Colin Shanley

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    The New Miss Fire Island Has Been Crowned!

    The stunning Yuhua Hamasaki (above) won the coveted Miss Fire Island prize at the Ice Palace the other day, even though her first name sounds like an accusation. Sultry Monica Storm copped Ms. Fire Island (for older, larger gals), Dallas DuBois was named Miss Cherry Grove, and Holly Dae won Enterta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Underwear Photos From Fire Island!

    Fire Island is a land of high culture where all the cognoscenti indulge in tony pursuits like underwear parties and cabaret concerts--thank God! And here's proof--some feisty images from Daniel Nardicio's underwear bash at the Ice Palace (which I hosted), plus a fully clothed shot from Nardicio's p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Yesterday's Fire Island Invasion Brought All New Drag Names

    Every year, a boat full of gussied-up drag queens cruises from Fire Island's Cherry Grove into the harbor of the Pines as an annual protest of the time Grove drag queens were denied drinks at the Pines' Blue Whale because they weren't "real women." This is sort of like Stonewall in reverse--we're c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2011

    The Indian Spice Girls Rocked Fire Island

    Colin Shanley​The big scene at the Pines earlier today was a Bollywood-themed bash that drew hundreds of tucked and plucked "gals" in saris (though love means never having to say you're wearing a sari.) Above are a gang calling themselves the Indian Spice Girls and consisting of Curry, Marsal ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 29, 2008

    A Gay Senate Candidate Revealed!

    Double-wide-eyed by an opera trailer at Carnegie Hall and by a Senate race out North Carolina way