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Savas Abadsidis was the founding editor of the A&F Quarterly and is a content strategist for a variety of companies. He's been an editor and a writer for many publications, including Complex, Wizard,, The Advocate, HIV+, OUT,, Interview Magazine, Fangoria, The Good Men Project and Maxim. He is currently Editor-at-Large for B Magazine. Follow him on Twitter @SavasAbadsidis.

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Riding 79

(1) Comments | Posted February 7, 2015 | 6:33 PM

For most kids, spending the holidays in Puerto Rico, on your own for the first time would be a dream come true; not for Miguel though. He sees his stay in paradise as a prison sentence. Missing his father who's passed away and his mother who he feels abandoned him,...

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Age of Heroes

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 3:34 PM

Julian Chambliss is a professor at Rollins College and has edited a fun to read academic book on Superheroes called Age of Heroes, Eras of Men. I spoke to Chambliss about his book, now available in paperback.


What is Age of Heroes about?

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The Sound of Crazy Mountains

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2015 | 11:00 PM

Writer Kate Welshman has written a riveting book about her love of horses and cowboys, which got the attention of U.S. management and production company Little Studio Films, which signed her immediately, as an author and screenwriter for film and television adaptations. The book is about a show jumper named...

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Owen Tate and His Modern Day Factory

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 1:46 PM

From Urban Dictionary: Owen Tate first appeared in NYC in 1989 performing with rock and funk bands such as Foxxen, The Blessed, and Pharoah. Owen transitioned to DJing and Producing in the early part of the 90's at Tunnel NYC, Limelight NYC as a host and performance artist. OT: )...

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Wax on Water

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 1:25 PM

Hailing from Camden in London, England, Wax on Water is Maya Fire - a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and singer who describes her music as 'Electro-grunge meets Industrial'. The first single to be taken from the debut album is An Army. I spoke to her on the eve of the single's debut.

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(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 8:00 AM

In the original graphic novel HENNI, Manhattan-based writer/artist Miss Lasko Gross presents the adventures and trials of Henni, a rebellious and curious young woman who questions authority, challenges the ways of her strict religion and strikes out on her own in search of a better life. The boutique graphic novel...

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The Ones to Watch: Hit Music in 2015

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 7:31 AM

It feels like we've been in a "after Elvis joined the Army/before the Beatles" period in pop music for almost decade. But three artists hailing from Southern California have given me hope for the future of hit music: Magdalena Quintana, Todd Michael Schultz and Tony Rodini. The trio have been...

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Reality Hits Cartoonist Author of 'The Realist'

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 1:43 PM

Asaf Hanuka is an illustrator and comics artist whose books have been published all over the world. With his twin brother Tomer, he created the comic Bipolar, which earned Ignatz and Eisner Award nominations. His collaboration with writer Etgar Keret Kamikaze Pizza won a nomination for Eisner in 2007. Asaf...

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Revisiting 'Joe, You Coulda Made Us Proud'

(3) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 11:11 AM


"I didn't fully realize it then, but that was the thing I was most trying to earn playing baseball. Not money. Not glory... Love." -- Joe Pepitone

Joseph Anthony "Joe" Pepitone is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and...

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Jon Macy Takes Queer Comics to New Heights with 'Fearful Hunter'

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 12:39 PM

Jon Macy began his comics career with the series Tropo and Nefarismo, both part of the black-and-white alternative comics boom of the 1990s. He contributed to queer comics anthologies Meatmen, Gay Comics, Qu33r and No Straight Lines, as well as gay erotic magazines such as Steam, Bunkhouse, and International Leatherman....

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The Second Coming

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 2:39 PM

Thomas Puttrich's exciting thriller The Second Coming is being developed into a motion picture. The Second Coming questions if the Mayan calendar was wrong and what happened to the prophecies of Nostradamus and the future events foretold by many seers from the Hopi Indians to the Chinese. The novel tells...

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The Sharp Things' Newest Cut Is an Adventure

(1) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 1:16 PM

THE SHARP THINGS is a longstanding, multi-member NYC-based collective led by singer/songwriter/pianist Perry Serpa. Over their 15-plus years in existence, THE SHARP THINGS have taken in over 40 musicians, shared stages all over the place with the likes of Metric, Broken Social Scene, Tindersticks, Evan Dando, Joan As Policewoman, the...

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Waxing Poetic Via Selfie

(1) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 3:41 PM


WAX: We Are the X is an Italian film, currently making the festival rounds that can be effectively called the first "selfie" movie. Featuring a nouveau cast performing along side such stalwarts as Rutger Hauer and Jean-Marc Barr, the film features a...

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Elia Kazan

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 7:51 AM

Elia Kazan directed virtually back-to-back the greatest American dramas of the twentieth century--by Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams--and helped shape their future productions. In The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan, edited by Albert J. Devlin, we see how Kazan collaborated with these and other writers: Clifford Odets, Thornton Wilder,...

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Camelot's Cousin

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 7:20 AM

Camelot's Cousin is an espionage thriller set against the backdrop of the Cuban Missile Crisis and other famous events during the Kennedy administration. The discovery of a long-buried journal indicates that one of President Kennedy's most trusted friends was actually a Soviet mole. Templeton Davis, a scholar and media personality...

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Dirty Sexy Comics

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 6:11 PM

Dirty Sexy Comics is an upcoming documentary that explores gay erotic comics, past & present, tracing the roots of the artform and the gutsy, creative men behind them! Dirty Sexy Comics is an upcoming documentary that takes a look at gay erotic comics, the many talents behind them and their...

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Season of the Wytch: Scott Snyder and Jock Talk Their New Series WYTCHES

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 11:52 AM

Wolfman and Pérez. Claremont and Byrne. Johns and Lee. Levitz and Giffen. Lee and Kirby. As any fanboy (or girl) knows, that lineup of names amounts to a murderer's row of classic comic book dream teams, now we can add Snyder and Jock. The team, who most recently made their...

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DMC Saves the World

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 6:17 PM


"I'm the king of rock, there is none higher
Sucker MC's should call me sire...
DMC stands for devestating mic control
You can't touch me with a ten foot pole...
My name is Darryl, you...

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Close Encounters of the iRAWniQ Kind

(1) Comments | Posted October 26, 2014 | 8:28 PM

Rising popstar iRAWniQ and innovative director JB Ghuman Jr. (SPORK) have just made one of the most visually arresting videos ever, with ALIENPU$. ALIENPU$ is about having an intimate encounter with a woman for the first time," explains iRAWniQ, "about being introduced to foreign territory... about being an alien to...

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Death and Despair Breathe New Life at Archie

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 7:23 PM

When Archie Comics announced the arrival of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, he of Glee fame as Chief Creative Officer, it felt very gimmicky. Especially when the first offering was a series called Afterlife with Archie that had a very trendy zombie theme. Well, what I read was a game changer. Archie's one...

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