Tomorrowland, Mad Max & More Movie Reviews

by Chris Narloch

New and recent movies in theaters include “Tomorrowland,” a family film starring George Clooney; an adaptation of the classic novel “Far From the Madding Crowd;” a “Pitch Perfect” sequel; and a big screen teaming of Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara, in “Hot Pursuit.”

In case you find yourself with a couple spare hours to kill this holiday weekend, here are some Memorial Day movie reviews.

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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

To mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on Sunday, May 17, Jessica Stern, executive director, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, made the following comments:

“While in many respects it seems to be ‘the best of times’ for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community in an increasing number of countries, progress is not universal.

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Comedy & Tragedy at Berkeley Rep

by Chris Narloch

Berkeley Repertory Theatre, which won the Regional Theatre Tony Award in 1997, has consistently produced some of the finest theater on the West Coast in the decades since it began as a storefront stage in 1968.

2015 is no exception, as Berkeley Rep is currently showcasing two not-to-be-missed shows, one billed as a “gut-busting” comedy and the other an exquisite modern tragedy.

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Pride Is Almost Here!

As more details emerge about the upcoming Sacramento Pride festival, it’s pretty safe to say that it should be an event worth taking the day off of work for, if you work on Saturday! This issue of Outword is the one just before our Official Pride Guide issue.

Read more: The May 14, 2015 Issue is Out Now!


Author Felice Picano to Read From His New Memoir at Lavender Library

Readings are on Sunday, May 10 from 6 - 8 p.m. and are free

Celebrated out Author Filice Picano is coming to Sacramento to promote and read from his upcoming memoir Nights at Rizzoli, named after a legendary palace of books, music and art: Rizzoli Books in New York where, Kennedys and Rockefellers mingled with tourists and “regular” customers under the watchful gaze of sophisticated employees.

For Picano, an aspiring but near-starving young writer who in 1971 lucked into a part-time job at the stunningly elegant store via a friend, it was a life-changing experience, one that exposed him to some of the brightest lights in the world’s cultural capital.

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