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 […]

Disco-Spinning Bunny Drags The Monster Back to the Dance

Disco-Spinning Bunny Drags The Monster Back to the Dance

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, not-so-straight across from The Stonewall Inn, steeped-in-history soul sister The Monster Bar ushers in a new era this weekend, when its Sunday afternoon Tea Dance returns from a long, pandemic-compelled closure. “Join us in the disco for dancing and socializing and bar service and […]

222 Drag Queens I’ve Met: A Glittery List of Gender Benders

222 Drag Queens I’ve Met: A Glittery List of Gender Benders

BY MICHAEL MUSTO | Having done a list of “Celebrities I’ve Met” and included some drag performers in it, let me go full feather boa and do a rundown of just the drag queens—creatures who live their dream while enlivening the nightlife on a regular basis. (And yes, there will be nightlife again.) There are […]

The 150 Best New Drag Names: Try One On!

The 150 Best New Drag Names: Try One On!

BY MICHAEL MUSTO | I love a good drag name because it not only encompasses clever wordplay, but it can also be refreshingly incorrect, because it’s only a name, after all, and drag queens are supposed to shake up societal norms. I’ve written for years about the best drag names, and now I’ve dreamed up […]

On Pandemic Pause, Cox & Piers Pivot to a ‘Better’ Place

On Pandemic Pause, Cox & Piers Pivot to a ‘Better’ Place

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | The mirror has four faces—in front of it, that is, as two maskless BFFs breeze through an ask-me-anything exchange with a worldwide audience, while gazing into a reflective surface as they apply the makeup that transforms them into NYC-based drag queens Jackie Cox and Chelsea Piers. Sitting shoulder-to-shoulder, the frequently-tested-for-COVID-19 bubblemates […]

Game Not Over: Ms. Pak-Man Drags You Into Her 8-Bit Orbit

Game Not Over: Ms. Pak-Man Drags You Into Her 8-Bit Orbit

It’s yesterday once more, as forward-thinking, Seattle-based writer and performer Scott Shoemaker skirts potentially career-crushing lawsuits by subbing a “c” with a “k,” to bring his singular comedic sensation, Ms. Pak-Man, to the NYC boards for the first time, Feb. 20-23. Drag meets 1980s video game royalty, in an evening of comedy, confessions, camp, songs, […]

Honey Davenport’s ‘Stocking Stuffer’ Packs the Promise of a Holiday Show Like No Other

Honey Davenport’s ‘Stocking Stuffer’ Packs the Promise of a Holiday Show Like No Other

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Sweetness, as her first name implies, is an essential ingredient in the Honey Davenport recipe for drag. But dig into any given slice of her perfectly baked pie, and you’ll also detect distinct notes of purpose, pride, attitude, activism, and, yes, good old-fashioned filth. Davenport’s ability to serve substance alongside sugar […]

Win Tix to Honey Davenport’s Dec. 15 NYC Show!

Win Tix to Honey Davenport’s Dec. 15 NYC Show!

Friday, December 13 will be a lucky day, at least for the winner of this week’s “Win Stuff” contest. Just email your answer to this trivia question to scott@chelseacommunitynews.com by 3pm on Thursday, Dec. 12. Then, a winner will be chosen at random, via names literally drawn from a hat. The Trivia Question: Name another […]

Drag Duo’s Latest Mines All Things 80’s, and So Much More

Drag Duo’s Latest Mines All Things 80’s, and So Much More

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Parachute pants. The premiere of MTV. Cellular phones the size of those shoes you’re walking around with. Totally tubular, gag-me-with-a-spoon, grody to the max, excellent adventures. If it’s the 80’s, RuPaul’s Drag Race (RPDR) alums Mrs. Kasha Davis and Darienne Lake were there—living through it, so that they may bring you […]

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