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  • Truman Says Mister Rogers' Sin

    In his time, Mister Rogers did a lot of good things - like teach us to deal with angry feelings, and to distinguish between reality and fantasy. And he did at least one very bad thing: by always wearing cardigans, he made these marvelous button-up sweaters something no one would ever want to wear until they were at least as old as Mister Rogers!

    April 20 2007 6:58 AM
  • Model Citizen Andrew

    April 19 2007 8:00 PM
  • Truman Says A Stepladder for Fido

    Slate's Ron Rosenbaum does a close reading of Skymall magazine. Absolutely priceless for anyone who has ever passed time in an airplane by reading this catalog of hand-crank devices, doodads, and inventions you never knew you needed.

    April 19 2007 1:17 PM
  • Truman Says Banned in Blekinge!

    Crocs, those brightly-colored Swiss-cheese clogs that became ubiquitous last year, and which James Cramer recently touted on Mad Money, have been banned in Blekinge hospital in Sweden (via Boing Boing).

    Apparently they were causing static electricity, which made the machinery go haywire.

    April 19 2007 12:05 PM
  • Truman Says Renta Guests: Huffington, Leitch, Davis

    There's something about the name Oscar de la Renta that makes folks dress "sophisticated" - however they interpret that word. Getty's Frazer Harrison conjured these remarkable portraits from yesterday's de la Renta store opening in L.A.

    Arianna Huffington

    Local LA tv news anchor Lauren Sanchez

    April 19 2007 10:32 AM
  • Truman Says Low Rise Briefs, Botox on Your Lunch Break

    Ooh, Thursday Styles is good this week! We have:

    Ginch Gonch and the men's wacky underwear explosion.

    The Times goes inside auditions to be a QVC host.


    Getting Botox becomes as fast and easy as having a pedicure (almost).

    April 19 2007 4:50 AM
  • Truman Says "Genius" Recap

    Or: Women and the Men Who Love To Style Them, Episode 2

    The week's Boogie-ism (sorry, Dr. Boogie-ism) of the week proves to be prophetic: "Jim, I love Jim. But what the hell was THAT? It was like Carrot Top in drag!"

    Which is pretty much the same reaction Jaclyn and her judges had after reviewing Jim's attempt to make this poor girl look like Gwen Stefani.

    April 19 2007 2:43 AM
  • Model Citizen Blake

    April 18 2007 8:00 PM
  • Entertainment Sci-Fi Sexpot

    What kind of reaction did you get from being on the cover of Out last fall? Amazing! I've had to sign so many copies of the issue. I'm not part of the gay community, so I don't read the literature very often. It's funny when you are a part of it, and then it's everywhere! It was a good thing for me and hopefully for people reading it. We did a poll on Popnography and it turned out that our readers felt strongly that you should come to this event dressed in a towel. I feel obligated to ask you why you chose to wear something else.

    April 18 2007 8:00 PM
  • Truman Says Black, White, Round, and Hard to Find

    Got $29k to burn? Homos can play games too, you know, and the shopping site 20ltd would like to sell you a "good versus evil" foozball table that bills itself as the world's most exclusive, complete with ultraviolet-etched pitch markings and ergonomic handles.

    April 18 2007 9:53 AM
  • Truman Says YouTube Pick: The View from Your Shopping Cart

    Ask A Gay Man hits a major shopping outlet (it looks like Kmart to us) and calls out some very sad, very typical middle American fashion victims. Big baggy carpenter jeans with bad whitewashing around the butt, couples wearing matching pleather bomber jackets, teenage girls sporting those horrible hats even Britney doesn't don anymore. All this captured at crotch-level by a camera hidden in the front of AAGM's shopping cart. Brilliant.

    April 18 2007 6:56 AM
  • Truman Says Ghosts of the Bathhouse

    The New Yorker brings us this fascinating dispatch on the Loehmann's that just opened up on Manhattan's Upper West Side. It's on the site of the old Continental Baths, "where Bette Midler got her start (clothed), singing torch songs poolside, accompanied by Barry Manilow, to an audience of men wearing white towels."

    So how does the new discount clothing shop measure up?

    April 18 2007 5:02 AM
  • Model Citizen Damon

    April 17 2007 8:00 PM
  • Entertainment Five Questions (and Then Some) for John Tartaglia

    The out star of the Disney Channel's Johnny and the Sprites appears in this month's feature documentary ShowBusiness, about the travails of four musicals on the Great White Way. Childhood crush: I had a sick obsession with Martika of Kids Incorporated at 7. I wrote a letter asking her to marry me. And she wrote me back and said she couldn't because I lived in New Jersey and she lived in Los Angeles.

    April 17 2007 8:00 PM
  • Truman Says Build a Car Around an Mp3 Player?

    Cherryflava is not impressed by the VW iGolf.

    Photo: Getty Images

    56979344 Cherryflava is not impressed by the VW iGolf.

    Photo: Getty Images

    April 17 2007 3:17 PM
  • Truman Says Wisdom: Shampoo

    Call me old-fashioned, but I like my conditioners to be conditioners and my shampoos to be shampoos.
    -Kyan Douglas
    People who speak in metaphors should shampoo my crotch.
    -Jack Nicholson

    April 17 2007 11:28 AM
  • Truman Says Mere Details

    The May issue of the gayest not-officially-gay magazine just went up on the web. Inside next month's Details: Orlando Bloom gets seminaked and moody for the camera.

    Tommy Hilfiger declares:

    April 17 2007 9:22 AM
  • Truman Says Habitat: BioSUB

    Biologist Lloyd Godson passes time in the BioSUB, a studio apartment-sized pod underneath the Wonga Wetlands in Australia. All the oxygen Godson breathes is generated by houseplants and algae. The Age (Melbourne) has more.

    Photo: Getty Images

    April 17 2007 6:12 AM
  • Truman Says Fluorescent Bulbs, Fraudulent Abs

    Home Depot will display "green" label on enviro-friendly products (NY Times)

    Peter Carlson: Men's Health coverlines LIE! You can't get great abs in seven days. (Washington Post)

    April 17 2007 5:24 AM
  • Model Citizen Greg

    April 16 2007 8:00 PM
  • Truman Says Cologne-oscopy

    Men's Flair offers these smart tips on buying a cologne, or, if you like, a fragrance.

    1. Bring friends to judge their reaction. Be sure to test the reaction of your significant other as well. Some colognes smell good in the air, but not on you, while others can even trigger unpleasant memories.

    April 16 2007 1:58 PM
  • Truman Says A Black Belt in Bicycle Repair

    True story: when I lived in Germany, I once had to repair holes in the Schlauch on my bicycle four times in five days. No joke!

    Now that neckties have gone out of fashion as ersatz belts, some clever Kraut has turned the inner tubes of bicycle tires (Schläuche, that's the plural of Schlauch) into belts. Absolutely brilliant. Visit the Schlauch Shop.

    Photo: Getty Images

    April 16 2007 1:40 PM
  • Truman Says Candids: Ash, Chlo, Ag

    Hollywood rubbed shoulders with Spanish royalty at the America's Cup dinner in Valencia, Spain, over the weekend. Sailing fanatics Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, and Chloe Sevigny were there, but the inimitable Agatha Ruiz de la Prada stole the red carpet.

    Ashton, Demi, Chloe

    Beatriz d'Orleans, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada
    Photos: Getty Images.

    April 16 2007 9:53 AM
  • Truman Says Hail Haakon!

    You have to love Tyler Brule Brûlé. He always looks as if he just stepped out of a cover shoot for Fantastic Man, yet years before he founded Wallpaper*, the globetrotting homo journo took a bullet in Afghanistan. Maybe it was that experience that made Brûlé resolve to only travel business class, sans flak jacket.

    Haakon of Norway

    April 16 2007 5:19 AM
  • Truman Says Where Are You Now, Elsa?

    That Nor'easter kept us cooped up on Sunday, absentmindedly daydreaming about, of all things, the good old days at CNN. The first Gulf War - winnable and mercifully short, the network's finest hour. No one had yet heard of windex-man Anderson Cooper. And a dowdy Australian named Elsa Klensch had her own style show, "CNN Style with Elsa Klensch"

    April 16 2007 4:46 AM