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
Though Adriano Paganini's restaurant specializes in Roman-style wood-fired pizzas, you'd be remiss to skip out on its appetizers, in particular the broccolini bruschetta, a dish that may very well become your new favorite way to eat these tiny trees of the produce world.
World records happen every day. We just landed one: Most Exasperated Eye Rolls During the Reading of Caille Millners Chronicle Column. You might have completed one as well, maybe having something to do with how intently you looked at your burrito while eating it. Of course, the overlords at Guinness would demur (fascists), but the World Record Appreciation Society gives every feat a fair hearing. It champions all sorts of populist records on the Universal Record Database (www.urdb.org), where records like Most Arm Hair Twisties on Left Arm and Most Binder Clips Attached to Face are documented for eternity, or until the society lapses on its Web hosting fees. The society also sponsors nights of feverish record breaking. Last month, Kaoru Kumatani stood onstage, opened a pack of Skittles, arranged them by color, and flung them out into the audience world record! Todd Lamb looked at 25 pictures of fish sandwiches in 60 seconds world record! Opus Moresch complimented a staggering 16 people in 30 seconds world record! At tonights World Record Appreciation Society Event #4, expect countless more records to explode through the firmament, including Most Ear Wiggles in One Minute, "Most Trivial Pursuit Questions Answered Incorrectly in One Minute," and "Most Albums Broken in One Minute.
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