Arts & Culture

  • Pilobolus’ Changing Shape with LGBTQ Dancers

    Quincy Ellis sits cross-legged on the rehearsal hall floor of the Warner Theater in Torrington, his attention focused on the details of a dance piece performed by two members of the Pilobolus dance company. Ellis is learning the piece, which is part of the company’s large repertoire. He’s working especially...

    September 10, 2021 / Arts & Culture
  • The Show Must Go On

    After an Extended Intermission, Theaters Look Ahead By Paul Whitman It’s time to rediscover the performing arts. Over the last year, life’s been very dull and you’ve kept a low profile for too long. In recent months, out of desperation for some kind of stimulation, you’ve maybe even thought about...

    June 7, 2021 / Arts & Culture
  • Fresh Ideas

    New LGBTQ Programmer Brings a New Vision to a Longstanding Festival By Frank Rizzo The first thing you notice about Malakhi Eason, besides his beaming smile and upbeat personality, is his hair. It’s a towering creation, a woven golden crown sitting above braided dark follicles, running like tributaries down his...

    June 7, 2021 / Arts & Culture
  • The Fabulous ’70s Decade of After Dark Magazine

    When gay culture winkingly slipped into the mainstream Written & Photographed By FRANK RIZZO Billy Ordynowicz and Lawrence Degley have a gay obsession. Over the past few years Ordynowicz, a 38-year-old theater technician and Degley, a 43-year-old claims adjuster, have developed a fascination for vintage gay-related periodicals, especially those of...

    March 15, 2021 / Arts & Culture
  • Through A Different Lens

    Author shines light on LGBTQ echoes in the characters, and life, of Thornton Wilder By FRANK RIZZO In Howard Sherman’s newly published book Another Day’s Begun – his “biography of a play” on Thornton Wilder’s Our Town – several actors interviewed talked about the LGBTQ subtexts they found in the...

    March 15, 2021 / Arts & Culture
  • A New Chapter

    Author Gregory Maguire on “Wicked,” sexy swans and gay perspectives By Frank Rizzo Can there possibly be a more beautiful bird?” asks author Gregory Maguire about one of his characters is his latest book, “A Wild Winter Swan,” the story of a stunning, one-winged swan-boy who disrupts the life of...

    November 12, 2020 / Arts & Culture, Featured Articles, Meet
  • Breaking Through

    A pandemic can’t hold back queer artist Douglas Lyons By Frank Rizzo Though the pandemic may have thrown a wrench into the complex gears of the arts and entertainment industry, there’s one creative artist who is going full-out from his apartment in Queens, New York, where a chalkboard that dominates...

    November 6, 2020 / Arts & Culture
  • In Memoriam – Larry Kramer

    Larry Kramer (1935 – 2020) Sounding the alarm, fighting for rights By Frank Rizzo Seeing Larry Kramer’s primal scream of a play “The Normal Heart” when it premiered in April of 1985 was a passionate, heartbreaking, and harrowing experience I’ll never forget. The play was meant to be an in-your-face...

    October 29, 2020 / Arts & Culture
  • What is Queer Art?  

    How do we determine what represents a community? By Patrick J. Dunn Humanity is defined by our art – be it the sculptural ruins of ancient Egypt, the hand-crafted silks of Japan, the incredible collection of the Louvre, or the architectural marvels of Machu Picchu. Art comes from the soul...

    September 18, 2020 / Arts & Culture, Op-Ed
  • Mental Health in the Age of Coronavirus 

    These days, many in the LGBTQ community need help more than ever By Dawn Ennis Several months into the pandemic, we have settled into our new ’Rona Reality. We’ve all memorized the symptoms, what experts say we should and should not do to avoid the spread of coronavirus, and what to...

    September 18, 2020 / Arts & Culture

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