41 posts categorized "LIFE & STYLE MAGAZINE"

Dec 02 2013
Boy Culture Turns 8: My 100 Favorite Posts! Comments (0)

BoyCultureBlogYou need a little (Boy) Culture!

StripperIt blows my mind to realize that Boy Culture is now eight years old. I can still remember the joy I felt when I figured out how to post, how to upload an image and how to embed a video. I remember every time a post blew up, bringing in hits and new viewers. I remember the longtime commenters, the trolls, the spam and the never-ending (and validating!) pitches and free tickets and photographers' snaps of half- or all-naked male models. 

RuPaul-Drag-RaceShooting for my blog has never been a drag.

Cone-boyI've used Boy Culture to express myself, to help express others and to connect to people internationally.

I've also used it to show off my humor (both high and low), to flaunt my obsessions, to reality-test my sexual diversions and perversions, to laud the art I love, to lash out against the enemies of gay people and to broadcast my admiration for Madonna.

I want to thank you all for having read this blog over the years. It's a very hard thing to maintain, and it will not be maintained forever. But each time I get some positive (or even just meaningful) feedback, each time my posts are shared on social media, each time something I've written elicits a response, it keeps me going that much longer.

Madonna-stepmother-Joan-MDNAMadonna's stepmother was not impressed.

Thank you. Please enjoy my 100 favorite posts, please let me know if you're reading any old ones for the first time and are liking them and, most of all, please share this entire post far and wide to help get my work out there.

**2008 first one 6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdddbfd8833-800wiMy first "Guydar" post from 2008.

As always, you can find me on Facebook (personal and blog), Twitter, Instagram and YouTube (plus, here are my YouTube greatest hits). 

ALL ORANGE TITLES ARE HOTLINKS.

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TOTALLY RANDOM LISTS (2011—2013)

I've gotten way into lists. Way. You'll find more of my lists higher up on, uh, this particular list. But the ones that are just completely random go here because I worked my ass off on them, because I love them and because—judging from Quantcast data—you like 'em, too.

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DuranMy favorite Duran Duran member.

POP QUIZ: VIDEOS THAT KILLED (2011)

Totally awesome '80s! Take this visual quiz to see how many classic music videos you can ID.

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Brando-DeanI wish sex tapes had existed in the '50s.

UNDER THE GAYDAR: 10 PEOPLE YOU MAY OR MAY NOT REALIZE WERE OR ARE QUEER (2012)

I got lots of feedback on this, mainly because nobody realized Nell Carter was with a woman at the time of her death.

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DazzlerI would've chipped in to get this one made.

WOULDA COULDA SHOULDA: 5 INCREDIBLE MOVIES THAT NEVER HAPPENED (2013)

I'm shamless for including Leda & Swan, a movie that was a bomb without ever even being made.

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Lizabeth-ScottGreat Scott!

IN & OUT: 25 STARS' FIRST & LAST PERFORMANCES IN FILM & ON TV (2013)

Being obsessed with nostalgia and with movies, this was fun—but so very taxing—to compile. I loved the randomness of it.

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PSBI hate that music has been sleeveless for 20 years.

20 7" SINGLE SLEEVES FROM THE '80S THAT BELONG IN A GALLERY (2013)

Just 20 from my massive collection of 45s. I got rid of my 12" records, but I've kept these guys because they're just too much a part of my childhood.

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Amanda-BlakeAmanda Blake's marriage was a mystery, with both spouses dying of AIDS.

GAY MARRIAGE: CELEBRITIES WHO MARRIED LGBT SPOUSES (2013)

It might've been more efficient to make a list of famous straight people who managed to marry other full-on heteros.

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Mark-MessierThe infamous Gary Coleman/Mark Messier two-shot seen 'round the world.

ODD COUPLES: 19 UNUSUAL CELEBRITY PAIRS (2013)

This post encapsulates my outlook on pop culture and my desire to twist it and play with it...except in this case, its participants are already doing the dirty work.

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Lake-GenevaHaunted House: The family home that haunted Jane and Bill's final years.

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A FIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2007)

My late mentor's husband struggles to give away his family home.

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POLITICS (2005—2013)

I'm a political person and I blog about it a lot. Some of the entries stand up over time, but many are so of the moment it was hard to pull the ones I like best.

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Kevin-James-Adam-SandlerWhere Kevin James goes, (unintentional!!!) homophobia follows.

TRUNZO IS DUNZO (2007)

Star Magazine implying gay people aren't quite right? Not normal! This took off on several blogs and GLAAD got an apology from Trunzo over it. Some people think it's being "oversensitive," but Jesus...how much clearer is "Man to man" with a huge "NOT" (NORMAL) stamped over it?

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John-McCainIf McCain calls, I'm not here. 

NEW YORK TO McCAIN: DROP DEAD! (2008)

The time I saw John McCain and showed him exactly how I felt. 

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdcda278833-800wiThe Clintons practice some black magic 

WHITE MISCHIEF (2008)

When Bill and Hillary decided to use race in the race for the White House.

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Jason-WetheringtonCrist for the mill 

FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR ENGAYGED: DOES THIS COUNT AS "GAY MARRIAGE?" (2008)

Charlie Crist is gay. Really, really gay.

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Hillary-Clinton-guysThere's always 2016... 

HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE GAYS... (2008)

The gay affair with Hillary Clinton.

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e554e2e7d28834Hail, Mary, full of disgrace

 SARAH PALIN = SPIRO AGNEW + HARRIET MIERS (2008)

Aw, she'll never last...

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Whoopi-Goldberg-Prop-8Whoopi-tee-doo & Kate, too! 

THE MARRYING KIND (2008)

That fabulously spontaneous anti-Prop 8 march in NYC.

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Barack-Obama"Fierce advocate" was once a taunt, and is now just true.

WITH US OR AGAINST US (2009)

A post from when the Obama Administration was considered almost openly hostile toward gay-rights advocates. I believe he's turned that impression around.

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IT GOT BETTER (2010)

The one where President Obama happily signed DADT out of existence.

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Sophie-B-HawkinsAs she lays her career down to sleep...

DAMN, I WISH SHE WOULDN'T DO THISI (2011)

Sopie B. Hawkins GOesProud. I wish she'd GOHome.

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Merv-Griffin-Tombstone_6I live for death!

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OBITUARIES (2009—2012)

I tend to write about almost every celebrity death I hear about, specializing in anyone from the Golden Era. These are two that really blew me away. You, too?

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Farrah-FawcettVery hazardous duties

AND JILL CAME TUMBLING AFTER (2009)

The death of Farrah Fawcett, a woman whose nips decorated my walls before I realized I had no use for them.

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Elizabeth-taylor-bathing-suitEnd credits

REFLECTIONS IN A VIOLET EYE: ELIZABETH TAYLOR DIES AT 79 (2011)

The biggest living star fades out. It's still hard to believe she isn't around anymore.

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Donna-SummerShe worked hard for the money.

LAST DANCE: DONNA SUMMER DIES AT 63 (2012)

I'd spent a long time hating Donna over her alleged anti-gay comments, but that rumor isn't the whole story on her life.

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Barbara-KentGood egg

MAKES SAD FACE, MOVES LIPS, TYPE APPEARS ON PANEL: "THE END" (2012)

I was surprised when no major news services noted the death of the last person to have starred in a silent film as an adult, Barbara Kent.

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Mar 04 2013
Lowe & Behold Comments (2)

 

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From the week's 'bloids, all the best shots of Sean Lowe. I'm not sure I should be so attracted to a straight, SQUARE virgin, but he's definitely not ugly. Images from the March 11, 2013, issues of In Touch, Life & Style, OK!, Star and Us.

 
Jan 21 2013
All The Lowe-Down Comments (1)
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Jeez, Bachelor star Sean Lowe is a guy of whom I just can't get enough. Neither can the tabloids—above, check out all the shots of him that appear in the magazines Us, Star, In Touch and Life & Style, all dated January 28, 2013) this week.

But. Do you believe he's given up sex until marriage? Yeah, right.

 
Dec 29 2012
Need To Know Comments (1)

Widget boy cultureCaroler Tom Daley's treasure trail goes off the deep end. Hot-Tom-Daley-Marilyn-Monroe-pubes-Jean-Harris-obituary-Log-Cabin-Republican

Widget boy cultureMurderess Jean Harris dies at 89.

Widget boy cultureIdiot who bought firefighter killer's guns nabbed.

Widget boy cultureNicholas Hoult in zombie romcom Warm Bodies.

Widget boy cultureMENTAL BREAK: Puppies in the snow!

*widget boy cultureMarilyn's FBI file stripped of redactions.

Widget boy cultureMatthew McConaughey definitely not firing blanks.

Widget boy cultureThe skinny on Anne Hathaway's Les Miz diet.

Widget boy cultureGAY-BAIT:  Madonna's MDNA #1 in Russia.

Widget boy cultureLog Cabin Republicans vs. RINO Chuck Hagel.

Widget boy cultureNew LCR prez hearts Newt Gingrich.

Widget boy cultureLiberace's ex, Scott Thorson, tells National Enquirer he was snubbed by Michael Douglas.

Scott-ThorsonUnhealthy relationship

 
Nov 26 2012
A Story As Young As Time Itself Comments (4)

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Just another reason Wendy Williams's popularity baffles me: In her weekly Life & Style (December 3, 2012) column, she chastises women who are attracted to 18-year-old One Direction frontman Harry Styles, whose hair happens to smell like sex:

"...if you're older than 25, you shouldn't be giving him a second glance. Leave him for the younger girls, ladies!"

So a 26-year-old is too old to be sexually attracted to an 18-year-old, and a 26-year-old is too old to even fantasize about dating a famous 18-year-old? Our bodies don't work that way; it's arbitrary though at least sensible that we have chosen 18 as the cut-off between too young and old enough to have sexual congress with, but adding her own hang-ups about how various age levels shouldn't date guys of that age is even more so.

BTW: Harry's not my type. Yours?

 
Jun 28 2012
Desperate Living Comments (4)

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Life & Style (July 9, 2012) has a theory, which is that Madonna is desperately seeking her youth. Wow, when she signed up to do that (admittedly amazing) movie going on 30 years ago, I bet she never dreamed "desperately seeking" would be applied to her every move going forward.

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I don't think Madonna's desperate for anything. But looking at her appearance, I'm reminded that I think she is aging more like Gloria Swanson than any other celebrated star she's often compared to. Though Swanson, a health nut, would have been desperate to have had Madonna's gymnastic dexterity at age 53.

Gloria_swansonSwanson, radiant somewhere around 60

 
May 02 2012
The Homosexual Gourmand Comments (3)

Hot William Levy TV Notas
Above, William Levy simultaneously flaunts bulges in the back and the front. Bravo. As seen in TV Notas (Abril 3, 2012). Below, TV y Novelas (Mayo 2012) has this scorching-hot Juan Pablo Llano shirtless shot:

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More after the jump...

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Apr 26 2012
Pitch/Catch Comments (0)

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I'm not sure Life & Style (May 7, 2012) fully appreciates the concept of playing catch with William Levy, but I'm right there beside them.