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THE FASHION WORLD GETS SPIRITUAL

For Yahoo Style, now directed by Elle vet Joe Zee, fashionistas including hairstylist Harry Josh and models Natane Boudreau and Kiara Kabukuru told me why so many style folks are getting deeply into meditation. It’s helping them find peace and groundedness … Continue reading

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A RARE AND MOVING FILM PORTRAIT OF DECADES-LONG GAY LOVE

For The New York Times, I had the great pleasure of sitting down with actors John Lithgow and Alfred Molina to talk to them about playing a longtime gay married couple forced to live apart in Ira Sachs’ wonderful new film Love is … Continue reading

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WILL THE HIV PREVENTION PILL TRUVADA CHANGE GAY MEN’S LIVES?

For this July 2014 cover story for New York magazine, I talked to dozens of gay men of all ages and races about whether Truvada, the first pill approved to prevent HIV infection, would change their feelings about sex and intimacy. This … Continue reading

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WILL WE EVER BE ABLE TO TALK OPENLY ABOUT THE ISRAEL/PALESTINE CONFLICT?

In chatty New York City, few topics are off the table…except, that is, the Israel/Palestine conflict. Why do New Yorkers clam up? How can we talk about this productively without escalating into words that hurt or offend? In the wake of … Continue reading

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WHY DO SOME PEOPLE TAKE CELEBRITY DEATHS REALLY HARD?

I pursued this question for New York magazine in the wake of Robin Williams’ death, talking to people who grieved for him–and for Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith–as though they were their own loved ones. Why the … Continue reading

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BELLE DE JOUR REDUX: INTRODUCING FRENCH BEAUTY MARINE VACTH

There’s a new French beauty in town. It’s Marine Vacth, an YSL and Chloé model turned actress (and 23-year-old mother!) I chatted with Vacth for the NYTimes’ T magazine blog about her starring role in François Ozon’s new film, Young and Beautiful, in … Continue reading

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TRANSGENDER WOMEN OF COLOR FIGHTING BACK AGAINST VIOLENCE

In summer 2013, the brutal beating death of young Harlem transgender woman Islan Nettles was but one of an alarming number of such assaults on trans women of color, often fatal, throughout the U.S. Half of all assaults on LGBTQ … Continue reading

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