501 posts categorized "BOOKS "

May 20 2015
Your Nightly Briefing Comments (0)
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Check out Max Woltman's aptly titled Funderwear, a giddiness-infused document of various men in all shapes, sizes and ages in (and totally out!) of their skivvies.

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Get the book here for $50. More of Max's work here.

My fave:

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May 11 2015
Need To Know: Bush League + Queen Of The Hill + Marry Me, I'm Irish + Wild Accusation + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureJeb Bush would have authorized Iraq invasion.

*widget boy cultureJeb says George W. Bush would be his top foreign-policy advisor.

*widget boy cultureHillary doesn't dominate the 2016 conversation, she is the conversation. Screen Shot 2015-05-10 at 6.36.05 PM

*widget boy cultureFrail Burt Reynolds plugs memoir.

*widget boy cultureInside Joe & Sofia's engagement par-tay.

*widget boy cultureThe rest of what happened at the GLAAD Awards.

*widget boy cultureHuge pro-marriage equality rally in Dublin.

*widget boy cultureApple Watch watch: Problems?

*widget boy cultureRat-infested Madonna is proud of her 4 kids ... who are growing up!

*widget boy cultureA shout-out for all the “Fat Chicks”!

*widget boy cultureKylie Jenner denies she's a wild child.

*widget boy cultureGracie and Frankie's Ethan Embry, hottie for the ages.

*widget boy cultureColton Haynes heats up Spain.

 

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Apr 28 2015
Need To Know: Read It And Weep + Supremely Unconfident? + A.G. For G-A-Y-S + Valling Around + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureScholastic Books that some young readers really need to read.

*widget boy cultureRight-wing writer thinks Supremes will deny marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureBuzzFeed predicts 5-4 for marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureSwing vote Kennedy questions if Court can change millennia-old tradition.

*widget boy cultureOur new AG Loretta Lynch (thanks, Obama ... no, really!) is pro-equality.

*widget boy cultureDancing to Michael Jackson during Baltimore riots. Odd.

*widget boy cultureGIRLFRIEND'S NOT IN A COMA: Joni Mitchell is okay.

*widget boy cultureVal Chmerkovskiy goes nearly naked on Dancing with the Stars!

IMG_3456He pretended to be shy, but when you look like this, you're not shy.

 
Apr 26 2015
Need To Know: Nepal Devastation + Obama Slays @ WHCD + Cox Speaks To Jenner + Take 2 Tylenol And Marry Me + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureNepal quake killed 2,500+, devastated historical structures.

*widget boy cultureCheck out this devastating before-and-after picture: 

*widget boy cultureBest WHCD jokes ... and some were gold, including edgy gay ones.

*widget boy cultureCecily Strong basically endorsed Hillary Clinton.

*widget boy cultureLaverne Cox on Bruce Jenner.

*widget boy cultureNew gay-themed novel about brothers.

*widget boy cultureKim Richards enters rehab. Lisa Rinna locks lips, throws away key.

*widget boy cultureTylenol goes red for gay rights!

*widget boy cultureWeiderpass claims Ted Cruz dinner “just happened.”

*widget boy cultureSophia Bush loses ex in Nepal quake.

*widget boy cultureGet to know your Wicked Gay Blog blogger.

Tumblr_nm622oyR8r1tuh4e9o1_540Wicked Gay Blog is a reliable place for stuff like this.

 

 
Apr 23 2015
Book 'em: The New Gooch & Signorile Comments (0)

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I wrote to Brad Gooch several months ago to ask him about his late partner Howard Brookner as Img300part of my Encyclopedia Madonnica research. Brookner directed the mostly unseen gem Bloodhounds of Broadway (1988), which he completed at the expense of his health—he was dying of AIDS, but pushed through the process in order to make the film he wanted to make. Sadly, the studio didn't like his film and ordered cuts that weakened it. He died before it hit the theaters.

Brad was kind enough to reply, and mentioned that all questions would be answered in his upcoming memoir, the just-released Smash Cut: A Memoir of Howard & Art & the '70s & the '80s (Harper, April 2015, $27.99). I'm not sure every Madonna question I had is answered herein, but those questions faded quickly as I read. Gooch has documented his life during an exciting and, as those of us who are a few years younger often forget (the '80s weren't always totally awesome), harrowing time in New York, and has done so with unselfconscious ease that makes his memoir a literary achievement more than a simple biography. It's also more than the bio of a guy who loved a guy who died; it's a bio of guys who loved guys who died, and a bio of New York City.

Gooch's years as an overthinking model, a sexual libertine and, though it wasn't called this then, a husband are beautifully communicated. It's short but impactful, like a poem you didn't realize you'd been waiting your whole life to read and stumbled across by chance. It's Just Kids (2010)-level work, and you should probably be reading it instead of this blog.

My own memoir is coming in a few months. It's not as good as this, nor is it really even comparable, nor should I even try to compare them. Still, I couldn't help thinking I'm glad I don't have anything this heart-breaking to write about, and that I'm humbled by the grace in Brad's insightful writing.

Img301It seemed fitting to write about Michelangelo Signorile's book It's Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia & Winning True Equality (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, April 2015, $27) in this post as well. Michelangelo all but invented the concept of outing (giving too many gay people something to fear and to use in order to capitulate to the status quo), but while he didn't invent gay activism, he probably reinvented it. His thoughts on where the struggle for gay rights stands are sobering and empowering. You can read it as a case of our rights being half-fulfilled or half-unfulfilled, but while his argument is that we could lose it if we don't keep working, it never comes across as defeatist or concern-trolly, two descriptors all too applicable to left-wing writing.

It's a kick-ass book for people who are thinking we've already kicked ass. We have some, a lot, but there's more left.

 
Apr 21 2015
Shirley, You're Not Serious Comments (0)

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Now that she's gone, some of Shirley Temple's best stuff is going on tour and will be in a new book. There's nothing morbid about this at all, hater!

 
Apr 15 2015
Need To Know: Hillary United + Jaden Ciccone + Tossing CUCUMBER's Salad + The Bad Old Days + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureHillary strengthens her position against Citizens United.

*widget boy cultureJaden Smith proclaims he's “the new male Madonna.”

*widget boy cultureMadonna & Janet Jackson on Square Pegs???

*widget boy cultureRihanna doing coke.

*widget boy cultureLOGO's Cucumber gets some love. (I thought it was like tofu.)

*widget boy cultureIan McKellen's new role.

*widget boy cultureA piece of history for $10,000.

*widget boy cultureKimora Lee Simmons gives birth.

*widget boy cultureNew Brad Gooch memoir: NYC, AIDS, the '80s & more.

*widget boy cultureBELOW: What a view!

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Apr 01 2015
Wired: Classic MOMMIE DEAREST Gifs Comments (0)
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In honor of the news that Faye Dunaway is revisiting Mommie Dearest (1980) in a new memoir, check out some of the best-ever animated gifs that from classic/classically bad film.

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