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Reviews and Articles

Art & Architecture

“Queer Impressions of Gustave Caillebotte” on the Queer Arts Resource Web Site

"Preservation and the New Mission" in Bay Area Reporter, March 15, 2001

Book Reviews

Review of Swimming with Maya by Eleanor Vincent on sfstation.com

Review of The Bill from My Father by Bernard Cooper in Lambda Book Report, Fall 2006, Vol 14:3

Review of Mama’s Boy, Preacher’s Son by Kevin Jennings in Lambda Book Report, Spring 2006, Vol. 14:1

“Fast Track Toward Equal Rights” [Review of Gay Metropolis: 1940 - 1996 by Charles Kaiser] in San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 16, 1997

Review of Cracks in the Iron Closet by David Tuller in San Francisco Chronicle

“Poet on the Verge” [Review of Poet Be Like God: Jack Spicer and the San Francisco Renaissance by Lewis Ellingham and Kevin Killian] in Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review 1/31/99, Vol. 6:1

Review of Becoming Visible edited by Kevin Jennings in Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review

“The Naughty Puritans” [Review of Improper Bostonians]
in Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review 10/31/98 Vol. 5:4

Review of Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History by Harmony Hammond in Art Documentation

Cabaret Reviews

“Wallowitch & Ross: This Moment” on culturevulture.net

“Lainie Kazan” on culturevulture.net

“Rita Moreno” on culturevulture.net

“Betty Buckley’s Broadway” on culturevulture.net

Film Reviews

Review of Ballot Measure 9 on PlanetOut

Review of Question of Equality on PlanetOut

Interviews

“Great Expectations for Queer Literature” [interview with Charles Flowers] in Bay Area Reporter 3/30/06 Vol. 36:13

“New Life at the Plush Room” [Rrazz Productions] in Bay Area Reporter, 10/27/05, Vol. 35:43

“Klea Blackhurst’s San Francisco Autumn” [interview with Klea Blackhurst] in Bay Area Reporter, 9/15/05, Vol. 35:37

“Sitting in the Dark, Being Sung To” [interview with Marilyn Levinson] in Bay Area Reporter, 10/20/05, Vol. 35:42

“Songs in the Key of Stevie Wonder” [interview with Darius De Haas] in Bay Area Reporter, 11/10/05, Vol.35:45

“Dirty Dreams of a Drama Geek" [Interview with F. Allen Sawyer] in Bay Area Reporter. February 28, 2002

Library

“Reflections: Stewarding a Collection” in Out at the Library: Celebrating the James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Centeri (San Francisco Public Library, 2005)

“On Display: Presenting Gay Culture in a Library Setting” in Catalyst: A Socialist Journal of the Social Services. (No. 12, 1981)

Queer History

“Gay and Lesbian” [timeline] in San Francisco Almanac

“F. Allen Sawyer” in Contemporary Gay American Poets and Playwrights (Greenwood Press, 2003)

"Gay Media Comes of Age" in Bay Area Reporter, March 20, 2006, Vol. 36:13

Travel

“Best of LA” in QSF

“Ten Best Gay and Lesbian Spots” in Best of San Francisco

“La Reconnaissance Gay” and “Castro” in Californie (Guides Gallimard, 2002)

“Where to Stay” in San Francisco 2008 (Fodor’s 2007)