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Ramadan rom-com: 'Breaking Fast's L.A. love story

Ramadan rom-com: 'Breaking Fast's L.A. love story

By Gregg Shapiro

In Mike Mosallam's affectionate Ramadan rom-com 'Breaking Fast,' Mo (out actor Haaz Sleiman) is a devout, disciplined Muslim doctor who has reconciled his religious dedication with his queer sexuality.

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By Jim Provenzano | February 28, 2021

With an entire literary festival, from readings to panels, all online, the 18th annual Saints & Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival, usually held in New Orleans, returns with a robust roster on March 11-14.

By Jim Provenzano | February 28, 2021

Two photo books, one new, the other re-issued decades after first being published, show stark differences, and similarities, in the depiction of their subjects.


By Advertising Department | February 26, 2021

America's longest continuously-published and highest weekly circulation LGBTQ newspaper will celebrate its historic 50th anniversary edition to be published on April 1. Advertising space reservations for this special issue are now being accepted.

By Jim Provenzano | February 25, 2021

Step into the wonderful world of online arts, nightlife and community events. Take yourself to church, dance along with pros and gogos, or sing along to Broadway stars.


By Victoria A. Brownworth | February 23, 2021

'Soul of a Nation' explores Black stories, 'It's a Sin' sears with '80s UK gay and AIDS stories, plus 'Tell Me Your Secrets' and 'Men in Kilts' tempt your television time.

By Gregg Shapiro | February 23, 2021

Now in her seventh decade as an entertainer, Olivia Newton-John has proven herself to be a versatile artist, including recent duet with her daughter, and a recently published memoir.


By Jim Provenzano | February 18, 2021

Sometime it feels like being the DJ on the Titanic II, part desperate distraction, part solemn duty, working to bring you entertainments and the strange dispiriting online version of community. Sometimes it doesn't.

By Gregg Shapiro | February 16, 2021

Maury Yeston, the composer behind Tony Award winners 'Nine,' 'Titanic,' and what has come to be known as the "other" 'Phantom of the Opera,' has two new recordings of his best and rarely heard songs.


By Gregg Shapiro | February 16, 2021

'One Night in Miami...' is a fictional dramatization inspired by true events that bring together four men from different backgrounds whose contributions to Black culture continues to resonate to the present day.

By Philip Campbell | February 16, 2021

It may be an acquired taste, but once music lovers develop an interest in the music of 20th-century composer Alban Berg, it can become a passionate preference, particularly via SF Symphony's new recording.


By Victoria A. Brownworth | February 16, 2021

'Two of Us,' the French entry for Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards, is a deeply sensual tale of textured, long-standing love and desire between two women.

By Jim Provenzano | February 14, 2021

Shuttered at home, musicians are producing new songs in abundance, including local artists and longtime favorites. Also, we honor a singer-songwriter lost too soon.


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