Larry Kramer: The Homo Rogue Who Outraged the Gay Community By Telling It Like It Was (And Is)

While nubile gays of the present dance blithely to the tune of Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain on Me,” they would do well to look to a “granddad” of yore: Larry Kramer. As one of the gay community’s most underrated writers considering his breadth of work, his death will perhaps bring him back to the forefront of study (move over, Jean Genet and Arthur … Continue reading Larry Kramer: The Homo Rogue Who Outraged the Gay Community By Telling It Like It Was (And Is)

New York Is A Spineless Place, Which Is Why It Has Publishing Companies to Match: On Hachette & Woody Allen

New York, the place everyone still deems as a gumption-filled milieu where we’re all free to be you and me, so long as it doesn’t step on the wrong “tastemaker’s” toes or offend the wrong victim’s (a.k.a. someone with clout/public visibility) sensibilities. Let us get this straight: this isn’t merely about Woody Allen. About whether one “supports” him or not. Or whether one “believes” him … Continue reading New York Is A Spineless Place, Which Is Why It Has Publishing Companies to Match: On Hachette & Woody Allen

The Correlation Between Interview Magazine Closing & New York Being “Over”

Interview Magazine was once the very embodiment of everything New York City itself represented: prescience, rebellion, avant-gardeness, not giving a fuck, being anti-establishment, being ahead of the curve on all things art. Originally started by Andy Warhol at one of the peaks of New York’s artistic renaissances, 1969, the publication was acquired by art collector and billionaire (for don’t you kind of have to be … Continue reading The Correlation Between Interview Magazine Closing & New York Being “Over”

Sexism & Cowardice in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Or: Maybe Ichabod Crane Got What Was Coming to Him

It’s never easy to be “the new boy in town,” especially a small one like Sleepy Hollow–which probably felt even smaller before Washington Irving put it on the map with his classic short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” And yet, this is what Ichabod Crane must be as he comes to town to fulfill an instructing position at the schoolhouse. It doesn’t take him … Continue reading Sexism & Cowardice in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Or: Maybe Ichabod Crane Got What Was Coming to Him

Toronto, An Abyss of Tim Hortons Cups

There is little negative that can be said of Toronto. It is clean and friendly and everyone seems to possess a marked amount of self-control with regard to sexuality. Perhaps the only trash you’ll ever see on the ground is a paper cup with the Tim Hortons logo on it. I was unaware of who Tim Horton was before setting foot on Canadian soil, but … Continue reading Toronto, An Abyss of Tim Hortons Cups