Requiem for a Heavyweight: The Horror of Job Searching at Age 64

Requiem for a Heavyweight: The Horror of Job Searching at Age 64

BY MICHAEL MUSTO | A compulsive workaholic, I’ve had jobs pretty nonstop since the 1970s. After graduating college, I had office gigs while freelancing on the side and eventually became a successful full-time writer. In 1984, I landed a column in the Village Voice, which lasted 28 and a half years. And that was hardly […]

My Ghosts, My Specters

My Ghosts, My Specters

BY GERALD BUSBY | It wasn’t quite Halloween when I moved into the Chelsea Hotel, late September 1977, but ghostly fun—which is what I’d call my early days at 222 West 23rd Street—started in right away. I had just returned from working with Robert Altman on the movie A Wedding, shot in and near Chicago, and […]

All-Star ‘Boys in the Band’ Arrives On Netflix! Oh, Mary!

All-Star ‘Boys in the Band’ Arrives On Netflix! Oh, Mary!

REVIEW BY MICHAEL MUSTO | Mart Crowley’s landmark 1968 play The Boys in the Band brought a group of gay friends together for a bitchy and fun NYC birthday party, which is rocked when an unexpected visitor arrives after having had some kind of flareup with his wife. That the visitor turns out to be […]

The Death of Celebrity Gossip: Who Is to Blame?

The Death of Celebrity Gossip: Who Is to Blame?

BY MICHAEL MUSTO | As someone who gets regularly called upon to discuss celebrity gossip on TV, I can tell you that the demand for that sort of thing started waning around 2016. The reason? Trump’s rise to political prominence became much more salaciously fascinating to certain channels than anything involving movie stars. After all, […]

The Truth About My Love/Hate Relationship with Zoom

The Truth About My Love/Hate Relationship with Zoom

BY MICHAEL MUSTO | When the COVID-19 crisis started escalating in March, I packed up and moved my entire life—to Zoom. That marvelous app is sort of like a big conference call, but it’s visual too. It’s the kind of incredibly clever thing we dreamed about when growing up (“Someday there’ll be a telephone where […]

Tom Judson Talks Turkey About His Trendy Tees

Tom Judson Talks Turkey About His Trendy Tees

Graphic Artist/Entrepreneur seems a fitting encore, when your resume already includes Broadway actor (Cabaret), musician (musical director for Charles Busch), composer (Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan), house flipper, political activist, author (Laid Bare) and, for a couple of years, adult film star “Gus Mattox.” It was during the building of Gus’ fan website that Tom Judson—the man […]

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