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2008 Stories by Sharyn Jackson

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  • TOMORROW NEVER DIES

    published July 29, 2008

    Justin Bond is alive and well and living at Joe’s Pub. After the Kiki & Herb star celebrated the seasons in Lustre, his winter and... More >>

  • DRAGONBOAT Z

    published July 29, 2008

    The rat isn’t usually a creature that gets much admiration by New Yorkers, but it’ll finally get its due in Flushing Meadows this... More >>

  • HEY, SAILOR

    published July 16, 2008

    Often a collaborator with the larger-than-life stars of downtown theater, Kenny Mellman has played straight man—so to speak—to the likes... More >>

  • THEY’RE BAD, YOU KNOW IT

    published July 9, 2008

    If you think about how many bad musicals actually make it to Broadway, imagine what a wasteland the genre is at its sappiest and most... More >>

  • FRENCH TOAST

    published July 9, 2008

    You’re hot, you’re sweaty, and you smell like soggy frites? Well, so does everyone else. Stop complaining and bask in the heat at P.S.... More >>

  • DRESS UP FOR D-DAY

    published July 2, 2008

    Fire Island is one big gay beach party during the summer, but that wasn’t always the case. Sure, it was always gay, but there was a time when... More >>

  • Here, Kitty

    published June 24, 2008

    Ever let someone walk all over you—and like it? Tapping into our latent sadistic inclinations, Meow Meow sings to her audience sweetly while... More >>

  • FLY’S-EYE VIEW

    published June 24, 2008

    R. Buckminster Fuller, the designer and inventor, was the best thing to happen to high-school chemistry. The shape of his geodesic dome (think... More >>

  • Before Stonewall

    published June 17, 2008

    In the weeks leading up to the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, every gay bar in New York, and plenty of straight bars, welcome hordes of... More >>

  • Parties With a Girl Flavor: Dyke Nightlife

    published June 17, 2008

    'It's so white here," laments a late-twenties white girl from her corner perch atop the Middle Eastern–inspired cushions of the... More >>

  • OUT OF SERVICE

    published June 17, 2008

    “Florent’s cheeseburgers are hands-down responsible for my spare tire, and I’m thankful for... More >>

  • CHEERS FOR QUEERS

    published June 17, 2008

    The LGBT Pride Rally is the official kick-off to Pride, but if you’re gay, you were probably already celebrating in the... More >>

  • ATTACK OF THE MERFOLK!

    published June 17, 2008

    With Disney’s latest Broadway musical not quite floundering at the box office, the Great White Way features its own Mermaid... More >>

  • Hi-C

    published June 17, 2008

    An argument: Those who scoff at opera as a boring or stale genre need to see two things on completely opposite ends of the operatic spectrum: a... More >>

  • Another Gay Festival

    published June 3, 2008

    New York’s LGBT film festival, NewFest, turns 20 this year, and proves that gay film is growing up—mostly. Last night’s... More >>

  • SOUNDS ALIVE

    published June 3, 2008

    Floating Points 2008 is a month-long festival honoring the Hemisphere, a type of speaker favored by electronic musicians, as well as the... More >>

  • THREE TIMES A LADY

    published June 3, 2008

    It might not appear so to the untrained eye, but Yana Chupenko, Angela Di Carlo, and Lizzy Yoder, the stars of Lady Lady Lady: Mid-Summer... More >>

  • LIVING ON THE EDGE

    published June 3, 2008

    Though he’s torn up downtown drag stages since the ’80s, Joey Arias’s more tangible claim to fame is his recent six-year run in the... More >>

  • THE COCKETTE INVASION

    published May 27, 2008

    When the Cockettes premiered their act in New York in 1971, the San Francisco–based drag troupe’s blend of camp, glitter, and body hair... More >>

  • THE TAKEOVER

    published May 27, 2008

    This year’s lineup suggests that Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2008 won’t be the clearinghouse for hip-hop–related drama that it... More >>

  • TALL ORDER

    published May 27, 2008

    It was hard to miss Dean Johnson: The bald, six-foot-six nightlife star and rocker commanded any space with his presence, whether it was the dim... More >>

  • TALKING HEADS

    published May 20, 2008

    Our utopian dreams of the morning talk show may have been shattered by the bitter in-fighting on The View (Rosie-era), so it may come as no... More >>

  • Bicycle Film Festival

    published May 20, 2008

    City bikers don’t necessarily live in the lap of luxury, so a valet-parking system just for them... More >>

  • TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY?

    published May 20, 2008

    Lauren Ambrose, Sam Waterston, Margaret Colin, Andre Braugher, with Michael Stuhlbarg in the title role—the Public Theater has... More >>

  • This Summer's Watering Holes

    published May 13, 2008

    Mom may tell you to wait 30 minutes after eating before you can take a swim, but does that apply to those of us on a liquid diet, too? Aquatic... More >>

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