Michael Kearns

Latest Stories

  • 10 years ago | Longform

    Photo by The CobrasnakeDistraught, displaced, dispossessed individuals walk in a zombie-like daze. Others threaten to jump out of their skins. Agonized cries juxtapose with maniacal laughter. The smell of putrid waste, body fluids included. Shit h...

  • 11 years ago | Longform

    Illustration by Pamela Jaeger Daddy, I’m bleeding,” my 9-year old daughter yells from the bathroom. Oh, my God, I think to myself as I sprint from the kitchen, she’s starting her period. The book I meant to refer to when I explained...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    Even though my hairdresser’s makeshift salon doesn‘t have the sumptuous accouterments of a bona fide shop of beauty, an oversized mirror stares back at me as Lance meticulously cuts my hair, then mousses it and gooses it, attempting to c...

  • 14 years ago | Theater

    Illustration by Martha Rich In a recent Los Angeles benefit reading of the classic screenplay for Valley of the Dolls, Alec Mapa played Anne Welles (Barbara Parkins on celluloid), Bruce Vilanch was Jennifer North (Sharon Tate), Wilson Cruz played ...

  • 16 years ago | Tech

    GeoCities founder David Bohnett just wanted to make the WWW a community. Now he’s worth $350 million. As a graduate student at the University of Michigan, David Bohnett -- founder of the GeoCities Web site, philanthropist and one of the lates...

  • 16 years ago | Tech

    "IF CARNIE WILSON COULD GET STAPLED online," joked Jeffrey Newman, 32, president of the Gay Financial Network (www.gfn.com) and CEO of out.com, Out Publishing's Web arm, "I figured we could get married." So spake Newman on the eve of his historic ...