87 posts categorized "ELTON JOHN"

Oct 30 2023
Understanding Is Love: An Interview With Mary Gabriel About Her Book MADONNA: A REBEL LIFE Comments (0)

Mary-gabriel-madonna-boycultureThe book's cover image is by Deborah Feingold, from the same session that graces the rare 1984 The Quiet Storm Thai magazine. (Image via Little, Brown)

Quiet Storm 84Reading is ... hard. It takes a lot for me, English degree be damned, to sit quietly and read a book. For years, having my constantly active and attention-craving dogs, and then dog, was enough to keep me judging books by their covers alone. Then, I became as addicted to inst-ernet gratification as a person a couple of generational alphabet letters down the line from me.

At some point, I joked that I don't read at all anymore, and I may have even said so to Mary Gabriel, the acclaimed writer who has set her sights on Madonna with her new biography Madonna: A Rebel Life (Little, Brown, October 2023), because she teased me when she sent me a signed copy of her work — “I know you don't read Madonna books. But read this one. You might learn something.”

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I did and I did. The book is not filled with shockers for diehard fans/addicts, though I'm sure there are things you didn't know or forgot you know, but it is something that has been missing from the hundred or more Madonna books out there so far — a serious, sober, all-inclusive, biographical look at Madonna's life and career executed with scrupulous attention to contextualizing who she is and why that worked and works for us.

There have been a couple of interesting biographies, but I always felt they were lost in the long shadow of Christopher Andersen's dreadful best seller from 30 years ago. It was time for Madonna: A Rebel Life.

And it was time for me to quiz Ms. Gabriel about her gigantic endeavor ...

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Aug 28 2023
Bad Bunny Naked + Bubble Trouble + Do Say Gay + Gay Games I, 41 Years On + Joe The Plumber Gets Flushed + MORE! — 6-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: It's Male Model Monday.

Vintage-gay-boycultureVintage image from Peter Miller of New York — hostility and something else between WWI soldiers (Image via Peter Miller/New York)

BELOW: Keep reading for a bubble, trouble over the word GAY, a Gay Games anniversary and more ...

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Aug 18 2023
Paulie Calafiore: I'M BI + Lil Nas X Doc Sets Premiere + Teacher Fired For Teaching Self-Acceptance + Ramaswamy Hates Gen Z + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

Paulie-calafiore-bisexual-boyculture-gayHe's bisexual, he's sexually fluid, he's Paulie. (Images via video still & Instagram)

ABOVE: Paulie Calafiore comes out as bisexual. See BELOW.

BELOW: Keep reading for Lil Nas X, Patrick Swayze, the lesbians of Asia and more ...

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Jul 17 2023
Maluma Gives Up The Goods + Adam Sank's Good BAD DATES + Supporting Dolly & Miley Gets A Teacher Fired + Elton Testifies In Kevin Spacey Trial + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

Maluma-shirtless-feet-underwear-boycultureFoot-longing (Images via Instagram)

ABOVE: Maluma offers up tits, feet and basket.

 

BELOW: A very good date, a trigger word for Republicans, some inexpensive tail and more ...

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Jun 20 2023
Hunter Biden's Plea Deal + Trump Trapped By Fox News + Andrew Tate Charged With Rape + Elton John Won't Perform In U.S. Over LGBTQ-Rights Slide + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: He was a real swinger.

Big and Thick Mike HensonFlashback — they don't make 'em like this anymore ... (Image via AVO)

BELOW: Keep reading for Andrew Tate, Hunter Biden & Trump going down (at different levels), gay man set ablaze, Elton's last stand and more ...

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Aug 26 2022
PET SEMATARY's Mary Lambert On Her '80s Classic + Trump Duped By Fake Rothschild + Britney's Feeble Comeback Is A Strong iTunes Hit + MORE! — 6-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Start spreadin' the news ...

BELOW: Keep reading for my Mary Lambert tale, Trump duped by an impostor (at Mar-A-Lago, where he keeps stolen top-secret documents) and more ...

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Aug 25 2022
*NSYNC Remake + Britney Shades Elton + Jonathan Knight Weds + Texas Church Sorry For Anti-Gay HAMILTON Staging + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Do look back.

BELOW: Remaking *NSYNC and Elton, New Groom on the Block and more ...

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Mar 25 2022
Where's The BRIDGERTON Beef? + Ginni Thomas's Illegal Election Interference + Adams Fires Anti-Gay Hire + MORE! — 6-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: The gyms are always empty.

BELOW: Keep reading for Bridgerton beef, Eric Adams fires an anti-gay hire, Ginni Thomas fucks with history and more ...

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