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The Listless Road to Tyranny

Film

The Listless Road to Tyranny

Having seen two of Argentine director Benjamin Naishtat’s three films, it’s clear that his main preoccupation is the seductive nature of fascism. Comment
Film

Inside a Family’s Disintegration

Film

Inside a Family’s Disintegration

Insects crawl through Richard Billingham’s “Ray & Liz.” The British director films squalor lovingly. He returns to the concept of kitchen-sink realism with an eye toward restaging his own UK childhood in Birmingham. Comment
Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Geoffrey Kidwell, Thank You For Coming Out

Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Geoffrey Kidwell, Thank You For Coming Out

In this week’s episode of the Gay City News podcast “Thank You For Coming Out,” creator and host Dubbs Weinblatt welcomes Geoffrey Kidwell, who shares how his mother reacted to his coming out, what it was like to make his Broadway debut in “Waitress,” and the duty of cisgender white gay men everywhere. Comment
Iain Bell’s “Stonewall” is New York City Opera’s 36th world premiere commission — and it’s a winner. Comment
Music

Doom Metal That’s Looking Up

Torche’s “Admission” is thick and syrupy as molasses. Although the band usually gets called metal (they’re not thrilled with genre tags), they push rhythm guitar and drums to the front and envelope their music in a layered, trebly wall of noise that comes closer to shoegaze. Comment
Music

Dido in the Catacombs

Music

Dido in the Catacombs

The music series “The Angel’s Share,” imaginatively and wittily curated by producer Andrew Ousley, uses an extraordinary venue: the mid-19th century Catacombs cut into Brooklyn’s iconic Green-Wood Cemetery, which affords extraordinary atmosphere plus terrific views of Manhattan. Comment
How did I live so long without seeing Jack Hazan’s documentary portrait of the artist David Hockney, “A Bigger Splash?” First released in 1973, it is a free-wheeling, richly rewarding […] Comment
Theater

What’s Camp, What’s Classic Comedy?

Theater

What’s Camp, What’s Classic Comedy?

To approach an Off-Broadway musical like “Camp Morning Wood: A Very Naked Musical” with anything approximating serious criticism is a fool’s errand. Comment
When I asked the Brooklyn-based visual artist Max Colby, who identifies as trans non-binary and queer, if the folks back home had any idea what to make of the young Max growing up, there followed a very pregnant pause. Comment
It was a night of glamour, glitter, and gayness in a Beaux-Arts setting, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Pride Friday, held June 21 as part of the institution’s regular MetFridays: New York’s Night Out programming. Comment
Dubbs Weinblatt, a trans, genderqueer, queer, and gay creative talent has been a pioneer in bringing fresh perspectives to the improv world. They bring their talent and expertise to Gay City News in our new podcast, “Thank You For Coming Out.” As queer people, we are constantly coming out, and each coming out story is unique in its blend of humor, heartache, worry, and wonder. This week Lauren Patten is their guest. Comment
To immerse yourself in the dazzling, mind-boggling photographic oeuvre of James Bidgood is to be a space and time traveler, experiencing a myriad of worlds, peopled by the most succulently beautiful of youths — with matadors in Spain, sexy Frenchman in Paris, Midwestern farm boys in overalls barely held up by one precarious suspender, or, even underwater, with glistening male sea nymphs bearing bejeweled sunken treasure. The artist, himself, never actually went to any of these places. But he did create them all, from the ground up, in his tiny Hell’s Kitchen apartment in the 1960s, ingeniously using skills honed at Parsons School of Design. Comment

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