Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Boston's Daily Dose_10.31.07

Has Salem turned into Spooky World?
SOURCE: Boston Globe

Dane says 'Ewww' to A-Rod
SOURCE: Boston Herald

Singin' in the brain
SOURCE: Weekly Dig

Real ghosts busted on Sci-Fi
SOURCE: BostonNOW

'A Civil Action' lawyer wants relaxed poker restrictions
SOURCE: WHDH-TV

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Boston's Daily Dose_10.30.07

Southern discomfort
SOURCE: Boston Phoenix

Howie Carr loses another one
SOURCE: Boston Magazine's Boston Daily

Paint the black house white
SOURCE: Weekly Dig

Chronicle of a death foretold
SOURCE: Boston Phoenix

Hub native on BET's 'Interns'
SOURCE: Boston Herald

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Provincetown’s Summer of Hate? :: PPD Under Fire

On the surface, Provincetown is a gay Disneyland. Same-sex couples walk hand-in-hand up and down Commercial Street. Rainbow flags litter the main drag and accentuate the town’s pristine views and breathtaking landscapes. Businesses kindly promote and accept the patronage of thousands of out-of-town GLBT visitors.

But dig beneath the gay-friendly fa├žade and there seems to be a systematic problem with the town’s Police Department relevant to anti-gay attacks in the popular resort destination.

Click here for the complete article.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Playground attack sparks debate concerning GLBT sensitivity in classroom

Kids can be cruel. And when it involves a peer with a gay or lesbian parent, they can be downright monstrous.

That’s the situation with the 9-year-old daughter of Virginia Gaffey, a lesbian mom based in the Boston suburb of Milton, Mass.

Her child was reportedly attacked by a pack of six boys and girls at recess last month at Tucker Elementary School. Gaffey claims that her daughter was surrounded, smacked and shoved by the crew of insensitive bullies.

Click here for the complete article.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Jimmy Tingle Theater closes

Here's the lowdown from Jimmy Tingle:

After 5 years of incredible excitement, challenges, hard work and humor producing and/or co-producing over 230 shows, we have decided not to renew our lease which expires on Oct.31st 2007.With your help we were Voted "Best of Boston 2007" [Theater, Alternative] by Boston Magazine and "Business Neighbor of the Year" in 2006 by the Somerville Chamber of Commerce.

It was the ride of a lifetime and I am incredibly grateful for everyone’s help and support, but for personal, family and professional reasons it became clear after much soul searching that it was time to cease operations at least for the time being.

We want to thank our great and generous landlords the Gorin family for the opportunity to realize our dreams, our fantastic and innovative Davis Square neighbors, the thriving and always expanding City of Somerville and Chamber of Commerce, and especially our tremendous audiences, talent, staff, and supporters in the media who have been incredibly gracious in their support, enthusiasm and encouragement and without whose efforts there would be no shows.

I urge you to come by these last two weeks and say hello. Not Goodbye.

Check out http://www.jtoffbroadway.com/ for the lowdown.

Boston's Daily Dose_10.16.07

Only a few short years ago, Lucas Silveira was on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

In a rapid series of gut-wrenching events, the vocalist’s band went through a complete lineup change, his father suffered a stroke, his grandmother died and he ended a long-term relationship after a tumultuous seven years.And that was the least of the rocker’s pain.

After a life-long internal conflict concerning his gender identity, Silveira came to terms with the fact that while he was genetically born female, he was living a lie.

In 2005, The Cliks’ frontman came out as a transgender male.

Click here for the complete article.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Gay Media Images: Living up to stereotypes
SOURCE: EDGE Boston

TV shows confronting transgender stereotypes
SOURCE: Boston Globe

From Cambridge to Hollywood
SOURCE: Boston Globe

Howie: Let me be heard... on 'TKK
SOURCE: Boston Herald

Bay Windows staff reporter subpoenaed
SOURCE: Bay Windows

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Boston's Daily Dose_10.11.07

Provincetown's Summer of Hate?
SOURCE: EDGE Ptown

Media Farm: Second Amendment Rights
SOURCE: Weekly Dig

New England Hit List :: Oct. 12
SOURCE: EDGE Boston

Dogfight over taken relics
SOURCE: Boston Herald

The problem with heroes
SOURCE: Boston Phoenix

Monday, October 08, 2007

The Wet Spots are coming to Boston

Coming all the way from Toronto, it's the decadence and debauchery of The Wet Spots.

The naughty duo is the product of a foursome between Cole Porter, Annie Sprinkle, Ira Gershwin and Dr. Ruth. Their lively shows feature spankings, singalongs and bawdy sex-ed.

Singing songs like "Christmas Means Fisting to Me" and "Bi-curious George", The Wet Spots are known for their "outrageously clever lyrics" (Georgia Straight) and "sophisticated showmanship" (Vancouver Sun).

They have also been called "utterly without substance" and accused of "lowering the tone of the evening" (Cape Town Times). Confirming both opinions, their new album "Hello Kinky" has become a favourite on GLBT radio and the Howard Stern network.

The Boston Babydolls will be accompanying The Wet Spots live, plus performing to a variety of appropriate music and showing some vintage burlesque footage.

Midnight, Saturday, Oct. 13
The Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St
Brookline MA 02446
Tickets: $16.50

Friday, October 05, 2007

Boston's Daily Dose_10.05.07


P'town's not-so-secret vice
SOURCE: Boston Phoenix

Provincetown's Summer of Hate?
SOURCE: EDGE Ptown

Channel 7 wins court battle
SOURCE: Boston Herald

Plague of mirth grips Puritan stronghold
SOURCE: Weekly Dig

Perfect Tenn
SOURCE: Boston Phoenix

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Provincetown's Summer of Hate?

It’s exactly three weeks after Richard Hall was brutally attacked by a pack of 20-something men outside of Provincetown’s Spiritus Pizza in the early morning hours of Monday, Sept. 10.

After getting hit with a blunt object and reportedly being dragged in the sand in the private landing next to Bubala’s by the Bay, the only thing the 56-year-old can remember from the trauma-inflicted blackout is being curled up on the beach in a fetal position, sobbing.

The article here is the first in a four-part EDGE series on the recent string of hate-related incidents in the most unlikely of places, Provincetown.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Boston's Daily Dose_10.03.07

Free-thinking weirdo frustrates critics, dyslexics
SOURCE: Weekly Dig

Boy band czar a predator
SOURCE: Boston Herald

Boston stylist talks Rock chic
SOURCE: BostonNOW

A tribute to Boston's offbeat side
SOURCE: Boston Globe

Conversation with John Guare
SOURCE: EDGE Ptown

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Boston's Daily Dose_10.02.07

P'town Tennessee Williams Theater festival flipbook
SOURCE: EDGE Provincetown

Conversation with John Guare
SOURCE: EDGE Boston

Mommy not so dearest
SOURCE: Boston Herald

People are pissed
SOURCE: Weekly Dig

Exclusive: Dig publisher speaks
SOURCE: Boston Magazine's Boston Daily
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