Arts & Culture

Drag Queens Across the U.S. Streaming Show to Supplement Income Lost From Coronavirus

Drag Queens Across the U.S. Streaming Show to Supplement Income Lost From Coronavirus

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Big names in the world of drag have banded together to put performers back to work as the COVID-19 pandemic forces artists to cancel tours and lose out on their livelihoods. The event, dubbed Digital Drag: An Online Drag Show, is being organized and hosted by Dragula Season

Hit Netflix Show ‘Queer Eye’ Filming Season Six in Texas

Hit Netflix Show ‘Queer Eye’ Filming Season Six in Texas

Queer Eye is coming to Texas, y’all. Can you believe? The cast of the hit Netflix show took to Instagram Wednesday to give fans a first look at its upcoming sixth season. The Fab 5 — that’s Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness — teased photos of themselves in

San Antonio Arts Commission Declines to Rule on Queer Artist’s Censored Video

San Antonio Arts Commission Declines to Rule on Queer Artist’s Censored Video

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Despite being taken up at a meeting Tuesday of the San Antonio Arts Commission, Xandra Ibarra’s controversial video artwork Spictacles: La Tortillera remains in limbo. Ibarra’s piece was removed in mid-February from the “XicanX: New Visions” exhibition after City Attorney Andy Segovia deemed it was “obscene content” and

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ Fans the Flames of Desire

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ Fans the Flames of Desire

Originally published in the Orlando Weekly. We’ve heard a lot about Little Women recently, but it’s the female filmmakers behind and in front of the camera of the French romance Portrait of a Lady on Fire who really deserve the attention. Though the original title refers to a “jeune fille” (literally “young girl”), there is

‘Queer Voices’ Take the Stage for Special Performance at Esperanza Center

‘Queer Voices’ Take the Stage for Special Performance at Esperanza Center

Twenty-five queer writers, poets and playwrights will gather at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center on Friday, March 6 for “AWP2020 Queer Voices: Nuestra Voz, Nuestro Cuerpo, Nuestro Tiempo—Our Voices, Our Bodies, Our Time.” AWP is an acronym for Association of Writers & Writing Programs. AWP’s mission is to foster “literary achievement, advance the art

Paul Reubens In SA for 35th Anniversary Screening of ‘Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure’

Paul Reubens In SA for 35th Anniversary Screening of ‘Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure’

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Pee-Wee Herman is returning to San Antonio, but he’s not looking for his bike this time around. This year marks the 35th anniversary of wacky film classic Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, which cemented Herman as a household name, marked macabre auteur Tim Burton’s directorial debut and was the first

Centro De Artes OKs Queer Artist Xandra Ibarra’s Censored Video But Hurdles Remain

Centro De Artes OKs Queer Artist Xandra Ibarra’s Censored Video But Hurdles Remain

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. The sudden removal of Xandra Ibarra’s video artwork Spictacle II: La Tortillera prior to the opening of “XicanX: New Visions” at the Centro De Artes grabbed headlines in the art world. The video, available to stream on Vimeo, was deemed “obscene content” by City Attorney Andy Segovia and

‘Obscene’ Video by Queer Artist Xandra Ibarra Censored by SA’s Dept. of Arts & Culture

‘Obscene’ Video by Queer Artist Xandra Ibarra Censored by SA’s Dept. of Arts & Culture

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Until recently, the local artist duo Dos Mestizx was perhaps best recognized for ¡Adelante San Antonio! — a public art project at San Antonio International Airport that comprises outdoor banners, a rose window and an expansive indoor mural compiling myriad aspects of local history. Last year, the duo

Author Lydia Otero to Read From ‘In the Shadows of the Freeway: Growing Up Brown and Queer’ at Esperanza Center

Author Lydia Otero to Read From ‘In the Shadows of the Freeway: Growing Up Brown and Queer’ at Esperanza Center

Lydia R. Otero, an author and tenured professor in the Department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona, will make an appearance at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center on February 29 as part of the Emma Tenayuca Speaker Series. The series kicks off with a reading from Otero’s latest book, “In the

New San Antonio Theater Company Kicks Off First Season with ‘Golden Girls’ Parody

New San Antonio Theater Company Kicks Off First Season with ‘Golden Girls’ Parody

Originally published in the San Antonio Current A new theater company called The Players at the Pointe will premiere its first season of LGBT-focused programming February 20 at Woodlawn Pointe. The season opens with “Thank You for Being a Friend,” a parody of the popular 1980s sitcom “The Golden Girls” with actors in drag playing

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