351 posts categorized "BOOKS "

Mar 12 2014
EXCLUSIVE: Behind Venfield 8's Mask + A Gallery Of 5 Never-Before-Published Images Comments (0)
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Above, an exclusive gallery of 5 never-before-published Venfield 8 images.
 
Venfield 8 is the moniker of a mystery shooter who loves to take the piss out of consumerist sacred cows, as well out of the conventional gay male aesthetic.
 
Well, with his sorry/not sorry, glam/not glam approach, maybe he would actually put a little more piss into the latter.
 
Whereas most of the men we're presented with (guilty as charged here) are twinks or shiny musclemen with nary a hair on their god-like bodies, Venfield 8 seeks out hairy beasts, men who haven't had their abs ultra-etched by a surgeon, men you can practically smell through the computer screen.
 
David-LaflammeDavid LaFlamme by Venfield 8

He's got a sense of humor, too, teasing his rapidly expanding audience with hints that he may be someone famous, all the while sprinkling his Tumblr (Work Unfriendly) with unique, offbeat imagery, building a catalogue of work that is becoming more illustrative of who he is than any personal information ever could be.

I've been negligent in not interviewing him sooner—I've blogged about him for a couple of years already—because we've become friends. I've met him and stayed with him at his home, and have benefited from his advice and support; it's hard to interview your buddies.

But when your buddies are brilliant artists, you have to step up to the plate...

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Mar 10 2014
Picture This: Scenes From The Book Party For I USED TO BE IN PICTURES Comments (0)

Diana-RiggDame Diana Rigg, 76, & guest making the scene at the book party.

I-Used-to-Be-in-PicturesHoward and Austin Mutti-Mewes, authors of the invaluable film tome I Used to Be In Pictures: An Untold Story of Hollywood whom I have interviewed,celebrated the book's release with a tony bash held on March 6 at the Landsdowne Club in London.

I wish I could count on Dame Diana Rigg to attend my next book party!

Keep reading for the who-what-where...

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Mar 09 2014
Need To Know: Nick Of Time, To The Moon, Tea Sells, Barack H. Obama Won't You Please Go Now, TRASH Pick-Up + MORE! Comments (0)

Nick-JonasNick plays the field.

*widget boy cultureNick Jonas's soccer balls. If Nick makes you horny, this will finish ya off.

*widget boy cultureHere's some MDMA, to your health!

*widget boy cultureHoneymooners star (and "Fake Alice") Sheila MacRae dies at 92.

*widget boy cultureBachmann: Tea Party is an "intellectual movement." (More like bowel movement.)

*widget boy cultureShrill Palin lambastes Obama via Dr. Seuss (probably the only author she's read).

*widget boy cultureObama's foreign policy is not weak, it's effective.

*widget boy cultureFace time via Call Me Adam with Nothing But Trash's sexxxy creatives:

*widget boy cultureCardinal Dolan scared shitless that Pope Francis might endorse civil unions.

*widget boy cultureHOLY SEE-WORD!: The Pope drops the F-bomb accidentally.

*widget boy cultureA Frank Spinelli primer—must-read!

*widget boy cultureLena Dunham brought her brand of funny to SNL.

*widget boy cultureMisgivings about Matthew McConaughey and Dallas Buyers Club.

*widget boy cultureA Work Unfriendly look at nudity that gives "well hung" a dark new meaning.

*widget boy cultureFrancois Sagat will be your mistress tonight:

MadonnaSagatcha, gotcha where he wants ya...

 
You've Got Male Comments (0)

Quinn-Jaxon

Quinn Christopher Jaxon has been a favorite model of mine for years, and I was lucky enough to shoot him in L.A. this past year. (How have I not released those photos??? I'm like a dragon on a horde when it comes to my photos. Or maybe I just wish I were better and post-production?)

Now, the second book of photos by his manager, Bacchus, is out: Male Temptations is dripping with not only Quinn photos, but also photos of eight other hot subjects. Visit Quinn's site (Work Unfriendly) to snatch this e-book up for only $15...and then browse the unbelievably all-acces items Quinn offers on a daily basis.

 
Mar 08 2014
The Glenwayback Machine Comments (0)

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I'm rarely asked to blurb a book. I recall blurbing a book for Brad Gooch in 2001, and then much more recently for the amazing A Visit to Priapus and Other Stories (University of Wisconsin, $26.95) , the latter of which was edited by Jerry Rosco. Rosco was also given a Lambda nod for A Heaven of Words: Last Journals, 1956—1984.

Check out these books, and use the link as a shopping list for other LGBT books you may have missed while reading the new Chelsea Handler, which was probably ghost-written by someone gay. Remember when LGBT publishing was a big deal in the '70s until about the '90s? It's still a big deal, or should be.

 
Mar 07 2014
Need To Know: MJDNA, Putin's Fan Club Of 1, LES Miss, Queen's English + MORE! Comments (0)

Brandon-Howard-DNA-Michael-JacksonThe kid is not his son.

Boy-Culture-gay-LGBTDADDY/BOY: You're an idiot if you think Michael Jackson fathered a son 31 years ago.

Boy-Culture-gay-LGBTAssad HEARTS Putin.

Boy-Culture-gay-LGBTShe turned down "Eponine." Ouch!

Boy-Culture-gay-LGBT"Sluts are just whores in training," sez lipless Arkansas judge.

Boy-Culture-gay-LGBTAnti-gay nutjob bought his way onto the NY Times Bestseller list.

Boy-Culture-gay-LGBTCarmen Carrera bawls out Crossfit.

Boy-Culture-gay-LGBTKesha (not Ke$ha) is all rehabbed now.

Boy-Culture-gay-LGBTQueen Elizabeth's first-ever comment on anything gay.

Boy-Culture-gay-LGBTLohanthony—and his mom!—go for a ride with Ru...

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Mar 06 2014
Need To Know: Sit On Me Baby One More Time, Russian To Secede, A Total-Miss Hannigan, Starring Harry Styles & Adele Dazeem + MORE! Comments (0)

Britney-Spears-fan-Peter-DeeHave a seat!

Boy-CultureBritney knows how to treat a superfan.

Boy-CultureBIG, FAT LIAR: Christie claims Democrats are the intolerant ones.

Boy-CultureCrimea votes to become part of Russia. This should go over well.

Boy-CultureGhanaian movie posters are beyond.

Boy-CultureTOTALLY AWESOME 2000s: Aaron Carter misses Hilary Duff.

Boy-CultureWhat looks worse, Diaz's "acting" or the kid's "singing"?:

Boy-CultureJohnny Weir & his shady husband take a bite out of crime.

Boy-CultureON THE RADIO: Blogger blah-blah-blahs on the air tonight.

Boy-CultureWill Harry Styles join the Wicked movie?

Boy-CultureFabuous Rock Hudson & Elizabeth Taylor limited editions raise $ vs. HIV:

Rock-Hudson-Elizabeth-TaylorA positively beautiful gesture

Boy-CultureNicole Kidman pretending to be Grace Kelly.

Boy-CulturePrince is no longer cool on any level.

Boy-CultureDarrell Issa is a complete jerk, CBC wants him out.

Boy-CultureDesperately Seeking the Exit returns to NYC, like herpes—but funny!

DSE SQUARE LRGEMaking bloody marys out of rotten tomatoes.

 
West Village People: A Trip To The WASN'T TOMORROW WONDERFUL? Book Party Comments (0)

Kenneth-Walsh-Wasnt-Tomorrow-WonderfulKenneth's book apparently comes in a handy (very) LARGE-print version...

Kenneth-M-WalshHad so much fun last night at Kenneth M. Walsh's book-release party for his memoir Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful? (Magnus, $19.99), held at 49 Grove.

What a great, loungey vibe that place has, especially when well-stocked with glitterati and literati (and probably some illiterati once the booze began flowing).

It was a Chip Duckett joint, so naturally a good time was had by all.

Kenneth-Wash-2An example of the Studio 54-like vibe at 49 Grove. Call it: Studio 49.

Margarita-PracatanI brought my out-of-towners Kurt and Warren, who are connoisseurs of NYC fun, cute boys (a late-night Adonis visit may or may not have happened) and Kenneth's book. We hung out with the likes of Scooter LaForge, artist extraordinaire and body beautiful (and unashamed Madonna queen), and legendary funnylady Margarita Pracatan (pictured at right and below), who confessed that when she has no idea what the hell someone is saying to her, she laughs. (This works well, except for when a southerner is recounting the loss of his wife. Oops.)

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Mar 03 2014
Need To Know: The Oscars Were Pretty Fun, Ellen Was Mostly Funny, The Right People Mostly Won Comments (0)

Tumblr_n1vj4pXJ911rl58vno4_500"You deserve this." "I know."

*widget boy cultureThe Oscars (winners here) remind us that Angelina Jolie is a very good person.

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*widget boy cultureHere's a tip: Next time, give the pizza boy some money.

Tumblr_n1uy5d0KwD1qibkfno1_500Indiana Jonesing for carbs.

*widget boy cultureEllen's gimmicky selfie trick was a Samsung semi-coup.

Tumblr_n1ubpuTtzd1qh9nffo1_500Say, "Cheesy!"

*widget boy cultureLet's not think of Kim Novak this way, but instead think of her this way:

Tumblr_n1otv2QhlL1riyibxo3_500What black magic has her surgeon been up to?

*widget boy cultureStill, Kim thought Goldie Hawn looked just GREAT.

Goldie_hawn_oscars_face_2014_19h80ln-19h819uFoul play.

*widget boy cultureJohn Travolta is our Liberace:

John-Travolta"I wish my brother Dick was here."

*widget boy cultureOf course, Travolta has launched the Twitter career of Adela Dazeem:

*widget boy cultureOscar viewership hit a 10-year high on Ellen's watch.

Tumblr_n1vh0b0tqq1rtx5ico3_400"What kind of disease do I need to get to win a fuckin' award, huh???"

*widget boy cultureLeo loses to Matt, Matt snubs AIDS, Jared snubs no one.

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*widget boy cultureJennifer goes for Lupita's gold, but is headed for a big fall.

Tumblr_n1u7m9vhMu1snj5pto2_400Once is cute, twice is rehab.

*widget boy cultureLupita's the first African to win an Oscar.

Tumblr_n1udym9DHs1qh9nffo1_500Kenya believe it???

*widget boy cultureNext Oscars will be all about Airplane vs. Volcano.

*widget boy cultureDarlene Love was 20 feet from every star, not about to miss her big break:

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*widget boy cultureLady Gaga was at the Oscars. No one cared.

Tumblr_n1u6u0Gj7n1t1rvzco4_250And the crowd goes mild.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's after-party was the be-all, end-all.

MadonnaMadonna gave Jane Krakowski (sur)realness!

*widget boy cultureNOW SHE'S A BLUE-HAIR: Liza's hair was everything at the Oscars:

Tumblr_n1u1c2bjtX1s9dykmo1_400Reminds me of her Results-era 'do.

 
Feb 24 2014
Me, (212)!: My Interview With Kenneth M. Walsh Comments (0)

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Please do me a favor and check out my lengthy Q&A with my buddy and your second-favorite self-absorbed blogger, Kenneth M. Walsh, over at Queerty upon the occasion of the publication of his witty, insightful, honest-'til-it-hurts memoir, Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful? (Magnus, $19.99)

Kenneth-walsh-matthew-rettenmundIn happier times

He's an interesting guy, even more so in book-length than in the space of a post.