I'm no Woodward or Bernstein, but I was at the forefront of getting out the buzz on the famed club kid slaying when word started percolating in 1996. I had chronicled Michael Alig's rise and fall from day one. I was the first one to write about him and was involved in many of his events, celebratin ... More >>
I'm the documentary king, having appeared in docs about bisexuality, Paris Hilton, The Boys in the Band, Charles Bush, Jackie Curtis, the Gramercy Hotel, Jack Wrangler, the Roxy, Squeezebox, Michael Lucas, Kiki & Herb, Divine, Vito Russo, Michael Alig, Bert Stern, Quentin Crisp, Joey Arias, F ... More >>
Last night, I moderated a really fun and informative panel about the history of New York nightlife at the Museum of Arts and Design. On the panel were such formidable presences as Susanne Bartsch, Hattie Hathaway, Desi Monster, and Ladyfag, all ready to share their colorful stories of life a ... More >>
This Saturday night in Toronto, there will be a performance of Of a Monstrous Child: a gaga musical, in which two people play Lady Gaga and someone playing British club provocateur Leigh Bowery is "the electronic emcee." But that's not the shocking part.
The club kid leader/killer is telling people he'll get out this fall. He's been moved out of a maximum security place and into a less strict hangout way upstate, en route to freedom. And having been through a decade and a half of incarceration, what awaits him on release? Well, Alig says t ... More >>
I recently got booked to be on a panel discussion happening next March, a consortium which would feature all kinds of nightlife personalities from the past, present, and future. And it turned out that one of them is club-kid-leader-turned-club-kid-killer Michael Alig, who's been detained in ... More >>
The Limelight's born again, and so am I
This shot was taken when club kid leader Michael Alig was a rambunctious but creative party thrower, before he lost his shred of conscience and killed a dealer in a fight, with the help of his roommate in 1996.
Plus sizing up other leading ladies, nightlife crime, and Tony hopefuls.
God, how I miss the club kids--those late '80s/early '90s pleasure seekers who ran around night haunts dressed like plushies and working your nerves until entering a K-hole and standing still for four days. I know what happened to SOME of these kids, of course: Michael Alig is in jail, James ... More >>
In light of the slaying of Playboy model Jasmine Fiore and last week's pursuit of "person of interest" Ryan Jenkins--along with some knowledge culled from other cases in recent memory--I have some suggestions as to how NOT to carry out a murder and think you can get away with it.
Cazwell's 20-minute bashes.
Meeting Mindy Cohn in Fort Greene. Side trip to Nashville.
Read my new column here and read an exclusive interview with The Facts of Life's Mindy Cohn--yes, irrepressible, neurotic Natalie--about her new movie, in which she plays a "fruit fly" awash in a world of gogo dancers, porn stars, and Boy Butter. It's a long way from Mrs. Garrett--or is it? In the ... More >>
Michael Alig, the club kid leader who along with his pal Freeze gruesomely offed a young dealer named Angel Melendez in the mid '90s, will eventually come out of jail, which is why half of New York has double bolted its doors shut while the other half is prepping for the most debauched party of al ... More >>
Skylar Deleon, the one-time costar of the immortal Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, has been handed the death sentence because he killed a couple, supposedly to get money to finance his own sex change operation. Thanks, a lot, Skylar! You have shamefully joined the hordes of LGBT criminals who have rui ... More >>
Those darned kids—like Alig, Lindsay, Samantha—will do anything to get attention, won't they? By Michael Musto
Idol's Carrie channels Christ in Atlantic City. In do-me heels. Get real (like David Hyde Pierce).
Accosted by fat guys, disgusted by Ann Coulterall side effects of fabulousness
Nightclubs get the whip, but the cabaret law is still kicking
19962005: from Aids in Africa to 9-11, Clinton's blowjob to Cindy Sheehan
Records, blowjobs, and blackouts: The filthy bash turns five
Karaoke for a cause in Brooklyn; bitch sessions about bottle service
Fly life goes underground, meets Republicans; billionaires get busted
Ultragrrrl hosts her prom dates, The Killers; Voice alumni celebrate
Club Kid Flick Needs a Bump, and Dee Dee's Home Alone
Frank Owen's Party Line
Mr. Mayor, you are so cute, the way you continually fuck with my schedule!
The View From Gatien's Camp
On the Academy Awards, I loved the quick cut to Warren and Annette after Whoopi's crack about older men and younger women.
Springer loves playing Ed Sullivan to all those lesbian stripper nuns and their disgruntled drug dealers. 'These people don't have
Brigid Berlin read to a stellar old-guard crowd, including Monique Van Vooren, who came late, got everyone's attention, then left early.