Ignored By The Oscars – So Many Snubs, So Little Time

by Chris Narloch

The 2014/2015 Academy Awards are history now, but people are still talking about all the snubs, both during the show and before it, when the very “white” nominations were announced earlier this year.

By now, most people who follow Tinsel town’s annual love-for-itself-fest have heard that director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo were not even nominated for “Selma,” which outraged the already-dwindling number of African-American Oscar viewers. (“Selma,” which was nominated for Best Picture, is still in theaters and is a must-see.)

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The February 26 Issue of Outword is Out Now523

In case you have noticed that there is yet another married couple, this time men, last time women, adorning the cover of the new issue of Outword, it would be understandable if you were to wonder, why two issues in a row? Our February 12 issue was our 20th Annual Romance and Weddings issue, yes, we have been celebrating LGBT relationships long before they were legally recognized, and with this issue we are paying special tribute to the upcoming LGBT Wedding Expo. Once again, it will be held at the Red Lion Woodlake hotel. This is the third such expo since the overturning of Prop 8.

Read more: Wedding Bells are Gonna Chime!

 

Couch Potatoes & Francophiles Unite At Verge Center For The Arts

by Chris Narloch

Local Francophiles will want to make a pilgrimage to Sacramento’s Verge Center For The Arts this Saturday evening, Feb. 21, and if you are a couch-potato and a Francophile, boy have I got an event for you.

The folks at the Sacramento French Film Festival have teamed up with the Verge Center for this fun evening of short films that will be viewed from sofas that are actually an interactive art exhibit entitled couchbleachers.

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Get “Mighty Real” with the Fabulous Sylvester

by Chris Narloch

If you can’t make it to New York City, you can still get a delicious dose of off-Broadway fabulosity right here in Northern California with the exclusive San Francisco engagement of “Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical.”

Written by and starring Anthony Wayne, one of Out Magazine’s “Out 100” for 2014, the highly acclaimed musical was an off-Broadway sensation in The Big Apple last year.

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“Two Days, One Night” You Won’t Soon ForgetMarion Cotillard

by Frances Marlatt

“Two Days, One Night” (“Deux Jours, Une Nuit”) is a 2014 Belgian film starring the gifted and beautiful French actress, Marion Cotillard.

Cotillard, who is Oscar-nominated this year as Best Actress for her role in the film, gives a superb performance as Sandra, a woman who struggles both personally and professionally after receiving some unexpected news.

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