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Trapped in the Booth: Ohm, Shanti, Airhorn

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 09.24.2014 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

DJs are blooming in climates previously inhospitable to our species. I'm no exception. Earlier this summer, I even DJ'ed a female empowerment-themed yoga class.

The 'OpenTable of After Dark' That's Democratizing the NYC Nightlife Scene

Party Earth | Posted 09.24.2014 | Technology
Party Earth

The New York nightlife scene, especially the higher-end clubs, has a stigma that the only way to get in, or to have the best time, is to "know a guy." Otherwise you're stuck with the rest of us peons dealing with lines, covers, poor service, and ultimately a less-than-satisfying night out.

The Hottest Pool Parties in Las Vegas

Hopper.com | Posted 09.18.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

At the end of the day, a pool party in Las Vegas makes perfect sense: what could be better in the desert heat than a nice cool dip in the pool with a chilled drink in your hand? Yep, it's a match made in heaven. Well, a heavenly match made in Sin City anyway.

A Drag Queen's Open Letter to Facebook

Hamm Samwich | Posted 09.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Hamm Samwich

Latonya Rent, Wendy Ballsdrop, Dildo Swinton, Sheefa Loffa-Sofa, Betty Betty Nice: as ridiculous as some of these names may seem, they're the names by which we introduce, express and promote ourselves, by which we operate and refer to each other, by which we are fondly known and even loved.

5 of the Most Exciting Cities in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.11.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Despite the Movoto real estate blog calling some places in Illinois boring for their nonexistent nightlife and sparse food offerings, the blog also named some of the most exciting places in Illinois -- the state has some happening areas!

5 of the Most Boring Cities in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.05.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

But mile after mile after corn fields, though pretty, can get monotonous, and not every Illinois city has a lot going on. Movoto's real estate blog made a list of the 10 most boring places in Illinois.

The Pros and Cons of Straight Guys in Gay Bars

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 09.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

I have mixed feelings about straight men in gay bars. Should gay spaces be for gay people only? Straight men can disrupt the aura of acceptance in a gay space. We go to gay bars and clubs not just to drink, dance and score, but to celebrate our own desires in a safe place, away from homophobic hecklers and heterosexuality.

Trapped in the Booth: The Plight of the Working Stiff DJ

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 08.25.2014 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

Here's a fun game: Tell people you're a DJ. Then sit back, and watch them venture down a K-hole of astonishment, curiosity and, often times, only thinly-veiled pity.

5 Apps You Need to Have a Remarkable Night Out in NYC

Party Earth | Posted 08.25.2014 | New York
Party Earth

We compiled the following list of must-have apps so you can go out in NYC like a pro. But be warned: By downloading these apps, you will plan less and party more. Are you sure you're ready for that?

James Nichols

After Dark: Erickatoure Aviance, Artist And Nightlife Personality

HuffingtonPost.com | James Nichols | Posted 08.24.2014 | Gay Voices

This is the fifteenth installment in HuffPost Gay Voices Associate Editor James Nichols' ongoing series "After Dark: NYC Nightlife Today And Days Past...

James Nichols

After Dark: one-half NelSon, Artist And Nightlife Personality

HuffingtonPost.com | James Nichols | Posted 10.17.2014 | Gay Voices

This is the fourteenth installment in HuffPost Gay Voices Associate Editor James Nichols' ongoing series "After Dark: NYC Nightlife Today And Days Pas...

James Nichols

After Dark: Jayne County, Transgender Musician And Nightlife Icon

HuffingtonPost.com | James Nichols | Posted 08.10.2014 | Gay Voices

This is the thirteenth installment in HuffPost Gay Voices Associate Editor James Nichols' ongoing series "After Dark: NYC Nightlife Today And Days Pas...

Trapped in the Booth: A DJ Set With the Fountain of Youth

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 08.04.2014 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

Disclaimer: This is a semi-fictionalized version of my all-too-real experiences working as a DJ in New York City. Most of the names of venues, organiz...

James Nichols

After Dark: Domonique Echeverria, Fashion Designer And Nightlife Personality

HuffingtonPost.com | James Nichols | Posted 08.04.2014 | Gay Voices

This is the twelfth installment in HuffPost Gay Voices Associate Editor James Nichols' ongoing series "After Dark: NYC Nightlife Today And Days Past" ...

9 Summer Cocktail Recipes From NYC's Top Bartenders

Claudia Gatsby | Posted 08.01.2014 | Taste
Claudia Gatsby

I taste-tested tons of cocktails (shout out to my liver: thanks for taking it all in stride) and selected the most killer drinks in town.

Bachelor Parties for Guys Over 40 Should Be Against the Law

David Fagin | Posted 09.28.2014 | Comedy
David Fagin

The Bachelor Party. A time-honored tradition of male-bonding in which a group of friends wish "Bon Voyage" to their lucky - or unlucky - friend about to take the plunge into matrimony, by drinking more than they ever have.

Long Beach Dining: Two New Places, One Obvious Choice

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 09.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

While I maintain the food at the Federal is good, some of it great even, I have grown partial to Chef Katherine Humphus creations at Bo-Beau.

Daughtry and Goo Goo Dolls Summer Tour: Rock Rolls at the Greek Theatre

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 09.22.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

In 1986, Chris Daughtry was seven-years-old when John Rzeznik and Robby Takac were releasing their first album as the Goo Goo Dolls; yet here he and his band were, co-headlining with the Goo Goo Dolls on a warm summer's night at Los Angeles' Griffith Park's outdoor venue, Nederlander's Greek Theatre.

OTP's Guide to Partying Your Ass Off in Madeira

Off Track Planet | Posted 09.21.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

A Portuguese island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira adds flavor to its Mediterranean seasonings by smothering itself in booze, soaking in year-round warm weather and setting it all ablaze with the world's greatest fireworks show.

Once Tour at Pantages: The Dreamer, The Muse, The Music

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 09.20.2014 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

Perhaps Once will remind Broadway producers that you don't have to spend $400 million on a production to bring in audiences and win acclaim.

The Trials and Travails of Life as a Pocket Gay

Blake McIver | Posted 09.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Blake McIver

In the male homosexual community, we love to label and categorize and organize each other as if we are in a never-ending high school biology class. But there is one category that seems to override any other for those who belong to it.

Trapped in the Booth: PT 3

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

When I first started out in nightlife, nothing sounded more grisly to me than the words "Wedding DJ." Early on my sister suggested I take this route and I recoiled in disgust. "Why don't I just be a Funeral DJ," I suggested flippantly. "I have more in common with a rotting corpse than a blushing bride, anyway."

Burlesque Dancers, Cirque du Soleil Performances and Energizing DJs: An Inside Look at Miami's E11EVEN

JustLuxe | Posted 09.14.2014 | Miami
JustLuxe

Like most people, I am curious by nature and thrive on the allure of the forbidden. The naughty and the unmentionable is something that is not easil...

Stylification Series: Featuring Tamsin Lonsdale

Golriz Moeini | Posted 09.04.2014 | Style
Golriz Moeini

Tamsin Lonsdale, is most definitely not like any ordinary English rose. She is undeniably beyond intelligent, worldly by definition, unique and strikingly beautiful, jet-setting socialite with impeccable taste, witty as you'd expect from a refined English girl to be but yet she remains humble.

Jersey Boys: Forget The Film, See It On Stage

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 09.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

OK, I didn't want to see Jersey Boys, the play or movie. It just seemed like something my mom would have loved, and since I don't have one Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons song in my music library, I thought, meh. Well, smack me on the forehead and call me an idiot.