No, they're not marrying each other. Lesbians don't marry gay musical groups. But Sandra will be performing the wedding ceremony, after which Erasure will do some hot tunes. The lucky newlyweds will be Fab.com CEO Bradford Shellhammer and his partner (the publicist didn't supply the name), and it' ... More >>
Richard Greenberg's adaptation of Truman Capote's classic novella Breakfast at Tiffany's turns out to be earnest, talky, and rather lifeless despite its good intentions. Telling the story of a chirpy socialite/hooker in 1943 New York and her interaction with a writer who isn't exactly straight, thi ... More >>
Cast and creatives make a dog’s dinner of Truman Capote's novella
In Kinky Boots, Lola's straight! No, gay! But sexless!
This week's column is a perky peek inside two of the shows that are helping make it a tres-gay season on Broadway: There's Kinky Boots, based on the movie about an enterprising drag queen who saves a shoe factory, with a Harvey Fierstein script and a Cyndi Lauper score.
Toby Jones (above) plays the great Alfred Hitchcock in the HBO movie The Girl, about the way the British director tormented actress Tippi Hedren (played by Sienna Miller) during the making of the 1963 nature-gone-amok thriller The Birds. It premieres October 20, just in time to beat the Hollywood f ... More >>
That's the titillating question posed by a thread on the gossip site datalounge.com. Says the thread's querulous author: "Sometimes, when she looks into the camera and cocks her head after making some campy little remark, I can see the monster in her trying to get out.
Ancestry.com and its little green leaves can take a hike. Yesterday, the National Archives flicked on the switch for the 1940 census, marking the end of 72 years of confidentiality that held the records back from the public. In less than four hours, the site was paralyzed after being hit with 22 mil ... More >>
Well, there goes your dream of living like Truman Capote, or at least in his former dwelling. The Brooklyn Heights home where Capote wrote his novella Breakfast at Tiffany's sold for about $12 million, an amount that constitutes what the Daily News calls the "highest price for a single-family home i ... More >>
Looking for signs of the artist a quarter-century after he disappeared
The New York Daily News launched a blog about literature and publishing today called Page Views. So far it has three posts: one introductory post from each editor and also a nude photo of Truman Capote lounging in a towel. As if a tabloid with a lit blog wasn't novel enough!
70 Willow Street Run, don't walk to go buy Truman Capote's former home in Brooklyn Heights. The property at 70 Willow Street where Capote once drank martinis all afternoon long has been on the market for some time, but as Curbed noted today, the asking price has taken a dive from $18 million ... More >>
Who would know better than me? The 10 dissiest, wickedest, bitchiest sass-o-grams (whether in movies or in life) are as follows: 10) "She doesn't write, she types!" (Gore Vidal re popular author Jackie Susann) 9) "She looks like a truck driver in drag." (Truman Capote re the very same ... 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 >>
Socialite Slim Keith was one of author Truman Capote's favorite "swans--i.e. uptown beauties--in the 50s and 60s, but as such, she definitely suffered some animal abuse from the famed author of Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood. In Slim's memoirs, she reveals that Capote was impishly ... More >>
One of the many faces of possibly being extradited, via Robert King/NewsweekDid anyone ever watch the sentimental, autobiographical Truman Capote short called "A Christmas Memory"? In it, an orphaned boy lives with a group of elderly relatives, one of whom is his best friend, an eccentric, ch ... More >>
There's a classic New York tale in the Wall Street Journal's new Greater New York section and it's one that's got to set teeth on edge over at the rival Times for a couple of reasons. The story's about how a loyal immigrant butler -- one Indra Tamang who was raised in a "mud house in a farmi ... More >>
Let's talk some more about Leslie Jordan's fun one-man show, My Trip Down The Pink Carpet, at the Midtown Theater. The pint-sized pixie talks about growing up as an effeminate southern child and yet wanting to vomit every time effeminate, southern Truman Capote popped up on the TV screen and ... More >>
Where pearls and a cigarette holder look classy, not crazy
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 3, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 20 Movie Journal By Jonas Mekas David and Al Maysles, together with Ricky Leacock, are working in that style of film-making which has become known as the Direct Cinema (in France it's called Cinema-Verite) ... More >>
Ken Russell and other crazy people we love.
Our colleagues at Sound of the City have already advised you give Steven Soderburgh's Che a miss, but we expect the film will draw because, as everyone has been saying since it was announced, it's perfect casting -- "Benicio Del Toro is Che Guevara." Audiences love to see celebrities impersonate ot ... More >>
Yes, it's time to wrap up my wildly successful contest where I asked you to become me and send in a rant that I could post while I trim my hangnails. And you did so! I'm so proud of you kids. Not only do you supply wickedly witty comments on a nonstop basis, but you can do actual think pieces too. Y ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 14, 1959, Vol. IV, No. 12 The Village Square By John Wilcock Brooklyn Heights, where Villagers go when they get married, has a weekly paper called the Brooklyn Heights Press. For years this publication staggered along printing soci ... More >>
Fleet Week for fags
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Glamour, heartbreak, and some interpretive dance
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Aussie renegade heroism and British dental derring-do thrive against overwhelming odds
Mademoiselle Buried; Bazaar Resurrected
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