On his last trip to the Twin Cities, Paper's Mickey Boardman took time to snap a shot of the famed Mary Tyler Moore statue situated downtown, right outside a major department store. It's the iconic image of Mary Richards tossing her tam o'shanter into the air, just as she did at the end of the pre- ... More >>
Alice and Ellen Kessler were bigger in their native Germany than in the US, but they did make a splash here on some variety shows, not to mention appearing in the Robert Aldrich-directed international film The Last Days Of Sodom and Gomorrah, where they added to the ritualized depravity.
Hope you folks had a good Pride week. Rightbloggers didn't, much. For one thing, last week anti-same-sex-marriage heavyweight David Blankenhorn finally gave up the fight. And with more states (and President Obama!) on the SSM bandwagon, rightbloggers' traditional hatred of homosexuals looks like les ... More >>
*UPDATE* See our list of gay people who could beat the crap out of Pacquiao by clicking here.Lovable Filipino boxer/congressman Manny Pacquiao, it turns out, is a bit of a dick.In response to President Barack Obama's announcement that he's now pro-gay marriage, Pacquiao says he doesn't agree with th ... More >>
On last night's Countdown show, Keith and I had tons of fun dissecting the Republicans' pledge to ban "hard-core, offensive porn" and -- on a whole other plane -- we also managed to chew over their probable Valentine's Day plans. Among my HILARIOUS outbursts:
TV interviewing legend Larry King gets a Friars tribute Monday night at the Sheraton. In anticipation of that glittery gala, I turned the tables and gave Larry a grilling. Here's part two of our chat. Me: Hey, Larry. You're doing TV specials these days. What else?
Gay marriage has been passed in the New York state legislature, and Governor Andrew Cuomo's signature will make the Empire State the sixth state to allow same-sex couples to wed. You can imagine how rightbloggers feel about this. A few say they don't mind, but the majority fulsomely display one ... More >>
While Rubén Díaz Sr. lobs bombs against gay rights, son Rubén Jr. and lesbian granddaughter Erica run for cover
Though the rain caused the cancellation of the Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade, it would not deter Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr. from holding his "March for Morality" against gay marriage yesterday. Over the next several hours, the Bronx County Courthouse would provide the set for a very strang ... More >>
The East Village isn't a neighborhood one would normally associate with Bible-thumping evangelical Christianity, but here we are. The Times has a feature on Trinity Grace Church, a "hip" church that just opened up a new branch in the godless, immoral wasteland of the East Village. Trinity Grace i ... More >>
Exercise in gay rites: the annual debauch.
This week in the Voice, Nick Pinto examines some questionable statistics used to calculate juvenile sex trafficking rates. The numbers cultivated were used to convince Congress to force Craigslist to pull its adult classifieds section, and they are still being touted by major news outlets to ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 25, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 21 A goy in wonderland By Joe Flaherty The lamentable thing about life is that it is devoid of fanfare. Man's odyssey more times than not is heralded by a kazoo rather than a trumpet. The spiritual milest ... More >>
Yes, there are still some places, even in the wake of crackdowns and internet hookups. Here they are, in all their grubby desperation and/or fascinating appeal:
More epic trauma from John Darnielle and some other, very unhappy people
[Editor's note: This is the second installment of a weekly feature reprising the "The Official Village Voice Election-Season Guide to the Right-Wing Blogosphere." Last week, Roy Edroso explored the folly of rightbloggers' undying love of Big Oil. Look for it every Monday.] With 82 percent of Americ ... More >>
Brazil, Beliz, San Antonio, Soho, Mother Africaall journeys into paradise
Disco-centric Boys avoid becoming boring men
Proust Stays in the Shadows, or, What the Housekeeper Saw
Is that a green carnation in your lapel, or are you just happy to debunk Michel Foucault?
In the Middle of the Road to Heaven, Maybe
Why Religion Doesn't Have a Prayer in New York Politics