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Playwright Joe Orton: Bawdy, Funny … and Murdered By His Lover

British playwright Joe Orton blazed a trail across the 1960s playwriting scene. His life ended with nine hammer blows to the head from his lover. Born John Kingsley Orton, his...

21 Life-Affirming Quotes from TLC Wedding Show Drag Me Down the Aisle

The new TLC Wedding special Drag Me Down the Aisle stars four fabulous Drag Race alum and is life-affirming as all get out. Lancaster May Never Be the Same We can only hope this...

Lizzo Returns to the Pop Rap Scene With a New Album, “Cuz I Love You”

Leave it to Lizzo: she tickled our funny bones while looking for her “Phone,” and empowered all kinds of beauty (including gender-non-conformity) with her video of “Good As...

“Polychrome Mixtape”: Singer/Songwriters Debut at Club Cumming

Polychrome Mixtape sounds cutting edge because it is. The retro-futuristic name describes an event organized by local talent Chris Blacker. If successful, he’ll become...

Nat “King” Cole Like You’ve Never Seen Before

It’s the final night of Nat “King ” Cole’s variety show, and Dulé Hill is playing the star on stage like you’ve never seen him before. Walking a...

Zombie Movie Meets Musical in the Darkly Clever “Anna and the Apocalypse”

A lot of audiences missed this bit of weird holiday whimsy. But now it’s available on several streaming services. Once niche, but now mainstream, zombie films hold a special...

New Grand Jury Charges Mean Smollett Could Face 64 Years Behind Bars

TV star Jussie Smollett, who is 36, could spend as much as 64 years in prison. Hours ago court records reveal that a Cook County grand jury has returned a 16-count indictment...

14 Memorable Quotes from Drag Race Season 11 Episode 2

It was a night of blockbuster movie parodies and stellar astrological lewks, but what quotes from Drag Race Season 11 Episode Two got stuck in our wigs? In the Werk Room On...

The Transgender Ballerina in “Girl” Dances Between Art and Offense

As of January 18, a controversial film will be available for viewing on Netflix. Girl is a Belgian movie about a 15-year-old transgender girl who pursues her dream of becoming a...

“Mapplethorpe” Tries to Capture an Uncompromising Gay Artist on Film

A biopic examining the life and work of Robert Mapplethorpe arrived in cinemas this weekend. In it, female director Ondi Timoner avoids making the same mistakes as some recent gay...

“Cold War”: Sumptuous Screen Visuals Depict a World War II Romance

Love is often called a battlefield, but it can also be a very long and quiet war. So it is in director Pawel Pawlikowski’s most recent film, Cold War, which follows his Oscar...

Keith Haring: Artist, AIDS Activist and a Casualty of the Crisis

It took less than 10 years for artist Keith Haring to rise to international fame using little more than outlines and primary colors. He was dead from AIDS complications by age 31....