New Show in Tow, Drag Legend Lady Bunny Comes Clean on Reconvening

New Show in Tow, Drag Legend Lady Bunny Comes Clean on Reconvening

Just shy of one week since Easter Sunday, the once-overflowing baskets packed with eggs, peeps, and chocolate have been picked over until all that’s left is the visually appealing but thoroughly inedible colorful plastic straw. Luckily, for those who have a sweet tooth for drag, there’s an Easter leftover sure to fill that empty hole in your. […]

Strawberry Fields for Sunday, as All-Singing Drag Brunch Comes to Chelsea

Strawberry Fields for Sunday, as All-Singing Drag Brunch Comes to Chelsea

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Drag and lip synching go together like drag and brunch, or brunch and booze–and although live signing is making some serious inroads as an arrow in the savvy queen’s well-packed quiver, not every drag performer born to entertain can belt one out at will and in tune. That takes a very […]

Dina Martina Muses on Lea DeLaria & More, in Advance of GMHC’s Fab Fundraiser

Dina Martina Muses on Lea DeLaria & More, in Advance of GMHC’s Fab Fundraiser

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | If you’re a gay man with access to a shower and a penchant for covering showy show tunes therewithin—a sizable demographic if ever there was one—you’ve likely found yourself belting out the work of Oscar, Golden Globe, and Grammy Award-winner Howard Ashman, lyricist of Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, […]

It’s Yesterday Once More: Kasha & Darienne Serve ’80’s Ladies’ Sequel

It’s Yesterday Once More: Kasha & Darienne Serve ’80’s Ladies’ Sequel

Whether you believe it’s the work of kismet, karma, or plain old coincidence, one thing is certain: December 2’s Throwback Thursday is a totally tubular time to view 80’s Ladies II: The Mixtape. This live event starring RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants Mrs. Kasha Davis and Darienne lake (Seasons 7 and 6, respectively) is the follow-up […]

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 […]

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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