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A Life of Genius and Jealousies

A Life of Genius and Jealousies

BY GARY M. KRAMER | Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s “Love, Cecil” is an affectionate documentary portrait about the famous gay British author, designer, painter, and photographer Cecil Beaton (1904-1980). The film is a magnificent showcase for Beaton’s work as well as his thoughts about style and his impressions of people — he candidly refers to Katharine […]

No More Tawk

No More Tawk

BY DAVID NOH | “Can we talk?” was the trademark mantra of Joan Rivers, who died at age 81 on September 4 of cardiac arrest in New York’s Mt. Sinai Hospital. She had days earlier lost consciousness during an operation on her vocal cords and was placed in a medically induced coma and then life […]

Elizabeth II Gives Royal Assent to Marriage Equality

Elizabeth II Gives Royal Assent to Marriage Equality

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | Queen Elizabeth II on July 17 gave formal Royal Assent to the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Act 2013, which passed its third reading in the British House of Lords two days earlier. After giving the measure its approval, the Lords had referred it back to the House of Commons, where, surprisingly, there […]