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John Polly is Editor-at-Large for Logo's NewNowNext.com. He writes, edits, produces video and lives in Brooklyn. He's contributed to Next Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Travel & Leisure, MSNBC, Attitude and others. And most importantly, he cohosts the RuPaul's Drag Race video recap series, Drag Ya Later with Jon & John, at LogoTV.com.

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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6, Ep. 14 Extra Lap Recap: 'Reunited' -- We Have a Winner! (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 3:05 PM

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And with a crowning and some "back rolls," another season of RuPaul's Drag Race comes to an end....

It has happened! RuPaul's Drag Race has crowned a new "America's Next Drag Superstar"! And I've got Season 6's last

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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6, Ep. 13 Extra Lap Recap: 'Countdown to the Crown' (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 1:45 PM

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"It's Milkin' Time on this week's Extra Lap Recap!"

This week, as RuPaul's Drag Race brought in past legends to dish on Season 6, my former "Drag Ya Later" recap partner Jon Mallow returns too -- with some

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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6, Ep. 11 Extra Lap Recap: 'The Glitter Ball' (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 1:42 PM

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"Diamonds are Adore Delano's best squirrelfriend," and other Drag Race insights, courtesy of this week's Extra Lap Recap.

Hey, Miss Bling, RuPaul dropped a "Glitter Ball" on the top five queens on this week's RuPaul's Drag Race. Extra Lap Recap...

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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6, Ep. 10 Extra Lap Recap: 'Drag My Wedding' (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 5:59 PM

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This week on RuPaul's Drag Race: Here come the brides?

Queerly beloved, this week it was drag-wedding time on RuPaul's Drag Race! Which bridal makeover queen gets an "I do," and which gets an "I can't"? Watch this week's Extra...

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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6, Ep. 9 Extra Lap Recap: 'Queens of Talk' (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 3:57 PM

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Darienne Lake giving you "Operation Dumbo Drop-Dead Gorgeous" on this week's RuPaul's Drag Race

Cher's family, Paula Abdul and a bunch of jungle creatures invaded RuPaul's Drag Race this week. Let's discuss the shenanigans in a new Extra...

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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6, Ep. 7 and 8 Extra Lap Recap: 'Glamazon' and 'Comedy' Challenges (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 1:38 PM

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Double-header: Yes, it's two recaps in one post! Bonus!

This week life got Rupersized as we got two RuPaul's Drag Race episodes in one night. So we've got two Extra Lap Recaps for you too!

First up, when the queens...

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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6, Ep. 6 Extra Lap Recap: 'Oh No She Better Don't!' (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 2:13 PM

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Oh yes they better did! This week our RuPaul's Drag Race queens laid down some '90s-girl-rap realness! Who was spicy like Salt-n-Pepa? And who could have truly used some TLC? Watch a new Extra Lap Recap and get served....

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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6, Ep. 5 Extra Lap Recap: 'Snatch Game' (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 3:21 PM

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"Gentleman, start your Snatch Game engines! And may the best woman _____!"

Two words, kids: Snatch Game! Yes, this week RuPaul's Drag Race featured guest appearances by such stars as Judge Judy, Dame Maggie Smith, Paula Deen, and Kim Kardashian -- not...

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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6, Ep. 4 Extra Lap Recap: 'Shade: The Rusical!' (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 7:03 PM

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She's getting her Courtney Act together and taking it on the road!

Attention, Broadway babies! This week on RuPaul's Drag Race, our queens got their Patti LuPone on as they staged Shade: The Rusical! Let's recap. ("Add 'em up, Bobby! Add 'em...

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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6, Ep. 3 Extra Lap Recap: 'Scream Queens' (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 6:38 PM

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Eeeeeeek! Colby Keller and I are getting our scream on!

Hey, scaredy-cats! Colby Keller joins me this week as Extra Lap Recap gives you all the gory details about the latest horror-ific episode of RuPaul's Drag Race!

This...

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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6, Ep. 2 Extra Lap Recap: 'RuPaul's Big Opening, Part 2' (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 2:02 PM

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Yes, sometimes even RuPaul needs her beauty sleep. Get more from Episode 2 of the new season of RuPaul's Drag Race in my latest "Extra Lap Recap"!

Got Milk? How about Bianca Del Rio? Or maybe a big ol' drink...

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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6, Ep. 1 Extra Lap Recap: 'RuPaul's Big Opening' (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 1:55 PM

The wait is over! Season 6 of RuPaul's Drag Race has begun, and I'm back again with a new season of Extra Lap Recaps! Make like the queens did this week and "jump in!" Watch!

So what did you think of the premiere? Did you like...

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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5, Ep. 12 Extra Lap Recap: 'The Final Three, Hunty' (VIDEO)

(6) Comments | Posted April 25, 2013 | 7:23 PM


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Doing "The Monsoon" with Miss Jinkx herself, as seen in this week's epic lip-sync. Hmm... someone's missing a seashell headpiece.


Court is back in session this week with a fresh new Extra Lap Recap of this week's RuPaul's Drag Race major-ness....

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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5, Ep. 9 Extra Lap Recap: 'Drama Queens' (VIDEO)

(4) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 10:44 AM

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Drag Queens Without Borders? RuPaul's queens served up some Spanish-flavored drama in this week's telenovela challenge!

This week's RuPaul's Drag Race episode was the source of a lot of tears, my dears! And I'm not even talking about the big weepy...

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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5, Ep. 8 Extra Lap Recap: 'Scent of a Drag Queen' (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 3:42 PM


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"Bring back my... boys?" This week's Drag Race episode felt some thunder down under.


Welcome to this week's recap of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5, Episode 8, "Scent of a Drag Queen." And let's hope you're ready for some spastic gayness...

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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5, Ep. 7 Extra Lap Recap: The RuPaul Roast (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 1:37 PM

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This week's "Extra Lap Recap" snacks on all the meaty bits of "The RuPaul Roast!"

I hope you're hungry... Because it's time to snack on some fresh hot steamin' ROAST! Yep, chickens... Last night saw the queens of RuPaul's Drag Race...

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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5, Ep. 6 Extra Lap Recap: Can I Get an Amen? (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 8:00 AM


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Damiana Garcia (front) and I help the queens of RuPaul's Drag Race pay it forward -- in song!


"Where my people at?" Well, if you mean our queens on RuPaul's Drag Race this week, they're all up in the recording studio...

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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5, Ep. 5 Extra Lap Recap: Snatch Game (VIDEO)

(7) Comments | Posted February 27, 2013 | 2:16 PM


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Another RuPaul's Drag Race season, another "Snatch Game" challenge. Who soared? Who bored? Let me (above, left) give you the basics.


Do you know your queer icons? Are you a Grey Gardens queen or a Braxton Family Values fan? Hopefully there's room for...

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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5, Ep. 4 Extra Lap Recap: Black Swan (VIDEO)

(3) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 10:36 AM


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I discover that once you go "Black Swan," you never go back.


This week it was murder on the dance floor as the queens from RuPaul's Drag Race traded pumps for ballet flats! It was a lot like Fame meets The Turning Point...

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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5, Ep. 3 Extra Lap Recap: Draggle Rock (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 4:44 PM


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John Polly recaps this week's RuPaul's Drag Race; Alyssa Edwards thinks pink.


This week on RuPaul's Drag Race, it was all about child's play. Who knew this show aimed for the toddler demographic?

The first of two challenges had our queens dragging up...

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