428 posts categorized "ART"

May 13 2019
MADONNA UNVEILED: New Book Loves Madonna's Work Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2019-05-13 at 6.05.53 AMThe unveiling (Image via video still)

Madonna Unveiled is a new project that had its beginnings a dozen COVER-EN years ago, when an anonymous fan of the Queen of Pop decided to deeply analyze every aspect of her music, music videos and live performances in order to highlight the complexity of her output.

It's a timely project, considering Madonna is more pilloried than ever for continuing to make contemporary pop music — and a chunk of the negativity is coming from her own fans, some of whom possessively want her to do everything but what she wants to do instead of letting her be Madonna and deciding which aspects thrill and which do not ...

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Apr 15 2019
Notre Dame Cathedral Nearly Consumed By Flames Comments (0)

UPDATE: A bit of good news: The main structure and 1/3 of the roof appear to have survived.

Tragic — it would appear all or most of the iconic, more than 800-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral has been consumed by flames, possibly related to a multi million-dollar renovation project.

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Apr 05 2019
Jonas Brothers Coolness/Hotness + Assange Eviction + Robyn Vid + This Company Will Help You Get A Card-On! + MORE — 6-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: About 20 laps are in order.

BELOW: Jonas coolness, Assange eviction, Robyn vid, Kweer cards and more ...

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Mar 29 2019
The Circus Is Coming To Town: A Review Of CIRCUS OF BOOKS At Fierman Comments (0)

IMG_1630Caught looking (All images by Matthew Rettenmund)

The West Hollywood location of Circus of Books was, from the 1960s until it shuttered on February 9, 2019, a gay mecca.

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Mar 28 2019
Long Time Coming: The Museum Of Sex Fetes James Bidgood Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2019-03-28 at 5.53.07 PM*Bottoms up! (All images by Matthew Rettenmund)

James Bidgood is, in many ways, the embodiment of LGBTQ-pop culture of the past nearly 100 years (he turned 86 today). At 18, the Wisconsite moved to NYC, where he quickly became involved in hustling, drag and porn. Check, check and check!

Screen Shot 2019-03-28 at 9.03.01 PMA Bidgood man is hard to find ...

He studied art at Parsons, became a dress and costume designer and was also a photographer — including of beefcake — and did all of this as an out gay man before the first rock was thrown at Stonewall.

IMG_1662*Bidgood with good buddy, the artist Slava Mogutin

His colorful — the man's palette was sumptuous — life and work is currently being celebrated, with the participation of his gallery, ClampArt, at NYC's Museum of Sex (233 Fifth Ave.) in a must-see show entitled James Bidgood: Reveries.

Screen Shot 2019-03-28 at 9.33.29 PMPortrait of the artist as a young queen (inset); along with a shot from a projection during his party

Curated by Lissa Rivera, the show includes ephemera from Bidgood's youth (a parent-teacher conference memo), his days as drag queen Terry Howe at Club 82 (queens didn't have RuPaul to hand them careers back then, girl), and some of his absolute best photographs, surreal scenes he created with colored lights and props in his Hell's Kitchen apartment 50 years ago, and that clearly influenced future artists like Pierre et Gilles and David LaChapelle, to name but a couple.

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RIP Matthew Underwood Of HEADMASTER Comments (0)

UnnamedMatthew Underwood: 1983-2019 (Image via Headmaster)

Fans and colleagues are mourning the death of Matthew Underwood, who had been one of the founding editors of Headmaster Magazine.

Matthew Lawrence and Jason Tranchida of the publication alerted readers via email Thursday:

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Mar 25 2019
Rugby Show-Of + Zac Sans Shirt + Why Trump Is NOT In The Clear + Huckabee Sanders Suggest Death Penalty For Trump Critics + Krispy Nazis + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Meet the love interest in Steve Grand's next music video, dropping Wednesday on Pride.com.

BELOW: Keep reading for a naked rugby jock, everything you never wanted to know about the Mueller Report and Trump's crowing, Zac shirtless ad nauseum and more ...

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Mar 14 2019
Boy Band Scandal Post-Mortem + Gay Immigrant's Story + Trump Coup? + Tennis Showmance + Madonna Doc + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: She's romantic!

BELOW: Keep reading for Lou Pearlman unpacked, a gay immigrant's story, a Stonewall art tribute, a May-December of the following year romance that goes seriously sour and more ...

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