VIDEO: Never rub another man's rhubarb
Aug 01 2012 | Now for some local talent. Whether it’s the hotties in Boylesque, the artists formerly known as The Scandelles or the luscious (mostly) ladies of Skin Tight Outta Sight, Toronto’s got some seriously representing burlesque talent.
Though that’s not to overlook the burgeonin
Baby, it's cold
Aug 01 2012 | Now, my rule is generally that anyone who listens to Christmas music before Halloween should be put on Santa’s “Annoying” list. But damn it all, I’m breaking my own rule, but only for Rufus Wainwright.
This Christmas album, which features some music stars a
Money: that's what they want
Aug 01 2012 | How do you feel about clearing out those bank accounts? True, there are always artists and projects asking for money, so why not give it to the queerest, best causes?
For instance, I Am Divine, a documentary in the works about one of the most iconic drag queen terrors. The producers have a
VIDEO: Fabulous revolution
Aug 01 2012 | Russia is something of a mire of homophobic, discriminatory practices: laws that ban gay “propaganda” in Saint Petersburg, equating homosexuality, bisexuality and transsexuality with pedophilia; a Moscow ban on Pride parades for the next 100 years (see you at Moscow Pride 2112 . . .); an
Dressed as girl
Jul 27 2012 | “Drag” was originally an acronym for “Dressed as girl,” a term coined in the early days of theatre when men dressed as women. Drag performers are now an institution in the gay community, and what was once a bold career move is now a lifestyle. Chiffon, lace, glitter and sequi
Next gay theatre review: Altar Boyz
Jul 27 2012 | "There is no star as bright as a constellation," claims a character in Altar Boyz. That is usually true, both of boy bands and this production. Except, of course, for the odd exception, like Justin Timberlake -- he must be the devil.
Altar Boyz is a hilarious script with a plot that is
Going for gold
Jul 26 2012 | The Olympics are upon us, and for me, someone who is not a fan of the Olympics, that means only one thing. Scanning all the activity for some of the hottest athletes the world has to offer.
I decided to write up a game-plan list of men to keep an eye out for, but I learned something when do
Jul 25 2012 | Summertime in Toronto = park life, and Trinity Bellwoods park is THE summer social hotspot. Free cover, no lineup and you can often BYOB. Not to mention all the people-watching (or rather, cute boy-watching) I can do from Queen St up to Dundas.
I recently checked out a new store across the street
JLO Dance Again . . . The Hits
Jul 25 2012 | How does one even begin to critique today’s pop music? With all the tweaking, Auto-Tuning and layering going on I have no idea what most artists truly sound like. With enough money and the right producers even someone like Kim Zolciak from The Real Housewives of Atlanta can sound un-horrible.
A spicy boy
Jul 20 2012 | “I was never really a big fan of boy bands,” says Ricky Jess of his role in Altar Boyz. “But listening to and being in one are two different things. It’s a lot of fun.” Altar Boyz is the tale of a Christian boy band on its Raise the Praise tour. And yes, there is gay su
Jul 20 2012 | I grew up on an island. My dad was a park warden at Georgian Bay Islands National Park, and after being Ski-Dooed to the mainland inside my mom’s womb to be birthed in a hospital in Midland, I was brought home and raised on Beausoleil Island for the first four years of my life.
The park enc
Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance
Jul 20 2012 | “When you look at pictures of Gerry Arpino as a young man, it is obvious that his body was perfect for ballet,” says Sarah Anawalt, author of The Joffrey Ballet, in an interview from the film Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance. Arpino got his start in the art of ballet with Robert Joff
Next gay theatre review: Avenue Q redux
Jul 20 2012 | By my fourth viewing of Avenue Q, the shock value of puppets singing obscenities and behaving badly has totally worn off. The novelty of naughtiness by cute creatures is gone (excluding the forever hilarious and horrifying Bad Idea Bears). Happily, this allows the cleverness and zingy one-liners, co
Next gay theatre review: Odysseo
Jul 19 2012 | Odysseo is an eye-popping spectacle that provides an emotional wallop. At one point I counted 32 horses onstage, but I can't vouch for accuracy because I was continually distracted by another visual detail or treat. For anyone who is a fan of horses, the show is a delight, but for those who neve
Issue #455 of fab now available for download!
Jul 18 2012 | Issue #455 of fab is our first ever Toronto Islands issue! Ever wonder what it's like to live on the Island? What really goes on at Hanlan's Point or the easiest ways of getting to and from our very own gay oasis? All this and more can be found inside this stunning edition of the mag.
Grindr and bear it
Jul 18 2012 |
Chances are, at the very least, Joel Simkhai is directly responsible for one of your "relationships" over the past four years, and at the very most, every single interaction you’ve ever had with another gay man. Since the iPhone application Grindr launched in 2009, it’s
Cutie pie pet contest
Jul 18 2012 |
Attention, all creature-loving fab readers. Our annual pet issue is fast approaching (Aug 15 to be exact!), and we’re looking for a few good men and their wild things.
Send a photo of your pussy or pooch and their name to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll upload it to our
Next gay book review: Intolerable
Jul 17 2012 | The summer heat is upon us and the season of beach reading has arrived. Flaking in the sun or by the pool with a deliciously trashy memoir is a favourite summer pastime for gays of a literary, learned or lazy bent. But what to choose? The glut of reality-TV stars who handle the English language with
Dancing on the ceiling, and walls, and windows
Jul 16 2012 | "I have been hanging on ropes before but never to this extent and never figuring out how to move," says dancer Louis Laberge-Côté of performing in Divergent Dances for Windows and Walls. "I did do a short film where I hung from a rope off a tree, so this felt a little fam
Next gay theatre review: Million Dollar Quartet
Jul 13 2012 | "Rock 'n' roll isn't a fad. It's a revolution."
So proclaims one of the Million Dollar Quartet -- consisting of Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis -- as they record the eponymously named famous album. They bicker and boast and compete, a bunch o