Art

Olsen Gruin is Pleased to Present George Byrne’s First Solo Exhibition in New York, “New Order”

GEORGE BYRNE NEW ORDER Opening: Friday 15 September, 5–8pm Exhibition continues until 9th October olsengruin.com George Byrne is meeting us on the corner between poetic formalism and arbitrary utility. You drove past here just yesterday but you missed the show. The cleaving cut by light. The story written in colour bleached by a distracted sun. […]

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Pussy Riot Spreads Their Punk-Feminist Message Across New York City

  By Lindsay Zoladz at Pitchfork Following two members of the Russian arts collective as they spread their punk-feminist message across New York City– all at the risk of their own freedom. “It’s 10:30 a.m. on a sunny Wednesday morning in June, and I’m in a dim room on the fourth floor of the Brooklyn Museum with […]

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Headmaster No. 5 New York Launch Party

  image | Slava Mogutin for Headmaster No. 5 Celebrate Father’s Day With Headmaster Headmaster is just tickled to announce that Sunday, June 16th, we will be in New York to celebrate the new issue, featuring no less than three New York-based artists: Slava Mogutin, Ross Bleckner and Chris Bogia. The party is taking place from 6-9pm at No […]

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Watch Tilda Swinton Sleeping in a Box: Visit MOMA New York

Oh Tilda, whatcha doin! “You won’t be surprised to hear that Tilda Swinton is sleeping in a box in the name of art at New York’s MoMA. You also won’t be surprised to hear this isn’t the first time she’s put herself proudly on display. Debuted in 1995 at the Serpentine Gallery, London, the live piece ‘The Maybe‘ reappeared […]

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New York To Open Nation’s First LGBT Senior Center

NEW YORK — New York is opening what the city’s officials are billing as the nation’s first full-service center for seniors who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. City officials say the new LGBT facility will be specifically geared to the needs of this segment of the population, whose members sometimes feel isolated from […]

Music Queer News

New Music: Electronic Dance Ep from JD Samson & MEN Titled “Next”

One, two, three exhale! It’s here, MEN’s new 3 song EP! MEN’s new 3 song EP!   MEN is a Brooklyn-based band and art/performance collective led by LE TIGRE’s JD Samson. JD Samson & MEN focus on the energy of live performance and radical potential of dance music. Their music speaks of issues such as wartime economies, […]

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New York Rabbi Use Chemicals To ‘Cure’ Homosexuality

Bad beard, bad (slaps top of hand).   Chaim Levin, a survivor of ex-gay therapy, continues to cause fluster among Orthodox Jews through his efforts to expose the harm of anti-gay views and reparative therapy. Rabbi Yehuda Levin (no relation), ally to the National Organization for Marriage, responded to Chaim’s recent remarks by suggesting that gays […]

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“Paris versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities” Book

Selectism featured Vahram Muratyan’s work a while back. He continues the series with a new book, Paris versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities featuring 105 colourful illustrations poking fun at two idiosyncratic cities. As Cool Hunting“Muratyan presents his unique observations in this delightful book, featuring visually striking graphics paired with witty, thought-provoking taglines that celebrate the special details of each […]

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Video | Ben Sherman AW11 CAMPAIGN: Dazed & Confused Englishman in New York

Inspired by the season’s theme, Englishman In New York, our Autumn / Winter 2011 campaign takes a glimpse into the lives of a handful of expatriates who have taken up residence in The Big Apple. Chosen for their individual style and creative merit, we tracked down a selection of young, successful Englishmen whom have made New […]

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Video | Ben Sherman, Dazed “Englishman in New York”

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xc-wh6rKYI&w=400&h=225] “Autumn/Winter 2011 lectrum by Ben Sherman collection, with Dazed & Confused Magazine, we rounded up six of the most dynamic Brits living in the Big Apple. Each Englishman chose his own clothes from the season’s collection and was shot in his New York neighborhood.”

Music

Exclusive: Ronnie Spector Pays Tribute to Amy Winehouse

Now is the time to rake in on Amy Winehouses’s death. I will be making memorabilia of Amy made from left over dinner scraps, paper clips, horse hair & phlegm (Just kidding). Ronnie Spector has released a spectacular version of the late Winehouse’s  ‘Back to Black.’  via www.rollingstone.com  I haven’t been this sad in a long time, about […]

Art

“Scanwiches” Book: Product of a two year love affair with sandwiches

Jon Chonko, a graphic designer, photographer, writer, and unashamed foodie, brings his popular blog scanwiches.com to print this November through powerHouse Books.  The product of a tw0 year love affair with sandwiches, Chonko’s ode to the delicious versatility of all-things-between-bread runs the gamut from tea sandwiches to the mighty muffaleta. Hitting cafes, delis, and markets, Chonko’s journey delivers […]

Queer News

Handpicked news Briefs: 'News Of The World' Signs Off, Dirty Dancing, Quake Hits Off Japan's Coast, Pot No Medical Use

Hidden Camera Finds Reparative Therapy at Bachmann’s Clinics New evidence has surfaced that Marcus Bachmann’s Christian counseling clinics are actually in the business of reparative therapy for gay people – a claim that he had denied.   Dirty Dancing Abe Sylvia remembers very clearly the first time he saw Dirty Debbie. The handsome 36-year-old Broadway dancer turned screenwriter-director […]

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 […]

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Handpicked News: Polygamy Next? Pentagon suspends DADT, Final Shuttle Launches

Santorum, Bachmann, sign Family Leader’s marriage vowFormer U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann have made commitments to sign pledges in support of traditional marriage sought by the Family Leader, an Iowa group that backs Christian conservative social values. Man Accused of Killing Boy He Thought Was GayA possible cult leader in North […]

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Handpicked Headlines: Gay Professors, Rudy Giuliani, Snoopiest Governments

The 11 Snoopiest Governments, According To Google Texas Coffee Shop Profits After Tweeting Homophobically Just after New York approved same-sex marriage, the Brown Coffee Company of San Antonio, Texas (does Texas allow same-sex marriage?) posted a Twitter that seemed not-so-coincidentally homophobic. People got mad, so Brown’s clowns took that Twitter down and apologized. But they weren’t […]

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Headlines: SF CA-Gentrification, Report Hate Crimes, Mayor a Leather Look

SF CA|Gentrification still an issue 15 years after dot-com boom,activists say “Our contribution to humanity is greater than what can be seen” in most shop windows in the Castro today, Mitulski recounted. FBI encourages LGBTs to report hate crimes The FBI office in San Francisco is encouraging LGBT people to report hate crimes based on a person’s sexual […]

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Handpicked News: Portland Hate Crime, True Blood’s Gay Secret, Neil Patrick Harris…

A Gay Marriage Etiquette Guide Gay New Yorkers can now get married. That’s great news, of course, but let’s not forget that there is no bigger logistical or etiquette nightmare on this planet than planning a wedding. Since the traditional roles for a male-female wedding go out the window for gay nuptials, here are some ground rules […]

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Handpicked News: JOHN WAYNE & BACHMANN, New DADT Discharges, Facebook Hates the Gays…

 THEY DID IT AGAIN:Facebook Sorry for Censoring Kiss In the latest of a recurring problem for the company, Facebook is apologizing for censoring a photo illustration of two men kissing that commemorated passage of the marriage equality bill in New York and that was posted by The Advocate on Friday. Pentagon Confirms New DADT Discharges  N.Y. Marriage: Taiwanese-Style […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Bike Lane Blues of the Day: Do You Play by the Rules? | Video

Do you stay in the bike lane although they may be full of mayhem and pot holes? Bike Lane Blues of the Day: As we’ve seen, NYC cyclists don’t always respect the rules of the road. But, as New Yorker Casey Neistat makes painfully clear in this PSA, it’s hard to respect the rules when the rules don’t […]

Health Queer News

LENNOX SLAMS WORLD LEADERS OVER HIV POLICY

Singer ANNIE LENNOX has urged world leaders to change their policy on tackling HIV in a bid to conquer the virus. The former Eurythmics star is a leading campaigner for women’s rights and Aids prevention, and she was invited to address the HIV Priorities for Positive Change: In Women’s Words conference at the United Nations […]

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Michael Stipe Reflects on AIDS Witch Hunt

There are monsters under the bed and trolls under the bridge to worry about, but your real concern, the one that slaps you in the face may be AIDS; In your friends faces, in your community, your next door neighbor, on fliers and billboards. Michael Stipe talks about moving to New York  at 21 and […]

Fashion

“The Fashion Show is on the Street”-Bill Cunningham

I have a new idol, Bill Cunningham! A feel good, inspiring, light hearted, educating , ball of positivity and NYC fashion history. A must watch film. _________________________________________________ “We all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour. The “Bill” in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has […]

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Butch Baked Bonanza Boys; Butch Bakery NYC

  Heaven forbid, we don’t want a sissy cupcake, right? I don’t care if my cupcake is macho, mentally retarded, transsexual or a TYRANNOSAURUS. The only thing that matters is that it’s in my mouth.I thought pies were the new cupcake anyhow? www.butchbakery.com The Macho (Cupcake) Man A former real estate lawyer whips up pretty cupcakes—for […]

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Reichen Lehmkuhl, Hush Little Sleep Face, Don’t Talk

Reichen, Shut the fuck up and just be pretty to look at. That strategy will take you further than filming yourself cracked out, sleep eyed, in bed praying to something that doesn’t exist, god. ________________________________________________________ This Is An 8-Minute Video Of Reichen Lehmkuhl Saying His Catholic Prayers Before Bed via Queerty “This gonna be the […]