Linda Simpson

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    Ten Things to Do for $10 or Less This Weekend, Oct. 3-5, 2014

    On October's youngest weekend, watch a live taxidermy demo, help re-write the movie Psycho, or watch professional ballerinas dance in a church -- all for less than the price of a ticket to see Gone Girl.

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    10 Things to Do for Less Than $10 in NYC This Weekend

    We're giving you a lot of weird stuff to do this weekend. Don't even attempt to question it. Tonight sing-along to your favorite '90s tunes (Color Me Badd, Dr. Dre, etc.) at Union Hall, or dance to a mash-up of Daft Punk and Michael Jackson at the Bell House. Also, there's a Taylor Swift group art s ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 24, 2013


    A new mixer for the downtown set

  • Music

    March 6, 2013
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    January 24, 2013

    Mixed Restaurant At Gay Hotel

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    New Shuffleboard Club Opening In Brooklyn!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    I'm Calling Bingo Numbers Tonight!

    And I'm not even in a rest home yet!

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    At Xl, It's Not Your Grandmother's Bingo

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Photos From The Lady Bunny's Riotous Roast At XL

    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).

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Lady Bunny Got Roasted Last Night! Here's What Went Down

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    The Best Celebrity Tweets About Obama's Pro-Gay-Marriage Stance

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 2, 2012


    Not your grandma's bingo

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    March 21, 2012


    Break out the leisure suits and lamé

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Flawless Sabrina Gets a Tribute

    My Comrade​Venerable 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Richard Chamberlain Meets The Dell Dude

    ​ 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).

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Murray Hill and Linda Simpson In New Shows!

    Photo: David Shankbone​Downtown 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    'Night of 1000 Gowns' Was Blindingly Bodacious

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    Richard Chamberlain To Star With Murray Hill and Linda Simpson

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 2, 2010


    Will Betty White show up tonight?

  • Voice Choices

    November 17, 2009


    Linda Simpson can't get enough of Bingo

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    I Was a Dick in a Box For Halloween

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Halloween is a Horror!

    Linda Simpson​Or so I opine in this blog on Sundance Channel's 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Glee Star at Gay Bar?

    ​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.

  • Voice Choices

    October 6, 2009


    Murray Hill expounds upon the 'lez' label

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    Sonia Sotomayor Read Gay Porn!

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 20, 2009


    Linda Simpson's Slavic game night

  • Voice Choices

    February 25, 2009


    A flamboyant icon's 100th birthday

  • Voice Choices

    February 18, 2009


    Night of a thousand grannies

  • Columns

    December 10, 2008

    Why Milk Stars a Hetero!

    Plus, singer-dancer Chita Rivera, drag queen Linda Simpson, and "Boys Gone Wild" at Mr. Black

  • Voice Choices

    December 3, 2008


    A good hostess gone bad

  • Voice Choices

    May 6, 2008


    Hill and Simpson have your number

  • Voice Choices

    May 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 11, 2008

    Club Quickies...

    The beloved Maverick will no longer work the door at Hiro ballroom on Sunday. He should be an actor anyway...Drag hostess Linda Simpson is semi amicably leaving Slurp Wednesdays at the Cock after this week's event due to "budget differences" with the owner. I guess Linda thought there should BE a bu ... More >>

  • Music

    December 26, 2006

    Perfect From Now On

    New Year's resolutions, many of which are likely to be broken by the time you read this

  • Music

    December 19, 2006

    What a Year That Was

    NYC nightlife luminaries fondly recall what they can still remember from 2006

  • NYC Life

    August 1, 2006
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    July 18, 2006
  • Columns

    April 18, 2006
  • NYC Life

    June 21, 2005

    Dance Fever

    Getting down for Gay Pride; a challenge to the cabaret law

  • NYC Life

    February 22, 2005
  • Columns

    February 15, 2005
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    October 19, 2004
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    June 29, 2004
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    June 15, 2004
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    September 9, 2003
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    April 29, 2003
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    April 15, 2003
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    July 23, 2002
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    April 13, 1999
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    May 19, 1998
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