In the video for Jonny McGovern's song "Sexy Nerd," guys strip down from cardigan sweaters, bow ties and pocket protectors to tighty-whities and black-rimmed glasses as McGovern sings, "Take your clothes off, but leave your glasses on . . . I need a man to sit on my laptop and open my download." T ... More >>
The disaster allows a phone company to provide inferior service at a higher cost
"I think this is the only time a show from Cherry Grove, Fire Island has transferred to Broadway!" cracked Alan Cumming at Town Hall last night. Last summer, he and Liza Minnelli did a joint show on the Island, and it was the buzzy event of the season, effectively turning two Fosse-handed Cabaret s ... More >>
Yes, I've been in three porn films. Fully clothed. It was a prelude to a kiss, so to speak. Dramatic set up for the hardcore delights. And I reveal it in Kevin Novinki's penetrating, as it were, interview with me for 2bexposed.com, which exposes a lot of other things too.
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I just went to Provincetown, the gay jewel of Massachusetts--even more so than the recent Boston production of Billy Elliot--and found that it's racy, carnivalesque, and totally hopping with boys, drag stars, taffy, lobster rolls, and celebrity sightings. And I wrote this crazy column about it, whi ... More >>
And it's big, brother! This is a promo Will Wikle shot to promote a Daniel Nardicio undies party coming up in Fire Island.
Sarabelle Palsy read my blog about the fab drag characters like herself who paraded off the boat at the Fire Island invasion on Wednesday. And Sarabelle told me she's come up with several thousand more such names! Brace yourself for an exhaustively researched and punny bunch of wordplay fit for a ... More >>
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 >>
And I'm proud of myself! This was on Fire Island, where I was hanging with a friend and became joined by two shrieking fans, who were campy and hilarious. Just then, a handsome, mixed-race, sort of 30-year-old version of the Rock sauntered out--looking hot--and said he wanted to join us because we ... More >>
A tour of Fire Island, the Hamptons, the anti-Hamptons. All nice. Now it's back to Murray Hill.
This week in the Voice, Graham Rayman brings light to another case involving Kenneth Moreno, Franklin Mata, and a young, intoxicated woman. Just a few months before the alleged rape for which they were acquitted, the two were accused of being verbally abusive to a woman, refusing to take her ... More >>
That season is approaching, where the gays and gay-friendly swarm to Fire Island to be away from it all. But when they get there, they find every single person from New York, so they haven't gotten away from anything! I happen to love the place anyway, with some noted exceptions. They are: ... More >>
Here they are, according to Keo Nozari, the popular DJ who spent 2010 spinning at Rockit, Club 57, the Fire Island Pines, G Lounge and more, and who releases his new album, "Love Boutique," in early 2011. 1. "DANCING ON MY OWN" by Robyn. Says Nozari, "The underappreciated European sensatio ... More >>
Hurricane "Snooks."Labor Day weekend isn't looking to be the last-hurray-of-summer-sunshine affair its supposed to be, with Hurricane Earl ready to very literally rain on the plans of anyone about to have one last blowout before calling the summer off. And it looks like the Jersey Shore -- wh ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 7, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 43 Swarming Into The WASP Nest by Jonathan Black Point O' Woods is one of Fire Island's quainter attractions, an anachronistic fenced-in retreat for vacationing WASPs with nary a Jew or a black to disturb ... More >>
And wash it all down with free beer!
When I paid an on-set visit to the upcoming indie film Violet Tendencies last year, I assumed Mindy Cohn was speaking on the record when she said she got drinks for "Calvin Klein's butt boy" in Fire Island back in the '80s. To my happy ears, it seemed to be part of our interview. But she sa ... More >>
The gay ghetto known as Fire Island is starting to recover from a bad 2009, which is good news for the gays who work out all day so they can do drugs all night.
That's the message of this week's column, in which Jeff Daniels--currently in the rom-com The Answer Man--tells me that when he worked with Jack ages ago in Terms of Endearment, he was amazed to learn that the superstar isn't always the answer man himself. Daniels also tells me about whether he's g ... More >>
I knew this would happen: A boot camp just for gays, starting next Monday morning. And it's even called, unabashedly enough, "Gay Men's Boot Camp." But this isn't some kind of POW detainee prison with barb wire and only solid colors. It's a place for self-inflicted punishment, designed to make your ... More >>
Before you know it, it'll be Fire Island time again and all the queers and their supporters will hop the overpriced train to the overpriced van to the overpriced ferry, so they can walk back and forth on wooden planks looking for something to do.
Miguel Angel Azua Garcia Come on, put on your lavender thinking caps and tell me which celeb you always thought was a sister, but it turns out he or she isn't. And conversely, let's hear which celeb did you NOT think was gay in a million queer years, but he/she turned out to be gayer than Richard S ... More >>
The pugilists (clockwise beginning at the lower left): Beaver Tail, Fire Island, Meximoto, Phantom Creek "In this corner, defending the honor of East Coast oysters," the ringmaster intoned, "are Beaver Tails from Rhode Island, and Fire Islands from Long Island." "And in that corner," he conti ... More >>
I was the first one to write that comic Wanda Sykes had shown up with her girlfriend in Fire Island and at a gay bar in New York a couple of years ago. I even wrote her up in my "Glass Closet" cover story of Out magazine last year, urging stars like her to come out more publicly--i.e., on the record ... More >>
Could Sludgie the Whale, who briefly graced the Gowanus last year, have been an urban pioneer? Bioacoustical researchers from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation say that, for the first time ever, their recording devices in New York Harbor a ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 6, 1958, Vol. III, No. 41 Still Hope Dear Sirs: I drift away from the Voice because at times you are so damned phony I can't stomach it. And then one day I'll pick it up and read something like "Waiting for God" [by Bernard E. Scott ... More >>
Fighting to hold on to a homeand to history
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Smelling Like a Tsar
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Pumping it up in the Pines