Real World and Playgirl veteran Joey Kovar has been found dead at the age of 29. Drugs are suspected to have been a factor, though his family denies this rumor so far.
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As of midnight last night, it was exactly six years since my first post. It's been a tough thing to keep up with a dayjob and outside activities, and just when I think I might walk away, a valuable connection or interesting opportunity or a kind word comes my way. Thank you all for reading me.
Of whom are you more jealous?
Here are my favorite 100+ posts out of nearly 11,000. Please take some time to read (or re-read!) a couple and tweet or Facebook any you like.
FROM BOY TO MAN: BC B.C. (2007): The entire history of my novell and novel Boy Culture as well as the movie version; might be my ultimate post.
BOY ON FILM (2006): An account of the NYC launch party for Boy Culture as it played the TriBeCa Film Fest.
FRIENDS AND "FAMILY" (2006): The movie version of Boy Culture hits Chicago.
RAPT PUPIL (2006): The final night of Outfest with Boy Culture; I was fat but on the other hand got to meet Bryan Singer.
"Your pictures suck" (2008): An art critic attacks me, but not without sustaining some hits in return.
DRAWN TOGETHER (2008): How my desire to draw related to my secret desire. One of my absolute favorite posts.
LOST ANGELES (2009): My favorite photographic travelogue of L.A.
ART IMITATES LIFE (2006): My 9/11 and my distaste for grief tourism.
BURNING MAN (2007): Tribute to my late high school friend and first romance.
LOST BOY FOUND (2011): There is a book in here somewhere.
CIAO HOUNDS: OUR TRIP TO ITALY (2011): Finally got José to Europe.
ILLINOIS DEATH TRIP (2007): Ruminations on death while revisiting a past home, and the past.
PASSING BY (2008): Mourning the loss of a person I only met once.
I heard from a good source that the print component of Playgirl—revitalized by Daniel Nardicio in the past two years after a disappearing act—had been sold to a New Jersey publisher for an undisclosed amount, and that the online and products line (they have items in GNC and other stores) would stay with the current owners.
If you think that's anything to sneeze at, remember how lame Torso was when its editor was a fat guy. (Me!)
I'll be curious to see how the Playgirl story continues to unfold on the newsstand, and if the owners of the magazine and the owners of the Web site will be able to Play nice together.
If true, I'll be sad to see it go.
The Spring 2011 issue of Playgirl has been previewed in an e-newsletter, revealing that the mystery supermodel coverboy is none other than Tim Boyce. Solidifying his status as an icon in the industry, he appeared on the cover of Arena Homme Plus in 1994 with Marcus Schenkenberg, Tyson Beckford, Gregg Spaulding and Larry Scott as part of the "High Five of the New Supermodel Army."
Currently the tatted up arm behind Equinox, his image was ubiquitous in the '90s. Tim's Equinox ad got him fired from working at a rival gym. But it was probably worth it:
You're only a couple of clicks away from seeing absolutely everything Greg McKeon's got, front and back. For a corpse, Playgirl really gets around still.
Ronnie Kroell's 90-year-old Grandma Carmella seems to approve of his Playgirl cover.