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Articles from Vol. 17, No. 4, November

Cultural Czarina
"It" girl Zelda Kaplan's hits and misses of the monthThe Big Apple's most beloved party-hopper, nonagenarian Zelda Kaplan (above, in shades), is a complicated lady. She is enchanted by Fashion Week's designer couture but has her own one-of-akind garments...
Editor's Letter
Spoiler alert: James Franco is not gay. It's just the way he walks. Whoops, there we go again with our casual homophobia. But wait, it's true: James Franco did learn to walk funny. For that matter, so did Sean Penn, who plays Harvey Milk in Gus Van Sant's...
Eye on the Sparro
Warning: There is a new militant gay on the international pop scene. Lock up your sons!"I picked up a Swiss newspaper the other dav and the headline was 'Militant Gar Sam Sparro Comes to Town' or some shit." the singer savs, laughing at the ridiculousness...
Guiseppe and the Giant Peach
Happy birthday, Bellini! Turning 60 never tasted so good.The creation story of the Bellini is well known: At Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy, in the late 1940s, head barman Giuseppe Cipriani was looking for a way to use his beloved Italian white peaches...
Handsome Devil
Rascally Brit Tom Hardy charms as a gay hooligan in Guy Ritchie's new gangster flick.The day he watched Madonna jab a needle into Gerard Butler's bare ass, Tom Hardy realized the pop legend meant business. The 31-year-old British actor had been sitting...
Hello Again, 1983
On a recent Friday night a friend of mine called me from the corner and said, "Can I come by? I've just tested positive for HIV." "Sure," I said. "Come over."This particular bomb had been dropping for 25 years, during which time my friends and I panicked...
Out's Guide to the Finer Things in Life
SNAPSHOTIn February, Polaroid made a shocking announcement: It was getting out of die Polaroid business, or at least ceasing production of die instant-developing film. In die age of digital photography and camera phones, Polaroids have become nearly...
Street Guide
THE DRINKCamp Bar490 N. Robert St: (651) 292-1844: Camp-Bar.comA mix of high camp (drag queens, diva anthems), low camp (sing-along cabarets), and summer camp (especially on Saturday nights, when the boys of Boylesque perform and the bar serves $5 Stoli...
The Constant Gardener
For his latest collection, creative director Christopher Bailey of the classic English fashion house Burberry draws inspiration from gay auteur Derek Jarman, by TIM BLANKSThe menswear shown by Burberry during the spring 2009 shows in Milan was a wonder,...
The New Pornographer
Nearly 20 years after his feature film debut, maverick auteur Bruce LaBruce continues to push buttons. His latest-Otto; or, Up With Dead People-is no exception. by Michael MartinToronto in springtime is a postcollegiate paradise. Pretty kids hang out...
The Queer New Deal
I've always been woefully off the mark with style predictions. Spend one minute in my closet and you'll know why I came out of it as quickly as I could. But if there's one thing I'm confident about, it's that wallets will be slimmer this season.Depending...
Topman Goes Yankee
Once a bargain brand, this newly cool shop has its Manhattan debut.Once the low end of men's high street style in the United Kingdom, Topman has recently benefited from a major makeover. In the fashion biz for decidedly longer, sister company Topshop...
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