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 island trend of Hawaiian-style poke, or raw fish/seafood dressed with a variety of sauces and fresh toppings, has been kicking around the West Coast mainland for a while, particularly in Los Angeles, where its lean protein-rich nature is a big hit with the diet and camera conscious.
The hottest current thing in the world of tapioca drinks, a.k.a. boba tea (or, as Hillary Clinton recently called them when she tried one in New York, "chewy tea") isn't a crazy new flavor or new way to marinate the root starch balls — it's cotton candy!
Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg give the lying-in-state biopic salute in Max Manus to an adventurer by the same name who was one of the most intrepid and celebrated figures in the Norwegian resistance. Manus, played by a cagey, compact Askel Hennie, is seen through the grinder of the occupation years. Introduced under fire in the Finnish Winter War of 1940, he's rarely long out of the fray, lunging through windows, collecting bullet holes, and sabotaging ships in Nazified Oslo (rousing stuff, all). "My country was stolen from me" is Manus' curt explanation for why he fights, though he and right-hand man Gregers (Nicolai Cleve Broch) can't tell Norwegian trees from Swedish ones during one of their frequent border jumps. The resistance fighters are deposed God, King, and country to one another, finally. Such bonds of brotherhood are only perfunctorily established, but Hennie's isolation as he finds himself the last man standing in the victory parades is affecting. An epic by Scandinavian standards, Manus' period re-creation is lavish.
April 8-14, 2011