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Artists and Icons at DragCon

Artists and Icons at DragCon

PHOTO ESSAY BY LINDSAY TURBERVILLE, featuring scenes from their time spent at RuPaul’s Drag Con (Javits Center, Sept. 28-30)

Renegades to Role Models: RuPaul’s DragCon Expands its Reach

Renegades to Role Models: RuPaul’s DragCon Expands its Reach

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Drag was once on the fringe of society. Gender rebels performed their cutting-edge material in nightclubs and cabarets that most citizens never knew existed. Now drag culture is mainstream enough to warrant an industry convention that fills half of the Jacob Javits Center. The attendees at RuPaul’s DragCon NYC (Sept. 28-30) were […]

Just Do Art: The October Essentials

Just Do Art: The October Essentials

BY SCOTT STIFFLER Uptown class meets East Village edge at Pangea, the progressive musical performance venue whose October roster includes chameleonic chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite. A gifted, unpredictable interpreter of everyone from Marianne Faithfull to Nico, Faye is a ray of cosmic kookiness locked in a battle between genius and madness that commands respect — […]

Working RuPaul’s DragCon Like Red Carpet Royalty

PHOTO ESSSAY BY BOB KRASNER: Scenes from the Red (okay, pinkish) Carpet and Beyond, at RuPaul’s DragCon, NYC, Sept. 28-30

A Kavagnawing Sense of Emptiness and Despair

A Kavagnawing Sense of Emptiness and Despair

BY MAX BURBANK Fair warning: This is yet another column about Brett Kavanaugh, his quest to become a Supreme Court Justice, and all the overstuffed, hideous man-baggage that goes with it. If that makes you want to stop reading, so be it, and I don’t blame you. Hell, I don’t want to write about it. […]

Green Peace: DragCon’s Michelle Visage, on Color Choices and Coworkers

Green Peace: DragCon’s Michelle Visage, on Color Choices and Coworkers

BY VICTOR O | New York City, already the epicenter of drag queen shows and shade, is about to get an unprecedented influx of glitter, gowns, sequins, wigs, weaves, makeup, and mayhem. From September 28 through 30, RuPaul’s DragCon — the world’s largest event celebrating drag culture — digs its high heels into the Javits […]

A Thing of Shreds and Patches Opens NY Quadrille

A Thing of Shreds and Patches Opens NY Quadrille

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | First The Joyce Theater’s carpenters reconfigured the auditorium, so all the spectators sit up close, on four sides of a newly built stage. Then choreographer Lar Lubovitch programmed a season of new work by some of Downtown’s most compelling dance artists, starting with John Jasperse Projects presenting his new “Hinterland” (through Sept. […]

Mingling and Cinema Magic at the 56th New York Film Festival

Mingling and Cinema Magic at the 56th New York Film Festival

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | Does your idea of going to the movies involve lounging in pajamas? Even if you’re accustomed to seeing the latest offerings from the comforts of home, there are plenty of reasons to get off the couch and attend the city’s quintessential cinema event. The 56th New York Film Festival (NYFF) kicks off […]

Dance on Deck for Fall

Dance on Deck for Fall

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL | Celebrating 15 years of presenting huge buffets of diverse, blue-chip dance at insanely low prices, this showcase offers five bills of four works for two performances each, including commissioned world premieres by Gemma Bond, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Justin Peck, Sonya Tayeh, Caleb Teicher, and Jennifer Weber. Also […]

Alaska and Jeremy Chart New Territory

Alaska and Jeremy Chart New Territory

BY VICTOR O | Alaska, winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2,” and Jeremy, her longtime friend and creative collaborator, recently spoke with City Media’s Victor O about their latest music project. After “werqin” the world, appearing on the Grammys red carpet, and her scene-stealing appearance in the film “Sharknado 6,” Alaska (fan favorite of […]