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Hal Sparks Interview: From Queer to Eternity

He made LGBT history playing Michael Novotny on Queer as Folk. Now, in this Hal Sparks interview, Hal talks with Paul Hagen about his continued support of gay rights, his career...

Legasea Brasserie Brings Seaside Flavor to Manhattan

In midtown Manhattan, a recent arrival offers a fun and flavorful trip to the seaside....

Isaac Mizrahi Surprises with a Big Voice at Café Carlyle

You might well wonder: why is Isaac Mizrahi doing cabaret? But the fashion maven and pop culture darling gave no hints of uncertainty as he bounded to the stage on opening night...

New Schiaparelli Book Explores Her Inner Circle: Dali, Picasso, Cocteau

By André Leon Talley, Donald Albrecht, Dawn Ades, Hamish Bowles, Angelo Flaccavento, Dilys Blum and Justine Picardie; | Rizzoli New York; $85 Elsa Schiaparelli may be best known...

Designer Isaac Mizrahi Makes a Surprising Career Move

How many designers harbor a secret desire to be the star striding onstage? Many. But only a few can do it like Isaac Mizrahi....

LGBTQ Americans Are Under Siege as Trump Marks A Year in Office

How could we let the first anniversary of the Trump Presidency pass without marking the occasion?...

The Decadent Days of Disco Captured in a New Book: “Studio 54”

Studio 54 | By Ian Schrager; Rizzoli New York; $75 From the moment studio 54 opened in 1977, the club provided spectacles that epitomized the idea that nothing succeeds like...

My Night of Surprises with Frances McDormand and Shakespeare

It did not start out as a good night. my then-boyfriend Jonathan and I had fallen into a pattern of fighting — particularly about whether we were spending more social time with...

Jill Loves Dick. We Love Jill. Soloway Completes Our People We Love List

They took risks, defied expectations, spoke out, redefined cool and made us proud to call them members and allies of our community. Jill Soloway We have previously saluted Soloway...

People We Love: Ryan Murphy Spotlights LGBT Characters on Stage and Screen

They took risks, defied expectations, spoke out, redefined cool and made us proud to call them members and allies of our community. Ryan Murphy For a while, it seemed like he was...

People We Love? None More Than Master of None Star Lena Waithe

They took risks, defied expectations, spoke out, redefined cool and made us proud to call them members and allies of our community. Lena Waithe When Aziz Ansari’s Master of None...

Difficult People Canceled? But They’re People We Love!

They took risks, defied expectations, spoke out, redefined cool and made us proud to call them members and allies of our community. Difficult People Will and Grace really want you...