Posts tagged ‘New York’

August 25, 2011

Video | Ben Sherman, Dazed “Englishman in New York”

by Accidental Bear

“Autumn/Winter 2011 lectrum by Ben Sherman collection, with Dazed & Confused Magazine, we rounded up six of the most dynamic Brits living in the Big Apple. Each Englishman chose his own clothes from the season’s collection and was shot in his New York neighborhood.”

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August 20, 2011

Jane’s Addiction Comes Alive: The World’s First User Generated 3D Concert

by Accidental Bear

What can I say but Rock with your cock out. What does Jane Say now? Sorry to get all straight on you, but fucking RAD! Perry Farrell is aging well and still makes us all moist as a snack cake down there.  On July 25th, 2011 LG and Jane’s Addiction invited lucky fans to Terminal 5 in New York to take part in the World’s First User Generated 3D Concert Film shot entirely on the LG Thrill 4G super phone. Over 100 fans captured the band from all angles using the glasses-free 3D LG Thrill 4G as the band played fan favorites like “Ocean Size” and “Mountain Song” as well as their new single, “Irresistible Force,” from their upcoming album, “The Great Escape Artist,” due out this fall. A special acoustic performance of “Jane Says” provides the perfect ending to an unforgettable evening.

by Mike Enders

August 17, 2011

The World’s Most Rock ’n’ Roll Hotel Chelsea, Found Dead with a Needle in its Arm

by Accidental Bear

As a punk rock, mohawk wearing adolescent I wondered what it would be like to OD at the famous  Chelsea in New York. No joke! I wanted to be included in the same group as Sid Vicious‘s girlfriend Nancy Spungen. Who would be my Sid? It just came to my attention that I now must kill that dream. Chelsea Hotel is closing its doors.

(via www.telegraph.co.uk)

Once a favourite haunt of artists and musicians, the notorious Chelsea in New York is closing its doors on a colourful and controversial past.  Mark Rothko lived there. Sid Vicious killed his girlfriend Nancy Spungen there, Arthur C Clarke wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey there. Dylan Thomas drank himself to death there, and Leonard Cohen famously pleasured Janis Joplin there, giving rise to one of his most famous songs – and the most famous celebration in song of a hotel ever – “I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel, you were talking so brave and so sweet…”

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August 3, 2011

Exclusive: Ronnie Spector Pays Tribute to Amy Winehouse

by Accidental Bear

Now is the time to rake in on Amy Winehouses’s death. I will be making memorabilia of Amy made from left over dinner scraps, paper clips, horse hair & phlegm (Just kidding). Ronnie Spector has released a spectacular version of the late Winehouse’s  ‘Back to Black.’ 

Ronnie Spector and Amy Winehouse

via www.rollingstone.com 

I haven’t been this sad in a long time, about anyone in this business. I tried to go grocery shopping for my family, and I was walking like a ghost in the aisles. I could think about nobody but Amy.

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July 23, 2011

I Officially Love New York: First Same-sex couple Legally Marry in the State of New York

by Accidental Bear

I too, hope to look as happy and handsome as they do in my life time. NY thank you for leading the game.

Happy Couple of the Day

At Midnight tonight, Kitty Lambert (left) and Cheryle Rudd became the first same-sex couple to legally marry in the state of New York.

“By the power vested in me by the laws of the state of New York I now pronounce you legally married,” said Niagara Falls Paul A Dyster, who presided over the couple’s civil ceremony, shortly after the clock’s struck midnight.

Today also happened to be the 12th anniversary of Lambert and Rudd’s first date.

“This is one of the most incredible moments of my personal life,” Lambert said before the ceremony, “but it’s also an incredible moment for New York.”

[cityroom / photos: ap via tnt.]

July 13, 2011

“Scanwiches” Book: Product of a two year love affair with sandwiches

by Accidental Bear

scanwiches 07 selectism Scanwiches Book
Jon Chonko, a graphic designer, photographer, writer, and unashamed foodie, brings his popular blog scanwiches.com to print this November through powerHouse Books.  The product of a tw0 year love affair with sandwiches, Chonko’s ode to the delicious versatility of all-things-between-bread runs the gamut from tea sandwiches to the mighty muffaleta. Hitting cafes, delis, and markets, Chonko’s journey delivers the sandwiches in full frontal actual size cross sections. Graphically appealing, and hunger inducing, Scanwiches Scanwiches Book  provides brief histories of all included sandwiches – dare we say, that means a little food for thought? (selectism)

Available from Amazon Scanwiches Book .

July 9, 2011

Handpicked news Briefs: ‘News Of The World’ Signs Off, Dirty Dancing, Quake Hits Off Japan’s Coast, Pot No Medical Use

by Accidental Bear

Hidden Camera Finds Reparative Therapy at Bachmann’s Clinics New evidence has surfaced that Marcus Bachmann’s Christian counseling clinics are actually in the business of reparative therapy for gay people – a claim that he had denied.  

ABE SYLVIA X390 (MATT CARR) | ADVOCATE.COMDirty Dancing Abe Sylvia remembers very clearly the first time he saw Dirty Debbie. The handsome 36-year-old Broadway dancer turned screenwriter-director was then a self-described “friendless, fat gay kid” standing by himself in the parking lot of the middle school he attended in Norman, Okla. “Out of nowhere came this girl running across the quad with her top open, and her huge breasts were bouncing up and down,” Sylvia recalls, laughing in between bites of an egg white and asparagus omelet at an al fresco French bistro in West Hollywood. “She looked so free and happy that that image stayed with me for a long time.”

NOM Not Invited to NY Weddings, But They’ll Be There Protesting When gay couples in New York start legally getting hitched on July 24, the National Organization for Marriage plans to crash their weddings with a series of protests. The group, which lobbied against passage of the marriage equality bill signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, announced the rallies Friday on its website. Protests are so far being planned in Albany, Rochester, Buffalo and New York City.

Feds Rule Pot Has No Accepted Medical Use The federal government ruled on Friday that marijuana has no accepted medical use and should remain in the same class of drugs as heroin. The decision comes nearly nine years after marijuana supporters asked the government to reclassify the drug to take into account the growing body of research conducted across the globe that proves it’s effective in treating certain diseases,reports The Los Angeles Times.

BREAKING 7.1 Quake Hits Off Japan’s Coast A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck offJapan’s northeastern coast on Sunday. Tsunami advisories were issued following the Japan earthquake, Tokyo Breaking News reported. According to Reuters, Fukushima nuclear plant workers evacuated to higher ground following theearthquake, with no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Tokyo Electric Power said that there did not appear to be any further damage at the nuclear plant.

News Of The World’ Signs Off: THANK YOU & GOODBYE LONDON — Britain’s best-selling Sunday tabloid the News of the World signed

News Of The World off with a simple front page message – “THANK YOU & GOODBYE” – leaving the media establishment here reeling from the expanding phone-hacking scandal that brought down the muckraking newspaper after 168 years. Journalists crafted the newspaper’s own obituary before sending the tabloid’s final edition to the printing presses Saturday night, apologizing for letting its readers down but stopping short of acknowledging recent allegations that staff paid police for information.

July 8, 2011

Is Andy Warhol More Alive Now Dead Than When He Was Alive? Interview Mag Talks with Vito Giallo

by Accidental Bear

(via Interview)
Each new generation of New Yorkers hungers to shape the city. Andy Warhol‘s New York City: Four Walks Uptown to Downtown (The Little Bookroom) reveals how Warhol did just that; the book provides walking directions and information about some of the most important landmarks in his life. Accompanying text by Warhol expert Thomas Kiedrowski provides intimate insight into these places: from the house where he lived with his mother, to the Factory where he was shot; from Edie Sedgwick’s old building to New York staples like Bloomingdale’s and the Whitney. 

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July 8, 2011

Handpicked News: Polygamy Next? Pentagon suspends DADT, Final Shuttle Launches

by Accidental Bear

Santorum, Bachmann, sign Family Leader’s marriage vowFormer U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann have made commitments to sign pledges in support of traditional marriage sought by the Family Leader, an Iowa group that backs Christian conservative social values.

Man Accused of Killing Boy He Thought Was GayA possible cult leader in North Carolina is accused of shooting to death his 4-year-old stepson because he believed he was gay. Peter Lucas Moses, 27, may face the death penalty if he’s found guilty of the murder of Jadon Higganbothan; Moses is also being charged with the killing of Antoinetta Yvonne McKoy, a 28-year-old woman

Pentagon suspends DADT in wake of court ruling The Pentagon has ordered a halt to all separations of gay troops under “don’t ask, don’t tell” and will begin accepting applications from prospective recruits who identify themselves as homosexuals. The moratorium issued Friday came after a ruling Wednesday by a federal appeals court in California ordering the Defense Department to immediately stop enforcing the law. The court said the law is unconstitutional because it treats gay Americans differently under the law.

BACHMANN: GAY MARRIAGE IS LIKE PEARL HARBOR You are a type of Orville Ethier — a patriot looking to secure American freedoms. The is, will the Senators of Minnesota act like the Honolulu military headquarters and ignore your message? Today we face perhaps the greatest attack on the family in our lifetime.  Now is OUR time to stand up and send a message to avert and equally impending disaster.

Fox News: Gays “Indoctrinating” Your Kids Fox News’ anti-LGBT bias isn’t exactly a well-kept secret. The network has a long history of smearing the LGBT community and providing hate group leaders with national platforms to spew their anti-gay propaganda. Fox television hosts have compared same-sex marriage to incest and polygamy as well as marriage between humans and a number of different animals.

N.Y. Archbishop: Polygamy Next? Now that his state has legalized same-sex marriage, New York Roman Catholic archbishop Timothy Dolan (pictured) is worried that polygamous unions are next and that religious liberty is in danger.

Bringing Gay Men Back to Showtime

Darwin Would Recognize This Process

FLYING INTO HISTORY: Final Shuttle Launches The AP reports, “Atlantis and four astronauts rocketed into orbit Friday on NASA’s last space shuttle voyage, dodging bad weather and delighting hundreds of thousands of spectators on hand to witness the end of an era. It will be at least three years — possibly five or more — before astronauts launch again from U.S. soil, and so this final journey of the shuttle era packed in crowds and roused emotions on a scale not seen since the Apollo moon shots.”


July 5, 2011

Picture of NOM’s Brian Brown Crying over NY: Eat that Bully

by Accidental Bear

 When marriage equality passed in the New York Senate, National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown openly cried with defeat in the galley. The truth will eat at a person up. Thanks to Rich Murray, an activist with Queer Rising, we now have proof of this:

July 2, 2011

Handpicked Headlines: Gay Professors, Rudy Giuliani, Snoopiest Governments

by Accidental Bear

The 11 Snoopiest Governments, According To Google

Google Transparency Report 2011

Texas Coffee Shop Profits After Tweeting Homophobically Just after New York approved same-sex marriage, the Brown Coffee Company of San Antonio, Texas (does Texas allow same-sex marriage?) posted a Twitter that seemed not-so-coincidentally homophobic. People got mad, so Brown’s clowns took that Twitter down and apologized. But they weren’t sorry for long (ka-ching)!

College Kids Think Gay Professors Are All Biased  College students: will they ever be able to judge political bias with any accuracy? No, they haven’t even decided whether Ayn Rand or Chinua Achebe is cooler yet! So it’s no surprise they think every gay teacher is biased. Yeah, with gay bias. A new study found that students at the University of Houston (Clarification: The University of Houston-Downtown, which is a separate school, we’re told)—presented with only a syllabus and a professor’s bio—said that gay professors were politically biased, based only on the fact that they were gay.

Having Reneged on Three Straight Marriages, Rudy Giuliani Ruins His First Gay One  Never believe anything Rudy Giuliani tells you about marriage. “I do”? Bullshit. “To have and to hold”? Lie. “I promise to preside over the wedding of my two good gay friends as soon as marriage is legal in New York”? Take a guess.

LGBT Gathering Marks Anniversary in India Activists held a colorful rally Saturday in New Delhi to celebrate the second anniversary of a court decision striking down a law against gay sex and to push for further progress on LGBT rights.

Michael Bay Transformers 3 ClipsAnti-Abortion Activist Found Guilty Of Stalking Doctor

Gag Order Issued In Case Of Boy Locked In Cage, Beaten To Death

WATCH: Clips From Old Movie UsedIn Transformers 3?

June 30, 2011

Headlines: SF CA-Gentrification, Report Hate Crimes, Mayor a Leather Look

by Accidental Bear

SF CA|Gentrification still an issue 15 years after dot-com boom,activists say “Our contribution to humanity is greater than what can be seen” in most shop windows in the Castro today, Mitulski recounted.

FBI encourages LGBTs to report hate crimes The FBI office in San Francisco is encouraging LGBT people to report hate crimes based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity now that the federal agency has jurisdiction to investigate such criminal activity.

SF CA|Campaign backers give mayor a leather look He already has the quintessential gay male accessory – his trim mustache. Now Mayor Ed Lee has gone leather. During the Pride festivities the city’s interim leader could be seen sporting a leather biker’s cap. Well, the cartoon version of Lee, that is. The backers behind the “Run, Ed, Run” campaign, aimed at convincing Lee to seek a full four-year team, unveiled a new poster last weekend that showed the leather attired Lee’s cartoon face with a pink background and a rainbow over the left side of his head.                                                                                                                                Lesbian activist Jean Harris dies Longtime lesbian activist Jean Harris died at her home in Palm Springs, California on Saturday, June 25. 

A New York state of Pride The 41st annual San Francisco Pride Parade Sunday, June 26 had a joyous atmosphere surrounding it as people celebrated the victory in New York, where late Friday night Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a marriage equality law after it passed the state legislature. Some, like state Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) reminded folks that the California legislature had actually approved a same-sex marriage bill first, back in 2005. But it was vetoed by then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

 

June 27, 2011

Handpicked News: Portland Hate Crime, True Blood’s Gay Secret, Neil Patrick Harris…

by Accidental Bear

A Gay Marriage Etiquette Guide Gay New Yorkers can now get married. That’s great news, of course, but let’s not forget that there is no bigger logistical or etiquette nightmare on this planet than planning a wedding. Since the traditional roles for a male-female wedding go out the window for gay nuptials, here are some ground rules an suggestions to get you started. More »

Jury Convicts Rod Blagojevich On 17 Of 20 Counts

Beck Issues A Dark Warning

Men Arrested, Released in Portland Hate Crime

MAIN: Andrew Smith, UPPER R:Shawn Siefke, LOWER R: Christian Sanchez-Villavencio X390 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COM

Two men were arrested in connection with an antigay attack in Portland, Ore., early Saturday morning, then released. Shawn Siefke (top right) and Christian Sanchez-Villavencio (bottom right) asked a man for directions at about 3 a.m. on Saturday. They allegedly began hurling antigay epithets at him before pushing him to the ground. Andrew Smith (left) came to the man’s aid and then found himself punched and eventually kicked in the head. Siefke and Sanchez-Villavencio left the scene only to inadvertently return when police arrived — they were both arrested.

True Blood’s Gay Secret Is Out Teasing the new season of HBO’s True Blood,TVLine.com editor Michael Ausiello reported in a June 15 post that “a major character, heretofore heterosexual, will be involved in a same-sex romance.” The identity of said character was revealed when the fourth season premiere aired Sunday: Not only has Tara (Rutina Wesley) fled Bon Temps for New Orleans and become a cage-fighter, but she’s also sleeping with a sexy girlfriend named Naomi (Vedette Lim).

Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka To Marry: Gay Marriage Passage Enables Stars To Wed  UPDATE: Neil Patrick Harris clarified his engagement status with Burtka — they’ve been engaged for a long time now! “David and I did propose to each other, but over five years ago! We’ve been wearing engagement rings for ages, waiting for an available date,” the star tweeted Saturday morning.

 

 

June 27, 2011

Handpicked News: JOHN WAYNE & BACHMANN, New DADT Discharges, Facebook Hates the Gays…

by Accidental Bear

 THEY DID IT AGAIN:Facebook Sorry for Censoring Kiss In the latest of a recurring problem for the company, Facebook is apologizing for censoring a photo illustration of two men kissing that commemorated passage of the marriage equality bill in New York and that was posted by The Advocate on Friday.

Pentagon Confirms New DADT Discharges

Video Content Flag N.Y. Marriage: Taiwanese-Style

Not Anti-Catholic, Just Anti-Harm

N.Y. Marriage: Taiwanese-Style

 

BACHMANN CITES WRONG JOHN WAYNE, PRAISES NOTORIOUS SERIAL KILLER Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has a thing for John Wayne. In an interview yesterday with Newsmax, she said she wants to live in “John Wayne’s America.” And in the Iowa town of Waterloo today, where she announced her presidential candidacy, Bachmann told Fox News, “John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That’s the kind of spirit that I have, too.” But unfortunately for historically challenged Bachmann, as the Washington Times points out, the John Wayne born in Waterloo is John Wayne Gacy, the notorious serial killer who murdered 33 teenage boys and young men, not the iconic Western actor. Watch it via thinkprogress.org

June 26, 2011

NY Bar Raided During Celebration: Stonewall All Over?

by Accidental Bear

EAGLE BAR NEW YORK CITY X390 | ADVOCATE.COM
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