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  • 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
  • Model Citizen Filipo

    April 15 2007 8:00 PM
  • Entertainment The GLAAD Awards!

    Welcome to the 18th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Presented by Absolut. Taking place at the Kodak Theater, home of the Academy Awards presentation, right in the heart of Hollywood, you too can check the show out Saturday, April 21, if you're lucky enough to get Logo. It's fun, fairly short, and there are no gratuitous dance routines. And check out our red carpet coverage here.

    April 15 2007 8:00 PM
  • Entertainment Everything Girl

    Near the end of Everything But the Girl's propulsive 1999 album, Temperamental, Tracey Thorn pledged her allegiance to London nightlife, suavely announcing, 'I'm not going home again / Tomorrow will never come.' Of course, tomorrow did come, and in a certain sense, Thorn broke her promise when she and EBTG's other half, DJ-producer Ben Watt, stopped making records together and Thorn left clubland behind to raise their three children.

    April 15 2007 8:00 PM
  • Model Citizen Johan

    April 14 2007 8:00 PM
  • Model Citizen Christopher

    April 13 2007 8:00 PM
  • Truman Says A&F Fantasies, Shattered

    When Abercrombie & Fitch opened up their first UK store earlier this year, the Daily Mail (think the New York Post if it were edited by Simon Cowell) sent their hunkiest reporter undercover to work in A&F's Savile Row store. The journalist, Tom Mitchelson, discovered a retail temple far more vacuous than he could have ever dreamed up...

    April 13 2007 1:32 PM
  • Truman Says A Friendlier Flight?

    Eva Air unveils the first-ever hello-kitty aircraft, which will regularly ply the skies above Japan. The website offers this decoder of the fuselage art:

    April 13 2007 11:52 AM
  • Truman Says They Give Us Bond, We Give Them "Die Hard"

    As Daniel Craig recently reminded us, the British somehow manage to seem so much more suave than us, even when they're strangling their enemies.

    April 13 2007 10:03 AM
  • Truman Says Spotlight: Unusual Shredders

    There are enough cautionary tales of ID theft out there. If you don't already shred your mail, perhaps the case of David Dahlstrom, a Utah locksmith whose good name was stolen in 1990, will convince you to do so. The New York Times reports today that the drifter German immigrant who stole Dahlstrom's identity was charged this week with 81 counts of identity fraud, hopefully marking an end to the unfortunate Utahan's 17-year nightmare.

    April 13 2007 9:32 AM
  • Truman Says Cheer Them On!

    The Washington Post tags along with the Soulforce equality riders as they bring their gay-friendly message to Bob Jones University and Patrick Henry College:

    "Soulforce visits often bring gay students and alumni out of hiding, and this was no exception. Three alumni contacted Reynolds during the visit; she said one told her he was gay and that his time at Patrick

    April 13 2007 5:03 AM