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Morning View – Nickel Spa

At the corner of 8th Avenue and 14th Street, “where Chelsea meets the West Village”, is the Nickel Men’s Spa, your one-stop mani-pedi-facial-waxing angertwink superstore. The building is said to have been a “historic bank”, but I’ve never found out what it was.

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Buttinskis

New York Magazine is riffing on a survey released last year by the CDC that reports that the incidence of anal sex among heterosexuals has climbed by about 50% over the last 15 years, with 38% of women and 32% of men now saying that they occasionally indulge in backdoor shenangigans. The article, written by sex advice authors Em & …

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Matt Foreman Rips Into Naugle

Matt Foreman, Executive Director of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, spoke at yesterday’s Flush Naugle rally, where he issued a blistering call for Naugle to be “shunned” and “not allowed at any gathering where decent people are.” Local police estimated the crowd attending the rally at between 800-1000, staggering numbers, particularly for a town that has been been …

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Brother, Can You Spare A Dime (Bag)?

One of the most striking differences between living in San Francisco and New York is the panhandling situation. As any San Francisco resident or visitor will attest, you can hardly walk 100 feet down any city street without being aggressively begged for money. Friends and I once counted being asked for money eight times over four Market Street blocks. In …

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Bolten & Miers: Contempt Of Congress

Led by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), the House Judiciary Committee just voted 22-17 in a decision that forces the full House to vote whether to hold White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and former staff lawyer Harriet Miers in contempt of Congress for refusing to submit to subpoenas regarding the Alberto Gonzales scandal. The White House contends that all …

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Time Mag’s Top 100 Albums

A common stunt to draw traffic to your site is to compile a list of something and proclaim it as the “100 Best” whatevers. “100 Best Albums Ever” seems to be the default list for magazine sites these days, and now a couple of critics from Time Magazine have compiled a list called the All-TIME 100 Albums. I find it …

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Morning View –
Hercules, Mercury, Minerva

Created in 1914 by French sculptor Jules-Alexis Coutan, the three statues that grace the top of Grand Central Terminal were the largest sculptural group of the time. Hercules (god of physical energy) and Minerva (goddess of moral energy) flank Mercury, the god of commerce. The giant eagle behind Mercury represents America. The entire piece stands 48 feet high. Mercury, whose …

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HomoQuotable – Rupert Everett

“Oh God, I could never do that to a child. Can you imagine what it would be like, having your two dads coming to school speech days? And hearing those awful queeny rows while you are trying to get to sleep?” – Rupert Everett, telling London’s Daily Express that he does not support gay adoption. Everett, who claims that he …

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Asshat Of The Year Nominee

Pulling a fast one on local activists and media, today Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle did not apologize for his anti-gay comments at his press conference, as had been expected, but instead launched an even more venomous attack on gays (video). Naugle said he only apologized for having “underestimated” the problem of gay public sex in the beachside resort town. …

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