MOCCA Fest turns 10
José Rivera's play stages a slaughterhouseful of ideas
Today is National Absinthe Day, another booze holiday that kicks off a month known for combining drinking with the color green.
I think that sounds nicer than "omnipresent," since it's not her fault that every movie she's ever done seems to be coming out all at once. She's Jessica Chastain, the 31-year-old beauty who's showing her range--and incredible aptitude for achievement--in the following 2011 films:
Bayard RustinAccording to this assessment on bilerico.com, it's a mixed bunch through history. Authors, artists, politicians, civil rights leaders. Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Abe Lincoln... (On the floor with that last one? Well, sorry--I guess Abe freed his boyfriend's trouser snake.) ... More >>
"Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?" --Groucho Marx You've all heard horrible stories about rambling, disconnected, unrehearsed, and even madly embarrassing toasts given at wedding banquets, sometimes ruining friendships and causing brides and gr ... More >>
In many cases, gay authors are also aesthetes, and who'd be surprised to learn that they often take an enthusiastic interest in food? (Read about this week's Big Gay Food Blog here.) Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Even by modern standards, Wilde was flamboyantly "out." He toured America in velvet ... More >>
A controversial film returns
The Bosie of Oscar Wilde fame. He probably drank a lot of tea.Way back in October of 2009, we heard that the West Village would be getting a shiny new tea parlor featuring blends from L'Âge de Thé, a fine-tea company co-owned by Kiley Holliday, the country's youngest tea master.
Roundabout's revival of The Importance of Being Earnest
Police entrapment and Harvard harassment in two FringeNYC shows
Part One of a two-part article about homosexual identity
Remembering the March, a year after the Stonewall riots
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 21, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 23 Scenes by Howard Smith LAST YEAR the name of the game was the "Be-In," this year it looks like "Yip-In." At midnight on Friday, March 22, the yippies...will have a Yip-In in Grand Central Station. At l ... More >>
via Next MagazineThe aughts saw the death of a whole slew of gay establishments where we drank, canoodled, and made all new frenemies, and fortunately, Dan Avery of Next magazine has taken the time to put them all together into a handy little souvenir commemorative map to enjoy while savoring ... More >>
Is blogging journalism? Who cares? If you call the Nestle Crunch Hotline at 800-295-0051, you will be given the opportunity, after the English and Spanish prompts, to choose Pig Latin. Thereafter come a variety of funsies. It ain't Oscar Wilde and it ain't new, but it is Monday and you probab ... More >>
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 >>
Party like it's 1895
A rare screening of Jim Henson's hippie doc
After 41 years in the West Village, the Oscar Wilde Bookshop, believed to be the city's oldest (maybe the world's oldest) serious gay and lesbian bookstore, is slated to close on March 29. "Unfortunately," said owner Kim Brinster in a statement, "we do not have the resources to weather the current e ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 29, 1957, Vol. II, No. 31 Obies 1956-1957 A Colleen won the top award for actresses. A famous Irishman named James Joyce wrote the play that carried off no less than four Voice "Obies" -- one for the show itself, three for members of its ... More >>
Recommendations by R.C. Baker
At Lincoln Center, the ambiance of felching. Elsewhere, smoking gossip.
A mammoth production of the epic verse gets a stateside staging
British Riff-Meisters and Shrieker Confront the Humorless
Merlin Holland dusts off the transcript of Oscar Wilde's first trialbigger, longer, uncut
Of Golden Eyelashes and Angel's Wings
Will Self's New Dorian Meets Gray Expectations
The Origins of the Modern Striptease
Why Is It Libelous to Call an Action Actor Gay?
Lifes Full of Drama; Too Bad the Stage Isnt
The Liberating Power of Clothes
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