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In Music and in Life, Ani DiFranco Has the Best of Both Worlds

Twenty albums into an unprecedented career, the singular singer-songwriter shares how she crafts her music...

Uncle Howard: Offers a Touching Cinematic Tribute

A young filmmaker creates a cinematic elegy for the hero he lost to the epidemic. To the world, Howard Brookner was a rising Hollywood director who died of AIDS on the cusp of his...

He’s Making a List . . . of the Best Gay Yuletide Movies Ever

What to do while those yuletide treats are in the oven and you’re stringing popcorn together? Try a few not-so-well known gay holiday movies....

Streisand Storms the Stage One Last Time in Streaming Netflix Doc

Not many deserve to be called iconic. Lincoln? Yes. XTina? Not so fast. Caitlyn Jenner? No Way. But exceptions will be made for Barbra Streisand, who returns with a new Netflix...

Kelly Clarkson Gets Soulful on Her Newest, Meaning of Life

Kelly Clarkson Meaning of Life (Atlantic Records) Soulful, sensual and brutally honest, the original American Idol’s eighth release is nothing less than a brash attempt to craft...

Katharine McPhee Wins Laughs, Standing Ovations at Café Carlyle

How was the American Idol and Smash songbird received during her sold-out run at this storied venue?...

What Tops Your List of the Best Gay Anthems Ever?

LGBT fans have loved pop anthems since “Over the Rainbow” and likely before. Long before Lady Gaga sang “Born This Way” and MacLemore’s “One...

The AIDS Crisis Overseas Depicted in a New Film, BPM

BPM begins in a lecture room full of passionate young French men and women loudly discussing (and reliving) the efficacy of their most recent fake blood-flinging protest, while...

One List You Have to See Before Saying “With This Ring, I Thee Wed”

Elizabeth Schwartz is a well-known advocate for LGBT rights and the author of Before I Do: A Legal Guide to Marriage, Gay and Otherwise, a comprehensive guide for LGBT people (and...

Welcome to Shania Twain 2.0 with a New Album, Now

Shania Twain NOW (Mercury Nashville) On her first new studio album in 15 years, the top-selling female country artist ever exudes confidence, grace and strength....

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Walks the Talk in MLK’s Footsteps

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, the world’s first openly gay chorus, decided to take their grievances with the current political climate right back to the source....

Not a Moment Drags in Trockadero Ballet Doc, Rebels on Pointe

While Rebels on Pointe isn’t landmark cinema, it does give you a charming introduction to Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo....