Verk It, Girl!
Decades before Sanjaya was born, Europe started staging a voter-driven, continent-wide talent contest recognizing the schlockiest balladeers and crooners from Norway to Greece.
Just like American Idol, the Eurovision Song Contest has had its share of controversy - remember Dana International, Israel's winning cross-dressing entrant in 1998?April 02 2007 5:29 AM
- Model Citizen Matt April 01 2007 8:00 PM
- Model Citizen Josef March 31 2007 8:00 PM
A Summer of Camp
Gay audiences have always understood the value of a good bitch slap. From Joan Collins and Linda Evans wrestling each other into a pond on Dynasty to Heather Locklear ripping apart every female cast member on Melrose Place, crazy over-the-top escapades have always been key ingredients to must-see queer TV.March 31 2007 8:00 PM
- Model Citizen Jesse March 30 2007 8:00 PM
"Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months"March 30 2007 11:50 AM
"Ugliness is in a way superior to beauty because it lasts."
Gay Photography from China
Well, PingMag doesn't call it that. But their feature on new photography from China includes some startling/raunchy/scuzzy pics, some of which have a distinctly gay subtext - including one called "I Fuck Me".
If you want to see more, and can handle a lot of question marks (that's what happens when western laptops take on Chinese characters), check out photoblogchina.com.March 30 2007 11:00 AM
Shopping List: Gone Fishin' Edition
Flashy Japanese fishing lures (via BoingBoing)
Fat man mud flap (via Andrewsullivan)
Japanese deep fryer/fish tank (ohgizmo!)
Hi-tech birdhouse (thanks, Design*Sponge)March 30 2007 8:11 AM
- Truman Says Sayonara, Slimane! March 30 2007 5:54 AM
- Model Citizen Leslie March 29 2007 8:00 PM
If you've ever welcomed a friend back from a trip to Hong Kong or Southeast Asia, you may have heard tales of ridiculously inexpensive hand-tailored suits, made for the customer right on the spot. Maybe you even got treated to an impromptu fashion show.
A new rumor in the Out offices has it that J.C. Penney will soon begin offering custom-tailored men's suits for the outrageously affordable price of about $500.March 29 2007 12:16 PM
Cassoulet in a Can
Rootlesscosmopolitan brings us this fascinating comparison of army rations in France, Germany, Russia, and Britain. We think the Krauts have it best.
Photo: Getty ImagesMarch 29 2007 7:32 AM
Fashion Victims, Tattoo Ban, Ascots for Indie Rockers
This week's catfight at the NY Times Styles section must have resulted in the shredding of all their interesting articles. Absent some juicy Thursday Styles items, here are the best fashion stories from newspapers across the nation:
A tattoo ban goes into effect for Marines (Chicago Tribune)March 29 2007 5:00 AM
- Model Citizen Jake 8:00 PM
Six Degrees of Facial Irritation!
Gillette's Fusion Power Phantom razor sounds either terrifying or terribly efficient (it has six blades). The blogosphere has been testing it out and brings us these mixed reviews:1:27 PM
Geezer Chronicles: "As I continued to shave I noticed that I nearly enjoyed the act. I was ever aware, however, that the sheer number of blades, should they decide to rebel, would make for a very dramatic morning, indeed."
Gay Jocks: Locker Rooms Are Dens of Hate, Hot Men
That's the verdict of John Amaechi, Billy Bean and Esera Tuaolo, three of only six major league American athletes who've ever come out of the closet. Radar online recently convened the three for an informal chitchat.
Amaechi says he was basically begging for someone to out him before he decided to do it himself:10:42 AM
Kanye, Karzai, and Becks
Who is the hottest of them all? An Out staffer (not this blogger) has been asked to be one of "2,000 qualified voters worldwide" who will choose Vanity Fair's best-dressed men and women for the August VF Style issue. (Last year's list-toppers were Kate Moss and Kanye West.)
We thought we'd democratize the process (yeah! why do only magazine editors get to choose?) and open it up to you, dear readers. Who is the best-dressed man in the universe? Is it one of the guys below, or someone not on VF's list?
Strife at Styles
Tussle at the Times! Catfight over Catwalks? Push came to shove yesterday in the cubicles of the New York Times Styles section, The New York Daily News reports today. Critical graf:
"'She shoved Mary Ann and pushed her, and Mary Ann said, 'Don't you touch me! Don't you touch me!'' says a source. 'Mary Ann grabbed her wrists to try to stop her, and [LeClerc] just started flailing.'"
Click here for all the bloody details.6:55 AM
- Model Citizen Kaleb March 27 2007 8:00 PM
- Truman Says Big in Japan March 27 2007 12:43 PM
Planned capital cities are cool! Brasilia is a wacky, 20th-century architectural dreamscape. Semitropical Canberra sits on a lake and hosts Australia's national sheepdog tournament. And our own dear ole Washington is so hated, you have to love it.March 27 2007 7:38 AM
Built to Ride and Well Hung
Photo: Getty Images/ Maryam Dalan fan, Pamela Anderson
Mitt Romney: Dressed Strongly
The first in an occasional series of profiles of the Presidential candidates. They say Washington is Hollywood for ugly people. We want to know why these men and woman want to live there!
Some fun facts about Mitt Romney:
His first name is actually Willard. Mitt is his middle name.
He speaks fluent French. He did his mormon missionary year in France when he was 19.
During that time he took once-weekly showers at the public baths.March 27 2007 4:50 AM
- Model Citizen Lance March 26 2007 8:00 PM
- Entertainment The Now Sound March 26 2007 8:00 PM