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Oscar Picks

Now, with marriage equality thankfully a reality here February 22 is the date of the 87th Academy Awards. There are several clear winners, but also some real wild cards. Here’s…

Sister Dana sez, “It’s the Chinese New Year of the Goat!”

Sister Dana sez, “It’s the Chinese New Year of the Goat!”

By Sister Dana Van Iquity Sister Dana sez, “It’s the Chinese New Year of the Goat, and I kid you not! Bad pun. Anyway: Gung Hay Fat Choy, everybuddy!” Well,…

Exhilarating Newsies Demonstrates the Power of the 99 Percent

The Disney musical Newsies is set in 1899, but its timeless tale of the wealthy one percent gouging the rest of us packs a strong emotional punch, particularly for LGBT…

The Cult of JT LeRoy Presents Cautionary, Fascinating Tale About the Nature of Fame

The Cult of JT LeRoy Presents Cautionary, Fascinating Tale About the Nature of Fame

One of the highlights at this year’s Independent Film Fest is local filmmaker Marjorie Sturm’s The Cult of JT Leroy, playing at the Roxie in San Francisco on February 7…

Sister Dana sez, “Valentine’s Day is cumming!”

Sister Dana sez, “Valentine’s Day is cumming!”

By Sister Dana Van Iquity Sister Dana sez, “Valentine’s Day is cumming! Unfortunately Congressional Repugnicans cannot celebrate Valentine’s Day because they were tragically born without hearts. They are heartless, while…

Acclaimed Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical Comes to SF for Limited Run

Acclaimed Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical Comes to SF for Limited Run

Sylvester’s music and inner light were so powerful that we have yet to come down from the natural highs he generated with song hits like “Do Ya Wanna Funk” and…

The Duke of Burgandy Drips with Dreamy, Kinky Romanticism

The Duke of Burgandy Drips with Dreamy, Kinky Romanticism

The Venn diagrams of lesbians, S&M practitioners, and lepidopterists overlap in The Duke of Burgandy, writer/director Peter Strickland’s distinctive, ecstatic, and arch romantic drama. The film takes its visual cues…

Sister Dana Sez: Words of Wisdumb from a Fun Nun

Sister Dana Sez:  Words of Wisdumb from a Fun Nun

Sister Dana sez, “After the horrible Charlie Hebdo massacre, I need to quote from Salman Rushdie, who wrote “Satanic Verses:” “Religion, a medieval form of unreason, when combined with modern…

Openly Bisexual Desiree Akhavan’s Impressive Feature Filma Debut Appropriate Behavior

Openly Bisexual Desiree Akhavan’s  Impressive Feature Filma Debut Appropriate Behavior

Openly bisexual writer/director Desiree Akhavan has crafted a laugh out loud deadpan comedy with her fabulous feature debut Appropriate Behavior. Brooklynite Shirin (Akhavan) has just broken up with her girlfriend…

Sister Dana sez, “I have a resolution solution for everyone: I resolve to be the best me I can be!”

Sister Dana sez, “I have a resolution solution for everyone: I resolve to be the best me I can be!”

Sister Dana sez, “I have a resolution solution for everyone. Tired of having made those same old resolutions, but you broke them just days after the New Year? Quit smoking?…

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