No young person fathoms the transience of youth. Gray hair is for grandmothers; parents will exist forever suspended in their middle age. No one can see his future body, and no one cares to, for who would dwell on wrinkles when the time of life is prime?
For gay men, the...Read more
Lyndsey D'Arcangelo and Michael Rizzo
Janet Chassman doesn’t like to joke about age unless she’s on stage at Helium Night Club, performing during an open-mic night.
While sipping on a morning cup of Joe at Spot Coffee on Elmwood Avenue, however, she takes the topic seriously — sort of.
“I know that getting older is inevitable,” she...Read more
Two years ago, I met a dear friend named Curly, who taught me to how to bowl. He loved to come to Voelker’s Lounge on Tuesday nights, even when challenged by the cold weather, his age and health problems. In between frames, he told me stories and introduced me to...Read more
We are the members of the “Liberation Generation,” the gays and lesbians (then called “homosexuals”) who fought the laws that made it a crime just to be who we are.
We are the “AIDS Generation,” the people who endured the fear and confusion at the start of the AIDS epidemic, but...Read more
Minnie Driver - Ask Me to Dance (Zoe/Rounder) B+
Anyone still thinking that Minnie Driver's career in music is some sort of vanity project needn't look any further than youtube for proof otherwise.
Leading up to the release of Ask Me to Dance, her third disc and first all-covers collection, she's been...Read more