Michael Musto

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  • 3 months ago | Film and TV

    Way before RuPaul's Drag Race, the 1968 documentary The Queen chronicled the Miss All-America Camp Beauty Pageant at Town Hall, where tensions flared as high as the hair and the contestants swapped makeup tips and life stories en route to the crow...

  • 5 months ago | Film and TV

    I'm an old white guy who prognosticates about the Oscars, which turns out to be morbidly perfect. And I can tell you for a fact that Best Picture will be The Big Short...I mean Spotlight...I mean Pixels. Ah, fuck. Who cares? The perverse excitemen...

  • 3 years ago

    "I'm fameish," slapstick chanteuse Lady Rizo deadpanned to me, understandably sounding a tiny bit bitter. Funny, Rizo doesn't look fameish. She looks like a major talent who can wow an audience with her "caburlesque" antics and who would have been...

  • 3 years ago | Nightlife

    I'm no Woodward or Bernstein, but I was at the forefront of getting out the buzz on the famed club kid slaying when word started percolating in 1996. I had chronicled Michael Alig's rise and fall from day one. I was the first one to write about hi...

  • 3 years ago | Nightlife

    XL--the gay dance club that's attached to the Out NYC hotel--has gone through some changes this year, including the letting go of co-owners John Blair and Beto Sutter, who resurfaced with a hit party at Stage 48 on Saturdays, thereby giving them h...

  • 3 years ago | Celebs

    And that's good because she gets to play them a lot. She's brill as the rotten cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on Glee. And in Broadway's Annie revival, she's just stepped into the part of the sour orphanage lady Miss Hannigan, the one whose driv...

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