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    2016 Oscar Predictions

    2016 Oscar Predictions

    The Oscars are to be awarded on February 28. And while it might have been anyone’s race leading up to the nominations, there are some clear winners in the major…

    Sarah Bush Dance Project’s This Land Brings Dance to Oakland Parks in Free Performance Series

    Sarah Bush Dance Project’s This Land  Brings Dance to Oakland Parks in Free Performance Series

    This Land, a new series by Sarah Bush Dance Project, is a winner in so many ways. First there is Bush herself, whose works emanate from soulful truths that resonate…

    Sister Dana sez, “February 14 is Valentine’s Day; but it’s also Anyone-You-Love Day

    Sister Dana sez, “February 14 is Valentine’s Day; but it’s also Anyone-You-Love Day

    Sister Dana sez, “February 14 is Valentine’s Day; but it’s also Anyone-You-Love Day.Valentine’s Day is typically about romance–but love is so much bigger. Let’s celebrate queer/straight family, the BFF who…

    Confessions of a Cat Lady

    Confessions of a Cat Lady

    My wife and I lost one of the great loves of our life last fall when Monk–our amazing, black, bunny-tufted teddy bear cat–died. Of course, we all feel like we…

    Out Writer/Director Andrew Haigh Talks About 45 Years, and Explains Why He Doesn’t Always Tell Gay Stories

    Out Writer/Director Andrew Haigh Talks About 45 Years, and Explains Why He Doesn’t Always Tell Gay Stories

      45 Years is an incredibly affecting drama by out writer/director Andrew Haigh (Weekend, Looking). Kate (Charlotte Rampling in an Oscar-nominated performance) and Geoff (Tom Courtenay) are forced to re-evaluate…

    Sister Dana Sez, “Scientists reported last Wednesday that 2015 was the hottest year in the historical record by far…”

    Sister Dana Sez, “Scientists reported last Wednesday that 2015 was the hottest year in the historical record by far…”

    By Sister Dana Van Iquity Sister Dana Sez: Words of Wisdumb from a Fun Nun Sister Dana sez, “Scientists reported last Wednesday that 2015 was the hottest year in the…

    Local Award-winning Filmmaker Teams with Canadian Singing Star for New Video

    Local Award-winning Filmmaker Teams with Canadian Singing Star for New Video

    Bay Area-based filmmaker Stacy Poulos is a one-woman dynamo. For the past 30 years, she has run her own production company, Playback.net Video Film Multimedia. She is also the creator…

    Maggie Smith Plays Irascible Homeless Woman in The Lady in the Van Film Gary M.

    Maggie Smith Plays Irascible Homeless Woman in The Lady in the Van Film Gary M.

    Gay playwright Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van, opening January 22, recounts his experiences with the homeless woman who lived in his driveway starting back in the mid-1970s. The…

    Sister Dana sez, “So it’s been a couple weeks since you made that New Year’s Resolution…”

    Sister Dana sez, “So it’s been a couple weeks since you made that New Year’s Resolution…”

    By Sister Dana Van Iquity Sister Dana sez, “So it’s been a couple weeks since you made that New Year’s Resolution. Exercise more? Stay on that diet? Stop smoking? No way!…

    The Highs and Lows of 2015 Queer Movies

    The Highs and Lows of 2015 Queer Movies

    In 2015, the LGBT films that received the most attention ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous. On the plus side, there was Carol, out filmmaker Todd Haynes’ outstanding adaptation…

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