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
The immortal moment came decades ago: a long-suffering fan already, at 8 years old, slumped against a rail at the ballpark for what could be the last time, defeated on the field and off of it, where the Giants were planning to possibly decamp from Candlestick Park to Florida.
You hear so much bad news most of the time, from the war to the fact that landlords are attempting to repeal rent control on June 3. Bleah. Ready for some good news? The Fillmore Farmers' Market just reopened! More farmers' markets = better. These days, each market tends to develop a microculture of its own, and our guess is this year's Fillmore FM won't be different. To help things along in this historically musical district, the market features live jazz every week. But that's just the icing. The cake is the fruits and vegetables, which in May are expected to be full-on spring-has-sprung insanity, with cucumber, eggplant, peas, and the thing we've all been waiting for: The stone fruits! What's better than peach, apricot, and cherry season? Our favorite individual farm at Fillmore, Happy Boy Farms, is likely to start bringing their famous tomatoes soon, too. In addition to all that, the market offers fresh bread, fresh honey, and fresh eggs.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. Starts: April 26. Continues through Nov. 22, 2008