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Carson McCullers Talks about Love

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NEW YORK — The premise of Carson McCullers Talks about Love is a good one, beguiling, even.  Singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega, renowned for mega hits Tom’s Diner and Luka creates and stars in a show about writer Carson McCullers, to whom the teenage Vega became attracted in a photo. 

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TFTE: After the Novelty

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A joke stings when it has a ring of truth, and I felt that sting in reaction to the recent Daily Show sketch about San Francisco being less gay than Minneapolis.

 

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“The Normal Heart” Revisited

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The year was  1985.  I had an asymmetrical hair cut, Jefferson Starship was playing on the radio and no one I knew had died of AIDS.  But then, I was living in St. Louis, where visibility about the epidemic was minimal.  To be sure, there were rumblings.  Rumors about a few people being sick and the St. Louis community was beginning to quietly organize in response.  But these were faint stirrings. It was, after all, the Midwest.  In New York City, it was a different story as many found their inner activist for the first time to organize in the face of both an administration and mainstream media  that were ignoring the burgeoning epidemic.

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Gain Through Change

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James St. John of ReDo, an organizing and decluttering firm, has decided to use his design & decorating powers for good. His new project, ReGain aims to help disadvantaged individuals remodel their homes and their lives.

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Goosed Has Best Martini in State

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Absoluti Goosed’s reputation for a good martini just became a bona fide fact. Located on South Grand, The Travel Channel recently recognized Goosed for their martinis, naming them The Best Martinis in the state of Missouri.

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Dark Matters @ Stray Dog Theatre

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Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, at 38, already has a significant body of work behind him, but this may be one of his least vital parts. Still, there are (mostly) good performances to watch and enough suspense to make the second act a compelling bit of theatre.

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Show-Me Burlesque!

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Bodies, buoyance and brilliance… Show-Me Burlesque is all that and then some.

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Miss Gay Missouri Pageant Shines

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The 38-Annual Miss Gay Missouri, America pageant returned resplendent, April 28-30 and ready to take back its title as the most dynamic and storied preliminary in the Miss Gay America female impersonation franchise.

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