NYC’s Most Terrifyingly Fun Events of 2019

NYC’s Most Terrifyingly Fun Events of 2019

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Genre-savvy audiences are increasing numb to horror. The days of animatronic vampires groaning, “I vant to suck your bloooood!” are lone gone. The 21st century haunted house is technologically advanced, highly interactive, and immersive. Some of them even have selfie spots for people who want photo ops with the monsters (you […]

Cosplayers Rival (and Revel in) Queens, at RuPaul’s DragCon NYC

Cosplayers Rival (and Revel in) Queens, at RuPaul’s DragCon NYC

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | RuPaul’s DragCon NYC (Sept. 6-8 at the Javits Center) is in it’s third year, and attendees mostly know what to expect: meet-and-greets with drag queens who’ve appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and booths hawking products and services for drag queens (or civilians trying get the drag queen look). Each year a […]

Library of Congress to Archive Our LGBTQ+ Content

Library of Congress to Archive Our LGBTQ+ Content

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Tips from community members, pitches from publicists, and press releases from elected officials: It was just another interesting day at the office on Friday, July 26—and then, we came across an email with the subject line “Inclusion of your Website in the Library of Congress Web Archives.” It read, in part: […]

The Makeup Show Proves Beauty is Power

The Makeup Show Proves Beauty is Power

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | “I didn’t know that make up could be a job,” said makeup artist James Vincent, at a preview of The Makeup Show. Mr. Vincent is the Director of Education and Artist Relations at The Makeup Show, an industry convention which took up four floors of the Metropolitan Pavilion, (125 W. 18th […]

Tribeca Film Festival Review: ‘A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem’

Tribeca Film Festival Review: ‘A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem’

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Being a “professional cheerleader” isn’t quite what people think it is. The job comes with fame, social status, and a great outfit. But “wealth” isn’t part of the package. NFL cheerleaders have filed several lawsuits claiming they were underpaid for their work, and “A Woman’s Work” chronicles […]

Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Our writers and reporters are so great, every one of them deserves to be the first one mentioned. So in the interest of fairness, alphabetical order is the order of the day. Here’s the full list of names, followed by bios featuring the folks who make this project possible: Kristen Ancillotti, Charles Battersby, Sam Bleiberg, […]