National: Arts & Culture

Tray Butler brings Atlanta home with new book

Ramblin' man and hometown boy Tray Butler returns to Atlanta—and his gay roots—on Thursday at Outwrite with his new travel guide to the city he just can’t seem to make himself leave behind.    READ MORE »

Mike Rickard is gonna make you ‘Sweat’

Atlanta singer-songwriter Mike Rickard celebrates the release of his new CD “Sweat” on Saturday with a party at Red Light Café. The CD has an 'immediate, in the moment feel,' he says.    READ MORE »

Poet hand-picks ‘Pink Zinnia’ at Outwrite

An Atlanta writer, activist and therapist known as an all-around nice guy, Franklin Abbott celebrates his first volume of poetry and stories in 10 years at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse on Tuesday.    READ MORE »

Out on Film offers Sweetie’s look into drag

Look out boys. There’s a new drag queen in town. It's Sweetie and she's in from New York for the Out on Film screening of "Charmed Life," a rare behind-the-scenes look into the world of drag.    READ MORE »

Out on Film opens to sold-out crowds

A sold-out crowd helped open Out on Film on Friday, the seven-day LGBT film festival offering two-dozen films and several directors and actors to meet and discuss their work with fans.    READ MORE »

Pal around with us and Rebekah Kochan

We’d be lying if we say that the cute one liners of an actress made Project Q choose "Eating Out 3: All You Can Eat" to sponsor at Out on Film. We admit, the studs won us over first.    READ MORE »

‘Big Gay Musical’ actor comes Out—On Film

Daniel Robinson turned down the audition for Friday’s festival opener three times. Now he says the role is a second coming out that brings him—and gay audiences—'full circle.'    READ MORE »

Out on Film stars ready for their close ups

What do Broadway baby Daniel Robinson (photo), gay man’s best gal-pal Rebekah Kochan, and New York drag queen Sweetie have in common? They’re all headed to Atlanta.    READ MORE »

Out on Film adds ‘Eating Out’ peeps to guest list

The growing guest list for Atlanta's LGBT film festival Oct. 2-8 now includes the director and lead actress at the screening of the third movie in the "Eating Out" series.    READ MORE »

Out on Film packs schedule with special guests

The Out on Film news just keeps coming. The lineup is nothing short of miraculous just six months after their May event, and the schedule is chock full of guests.    READ MORE »

Vote for local gay ‘Every Man’ Stephen Fusco

Who says gay men shouldn't enter a national contest to find a hot-blooded American "Every Man"? Atlantan Stephen Fusco certainly thought the Every Man Jack contest should be inclusive.    READ MORE »

Why was Mitchell Hall on ‘Project Runway’ at all?

After a third time in the bottom two in as many episodes, Georgia's Mitchell Hall finally got kicked off "Project Runway" last night. What a relief for all self-respecting homos who call the Peach State home.    READ MORE »

LGBT authors turn page for Black Gay Pride

The giant Black Gay Pride official lineup becomes colossal when you start counting supplemental events like the bevy of authors at Outwrite and Charis bookstores over Labor Day Weekend.    READ MORE »

Queer literati head to Decatur Book Festival

The Decatur Book Festival, set for Sept. 4-6, teams for the first time with the authors and poets of the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival.    READ MORE »

‘Grey Gardens’ opens to sold-out crowd

A sold-out crowd was on hand Sunday for opening night of "Grey Gardens," the Tony-award winning musical making its Atlanta premiere. The plot follows the eccentric lives of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis’ eccentric aunt and cousin.    READ MORE »

Subtle body language can break your love life

imageContributing blogger Mike Alvear is an Atlanta-based columnist, author and TV personality who rants on sex, dating and pop culture while living at the corner of urge and merge. Find more from him at his blog.

Frowning and crossing your arms is the equivalent of throwing Kryptonite at the Superman you’re hawkin’ on, but what about barely noticeable body language?

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Out on Film unveils full line-up for Oct. event

imageMore than two-dozen films are part of the line-up for Out on Film, the gay and lesbian film event set for Oct. 2-8.

Festival organizers released additional details of their schedule on Tuesday, including the event's opening night reception and screening of "The Big Gay Musical." Earlier this month, the film festival gave fans a sneak peek of what's on tap at the festival when they released the titles of seven films to be screened.

More, including the festival line-up, after the jump.    READ MORE »

Out on Film offers early look at festival lineup

imageDetails of what's on tap for Out on Film in October are slowly trickling out as organizers of the gay film festival work to rebuild the its once considerable mojo.

An Atlanta indie film that made a splashy debut at the LGBT festival this summer -- "Rivers Wash Over Me" (photo) from producer Dexter Davis -- will have a prime spot at the Atlanta festival, set for Oct. 2-8 at Midtown Art Cinema.

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Vogue Evolution rips ‘Best Dance Crew’

imageContributing blogger Darian Aaron is an Alabama native who now calls Atlanta home. He’s the creator of Living Out Loud with Darian, a blog that offers his take on social, political and religious issues that impact the LGBT community.

The season 4 premiere of "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" introduced America to nine very talented crews, but I can almost guarantee that the crew being talked about the most around water coolers and office cubicles the day after is New York City's Vogue Evolution.

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Learn the art of going from textual to sexual

imageContributing blogger Mike Alvear is an Atlanta-based columnist, author and TV personality who rants on sex, dating and pop culture while living at the corner of urge and merge. Find more from him at his blog.

If you can’t master the keys on the phone you’re never going to get the keys to his door.

Studies show the average person sends or receives over 100 texts a year. If you’ve met somebody you’re interested in, you’ve gotta learn the art of going from textual to sexual.

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