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Normalizing Male Vulnerability

Normalizing Male Vulnerability

BY DAVID NOH | “Saudade” is the title of the newest dance piece by 30-year-old Canadian Joshua Beamish. “It’s a Portuguese word,” the handsome dancer/ director/ choreographer told Gay City News at the Hudson Diner, “that has no direct English translated equivalent. The closest I can come to is that it’s a feeling that is […]

Sublime Shakespeare History Plays from the RSC

Sublime Shakespeare History Plays from the RSC

BY ANDY HUMM | Let’s get this out of the way first: if you have tickets for any of the four Shakespeare history plays at BAM’s Harvey Theater through May 1, count yourselves among the happy few. At 62, I’ve seen most of these plays multiple times but never so deep, rich, and arresting as here […]

New Starts

New Starts

BY DAVID SHENGOLD | September brought good news to New York’s opera world. The American Opera Projects premiered a fine new work of unusual interest to the LGBT community, Laura Kaminsky’s “As One.” And the Metropolitan, after bruising labor negotiations, opened on time, with an uneven new staging of Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro” and a […]

A Party Where Everyone’s a Queen

A Party Where Everyone’s a Queen

BY RYAN HOWE | Five years ago, Avory Agony decided to change career paths after a tarot card reading at Short Mountain Sanctuary, a radical faerie retreat in the Tennessee woods. The New York native, who prefers to be referred to with the pronoun “they,” had been working as a union carpenter for six years […]