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Guitar Man

After Garrin Benfield separated from his boyfriend of ten years, the San Francisco-based singer-songwriter transferred his feelings into a few new songs. Those new songs lead to more songs and then to a full album, his second, titled Nowhere is Brighter, featuring legendary guitarist and singer Boz Scaggs, and bassist Hutch Hutchinson. Comment
Film

Begging for Attention

“I love the fact that people wanna talk about sex,” says Maggie Gyllenhaal, the pixie-ish star of Secretary. “I mean, I wanna talk about sex, too.” Which is a good thing, since it’s a subject on many people’s minds ever since the film—in which she plays a masochistic typist in the service of a domineering lawyer played by James Spader—exploded onto screens at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. Comment
Nightlife

After 22 Years of Silence

At a table at the Center on a Saturday in June 2001, on the eve of Gay Pride Day, playwright Doric Wilson and director Mark Finley decided to launch TOSOS II, a resurrection of groundbreaking queer theater group TOSOS (an acronym for The Other Side of Silence). Comments (1)

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