L.A. is the unofficial capital of drag. Yes, New York, Las Vegas and San Francisco are formidable contenders too, but thanks to the "sickening" mainstream success of RuPaul's Drag Race (which is filmed here in Los Angeles), the per capita queen count in Cali has gotten kinda cray-cray.
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Gay nightlife in Los Angeles might seem like it's separated into two distinct camps -- Weho on one side and Silver Lake on the other -- but the truth is, plenty of queer and queer-loving crowds hit both, thanks to promoters offering parties on both sides of town.
Cliches about the Westside being s ... More >>
"Trying to convince people that I'm a stand-up comic is a real uphill battle," Jackass cohort Steve-O confessed before Friday's headlining show at the El Rey. "I realize I have a lot of work to do to get to that point."
Notable bit of introspection and self-awareness for a guy whose resume boasts s ... More >>
Courtesy Van Alen Institute.
Without harping too much on that inconvenient thing happening on a big road somewhere in West L.A. this weekend, let us begin this modest post by agreeing that transit in L.A., in California, and in the vast majority of the US, could stand a few more efficient alt ... More >>
Lina LecaroSF's Heklina messes up the stage. Saturday at the Echoplex offered an explosive evening of pocket rockets, piccolo peters, hot snakes, and (eye) poppers ... and there wasn't a firework to be seen. Yes, we're talking about another kind of banger all together, friends. It was Trannys ... More >>
She's FIFTY!RuPaul has been called many things throughout his 29-year career. A man; a woman; a drag queen, but nobody can deny that the performer is nothing short than a legend, even if he denies taking on that label. "That's for others to decide or say, but not me," says the 50-year-old (wh ... More >>
In every competitive reality show, there is always the one person who is eliminated so early in the season that you never really get to know him or her. In season three of RuPaul's Drag Race, that person is Venus D-Lite.
All images courtesy of Venus D-Lite Venus D-Lite is the drag persona of ... More >>
Lina Lecaro Rebel's a hot trampIn this week's Nightranger column (out tomorrow), we cover some of LA's most flamboyant polysexual characters and performers (nothing new), but ya know what is? Many of them are suddenly infiltrating the national pop mainstream in a big way.
Ryan Heffington -a ... More >>
In this week's column (out Thursday) we rejoice over The Hills' cancellation and survey LA's newest upscale hotspots: Drai's, Trousdale and Industry. But the circus of celebs at Perez Hilton's Saturday night Carn-Evil birthday party at Paramount Studio almost outshined 'em all.
If the notion that ... More >>
Lady Gaga's portrait includes poker chips, Kermit the Frog parts, Hello Kitty stuff (from one of her photo shoots), pieces of sunglasses.
Messy or organized, packed with useless crap or can't-live-without-'em necessities, the personal junk drawer is undeniably a window to the soul. For exam ... More >>
I haven't seen Marley & Me, and I don't plan to. My beloved Pit/Boxer mix who passed away last year was also named Marley, and let's just say I can't even watch the commercials without getting misty. Never read the book either, but I know what happens and it sounds like it hits way too close to ... More >>
Looks like Michelle Obama took our drag-hag advice when choosing her inaugural ensembles yesterday. Okay, sometimes color-coordinating is a crime, especially if the matchy-matchy shade offense includes puke green! Not sure how we felt about the ball gown (see post below) but the designer who made it ... More >>
It's been a wonderfully wiggy/winky week in LA, but last night's bash at World of Wonder gallery for Rupaul's new TV reality competition Drag Race, definitely took the (pan)cake. Above, babes in line for RuPaul's Drag Race bash. Dresscode: color, sparkle and fake hair with flair.
17th Annual Divas Simply Singing
Wilshire Ebell Theater, October 6, 2007
By Ernest Hardy
When former choir nun Darlene Koldenhoven let loose a piercing high note near the end of her performance, it may have been the only time in history that an opera singerâ€™s rapturous crowd response was led by ... More >>