Manhattan by Sail returned for the season a couple of weeks back, bringing a line-up of food- and drink-related events to the water. Owner Tom Berton bought the Shearwater 14 years ago -- and picked up the larger Clipper City along the way -- and he and his partners have been working to get locals a ... More >>
As NYFW hedged off its last full day, only the discreetly buffed security and a few visibly twitchy out-of-towners suggested that it was the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Yes, as if to issue forth a collective "suck it, terrorists," the tents were more energetic than we've seen them all week, wit ... More >>
Yesterday, 10 of New York City's chefs weighed in on the gastronomic celebrations they have planned for the 4th of July. Today, we hear from more; one divulges how to grill s'mores in Queens, another talks about fresh produce and rose on a boat, and still another goes for shrimp quesadillas. Happy ... More >>
High-cost, low-interest loans from NYU are the hottest commodities on the market these days. On a city level, they've been used (and eventually forgiven by the school) across Manhattan to pay for profiled professors' lofts or condos. On a national level, they've made their way into the Senate, with ... More >>
A three-day-old harbor seal pup was found on the beach at Sands, a Long Island beach club, this past weekend, reports the Associated Press. But it wasn't clear whether humans separated the pup from mama seal, or whether she wandered astray, according to the Riverhead Foundation for Research and Pres ... More >>
The Fire Island Pines' famed Pavilion club burned down in 2011, but after the input of a lot of effort and cash, it's up and dancing again. Tony Fornabaio--the hot NYC gay party promoter who's managing the place--just told me how the Pavilion shall rise like a gay phoenix. Hi, Tony. So the club i ... More >>
Last year in Cherry Grove, Daniel Nardicio presented Alan Cumming and special guest Liza Minnelli in concert, and it became the buzzy event of the whole gay summer. Those two were pretty delectable together. (And there was that Cabaret connection, so seeing them do a cabaret act made "duh" kind of ... More >>
New York's star moment
It happened at the Odyssey magazine Nightlife Awards at xl on Saturday, with hosts Frankie C and Bianca Del Rio. Of course some other people won things too, and each time, Bianca was quick with the banter. When the Fire Island spot Sip n' Twirl won something, Bianca cracked, "because the other pl ... More >>
My new column is a bracing look at what a vote for Mitt Romney will amount to: A solid endorsement of intolerance, lies, and most of all changing his mind!!!
No, he's not dressed for the Spartacus party in Fire Island. He's dolled up for his part as Mandrew, a hot new porn star, in Broadway's upcoming play The Performers. In the play, tabloid journalist Lee (Daniel Breaker) has come to Las Vegas--home of the Adult Film Awards--to interview his high sch ... More >>
After announcing 40 brewers a couple weeks ago, Brooklyn Pour has added its second round of brewers, bringing the total so far to 60, already breaking last year's total. The event takes place on Saturday, October 6th, and you can find tickets at the Brooklyn Pour website.
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 >>
She was there! Onstage! At the Ice Palace in Cherry Grove, Fire Island, as presented by Daniel Nardicio (above photo, yellow shirt)! Doing two shows! And I hear she got a nice week in Fire Island with her friends, so it was a lovely experience all around. But let's start at the top. On Fri ... More >>
The 1963 melodrama I Could Go On Singing was given a showing at the IFC Center last week as part of Ira Sachs and Adam Baran's series of monthly events, Queer/Art/Film. And I was stunned to see the film's parallels to Judy's own life. Judy plays a wildly successful singer who goes to London to per ... More >>
This is absolutely horrible! How are people going to get a long weekend out of July 4 if the actual holiday is in the middle of the week? I suspect a lot of people will just take it as a vacation week and go away, but it's silly to use a vacation week when you already have a day off in the middle ... More >>
This past weekend, it seemed like every single person on the island approached me with their own version of what--or who--they think caused last year's fire at the Pines. Whatever theory you plug into--and whether or not you're convinced that the insurance money in escrow will cover the massive rec ... More >>
This is from Joan's hilarious new book, I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me: "First of all, he's always got this shit-eating grin on his face, like he just got a note from his managers telling him that Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman are extending their confidentiality agreements. "Second, in TV int ... More >>
Lee Ranaldo Glasslands Gallery Saturday, December 17 Better than: Another '90s band playing a '90s album start to finish. There wasn't a whole lot of noise from Lee Ranaldo's new quartet under the cloth clouds at Glasslands on Saturday, but there was plenty of crunch. Removing the art ab ... More >>
Battle of New Orleans In honor of my trip to New Orleans to promote my book amidst the "Southern Decadence" weekend, Gambit weekly assigned Lauren LaBorde to interview me about my woozy yet stimulating experiences on Bourbon Street as well as on various red carpets around the globe. The resu ... More >>
Village Voice art critics pick their favorite shows of the year
Oak Beach: This is going to suck for property values.Cops continue to investigate the discovery of three bodies and a "set of skeletal remains" found on a stretch of road along Oak Beach in Long Island, dumped out of a car by someone authorities suspect may be a serial killer. As we mentioned ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 3, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 38 Gay Power Comes To Sheridan Square by Lucian Truscott IV Sheridan Square this weekend looked like something from a William Burroughs novel as the sudden specter of "gay power" erected its brazen head and ... More >>
A bicentennial tribute to a great American
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 7, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 25 Pop Goes Homosexual By Vivian Gornick Last August there appeared on the cover of the magazine One a photograph of a young man dressed as an ancient Roman warrior in a toga and thonged sandal-shoes; on t ... More >>
"I am Chastity Bono," said funnyman Bruce Vilanch on entering the stage at the Fire Island Dance Festival, which he MC'd. "I'm in transition." The event raised money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, presenting various dance troupes doing short pieces, interpersed with Vilanch emitting ha-has ... More >>
Meeting Mindy Cohn in Fort Greene. Side trip to Nashville.
Rob Roth Here's a candid shot of me reading Mary Jo Buttafuoco's new book, Getting It Through My Thick Skull, which I devoured like sour candy! I even adored the subtitle, "Why I Stayed, What I Learned, and What Millions of People Involved with Sociopaths Need To Know."
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesOctober 11, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 51The Homosexual's LabyrinthBy Stephanie GervisJust how gay is it to be gay?How gay is it to be a sexual oddity, a social pariah, a moral "deviate," a menace to American youth, a lawbreaker, an unemployable, a thre ... More >>
If they come you will build it
More het guys are discovering the pleasure of bending over
Charles L. Mee creates romance for all stages
Bob Kohler doing outreach for homeless people with HIV in 2000. photo: Cary Conover Bob Kohler, gay activist, former owner of The Loft on Christopher Street, Stonewall veteran, co-founder of the Gay Liberation Front, ACT UP member, and longtime fixture of Charles Street, died on Wednesday at the ag ... More >>
Idol's Carrie channels Christ in Atlantic City. In do-me heels. Get real (like David Hyde Pierce).
How the boldfaced and the beautiful spent their summer vacations
Hetero men grapple with being taken for fags
Recreating a vacation, while never leaving the city
A Chowder taste-test reveals it's not all in the cup
Cases soar in the city
How Gay Men Are Remodeling Regular Guys
The Kennedy Dialogues
Mr. Mayor, you are so cute, the way you continually fuck with my schedule!
Manhattan's Last Great Emporium Addresses the Balance of Trade
The current disco revival conceals its homo soul