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Cinderella dreams

By Sari Staver | Tuesday Dec 18, 2018
This year's African-American Shakespeare Company's seasonal production of "Cinderella" will be directed by Broadway veteran Mark Allan Davis, an openly gay actor, playwright, dancer, lyricist and choreographer.

Nutcracker leaps to life!

By Paul Parish | Tuesday Dec 18, 2018
In 30 years of reviewing "The Nutcracker," with which San Francisco Ballet returned to the Opera House last Wednesday night, I've never seen such glorious dancing as they brought to the last act.

Seasoned greetings!

By Roberto Friedman | Tuesday Dec 18, 2018
This time of year the airwaves are full of Christmas carols and other Yuletide ditties, but Out There's favorite holiday anthem has always been song satirist Tom Lehrer's "A Christmas Carol."

Amen corner

By Philip Campbell | Tuesday Dec 18, 2018
Two recent musical events summed up the spirit of the holiday season with messages of love and good cheer. The San Francisco Symphony's "Messiah" and Opera Parallele's "The Little Prince" also provided some much-needed moments of reflection.

Best books of the year, 2018

By Tim Pfaff | Tuesday Dec 18, 2018
Gay literary fiction devotees await a new novel by Alan Hollinghurst the way fans of George R.R. Martin await his latest, if more politely.

Best movies of the year, 2018

By David Lamble | Tuesday Dec 18, 2018
The best 2018 films reflect a striking LGBTQ visibility from singular talents such as rising star Lucas Hedges.

Starring RBG

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Tuesday Dec 18, 2018
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shines in "On the Basis of Sex," Mimi Leder's new biopic that recreates Ginsburg's years at Harvard Law School and the first case she argued in a courtroom.

Vija Celmins' austerity plan

By Sura Wood | Tuesday Dec 18, 2018
Vija Celmins is an obsessive, technically astonishing artist, and from all appearances, a very patient one.

Classics revisited for holiday giving

By Tavo Amador | Tuesday Dec 18, 2018
DVDs are good holiday gift choices, especially for fans of classic Hollywood films.

Year's best (& some worst) on the Lavender Tube

By Victoria A. Brownworth | Tuesday Dec 18, 2018
As awful as the year was in politics, it was pretty fabulous for TV, no matter what some critics will tell you. Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime all added to the joys of cable, and even network had some good offerings.

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