Abraca-Discount! Iconic Halloween Haven Helps Pros Who Haunt Premises All Year Long

Abraca-Discount! Iconic Halloween Haven Helps Pros Who Haunt Premises All Year Long

BY SCOTT STIFFLER with PHOTOS COURTESY OF ABRACADABRA | Some work in a world where illusions are created with the skilled use of misdirection—while others work in a world where they work with someone named “Miss Direction.” Now, the seemingly disparate worlds of magic and drag have found common ground in an online form that, […]

Scarlet Envy Serves Red-Hot Songs and Sass, when ALLSTAR Livestreams from Caveat

Scarlet Envy Serves Red-Hot Songs and Sass, when ALLSTAR Livestreams from Caveat

Scarlet Envy—the Louisville, KY native, favorite daughter of NYC, and RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars Season 6 contestant (whose exit left us feeling very “uncomfortable” with the show’s host)—offers Gothamites an intimate performance made accessible to worldwide audiences, when she brings her solo show ALLSTAR to the comfy confines of Lower East Side venue Caveat. Last seen […]

Dozens of Drag’s Best Booked for Barracuda’s 25th Anniversary Bash

Dozens of Drag’s Best Booked for Barracuda’s 25th Anniversary Bash

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | A quarter century ago—a little more than 12 years before a contestant nicknamed “Porkchop” became the first of her kind to “sashay away”—Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood was dotted with well over a dozen gay watering holes. Long gone bars with names like Splash, Rawhide, Champs, and G Lounge were the immobile mobile […]

Can We Please Throw Out the Culture of Recycling?

Can We Please Throw Out the Culture of Recycling?

BY MICHAEL MUSTO | With more entertainment venues than ever, you’d think there’d be record-breaking amounts of originality for our viewing pleasure, but instead, we’re facing an avalanche of cultural recycling. To fill all those channels, services, and theaters, producers have resorted to exorbitant volumes of pre-sold, surefire topics in order to get a rise […]

Drag is the New Superstar on Pasta by Hudson’s Menu

Drag is the New Superstar on Pasta by Hudson’s Menu

  BY SCOTT STIFFLER When onetime triumphant Shark Tank contestant Brandon Fay chose a decidedly compact Seventh Ave./W. 21st St. storefront as the downtown dispensary for his exceptionally good pizza and pasta, it was another gutsy move that paid off big-time… in due time, that is. Pasta by Hudson’s Chelsea location opened in November 2020—a […]

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