June 10, 2016

“Tacky, Tawdry, and Tasteless” :Carmen

Carmen (Irene Roberts) as a hapless little street whore who takes her panties off to straddle her Don José (Brian Jagde) in a parking lot? And […]
May 26, 2016

Swimmer: Yuri Possokhov’s Multimedia Ballet

  Young ballet choreographers show a penchant for literature. British wonder boy Liam Scarlett recently based a ballet on a poem by William Blake (reviewed in […]
March 2, 2016

San Francisco Ballet Premieres Forsythe and Scarlatt

  Passion, sex, humor bounce off the stage “Pas/Parts” seems to have lost some excitement since 1999, and the back to back comparison with Scarlett’s new […]
September 30, 2015

Compatibility 101- Is She The Right One?

Kim and I met at a Paris café, a long time ago. We met there because both of us had picked this particular café as our […]
September 1, 2015

What it’s like to get published in this day and age.

Two writers meeting at a café, both having won a literary award this year for unpublished work, one of us for her stories, the other for […]
July 2, 2015

Rape as Weapon of War: San Francisco Opera’s World Premiere of Two Women (La Ciociara)

“If you succeed in passing through this line without leaving a single enemy alive (…), I proclaim: these women, these houses, this wine, all that you […]
June 1, 2015

Jenni Olson’s New Film ‘The Royal Road’

Local lesbian filmmaker Jenni Olson’s The Royal Road (premiered at Sundance) had two sold-out shows at the San Francisco Film Festival. The 65 minutes long work […]
April 30, 2015

Dangerous Women

Vintage is sexy, vintage is cool. Rizzoli New York and its imprint Universe Publishing just brought out Snapshots of Dangerous Women by Peter J. Cohen (with […]
March 20, 2015

The Double Bill of Iolanta/ Bluebeard’s Castle at the Met

Scene4 Magazine March 2015 A conceptual master stroke by Polish film and theater maker Mariusz Trelinski serves up two short operatic fairy tales back to […]
January 3, 2015


How did the holidays work out for you and your gay/lesbian lover, partner, spouse? How stressful was the time spent with the in-laws or with your […]