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Jan 22 2017
For A Lost Soldier Of Self-Expression: He Wrote The Book On Bernard Perlin Comments (0)

Bernard Perlin is an artist whose name is not as well-known as some of his so-called most intimate companions in the field of the arts, men like Aaron Copland, Christopher Isherwood, Truman Capote, Leonard Bernstein, Vincent Prince, Clifton Webb, Paul Cadmus and George Platt Lynes.

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In the ravishing new Bruno Gmünder book One-Man Show: The Life and Art of Bernard Perlin, biographer (and visual curator) Michael Schreiber sets about correcting that oversight, cataloguing exhaustively the work produced by the artistic and sexual renegade, who died in 2014 at the ripe old age of 95.

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Perlin got his big break creating U.S. propaganda during WWII, including the famous Let 'Em Have It war bonds ad depicted above. Screen Shot 2017-01-21 at 7.24.05 PMHis work went on to encapsulate a growing sexual tension via unique male nudes (some seen as props in Lynes images), unromantic portraiture, haunting still lifes.

To my amazement, I figured out that a Lynes image I own — depicting a nude man against a graffitied wall — was a collboration; the wall was by Perlin, and it looks both authentic and stylized.

From Schreiber's intro:

...Bernard Perlin was an inveterate explorer, one who reveled in pushing social, sexual, political, and creative boundaries. It's no wonder that critics of his art, while applauding individual works and even entire, small-scale one-man shows of his paintings, often complained that his body of work, when assessed as a whole, seemed to lack cohesion from one show to the next. Bernard shifted styles and themes often throughout his long career, making him truly difficult to categorize.

That shapeshifting quality leads to an incredibly rich book with surprises on every page.

The book is a stunning collection of the remarkable work of a gay man that is enhanced by interviews, unseen personal photos and Schreiber's love of his subect — which is something that makes any book of this nature indispensable.

Check it out today.

 
Jan 20 2017
HEAT INDEX — Best Foot Forward + Ryan Kelley + Yes To ES + Bel Ami + Furry Friend + Carter Wilson + Dental Dayummm! + Jhonattan Burjack + Troye Sivan! Comments (0)

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BLACK FRIDAY: Not my abs! (But wish they were.)

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TEEN WOOF 2: Ryan Kelley gets naked, touches it. (Work Unfriendly)

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SWIMMINGLY: Hot new Marc Buecher image for ES Collection.

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PAGE OF INNOCENTS: New Bel Ami book by Joan Crisol.

COMES A HORSE/MAN:

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HOT SHEET: Just a boy and a bed — no clothing credits necessary.

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AND HOUGH: Carter Wilson by John Hough.

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OPEN WIDE: Hottest dentist ever?!

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KATTA BOY: Katja Kat shoots Jhonattan Burjack.

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HOT, HISTORIC: Troye Sivan offers a sensual, LGBTQ-history-laced video for “Heaven.” Keep reading for the video ...

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Jan 13 2017
You Need — The World Needs — SERVING PRIDE Comments (0)

Adb5b7ba0977ba67925dc24fee9d509e_originalSylvia Rivera, Ellen DeGeneres & Divine (Illustration by Allison Kokarik)

Check out this Kickstarter for Serving Pride: The Queer History Dinner Party Handbook, which aims to nail down enough cash to create this proposed book that celebrates gay icons and history in a format that would lend itself to fun dinner parties so LGBTQ people can gather, have fun and learn about our own history.

Sounds great, and love the illos!

 
6-PACK — Ben Wrong Before + Paul Ryan Glibly Tells Cancer Survivor He Won't Miss ACA + Thiel Looks Forward To Trump Corruption + Gandy's Dandy + Caitlyn Live + Patient Zero Evidence! Comments (0)

WIDGETABOVE: Smarmy Ben Carson can't assure Sen. Warren he won't help make Trump richer in his proposed job as HUD director.

WIDGETBELOW: Former Republican who got cancer and suddenly loved Obamacare is told by Paul Ryan repealing ACA is better off dead.

WIDGETGay Paypal tycoon Peter Thiel defends Trump against scandals, saying Obama's 8 corruption-free years were boring. Please, bore me!

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WIDGETCheck out Mario Testino's barely-there-towel series on Instagram series; it just landed a new, nude David Gandy.

WIDGETHere's your chance to buy Jennifer Finney Boylan's book ... and introduce a cream pie to Caitlyn's inauguration-going face.

 

WIDGETStudy concludes what we have surmised for some time: There was no Patient Zero for AIDS outbreak. Also, see above on the FDA blood-donor ban.

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Jan 12 2017
Wet Dreams Of My Father: Domald Tromp Fantasy (?) Fiction Comments (0)

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This will be remembered long after Dreams of My Father is — whaddayacallit? — forgetted.

 
Jan 08 2017
6-PACK — AMERIKAN History + Maddow On Trump's Russian Lies + Trump Hire Plagiarizes (Nobody Will Care) + MMA Fighter's Prize Package + Laying It On Thick + Rita Moreno On Brando Almost Killing Her! Comments (0)

WIDGET30 years ago, a right-wing miniseries predicted a Russian takeover of the U.S. Today, right-wingers welcome it.

WIDGETVia Towleroad: Rachel Maddow on Trump's blatant lies about Russian election interference:

WIDGETTrump hire Monica Crowley plagiarized hugh chunks of her book.

WIDGETHard to believe, but there's even more of MMA fighter James Gallagher right here:

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WIDGETVIDEO: It's just his job, guys:

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WIDGETRita Moreno, 85, talks about working on the new One Day at a Time reboot by Norman Lear, 94.

 
Jan 06 2017
6-PACK — Trump Twitter-Terminates Arnold Over Ratings + It's In My DNA + Tubular Interview + Cher's First Acting Role In 7 Years + Ink First + RIP Om Puri Comments (0)

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WIDGETABOVE: Trump is laser-focused on being POTUS — and also, on taking down Schwarzenegger at 7:34 a.m. Terminator replies: 

WIDGETBreaking news: Magazines are still published!

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WIDGETGreat interview with Philip Dean Walker on '80s nostalgia, Grey Gardens, Sylvester, his book At Danceteria and Other Stories.

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WIDGETSomehow, Cher is going to star in a Lifetime Original Movie about the Flint water crisis.

WIDGETMichael Jackson's idiot son Prince gets a MASSIVE tattoo — and it has 2 misspellings.

WIDGETGandhi (1982) & The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) actor Om Puri dies @ 66.

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Dec 30 2016
6-PACK — FBI: Russia Did Hack Election, Period + S&S Makes It Rain For Fascist Milo + No Pants Plane Ride + Mormon Tabernacle Quitter + Jock Peek + Feel The Bernadette! Comments (0)

WIDGETThe FBI makes it official: Russia engaged in a broad campaign from mid-2015 on to hack the U.S. presidential election.

WIDGETWhite supremacist twink Milo Yiannopoulos lands $250K Simon & Schuster book deal. (Do alt-right millennials read books? Or just buy them as donations?)

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WIDGETActor/writer Kumail Nanjiani documents passenger on flight who stripped to his underwear to fly, was only reprimanded once and faced no punishment.

WIDGETMormon Tabernacle Choir singer quits over Trump gig: “I could never throw roses to Hitler.”

WIDGETWhen a jock casually lifts his shirt

WIDGETSeth Sikes, the incredibly talented and cute belter of Judy Garland classics, takes on Bernadette Peters next!

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