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Articles from Vol. 20, No. 7, March

American Realness
WUTSANG GIVES NEW MEANING TO SOCIAL MEDIA.Everyone knows there's an art to hosting a party, but few realize that a party can be art. When Wu Tsang throws a bash, he acts as both host and creator. The Los Angeles-based artist's work- which often incorporates...
Drinking 101
GET OUT OF THE GAY BAR AND INTO A COCKTAIL DEN TO LEARN HOW TO REALLY HANDLE YOUR LIQUOR.To understand the genesis of the cocktail, you need to understand punch- a super-strong mixture of spirits, citrus, sugar, and spice that bears little resemblance...
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NPH + DB FOREVER"We don't want to be the poster boys for gay relationships," said Neil Patrick Harris, who graced February's cover with his partner, David Burtka, in our second annual Love Issue. Harris's wish may not come true, though, judging by the...
Iron Man
What does it take for a 22-year-old gay man to be elected mayor of a gritty Massachusetts mill town? (A well-pressed tie for a start.)Alex Morse has a slick of red hair, crisp blue eyes, and a complexion the color of vanilla Häagen-Dazs. The hair is...
Letters to My Brother
When 18-year-old Tyler Clementi jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge in September 2010, he became an overnight symbol of the fight against cyber-bullyingand homophobia. Here, his older brother reclaims his memory from the headlines and...
Lone Wolf
JOE MANGANIELLO WAS A THEATER-LOVING JOCK WHO DEFENDED THE ARTY KIDS IN SCHOOL, BUT NEVER FELT HE BELONGED TO ANY CLIQUE. THEN HE WAS CAST IN TRUE BLOOD AND FOUND HIS FEET-ALL FOUR OF THEM."IT WAS BROWN, NOW IT'S GRAY. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED....
One Wit Wonder
MARGARET EDSON'S DEBUT PLAY WON THE 1999 PULITZER PRIZE-AND SHE HASN'T WRITTEN ANOTHER SINCE.Professor Vivian Bearing is a formidable presence. She is a rigorous academic - a scholar of the intricate metaphysical works of 17thcentury poet John Donne...
Perfume Genius
SOLEMN GAY LULLABIESWith a title like Put Your Back N 2 It (Matador), you'd think the new Perfume Genius album would be all booty bass. But 28-year-old Mike Hadreas's second record comprises intimate mumble-pop as only a seen-it-all gay kid could do....
Seth Bogart
THE INDIE PUNK'S ALTER EGO, HUNX, TAKES A SOMBER TURN.Seth Bogart recently read an academic essay about his member. Perusing a website- FuckYeahSethBogart. tumblr.com - that usually posts concert photos and gig posters, he found the essay, penned by...
Standing Your Ground
In the course of putting together this issue, I got to spend time with two very different but equally inspiring young men. The first is James Clementi ("Letters to My Brother," page 65), whose younger brother, Tyler, committed suicide in September 2010,...
Syd the Kyd Could Be Hip-Hops Next Lesbian Icon
If she can just get past that pesky homophobia thing...Green laser lights shoot across the wall as ice cubes melt in the chamber of a bong sitting on the coffee table. The living room of Syd's spacious Marina del Rey apartment is crammed with a drum...
The Revolution Will Be Crowdfunded
Forget Hollywood. The future of queer filmmaking will be directed and produced by you.*M ichael Stabile is trying to make a film about a gay porn mogul. But Seed Money, his documentary-in-progress detailing the life of late Falcon Studios founder and...
Trends to Keep on Tap
THESE EXPERTS UNDERSTAND WHAT COMES AND GOES WHEN IT COMES TO COCKTAIL CONCEPTS."We are seeing a lot of customers coming to learn the basic techniques and develop their skills to enable them to make classic drinks 'properly* at home."David ClellandApotheke,...
Trullie Outrageous
A MODEL-TURNED-ROCKER OVERCOMES ADD. ON HER DEBUT ALBUM.Sitting with a cup of coffee at Norwood, an unmarked social club on West 14th Street in Manhattan, Lissy Trullie contemplates what might be her greatest artistic struggle, before settling on one...
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