I met the painfully young Matthew Vines last week, after a few near-misses over the past couple of years. The Dish has been following his work for a while now. Dan Savage gives you the basic biography: Matthew Vines is a young gay man who grew up in Kansas. His family is Christian and very conservative. […]
We've long been fans of Dan Le Batard's rants, which he chooses to unleash whenever the Miami Heat have finished conquering a rival team or city. This year, Le Batard set his sights on the Pacers and the entire state of Indiana, spending nearly 10 minutes gloating over the Heat winning the Eastern Conference title like only he can. Read more...
Students have launched a petition attacking noted gay activist Dan Savage for simply discussing the controvery.
How do you plan on getting off this weekend? Author Dan Savage has the perfect answer for LGBT Atlanta – a festival of amateur porn that's sure to get you off in a sexy, funny, creative and dirty way.
Paul O'Brien on Savage Wolverine #18. Jason Sacks talks to Jesse Moynihan. Dan Pennacchia talks to Taki Soma and Michael Oeming. Ryan Burton talks to Christopher Sebela and Ibrahim Moustafa. Evan Munday talks to Ben Hatke. Alex Dueben talks to Conor Stechshulte and Paul Gravett. Show More Summary
by Patrick Appel Dan Savage has effusive praise for TNC’s reparations article: Gay marriage went from inconceivable to laughable to an existential threat to obviously just in a few short decades. I expect that reparations for slavery (and Jim Crow and redlining) will do the same—and I epxect that we will one day look back at Ta-Nehisi Coates’ […]
by Chris Bodenner First, a Dan Savage reader underscores a key distinction: Thank you, thank you, thank you from a survivor of three separate T’s, triply diagnosed with PTSD—severe child abuse (sexual, physical, verbal), rape at age 18, and a gunpoint robbery while delivering pizza in college. I had to deal with several legitimate triggers […]
This is for everyone who was bitching about trigger warnings in the comments on my last post. I’ll outsource the rest to Dan Savage, here and here: So what purpose, then, do trigger warnings serve? It seems to me that they exist not to protect the reader, but to draw attention to the writer. You’ve [Read more...]
by Patrick Appel Trigger warnings are in the news again. Dan Savage’s objection to them: Here’s what has always annoyed me about trigger warnings—even when they’re being used for their original purpose, i.e. to warn rape victims about content that discusses rape and not to warn morons about Shylock: Someone who uses a trigger warning before writing about rape or […]
Dan Savage: "I'm going to see the new Godzilla movie on the strength of Andrew O'Hehir's review at Salon and never mind that the New York Times and some guy named Paul Constant hated it. And Sunday I'm going to the Fremont Market inShow More Summary
It Got Better will look at the other side of Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" campaign read more
Photos by Justin Morrison and Kelly O I've watched a lot of weird porn, because stereotypical porn about fake blondes with fake boobs bouncing on a greasy dude’s dick is meh to me. I have no desire to watch a cartoon pound E.T. in the ass while yelling, “Shut up and take it, space whore!” (E.T. Show More Summary
This summer, Intiman Theatre presents the Angels Project, a festival of performances anchored by a full-scale revival of Tony Kushner’s two-part Angels in America. Tonight at Town Hall, Kushner joins Dan Savage for a freewheeling discussion of issues... KEEP READING > >
Jen Sorensen Accepts The Herblock The Late Bhob Stewart's Experimental Film, Which You Should Probably Go Watch On YouTube For The Instructions Dan Savage And Bruce Eric Kaplan Talk Rowland Emett At Home via Cartoonists Club 1947 via A 1993 Profile Of Herblock An Older Interview With Joyce Farmer About Special Exits Frank Hampson -- In Color
"The real story here is that we are rapidly approaching the tipping point that I've been talking and writing about for years. Once upon a time white people used to be able to go on TV and say the most racist shit imaginable (argue against...Show More Summary
Only in Hollywood. Before Ellen Page came out, spectacularly, this past Valentine's Day in Las Vegas, she would have conversations about this possible very-personal move with her publicist. And each time, per Seth Abramovitch's Hollywood...Show More Summary
A reader writes: Hi Andrew and Dish team. I’m a bisexual, heteroamorous guy, and I absolutely agree with Dan Savage’s and Charles Pulliam-Moore’s call for bisexual men to be forthright with their partners. The trouble is, as a bisexual, you can’t necessarily know that you’re heteroamorous until you’ve tried and failed – perhaps multiple times […]
Regardless of what The Washington Post says, its “Civilities” advice column is not primarily about manners. It's a political correctness column, about adjusting to the new intolerance of anything that doesn’t offer complete acceptance...Show More Summary
Readers turn their gaydar on: Yes, you definitely sound gay. But not super gay, if that makes sense. Somewhere between Neil Patrick Harris and Dan Savage on a scale of zero to George Takei. Another: You don’t sound “stereotypically” gay. You sound … British. Which to American ears is a touch fey. One way of testing this was […]
How Porn Can Be Funny, or What I Learned at the Dan Savage Porn Festival "There's only one rule: don't be an asshole." read…