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Court Stroud has worked as a janitor, short-order cook, senior media executive, movie extra, and freelance writer. He holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. His writing has appeared in the New York Post, Out, The Advocate, Instinct, Gay City News, and many other publications. Stroud resides in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood with comic Eddie Sarfaty and their two cats, Dash and Julia. Follow him on Twitter @court_stroud.

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Everything's an Adventure: An Interview With TNT Reality Star Greg White

(2) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 7:10 PM

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Superstar chef David Bouley calls Greg White "The James Bond of Food Writers." A former Marine sergeant, TV writer and frequent Huffington Post contributor, these days White is garnering praise and attention for his blog for foodies, Eat.Greg.Eat!

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Ascension: What I Learned From Getting Kidnapped in Paris

(10) Comments | Posted January 4, 2014 | 2:34 AM

Resolutions, reconciliations, and amends: A new year brings fresh opportunities for ascension in wisdom. Everyone has a change story. Here's mine.

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"Folks, some rough turbulence ahead."

When the flight attendant sped down the aisle and barked at me to stow all electronics, she...

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My Life as an Incan Shaman: A Conversation With Elena Radford

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 4:15 PM

The Harvard Business School is hardly the first place you expect to encounter an Incan, much less a shaman.

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During graduation week 10 years ago, I was visiting the ivy-covered campus to spend time with a dear friend of mine who was about...
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The Heart of Gold: Dancer/Choreographer Tom Gold Responding to AIDS

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 11:32 AM


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On Tuesday, Jan. 29, Tom Gold Dance will present the world premiere of Some Kind of Romance at the eighth edition of Dance From the Heart, a New York City showcase for some...

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Building Babel: An Interview With Documentary Filmmaker David Osit

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 12:32 PM

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As the first of its 2013 Winter Documentary Film series, interfaith spiritual community Sanctuary NYC will screen Building Babel this Sunday, January 27th at 4:30 p.m. The movie follows a year in the life of Sharif El-Gamal, the developer behind New York's...

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Make It a Double: An Interview With Pink Martini's Thomas Lauderdale

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2012 | 5:46 PM


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If Breakfast at Tiffany's and the United Nations had a love-child, Pink Martini would be its name. This "little orchestra," which draws inspiration from music all over the world and crosses genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop, has provided a "great...

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In Bed With Brett Gleason: A Conversation With the Gay Indie Rocker

(6) Comments | Posted December 11, 2012 | 3:13 PM


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As a metronome ticks in the background, a swarthy young man lies asleep, his crumpled bed linen hugging his naked body like a cocoon. Piano chords chime an alarm, awakening Brett Gleason to a new day.

So begins...

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Nothing Like Those Kennedys: A Review of The Other Irish by Karen McCarthy

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 1:04 PM

"We're nothing like those Kennedys. They're Catholic!" my petite, schoolmarm grandmother chided through pursed lips. Her terse reply startled me since Kennedy was her maiden name. I never mentioned the matter again, but often wondered why my query upset her so much.

After reading The Other Irish: The Scots-Irish Rascals...

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Dawn of the Sixth Sun: The Mayan Pope and Elders Visit the Big Apple

(8) Comments | Posted October 26, 2012 | 2:30 PM

The Mayan Elders believe there's been a grave misunderstanding and are coming to New York City this week to set the record straight.

At the mention of the date Dec. 21, 2012, many people picture catastrophe -- floods, earthquakes and war. However, the man often referred to as the Mayan...

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Holy Rollers (in Her Hair): An Interview With Rev. Yolanda Mapes

(2) Comments | Posted August 3, 2012 | 4:25 PM

With her blond bouffant, ample bosom, and meticulous lipstick, Yolanda Mapes might look like a stereotypical church matron, but the five o'clock shadow and big-boned feet betray the truth: she's no lady. Billing herself as the "alien love child of Louise Hay and John Waters with...

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Smash-mouth: Confronting Homophobia and Misogyny on the Set of NBC's New Series

(44) Comments | Posted February 3, 2012 | 5:38 PM

Angelica Huston's black bob swings back and forth, keeping time with the click of her heels on the sidewalk. As the Oscar-winning actress passes, she throws us a warm but impish smile and then fades into the nighttime air. Her departure cheers the crowd, which has been waiting in the...

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Terrified in Texas

(48) Comments | Posted January 3, 2012 | 1:06 PM

"You're gonna get us killed!" I thought.

The door on my parents' beige '99 Chevy Lumina had just slammed, a dull thud ringing through the crisp December sky. Eddie and I were heading into the Salt Lick, a barbeque joint legendary for its tender pork ribs, sage-filled sausage, and pit-smoked...

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