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The Days After: Two small books on the meaning of September 11.

Written by Christopher Carbone on . Posted in Books, Posts

The collapse of the towers was a fiery crush of stone and steel, a scene that Hollywood directors–and average Americans–had imagined for years. For a few weeks after the attacks, I wore a flag pin on my lapel, and could not fathom attempts to explain 9/11, nor even to place it into an historical context. [&hellip
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Pitchers and Catchers: Chalk gender lines.

Written by Christopher Carbone on . Posted in Posts, Theater

Last summer, when former Mets manager Bobby Valentine declared in Details that major league baseball is "probably ready for an openly gay player," sports writers, gossip columnists, fans and baseball players everywhere toaok to the airwaves and the internet, terribly titillated at the mere suggestion that baseball was mature enough to handle a gay man [&hellip
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Morning’s Light: Disco dreaming at the infamous all-night circuit party.

Written by Christopher Carbone on . Posted in Posts

"It’ll be a spiritual experience." That’s what I was told by one of the guys from the Saint at Large, the committee that produced the 23rd annual White Party in Manhattan. Since I’d never been to this type of 16-hour, nonstop dance party before, I was skeptical that I’d experience any glorious awakening or sacred [&hellip
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Domestic Partners Stiffed

Written by Christopher Carbone on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts

After the Twin Towers collapsed there was a lot of grandstanding about how the attack had "equalized" New Yorkers and all Americans. We’re all victims, the pundits opined, regardless of race, creed, gender or sexual orientation. And for a while it seemed the outpouring of sympathy and the opening of everyone’s wallet would indeed provide [&hellip
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Picturing Matthew Shepard

Written by Christopher Carbone on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts

TV Picturing Matthew Shepard In January, HBO announced that its adaptation of Kaufman’s play would air on March 16. A few weeks later, NBC said it had slated The Matthew Shepard Story–the official family biography–for the same night. NBC execs claimed they don’t pay attention to HBO’s scheduling. Scott Seomin, entertainment media director of the [&hellip
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Don’t Want My Gay TV

Written by Christopher Carbone on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts

I’m probably outside of the Washington, DC-based, celebrity-driven, gay rights establishment with this theory, but so be it: Viacom’s recent announcement of its plan to launch a 24-hour gay cable channel is being greeted–at least by most of the gay people I’ve spoken to–with a big "So what?" The channel, still unnamed and probably a [&hellip
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On Becoming a Gay Media Mogul: Q&A with Chris Crain

Written by Christopher Carbone on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts

Chris Crain is inarguably at the top of the gay newspaper heap. A 36-year-old former lawyer, Crain is the editorial director of Window Media, an Atlanta-based company that owns the New York Blade News, Washington Blade, Houston Voice, Southern Voice, a nightlife guide called Eclipse and a quarterly glossy, SOVO. That makes Window Media the [&hellip
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