Double date with Walt Whitman: An interview with playwright Tim Martin and actor Tom Irvin for LGBT History Month
By Henrik Eger, Philadelphia Gay News Contributor
Walt Whitman is one of America’s most celebrated poets, essayists and journalists, even though during his lifetime (1819-1897) his work was considered controversial. Whitman broke with many traditions and is now seen as the father of free verse.
Fundamentalists objected to the homoerotic passages in his poetry collection “Leaves of Grass,” which was described as obscene and overtly sexual. Yet, his work is now part of the American literary canon and read and studied in schools and universities.
Is Tom Hardy the new Marlon Brando? - “The Drop” and 5 other films reviewed
by Chris Narloch
There is a slight chill in the air as I write this, which must mean that the fall season with more serious movies is upon us.
Read on for my picks and pans among the latest big-screen offerings.
Remarks By Attorney General Eric Holder Announcing His Plans To Depart Justice Department
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 25, 2014
I come to this moment with very mixed emotions. Proud of what the men and women of the Department of Justice have accomplished over the last six years and, at the same time, very sad that I will not be a formal part of the great things that this department and this President will accomplish over the next two.
Ain’t No Mountain High for Diana Ross at Thunder Valley
by Chris Narloch
Concertgoers will have a rare opportunity to bask in the presence of greatness this Saturday evening, Sept. 27, when the Diva of Detroit, Diana Ross, performs live in the Outdoor Amphitheater at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, for one show only.
You’ll want to “Reach Out And Touch (Somebody’s Hand)” during the show, and you’re sure to have a “Love Hangover” after listening to Diana – that’s Ms. Ross to you – sing hit after glorious hit.
Our Arts and Entertainment Issue is Out Now!
Once again we are happy to report that the Sacramento International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (SIGLFF) is returning to the Crest Theatre October 9 through the 11th for three days of personally-selected LGBT themed films and shorts. Our slightly computer-challenged, Chris Narloch was able to still save the day and write all about it. Read every word on page 15.
- Melissa Etheridge Previews New Album "This Is M.E." at Grass Valley Show
- Ariana Grande and Kiesza release new music
- “Cher” Hosts Headliner Neon Hitch at Red Dress Party
- Heroism and Elegance Kicks Off Camellia Symphony’s 52nd Season
- Martina McBride set to sing at Thunder Valley
- A Doc Full of Dicks
- John Rechy: On the Gay Sensibility
- Mounting Silver to Fight ISIS, Americans Are Sick of This
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