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Sex Is All About Entelechy

Marten Weber | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

I believe that sex is an expression of creativity, and that creativity is our way to immortality. All these blowjobs are aimed at one thing: becoming immortal. Is that too great a leap? Let's go back a step.

Happy Birthday, Jean Genet!

Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of celebrated French writer and political activist, Jean Genet. The author of "Our Lady of the Flowers" and playwright behind "T...

Theater: Damn Yankees, Damn Maids, Damn Revivals!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.16.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Here are several revivals, none of them successful -- is it because they fall short of the earlier productions or because the original was over-praised? You can't always tell.

Barney Rosset, Richard Seaver, and William Burroughs in Midcentury Paris

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.02.2012 | Books
Regina Weinreich

Barney Rosset died last week at age 89, and for those who valued his contribution to upholding First Amendment rights in this country, his championing the works of artists, the event truly marks the end of an era.

2011's Doomsday Cinema, Part I: Melancholia @ 49th NYFF plus Gainsbourg on Von Trier & Lars' NYFF 47 Press Conference (VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 03.14.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

In anticipation of 12/21/12, this past year saw a return of the doomsday film. Melancholia was an okay end-of-the-world movie, but for this fan, it was not a very good Lars Von Trier film. Perhaps a third viewing is in order.

Camp & Political Correctness: The Controversial Art Of Jack Smith

G. Roger Denson | Posted 08.19.2011 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

If there's an artist who most reminds us there are multiple art worlds -- each with its own pantheon of artists, fans, aesthetic and ideological concerns and targeted markets -- it's got to be Jack Smith.

Todd Haynes Talks About Mildred Pierce

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Todd Haynes has spent his filmmaking career working far outside the mainstream -- yet he seems surprised when a reporter refers to his new miniseries, HBO's Mildred Pierce, as surprisingly conventional for him.