A new mixer for the downtown set
KTCHN, the restaurant at the OutNYC hotel on West 42nd Street, is a sleek place that's drawing a mixed crowd--which is perfectly legal, I guess. I ate in the back room, which feels airy, mirrors adding to the spacial illusion. The help was very friendly, which made up for the less than speedy pace ... More >>
And I found out about it while playing Bingo! I joined Murray Hill and Linda Simpson in calling Bingo numbers last night at the Hotel Chantelle to help raise money for the Ali Forney Center. (Their drop-in center was devastated by the hurricane, so granny's board game came to the rescue, all hepped ... More >>
And I'm not even in a rest home yet!
No one does Bingo like Murray Hill and Linda Simpson, who punctuate the game with banter, insults, and special prizes from the 99-cent store leading up to a big cash prize that people buy lots of extra $2 boards to desperately try and win. The two lovable oddballs have been hosting Bingo Tuesdays a ... More >>
WilsonModels Photography was there to capture the magic when the weekly Hot Mess event hosted hot messes toasting a hot mess. This was the real H&M (especially when you look at my outfit).
Did you smell deep-fried rabbit last night on West 42nd Street? Well, for her alleged 50th birthday, drag legend Lady Bunny got roasted by her Hot Mess costars, along with others (like little old me) at xl, and the fur flew so hard it made Roseanne's TV roast look like the Kennedy Center Honors! H ... More >>
When history is made, celebrities take to the twitter pad and shoot out their titillating thoughts. Here are some of the best ones that notable people I follow came up with after Obama "evolved" yesterday: Pee-wee Herman: "Thank you, Mr. President, for standing up for equality. Yours Truly, Pee- ... More >>
Not your grandma's bingo
Break out the leisure suits and lamé
My ComradeVenerable drag star Flawless Sabrina will be honored at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art on the 15th, starting with a 530 PM screening of The Queen--the pioneering 1968 drag beauty pageant documentary in which Sabrina MCd the contest--and moving on to various readings and ... More >>
In a movie about the fight to save a small-town rock club! And it also features longtime nocturnal faves like Murray Hill and Linda Simpson (but no, they won't be hauling out their perennial bingo cards).
Photo: David ShankboneDowntown favorites Murray Hill and Linda Simpson have teamed for many a zany Bingo night and other madcap debaucheries. But last week, they made us buy double the tickets by veering off into separate projects that combatted New York's gentrification with aggressive gen ... More >>
As part of the coronation procession for the Imperial Court of NY's Night of 1000 Gowns--along with Christian Freedom (above), who styled me in the red and the black--I got to see all the queens up close. Anne T. Venom. Bobbie Pinzs. Wanda Lust. Vin D. Cation. Rocky Mountains. And ... More >>
Richard Chamberlain contemplates the challenge of gentrification. Yes, the star of Dr. Kildare and Shogun has joined the cast of the feature length gentrification comedy We Are The Hartmans, alongside drag king Murray Hill and drag queen Linda Simpson--not to mention Dell dude Ben Curtis--and ... More >>
Will Betty White show up tonight?
Linda Simpson can't get enough of Bingo
As I threatened--I mean promised--I went out on Halloween night dressed as a giant gift box, and if you bitches want to consider the result a dick in a box, that's absolutely fine with me.
Linda SimpsonOr so I opine in this blog on Sundance Channel's sunfiltered.com. In the piece, I trenchantly chat about the pros and cons of the big day, when people swarm from the boroughs looking like zombies--even more so than usual! Anyway, the site is identifying me as a Voice writer, so ... More >>
Glee, that other high-school show that regularly bursts into musical numbers, can regularly be seen on Logo...I mean Fox. Well, one of the stars of the show was recently spotted at a gay bar! No shit! I'm sure he was just there to research showtunes--if indeed it was even him.
Murray Hill expounds upon the 'lez' label
Let me explain. In 1996, a NAMBLA type who'd had sex with a minor was charged with violating parole because he possessed "porn" like My Comrade, Linda Simpson's downtown humor magazine, and Scum, which I swear I'm not familiar with. Well, Sotomayor was the New York circuit judge assigned to the case ... More >>
Linda Simpson's Slavic game night
A flamboyant icon's 100th birthday
Night of a thousand grannies
Plus, singer-dancer Chita Rivera, drag queen Linda Simpson, and "Boys Gone Wild" at Mr. Black
A good hostess gone bad
Hill and Simpson have your number
New Year's resolutions, many of which are likely to be broken by the time you read this
NYC nightlife luminaries fondly recall what they can still remember from 2006
Getting down for Gay Pride; a challenge to the cabaret law
On Divas Live '99, the bewigged trio of Cher, Elton John, and Tina Turner rocked on Elton's theme song, 'Proud Mary.'