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SF to make Castro an LGBTQ district

Tuesday Jun 25, 2019
San Francisco's famed Castro neighborhood will soon be declared the city's third LGBTQ cultural district.

Castro's 'Laughing Gorilla' mural restored

By Veronica Dolginko | Tuesday Jun 25, 2019
The "Laughing Gorilla" mural isn't the best-known piece of public artwork in the city.

Long, dark trip: 'The Light Years'

By Jim Piechota | Tuesday Jun 25, 2019
Deep, moving, and intensely personal, award-winning artist and designer Chris Rush's debut memoir "The Light Years" details a life navigating his drug-saturated years in the 1970s and beyond.

Paws and reflect: MTC's 'Wink'

By Jim Gladstone | Tuesday Jun 25, 2019
The fog comes in on little cat feet in "Wink," playwright Jen Silverman's absurd dark comedy now making a promising world premiere at the Marin Theater Company.

Pride books for the young

By Gregg Shapiro | Tuesday Jun 25, 2019
Celebrations of families with same-gender parents, "My Two Dads and Me" and "My Two Moms and Me" (both Doubleday), by Michael Joosten and Izak Zenou, feature kids having breakfast, going to the park, having lunch.

Why Judy Garland still matters

By Brian Bromberger | Tuesday Jun 25, 2019
While she was not the greatest singer of the 20th century, Judy Garland was possibly the greatest entertainer of the modern age. June 22 was the 50th anniversary of her untimely death at age 47 from an accidental overdose of barbiturates.

French AIDS drama: 'Sorry Angel'

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Tuesday Jun 25, 2019
At 132 minutes, Christophe Honore's new film "Sorry Angel" is a bit long. The slow-moving drama, well-acted and beautifully filmed, would play a lot better if it were a bit shorter. Some of the scenes ramble on.

Privacy, please! 'The Closet and the Cul-de-Sac'

By Jim Piechota | Tuesday Jun 25, 2019
In author and Ohio State University professor Clayton Howard's lucid, thought-provoking examination "The Closet and the Cul-de-Sac," privacy was once a luxury item. It's now continually stretched to its tightest limits.

Debut story of a different man

By Tim Pfaff | Tuesday Jun 25, 2019
"Every stage of my life feels like a story of a different man," the protagonist in Ahmal Danny Ramadan's "The Clothesline Swing" (Indigo Press) remarks, "each one a man I don't know well."

No happy ending, but a glorious opera

By Philip Campbell | Tuesday Jun 25, 2019
The third and final entry in San Francisco Opera's summer season opened on Father's Day with stage director Leah Hausman's entertaining revival of David McVicar's Lyric Opera of Chicago production of Dvorak's dark and dreamlike "Rusalka."

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