1st Person

Choking on Christmas

17/12/2017 Editor 0

Being told “You’ll shoot your eye out” isn’t actually the worst thing to happen in a family Christmas story… By Mark Jason Williams “I am not singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Jesus again,” I shouted at […]

1st Person

Money and Drag don’t Mix

27/10/2017 Jean Decay 0

Financial struggles are part of every artist’s story, but Latinx drag performer Jean Decay has discerned a particularly entrenched history of money troubles among her community. Here she discusses how drag maintains the illusion of […]

1st Person

Diary From an AIDS Ward, 1984

26/10/2017 Naomi Rosenblatt 0

In the latest installment of our series by acclaimed poet and performance artist Magdalena Gómez, she reminds us, “There are too many things we forget: The AIDS epidemic of recent decades, and now the victims of […]

Features

In Spirit with Third Eye Film Festival

13/10/2017 Jaime Lubin 0

There’s always magic in the movies, but nothing truly transports you like Third Eye Film Festival. Founders Darian Brenner and Namu Desai celebrated their unique program’s inaugural series last year with a spectacular array of […]

Film

Brooklyn Got Extra Sexy Saturday Night

12/10/2017 Jaime Lubin 0

By Shani R. Friedman Over the weekend, HUMP! Film Festival, a caravan of carnality, rolled into Brooklyn’s Roulette and its spacious theatre on Atlantic Avenue. The fest was created by sex-positive columnist and It Gets Better […]

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RETRO: The Gallery at 70

28/09/2017 M. J. Moore 0

FOR DAVID MARGOLICK In 1947, John Horne Burns (an Andover-born, Harvard-educated, Irish-Catholic ex-G.I.) published The Gallery, a uniquely structured wartime “novel” that’s actually a book of linked short stories and autobiographical ruminations. Unfortunately, after his […]

1st Person

Community Pains

03/09/2017 Jean Decay 0

Latinx drag performer Jean Decay discusses the LGBTQ community’s growing pains as social media ups the ante in racial, sexual, and identity politics across the board. In the global society, it’s vital for everyone to […]