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Kinetic Directing Failed to Improve 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance'

None Why make a sequel to Ghost Rider (Johnston, 2007)? The property had only been fitfully popular over its nearly 40-year history, and never had same the staying power as most of Marvel's stable of characters. The first film, starring Nicholas Cage as Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider, was moderately successful, but was not particularly well-liked by critics or audiences. Since its release, the fifth ongoing Ghost Rider series was cancelled with Ghost Rider Vol. 5 #35 (July 2009) due to low sales. Sur...
Tags: Europe, Feature, Music, Hollywood, Justice, Fantasy, Turkey, Action, Thriller, Romania, Idris Elba, Dan Brown, Superheroes, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Johnson

Townes Van Zandt: 'Music, Genius, and Rage'

None The line on Townes Van Zandt has been consistent since even the early days of his career: a master songwriter and gifted guitarist with a haunted streak that was often more self-destructive than helpful. A man with few memories of his own childhood due to electroshock treatments, Van Zandt was nevertheless able to write characters with no shortage of backstory and authenticity. To many, he stands as a gone-too-soon enigma, possessed of a talent that seemed to burn away at him as much as hi...
Tags: Feature, Music, Texas, Country, America, Book Review, Northern Ireland, Willie Nelson, Poppy, Biography, Blues, Vietnam, Folk, Tomato, Townes Van Zandt, Guy

'On Press' Shows That Journalism Has Survived Tough Times Before

The hits just keep coming for American journalism. In July 2018, Pew Research Center published an article titled "About a third of large U.S. newspapers have suffered layoffs since 2017"; the article also stated that "at least 23% of the highest-traffic digital-native news outlets…experienced layoffs between January 2017 and April 2018." About a week later, Pew followed up with "Newsroom employment dropped nearly a quarter in less than 10 years, with greatest decline at newspapers". And 2019 cer...
Tags: Feature, Music, Washington, White House, America, Journalism, Newspapers, Netflix, United States, New York Times, John F Kennedy, Times, Los Angeles Times, Pew Research Center, Mccarthy, Dallas Morning News

Valentina on honoring the past of her role as the saintly Angel in ‘Rent: Live’

She talked about her fears, her hopes and her reinvention as an actor in one of the biggest television events of the year.
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Drag Queens & Entertainers, Dragaholic, Valentina, Rent Live

‘Selma,’ ‘Milk,’ and 7 movies to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King

Nine films that honor Dr. King and his legacy of civil rights activism, peaceful protest, and hope for the human spirit.
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Selma, Milk, Martin Luther King, King, Ad Friendly, Malcolm X, Boycott, When We Rise, Iron Jawed Angels, The Rosa Parks Story

Tilda Swinton as a man, a queen and Queen: If Queerty picked Oscar nominations

Our rundown of the most awards-worthy work of the year. Who will score the glory, and who will get snubbed.
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Tilda Swinton, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Oscars 2019

Shade: The Trevor Project sends 100 copies of gay book to Karen Pence’s school

Noted homophobic institution Immanuel Christian School will receive 100 copies of the pro-gay book "A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo."
Tags: Feature, Politics, John Oliver, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Mike Pence, Karen Pence, Immanuel Christian School, A Day In The Life Of Marlon Bundo

Mummified “gay” man does not actually have semen in his rectum

Reports that a 5000-year-old mummy was the world's oldest documented bottom have proven inaccurate.
Tags: Feature, Life, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Otzi The Iceman, Bottom Culture

5 years on, looking back at ‘Looking’

HBO celebrates five years of the landmark series by bringing to streaming.
Tags: Feature, Hbo, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Andrew Haigh, Jonathan Groff, Looking (HBO

Rose McGowan apologizes to the transgender community

The actress and #MeToo icon has issued a video apology for comments she made about transgender women.
Tags: Feature, Life, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Rose McGowan

Bi Girl! Stormy Daniels comes out as bisexual in shocking Tomi Lahren Twitter feud

The famed porn star at the center of a Trump scandal came out in one of the oddest--and most hilarious--exchanges ever.
Tags: Feature, Politics, Lifestyle, Donald Trump, Ad Friendly, Trump, Stormy Daniels, Tomi Lahren

Bill Gunn's 'Personal Problems' and a History of the Video Revolution

None The '60s and '70s signal watershed decades for the growth of alternative media in the West. The emergence of offset printing during the '60s allowed hundreds, if not thousands, of publications to bloom since it only required a typewriter, some glue, a few volunteers, and a vision. Pirate radio stations also proliferated across the United States, Europe, and Latin America during this time. Perhaps nothing captured the excitement and utopian possibilities of the youth revolt like the video ...
Tags: Feature, Music, Hollywood, Drama, California, New York City, US, America, Canada, United States, Charles, Stephen, Latin America, Ucla, Yale University, Hess

'Garage': A Visually and Intellectually Rich Study of a Seemingly Blank Space

None The garage, at first glance, makes for a mundane symbol. And yet, Americans have imbued this deceptively "blank space" with a great deal of meaning. Even so, they may not fully understand that meaning, or its limitations. Olivia Erlanger and Luis Ortega Govela's book, a work of cultural studies, attempts to analyze the significance of the garage (i.e., the theoretical and material implications of the structure). They argue that Garage, an extension of their essay, Hate Suburbia: The Conspi...
Tags: Apple, Art, Feature, Music, Disney, Chicago, Courtney Love, Barbie, Kevin Spacey, Garage, Kurt Cobain, Rand, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mattel, Wright, Federal Housing Administration

Choice: An Interview with 'Monsters and Men' Director Reinaldo Marcus Green

None Reinaldo Marcus Green's Monsters and Men (2018) is a triptych narrative centred around the police shooting of Darius Larson (Samuel Edwards), which Manny (Anthony Ramos) witnesses and captures on his phone. Creating a ripple-effect, African-American police officer Dennis (John David Washington) wrestles with his conscience over whether to stand up to detectives involved in the shooting, while talented local high school baseball prospect Zyrick (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) risks his future as he j...
Tags: Feature, Music, Drama, New York City, America, Green, Chelsea, Police Violence, Staten Island, Yankees, Eric Garner, Dennis, Mets, Gus Van Sant, Manny, Deli

What to watch: Glenn Close in ‘The Wife’, Russell Tovey in ‘The Pass’, Amandla Stenberg in ‘Hate’

Soccer stars, scandals, activists and beefy cocktails: everything you need for entertainment this week
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Cabaret, Glenn Close, Ad Friendly, Russell Tovey, Culture Club, Stenberg, The Pass, The Hate U Give, Star Trek: Discovery, The Wife, Surviving R Kelly, The Pas

Comic Jared Goldstein on hooking up with the go-go dancer after his show at a gay bar

We talk Louis C.K., backstage backstabbing, and the nature of comedy leading up to their new queer comedy special.
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Louis C K, Zach Noe Towers, Gloria Bigelow, Jared Goldstien, Out On Stage, Jared Goldstein

The Enigma of Russian Dada

None One of the joys and pitfalls of modernism was its self-conscious assessment of the accepted traditions and norms of its social activities and its utter faith that those traditions could be uprooted and reshaped to suit bold new visions of future endeavor. Of course, those visions were often in conflict—hence, the two world wars on the one hand and the proliferation of "isms" in art, on the other. This infatuation with upheaval (as Karl Marx once put it, the awareness that "all that is soli...
Tags: Feature, Music, Japan, New York, Arts, Russia, New York City, Paris, Pablo Picasso, Karl Marx, Madrid, Futurism, Zurich, Hudson, Modernism, Vladimir Lenin

Locked and Loaded: Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud Discuss Their Classic 1988 Hip-Hop Debut

In the late '80s, they rode the cresting wave of the hip-hop duos. Likely born from the synergistic energy produced by seminal acts like Eric B. & Rakim, Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud were one of many rap duos competing for a place at the DJs turntable. They hit one nifty cut out of the park with the snappishly urban strut of "Do the James", a jam that tipped its hat to the legendary James Brown as well as the hyperkinetic basement hip-hop parties that were especially popular in the Bronx at th...
Tags: Google, Feature, Music, Interview, California, Nas, Rap, James Brown, Mtv, Hip-hop, Queens, Eminem, Manhattan, Bronx, James, 1980s

The Weeknd accused of homophobia in new lyrics; Twitter erupts

The three-time Grammy winner sings about turning lesbians straight in his new single "Lost in the Fire."
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, The Weeknd, Ad Friendly

University employee accused of filming unsuspecting man pleasuring himself in bathroom stall

An Oregon State University employee is facing criminal charges for allegedly recording several unsuspecting men.
Tags: Feature, Life, Lifestyle, Voyeurism, Hidden Camera, Cruising, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Peeping Tom, Oregon State University, Voyeur, Spycam

‘Family Guy’ vows to quit with the gay jokes

Producers of the popular Fox show will phase out gay jokes from their scripts.
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Fox, Family Guy, Ad Friendly

Yob and Near-death Metal Experiences

None Riding the tram out to the suburbs of Bordeaux to talk with Yob's Mike Scheidt before their concert in 2018, I resign myself to the fizz and pop of excitatory and anxiogenic processes bustling about in my gut and brain. I'm nervous because, later, when I press 'Record' on the dictaphone I've borrowed to complete my disguise, the first thing I'll tell Mike is that I'm acting under false pretenses: I've never conducted an interview before. Blagging an interview slot just happens to be the be...
Tags: Feature, Music, Interview, Bordeaux, Mike, Watts, Yob, Alan Watts, Relapse Records, Candlemass, Profound Lore Records, Stoner Rock, Doom Metal, Sludge Metal, Mike Scheidt, Thrill Jockey

Short Stories: Women in the Workplace

None In the past decade or so, the world of work has featured large on American TV shows and in movies — whether they're satirizing Silicon Valley, the advertising industry of the 1950s, or the White House. In its own way, the workplace novel has also been an enduring sub-genre. But, typically, mainstream narratives have been dominated by white male writers. Within this sub-genre, we have even more categories: the campus novel, the legal caper, the high finance thriller, the fashion chronicles...
Tags: Asia, Feature, Music, Japan, White House, Berlin, US, America, New York Times, Dubai, Tokyo, Silicon Valley, Short Stories, Maggie, Baz, Manila

‘Drag Race’ casts its first-ever cisgender female competitor

As Felicia Heals joins 'Drag Race Thailand,' she ushers in a new era of the show.
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Thailand, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Dragaholic, Drag Race, Dragaholic Features, Felicia Heals

Start spreading the news: New York to ban conversion therapy, enact gender identity protections

Joining 14 other states, the New York legislature is expected to pass bills banning conversion therapy.
Tags: Feature, Politics, New York, Lifestyle, Andrew Cuomo, Ad Friendly, Conversion Therapy

Trump served a team of champion athletes a greasy buffet of fast food. And now, the memes…

A greasy display of Big Macs, chicken nuggets, french fries, and Filet-O-Fish was set out on silver platters for the athletes, dressed in suits, to pick through.
Tags: Feature, Politics, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Trump

Foreigners' Rights in Japan: Interview with Activist and Writer Debito Arudou

None Debito Arudou (formerly David Aldwinckle) was born in California and raised in Geneva, New York. After spending a long period of residence in Japan, he became a citizen of that country. Frequently engaged in outspoken activism on the issues of anti-foreigner discrimination and racism in Japanese society, Arudou has written extensively on these topics for various publications, including his regular contributions to the Japan Times newspaper for over 15 years as well his web site Debito....
Tags: Feature, Music, Japan, Supreme Court, Interview, California, France, US, America, Hillary Clinton, United States, Tokyo, States, Republican Party, Vietnam, Johnson

A Sense of Contentment: An Interview with Steve Mason

None With every new album, Steve Mason steps further from the enormous shadow cast by the critically lauded, commercially stunted, wholly brilliant the Beta Band. After losing himself in the immediate aftermath of the band's breakup in projects such as King Biscuit Time and Black Affair, Mason started a solo career that began with the introspective, electronica of 2010's Boys Outside and which now sees him release his new album About the Light.Mason's previous album, 2016's Meet the Humans was ...
Tags: Feature, Music, Interview, Brighton, Stephen Street, Indie Pop, The Beta Band, Steve Mason, Mason, Indie Rock, Black Affair Mason, Smiths Morrissey Blur Suede

2020 hopeful Tulsi Gabbard says she’s really, really sorry for her long history of homophobia

The Hawaiian Democrat has again apologized for years of promoting anti-LGBTQ policies and positions.
Tags: Feature, Politics, Lifestyle, Hawaii, 20/20, Homophobia, Ad Friendly, Antigay, Tulsi Gabbard

His sugar daddy stole his identity and the government shutdown is preventing him from reporting it

After a Grindr sugar daddy stole his identity, an Arizona man found himself without recourse thanks to the government shutdown.
Tags: Feature, Crime, Life, Lifestyle, Arizona, Government Shutdown, Grindr, Identity Theft, Ad Friendly, Trump