29 posts categorized "NEXT 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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Oct 06 2013
Your Nightly Briefing Comments (0)
Adam-Fleming-Next-Magazine-gay-shirtless
Kevin Thomas Garcia shoots Adam Fleming for Next (October 4, 2013). Adorable, isn't he?
 
Sep 02 2013
I Can't Believe I'm Losing To This Straight Guy Comments (0)

Christine-Quinn-NYC-Next-gay-LGBT-mayor
It must kill Christine Quinn that even now, shortly before the Democratic primary for New York's mayoral race, the city's gay nightlife mag Next (August 30, 2013) can't even have her on the cover without a big question mark after the cover line, "The Right Candidate for Gay New York?"

Inside, she defends herself against the perception that she is a lesbian version of Mike Bloomberg, but there is a pall over her candidacy as poll after poll suggests Bill de Blasio might not only best her in the primary, but do so by enough of the vote to erase the need for a run-off.

 
Jul 29 2013
Red Alert Comments (1)

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New York's most famous ginger, my buddy Andrew Glaszek, covers Next (July 26, 2013) this week.

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May 24 2013
Need To Know: Scout's Dishonor, Amanda Arrested, Ukraine To Gays: Nyet + MORE Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureBoy Scouts vote to allow gay youth, continue ban on gay adults! Stuart_bellamy_from_premiere_london_for_gia_by_enokae_via_homotography_1

*widget boy cultureElliot Morales indicted for murdering Mark Carson in NYC.

*widget boy cultureAmanda Bynes gets arrested.

*widget boy cultureSee the wet-nipples scene cut from Star Trek.

*widget boy cultureHow hot is Stuart Bellamy?

*widget boy cultureNo Gay Pride Parade for Ukraine. Trayvon-Martin

*widget boy cultureTrayvon Martin's cellphone data leaked to paint him as expendable.

*widget boy cultureSteven Wenslawski & the men of NYC in their tightie brighties.

WENSLAWSKIBeach blanket himbo.

 
Apr 03 2013
Need To Know: Hill Yes, Bradley Cooper's Head Pubes, Mama Madonna In Malawi + MORE Comments (1)

Niall_horan_shirtless_olly_murs_chestTits a living

*widget boy cultureSOMETHING OFF MY CHEST: Olly Murs vs. Niall Horan.

*widget boy cultureMadame President's Super PAC launches. O-HILLARY-CLINTON-SCRUNCHIE-570

*widget boy cultureUruguay beats the U.S. to marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureSen Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) = 2nd Rep. senator for equality.

*widget boy cultureNicola Formichetti is out at Mugler.

*widget boy cultureSurprise! Sean Hannity still a mean A-hole.

*widget boy cultureNext gets a new editor.

*widget boy cultureVoice of Elmo officially recasted.

*widget boy cultureNow Obama is coming for your BRAIN.

*widget boy cultureStevie Nicks doc In Your Dreams is now playing.

*widget boy cultureTegan & Sara & other under-40 sensations.

*widget boy cultureBradley Cooper's short-and-curlies.

*widget boy cultureJinkx Monsoon & Alaska Thunderfvck sing "Cabaret."

*widget boy cultureTerry Richardson tries grape-flavored POPwater.

*widget boy cultureGay center can't sponsor Boy Scouts troop.

*widget boy cultureRemember when Courtney Love was smokin'?

*widget boy cultureMadonna continues to walk the walk in Malawi.

Madonna-MalawiMadonna & Child(ren)

 
Sep 10 2012
The Oldest Living Madonna Fan Tells All Comments (9)

Matthew Rettenmund Madonna
Yeah, I really shouldn't be entering "Madonna's biggest fan" contests considering how Madonna-blessed I already am, yet I did and Next chose me as a runner-up.

Madonna-Collection"I have that!"—the mantra of the collector

UPDATE: I'm cool with being a runner-up, guys, but thanks! No complaints. Here are the winners, who were chosen in categories of memorabilia, torch-passing and world travel.

 
Aug 23 2012
They Love The Nightlife Comments (0)
Next Nightlife Hall of Fame
Next Magazine is inducting six people into its Nightlife Hall of Fame...see who is admitted beyond the velvet rope here.