Arts & Culture

SA Native Adelina Anthony Premiers New Feature During PBS Online Film Fest

SA Native Adelina Anthony Premiers New Feature During PBS Online Film Fest

San Antonio native and actor, playwright, director Adelina Anthony premiers her newest film this month as part of the 2017 PBS Online Film Festival. Anthony, who was born on San Antonio’s West Side and now lives and works in the San Francisco Bay area, will unveil Amigas with Benefits, which will be available for viewing

Eclectic by Design: The Unusual Interiors of Gregorio Mannino

Eclectic by Design: The Unusual Interiors of Gregorio Mannino

When it comes to ambience, what is your favorite local restaurant or bar? Consider the over-the-top Asian market theme of Hot Joy, or perhaps the Victorian family groove of Barbaro. Then there’s the eclectic and cave-like basement at the Esquire, where myriad mounted fish greet guests after they traverse a darkened hallway paved with Rose

‘You’re in the Wrong Bathroom!’ Dispels Myths Undermining Transgender Identity

‘You’re in the Wrong Bathroom!’ Dispels Myths Undermining Transgender Identity

The first time I heard about transgender people, it was the mid-1990s. The Crying Game had been out for nearly half my life, but I’d never been able to understand the hushed conversations around the movie. My parents didn’t want to talk too much about the “twist” in the middle, but they assured their friends

Chameleonic Queen Nina Bo’Nina Brown Brings Her Wild Drag Stylings to Heat

Chameleonic Queen Nina Bo’Nina Brown Brings Her Wild Drag Stylings to Heat

Not that it hasn’t always been there in some way, shape or form, but exaggerated, outlandish costumes and makeup concepts have flourished in recent seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race — exemplified by the likes of deranged living doll Trixie Mattel (season seven), “7-foot-tall, live-action anime character” Kim Chi (season eight) and Atlanta-based transformation specialist Nina

Esperanza Exhibition Is a Call to Action

Esperanza Exhibition Is a Call to Action

After the Supreme Court’s landmark case making gay marriage legal in 2015, it was easy to believe that gay people had finally achieved some semblance of equality. Yet, with the election of President Donald Trump one year later, it seems minority communities are more vulnerable than ever. Moved by the current political climate, the Esperanza

A Conversation with Transgender Artist and Musician Antemìa Kavillari

A Conversation with Transgender Artist and Musician Antemìa Kavillari

Antemìa Kavillari, 27, is a local transgender Latina artist and musician, and someone I’m proud to call a friend. We met via Facebook in 2015 when we were both at the beginning of our respective transitions, and since then, I’ve seen her blossom into a powerful force to be reckoned with, especially when it comes

‘9 Circles’ Makes SA Premiere at Classic Theatre

‘9 Circles’ Makes SA Premiere at Classic Theatre

9 Circles, Bill Cain’s 2010 play based on the real-life crimes committed by Private Steven Dale, has made its San Antonio premiere at the Classic Theatre in partnership with the Surround Project. The play is a heart-wrenching look into the long-lasting psychological effects of war on the minds of young soldiers. Structured around the nine

Our Summer Concert Picks

Our Summer Concert Picks

From Broadway numbers to funky club bangers, there’s  something in store for everyone when it comes to entertainment options in the Alamo City. Here are our top concert picks for summer 2017. Melissa Etheridge Known for her confessional lyrics and smoky vocals, Melissa Etheridge entered the music scene in 1988 and quickly garnered hits like

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