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The Latest from Rufus Wainwright

Written by Christopher Carbone on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts

In this age of overproduced, poorly written pop it’s easy to forget what makes listening to a pop song pure pleasure: the songwriting. To say that Rufus Wainwright is one of the most gifted songwriters of his generation is not an overstatement. The 27-year-old son of famed folk singer Loudon Wainwright III took six months [&hellip
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San Francisco Treats from the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association’s Convention

Written by Christopher Carbone on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Since I was in town to attend the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association’s 10th anniversary convention, I could not fully explore. I did not wander around Haight-Ashbury, nor make the trek to North Beach or Alcatraz. I had to content myself with the superfluous representations of hippiedom stuck in my head from all those [&hellip
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The Cock Might Be the Sleaziest Place in Town

Written by Christopher Carbone on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

The Cock is at Ave. A and E. 12th St.–you know it by the red rooster in the window. There are plenty of fine, cruisey EV bars where you can stand around and watch other black-frame-wearing gay hipsters drinking Rolling Rocks or sipping cosmopolitans. The Cock is something else again. It was pretty busy for [&hellip
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Hello! God Made You Queer!

Written by Christopher Carbone on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

The afternoon was not without its lighter moments. Subaru, Budweiser, Genre, The Advocate, PlanetOut.com and gay.com were all there–along with readings by "Elena" and tons of free gay stuff. I was wandering under and around bunches of rainbow-colored balloons when I saw two representatives of the Metropolitan Community Church of New York sitting at a [&hellip
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Building the Gay Web

Written by Christopher Carbone on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Not long ago, gay-oriented content sites like PlanetOut and Gay.com–both of which offer an array of news, financial tips, entertainment coverage and service information–existed only as the wild dreams of entrepreneurial visionaries. Few thought that in 2000 financial analysts and techno-pundits would be debating which company would launch the Internet’s first "gay IPO." According to [&hellip
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