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.

Bobby Kennedy for President: Netflix Ressurects a Lost Hero

Fifty years ago, he was behind in the presidential race. He hadn’t even served a whole term in the Senate, and in Oregon became the first Kennedy ever to lose a primary. Yet...

What Trump Hath Wrought: Another Gay Suicide Note, Another Death in the Family

Gay youth pastor Peter Delacroix woke up over the weekend to find that a teen he’d counseled had decided enough was enough. He rushed to the boy’s house, but was too...

Tinseltown Goes Gaga, Texas Goes Head Over Heels, and Ex-Gays Go it Alone

Already a hitmaker as Lady Gaga, Stefani Germanotta is now getting rave reviews for her work in A Star is Born. Plus More Headlines! She Lives for the Applause It’s the...

Heels and Feels: The Last From Trump, XTina . . . and Deadpool Meets Céline Dion

The Oval Office Occupant takes another swipe at LGBT rights, Ms. Aguilera leaves reality TV long enough to record, and Deadpool can do it all, backwards and in heels. Orange is...

Facebook Gaining Ground, Stonewall Clients Turned Around, and NYC Has a Brand-New Sound

They already know where you eat, what you watch and your brand of underoos. Are you ready for Facebook to let you know who to date? That, and more! Mystery Date FB head honcho...

Gay and Gray Has Its Day in a New Amazon Short-Form Series, After Forever

Amazon is stepping up its game, both in terms of short-form narratives and in telling a story seldom told these days: What it’s like to be over 50 and gay. The series —...

Sf Gears Up, Boy Scouts Man Up and Gay Haters: The Phantom Will Mess You Up

The City by the Bay makes diversity history again, the Scouts have not only joined the current century, but are now leading the way, and a superhero defends Pride! Our Homo Planet...

Whitney Resurrected, Milo in Retrograde, and Adam Sissies His Walk on Dancing with the Stars

If all you know about Whitney was her fall from grace, a new doc is going to set you right. Plus, Adam Rippon continues to conquer, Milo … not so much. We Will Always Love...

White House Blues, Trans Ban News and Gays Say They Hate Lispin’ That Way

There’s not much joy at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. just now, and a pair of Olympians only added to the misery. Plus, do you hate your gay voice? And the trans ban under fire....

Beauty’s Where You Find It in Creating the Ideal Home

Design expert Mike Strohl offers insights into furnishing your dream home — one step at a time. The process of furnishing a dream home is not much different from putting...

ABBA Resurrected, AIDS Coverage Revisted, and Avengers for Dummies

Your life is in reruns: ABBA returns for the first time in 35 years, The NYT reflects on its LGBT coverage, and your childhood comic book collection rules the box office! ABBA...

Hay, Monáe! Reid Gets Read by PFLAG, and Other Tales of the City

No longer on a “Tightrope,” hip-hop and R&B songstress Janelle Monáe joins the Out and Proud club. Plus, a commentator gets read by PFLAG and … More Tales...