Guest Opinion: Protesting a Pandemic of Hate

Guest Opinion: Protesting a Pandemic of Hate

A Guest Opinion Piece by Chiffon Dior | Tonight—Saturday, May 30, 2020—as the country continues to tear itself asunder to protest against continuous violence by the police against the black community, the United States finds itself without a president. I mean technically, he is still the president—and yet he has only managed to fan the […]

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 […]

Sum Ting Wong Rightly Rises From ‘Drag Race’ Competitor to a Prime Place in the ‘CrossFire’

Sum Ting Wong Rightly Rises From ‘Drag Race’ Competitor to a Prime Place in the ‘CrossFire’

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “There are no second acts in American lives.” But don’t tell that to the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race, the fashion, lip-synch, look, comedy, and challenge-filled reality show that delights in bringing back eliminated contestants later on in their season, or as contestants on its high-stakes All-Stars […]