On Monday ABC announced the latest additions to its list of pilots that it’s picked up for 2015. Along with a new show from Shonda Rhimes and a TV adaptation of National Lampoon’s Vacation, the network has greenlit a single-camera.....
All four pilots hail from ABC Studios. read more
As Dan Savage groggily told you in the Half-Assed Morning News, House Republicans last night dropped a controversial bill that would have banned abortion after twenty weeks. Even Republican women were railing against the bill. But now Republicans will have to contend with very angry religious conservatives. Show More Summary
President Obama touts economic growth with a wink in #SOTU2015: https://t.co/Xiqqbu9Nw2 @ABC — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 21, 2015 Nice to see two people of color up on that dais. #SOTU2015 — Dan Savage (@fakedansavage) January 21, 2015 Tough crowd: The Republican side didn't stand to applaud "the state of the Union is strong" […]
Andrew WK w/ Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg @ Santo's, 2013 (more by Dan Bracaglia) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Helix, Palmistry, Tripletrain, Celestial Traxx, GENG @ Baby's All...
Bret Stephens visited the University of Chicago shortly after I did last year: Last May, sex-advice columnist Dan Savage gave a talk at the University of Chicago's Institute for Politics in which he used a term so infamous that it caused...Show More Summary
Dan Savage shares how smashing birthday cake into a college student’s face taught him empathy for straight people: This story also appears in Savage’s 2005 book The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family. For more info on Bawdy Storytelling, which hosts shows in LA, San Francisco and Seattle, go here. Previous live storytelling on […]
Dan Savage takes aim at another cowardly outlet: I was thinking about how afraid everyone is when I heard the Associated Press had yanked all images of Andres Serrano’s 1987 work Piss Christ from their website and archives. Before we knew how many people had died in the attack yesterday—before we learned that one of […]
Columnist Dan Savage has harsh words for the parents of Leelah Alcorn. read more
The suicide of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn has been a trending topic of Twitter for two days and there have been hundreds of stories about her in the mainstream press.Here's yesterday's coverage by Reuters: A transgender Ohio teen...Show More Summary
Yesterday we reported on the tragic suicide of Leelah Alcorn, a transgender teen who took her own life by walking in front of a truck near her home in Cincinnati on Sunday (full story here). Alcorn's death, suggested to be...
by Phoebe Maltz Bovy If Dan Savage gets to repeat his claim that women fantasize about rose petals, I’ll allow myself to reiterate my bafflement. From that recent interview: PLAYBOY: What if someone asks what their partner wants and doesn’t like the answer? SAVAGE: It happens all the time. Young women write me that they […]
If you didn't get tickets in the BV presale to the Gaslight Anthem show at Terminal 5, you can try again in the general on-sale, starting today at noon. Tickets for the Perfume Genius show at Stage 48 go...
In an interview with Playboy, Dan Savage has attacked “tormented closet case” Marcus Bachmann for promoting “ex-gay” therapy
"Look at Marcus Bachmann, Michele Bachmann’s husband. Anybody who has gaydar—anybody who has eyes—looks at him and sees a tormented closet case who has externalized his internal conflict and is abusing other people, doing his reparative-therapy bullshit. Show More Summary
Amanda Taub: It doesn’t matter if torture worked. It’s still wrong. Don't miss Atul Gawande's take on this from a physician's perspective. Which I totally endorse. Dan Diamond: Doctors fail. They leave devices in patients; they prescribe the wrong drugs; they even operate on the wrong limbs. And Atul Gawande knows this. Show More Summary
Kelly O In a good way. Well, most of them. Including Kelly O's Uncle Ken, above. As Dan Savage wrote in 2005: "Today's male siblings—brothers, they're called—are tomorrow's uncles. But Americans are having ever-smaller families. Most couples aspire to have one child, maybe two. Show More Summary
Journalist and filmmaker David Thorpe and gay activist Dan Savage talk about Thorpe's personal yet universally relevant first film. There are many ways that we can express our identities. We can alter the way we look, the things we're interested in, the way we dress. Show More Summary
As Dan Savage tells us all the time, people can’t control their fetishes. At some point, often in early adolescence, some switch got flipped in their reptile brains, and once that switch is flipped, there is no unflipping it. And many...Show More Summary
Out Magazine has unveiled this year's Out 100 list. The 2014 ranking features Buzzfeed's Chris Geidner (seated above) and New York Times writer Josh Barro (third from left.) Others on the list are Dan Savage, Larry Kramer, Andy Bell, Armistead Maupin, Jason Collins, Richard Chamberlain, Carmen Carrera, and the cast of Looking, See the full list.