33 posts categorized "NEW YORK 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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OBAMA-DADTA good sign

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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Joe Jonas's Teen-Idol Exit Interview Comments (0)

Joe-Jonas-BrothersDisney was not his cup of tea.

Having worked with the Jonas Brothers for years (we're not besties, but they know me and I would Jonas-Brothershope think positively of me, as I do of them), perhaps I am more interested in Joe Jonas's extremely candid mini-memoir he narrated to Jennifer Vineyard at New York's Vulture.

Among his revelations: He's "not religious in any way" (which stands in stark contrast to the boys' very public religious image from those years) following disenchantment with the strict church he grew up in, he did engage in sexual activity as a teenager but says he lost his virginity at 20 and is glad he didn't "go there" with any "bathshit crazy" girls from his past, and yes, the whole Disney machine really did do a number on his head.

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Jul 15 2013
Got It Covered Comments (8)

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Two pretty fantastic covers of late that say a lot.

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Jun 23 2013
Liev To Tell Comments (4)
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These shots of Liev Schreiber by Lucas Michael in New York  (June 17, 2013) have led me to totally reassess my level of attraction to the guy. Who knew?

 
Jun 17 2013
Need To Know: Indulging The Bulge, Harry Snogger, Zack's Rack + MORE Comments (0)
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*widget boy cultureI'M LATE, BUT...: Jock Mario Gotze shows off his impressive bulge. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureThe "daddy" thing is new???

*widget boy cultureOne Direction members share a snog.

*widget boy cultureBreckin Meyer & Mark-Paul Gosselaar go nude.

*widget boy cultureBUT I'M A CHEERLEADER: See the all-black, all-male Prancing Elites.

*widget boy cultureTV cook Nigella Lawson assaulted by her husband.

*widget boy cultureS.F. Examiner provokes with free Michelle Shocked concert during Pride.

*widget boy culture2Wink Australia launched H20 swim trunks..."just add water."

2WINK H20 FERRARI RED SWIM WEARWet, hot, Australian summer.

 
Nov 03 2012
Powerful, Powerless Comments (2)
New York Magazine
Where were you when the lights went out in NYC?
 
Mar 27 2012
No Shirt, No Problem Comments (0)

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With undying gratitude to Rodrigo: A bevy of shirtless male models at a fashion show last night.

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Feb 28 2012
Best On The Boards Comments (1)

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See if you agree with Time Out New York's picks for the sexiest chorus boys on Broadway. I can think of several who were left out. Among their picks, I only recognize Grasan Kingsberry immediately, but all are hot.

 
Jan 10 2012
Quite A Stretch Comments (3)

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In New York (January 16—23, 2012), 35-year-old David Regelin displays proper yoga techniques and/or shows off what yoga has brought him...

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Dec 26 2011
Happy Birthday, Jared Leto Comments (1)

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Ageless (actually, he's 40 today) Jared Leto looks lithe and loony in New York (January 2—9, 2012). The piece correctly singles out the messianic flirtations of Leto and his band 30 Seconds to Mars. Leto says:

"I have this drive to help deliver all of us—me included—to a place where we can feel free."

Kudos to him for taking music seriously (he hasn't acted in a film in years), but I must say that when I saw the band do a fan gathering, it bordered on creepy. (And one of them gushing how Atlas Shrugged had changed his life didn't help me away from that feeling.) But I still wanted a picture with him.