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Articles from Vol. 15, No. 8, February

A Musical Master's Secret
Did Duke Ellington take advantage of the immense talent of a collaborator and the homophobia of an era to become a legend?The fact that you've surely heard of Duke Ellington and probably aren't familiar with Billy Strayhorn says it all. The anonymity...
Anger Management
He's a queer cinema legend, and the bitchiest gossip in Hollywood, which takes some doing. Just don't call him gay.Kenneth Anger's films may have drawn the template for male eroticism, but he is careful with his words. He doesn't like the term gay."It's...
A Valentine from Mr. Waters
Thirty-five years after he made Divine munch a dog turd, John Waters perpetrates the greatest outrage of his career: a love album.What does the man who dreamed up a rape scene between Divine and a 15-foot lobster (for Multiple Maniacs) put on a mix tape...
Cruising with Koz
Saxophonist Dave Koz attracts legions of straight fans, and not one seems to care that he's gay.On the Dave Koz & Friends at Sea Jazz Cruise in November, a handsome young gay pianist, Brian Kinler, played a 90-minute solo set in one of the ship's...
Dale Peck on the Movies
DALE PECK ON THE MOVIESNotes on a Scandal is a diva-lovers delight, in which Judi Dench shows Gate Blanchett just what an actress is made of.'For audiences used to see-ing Judi Dench as Queen Elizabeth or Queen Victoria, or even the imperious, silvercoirffed"M"of...
Editor's Letter
'The English, it has to be said, do not have a lot of expertise in the arena of swimwear......and sadly, I am no exception. Although the Victorians take credit for inventing the pleasure beach, it took Americans to work out the pleasure part of the equation....
Gay De-Nile
An Egyptian film breaks records-and gets an Oscar nod.It often seems that barely a day passes without another example of Islam's hostility toward gay men. In a Middle East roiled by religious fundamentalism and renewed nationalism, the growing number...
How Can a Straight Man Write So Well about Gay Sex?
ANDRÉ ACIMAN'S NEW NOVEL SHOWS THAT SOME STRAIGHT MEN UNDERSTAND THE JOYS-AND PAINS-OF BEING GAY.Steely glares. Surreptitious dinnertime games of footsie. Long runs in the hills together. These are the ingredients of the extended mind game that is played...
Inside Man
Out actor Ben Daniels plays a politico who's good and bad and hot all over.Ben Daniels good guy/bad guy turn in the small-screen political thriller The State Within is sure to have viewers questioning Daniels's nefarious character-and talking about his...
Is That a Joystick in Your Pocket?
Queer gaming communities Look set to become the new gay sports bars.Many gay men hide a shameful secretthey play video games. Unlike other butch pastimes, gaming is a potential deal-break-er, especially on the dating scene. "If I was at a bar and I told...
Jesse Archer
The clarinet player was cruising online, from band camp. I found this endearing, so although he was just 20 (and therefore too young to waste time on) I gave him my number.He sent salacious texts-"I blow more than clarinets"-and I'd respond, "Do u also...
Josh Kilmer-Purcell
'Before I grew up into the full-fledged fag I am today, I spent years sitting alone in my basement rec room......on lovely school-day afternoons. While my older brother was out in the cul-de-sac playing some sort of ball game that involved mud, I sat...
List
inch-the shortfall between the average penis length in Mumbai and international condom sizes, according to a study by the Indian Council of Medical Research.5 QUESTIONS FOR NELLIE MCKAYIn "Cupcake," a song from her recently released album Pretty Little...
Rice to See You
Everything you know about sake is probably wrong.As more restaurants include sake on their wine lists and bars continue to offer saketinis, it is time to get our facts straight about this misunderstood (but oh, so good) beverage.Though frequently called...
Seeing the Wood for the (Birch) Trees
Mark Simpson shares smoked pigs' ears, warm beer, and a good whipping with a group of naked Russians."You like to be beat again?" asked the gruff, naked former Red Army soldier. "I do very gently this time." Sweating profusely, I turned my back to him,...
Speedophobia
Mark Simpson undresses the tortured relationship between American men and their swimsuits.If the stern, killjoy rubric of the warning sign (pictured above), erected in the 1960s by the good people of Cape May, N.J., sounds like a way to rain on a gay...
THE MUSTO INTERVIEW: Honey Graham
Known for her racy roles-from the rotlergirl in Boogie Nights to Felicity Shagwell, pal of Austin Powers-Heather Graham now comes over to our side in Gray Matters, in which she's Gray, an ad exec who unexpectedly falls for her brother's fiancée. Take...
Virgin Marys
Reverend Ted Haggard couldn't reconcile gay sex with evangelical Christianity. But a growing generation of young men can-and they plan to keep themselves pure until they meet the right partner.Before Justin Lee learned to reconcile his homosexuality...
Who Loves You, Baby?
THE TWO-TIME RUNNER-UP AND CHIEF ANTAGONIST ON FLAVOR OF LOVE IS LOOKING FOR ROMANCE, THIS TIME WITH HER OWN SPIN-OFF SHOW FEATURING A HOUSE FULL OF HOT, ELIGIBLE MEN.In season one of Flavor Flav's hit VH1 show, 25-year-old "New York" (real name: Tiffany...
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