23 posts categorized "ANDY WARHOL"
Above, a summery stud for a cold winter's day.
Glenn O'Brien, onetime poet (Image by Bobby Gorssman)
Glenn O'Brien, a style icon and writer whose panache made him a downtown figure who transitioned to big-media success, has died.
O'Brien had been one of the last major figures associated with Andy Warhol's influential Factory of the '60s.
He was the very first editor of Andy Warhol's Interview, from 1971 to 1974, and frequently contributed both Q&As and music columns (“Glenn O'Brien's Beat”) to the long-running title. (Speaking of titles, he invented one: “editor-at-large.” He did so while editing High Times from home. The little joke became an industry standard.)
(Image via AmericanEnquirer.org)
David Brock isn't my fave, but this Trump tabloid is a great idea.
Most of the Empire cast (not Terrence Howard!) filmed a sobering spot for Hillary Clinton. After the jump.
Trump asks the terminally ill to live long enough to vote for him. (Here's the sassy-queen version.)
Did someone confess to luring, gagging, sodomizing & kill his neighbors at a hotel?
Hurricane Matthew is barreling toward Florida, will hit hard tonight.
(Image via the book's Amazon page/Rizzoli)
Keep reading for the Empire video ...
Trump states flatly that African-Americans are in worse shape in the U.S. now than “ever, ever, ever.”
Italy's first same-sex civil union!
Robert Sepúlveda Jr. will sue you if you're mean to him. (Glares.)
Jared Leto will play Andy Warhol in a new biopic.
Hey so it's #biweek- the week for the Bi kids to be visible. I try to be visible all the time just by being true to who I am openly, but I know many people struggle with this because of the stigma associated with bi-ness. I know that some of you, probably friends even, are reading this and rolling your eyes- "oh he's still holding on to that? Who is SHE kidding?"- and I don't blame you. Not many are open about it so we appear to be very rare creatures, maybe even mythical. I've definitely felt the pressure to just accept being lumped in as gay when I meet new people- correcting them feels super political and unnecessary in the moment but then later I realize that it's my own shame. I don't write this to position myself as an activist or a role model. I try to be the best person I can be always but I am just an actor, not a queer-studies professor, and I am learning along with everyone else. I have and will continue to put my foot in my mouth on issues so I won't pretend to know everything. What I do know is that because of my platform as an actor, kids reach out to me almost daily confused about their sexuality and it breaks my heart to learn that they are denying their hearts, bodies, and souls just because of what other people will think of them. We now talk about LGBT+ issues constantly but how often do we really consider the B in there? Have you ever doubted someone who tells you they are Bi- "Sure, Jan"- or debated the validity of that claim behind their back? Do you have a preconceived idea of what bi "really" looks like based on what TV and movies have told you? Do you think of it just as a sexual kink or as a true identity? When I encounter ignorance about my identity, I always try to approach it from a place of warmth and education, so this is not me lecturing the monosexuals out there. I'm inviting you this week to think about your own feelings towards bisexuals and ask yourself if there is any lingering doubt or prejudice there. If you think you could be bi, ask yourself what is holding you back from accepting it- is it your own developing feelings or your fear of society around you? Together, we can end that stigma. 🏳️🌈 📷: @lukefontana
We'll miss our dear friend Billy Name (Linich).— Andy Warhol Museum (@TheWarholMuseum) July 19, 2016
Andy Warhol, “Screen Test: Billy Linich” [ST194], 1964, ©AWM pic.twitter.com/n1A7P56axH
Billy Name—as William Linich, Jr. rechristened himself—was the man who gave Andy Warhol's Factory its silvered surfaces, one of the most iconic, best-remembered aspects of the life of pop artist whose life was filled with many memorable details.
Name died Monday in New York of congestive heart failure. He was 76.
Along with painting the Factory (even the silverware!) silver, Name was a longtime protégé of Warhol's, his lover and a photographer of some acclaim.
Last year, while in the hospital, Name told the Guardian:
I didn’t consider myself a photographer until much later, when people started appreciating the work. I wasn’t influenced by any other photographer and I hadn’t looked at any books or shows. I just took the camera when Andy handed it to me and said, “Here, Billy, you do the stills photography.” I remember I went to the store the next day and bought the manual for the camera. That’s how it began.
Name vouched for the fact that Warhol really was genuine in his behavior, in his persona. As for Name's, he told the same interviewer of the heady days of the '60s:
I miss the times when I was really free.
Friends reunion—first pic!
“Sleepy” Debbie Harry intros Tina Yothers-esque Courtney Love & Robbie Nevil???
How to predict who will win Oscars this year.
Like, no kidding, Gaga would totally not mind winning that Oscar.
Raph Solo's “Star” features the cutest fag hag ever.
This guy was a smart cookie—he had access to Andy Warhol in the '80s and made sure to get him to sign several Campbell's soup cans, a print and three Interview magazines. Watch his Antiques Roadshow auction-estimate reaction.