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PARIS’ LADY IN BLACK: AN INTERVIEW WITH STYLE BLOG PIONEER AND FILMFEST FOUNDER DIANE PERNET

New York expat Diane Pernet is an iconic figure in the streets of Paris, appearing daily in head-to-toe black mantilla, veil and sunglasses. She started one of the first fashion blogs nearly a decade ago and since then has founded … Continue reading

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THESE BUSHWICK WITCHES DON’T RIDE AROUND ON BROOMS

There’s a cool new social networking group in outer Bushwick, Brooklyn. They call themselves witches but they’re more about tarot cards and cool music than brooms and black cats. I hung out with them for the NYTimes Styles section and found out how … Continue reading

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A TENNESSEE WILLIAMS MOMENT FOR THE PERFORMANCE ART ICON PENNY ARCADE

Ever since I saw her landmark stage show “Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!” when I moved to New York more than 20 years ago, I’ve loved the no-holds-barred honesty of the performance artist Penny Arcade, who has had a foothold in … Continue reading

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WHY ARE SO FEW GAY GUYS TAKING THE PILL THAT CAN PREVENT HIV?

This feature I wrote (for the October 2013 issue of OUT magazine) has gotten thousands of views, tweets and comments. It’s about the HIV med Truvada, which, taken daily by HIV-negative people, can prevent HIV infection. So then why are so … Continue reading

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AN NYC FRANGLOPHONE TRIBUTE TO PIAF…STARRING BETH DITTO!

For my money, Gossip diva Beth Ditto was the star of last night’s French-import tribute to Edith Piaf at the Beacon Theater, which I covered for my After Hours performance blog for the NYTimes’ T magazine. She rocked out to “L’homme … Continue reading

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SAYING GOODBYE TO THE ICONIC NYC GAY BAR SPLASH In August 2013, Splash Bar–which ushered in a whole new era of high-end, snazzy gay bars when it opened way back in 1991–put its famous go-go gods under the shower nozzles … Continue reading

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MARATHON FILIBUSTERS, VIA A SCARY CLOWN Rachel Mason is a New York artist who uses sculpture, performance and other media to get inside the heads of political leaders. Recently, she was intrigued by the performative aspects of marathon filibusters delivered … Continue reading

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