Fire Island

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Triumph of the Sexy Nerd: Gay Millennials Reject the Chelsea Boy

    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 >>

  • News

    July 24, 2013

    After Hurricane Sandy, Verizon Takes Hostages

    The disaster allows a phone company to provide inferior service at a higher cost

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Liza And Alan Cumming At Town Hall: My Review

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    I'm Grilled About Nightlife, Journalism, And My Alleged Porn Career

    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, which exposes a lot of other things too.

  • Columns

    August 8, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    Sex, Drag Queens, And Fudge At The Other Gay Resort

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Big Brother Star Traipses Around Town In Underwear

    And it's big, brother! This is a promo Will Wikle shot to promote a Daniel Nardicio undies party coming up in Fire Island.

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    139 More Drag Names To Tickle Your Tucked Privates!

    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 >>

  • 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

    June 4, 2012

    I Met A Hot Guy And Deleted His Number

    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 >>

  • Columns

    July 6, 2011

    'Housewives' Rock The Hamptons! Underwear Boys Take Fire Island!

    A tour of Fire Island, the Hamptons, the anti-Hamptons. All nice. Now it's back to Murray Hill.

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    This Week In The Voice: Mata and Moreno's Other Incident

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    The Five Worst Things About Fire Island

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    The Five Best Songs of 2010

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Will Hurricane Earl "Smoosh" with Jersey Shore?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Paul Krassner Leads Fire Island Incursion

    ​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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 13, 2010


    And wash it all down with free beer!

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Mindy Cohn is Sort of Mad at Me

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Sunny Times For Fire Island

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Jack Nicholson Doesn't Know It All

    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 >>

  • News

    June 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    They're Putting The Gays In Camps

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Fire Island Looms

    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.

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Who Seems Gay, But Isn't?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    East Coast Oysters vs. West Coast Oysters, Bout One

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2008

    Wanda Sykes Comes Out

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008

    Hello New York! Whale Songs Heard for First Time in NY Waters

    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 >>

  • Film

    August 27, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008
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    July 21, 2008
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    May 12, 2008

    Dear Voice, 'You Are So Damned Phony'

    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 >>

  • News

    February 14, 2006

    Jerry's City of Ghosts

    Fighting to hold on to a home—and to history

  • Columns

    September 6, 2005
  • Dance

    August 2, 2005
  • Specials

    December 21, 2004
  • News

    August 10, 2004

    Alien vs. Predator

    What the McGreevey mess means for closets, corruption, and casting couches

  • Columns

    May 4, 2004
  • Music

    July 8, 2003

    Fuck 'Em on the Dancefloor

    Post-Disco Pervs Get Dicks in the Mix and Treat Cootchies Like a Maze

  • NYC Life

    June 17, 2003

    Scents and Sensibility

    Smelling Like a Tsar

  • Theater

    September 3, 2002
  • NYC Life

    May 22, 2001
  • News

    October 31, 2000

    Tales of Rick

    A Son of the Suburbs' Trail to the Senate

  • NYC Life

    March 7, 2000
  • Long Island Voice

    August 17, 1999
  • News

    August 17, 1999

    Babes In Boyland

    Pumping it up in the Pines

  • Columns

    July 21, 1998
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