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
San Francisco Film Society held their Film Society Awards Night at Bimbo's on Tuesday, May 7th. Harrison Ford was in attendance accepting the 2013 Peter J. Owens Award. Photographs by Josh Edelson for SF Weekly.
If Christianity and capitalism are both based on controlling nature desires, forests, whatever then its no wonder Starhawk doesnt go in for either one. The worlds most famous witch (we think; if you know a more famous witch, tell us) thinks more or less the opposite. Humans, she thinks, might instead look to the wild for guidance. Almost like if we didnt fight with nature so much, we might feel better and stop raping the planet? Its so hard to understand! As a permaculture expert with a couple of books out on the subject, and as a columnist for The Washington Post and Newsweeks On Faith Web arm, Starhawk is a respected voice of Wicca, paganism, peace activism, and a bunch of other stuff that gives the Rush Limbaughs of this world apoplexy. Shes been witching it up for about three decades, intelligently and patiently repeating things like Generally, if you hear of somebody making a dramatic public display of being a Witch with evil powers, that person is not accepted by real Witches as a sincere and responsible member of the religion. Most real Witches are embarrassed by such people. (Thats from the FAQ on the Reclaiming Web site; Starhawk is a co-founder.) We wonder what she thinks of local author Frank Portmans new young-adult novel, Andromeda Klein, whose protagonist is a teenaged occultist especially since her own latest publication is The Last Wild Witch, a childrens book.
Tue., Nov. 17, 7 p.m., 2009