sue Li Jue’s choreography points toward subjects far more intense than what most of us know, such as orphans from China and sweatshop workers. This.placed illustrates how we react to ourselves, and ultimately sensations and feelings that only the body knows. The dance piece will also feature choreography from Nina Haft, which are based on the work of flash fiction author Britta Austin.
March 2-4, 2012