How bachelorettes are ruining gay nightlife. "I’m chatting with Yaz outside his DJ booth at Wave Bar when a hen party gyrates through the door. Now Yaz has a simple solution to get rid of them. 'I just immediately put on gay nightclub classics. Classic disco and show tunes are the audio equivalent of Mace to those people.'”
The secret of Grey Gardens. (January 1972) “...It was not clear after the mess hit the papers who put whom up to what. But three forces conspired against the ladies of Grey Gardens: Village Fathers, a few neighbors, and closest kin...”
IRAQThe hell after ISIS. "Even as the militant group loses ground in Iraq, many Sunnis say they have no hope for peace. One family’s story shows why."
ISRAEL The young Arab sex workers making a living in Tel Aviv. "Israeli [Jewish] gay men have a fetish for Arabs," he explained. "Sometimes they want to dominate me and sometimes they want to be dominated, but for a Jewish man, sex with an Arab is always about who has the power, the control."
REVIEWLoev. "Often smart, charming and intriguing as it explores a relationship that may be on the cusp of becoming something more, Loev sometimes undermines that (particularly with one scene), but still offers enough to make it worth watching."
REVIEWLike You Mean It. A "rather melancholic film throughout its runtime, but it’s also an extremely good one, subtly dissecting a fizzling relationship in a way that feels real and very well handled."
REVIEWWhat We Have. "A movie with lots of potential but it never quite works out how to merge dealing with a character who is closed and broken, with people who inexplicably think he’s the best thing since sliced bread. Individually the two sides could have worked but together they clash."
WATCHSteel (trailer); and Bed Buddies (trailer).
INTERVIEW Talking to RuPaul about game shows, the gay aesthetic and his dirtiest charades.
REVIEWGay For Play. "This show seems like a fun display of something that never got to exist in the past, as well as an adjustment to acceptedly limited gay voices of the present."
The Golden Girls' most lasting legacy. "How Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia paved the way for shows like Living Single and Looking."
Law & Orderis returning to television as a true crime anthology series, with an eight-episode re-creation of the Lyle and Erik Menendez trial.
LISTEN The dancers of Blond Ambitionon life after Madonna. "Luis Camacho, Kevin Stea and Carlton Wilborn go in-depth with Josh Sabarra about life on the road with one of the world's most enigmatic performers, and the highs and lows of living in Madonna's spotlight."
WATCH RuPaul - Be Someone; and Qaadir has something to say to Janet Jackson.
Porn legend Matthew Rush reunited with his biological father.
Is there a London 2012 Olympics curse? "It's been reported that 18 athletes who competed in the 2012 London Olympics have died since the Games. French-language media have begun talking about a "curse", but is there any justification for this?"
"I would also like to take this opportunity to squash the persistent rumours about mysterious 'disappearances' and emphasize that rural and urban areas are now enjoying a life of harmony and peace. I'm sure you're glad to hear this. And I'm happy you're glad."