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The LGBT Writers Tribe Reconvenes

The LGBT Writers Tribe Reconvenes

BY MICHAEL LUONGO | The sixth annual Rainbow Book Fair, billed as the country’s largest gay book event, was held this past Saturday, March 29, at the Holiday Inn Midtown near Columbus Circle. It’s the fair’s third home, according to Sarah Chinn, a Hunter College professor and the event’s co-organizer. Past locations included the CUNY Graduate […]

A Scorekeeper Who Knew the Game Well

A Scorekeeper Who Knew the Game Well

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Late in his book “Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival,” Sean Strub describes a dinner party he attended in 1992 on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. After a servant took his coat, Strub joined “several men already enjoying drinks; they were older and, I deduced, probably conservative and possibly […]

Doug Ireland, Radical Journalist and Political Insider, Dead at 67

Doug Ireland, Radical Journalist and Political Insider, Dead at 67

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Doug Ireland, a journalist and activist who came of age in the New Left politics of the 1960s and whose interests and professional pursuits ranged from foreign and domestic politics to literature and philosophy, died in his East Village home on October 26. He was 67 years old, and, according to […]

The Love and Sex Gore Vidal Dared Not Speak

The Love and Sex Gore Vidal Dared Not Speak

BY DOUG IRELAND | The difference between Italian boys and American boys,” the great Gore Vidal remarked to Sean Strub over cocktails at La Rondinaia — Vidal’s villa in Ravello on the Amalfi Coast — “is the Italian boys have dirty feet and clean assholes, while American boys have clean feet and dirty assholes.” Vidal spoke […]

It’s Official: Corey versus Yetta in Race to Succeed Quinn

It’s Official: Corey versus Yetta in Race to Succeed Quinn

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Seven months after Corey Johnson, the chair of Community Board 4 in Chelsea, officially announced his aim to succeed Speaker Christine Quinn in the City Council’s District 3 seat, Yetta Kurland stepped up to say she too would contest the seat in 2013. The December 10 City Hall press conference at […]