I told Harvey he would regret getting bangs, but you know cats never listen to anything.
Men's Journal: You haven't lived until you've seen video of Chris Evans posing in a Chachi shirt
Washington Post: Clashes erupt in Venezuela as opposition leader Juan Guaidó, with soldiers, announces "final phase" against President Maduro
Instagram: My head would have exploded if you'd told my high school self that Billie Jean King, Boy George and Cyndi Lauper would be partying together at Carnegie Hall
The New York Times: As Pete Buttigieg builds his campaign, gay donors provide the foundation
Towleroad: Gay man sues Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal's son for $100 million over homophobic attack with beer bottle
Hot Slut of the Day: Figurines -- the crunchy diet bars
NYT: While my home area was being terrorized by a serial killer of children in the 1970s, Atlanta had its own that was also never solved
Instagram: Lucas Pouille is like a fine French wine ...as far as his looks go
Baseline: Why do I feel like this means Sloane Stephens will never win another title again?
The Hill: Pelosi, Schumer say they've agreed to pursue $2 trillion infrastructure bill with Trump
Dlisted: Cynthia Nixon isn't done reminding us how woke she's become
Greg in Hollywood: Watch Adam Rippon and his hunky boyfriend put each other to the test in new video
Metrosource: Add Damian and me to the long list of people utterly charmed by Netflix's "Special"
Instagram: Thomas Canestraro's olive Speedo can't wait till Sunday
The Daily News: A million bucks says this Dallas cop who executed a black neighbor in his own apartment gets off
Towleroad: I didn't see a single film nominated for an Oscar, but I saw two Tony nominees -- "The Ferryman" and "The Boys in the Band" (see full list)
Washington Blade: Democratic presidential candidates decline to speak at anti-LGBT group's summit
With the exception of David Letterman, I was never a big late-night TV guy. So it's no surprise I missed this -- what I consider unimaginable now -- performance by the Graces on "The Arsenio Hall Show"! Go-Go's guitarist Charlotte Caffey looks like a deer in the headlights singing lead alongside Gia Ciambotti and future Grammy winner (and total "Bitch") Meredith Brooks, but they sound great. This single actually reached No. 56 on the Billboard 100, placing third Charlotte behind Belinda Carlisle and Jane Wiedlin on the "solo" success ladder. (Not that it was a competition.)
The followup, "Perfect View," was even better, but failed to chart, as did the two after that. I wonder what Charlotte was thinking at this time. She was still very much working with Belinda on her solo projects -- but as a prolific songwriter I'm sure she was itching to have an outlet for more. I wonder if she thought this would be her next big success, or if she really considered more of a lark. The Graces' one album, 1989's "Perfect View," was awfully good. What a shame it tanked and the band would never record again, despite carrying on for a couple years after Brooks left to (again) pursue her solo career.
The Daily News: Racist ‘frat house’ culture rules Brooklyn’s 66th Precinct detective squad, claims detective who filed civil rights complaint
GoFundMe: Sylvain Sylvain of the legendary New York Dolls is battling cancer and could sure use your help
Instagram: Risan Benishu takes a dip in his briefs
Open Culture: She's no Linda McCartney: Hear Debbie Harry's stunning ethereal vocals tracks from "Heart of Glass," Call Me," "Rapture" and "One Way or Another"
The Daily Beast: Far-right smear merchants Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman try to slime Pete Buttigieg with bogus sex assault claim
The Cut: Now we can’t eat Nutella anymore
The Washington Post: Rod Rosenstein resigns effective May 11, ending tumultuous run as Justice Department’s second-in-command
The New York Times: Mysterious ISIS leader is not dead, new video shows
The Wall Street Journal: America's aging bridge clubs find themselves holding a tough hand
Monday, April 29, 2019
UCR: Chris Stein and Mike Chapman revisit Blondie's "Heart of Glass" at 40
The New York Times: A trans woman got three minutes to speak in Armenia's parliament -- threats followed
Towleroad: Homosexuality among confessions, said to be "fabricated" via torture, cited by Saudi Arabia in beheadings of 37 men
Quartz: Forget about influencers -- it's time for the slacker to rise again
Instagram: That huge sausage is uncomfortably close to the grill
The Daily News: Shannen Doherty joins "Beverly Hills, 90210" reunion series
Brooklyn Vegan: Woodstock 50 festival canceled -- or not
Dlisted: Marcia Brady is pissed that anti-vaxxers are using "The Brady Bunch" to push their idiotic agenda
Back2Stonewall: When a terrorist's bomb exploded at one of New York City's most popular gay bars in 1990
BosGuy: Just how I like my men in kilts
TV Line: May finales calendar -- 81 dates to save
Instagram: Your afternoon workout with Jordan Morello
Page Six: Congrats to my old pal Ben on his new role as a contributing editor at Town & Country
Gay Star News: The "gay panic" defense is alive and well in Jamaica
Washington Post: Why Vermont's single-payer effort failed and what Democrats can learn from it
Greg in Hollywood: Happy birthday to the great Leslie Jordan!
The Advocate: Brigham Young valedictorian comes out as gay in graduation speech
OMG Blog: Colombian actor Andres Mejia Vallejo gives a peek at his hose in "The Gardener"
Pretty much got what I wanted out of the remains of the weekend. I was happy to see sexpot Matteo Berrettini follow up on his Challenger win in Phoenix with a win in Hungary even though I was sad to see Filip Krajinovic be a bridesmaid again.
This is the hunky Italian's second ATP-level title ...
graduate of the Handsome Boy Modeling School ...
but the dreamy Croatian qualifier still hasn't captured one yet. You may recall that Filip was a surprise finalist at the 2017 Paris Masters. He's now ranked No. 74 while winner Jack Sock has plummeted to No. 124.
And in the doubles finals -- sponsored by KY lube -- Brits Neal Skupski and Ken Skupski took out New Zealand’s Marcus Daniell and Dutchman Wesley Koolhof 6-3, 6-4 to win the Hungarian Open for their second team title.
In Barcelona Dominic Thiem routed Daniil Medvedev 6-4 ,6-0 to take home the crown. It was only fair given that he'd beaten Rafael Nadal in the semis
Although my boyfriend was upset Nadal lost ...
everyone has to be happy to see Thiem strip down to JUMP IN THE POOL, as is customary!
Not to be outdone, doubles hunks Robert Farah and Juan Sabastian Cabal followed suit, celebrating their 6-4, 7-6(4) triumph over Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares ...
On the women's side, Petra Kvitova beat Anett Kontaveit 6-3 7-6 (2) to win the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany. Naomi Osaka continued her post-Australian Open flakefest, pulling out against Kontaveit in the semis. But AO runnerup Kvitova became the first woman to win two titles in 2019 -- and bizarre streak that needed to be broken.
In other Petra news, Petra Martic beat Marketa Vondrousova 1-6 6-4 6-1 to win the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup in Istanbul, Turkey
And Zheng Saisai beat Zhang Shuai 6-4 6-1 to win the Kunming Open in Anning, China.
Does anyone know who Johnny Millman's special friend is?
(With wire services)
I definitely had sexual feelings for boys (and then men) dating back to my earliest memories on the playground. But when the ad campaign for "American Gigolo" began airing at the beginning of 1980 -- when I was 12 -- things were taken to another level. Richard Gere's snazzy shirt-and-tie look set my imagination on fire -- undoubtedly why the garb is such a turn-on to me till this day.
And when I was finally able to sneak and watch the movie late at night on cable a year or so later, the scene where Julian goes to the dark and steamy gay nightclub called Probe -- which I would later frequent myself -- was the one I always found the most titillating. Here's an instrumental version of "Call Me" featuring that and some of my other favorite scenes -- which I'm posting in celebration of the legendary Giorgio Moroder's 79th birthday, which was on Friday.
New York Post: Tragic shooting turned Giants draft pick Corey Ballentine’s ‘dream’ into waking nightmare
The New York Times: Barr threatens not to testify before House, but Democrats may subpoena him
The Wall Street Journal: A libertarian nirvana at sea runs into a stubborn opponent: the Thai Navy
Sunday, April 28, 2019
I don't know what I like better here: The content of this cartoon -- call it anti-Semitic all you want, it's completely true -- or that people I used to work with who were spared termination during the mass layoff that cost me my job are in hot water for it!
Saturday, April 27, 2019
The Daily News: Media barred from Harvey Weinstein hearing after judge rules details of session would ruin defense chances of selecting impartial jury
ICYMI: I have a new boyfriend
Instagram: Do you like boys with big baskets?
Back2Stonewall: Studio 54 opens in New York City on this day in 1977
Dana Milbank: We shall overcome Trump. We have survived worse.
Dwell: We had one in our 1979 house in Phoenix before my parents ripped it out a few years later: “We have nothing left to talk about"
Towleroad; Pete Buttigieg considering attending candidates forum organized by Iowa’s most notorious homophobe
The New York Times: With help from his family, Beto O’Rourke transitioned from rootless former musician to start-up founder, civic leader and candidate
My friend Jorge pays tribute ...
The Wall Street Journal: Drive-in theaters finally meet their match: New cars with automatic lights