Can you imagine what the past six months would have been like if we didn’t have the modern internet? Having to go to a record store to buy new music, crowd into a Blockbuster Video store to get something to watch, every other evening… Not being able to have video conference meetings with both work and loved ones..? It’s true that we also, probably, wouldn’t know any better, but regardless, sitting at home would be quite boring. Thankfully, that’s not the case, and there are folks, like the ones in charge of the BENT Film Festival, that are doing their best to help keep you stimulated.
This year’s LGBTQ+ festival will be virtual, online only, but from what we have seen, it should be almost as much fun as heading to the theater to catch the shows! As he does each year, Chris Narloch, has taken a look at the films and writes about them. See page 24 for his wrap up.
However, Chris has also been very, very busy bringing you entertainment items that are also available online. Everything from Oprah to Cher to Cardin, and more. There are highlights from Amazon.com and Netflix, art from Wide Open Walls and two books, including one by he late, great RBG. Ron Tackitt is back with more stereo advice for the discriminating listener and he also takes a moment to pass judgement on a show that returned to Netflix.
So, we won’t be going to see Cher or The Pet Shop Boys anytime soon, but go online and take a look at our virtual Arts and Entertainment 2020 issue, and see if there isn’t something in there you can have fun with.
We hope you enjoy this special issue and that you are taking good care of yourselves. And, don’t forget that our Pet issue is coming up and we are looking for super cute pet pics for our picture contest. (see page 16 for all the details and timeframes)