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1991 Redefined America in Music, Movies and Moments

CULTURE | Jul 31
In 1991, just like today, a Clinton was running for the White House. America was coming out of a serious recession and the country was dealing with brutality, inequality and unrest over the status quo.

In Tumultuous Summer, Young Americans in A Dour Mood

FINANCE | By Janie Har and Emily Swanson | Jul 17
In a summer of political and racial tumult, young Americans are in a dour mood: pessimistic about the fairness of their economic system, questioning the greatness of the United States and deeply skeptical of the way the nation picks its leaders.

Out There :: Gypsy Gyrations

CULTURE | By Roberto Friedman | Jul 9
Bare-chested ruffians, sleazy behavior, flashy costuming, a blowjob, a knifefight, boozing, smuggling, petty crime - Bieito's take on Bizet's eternally popular masterwork is the "Scarface" of powerhouse opera.

Out There :: Love In All the Wrong Places?

CULTURE | By Roberto Friedman | Jul 2
Frameline 40, the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, wound up its 11-day run at the Castro Theatre on Sunday night with the world premiere of "Looking," the last installment of the late, lamented HBO series.

Out There :: Monarch Butterflies

MOVIES | By Roberto Friedman | Jun 4
Frameline folks are all jazzed up about the upcoming San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, June 16-26.

Out There :: Museum Collection, by the Book

ART | By Roberto Friedman | May 28
Since the re-opening of SFMOMA has already garnered so much press, we thought we'd read and review the new accompanying catalog, in which there is both scholarship and art-loving glee on display.

On the Town :: Fashion Festivities

CULTURE | By Donna Sachet | May 22
Two blockbuster events absorbed our weekend!

Out There :: Manly Men

CULTURE | By Roberto Friedman | May 14
Closing night of the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF) at the Castro Theatre last Thursday was a blast from the past.

Out There :: Besties in Arts & Culture

LOCAL | By Roberto Friedman | Apr 9
Eagle-eyed readers who have been following Besties coverage in Arts & Culture over the years will have noticed that many of the winners in various categories have been previous awardees as well.

Out There :: Chlorinated Choreography

MUSIC | By Roberto Friedman | Mar 26
Even though its two dances were repeats from last season's fare, San Francisco Ballet's Program 5 at the War Memorial Opera House was an unadulterated delight. Out There attended last Friday night's performance.

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