The Gay Agenda
By Joseph Hassan
Monday, October 20: Download or pick up a copy of Another World, the new EP from Mercury Prize'winning Antony and the Johnsons, out now on Secretly Canadian. For a sample, catch the video of the title song; it's a special sound: mournful, reflective, and emotive. Lead singer Antony Hegarty, who was influenced at a young age by British synth-pop sensations like Boy George and Marc Almond, offers his token powerful vocals, while the arrangements come equipped with cello, bass, horns, violin, guitar, and drums. Eclectic, soulful, and graceful, Another World seems to strike a special chord given the state of our nation.
Tuesday, October 21: Los Angelenos can get a real blast from the past tonight as they relive the transformation of West Hollywood over the years. Ryan Gierach, author of Images of America: West Hollywood (and founder and editor of WeHoNews.com), presents 'WeHo: Then and Now, ' his photo exhibit and Q&A at the West Hollywood Library (715 N. San Vicente Blvd.) at 7:00 PM PST. He'll sign copies of his book and answer the burning question "Where's the gaybordhood going next?"