Swiss miss Susanne Bartsch. Still? Yes, after all these years, Ms. Bartsch still draws the fabbies and whooshes them into a creatively rich experience that propels them into the after-hours like space rockets with accessories. And with her own sylphlike body and ethereal outfits, she totally looks ... More >>
Susanne Bartsch is the empress of the ferociously fashionable, gamely glittery club crowd, so when she starts a new event, people start getting dressed. Right now, she and Kenny Kenny do the long-running, twinkly Van Dam--Sunday nights at Greenhouse--where your eyes are blinded by the beauty, even ... More >>
At the weekly circus known as Vandam last night at Greenhouse, Amanda Lepore looked and smelled as fresh as a daisy. "I stayed at Cazwell's house," she explained, blithely. Co-host Susanne Bartsch had no such luck. "I have no heat and no fucking water!" she said, dressed like Merlin. "It's roman ... More >>
You know, the Sunday night bash hosted by Kenny Kenny and Susanne Bartsch at Greenhouse. Judging from last night there, it's hotter, zippier, and loonier than ever. Bartsch was in Japan, but Kenny presided over the crowd in a sylph-like outfit, with light silver chains hanging from his face a la M ... More >>
You're going to have to learn all over again and join me at xl
XL is the new gay dance club previewing tomorrow, then having a "grand opening" Friday, then having "the grand opening Saturday," if you catch the subtle difference. And since dance clubs are as hard to come by as deli coffee these days, you might as well start scheduling every single night there. ... More >>
I was one of the first people to write about the Out NYC, the 127-room gay resort hotel that's been planned for West 42nd Street for several gay years now. I have no idea when that thing is going to finally open, but who cares? I hear the dance club that's part of the complex is opening on ... More >>
Lisa Lampanelli, me, Countess LuAnnMatthew Rettenmund did a kaleidoscopic Boyculture blog about my book party at Copacabana Monday night. He dove into the event so thoroughly, in fact, he chatted up people I didn't even know were there. Enjoy the linked spread he did, which includes these a ... More >>
Photo: Papermag.comLast night at the Gansevoort Park Avenue, Amanda's Penthouse debuted as a weekly bash, hosted by Joey Israel and Kenny Kenny and featuring world famous transsexual entertainer Amanda Lepore. The party attracted a colorful mix of New York's zaniest. But there's one less pr ... More >>
style.comL.A.M.B.If there were a venn diagram of the final three shows we saw for Fashion Week, the central overlap would simply read "these are clothes" - because beyond the very basic scale of function, these designers had absolutely nothing in common in terms of aesthetic, quality, or succ ... More >>
Out of Nashville, out in New York
Revived: Marilyn Maye and Sally Kellerman. Clubs aren't dead yet, either.
It's a long weekend! (Really long, hopefully.) To celebrate, we decided to give you a full week's worth of nightlife options, dance-music-oriented and otherwise: Our recommended picks for each day of the week feature some established parties, some underrated gems, and a few one-off shows, all ... More >>
How hot is this pint-size Marilyn Manson impersonator extraordinaire, who sneered at my crotch-level carnival prize at the Amanda's Big Top party recently? In the Golden Age of Grotesque, this little Antichrist Superstar makes me want to say, "Eat Me, Drink Me."
That may very well be that guy's own action figure. Pic by Puja, more below.Figuring out what to wear to an event called "Amanda Lepore's Big Top" was half the fun of going to the newly christened party at Carnival. The queen of the city's gay nightlife scene has always been the bearer of cur ... More >>
Kenny KennyThe owner of one of the best visual senses in New York, promoter/creator Kenny Kenny whips up tantalizing looks every night that are very Dietrich via space alien, but always different and surprising. So it makes perfect sense that he's a photographer too.
That's what I heard last night, honey. Supposedly, Candis Cayne, TV's most famous TS, has broken up with her man, the hunky Marco, and is heading back to our grateful shores sometime soon.
On Sunday nights down at the club Greenhouse, freakies mix with hot twinks in the glittery fishbowl known as Vandam, hosted by the immortal Susanne Bartsch and Kenny Kenny, who serve glamour like no other team since Barnum & Bailey. Alex Geana recently donned his party armor and went into t ... More >>
Those surreal space aliens Susanne Bartsch and Kenny Kenny--who already throw the zingy VanDam Sundays at Greenhouse--are teaming for one more crazy salad of weekly debauching, so our calendars will only have five free nights left to order Chinese and watch TV.
Estrogen at the New York Women in Film & Television Muse awards; nights in drag with Murray Hill
Plus, singer-dancer Chita Rivera, drag queen Linda Simpson, and "Boys Gone Wild" at Mr. Black
Soho gets a "green" nightclub, plus a swank winery that sticks mostly to red and white
At Sunday night's gay bash the Cuckoo Club, which has now taken residence at the Park, I got lots of attention, all of it positive except for one especially irritating douche nozzle. The guy made a big point of trying to amuse his friends by pointing at me and screaming "Look! It's a B-list celebrit ... More >>
Fashion Week proves wearing, even to us model citizens
Sebastian photo by Elena Dahl For several months, Sebastian has been the go-to place for cute gays and a smattering of club freaks, every Thursday at the Madison. But the last few weeks, the energy has been erratic, the crowds haven't been big enough, and the up-down momentum has been more down tha ... More >>
And other whore stories in post-crackdown clubs. Then, suddenly, a Pygmalion-like transformation.
At Lincoln Center, the ambiance of felching. Elsewhere, smoking gossip.
Bitchy doormen, '70s porn, and the paragraph that turned Fly Life gay
Life's a Party for New York Nightlife's Sober Hipsters
Full disclosure: Happy Valley pays me off with vodka, and all you get is this lousy column
Meow!Paper magazine's Nightlife Awards gets catty between Richie Rich, the MisShapes, and The Trinity
Records, blowjobs, and blackouts: The filthy bash turns five
Hedwig's big day; the Cock and the Hole and other tales
Ultragrrrl hosts her prom dates, The Killers; Voice alumni celebrate