If you are going to do it , do it right, Scooter LaForge has the passion and drive throughout his work that I long for it when I am in its absence. Scooter has coupled up with the dynamic Patricia Field and team to create unique wearable art and will be available exclusively at the famed Bowery Street boutique and online at www.patriciafield.com. Scooter, work it out! Two snaps up and a figure eight.
By Christopher Harrity at Advocate.com
Alexei Biryukoff was born in Kyrgyzstan, later lived in Kazakhstan, and moved to Russia in 1990, the year before the Soviet Union fell apart. Since 2011 he has been living and working in Deptford, N.J. He is a self-taught artist, having never attended art school. Before he got his master’s degree in linguistics in 2000, he had his first solo show at a small local gallery in Siberia. At that point he devoted his focus full-time to being an artist. Since then he has had nine solo shows and participated in international group shows and biennials. After receiving a grant from CEC Artslink in New York City in 2008, he came for his first visit to the United States and spent five weeks in art residency in Provincetown, Mass., in one of the oldest art colonies in the States.
This video has everything: mustaches, cowboy hats, beer, an inexplicable wheelchair, a Ford truck, a wife gone off to war, a hardcore rap about Bin Laden, and a happy ending. Oh, and it has the word “ass,” like, a lot.
Comedians Ted Alexandro and Hollis James have crafted a brilliantly obnoxious satire of American stereotypes, particularly our celebratory response to the death of Bin Laden. But there’s a grain of earnestness here that is unusual for a parody video. Alongside ridiculous lines like, “Kiss our American ass, an ass that doesn’t run,” the video makes a subtle acknowledgement of what life in America is like now: families separated while a parent goes off to war, economic strife, feelings of disassociation and aimlessness, and the desire for “America” to be simple and good, the way we think it used to be.
Plus, it’s catchy. And did we mention that they say “ass” a lot. Cause they do. So watch this, learn the words, and sing it loudly at your 4th of July barbecue. Remember, your ass is always free. (via huffingtonpost.com)
The Trevor Project, founded in 1998, is devoted to increasing acceptance and preventing suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Its fund-raiser may also be one of the few in New York City where several pairs of men’s 2xist underwear were up for silent auction.
The first thing being celebrated was the 21-year-old actor Daniel Radcliffe, currently starring in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” on Broadway and soon to appear in movie theaters in the final installment of the Harry Potter films, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2.” The second was the right to gay marriage in New York.
Let’s start with Mr. Radcliffe, who a few years ago, lent his name to the organization and made a public-service announcement on its behalf. MORE
In a case of poor timing, New York City’s Eagle Bar underwent a sudden police inspection Friday night just as patrons were celebrating the state’s legalization of marriage equality.
Those present say representatives from the New York Police Department and three other city agencies, including the State Liquor Authority, arrived shortly after the State Senate’s vote and turned off the bar’s lights. They then shined flashlights in patron’s faces and asked some of them to empty their pockets. READ MORE
There’s gold in them thar sidewalk cracks!
A Queens man has discovered enough hidden treasure — bits of diamonds, rubies, platinum and gold — on the gritty sidewalks of Midtown’s Diamond District to make a living.
“The streets of 47th Street are literally paved with gold,” a giddy Raffi Stepanian, 43, of Whitestone told The Post last week when a reporter discovered him on all fours — armed with tweezers and a butter knife — digging through cracks in the sidewalk in a driving rainstorm.
The freelance diamond setter explained that he was sifting through “very valuable” New York City mud for tiny diamond and ruby chips, bits of platinum, white-gold industrial loops for jewelry assembly, and gold earring backs and loops from broken chains, watches, broaches and necklaces — all carelessly dropped and now his to mine.
- NYC Man “Mines” Streets for Gold (neatorama.com)
- Man mines diamonds from New York City sidewalks [Infrastructure] (jalopnik.com)
GAY IN AMERICA: Groundbreaking, Stereotype-Shattering Photo Book Caps Extraordinary Year For Gay Americans
New York, NY, June 3, 2011 – New York City photographer Scott Pasfield and Welcome Books today announced the release of Gay In America, a groundbreaking, stereotype-shattering, unprecedented 224-page book of intimate photos and deeply personal stories from 140 gay American men. Introduced by activist Tom Kirdahy and his husband, playwright Terrence McNally, Gay In America will be in stores on September 27, 2011 and can be pre-ordered now on Amazon.com.
Matt Alber serenades this video with his hit “Monarch”
I will be talking with these two delightful, white pants wearing, bear talk lovin’, intellectual buckets of love juice soon for a full interview, so hold your breath because your cerebral cortex will be overly stimulated. Thanks and you’re welcome. Check these guys out on Tumblr in the mean time.
Hello friends! I’m a newborn TV show about two quirky brothers trying to quirk their way out of… I don’t know what I’m saying. It’s not my job to keep track of what this show is about, or who is in it or whether CAA has called today because not only have they haven’t but again it’s not my job to know any of this. I’M NOT A MARKETING DEPARTMENT! I’m just a TV show.
But I would love it if you could email me at email@example.com…read more »
Bike Lane Blues of the Day: As we’ve seen, NYC cyclists don’t always respect the rules of the road. But, as New Yorker Casey Neistat makes painfully clear in this PSA, it’s hard to respect the rules when the rules don’t respect you. (via thedailywh.at)
Weiner I forgive you, so lets all move on now. It is such a minor deal compared to bills on the table in the congress that need our focus. All the hype is a distraction from political boredom. We all secretly, deep down inside want to se Weiner’s wiener. He made a “mistake” and has apologized. Let’s all hold on hands and let go.
NEW YORK — Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) insisted he’s staying in office Monday, even as a string of embarrassing new revelations and photos emerged that apparently reveal a hidden, lascivious online life.
At first, Weiner vehemently denied that a photo of an underwear-clad erection, sent via Twitter to a 21-year-old woman, had come from him, insisting he’d been hacked.
But conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart and his website, BigGovernment.com, rolled out a series of new pictures Monday, including a shirtless shot that appears to depict Weiner flexing and photographing himself. MORE
- It’s Over! Rep. Anthony Weiner Admits He Posted Crotch Shot! Refuses To Resign! (perezhilton.com)
- Anthony Weiner Admits He Sent the Original Photo, Lied About It (chicagonow.com)
Allison’s photography has a playful gay boys sensibility. Her collections are strong and cohesive from one photo to the next. I have my eye on this one and so should you.
Allison Michael Orenstein is a New York City based portrait photographer. She has been known to also shoot architecture, interiors, food and music.
Her clients include BlackBook, Time Out New York, East Village Boys, New York Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Fortune Small Business, Real Simple, and Elle. Ao resides in Williamsburg with her wife Simone and their dachshund Charlie.
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This time we’re getting wet and furry with our theme, it’s the SHAMPOO AND CONDITION EDITION! It’s RJ’s birthday, and, the birthday boy gets whatever he wants, so, we’ve lined up some East Coast bearded guest DJ’s, fuzzy dancers, and, a night for you to WASH THAT MAN RIGHT OUTTA YOUR HAIR.
Residents RJ (Viennetta Discotheque) and Dr. Sleep (Dirty Talk) are joined by *****VERY SPECIAL GUESTS*** DJ Dandylion (NYC, Marinate) and DJ Mark Loque (PTown, Fagbash). Hosts Tim and Jorge (Hard French) joined by ***GUEST HOST*** Bearron (www.bearron.com) are about to let the fur fly!
**************More info about our GUESTS!****************
***Mark Louque, a.k.a. ‘SuperBear’, is a DJ/producer from Lutcher, Louisiana. He moved to New York in 2001 to study audio production which led him to work with designers creating runway soundscapes for the city’s famed Fashion Week. Mark went on to play clubs and bars in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Berlin, Boston, Rio, Barcelona, and Provincetown where he is currently resides. His bi-weekly radio show and podcast ‘The Crave Club’ is broadcast worldwide. Mark’s musical stylings range from italo-disco to minimal house, and his weekly party ‘Fag Bash’ features obscure nu-wave sounds mixed with new beat, funk, and space disco.
***DJ Dandylion began DJing in Tennessee and at full-moon Hawai’i gatherings 8 years ago with his community in mind. After moving to San Francisco, he threw a defining party, SPINTUITION, which has since become his website’s moniker and premise for all further conceptions. Upon moving to Portland, he guested at Booty and threw Vas-o-line, IT, & Butt Spread. In late 2008, Dandy moved to Brooklyn in order to raise the bar, step up and fine-tune the craft of sound design. In New York, off and running with the incarnation of the party, COINSLOT, migrating and evolving into his current Eastern Bloc monthly, MARINATE, every 2nd Sunday. Other recent guestings include Rocket and Good Times (NYC), Booty Call and Art Attack/Supper Club (SF), and Delicious (PDX). Always high on concept, Marinate is a “Boutique Jukebox” with a freeform music platform, & talented guest. Dj Dandylion specializes in primetime dancefloor 4×4 focusing on tech house and acid funky disco.
10:00pm – Tomorrow at 1:00am
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San Francisco, CA
All hail the Queen!
The questions that still floats in the air, “Why?” Alexander McQueen may have gone elsewhere but his work is no less of a heavy influence on the fashion world today and the future. This retrospective is all that and a bag of chips. Alexander McQueen is watching and loving it!
The late Brit designer gets a major retrospective set up in his honour at New York’s Costume Institu
The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, will celebrate the late Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity. His iconic designs constitute the work of an artist whose medium of expression was fashion. Approximately one hundred examples will be on view, including signature designs such as the bumster trouser, the kimono jacket, and the Origami frock coat, as well as pieces reflecting the exaggerated silhouettes of the 1860s, 1880s, 1890s, and 1950s that he crafted into contemporary silhouettes transmitting romantic narratives. Technical ingenuity imbued his designs with an innovative sensibility that kept him at fashion’s vanguard.
My interview with Cazwell is like a hot potato- I cannot hold it any longer. This shit is too good. We touched base on his upcoming album, collaboration with Peaches, Amanda Lepore and his dad’s love of air instruments. You will be proud of me , I held back from any skin flute jokes. The interview was via the telephone. As we exchanged words, I could hear, in the background, New York City breathing; car alarms and the hustle and bustle of the side walks. Our conversation had a relaxed vibe of 2 friends on a walk through the city, gossiping and talking about life, the good , the bad and the ugly. I did my usual, talked Cazwell’s ear off until his phone battery went dead. Here is how things went down.
Not just sex, but gay sex with an alleged transgendered male ( gasps). If you are going to partake in park sex, god knows the best of have on our worst of days, it’s like Russian roulette, you will eventually get busted (or a rash). The humilation of getting busted alone keeps me on the trails and prevents me for exploring the bushes.
Hip-Hop DJ Arrested for Public Gay Sex
Public records appear to indicate that Mister Cee, a popular DJ on the Hot 97 station in New York City, was arrested last week on charges of public lewdness.
According toGaySocialites.com, Mister Cee, 44, was arrested for having sex with a 20-year-old man in public. Other reports suggest the younger individual involved is transgender.
“The two men were evidently arrested in Manhattan’s West Village, an area known by police where men participate in gay sex in public,” reports GaySocialites.com. “Cops say they caught the younger man performing oral sex on DJ Mister Cee at Watt and West Streets.”
- BUSTED!!! Hot 97 DJ Mister Cee Caught In Gay Sex Act (realheatradio.wordpress.com)