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Articles from Vol. 20, No. 2, September

A Catskills Homo-Coming
A CITY EXILE, RADIO HOST, AND SELF-PROCLAIMED "TRASH QUEEN" GAYS UP A RIVER TOWN. BY AARON HICKLINOn a warm summer afternoon, Kathy Rieser, host of WJFF/RadioCatskill's Out Loud & Queer, could be found reflecting on the changing demographics of Sullivan...
A Swan Reborn
Matthew Bourne's all-male Swan Lake gets a welcome revival.Matthew Bourne, an acolyte of musical theater, was 19 when he saw his first ballet - a Scottish production of Swan Lake at London's Sadler's Wells Theater. He remembers thinking how cool it was...
Back to Black
A BACKYARD FRUIT GIVES COCKTAILS AN AUTUMNAL HUE.Despite the best efforts of the resourceful Eric Seed, whose liquor importing company, Haus Alpenz, has unearthed many hitherto elusive spirits from around the globe, it is still nearly impossible to get...
Gypsy Woman
PERFORMANCE STUDIESJoanna Lumley makes her Broadway debut. How absolutely fabulous.Joanna Lumley once found herself on a desert island somewhere between Madagascar and Africa. She had no soap or toothbrush, no bed. She had to build her own shelter. "It...
Invisible Man
Designer Tomas Maier does not do razzmatazz. The tagline for Bottega Veneta-the fashion line he oversees-could be a statement on his own cool, quiet, unshowy confidence: When your own initials are enough.tomas Maier is a Gleek. The cool, laconic driving...
Kirk Hearts Spock the Rise of Slash Fiction
Long ago, in the trackless void of pre-lnternet 1974, a lone female Star Trek fan, in search of a new pornography, boldly went where no fan had gone before and penned a short story inspired by fantasies of a homosexual relationship between Captain Kirk...
Lady's Night
FOUR RED WINE SPRITZERS IN AND PATTI LUPONE SPILLS. BY MICKEY RAPKINIt is 8 P.M. on a Monday night in June, and I am driving a rental car behind Patti LuPone. We are on our way to a karaoke bar in South Carolina - an idea fueled, no doubt, by the endless...
Lincoln Center
A DAY IN FASHION WEEK'S NEW NABEWho wants to wear the same old tents for iyyears, after all? With the $1.2 billion Diller Scofidio + Renfro renovations to the campus nearly complete - striking glass awnings, a spectacular vivisection of Alice Tully Hall,...
Love among the Ruins
COULD MEXICO'S REVAMPED MAYAN RIVIERA BECOME THE GAY ROMANCE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD?Until recently, the money shot for every resort ad- that image of the entwined couple strolling the beach toward a pulsating sunset - inevitably featured a man and a woman....
Mark Ronson
POP'S COOLEST PRODUCER IS NOT SMUG-IT'S JUST THE WAY HE SMILES.You gotta hand it to Mark Ronson: He's that rare music industry "It" kid who's in touch with how annoying he's become. "It had sort of become a punch line," says the DJ-producer of his last...
Q+a Nicole Opper
The director-producer discusses her documentary, the festival favorite Off and Running, which chronicles three years in the life of Avery Klein-Cloud, a teenage African-American adoptee growing up with Jewish lesbian parents in Brooklyn (premiering September...
Ride the White Horse
Brooklyn threesome Jessica 6 unleash this fall's disco anthem.Later this fall, Nomi Ruiz and her band Jessica 6 will release "White Horse," unadulterated disco track sure to become one of 2010's floor-fillers. "It's all about how people use the nightlife...
Secret Hero
With a role as beat figure Neal Cassady in the Alien Ginsberg biopic Howl and an upcoming gay indie film, Jon Prescott is this season's man to watch.The blow job scene is what people want to know about," says Jon Prescott, referring to his onscreen tryst...
St. Vincent's Remembered
BURIED UNDER a billion-dollar debt, St. Vincent's Hospital stands empty now, its last patient discharged April 30 as local residents rallied outside to protest the loss of a medical center that had served the West Village and Chelsea for 100 years. The...
Surveillance
SEPTEMBERA TIMELESS TIMEPIECE AND A DRINKER'S DOG BED, PLUS PILLOWS, BAGS, BANNERS, AND BUDSExtra BaggageAwell-placed scar gives the right man a rugged allure. On fine leather goods, those imperfect vestiges of a steer's former life read as just plain...
Thank You for Smoking
THE CHEF BEHIND THE BEST RESTAURANT IN THE WORLD SERVES UP A BOOK OF STRANGELY COMPELLING NORDIC CUISINE.Most Americans' experience with Nordic cuisine is limited to $1.99 IKEA meatballs. So it may come as a shock that the best restaurant in the world-...
The Odd Couple
THE STAR OF THIS SEASON'S MOST ANTICIPATED MOVIE MADE TABLOID HEADLINES LAST YEAR FOR HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH TRANS MUSICIAN OUR LADY J. NOW, THE PAIR GOES PUBLIC TO CHAT ABOUT MAGIC, MUSIC, AND HOW TO FIND A DATE IN NEW YORK CITY.WHEN THE HARRY POTTER FRANCHISE...
The Rules of Attraction
DALE PECK RECANTS HIS YOUTHFUL DISMISSAL OF BRET EASTON ELLIS-THE AUTHOR OF AMERICAN PSYCHO AND THE JUST-PUBLISHED IMPERIAL BEDEOOMS REALLY CAN WRITE. BY DALE PECKI have to admit that when OMf asked me to review Bret Easton Ellis's Imperial Bedrooms,...
Twin Peaks
Zachary Booth and Preston Sadleir take sibling rivalry to new existential heights in Edward Albee's Me, Myself & I.In playwright Edward Albee's new absurdist comedy, Me, Myself & I, Zachary Booth and Preston Sadleir play 28-year-old identical...
Viktor & Rolf
HOMO PLUSTHE DUTCH DESIGNERS UNVEIL THEIR PARIS."For us, fashion is an antidote to reality," Viktor Horstin and Rolf Snoeren once said. The couturiers founded their Amsterdambased fashion house in 1993, and since 2003 they've injected plenty of whimsy...
W4m4?
Meet Alex and Erastes, two straight women who write erotic man-on-man fiction for other women. Confused yet?Cintra Wilson explores Publishings hottest new trend."ALFIE RAKED FINGERNAILS GENTLY ACROSS ONE OF HIS NIPPLES, his other hand pushing aside John's...
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