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Wigstock is Best When Served with a Sense of Self

Wigstock is Best When Served with a Sense of Self

BY BOB KRASNER | I remember seeing a flier on an East Village lamppost years ago, advertising something called Wigstock. This will be interesting, I thought. Talk about understatement — it was fascinating. I made it a point to go every year that I could (I was at almost every one), shooting god knows how much film and […]

Hairline Fracas: Wigstock Weaves New Lace Front Legacy

Hairline Fracas: Wigstock Weaves New Lace Front Legacy

PHOTO ESSAY BY BOB KRASNER | Highlights from Wigstock 2.HO held at Pier 17 on Sept. 1.

Drag, Trans, Next Gen Artists Share the Stage at Wigstock 2.HO

Drag, Trans, Next Gen Artists Share the Stage at Wigstock 2.HO

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | There’s nothing worse than middle-aged New Yorkers complaining about how the city has changed since the “good old days” — but it’s wonderful when cranky old coots get up and actually do something to recreate the lost wonders of the city. That’s exactly what drag queen Lady Bunny and Neil Patrick […]

Geeking Out on Inclusion

Geeking Out on Inclusion

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Last weekend, subway riders in New York might have noticed costumed nerds were flooding the city. International Cosplay Day took place in Central Park, Liberty City Anime Con at the New York Marriott Marquis, and, at the Sheraton Times Square, there was Flame Con. Billed as “The World’s Largest Queer Comic Con,” […]

A Planet In Peril Is Focus of New AMNH Exhibit

A Planet In Peril Is Focus of New AMNH Exhibit

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA  | The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) launched a permanent climate change exhibit last month, featuring an interactive wall with key information about our planet’s changing weather patterns. Interactive sections detail evidence of rising temperatures, the greenhouse gas emissions causing the temperature to rise, and the consequences of climate change with before-and-after […]

Good Causes Fuel Grueling Paddle ‘Round Manhattan

Good Causes Fuel Grueling Paddle ‘Round Manhattan

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Edmonds Bafford has been paddleboarding in the Surfers’ Environmental Alliance’s (SEA) annual 26-mile race around Manhattan since 2013. To date, he has raised some $200,000 for the group, which supports environmental causes as well as autism non-profits. On Saturday, August 11, Bafford, now a board member at the Alliance, will race for […]

Shakespeare & Co. Coming Home to UWS

Shakespeare & Co. Coming Home to UWS

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Dane Neller, CEO of Shakespeare & Co., calls it the trifecta: buy, commune, and create. When the bookseller returns to the Upper West Side late this fall, Neller said, the new store will be a place to buy books, of course, include a café where people can commune, and feature an […]

Life In A Cabaret

Life In A Cabaret

BY CHRISTOPHER BYRNE | They were the icons of an era — The Tropicana, El Morocco, and The Stork Club — clubs that defined New York’s nightlife in the 1940s through 1960s as the sine qua non of the glamorous life, dripping with stars and churning with gossip, all to the tune of fantastic entertainment. […]

Manufacturers Make Case for Garment District Staying in Manhattan

Manufacturers Make Case for Garment District Staying in Manhattan

BY MARK NIMAR | The future of Manhattan’s Garment District was among the fashionable topics of concern at July 25’s full board meeting of Community Board 4 (CB4), as a costume designer, a glove maker, and an embroidery expert insisted the city’s recently proposed zoning laws for the iconic neighborhood will negatively affect their businesses, […]

Orlando’s Pulse Memorial Planner Visits NYC

Orlando’s Pulse Memorial Planner Visits NYC

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | On a beautiful recent mid-summer morning, Hudson River Park’s LGBT Memorial — which pays homage to victims of hate violence against the community, and to those lost and injured in the June 2016 shooting spree at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub, in particular — played host to the onePULSE Foundation itself, the non-profit established […]

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