100+ More Fab Drag Queen and Drag King Names!

100+ More Fab Drag Queen and Drag King Names!

BY MICHAEL MUSTO | Even though a lot of today’s drag queens steer away from punny names, I think it’s important to emphasize those types of appellations because they’re just so damned hilarious, and there’s so much history behind them too. Well, I’ve given you the best such noms de plumage before, and now I’ve […]

Triumphant Trocks Flirt, Fall, and Run Rampant at the Joyce

Triumphant Trocks Flirt, Fall, and Run Rampant at the Joyce

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | When the all-male Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo was founded in 1974, being gay could get you into lots of trouble. The Stonewall Riots were still fresh in New Yorkers’ memories; the AIDS crisis, which decimated the original company, lay ahead. The male dancers’ portrayals of ballerinas on pointe were […]

Recently Extended Izzard Bros. Show Demands We Manage Our Own ‘Expectations’

Recently Extended Izzard Bros. Show Demands We Manage Our Own ‘Expectations’

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | There’s much to celebrate—and a Christmas Feast’s worth of things to contemplate—owing to the arrival of England’s silky Eddie Izzard on NYC’s rocky shores. The uniquely skilled actor, comedian, and multi-marathon runner recently dropped anchor for nine weeks on the boards of a theater in a neighborhood known for its Dickensian […]

Chelsea Playwright’s ‘Pañuelos’ Views Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’ Through a Queer Lens

Chelsea Playwright’s ‘Pañuelos’ Views Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’ Through a Queer Lens

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Debuting as part of New York Theater Festival’s Winterfest, Chelsea resident David Allard’s Pañuelos brings, he says, “a queer narrative” to the history of Argentina’s “Dirty War” (aka Process of National Reorganization, or El Proceso). This it does by devoting a great deal of its upfront time to Daniel Romero, a […]

Peppermint Tours R&B Trilogy Alongside an Equally Tuneful Jujubee

Peppermint Tours R&B Trilogy Alongside an Equally Tuneful Jujubee

On Tuesday, November 29, New York City is the highly appropriate last stop on the nine-city Letters Live/Good Juju tour, in which damn fine divas Peppermint and Jujubee claim their place in the pantheon of post-pandemic live performance events. Highly appropriate how, you ask? Well first of all, after feeding the needs of hungry audiences […]

They’ve Got Us Pegged: Sexual Health Expo Comes to Chelsea

They’ve Got Us Pegged: Sexual Health Expo Comes to Chelsea

BY CHARLI BATTERSBY | Sexy New Yorkers will remember the Sexual Health Expo from its Brooklyn-held, pre-COVID days. This year, after a pandemic hiatus, it returned to Chelsea’s own Metropolitan Pavilion for a highly stimulating weekend. Between the informative seminars on pegging, the spanking workshops, and panels on the intricacies of sex with gender non-conforming partners, […]

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 […]