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    Mikhail Alekseyevich Kuzmin: ‘Love Is From the Gods’

    Mikhail Alekseyevich Kuzmin: ‘Love Is From the Gods’

    By Dr. Bill Lipsky– When Russian symbolist poet, author, and playwright Mikhail Alekseyevich Kuzmin (1872–1936) published his short novel Wings in 1906, it was immediately controversial. Pundits denounced it as…

    Lit Snax: 5.23.24

    How It Works Out by Myriam LaCroix Myriam and Allison are the main characters in this meta trip of a love story. The book takes them, and their relationship, through different lives,…

    Let’s Go Home: 5.23.24

    Let’s Go Home: 5.23.24

    Here are two of the many pets now available for adoption at Oakland Animal Services (OAS): Meet Matcha! Matcha is an energetic, happy one-year-old pup who would love to go…

    Column Take Me Home with You: 5.23.24

    Column Take Me Home with You: 5.23.24

    Have you found your lucky Penny yet? If not, here’s your chance! Penny is a vibrant and affectionate pup brimming with energy and ready to bring a wave of joy…

    Expert Advice Versus Real-World Opinions

    Expert Advice Versus Real-World Opinions

    By Philip Ruth– Sometimes the experts tell only part of the story, and I found this to be true while evaluating this article’s 40-mpg-plus hybrid sedans: the $29,971 Toyota Corolla…

    Team Smiley Rides to Bring Joy and HIV Awareness to Northern California

    Team Smiley Rides to Bring Joy and HIV Awareness to Northern California

    By AIDS/LifeCycle– For married couple and co-captains, Mooney Gow and Curtis Paullins, Team Smiley represents the best of the Ride—community, advocacy, and the “right thing to do” in honor of…

    Restoration of the Murals at the Grubstake Diner

    Restoration of the Murals at the Grubstake Diner

    By John Jason Phillips– In 1976 when The Grubstake (at 1525 Pine Street) doubled its space, I was contracted to paint murals on the new walls and the outside of…

    Tenderloin Tessie 50th Anniversary

    Tenderloin Tessie 50th Anniversary

    Michael Gagne welcomed guests to the 50th Anniversary celebration of Tenderloin Tessie Holiday Dinners, which was held on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation.   Guests…

    Harvey Milk Day 2024

    Harvey Milk Day 2024

    Hosted by the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District and the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District, Castro Merchants Association, and The Memorial at Harvey Milk Plaza, Harvey Milk Day 2024 was held…

    2024 GAPA Anniversary Banquet & Gala

    2024 GAPA Anniversary Banquet & Gala

    Photos by Rink On Saturday, May 18, the GLBTQ+ Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) Banquet 2024 was held at the Marines’ Memorial Club. The event has become an annual gala honoring…