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.

Jinkx Monsoon Packs Heat — along with Everything Else

Of all the contestants on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Jinkx Monsoon was consistently one of the most creative and surprising. We caught up with her just after a performance of her...

Steve Grand: Let’s Hear it for the Boy, But Watch the Hands, Willya?

Steve Grand is used to the idea that some find him as appealing for his looks as for his music. He’s always gracious and happy to pose for photos after the show, as he...

Worse Than Whitney: Bob the Drag Queen Rips Donald Trump

Bob gets it. As a drag queen, a gay man and a person of color, Bob knows that when the alt-right turned the streets of Charlottesville, Va. into a war zone last weekend and the...

Use Caution When a Bear Approaches You in the Woods

As one of the stars of the recently completed comic trilogy, Bear City 3, Stephen Guarino says that while he’s had more cushy assignments, finishing this series was a labor...

What Happens When Self-Expression Turns Domineering?

Kevin learns that, though interior design can be a wonderful way to let people know who you are, it can also be a way others try to keep you from doing so. I recall learning early...

Dare to Dress Gay: Go Behind the Seams at Rufskin

Does This Look Gay to You? The founders of unapologetic clothing brand Rufskin talk loving men’s clothing and each other. Fifteen years ago, Hubert Pierre Pouches and Douglas...

Leslie Jordan Spills the Tea on His Favorite Roles

You know him as the Tammy Wynette obsessed cross-dressing gay inpatient from the Sordid Lives series. Karen Walker finally met her match when she was confronted by his catty...

LGBT Families Face Challenges Making Educational Choices for Children

Each day, members of our community send kids to school wondering whether they’ll face judgments because of their parents’ sexual orientation. So we sought out some LGBT...

Justin Russo: The Resident Sweetheart among the Bad Boys of Fire Island

Fire Island offered us a summer of bared bods, fierce fights and many a scandalous hook-up. But in the midst of the drama and depravity, there was a light: Justin Russo....

Drag Race Winner Sasha Velour Explains How She Got Her Drag Name

Last week, a packed room of New Yorkers got to see Sasha Velour crowned as America’s Next Drag Superstar at a live event that corresponded to the airing of the last episode...

Pop Quiz: How Much Do You Really Know about Stonewall History?

Looking down the barrel of another New York City Gay Pride weekend, and you still don’t know the real story of Stonewall? Well, it certainly wasn’t that movie that was...

Levi Kreis Jumps from Stage to Screen in A Very Sordid Wedding

Levi Kreis knows what it’s like to be ones own worst enemy. In A Very Sordid Wedding — the latest installment of Del Shores’ Southern-fried Sordid Lives series, Tony-winner...