Kevin Author

Kevin Phinney is a journalist/broadcaster who has worked in print and online, in radio and television. He is the author of a book that examines black and white race relations seen through the prism of music, from 1619-present called “Souled American: How Black Music Transformed White Culture,” published by Billboard Books. He is also a former staff member of The Austin American-Statesman and The Hollywood Reporter. His work has appeared around the world in PREMIERE magazine and liner notes for Rhino Records and other labels. He is one of the former hosts of “Kevin & Kevin,” an award-winning morning drive radio program on KGSR-FM in Austin, Texas.

John Waters’ Art Exhibition “Indecent Exposure” Brings His Signature Satire Home to Baltimore

“Indecent Exposure” is the new John Waters exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art. And hard as it is to believe, it’s the first such exhibition in his hometown....

Was “Fantasy” the Last Great Song George Michael Created Before He Died?

“Fantasy” may be the last great George Michael classic, and was one of the last things he touched before he passed away in December 2016. The track features the...

What to Watch: This Week’s Top Picks of Queer Content on Here TV

Gay programming isn’t always easy to find. So, just as other streaming services provide notifications about what’s available from them, we’re providing an update...

This Week’s Best LGBT Events in New York City

Looking for gay things to do in New York? Whether you’re looking for drag shows, parties talks & lectures, film screenings, theater, or cultural outings, Metrosource has...

How Good is Netflix’ “Dancing Queen”? The Series’ Star is Alyssa Edwards’ Alter-Ego

Dancing Queen, the new Netflix series, is so rich in drama and drag that it almost outshines its leading lady, drag queen Alyssa Edwards. Almost. As the show makes clear in its...

“Queer Ghost Hunters”: Equal Parts Supernatural Saga and History Lesson

Documentarian Stu Maddox has moved from skeletons in the closet to ghosts in the attic. He’s now the visionary behind the ongoing YouTube docs-series Queer Ghost Hunters,...

Why the Kavanaugh Fracas Should Scare Every LGBTQ American

The FBI’s investigation into sexual assault charges against Brett Kavanaugh is now in the hands of the Senate members who will decide whether to seat him on the high court....

Mic Drop: A Racially Charged Weekend at Monster Bar Results in Swift Changes

It was a racially charged weekend at Manhattan’s Monster bar where drag queen Honey Davenport — long a featured entertainer at the club — called out manager Italo Lopez...

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Creators Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey Talk DragCon

Two weeks ago, RuPaul’s Drag Race creators Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey were standing on the Emmy stage accepting the award for best reality show. Now they’re...

What Made the Mixtape Disappear?

During the reign of Top 40 radio, Kevin mastered crafting crowd-pleasing playlists, but as tastes began to change, he found it harder to get people into the mix. Most of us will...

Gay Composer Cole Porter and Wife: It’s Complicated in “Love, Linda”

Gay composer Cole Porter had many men in his life, but very few women — and none like his wife, muse and patron, Linda Lee Thomas. Now their unconventional marriage is returning...

Police Arrest a Suspect in Sunday’s Gay Bashing in Brooklyn

Police have made an arrest in the savage beating of two men in Williamsburg, NYC authorities confirmed Wednesday. Brandon McNamara, a 25 year-old Queens resident was arrested...