70 posts categorized "BOY CULTURE"
I'm very proud to be in such esteemed company. NewNewNext is a fully staffed, fully functioning LGBTQ blog, Paper and Paste and Billboard are also legit sites attached to imposing brands. Huffington Post is one of the top news sources on the planet. Teen Vogue has been killing it this year with incisive political coverage. Hello Giggles I'd never heard of until now, but it's an elaborate blog with many contributors.
I'm. One. Guy.
So I'm extra-grateful for the good company!
Jack Sock Pantsless
Mark Ruffalo In the Act
Trump's a Chump
Guarino's New Gig
Jamie Dornan = So Hot
Boy of my dreams
It's been another year of Boy Culture, and that makes 12.
I've spent a decade and change of my life posting think-pieces, don't-think pieces, sexy butts, sexy bulges, infuriated protests, news of the day, news of the gay, surreptitious photos, self-promotion, self-deprecation, humor, pathos, dead celebrities, celebrities you thought were dead and what evidence of what passes for my powers of observation. I've acquired fans and anti-fans and momentarily interested passers-by.
The first blogs I encountered (I was a late bloomer) were Perez Hilton and Pink Is the New Blog ... and I barely understood how to read them. The concept of scrolling down for information, which is now becoming passé, was so new to me, they just looked like a jumble of information.
As I became accustomed to the idea, I noticed Towleroad — a specifically gay blog. Color me inspired, and by the end of 2005, when I was living in misery in a temporary apartment across the street from the dream apartment into which I would soon move (and eventually lose), I spent my free time figuring out Typepad. I was off-the-charts thrilled when I became adept at uploading images and formatting captions. I had previously experimented with Blogger, but now I was in business. Posting some old Blogger pieces and plunging ahead with all my thoughts on Madonna's new album Confessions on a Dance Floor, Boy Culture was born.
Why did I start this blog? (Besides as an excuse to disseminate images of guys in their skivvies.)
So many nights at the Adonis ... (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)
Mainly, I thought I could promote the theatrical release of the movie of the same name, which Allan Brocka had co-adapted and directed from my debut novel (new edition coming). I was proud of the movie and wanted to help get the word out, so I posted about each screening in-between quirky, topical entries on music, movies, Madonna and me. Just this past year, I used my blog (and Kickstarter) to help get the word out about the sequel to that movie — to which you can still donate here. I would also eventually lean on Boy Culture to help create awareness of Encyclopedia Madonnica 20, which was a huge hit.
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“I am 36 years old. I have never known a country where men and women could be bought and sold, where newspapers run ads that say NO IRISH NEED APPLY or water fountains are labeled colored,” Rep. Joe Kennedy said in a moving speech addressing Trump's woefully inadequate, harmful response to Charlottesville.
You know exactly where he's going with it — and you don't mind.
Keep reading for his wise words about not repeating history ...
Singer Steve Grand — a friend of mine set to make his acting debut in Boy Culture: The Series — had granted a frank interview to Attitude, in which he talks about his dependence on alcohol 18 months after quitting.
“I woke up in my own urine in the bed of a person who I don't even think particularly likes me. But he was the only person who came up in the recent messages on my phone so was the one they called, and he took care of me,” he recalls of his lowest moment. “That was the last straw for me.”
More on Steve's Q&A, plus 5 other of the day's hottest links ...