Friday, September 28, 2007

Boston's Daily Dose_09.28.07

Emerson digs Mr. 'American Pie'
SOURCE: Boston Herald

The cutting edge of fashion week
SOURCE: Boston Phoenix

The Dropkick Murphys get more aggressive
SOURCE: Boston Metro

Sincerely, Media Farm
SOURCE: Weekly Dig

Anti-gay activist's daughter allegedly in 'Laramie Project' cast
SOURCE: Bay Windows

Music Knockouts :: 5 Out Musicians to Watch

There’s a new crop of openly gay musicians getting major play on radio stations, TV’s LOGO Network and the stages of mainstream venues scattered throughout the country.

However, if you flashback to less than a decade ago, only a handful of rockers like K.D. Lang, Melissa Etheridge and Ani DiFranco were bold enough to be open about their sexuality.

That was then, this is now.

With our brazen bunch of emerging artists, being out is a no-brainer. In fact, when compared to their closeted counterparts, the openness of our five fave gay musicians has allowed for an emotional sincerity and raw intensity to their craft that’s not stymied by innuendo and allusion.

Check out my complete article here.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Boston's Daily Dose_09.26.07

Ben Affleck is a genius
SOURCE: Boston Magazine

"Things" we love
SOURCE: Boston Phoenix

Higher learning meets higher crime
SOURCE: Boston Metro

Tom and I are more Posh than Beckhams
SOURCE: Boston Herald

Silly fetishists, sex isn't for feet
SOURCE: Weekly Dig

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Brattle Theatre series a real 'Eye Opener'

Save the popcorn for later. At the Brattle Theatre’s Sunday morning independent film series kicking of Sunday, Sept. 23, the snack of choice is a bagel with a side of cream cheese.

During a recent visit to the Toronto Film Festival, Ivy Moylan, the theatre’s executive director, takes a few minutes to talk about the Brattle Theatre’s "Sunday Eye Opener," her initial inspiration for the series and her favorite soon-to-be-released flicks.

Click here for the complete interview with EDGE.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Mediabistro/EDGE team up for all-media party

Join me 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Club Cafe, 209 Columbus Ave. in the South End in Boston for an all-media networking event promoted by EDGE Publications and Mediabistro based in NYC.

Click on the link below to RSVP. Based on the buzz already, the after-work event is going to be fab!

Forward the following link to media professionals only!

EDGE Boston article on gay frats

After years of public and private sanctions, fraternities and sororities are watering down their traditional rites of passage and avoiding hazing altogether.

Dustin Rennells, rush chair for the Boston branch of the national gay fraternity organization Delta Lambda Phi, says similar to their mainstream counterparts, gay fraternity brothers are trying to combat the negative "Animal House" perception perpetuated by the media and pop culture as a whole.

Click here for the complete article.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

ANTM contestant moonlights as Boston Babydoll

Tyra Banks must be a burlesque fan. Out of tens of thousands of applicants, she decided that one of The Boston Babydolls had the potential to be "America's Next Top Model." Boston Babydoll Vita Lightly (also known as Sarah) is one of the 13 contestants on the next season of the popular television show.

"America's Next Top Model Cycle 9" premieres with a one-hour broadcast tonight on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m.

Vita has been performing with The Boston Babydolls since January of this year after Scratch, the co-founder of the troupe, spotted her at a Cambridge nightclub. "Sometimes I just see someone and know they've got what it takes to be part of The Boston Babydolls. Vita had the right look and an easy confidence," she says.

The other Boston Babydolls are thrilled with their fellow troupe member's television debut. "We're all going to be watching," said Miss Mina, the other founder of the troupe. "We think she'll go far. A lot of these reality shows are about grace under pressure, and that's a key part of being a burlesque dancer."

A recent move to New Jersey has forced Vita to limit how often she participates in Boston Babydoll shows. The troupe performs at The Paradise Lounge on the last Sunday of every month and Vita will continue to dance with them as often as she can.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Alleged gay bashing in P'town fuels criticism of local police

The Provincetown Police Department has launched an internal investigation surrounding the responding officers’ conduct after an alleged gay bashing outside of Spiritus Pizza in P’town on Monday, Sept. 10.

The victim, a New Bedford resident exiting the popular Commercial Street pizza joint, was discovered unconscious at around 3 a.m., in the alley next to Bubala's covered in bruises, dried blood and lacerations.

Click here to read the complete article in EDGE.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Article on Somerville's Sound Bites in BostonNOW

"The old Sound Bites was so packed they used to kick you out as soon as you finished eating," jokes 23-year-old Mary Gerard waiting in line with about 30 hungry patrons eager to snag a seat at Somerville’s Sunday brunch hotspot.

The die-hard regular says it was love at first bite when she sampled Sound Bites’ infamous Mexican omelet. And now, after the owners moved the cramped diner to a larger locale on Broadway, she’s even more smitten.

"The food has always been amazing but the ambience is much improved," Gerard gushes. "It’s worth the wait."

Click here to read my complete article on Sound Bites in BostonNOW

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Candid interview with drag diva Kevin Aviance

It’s been one helluva year for New York City drag performer and Billboard star Kevin Aviance.

Known for the underground cult hits "The Rhythm is my Bitch" and "Cunty," Aviance became an unlikely poster boy for acts of violence targeting gay men after four brutes beat the six-feet-two-inch diva to a bloody pulp outside of The Phoenix, a popular gay bar in NYC’s East Village.

"I care about everybody as much as I can, but honey when I tell you I almost lost my mind, I almost lost my mind," he remarks. "I just try to get up every morning and do my thing. That’s all I can do right now. I can only focus on today."

Click here to read my complete interview in EDGE Boston.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Campus Update feature in today's BostonNOW

For Tufts University sophomore Casey McPherson, college life on the sprawling Medford campus is anything but an “Animal House”-inspired toga bash.

“Tufts is an extremely academic school and you don’t come here to join a frat or sorority or play sports,” the 19-year-old English/psychology major says near the corner of the university’s “Frat Row.” “You see the whole frat mentality portrayed in movies and it’s a huge deal for my friends who go to college in the South, but it’s not a reality for the people I know here.”

McPherson has a theory as to why there are so few Greeks in the region. “It’s because the schools in this area are so competitive,” she remarks. “People don’t go to college in New England to party."

Click here for the complete story in the Tuesday, Sept. 11 edition of BostonNOW.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Author Bob Smith gets 'Selfish and Perverse'

Comedian-turned-author Bob Smith remembers being both excited and scared when he first ventured off on a boat into the frigid, always-lit wilderness located in the outskirts of one of Alaska’s few gay-friendly outposts, Anchorage.

"I had just been to a benefit in Anchorage and met all of these great people," he says rattling off a list of his then newfound Alaskan buddies which includes a gay salmon fisherman and a lesbian who started her own polka band.

"I was working on an article for Out Magazine about gay people in Alaska and my friend Brad (the salmon fisherman) told me I had to check out more than just the big cities and go into the bush."

Click here for the complete article in EDGE Boston.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Boston's Daily Dose_09.07.07

New England Hit List :: September 6

Natick Collection makes charity connection
SOURCE: Boston Herald

'Hatchet' misses the mark

Callahan becomes himself with 'Whaleheart'
SOURCE: Boston Metro

Queer pastor at helm of Community Church of Boston
SOURCE: IN Newsweekly

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Boston's Daily Dose_09.06.07

The Dig's guide to surviving college in Boston
SOURCE: Weekly Dig

WBZ hires new news director
SOURCE: Boston Herald

Will the Larry Craig scandal bolster anti-gay bias?
SOURCE: Boston Phoenix

Organics over mechanics
SOURCE: Boston Metro

Self-made Gunn a hit

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Boston's Daily Dose_09.05.07

Lizzie McGuire, meet Madonna
SOURCE: Boston Phoenix

Thugs charged with 2 deaths
SOURCE: Boston Herald

Welcome to Anna land
SOURCE: Boston Metro

A funny guy with nothing to hide

On the (gay) radio

Monday, September 03, 2007

Book claims Stern and Birkhead were lovers

A scandalous new book by former FOX News reporter, Rita Cosby, claims the two men who battled for custody of Anna Nicole Smith's baby were gay lovers.

The Daily News obtained a copy of Cosby's tell-all tome, “Blonde Ambition: The Untold Story Behind Anna Nicole Smith’s Death,” which describes how Anna Nicole and a friend allegedly caught Stern and Birkhead with “their shirts off and their pants around their ankles in a Los Angeles home.”

Jackie Hatten, one of the deceased bombshell's friends, told Cosby that “the men were engaged in oral sex.”

“Their bodies were intermingled,” Hatten claims. “It was obvious what was happening.”

Of course, both Birkhead and Stern deny the allegations.

Boston's Daily Dose_09.03.07

Welcome to Boston: Better than a Duck Tour

Patriots have charity in their sights

No place to hide from list-mania
SOURCE: Boston Globe

Honest advice for college students

Toyota's teapot tempest
SOURCE: IN Newsweekly
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