David Elijah Nahmod

07 Feb 2018

Bay of the Living Dead: The Beauty of Mario Bava

Welcome to Bay of the Living Dead, a regular column about the horror genre. The column returns after a two month hiatus. Glad to be back! Few filmmakers can match the stunning visual beauty of Mario Bava, the Italian auteur who made a number of horror films in Italy during the 1960s

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25 Jan 2018

Veronika Fimbres Wants To Be California’s First African-American Transgender Governor

Veronika Fimbres wants to be the next Governor of California. But first she needs your help in getting her name on the ballot. Fimbres must pay a $4,000 filing fee in order to run. As of this writing, her Go Fund Me page has received a single $50 donation. “I decided to

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15 Nov 2017

Theater Rhinoceros’ The Normal Heart Might Break Your Own Heart

Theater Rhinoceros, the local theater company which has offered cutting edge Queer theater to Bay Area audiences since 1977, offers a fine revival of Larry Kramer’s seminal AIDS play The Normal Heart. John Fisher, who also directed, stars as Ned Weeks, a character Kramer based upon himself. Weeks has quite a

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13 Nov 2017

Folktales Retold at the Contemporary Jewish Museum Will Blow Your Mind

Classic Jewish folk tales are now on display at Contemporary Jewish Museum are new works created by 16 artists. In Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid  (storyteller), the artists perused the 2009 book Leaves from the Garden of Eden: One Hundred Classic Jewish Tales by Howard Schwartz and chose a tale from which to create a piece, or multiple pieces.

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09 Nov 2017

San Francisco Transgender Film Festival Celebrates Twenty Years This Weekend

Time flies when your having a good time and doing good work. This weekend the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival returns to the historic Roxie Cinema in celebration of films made by or about transgender and/or gender non-conforming people. “We started in 1997 by two friends of mine, Christopher Lee

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27 Oct 2017

Classic Horrors on the Big Screen For Halloween

Welcome to Bay of the Living Dead, a regular column about the horror genre. And a special greeting to Great Pumpkins everywhere! Here’s a few classic horrors playing on the big screen for this Halloween season. Dracula (1931) screened with the Philip Glass score performed by Kronos Quartet. Tuesday October 31 @8pm, Paramount

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04 Oct 2017

This Bitter Earth: New Play Grapples With Love, Race & Black Lives Matter

Now playing at New Conservatory Theater Center through October 22, Harrison David Rivers’ new play This Bitter Earth touches upon many hot button issues, albeit with a depth and sensitivity which might inspire audiences to engage in thoughtful dialogues about the Black Lives Matter movement. The play follows the brief, intense

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