Revisiting The Laramie Project
"Taking four years off when you're kind of a young band that's just starting to take off isn't really the best idea in the world," admits singer-guitarist Adam Stephens, one half of the San Francisco duo Two Gallants. "I definitely know that it wasn't the best timing, and I think we're still kinda w ... More >>
A U.S. soldier killed 16 Afghan civilians in their homes when he walked off base. Following the attack he turned himself in. The reports of the number of casualties have been varied. In addition to the at least 16 dead, five were wounded. The victims include girls aged 6 or younger. "We don't know w ... More >>
Today's fast-paced drag-queen superstars break all the rules. No longer are they in love with wonderfully kinky CEOs, go-go boys, hairstylists, or big, scary pimps. RuPaul, in fact, says the love of his life is a dude who lives on a ranch in Wyoming.
Over the years, we've talked to a lot of former Scientologists, many of whom worked at the church's secretive desert headquarters in Southern California, "Int Base." They were cut off from their families and the outside world, and became accustomed to living in secrecy. But even these people adopt ... More >>
In an unprecedented move, House Republicans had a filmmaker arrested yesterday after he showed up to a public congressional hearing. The House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment was meeting to discuss the controversial topic of hydraulic fracturing, colloquially known as "fracking." When Joshua ... More >>
Willard Beckham's country musical shops secondhand
According to a new joint study from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and England's University of Warwick, New Yorkers are the least likely of Americans to commit suicide. Even so, that does not mean we're particularly happy. Researchers determined that people's overall feelings of well- ... More >>
A gay couple can have a whopper of a hard time just trying to order a sandwich at Burger King, let alone trying to obtain a license to get hitched. Here are six more things you should know to keep it all straight.
A man in Arizona named Tracy Province, who, along with two accomplices faces capital murder and carjacking charges for killing an Oklahoma couple and burning them in a trailer, decided after enduring great stress and losing 30 pounds due to his escape from prison that he would end it all rath ... More >>
"I didn't choose to be gay," says Kayla, a high school senior at Maria Carrillo High School in Wyoming, during an assembly for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with the theme of "Breaking the Silence." It's easy to tell she's a drama kid even before she speaks frankly about her first sexual feelings -- ... More >>
CSPIOur home, our petri dish.Just as the Department of Health is now in the business of issuing restaurants report cards, the Center for Science in the Public Interest has gone and graded all 50 states on how well they detect outbreaks of food-borne illnesses.
The 2009 tree, with ornaments.• Wyoming is having trouble finishing their ornaments for the White House Christmas tree this year. They have only 1,600 of the 5,000 they're responsible for. Apparently these ornaments have to be handmade, weatherproof, a foot tall, and in a Western theme. And ... More >>
plate of the day/FlickrTaking a nap.Three days after word surfaced that Williamsburg's Relish Diner had departed this world for the next, Gothamist has gotten a shot of the very long good-bye note that owner Sandy Stillman posted in the restaurant's window.
Honest Tea won its bid against Coca-Cola to keep the words "no high fructose corn syrup" on its juice pouches despite it being something of a rebuke of Coke products that do contain the syrup. [NY Times] Apparently, the BP oil spill has already damaged the food web (what scientists used to c ... More >>
Today was Day Two of the state Republican Party convention and the hot and heavy action on the delegate floor came early and often. These were rock-solid Republicans filling the big ballroom at the Sheraton Towers in midtown, but for all their rhetoric, they could just as easily have been an ... More >>
The fate of yet another historic New York diner is uncertain: The Empire Diner, on Tenth Avenue and West 22nd Street, is up for lease. As Eater discovered, the diner's owners are giving up the 3,000-square-foot space by the end of the year. The Empire, which was built in 1946 and opened in it ... More >>
What we can learn from Matthew Shepard
While eating with my in-laws at a stodgy fish restaurant in suburban Massachusetts, I asked the waiter for Sriracha, almost just to see what he would say. But he nodded knowingly, and brought out a dish of the red, garlicky hot sauce. That's when you know that Sriracha has hit the mainstream. That, ... More >>
We know you're getting tired of hearing it, but knowledge is power, they tell us, so be aware that the state Department of Labor just put out new figures and guess what, everything's worse. New York City's unemployment rose from 6.9 in January to 8.1 in February. We seem to be tracking the national ... More >>
A rare chance to meet the pioneering punk producer.
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Brokeback writers on the road from page to screen
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Questions about Albany's cut of New York's homeland security money
Fuller and K take a road tripbut does she blaller his skop?
Left of the Dial
A Bay Area conceptualist's antic, melancholy body of work
Worlds Hardest Movie Quiz 2000
Fight Back Online
At the HX Awards, everyone was on their best behavior until the Lee Press-On claws inevitably emerged through the white gloves.
The Grand Guignol Murder of a Gay Man In Virginia
The Schumer-Kennedy Bill Increases Hate-Crime Penalties
Matthew Shepard 1976-1998
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