Music

Stromae Takes America – “Papaoutai” in New York City | Video

Big Stromae fan here! Pitchfork writes: Since the release of his North American debut album “Racine Carrée,” international superstar Stromae has gone on to sell more than 3.5 million albums, performed for thousands of fans in stadiums across the globe, and for the first time in pop history, will be the first ever French spoken […]

Art Queer News

View Approved Design for the Future New York City AIDS Memorial at St. Vincent’s Hospital Park

Ah-mazing! The design for the future New York City AIDS Memorial at St. Vincent’s Hospital Park was approved by Manhattan Community Board 2. The coalition will now work to seek approvals from the Department of City Planning and the Landmarks Preservation Commission. We will continue to develop the design as we also manage the capital […]

Art Queer News

Stanley Kubrick’s Photos of 1940s New York City: Now Available for Sale

Stanley Kubrick—who wrote and directed Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining—was one of America’s most influential filmmakers. Directors ranging from the Coen Brothers to Tim Burton paid visual homage to his works in their own films, and no less than Steven Spielberg said: “Nobody could shoot a picture […]

Hair Ball of Day

2011 New York City Beard & Moustache Competition Dec 3

The Gotham City Beard Alliance is hosting the 2011 New York City Beard (and moustache!) Competition as a fundraiser for the Keep-a-Breast Foundation. The event happens at the Club Europa in Brooklyn on Saturday December 3, 2011 from 7 to 11 PM. Registration to enter in the competition is available until the day before the event. Categories: Full Natural Beard, Partial Beard, 99% Beard, Fake, […]

Hair Ball of Day

Q & A: Artist BUBI CANAL’s Wacky & Colorful Art Splashes Over New York City

Artist Bubi Canal hails from Santander Spain, now based out New York and is taking big bites out of the apple. His art work strikes me as multicultural-Sesame Street colored-walking canvases that have the potential of turning into sculptural fashions at any moment. Bubi Canal sports a desirable full beard, the kind you want to run […]

Art Queer News

(Book) Public Sex in New York City ” Petite Mort: Recollections of a Queer Public”

Fascinating! An activity happening everyday, yet not talked about and definitely not sketched out or drawn from memory. But talking about public, anonymous sex would take the excitement away, no? This is where many LGBT kids learn the birds and the bees. Mike Enders Public Sex in New York City In Petite Mort: Recollections of a […]

Queer News

Sunday Fluff: Anderson Cooper Visits Google, Grizzly Attack, Double-Amputee Sprinter, Hudson Taylor…

Anderson Cooper visits Google’s NYC office to discuss his new daytime talk show and answer questions from YouTube fans around the world moderated by Steve Grove. This event took place on August 24, 2011, as part of the @Google Talks series. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdmkBxguucA&w=400&h=225] Hudson Taylor Wants To Make It Better Straight ally Hudson Taylor, an […]

Queer News

News: Lower Income LGBT, Cyndi Lauper, Pro-Bullying Campaign, Deputy’s groin grab…

Cyndi Lauper Opens Housing for LGBT Youth Next month, Cyndi Lauper‘s 1986 hit “True Colors” takes on new meaning when the True Colors Residencefor homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (L.G.B.T.) youth opens in Harlem on September 1. In New York City, a very disproportionate number (up to 40 percent), of homeless youth identify as L.G.B.T. Even […]

Art Queer News

TONIGHT: EVERYTHING @Bedlam w/ “CHLOE SEVIGNY” DISC JOCQU3: NEW YORK

New York, time to wake the fuck up. It’s Chloe time you lucky bitches! GOOD EVENING AMERICA, HERES “CHLOE SEVIGNY” AND SHE’S A DISC JOCQU3. MAKING HER DJ DEBUT IS THE WONDERFUL, IRREVERENT, STYLE ICON SISTER WIFE AND FRIEND TO NATASHA LYONNE (NATASHA LYNONNE WHO?) – “CHLOE SEVIGNY” CHECK OUT HER VIEWS ON EVERYTHING FROM […]

Queer News

Handpicked News: Dustin Lance Black’s Prop. 8 Play, It Doesn’t Get Better, Rolling Stone Founder Marrying Another Man?

Dustin Lance Black’s Prop. 8 Play Attracts All-Star Cast A benefit staged reading of8, Dustin Lance Black’s play about California’s Prop. 8 trial, has attracted an illustrious all-star cast that includes Cheyenne Jackson, Marisa Tomei, Morgan Freeman, Rob Reiner, Christine Lahti, and Anthony Edwards. The one-night-only reading will be directed by Tony Award–winning actor and director Joe […]

Art Music

Southern-fried Christeene’s gender-fucked Prowl Group from Austin Invades Berlin

Our princess, Christeen of the U.S. of A. has jumped the pond and landed in the sexy and pervert Stockholm & Berlin to get her raunch on. Europeans are just getting a taste of Christeen’s plattter. Let’s hope their eye’s aren’t bigger than their stomaches because they will have indigestion after witnessing her performance. via BUTT […]

Hair Ball of Day

What do you Know About American Rapper/Producer Action Bronson? A Day At Meatopia (Video)

Big boy in the house.   Action Bronson, is an American rapper/producer, with Albanian descent. His stage name derives from gangster William “Action” Jackson, and mafioso actor Charles Bronson. [vimeo 27165450 w=400 h=225] Background Action was born and raised in Flushing, Queens, and is currently working at a yet unknown restaurant in New York City, and frequently raps about food in his songs. He has gained notoriety for […]

This Town Vodcast Videos

Actor Michael Cyril Creighton from the Web Sitcom Jack in a Box, is 1 Cup Uproarious, A Dash Smarts & A Splash of Sass: Interview

  This Jack in a Box is FDA approved. Michael Cyril Creighton who plays Jack in the web sitcom, harnesses the powerful health benefits of laughter and humor, and squeezes them into bite size videos. I insist on calling Micheal Creighton, Doctor, seeing that laughter studies so far have shown that laughter can help relieve pain, bring greater joy, and […]

Queer News

Handpicked News 7/13: Google+ Goes Gender Neutral, Bus Ride Bigotry, Bear Chokes to death on sex toy…

Google+ Goes Gender Neutral As early adapters to Google+ are figuring out the best ways to utilize the social networking platform in addition to others like Facebook and LinkedIn, some users may find that Google+ will be helpful in keeping things gender-neutral. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wzsHdwmuxE&w=376&h=200] Bus Ride Bigotry: What Really Happened to Ari Gold? When musician Sir Ari […]

Art

Is Andy Warhol More Alive Now Dead Than When He Was Alive? Interview Mag Talks with Vito Giallo

(via Interview) Each new generation of New Yorkers hungers to shape the city. Andy Warhol‘s New York City: Four Walks Uptown to Downtown (The Little Bookroom) reveals how Warhol did just that; the book provides walking directions and information about some of the most important landmarks in his life. Accompanying text by Warhol expert Thomas Kiedrowski provides […]

This Town Vodcast Videos

Catching Up with the Decorated Artist/ Actor/ Model Trevor Wayne| Q&A

You may recognize Trevor Wayne from when he first landed in LA from Chicago and quickly got swiped up by hot-shot networks wanting him for TV pilots including “a role on “ER”. After that TV pilots seemed to be the thing. He has acted along side Fran Drescher and Roseanna Arquette on shows. Enrique Iglesias, […]

Art

Advocate Magazine Spotlights Artist Alexei Biryukoff: Banned for obscenity in Siberia

Banned for obscenity in Siberia, Biryukoff’s large-scale male figure paintings are like landscapes of expressive strokes and earthy color. By Christopher Harrity at Advocate.com Alexei Biryukoff was born in Kyrgyzstan, later lived in Kazakhstan, and moved to Russia in 1990, the year before the Soviet Union fell apart. Since 2011 he has been living and working […]

Hair Ball of Day

'Kiss Our American Ass' By Ted Alexandro & Hollis James Kicks Your 4th Of July Weekend Off Right

This video has everything: mustaches, cowboy hats, beer, an inexplicable wheelchair, a Ford truck, a wife gone off to war, a hardcore rap about Bin Laden, and a happy ending. Oh, and it has the word “ass,” like, a lot. Comedians Ted Alexandro and Hollis James have crafted a brilliantly obnoxious satire of American stereotypes, particularly our celebratory response […]

Queer News

Trevor Project Honors Actor

The Trevor Project, founded in 1998, is devoted to increasing acceptance and preventing suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Its fund-raiser may also be one of the few in New York City where several pairs of men’s 2xist underwear were up for silent auction. The first thing being celebrated was the 21-year-old […]

Queer News

NY Bar Raided During Celebration: Stonewall All Over?

In a case of poor timing, New York City’s Eagle Bar underwent a sudden police inspection Friday night just as patrons were celebrating the state’s legalization of marriage equality. Those present say representatives from the New York Police Department and three other city agencies, including the State Liquor Authority, arrived shortly after the State Senate’s […]

Queer News

43-year-old “urban gold miner” Raffi Stepanian of Queens: Got a Hobby?

There’s gold in them thar sidewalk cracks! A Queens man has discovered enough hidden treasure — bits of diamonds, rubies, platinum and gold — on the gritty sidewalks of Midtown’s Diamond District to make a living. “The streets of 47th Street are literally paved with gold,” a giddy Raffi Stepanian, 43, of Whitestone told The […]

Art Queer News

GAY IN AMERICA: Groundbreaking, Stereotype-Shattering Photo Book Caps Extraordinary Year For Gay Americans

New York, NY, June 3, 2011 – New York City photographer Scott Pasfield and Welcome Books today announced the release of Gay In America, a groundbreaking, stereotype-shattering, unprecedented 224-page book of intimate photos and deeply personal stories from 140 gay American men. Introduced by activist Tom Kirdahy and his husband, playwright Terrence McNally, Gay In […]

Hair Ball of Day

A. Bear Readers Meet Two Jasperjohns, Two Jasperjohns Meet A. Bear Readers

I will be talking with these two delightful, white pants wearing, bear talk lovin’, intellectual buckets of love juice soon for a full interview, so hold your breath because your cerebral cortex will be overly stimulated. Thanks and you’re welcome. Check these guys out on Tumblr in the mean time. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxfScRnF61I&w=460&h=249] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doZ7Ri7c07A&w=460&h=249] ABOUT: […]

Fashion

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN: SAVAGE BEAUTY, A Retrospective

All hail the Queen! The questions that still floats in the air, “Why?” Alexander McQueen may have gone elsewhere but his work is no less of a heavy influence on the fashion world today and the future. This retrospective is all that and a bag of chips. Alexander McQueen is watching and loving it! ___________________________________________________________________ […]