Pixel Vision

White tigers: Your fierce queer arts week at a glance

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Pride is a rock! Whether a diamond or a millstone depends on which side of the Miller Lite bottle you view the whole dang sprawling homolicious mess from. Read more »

Fashion bug: Prada, Built by Wendy sale it up

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Cool and collected in Built by Wendy.

Shopping Spy eyes two lil' sales that should be on all fashion-trawling bargain hunters' radar. Read more »

The real way to lick McCain

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Courtesy of Bay Guardian production designer Jason Arnold

CupcakeCamp: Pastry Potlucking 2.0

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By Susie Cagle

Nearly ten years after boutique New York bakeries and Carrie Bradshaw brought the lil' cupper into the spotlight, it's probably safe to say cupcakes have jumped the shark. Now you can find a cupcake novelty T-shirt in every clothing store, but you're lucky to spot a nice simple brownie in the bakery case at the local coffee shop. Read more »

Built by Wendy causes pocket wriggles

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By Dona Bridges

I could have sworn that my credit card wriggled in my pocket as I was walking along Valencia the other day in the glorious Mission sunshine. I figured it was a Pavlovian response to the red and white awning of Minnie Wilde, a frequent stop for me (and source of many, many free airline miles courtesy of United Visa). Read more »

Local Artist of the Week: Ryan Alexiev

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LOCAL ARTIST Ryan Alexiev
TITLE Postcard invite for “The Land of a Million Cereals”
THE STORY Cereal is the most popular breakfast food, and the third most popular product in American supermarkets. Currently there are more than 400 cereals, primarily distinguished by their ad campaigns. The substance of cereal is, in this light, ideology. Read more »

Hola, Maria! Alternaqueer Latinos get arty

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Queer queer queer season is heating up -- the monthlong National Queer Arts Fest is in full swing, Frameline Film Fest is set to explode -- and the exuberant, popper-fueled alternaqueer-Latino arts subculture is ready to blow your mind this friday eve:

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Featuring some of my fave art-intellects on the scene -- Robert Guzman, Read more »

A touch of Warren Sonbert

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Over the past month, Konrad Steiner of Kino 21 and I have presented two programs of films by Warren Sonbert. For me, it isn’t an overstatement to say the experience has been a revelation, and not just because opportunities to see this SF filmmaker’s work are rare. Read more »

Another Hole in the Head: another couple of reviews!

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The San Francisco Independent Film Festival's sci-fi, horror, and fantasy offshoot Another Hole in the Head kicks off tomorrow! Read Trash's take on HoleHead's offerings here; intrepid film intern Amber Humphrey chimes in below with mini-reviews of two fest flicks that just happen to be made by local filmmakers. Read more »

Christophe Honoré on liberty and Love Songs

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By Johnny Ray Huston

In this week's Guardian I write about Christophe Honoré's Love Songs. Honoré recently answered some questions about the film via email. Dive below for thoughts on cross-dressing and Jacques Demy, and also a contemporary booklist for young gay men who read. Read more »