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Songs For ‘Adam’

A year ago, I compiled a playlist for my friend Bryan Borland’s poetry collection My Life as Adam, and Bryan quickly followed suit with his own pop-cultural interpretation of his own book. It speaks to how deeply integrated these two … Continue reading

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‘What To Read’ Rears Its Head Again

I changed the format on What to Read, then promised to update in early and often, only to post with even less regularity than before. Anyway, here, finally, are some reading tips from around the web, adjusted for my personal … Continue reading

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The Death of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

I’m a little late to the party on the repeal of  the US military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy, but not as late as the repeal itself. Barring gay people from serving openly has done a disservice to American … Continue reading

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In SMA Veteran’s October Win, A Return to 2008

At first glance, it seems obvious why Hunter Parrish re-took the top spot on the Sexiest Males Alive list. After all, the sixth season of Weeds is well underway, and my love for the guy occasionally makes me want to … Continue reading

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The Fine Art of Self-Promotion

Now for a first on this blog; a bit of self-promotion. I am featured in Ganymede Unfinished, a tribute to the late Ganymede editor and renaissance man John Stahle, out now on Sibling Rivalry Press. Stahle published seven issues of … Continue reading

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Reintroducing ‘What To Read’

I’ve been doing it for over a year now, but since I don’t know it anybody ever reads my (semi)weekly What to Read feature, I’ve decided to take a page out of the playbook of the magnificent Jessie Carty (whose … Continue reading

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In Case You Wondered If I’m Still Gay…

There are few things in my life that has made me really proud of myself, but coming out is one of them. Therefore, the annual August 7 repost of my coming out story from 2008, Two Years Ago Today Since … Continue reading

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“It’s kind of an art, but it’s also a fantasy”: Notes on ‘Sex/Life in L.A.’

Reviewing Jeffrey Escoffier’s gay porn history Bigger Than Life recently, I also talked about the first time I saw Jochen Hick’s documentary double feature on the business, Sex/Life in L.A (1998) and Cycles of Porn: Sex/Life in L.A. Part 2 … Continue reading

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For SMA’s June Anniversary, Zac Hanson Gets His Revenge

There’s no limit to how wrong I can be sometimes. Now the time has come to give a particularly tough spin on my apology to Zac Hanson, of whom I said – in an adoring Early Gay Crushes piece, no … Continue reading

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Another Summer of World Cup Crushes

Let me interrupt the regular flow of pop culture commentary for a quick note on the World Cup. First, briefly, the substance

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