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Benjamin Solomon is a writer and professional gay living in New York City. He was most recently the Editor-in-Chief of Next Magazine. He has contributed to, MadeMan, Vulture, Playbill, Details, Out, Time Out New York, and has appeared on Biography Channel and East Village Radio. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @benjaminsolomon.

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Could These Be America's Most Exclusive Hotel Rooms?

(0) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 8:00 PM

My hotel room at the Game Creek Chalet was pretty posh. It had four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and slept 10. It includes a cutting edge chef's kitchen, complete with a six-burner industrial stove and a digital fridge that measured fluid output. The vaulted living room had a multi-channel...

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That Time I Attended the Maxim Super Bowl Party With My Father, His New Wife, and My Boyfriend

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2014 | 6:09 PM

My father doesn't like to wait. It was the Saturday before the Super Bowl and it seems I had missed his text. He was letting me know it was time to meet him outside the Maxim party. The good news was, we weren't too far away.

"Ok. We're leaving now....

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How I Learned to Be Gay: Almost Everything I Learned in Life I Learned While Working at a Gay Magazine

(5) Comments | Posted May 23, 2013 | 3:38 PM

A year after I came out of the closet, I got a job at Next Magazine, a weekly gay nightlife magazine -- or "fag rag" -- in New York City, and it changed my life forever.

I was a late bloomer; my younger brother came out of the...

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Am I a Rotten Jew for Loving Christmas?

(43) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 5:03 PM

Hanukkah will never be a replacement for Christmas -- and it shouldn't have to be. But can I justify celebrating Christmas while still calling myself a Jew?

I'll admit it: I love Christmas. That shouldn't be something to be ashamed of in 2012, but I am ashamed all the same....

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Is He Dead? Of Course He Is! I Saw It on Facebook, So It Must Be True

(11) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 1:32 PM

Last week I did something terrible. As Sandy ravaged the city of New York, I got a little too drunk after dinner. Bored, I decided that it would be fun to play a prank on a good friend of mine: I would pretend that he had mysteriously died. After all,...

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Want to Know How to Really Scare a Straight Guy This Halloween? Try Gay Sex

(73) Comments | Posted October 15, 2012 | 11:49 AM

"Do you want to run away -- or stay and play?" A man I can't see is pinning me down inside a large cardboard tube. He's been whispering words like "little piggy" in my ear as he holds down my shoulders, doing his best to channel the kind of creepy,...

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