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The Last Picture Show

The appeal of Kurt Vincent’s documentary “The Lost Arcade,” a eulogy for Manhattan’s video arcade Chinatown Fair, might seem limited to gamers and people who grew up in the ‘80s. However, Vincent manag Comments (31)
From the Editor

Above All, Donald Trump Is a Coward: Et Tu, GOP?

Donald Trump is the kind of candidate who is always serving up yet another last straw. Comments (7)
Theater

A Timely, Gutsy Fringe

The New York International Fringe Festival, now two decades old, is notorious for being a fount of frivolity. A quick perusal of this year’s nearly 200 offerings confirms this: “A Naked Brazilian,” “Humorously Horrendous Haunted Hideaway,” and “A Microwaved Burrito Filled with E. Coli.” Comments (3)
Politics

A DNC Scrapbook

A Record Number of Transgender Delegates: The 2016 Democratic National Convention included a Comments (1)
Morsels

Extra Butter, Extra Sugar

Is there something gay about the wild visual and tactile fantasies at play in dessert-making? Comments (5)
Books

When History Catches Up With Fiction

The celebrated gay author Christopher Bram has written nine novels — including “Father of Frankenstein,” made into the film “Gods and Monsters,” which earned screenwriter Bill Condon an Oscar and stars Ian McKellen and Lynn Redgrave nominations — and two works of nonfiction, including 2012’s “Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writer Comments (1)
Legal

Seventh Circuit Reluctantly Rejects Lesbian Bias Claim

Deferring to precedents it described as “illogical,” a three-judge panel of the Chicago-based US Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on July 28 that a lesbian professor could n Comment
Music

Tom Goss Confronts His Fears

Out singer and songwriter Tom Goss, touring in support of his sixth album, “What Doesn’t Break, performs at the Metropolitan Room in Chelsea this month. Probably best known for his jaunty song “Bears,” Goss takes a darker direction with this CD, with songs revealing a troubled childhood but also anthems of strength and resilien Comments (1)
Film

Finding Ourselves in Another

In writer/ director Ray Yeung’s fabulous “Front Cover,” Ryan (the charming Jake Choi) is an American-born Chinese fashion stylist who is proud of being gay, but feels ashamed about being Asian. He is assigned to work with Ning (the sexy James Chen), a proud Chinese actor promotin Comment
Film

Finding Something Close to Adulthood

“So, is it good to be back?” Comment
Kelly Jean Cogswell

For This Culture War Redux, Hil Yeah

In 1992, failed presidential candidate Pat Buchanan went to the Republican National Convention and declared “ Comments (1)
Legal

Cake Baker Refusenik Seeks Supreme Court Review

A cake baker has filed a petition with the US Supreme Court seeking review of last August’s Colorado Court of Appeals decision rejecting his appeal of a state Civil Rights Commission ruling that his business unlawfully discriminated against a gay male couple in in refusing to sell them an appropriately-decorated cake for their wedding reception. Comment
Media Circus

Prognosis Negative

I woke up this morning and realized that I was old and that the condition was terminal. “Prognosis negative!” as Bette Davis snaps in “Dark Victory.” (What’s that you say? […] Comments (4)
Legal

Anti-Gay Kansas Officials Now Under the Gun

In a ruling that demonstrates the continued recalcitrance of some public officials to last year’s marriage equality ruling, US District Judge Daniel D. Crabtree, who two years ago found Kansas’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, has issued a final ruling in that case. He did so because he concluded that without the prod of an injunction that would subject Kansas officials Comment
Theater

London Theater: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

While not all those who voted for the Britain to leave Europe were xenophobes, the vote for Brexit did unleash a disturbing wave of attacks on people perceived as different — from viole Comments (1)
Legal

Porn Diva Can Pursue HIV Libel Claim

A unanimous three-judge federal appeals panel has blocked a newspaper company’s procedural motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a straight porn diva over the use of her picture to illustrate an article about HIV in the adult film industry. Comments (1)
Legal

Crossfit Games Glock Give-Aways Spark Anti-Gun Anger

The decision by the founder of the annual Crossfit Games, held last month in California, that winners would be awarded a Glock handgun stirred outrage among advocates for gun control, leading to both a change.org petition that the decision be reversed and a July 23 demonstration outside the Midtown crossfit Comments (2)
Film

Boys’ Life

“Little Men” is out gay filmmaker Ira Sachs’ sly, gentle comedy of manners. Not unlike his last film, “Love Is Strange,” this new drama deals with New York real estate, and like his first film, “The Delta,” it Comment
Theater

The Highest Stakes

Jefferson Mays and Jennifer Ehle in J.T. Rogers’ “Oslo,” directed by Bartlett Sher, at Lincoln Center through August 28, and than transferring to Broadway in the spring. | T. CHARLES […] Comment
Music

Italian Composer, Japanese Geisha Girl

In the early 1880s, two young Italian composers studied together at the Milan Conservatory, sharing an apartment and Comment

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