Sunday, July 24, 2016


Looking: The Movie premiered at the Castro Theater in San Francisco, California, on June 26, 2016 as the final film shown at the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, Frameline 40.

Last night, I watched it on HBO and was happy to once more be in the San Francisco inhabited by the characters created by Michael Lannan.

The film, which serves as a form of closure for the two seasons of the HBO series, was written by Michael Lannan and director Andrew Haigh.

No spoilers here, but I will say I teared up at the end, when two characters walk up Castro Street after a night of drinking to join friends in the 24-hour diner, Orphan Andy's. I've done that more than a few times over the years.

As I wrote here on my blog, I regret there's no gay-themed film or television series set in 1990's San Francisco to remind me of that era in my life. I'm glad Looking captured its take–if all too briefly–on today's LGBTQ experience in the City by the Bay.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Sabrina Carpenter on the Cover of the France Issue of 360 Magazine

Volume 28 of 360 Magazine is now available at Magzter and Blurb!

The France Issue features Sabrina Carpenter, Prince, Terrie M. Williams, ANGE, RJ Word, Detroit's Comeback, Excavating Experience: the Presence of LGBTQ People of Color in Cook County, Illinois, Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer, a (stunning, two-page) photograph of Christina Grimmie, photographs of Marilyn Monroe presented by Andrew Weiss, Lamborghini Centenario, and much more.

In this issue, Girl Meets World actress Sabrina Carpenter discusses her TV character, Maya Hart, her plans for releasing her second album, and what motivates her as an artist.

Monday, July 18, 2016


On July 15, 2016, Netflix knocked another one out of the ballpark with its original series, Stranger Things, created by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer, and starring Winona Ryder, Matthew Modine, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton.

I watched all eight episodes almost in one sitting.

If you like strong female leads, '80's nostalgia, horror and sci-fi, with a heaping helping of teen romance and paranormal goings-on, then stop what you're doing and clear your calendar so you can binge-watch Stranger Things.

No spoilers here, but it was astonishing in its freshness and nods to so many great films from the 1980's.

Laura Vandervoort, the female lead of the Canadian TV network Space's Bitten, finished watching Episode 8 a day before me. We both gushed over the series on Twitter. I even had a brilliant idea for next season's villain.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Tyga on the Cover of the Singapore Issue of 360 Magazine

Volume 27 of 360 Magazine is now available at Magzter and Blurb!

The Singapore Issue features Tyga, Post Malone, Coy Stewart, Jennifer Wallace, Tom Bulleit, Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe, Red River Ski & Summer Area, and much more.

In this issue, Grammy-nominee rapper Tyga discusses what inspired him to create his mixtape, Rawwest Nigga Alive, what his motivations are as an artist, why he did the empowerment campaign, Tyga R.O.A.R, and what his upcoming film and album projects are.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Eli Lieb and Steve Grand release "Look Away"

"Look Away" is a great collaboration between two of my favorite, openly gay artists, Eli Lieb and Steve Grand.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Bizarre: A Circus Story

I'm delighted the world premiere of ‪Bizarre: A Circus Story was on February 9, 2016 at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Be sure to jump to their site for updates and to learn more about Bizarre: A Circus Story.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Zedd on the Cover of the Reykjavík Issue of 360 Magazine

Volume 26 of 360 Magazine is now available at Magzter and Blurb!

The Reykjavík Issue features Zedd, Bryshere "Yazz" Gray, Blue Sunshine, Anderson .Paak, Tara Clews, Hendrik Beikirch, Keymono, Snir Yamin, and much more.

In this issue, Grammy-winning producer/DJ Zedd discusses what went into creating the look and sound of his True Colors Tour, the inspiration behind concept album, True Colors, and what motivates him as an artist who has worked with Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Steve Grand Performs "All I Want For Christmas Is You"

Openly gay singer-songwriter, Steve Grand, released this lovely, melancholy video to his singing "All I Want For Christmas Is You."

Monday, December 14, 2015

Call For Submissions!

I'm pleased to announce I'm now the business manager of Benicia Literary Arts, which is in Benicia, California.

Our forthcoming book is Donnell Rubay's With A Dream So Proud: The Life of Stephen Vincent Benet. You might know Benet wrote Devil and Daniel Webster, which won an O. Henry Award in 1936. In his youth, he lived in Benicia.

Be sure to check out Joan Gefland's book of poetry, The Long Blue Room, published in 2014. You can purchase it at Amazon or request a copy at your local bookshop.

Call for Submissions!

Benicia Literary Arts welcomes submissions of manuscripts of previously unpublished fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. No matter what the genre, we value focus and clarity of vision, deep thinking, good writing, and a sense of orientation in time and place. We encourage submissions from both experienced and emerging writers. Only complete, or nearly complete, works will be accepted. Simultaneous submissions are not accepted.

Submission guidelines:

Please send a letter of inquiry to Mary Eichbauer, Editor-in-Chief, via email or by mail to

Mary Eichbauer, Editor-in-Chief
Benicia Literary Arts
PO Box 1903
Benicia, CA 94510

Please include a synopsis or description of the work in 500 words or less. Do not send unsolicited manuscripts. We take no responsibility for unsolicited material.

City Park in Benicia, California

Benicia Literary Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, dedicated to the belief that our lives and communities are enriched when we remember our stories and art; when we chronicle our past, present, and hopes for the future. And when we create lasting records that celebrate who we are and what we dream. In essence, we work with and support the works of writers, book authors, and those who wish to be. We support educational events that bring literary arts to the visibility of eager readers.

You can send 100% tax-deductible contributions to

Benicia Literary Arts
PO Box 1903
Benicia, CA 94510

I like to ride my bike to Benicia Literary Arts.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Joey Graceffa on the Cover of the Trinidad Issue of 360 Magazine

Volume 25 of 360 Magazine is now available at Magzter and Blurb!

The Trinidad Issue features Joey Graceffa, Talia Rose, ESKA, Alex Honnold, Lulu Scout, Cornbread, Anna Chromy, Futuristic, Louise Bourgeois, and much more.

In this issue, YouTube phenomenon Joey Graceffa discusses how he got his start making videos, what it's been like growing up with an alcoholic mother and autistic brother, how his life has changed since coming out earlier this year, and what his upcoming projects are.

On his birthday this year, as part of his coming-out process, Joey released this music video to his song, "Don't Wait."