August 23rd marked the last day of the IFC Center’s summer Queer/Art/Film festival, a series of  truly unique cinematic productions from some of New York’s most talented queer artists. If you were too busy rooftop hoppin’ and bronzing on the beach to catch any of the festival’s flicks, fret not because autumn brings a whole new line up. BUTT (not to be confused with BUST) magazine editor Adam Baran and filmmaker Ira Sachs ... Read More
Oh Lauryn...How do i love thee? Let me count the ways. Infinity to infinity plus two days. Ms. Lauryn Hill will be making a special guest appearance on Governer's Island tomorrow, August 28th at the Rock the Bells Fest.  What a SPECIAL guest huh????  She will be joining a ridiculously amazing group of super stars performing their most popular albums...Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan, Slick Rick, DJ Premier, Rakim, KRS-One, Street Sweeper ... Read More
 Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, and Betty Garble star in “How to Marry a Millionaire”, a film in which all three attempt to marry rich. For me, Marilyn particularly embodies the endearing gold-digger who is looking for love, but is willing to open that definition if it includes the right bank statement. Though “How to Marry a Millionaire” was made prior to women being commonly accepted in the work place, the idea of marrying into ... Read More
You know the old saying, “behind every good man, there’s a good woman…” well in the example of All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival founder Barry Hogan, that is certainly the case, and the woman in question is Deborah Kee Higgins, his wife and Australian transplant who has been working behind the scenes with him at ATP since 2004. ATP, founded in 1999, is a different kind of rock festival, usually on the small, more intimate side, but one ... Read More
German pop star Nadja Benaissa, formerly of the girl group No Angels, has officially been convicted of causing grievous bodily harm and attempted bodily harm for neglecting to tell sexual partners she was HIV-positive. Between 2000 and 2004, the singer had apparently had unprotected sex at least 5 times with 3 separate people without informing them of her condition, which she discovered in 1999 during a test while she was pregnant. One of these men, a talent agent, ... Read More