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  • Garth Greenwell in Sofia

    A ‘Poet’s Novel’ in the Making

    An interview by Jim Farley with Garth Greenwell, the author of the novel What Belongs to You.

  • A recent cover (Sept. 2015) of Interview

    Warhol’s Interview: A Brief History

    For its first year, inter/VIEW was an underground film magazine, serving to promote Warhol’s own movies, such as Flesh and Trash. It provided Warhol easy entrée to the film crowd. Who could turn down an invitation to do an interview for inter/VIEW?

  • Rolf Koppel. Together in Black Box (8), 2015

    Photos at an Exhibition

    Rolf Koppel’s photograph Together in a Black Box is an unequivocal quotation of the Warren Cup, arranging the same constituents in erotic embrace: the classical archetype of male-to-male love and desire expressed sexually as the confluence of a dominant older man and a submissive youth.

  • Time Traveling with Sappho cover collage: Jeri Hilderley today (credit: Brenda Sandburg) and on a rooftop with marimba in the 1970’s (credit: Eric Lindbloom).

    Sappho Transfigured

    IT SEEMS everyone’s boarding the Sappho boat these days, eager to travel with the ancient poet and tell the world who she was. One person well qualified to be Sappho’s herald and interpreter is singer, songwriter, and musician Jeri Hilderley, who pays homage to the poet with a stirring new CD, Time Traveling with Sappho.

  • Janis Ian. Photo by Gerard Viveiros.

    Janis Ian Brings a Lesbian Classic to Life

    IT WAS just about fifty years ago that singer–songwriter Janis Ian had her first hit, “Society’s Child” (1967). Nearly a decade later she released “At Seventeen” (1975), which became her signature song. Since then, she has had a multifaceted career as a recording and touring artist, and she is an accomplished writer of essays, science fiction, and an acclaimed autobiography.

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Straight Is the Gate

  Straight. A play by Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola. Directed by Andy Sandberg. At the Acorn Theatre, NYC.   THE SITUATION that confronts the central character of Straight could not be more straightforward, as it were, bordering as it does on cliché: Ben (played by Jake Epstein) is a man whose primary attraction is […]

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The Gay Side

  When Oscar Wilde Tours designs gay history tours, we always try to show people the gay side of famous places.  We do for instance “gay secrets” tours of Westminster Abbey, the Louvre, and the Vatican.  But we also try to take people to some places that are important in gay history and that they might […]

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Heroes Tour: A Tribute

For the past year, artist Doug Meyer has created fifty portraits of creative people who died of AIDS and AIDS-related causes in the 1980s and ’90s. For his Heroes Tour: A Tribute, Meyer explained that “I wanted to create something to introduce a younger audience to an entire generation of true innovators that laid the groundwork […]

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Guilty Pleasure

  We’ve encountered the Atlah Church before, a church in Harlem whose pastor, James Manning, enjoys posting viciously homophobic statements on the building’s marquee, such this charmer. Call it Schadenfreude, but it’s hard not to gloat a little now that the church is in bankruptcy and its building up for sale. Add to that a […]

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Shady Ladies

People often ask how I went from doing gay secrets tours to shady ladies. How did a gay historian get interested in the history of female prostitution? First of all, a gay historian works on the history of sexuality, so the history of heterosexuality is not very far away from his topic, intellectually speaking. But it has much […]

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Little Big Man

  Marco Rubio is long gone as a presidential contender. In the end, the Florida senator’s run may best be remembered for his bizarre exchange with Donald Trump over th relative size of each man’s penis. It was when Trump started calling Rubio “little Marco” that the latter struck back: “I’ll admit he’s taller than […]

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