Out at the Jewish Film Fest
Apr 16 2013 |
For dramatic purposes, there probably couldn’t be a better setting than the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Toronto Jewish Film Festival presents Out in the Dark, which tells the story of Nimr (Nicholas Jacob), a young Palestinian psychology student living with his family in Ram
Boys in my room
Apr 11 2013 |
“[In My Room] is found footage that uses the phenomenon of self-broadcasting webcams as a way to make a portrait film of various boys and their environments,” says Chance Taylor, whose short film is part of the 26th Images Festival. The festival involves live screenings, performances
Let's talk about sex
Apr 11 2013 |
A few weekends ago, I went to the Black Party in New York, and I will never be the same man. The event is the most sexually charged bash I’ve ever experienced, with more than 7,000 guys — all shirtless and harnessed, many just fully naked — dancing, cruising, flirting, watching
Fab #474: the Gay Sex Survey results
Apr 10 2013 | Fab's annual Gay Sexy Survey has become a fantastically filthy tradition for men of this city. Because it's completely anonymous, guys really let loose and let their mouths and imaginations run wild. Reading through the survey is a lot of fun -- one might even say educational. After weeks of
Apr 09 2013 | "Dennis’s work at one level is playful and whimsical, while at the same time it suggests disorientation, something is broken . . . Yet as it betrays profound sadness, a sense of struggle or the face of loss, either of people or place, one still finds jouissance and humour and visual pleas
Next gay theatre review: Rent
Apr 07 2013 | The Lower Ossington Theatre has brought back Rent yet again. Why not? They have the set, the abundance of talent and a ready audience (it's already completely sold out for the first half of the run) to make it an automatic commercial success. Fortunately, this production is also an artistic succ
Apr 04 2013 |
In the summer of 2008, Shaun J Wright attended a Hercules and Love Affair concert at New York City’s Irving Plaza. Thoroughly impressed by the disco-charged dance act’s energetic stage show, the Chicago house fanatic approached band main man Andy Butler at the afterparty to pay a comp
Next gay theatre review: Legoland
Apr 03 2013 | A lot of the hype surrounding Legoland is based on the massive success of one of the theatre company Atomic Vaudeville's other shows, Ride the Cyclone. Believe the hype. While Legoland is a smaller, more intimate show, it is as laugh-out-loud funny and moving as Ride the Cyclone. It's probab
Beam Me Up, Al
Apr 03 2013 | Al Kent (BBE Records/Million Dollar Disco), the king of rare disco, is coming to Toronto's Blk Box on Saturday, April 6 to work that body.
He's supported by Toronto's A Digital Needle and Cyclist, whose Beam Me Up disco parties have been named Toronto's best-bet parties lately by
Touchy, feely, dance-y
Apr 03 2013 | “She touches me in a way only my husband gets to touch me,” Sky Fairchild-Waller admits of the intimacy he shares with fellow performer Jesse Dell in their duet 43N 79W, part of episodes | andscapes, a new collection of three contemporary dance pieces from JDdance, otherwise known as Jes
Addicted to heroines
Mar 28 2013 | “It was always really cool to see all the guys in their super-tight outfits, but the heroines spoke to me a bit more: they were really kickass, but they were also gorgeous!” says artist Michael Limerick, who is exhibiting his images of comic-book heroines in a show called Stamps and Scen
Fab #473: hidden gems of Church Street
Mar 27 2013 | This is Fab's final travel issue, and while we do have a fierce story about Madrid Pride, we chose to focus on our own backyard. We might walk up and down Church Street hundreds of times a year, but too often we don't look up, down or deep inside. Our main story (featuring photos of the gorg
Born to run
Mar 27 2013 |
When I relocated to Toronto for journalism school, my boyfriend and I moved to 135 Isabella St. It was an exhilarating time for both of us: moving to the big city for school, our first apartment and gay Toronto now at our fingertips.
The eight-storey building is still adorable, with its green
Raul Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet: gay rebel
Mar 27 2013 | Raul Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet - one of the most acclaimed artist, writer, curator and scholars from the Mariel Generation, which included artists and writers such as Reinaldo Arenas, Juan Boza and Carlos Alfonzo - screens two videos at the Alucine Latin Film & Media Arts Festival in Toronto &
Mar 26 2013 | “They were looking for a lesbian for the show, but by some twist they ended up with us instead. Two bears equal one lesbian; that’s some gay math,” jokes Jerry Pergolesi, one of the stars of a new show called Golden Gays.
The show documents the lives of eight gays and lesbians r
Mar 26 2013 | L10 made his radio debut back in 2010 with "Music’s Got U" featuring the SperkFreks. The hit struck a chord with Canadians, climbing into our national top 40 Dance charts. Inspired by his success, the San Francisco based recording artist began work on Push.
Out since he was 1
Gaysians in Boystown
Mar 26 2013 |
“This project started with a Fab article from years ago [‘Not Just a Preference,’ by Alex Rowlson, issue #435] that talked about racism against Asians . . . how so many online profiles were stipulating ‘no Asians,’” says writer/director Austin Wong. He was surp
Next gay theatre review: Arigato, Tokyo
Mar 22 2013 | A new Daniel MacIvor play is always a cause for celebration. And curiosity. MacIvor has a unique gift for plumbing the depths of the human psyche and heart, flinching neither from the horror or the ecstatic. Arigato, Tokyo is based on MacIvor's visits to Japan and seems to be his attempt to achi
Everything fits in the Uhaul
Mar 22 2013 | It’s Sunday night. It’s the dead of winter. You’ve been partying all weekend and have to get up for work in the morning. Your 30th birthday is but a distant memory and, to top it all off, you’re a U-Haul lesbian.
All signs do not point to going out and getting shitfaced.&
Don't you dare let him leave, Yossi!
Mar 21 2013 | Yossi is a film that requires patience. But not in a bad way. It’s sensitive, slow, tense, touching and raw. And if you’re patient, it’s a great movie.
While it’s a sequel to his 2002 romance Yossi & Jagger, Eytan Fox has created Yossi to be a stand-alone movie.