SDGLN critic Jean Lowerison's best films of 2016

"Kubo" is at the top of SDGLN's critic Jean Lowerison's list of the best movies in 2016.

This was a great year for animated films and documentaries. Even narrative films offered some great viewing. Herewith my favorites, in no particular order.


Madonna has a message for worried fans

Madonna is staying beyond the Grim Reaper's reach of 2016.

Madonna has a message to her fans who are worried about the celebrity toll the year 2016 has taken on the industry.

Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Jim’s guide to New Years in Hillcrest

NYE at Rich's

2016 is just about over and done with, and this weekend we will celebrate the dawn of 2017.

Below is a list of some of the big events happening around the gayborhood for New Year’s Eve (Saturday) and New Year’s Day (Sunday). Let’s party!

Friday, December 30

Debbie Reynolds dies at the age of 84

Debbie Reynolds (1932 -2016)

Silver screen legend, singer and philanthropist Debbie Reynolds has died at the age of 84.

Only a day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds has also passed away in Los Angeles.

“She wanted to be with Carrie,” her son Todd Fisher told Variety.

Debbie Reynolds hospitalized, possible stroke

Debbie Reynolds is rushed to the hospital after an apparent stroke.

Only days after the passing of her daughter Carrie Fisher, TMZ is reporting that Debbie Reynolds has been rushed to the hospital after having a possible stroke.

Reynolds was at her son Todd Fisher’s home in Beverley Hills when a 911 call was placed at approximately 1 pm PST.

San Diego's own Chad Michaels remembers Carrie Fisher

The two stars meet and instantly connect.

The unexpected passing of prolific author and Hollywood icon Carrie Fisher has many celebrities worldwide paying tribute to the Princess of the Galaxy.

San Diego’s own star Chad Michaels is deeply saddened by the loss of his childhood icon and recalls a few special times with her.

Real-life 'average looking' gay couple to appear in NYC subway mosaic

 Real-life gay couple Thor Stockman and Patrick Kellogg in new subway station mural.

New York subways famous mosaic artworks will be getting a new non-traditional addition at its 72nd street platform scheduled to open on January 1.

Brazilian artist Vik Muniz is creating a project called “Perfect Strangers” and chose couple Thor Stockman and Patrick Kellogg to represent the LGBT community.

Gay country music artist Kevin Thornton shatters the industry mold

Kevin Thornton's "Indiana Queen" breaks traditional country music tropes.

The music industry is very selective of its artists, and one genre in particular rarely sees LGBT singers make it big with hits, either because the artist is too afraid to come out or the industry itself is not ready for their hetero-demographic to listen to lyrics such as, “The local paper asked if I liked men, said I used to love Jesus, but I gave in to sin.”

Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60

Actress Carrie Fisher dies at the age of 60.

 Legendary actress Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60.

Late last week, the actress was rushed to the hospital after she suffered a massive heart attack aboard a commercial flight from London.

Reports throughout the weekend stated that she had stabilized and was resting comfortably.