Introducing … Internet sensations and crime fighting lesbian couple: ‘Nikki & Nora’

It is tempting to dismiss Nikki & Nora as a lesbian Cagney and Lacey. After all, both shows feature two women in leading roles playing detectives in large urban centers. Both shows have contrasting main characters – one outspoken, the other more demure – and, though not quite exactly the same hue, one of the [...]

A foodie’s delight – Part 2

We hope you enjoyed the mouth-watering reviews of restaurants and eateries in Mission Hills, Bankers Hill and Hillcrest (issue #153). We continue our exploration of gastronomic delights in this issue and sample the fare found throughout University Heights, South Park, North Park and Adams Avenue. Eat this, hungry readers! University Heights Pomegranate (2312 El Cajon [...]

An indelible American story about the cycle of poverty

Andrew is 13 years old and lives in rural Missouri, in a town an hour or so from Kansas City. He is a handsome kid, articulate and wise beyond his years. He’s also often cheerful, and I found this surprising and endearing. In Andrew Droz Palermo and Tracy Droz Tragos’ extraordinary documentary about three adolescent [...]

The Normal Heart

dvd of the week HBO’s stunningly good production of The Normal Heart, Larry Kramer’s iconic play about the early years of AIDS in New York and the founding of Gay Men’s Health Crisis, arrived more than 29 years after the play’s premiere. Kramer’s alter ego is Ned Weeks (a searing Mark Ruffalo), a neurotic gay [...]

True Blood

dvr this HBO, Sunday, Aug. 24, 10 p.m. The series finale of the HBO hit comedic drama about a small Louisiana town, its vampires and the folks who love and hate them is finally here. All season, the writers have been wrapping up loose ends, pairing off lovelorn characters and settling old scores. Tara (Rutina [...]

The City: Top to Bottom

thursday, aug. 21 transcenDANCE presents Because I’m Still Becoming While we all have stories that tell us where we’ve come from, we are not our past. Enjoy the culminating event of a summer long exploration that highlights youth voice, creative writing and personal storytelling as catalysts for creating future change both internally and externally through [...]

Kristin Chenoweth joins HRC’s Americans for Marriage Equality campaign (VIDEO)

Kristin Chenoweth

WASHINGTON – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released a video ad featuring Emmy and Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth for the group’s Americans for Marriage Equality campaign. In the video, Chenoweth states, “The bottom line is that regardless of how you were made or who you love, you should be able to get married if you want [...]

Open auditions set for San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Spectacular

The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus takes center stage at its historic Balboa Theatre home. Photo:  Jonathan’s Photography

SAN DIEGO – The holidays already? You bet!  The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus (SDGMC) is already at work on its Holiday Spectacular and is looking for singers, dancers and behind-the-scenes volunteers to join in the fun. “We just had our biggest show ever with LUV Madonna and we can’t wait to take the Balboa [...]

Ex-Viking Chris Kluwe prevails in lawsuit, LGBT charities biggest beneficiaries

Clayton Halunen and Chris Kluwe

Eschewing any personal gain, Chris Kluwe, the former Minnesota Vikings punter and outspoken and unlikely gay rights activist, has settled an ongoing battle against the sports franchise, announced the National Journal. Kluwe, who sued for wrongful termination, announced the settlement yesterday at a press conference. The settlement, which will avert a full-blown lawsuit, will require [...]

Award-winning filmmaker Caryn K. Hayes releases lesbian-themed short film ‘Clean Hands’ online(VIDEO)

Caryn Hayes

LOS ANGELES – Award-winning writer/filmmaker, Caryn K. Hayes is joining a host of other indie directors taking a stab at online distribution. Aug. 22, Hayes will be releasing her acclaimed narrative short entitled Clean Hands as a digital download & streaming rental making the film directly available to her fans and lesbian cinephiles alike at [...]

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