150 Clichés That are Killing the Language

150 Clichés That are Killing the Language

BY MICHAEL MUSTO Largely thanks to social networks, words and phrases become clichés faster than they used to because everyone spots them, jumps on them, and thinks they‘re being oh so clever by parroting them on a daily basis. And they’re killing the language! Oh, and by “killing” it, I don’t mean in the clichéd […]

Peter Mac as Judy Garland Throws Down Halloween Gauntlet with October 1 Show

Peter Mac as Judy Garland Throws Down Halloween Gauntlet with October 1 Show

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Superachiever Judy Garland isn’t wasting one second of precious, pumpkin spice-infused time when the final day of September gives way to a month-long celebration of ghosts, ghouls, goblins, and things that go bump in the night. And in honor of that, the woman who once singlehandedly killed a wicked witch by […]

Jackie Beat’s New Series is Just What the Unlicensed Doctor Ordered

Jackie Beat’s New Series is Just What the Unlicensed Doctor Ordered

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | While much of the world spent the pandemic sheltering in place and binging on Netflix in an attempt to stave off madness, innovative (and already insane) Jackie Beat found herself pounding a different drum. The veteran drag queen known for belting out hilariously filthy song parodies while hurling cruel insults at […]

Masks Still There, Alongside Glam and Flair: The Makeup Show Goes On

Masks Still There, Alongside Glam and Flair: The Makeup Show Goes On

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | A mere eight months ago, Chelsea Community News covered 2021’s Makeup Show, assuming that COVID masks as a fashion accessory were a thing of the past, and that a new year of full-faced, germ-free glamour was upon us. While many things have stayed the same, the world of professional makeup artistry […]

Two New to Pride Say Safety and Support are Their Takeaways

Two New to Pride Say Safety and Support are Their Takeaways

BY SELAH ILUNGA-REED | Deeply rooted in over five decades’ worth of delivering LGBTQ+ visibility, the annual NYC Pride March expands its legacy every time a youthful member of the queer community or passionate straight ally experiences their first time marching down Fifth Avenue or vocalizing their support from the side. On the last Sunday […]

Here Comes the Reign Again: RuPaul’s DragCon Returns Throngs of Queens to the LA Throne

Here Comes the Reign Again: RuPaul’s DragCon Returns Throngs of Queens to the LA Throne

BY MARTY BARRETT | What is the collective term for drag queens: A Sashay? A Tuck? A Flotilla? However the OED defines it, a blindingly brilliant (and occasionally bedazzled) constellation of drag queens descended upon our sprawling city, as RuPaul’s DragCon LA 2022—the event’s 10th in-person iteration—brought sparkle back, May 13-15. Hundreds of drag queens—whether […]

The Pink Carpet Passion of RuPaul’s DragCon LA 2022

The Pink Carpet Passion of RuPaul’s DragCon LA 2022

PHOTOS & TEXT BY MARTY BARRETT | RuPaul’s DragCon LA 2022 (May 13-15) was a seismic event—and how appropriate for Pacific Rim-adjacent Los Angeles—that represented a release of all that pent-up COVID claustrophobia in a healing lava rain of drag queens across a grateful downtown LA. The 10th in-person DragCon featured hundreds of vendors, reunions […]

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