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Culture, The Whore Next Door

The Oldest Profession Gets Professional: The Industry Recognizes One of Its Own

My taxi pulled into the W Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard, which is conveniently located in between Jayne Mansfield and Doris Day on the Walk of Fame. I was headed to my very first awards show: the 12th annual XBiz Awards.…
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Music, All Shook Down What To Do? Nellie McKay @ Great American Music Hall

What To Do? Nellie McKay @ Great American Music Hall

​Nellie McKay @ Great American Music Hall Our love of Nellie McKay knows few bounds, because she's the female Rufus Wainwright, she's Lucille Ball plus Janeane Garofalo, and most of all she's a mad, cracked master of lyrics. But why…
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Calendar, Night&Day All Day

All Day

Try this: Go to Nellie McKay's Web site, smile at it, and immediately open it again in a new tab. "The Very Thought of You" begins automatically on both pages, creating an echo — when we did it accidentally, we…
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Calendar, Night&Day Notorious, Psycho Birds Cause Vertigo

Notorious, Psycho Birds Cause Vertigo

When today’s torture porn makes old slasher films look like after-school specials, Alfred Hitchcock’s movies must seem mighty quaint. Unless, that is, one muses on the perversity and cruelty so casually practiced by the debonair deviates in many of his…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fasten Your Seatbelts

Fasten Your Seatbelts

We all have our favorite screen actresses, but none are more steadfast in their affections than gay men. Ask Doris Day, Elizabeth Taylor, or Cher, whose gay fans never wavered (unlike those fickle heteros) after the stars stepped away from…
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Calendar, Night&Day Straight Up With a Twist

Straight Up With a Twist

It would be shortsighted to dismiss Pink Martini as nothing more than Cocktail Nation kitsch, even if the group's album Sympathique is comprised of lounge standards like "Never on Sunday." For one thing, the 10- to 14-member Portland collaborative sounds…
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