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Shen Wei Takes on the Great Indoors

In his native China, Shen Wei was known for prodigious dancing, which combined strong Western modern technique with what he learned as a child from traditional Chinese Opera. A founding member of the Guangdong Modern Dance Company, China’s first such troupe, he came to America in 1995. Comment
Perspectives

Obama Steps Up Global AIDS Commitment

In an address to a World AIDS Day gathering titled “The Beginning of the End of AIDS,” President Barack Obama pledged that the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which funds US efforts to battle the global epidemic, would bring an additional six million people into treatment by the end of 2013 –– an achievement he said was two million people more than the original goal. Comment
Pride

NYC World AIDS Day Demo Demands Millionaire's, Wall Street Taxes

With a crowd of several hundred nearby chanting, “End AIDS with a Wall Street tax, no more budget cuts on our backs,” 11 protesters blocked traffic on Lower Broadway in Manhattan for roughly 25 minutes just before noon on December 1. Comment
Theater

Boys Gone Wild

“Wild Animals You Should Know,” Thomas Higgins’ bold play about two Boy Scouts with a twisted bond, suffers from multiple personality disorder. Is it a psychological thriller? A goofball comedy? A morality tale? Or maybe a probing, topical drama? Comment
Nightlife

Art Flesh

Since the ‘50s, art cinema and sex have gone hand in hand. Back then, the commercial success of Ingmar Bergman’s “Summer with Monika” didn’t owe nearly as much to its prescient depiction of frustrated, rebellious youth or to praise from François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard as to its brief glimpse of female nudity, which seems quite tame now. Comment
Film

Coming and Going

"Shame,” directed by Steve McQueen (“Hunger”), aims to be an intense character study of Brandon (Michael Fassbender), a sex addict with intimacy issues. In fact, the film, which is getting buzz — and an NC-17 rating — for its sexual content, is not really about anything. Comment
Film

Coming and Going

"Shame,” directed by Steve McQueen (“Hunger”), aims to be an intense character study of Brandon (Michael Fassbender), a sex addict with intimacy issues. In fact, the film, which is getting buzz — and an NC-17 rating — for its sexual content, is not really about anything. Comment
Legal

County Judge Won't Throw Out Suit vs. NY Gay Marriage Law

A Livingston County Supreme Court judge has declined to throw out a lawsuit challenging the Marriage Equality Act signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in June. Comment
Theater

Book Worms

Theresa Rebeck is on a roll. The Brooklyn-based writer has had more than a dozen plays produced in New York to ample acclaim, including “The Understudy” and her 2007 Broadway debut, “Mauritius.” Equally at home working in television, she’s written and produced episodes of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and is the creator and head writer of “Smash,” the wildly anticipated NBC series about staging a Broadway hit. Comment
Theater

Book Worms

Theresa Rebeck is on a roll. The Brooklyn-based writer has had more than a dozen plays produced in New York to ample acclaim, including “The Understudy” and her 2007 Broadway debut, “Mauritius.” Equally at home working in television, she’s written and produced episodes of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and is the creator and head writer of “Smash,” the wildly anticipated NBC series about staging a Broadway hit. Comment
Legal

Right-Wing Plays With ‘Gaystapo’ Charge

When Taylor Garrett’s claim that he had been attacked a second time because he was a gay conservative was met with great skepticism on gay blogs, other right wingers came to the aid of the reality TV show performer. Comment
Legal

'A-List' Gay Conservative Claims Second Hate Crime

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE The gay conservative who appears on a reality TV show and says he was the victim of two anti-conservative hate crimes in the past six weeks refused the services of the Dallas Police Department’s crime scene detectives at the location of the most recent incident. Comment
Health

NYC Widens Web of AIDS Surveillance

Among a number of proposals that could be controversial, New York City’s health department wants to collect more information on people with HIV and to change state regulations to allow it to more widely use and share that information with doctors and other health departments, according to a prevention plan it filed with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Comment
Legal

Partial City Win on Porn Shop Busts

In a ruling like to draw ire in the gay community, a unanimous federal appeals panel, reversing a district court ruling, has granted summary judgment to the City of New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and individual law enforcement defendants, finding the individuals enjoyed qualified immunity from liability for a gay man’s claims of false arrest and malicious prosecution for prostitution at an adult video store in 2008. The city was successful in arguing that one arrest could not demonstrate an official policy. Comment
Legal

'A-List' Gay Conservative Claims Second Hate Crime

The gay conservative who appears on a reality TV show and says he was the victim of two anti-conservative hate crimes in the past six weeks refused the services of the Dallas Police Department’s crime scene detectives at the location of the most recent incident. Comment
Breaking News

'A-List' Gay Conservative Claims Second Hate Crime

The gay conservative who appears on a reality TV show and says he was the victim of two anti-conservative hate crimes in the past six weeks refused the services of the Dallas Police Department’s crime scene detectives at the location of the most recent incident. Comment
Legal

Partial City Win on Porn Shop Busts

In a ruling like to draw ire in the gay community, a unanimous federal appeals panel, reversing a district court ruling, has granted summary judgment to the City of New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and individual law enforcement defendants, finding the individuals enjoyed qualified immunity from liability for a gay man’s claims of false arrest and malicious prosecution for prostitution at an adult video store in 2008. The city was successful in arguing that one arrest could not demonstrate an official policy. Robert Pinter, who was 52 at the time of his arrest, has alleged he was caught up in a sting operation carried out by the NYPD against gay men patronizing stores selling sexually-oriented m Comment
Legal

Partial City Win on Porn Shop Busts

In a ruling like to draw ire in the gay community, a unanimous federal appeals panel, reversing a district court ruling, has granted summary judgment to the City of New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and individual law enforcement defendants, finding the individuals enjoyed qualified immunity from liability for a gay man’s claims of false arrest and malicious prosecution for prostitution at an adult video store in 2008. The city was successful in arguing that one arrest could not demonstrate an official policy. Comment
Theater

Boys Gone Wild

“Wild Animals You Should Know,” Thomas Higgins’ bold play about two Boy Scouts with a twisted bond, suffers from multiple personality disorder. Is it a psychological thriller? A goofball comedy? A morality tale? Or maybe a probing, topical drama? Comment
Nightlife

Boys Gone Wild

“Wild Animals You Should Know,” Thomas Higgins’ bold play about two Boy Scouts with a twisted bond, suffers from multiple personality disorder. Is it a psychological thriller? A goofball comedy? A morality tale? Or maybe a probing, topical drama? Comment
Music

Shen Wei Takes on the Great Indoors

In his native China, Shen Wei was known for prodigious dancing, which combined strong Western modern technique with what he learned as a child from traditional Chinese Opera. A founding member of the Guangdong Modern Dance Company, China’s first such troupe, he came to America in 1995. Comments (1)
Breaking News

A Co-Parent Win in Nebraska

State Supreme Court finds bio-mom’s ex has legal standing; NYS precedent that much more outdated Comments (1)

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