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.

Five House Music Superstars Gather for Hot New Video

Taking a cue from ’70s funk classics as “Brick House” and “Love Rollercoaster,” five superstars gathered to breathe new life into the genre....

Billy Porter Goes Back to Broadway Basics for an Angry New Video

Billy Porter has a way with American music. His grasp of its many forms runs as deep as his ability to perform it. And now there’s new video!...

HRC Gala Speakers Prepare Their Constituents for War in Midterm Elections

The first thing a good field commander does when he’s preparing to take them to war — be it on the battlefield or the Super Bowl— is fire up the troops....

Thorgy Thor: If She Had a Hammer, She’d Trade it for a Violin

Say what you will about Brooklyn’s Thorgy Thor: She’s as intense as they come, sharp as a whip and plays a wicked fiddle — to dance music, no less....

Broadway is Head Over Heels Over Miss Peppermint in Go-Go’s Musical

Our lips are unsealed. RuPaul’s Drag Race mainstay Peppermint will be the first trans performer ever to headline a Broadway show — based on the Go-Go’s music....

An Angel With An Agenda: Say Halleloo to RuPaul Queen Shangela

You can’t keep a good queen down, you know. Even if she’s been tossed off the Drag Isle of RuPaul Island two times before already. Gurl has a plan this time....

Top LGBT Events for February 1-8, 2018

Get 30 degrees warmer at Mardi Gras in New Orleans; swim and schmooze in a heated NYC hotel pool, or enjoying erotic anime. This week’s events include:...

Gay Conversion Debunked in Sundance Film Fest Grand Prize Winner

A new feature that illustrates the harm caused by gay conversion therapy has won the grand jury prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival....

Where Country Music Meets Queer Music: Welcome to Paisley Fields

Country music has a long and not-so-proud reputation for being both racially biased and profoundly homophobic. Singer/songwriter James Wilson is looking to change that....

Off the Rack is No Way to Look Your Best, Says This Suit Expert

Think of a suit as both your mobile home and your calling card. Unless you’re in the reboot of Roseanne, you want to look sharp. Here’s how....

Liberty Counsel Loses Lawsuit Over Being Labeled a Hate Group

It would be so nice if you wouldn’t point out how bigoted we are while we’re busy spreading mistruths and trying to disenfranchise you....

Call Me By Your Name Sequel Details Revealed: Kleenex Stock Will Soar

If you read the Andre Aciman novel, you know that Elio’s story does not end the way Call Me By Your name concludes. Cue director Luca Guadagnino’s plan for the sequel....