Friday, February 28, 2014

On the Rag, Vol. 292

A weekly look at what's making news in the free gay mags:


Lavender (Minneapolis): It's a quiet week in the rags, so I thought I'd look for some fresh meat. and the Twin Cities' rag didn't dsiappoing, with its cover story on "Curb Appeal" hunk John Gedding HERE.


Next has Trust frontman Robert Alfons out front / Read HERE.


Get Out! Magazine: Bebe gives good face HERE.


Metro Weekly (DC): As one of its most popular filmmakers, Eytan Fox has helped turn Israel into a remarkably gay-friendly country / Read HERE.


Echo (Phoenix): The Random Gingers is an all-girls trio that's gaining a following in the LGBT community / Read HERE.

Upper Peninsula-less


If Jesus freaks can see the son of God in everything from tree trunks to burnt toast, surely it's OK for a Michigander such as myself to see my homestate in a chicken cutlet ...

Next Is 'Getting Personal' With Me!


As pleased as I am with the way this article turned out, I think we can all agree that the best part is the escort ad across the top! Read HERE.

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Kentucky Now Recognizes Same-Sex Marriages From Other States


I'm a little behind on my news, so I'm just now understanding this tweet!


Song of the Day: 'Back to the Old House' by the Smiths


I'll be in Washington this weekend and unlike Morrissey, I love to go back to the old house(s) -- like my first apartment by myself, a cozy efficiency in the Ravenel on 16th N.W. I'll be at the NLGJA conference bloggers meet-up at the Green Lantern on Saturday night -- and signing copies of my new book on Sunday afternoon at Number Nine in Logan Circle. If you see me at either event or anywhere else around town, please don't hesitate to say hi!

Labor Union


Oh-my-god: Did you see THIS?

Gomer Piles On


Are we sure GOP state Senator Dan Patrick made a typo here? I wouldn't even need to use the Gay Face app to figure this one out.


The Return of 'Vicky & Lysander'


If a show some call "Ab Fab" meets "Waiting for Guffman" sounds up your alley, then you must meet "Vicky & Lysander." The series centers on a deluded Manhattan couple who work tirelessly to climb the New York social ladder. Watch the latest episode below, or start at the beginning HERE.



Morning Wood


Goes Down Easy


 More food-name fails HERE.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tom, Dick & Hairy


From the Onion's  "10 Songs You Didn't Know Were Written About Celebrities" post HERE.

My Life-Altering Nose Job


Read all about my life-altering nose job (or something) in the new Metro Weekly HERE.

And as the Washington Blade kindly REMINDS, I will be signing books in DC this Sunday at 3 p.m. at Number Nine in Logan Circle. Come by and say hi!

Goodbye, Jim Lange


Hard to be horribly sad when an 81-year-old man dies peacefully in his home with his wife by his side. But the death of "Dating Game" host Jim Lange is just the latest loss in pop culture icons of yesterday, which makes me wistful at best. We'll never forget ya, Jim. Mwwwaaaah!


10 Years Ago Today


On this date in 2004, "morally obligated" New Paltz, N.Y. Mayor Jason West begins illegally issuing same-sex marriage licenses. You're a hero, Jason! (H/T @jamesnichiols)

Anne Bobby Coming to 54 Below on March 4


Singer/actress Anne Bobby -- known for roles on TV ("Mad About You") and film ("Happiness," "Beautiful Girls," "Born on the Fourth of July") -- will be performing The Songs That Came in From the Cold at 54 Below this coming Tuesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. Ticket information HERE

In this preview from the show, Anne performs James Mellon's "The Frying Pan," which hilariously reiterates what I've been saying all along: Nothing is ever as easy as it should be!

Anne made her Broadway debut at 16, and a year later starred in Marvin Hamlisch’s cult classic, "Smile." Now she’s gathered the discarded gems from thirty years of workshops, out-of-town tryouts and black-boxes – plus a few new favorites. It's a celebration of everyone from Alan Menken to Randy Newman, Marc Blitzstein to Bruce Springsteen, as well as should-have-been-hits from Steven Lutvak, David Spencer, Keith Herrmann, Daniel Maté and more. Anne will be joined by very special guests including Alice Ripley ("Next to Normal"), Evan Pappas ("Parade," "My Favorite Year"), Laura Dean ("Fame," "Chicago"), Frank Vlastnik ("Big," "The Sweet Smell of Success") and Shannon Ford ("Godspell," "Chaplin") in welcoming spring, waking up old memories and making new ones.
Like Anne on Facebook HERE.

Judyism Is a Way of Life


This might be the best text message I've ever received. If ONLY that were the explanation ...




Au Revoir, Pastis


NYC celebs remember iconic Meatpacking eatery Pastis 

I only ate there a handful of times but I do recall always making a point of going with special friends. The brunch was fantastic, as was the atmosphere. But with the Meatpacking District now overrun with horribleness, the end almost seems fitting. Read what celebrities are saying HERE.

Kitchen Sink Drama


For those who have been following the ongoing Stovegate scandal over here, just wanted to give you a quick update. After having no working stove for a month -- the gas was turned off in the building and they were supposedly "offering" us new electric replacements --the mysterious Jose finally showed up with the new appliance, which appears to be a model from Hotpoint's Utilitarian(TM) collection. While I'm happy the Taco Night embargo has been lifted, one furry fella isn't exactly buying what he's seeing.  


Song of the Day: 'Digital Witness' by St. Vincent


   Saw her on "Colbert" this week. The chorus of this song really takes me back, as does her HAIR.

Morning Wood


You're on My List


(Click to enjoy)

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Steve Grand Needs You


   Find out what you can do to help the poor boy HERE.

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