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Who Knew Drag Race Could Be Brain Food?

RuPaul’s Drag Race and the Shifting Visibility of Drag Culture bills itself as the first book to explore the phenomenon of Ru’s ultimate drag pageant from a global...

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...

The Cranberries Linger over Their Hits on “Something Else”

The Cranberries Something Else (BMG) The Irish quartet’s latest release offers unplugged and orchestral versions of the biggest singles from throughout their...

Jerry Mitchell Tells the Naked Truth about Broadway Bares

The musical theater dynamo sounds off on showing skin to fight AIDS and bringing Pretty Woman to the stage. This June marked the 27th time that Broadway actors disrobed in the...

Mary J. Blige Survives Divorce with the “Strength of a Woman”

Mary J. Blige Strength of a Woman (Capitol Records) The legendary R&B diva returns with her 13th studio album, which chronicles her recent divorce from her longtime manager...

Dressing Daughter Poppy Is a Challenge for Designer Jeremiah Brent

It was a beautiful summer morning in SoHo and amidst the upscale bustle of Mercer Kitchen. Jeremiah Brent was seated across from me — sipping the last of his iced coffee and...

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...

Sofia Coppola Tackles Sex and the Civil War in The Beguiled

When a handsome, wounded Union Soldier — played by Colin Farrell — wanders into a finishing school full of rich and faithful daughters of the Confederacy, there’s bound to...

Beth Ditto: Fake Sugar

Beth Ditto Fake Sugar (Virgin Records) The former lead singer of beloved indie band The Gossip effortlessly combines pop, rock, funk and blues on her debut full-length solo...

Nate and Jeremiah: By Design, a New Family Model

The designer brings his partnership with husband Nate Berkus to TV — hoping to change hearts, minds and lives. “When I was growing up, my mother used to always say to me every...

Kumail Nanjiani Stars in The Big Sick

Silicon valley cut-up Kumail Nanjiani steps center stage in his latest project, a feature film adaptation of his own true-life love story, which is equal parts humor and heart....

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....