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Chicago's Estrojam hits us where we secrete

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Margaret Cho rocked the mic - and her burleque bone - at Estrojam in Chicago.

By K. Tighe

An estimated 15,000 attendees flocked to venues around Chicago last week, Sept. 18-23, for the fifth annual Estrojam Music and Culture Festival to see women doing what they do best. Read more »

Fashion: Eat me

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I once tried to make a bikini out of Fruit Loops – a disastrous project that resulted in melted clear plastic, hundreds of broken colored “o”s, and several hot-glue burns. So when I hear about designers making “edible fashions,” I’m duly impressed and skeptical. Read more »

Toast for two

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Last night I had the classic single journalist’s dilemma: who to take to a work event? Read more »

Porno for peggers...and everyone else

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By Amber Peckham

All dressed up with nowhere to go? Not anymore. Dig those funkalicious duds and worn-out sex toys out of your attic (you know they’re up there) and head over to Oakland’s Parkway Theater tonight, where Babeland is holding a screening of the erotic film The Opening of Misty Beethoven. Read more »

Erotic Art Alley

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The Christian Right has their landlocked panties in a tussle over Folsom Street Fair's promotional "Last Supper Poster" -- and I strongly urge you to check out the anti-gay "Americans For Truth" Web site for a good chuckle -- but the poster's nothing, eroto-artistically speaking, when it comes to what Folsom's got in store: the first ever Folsom Erotic Art Alley! Read more »

Divas get desperate ... for love

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Twelve famed drag queens. One pageant. BLOOD!

This Saturday, gather in awe at Most Holy Redeemer in the Castro to witness the unveiling of the 2008 Desperate Diva calendar -- all proceeds benefitting the AIDS Housing Alliance -- and watch Misses January-December duke it out live on stage over who has the most... er.... dates? Read more »

'Sup, Sunday

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By Soo Oh

If you have the privilege of living in California — home to a wealth, nay, an embarrassment, of agricultural riches — then eating locally farmed products isn't only your right, it's practically a duty. The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA) is holding their fifth annual Sunday Supper this weekend at the eminently cool Ferry Building off the Embarcadero, featuring family-style dinners by the Bay's finest chefs, cooked up from the produce sold at the Ferry Plaza Market. Read more »

Showbears in Seattle

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I'm getting a hairy kick this afternoon from this little promo, entitled "Showbears: Auditions," for the 2007 Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Fest, happening in October. And not just because one of my fabulous exes, Jerrod Littlejohn, is the star. But kind of because of that! Read more »

Your prose is going down

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By Chris DeMento

Opium Magazine out of New York City hosted its third Literary Death Match here in SF last Wednesday night, and barring some ridiculously bad jokes on the part of the MC [an Opium bloke whose name escapes me], it was a pretty good time -- and well worth the five-dollar admission.

Regina Louise opened the event with a half-sung, half-spoken childhood reminiscence about growing up in a foster home, giving it entirely from memory. Read more »

Grr. Argh. Addict.

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It’s official. I have a http://www.foxhome.com/buffysplash/ “>“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” problem.

Sure, I’ve been obsessed with the Joss Whedon television show for years. I’ve been watching it every single night before I go to sleep (bedtime stories?) since I moved to San Francisco in February. I even once admitted during an Eating Disorder recovery meeting that I thought I was replacing my addiction to dieting with an addiction to watching the slayer kick demon ass.

But last weekend I took my Buffylove to a new level. Read more »