TJ  Hoban is a straight man playing gay in a new Here TV series about a straight man playing gay

Written by Gregg Shapiro,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 17 April 2014 11:01

TJ Hoban

Almost everything about the new gay sitcom From Here On Out is designed to make you laugh. From the clever title (Here TV + Out Magazine are owned by the same conglomerate = From Here On Out, get it?) to the kooky sexual situations in which the characters find themselves. When you’re not laughing, you can gaze dreamily at eight-packed straight (but not narrow), lead actor TJ Hoban. A flawless fitness model, Hoban’s graced the covers of countless muscle mags as well as the International Male and Undergear catalogs.

‘Ethical Slut’ launches second YouTube season

Written by Michael Muckian,
Contributing writer
Saturday, 08 March 2014 07:46

Ben Fritz

Why is it OK, and even complimentary, to refer to a man with many sexual conquests as a “stud,” while promiscuous women are labeled “slut”?

Why Lynn Shelton is so interested in gays

Written by Gregg Shapiro,
Staff writer
Thursday, 01 November 2012 09:59

“Your Sister’s Sister” was just released on DVD.

Straight filmmaker Lynn Shelton sure likes the gays. Her 2009 comedic feature “Humpday” was about a hetero bromance that went to the next level. Without giving away too much detail, “Your Sister’s Sister” is a film stocked with a variety of revelations. The movie shines a spotlight on strained sibling relationships and complicated friendships. It doesn’t offer easy answers, but it makes you laugh and cry and keeps you guessing.

The gospel according to Leslie Jordan

Written by Gregg Shapiro,
Staff writer
Thursday, 04 October 2012 11:30

Leslie Jordan appears at the Barrymore Theater in Madison on Oct. 19 and at the Oxford Theatre in Eau Claire on Oct. 21.

Leslie Jordan, the diminutive comic actor with the big Southern drawl, entered our consciousness in a big way with his Emmy Award-winning portrayal of Beverley Leslie on the sitcom “Will & Grace.” Before that he worked on stage and on the big and small screens in a variety of productions. 

Pharrell Williams’ promising 2014

Written by The Interview Feed Saturday, 05 April 2014 09:28

Pharrell Williams’ hits “Blurred Lines” and “Get Lucky” defined pop music in 2013, but it seems already that this year offers even greater things to come for the eternally youthful 40-year-old. In January, he won four Grammys, including one for producer of the year. He performed his Oscar-nominated song “Happy” at the Oscars, although it lost to “Let It Go.” His studio album GIRL dropped on March 3, and he’s adding yet another fashion collaboration — this time with Adidas Originals — to his growing number of partnerships.

Shorewood resident Miranda Levy a standout on TV’s ‘Project Runway’

Written by Gregg Shapiro,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 22 August 2013 12:21

Miranda Levy. – PHOTO: Courtesy

Miranda Levy, a self-taught Milwaukee-based fashion designer, has wowed audiences at local fashion events, including shows at the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Pritzlaff Building, Flying Car MKE and numerous gala and charity events. She’s held positions as curator for Tenth Street Gallery, adjunct professor at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and color specialist for Kohl’s. As a prominent member of Milwaukee’s fashion community, Levy’s work has been showcased on the cover of M Magazine and Info Magazine, among others. 

A cappella group Pentatonix tours U.S.

Written by Gregg Shapiro,
Staff writer
Friday, 19 October 2012 16:30

Photo: Tim Cruz

Mitch Grassi is one of two openly gay members of Pentatonix, an a cappella group that came to fame on the NBC series “The Sing Off.” Pentatonix has just released “Volume 1,” a six-song EP that includes the group’s cover of Australian singer Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know.” Pentatonix is on a multi-city U.S. tour.

Milwaukee childhood informs playwright's budding career

Written by Mike Muckian,
Contributing writer
Friday, 21 September 2012 13:02

For many gay people, coming of age and coming out are synonymous. And together, these two milestones have informed much of playwright Jeffrey James Keyes’ work. 

Cher doesn't just like running with a younger crowd — she likes outrunning them

Written by Martin Sompter,
The Interview Feed
Saturday, 08 March 2014 09:14

I am waiting in Malibu, in an over-stuffed flamboyant house: lots of velvet, gold leaf, plumped pillows, chandeliers. It could be Cher’s house but it is in fact the house of a rich Russian person who has rented it out for my interview. Cher lives eight miles away in another Malibu house and in her own gothic glory.

Barbra Streisand: 'I love being a gay icon'

Written by The Interview Feed Monday, 14 January 2013 16:43

At age 70, Barbra Streisand remains very attractive, youthful and trim. Wearing a figure-hugging black ensemble at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, she’s in a great mood as she promotes her new movie “The Guilt Trip.” 

Ira Sachs shines a light into the darkest corners of gay relationships

Written by Gregg Shapiro,
Staff writer
Thursday, 04 October 2012 12:32

“Keep the Lights On,” written and directed by gay filmmaker Ira Sachs, is one of the most eagerly anticipated gay films of 2012.

Seth Rudetsky deconstructs Broadway for Milwaukee

Written by Gregg Shapiro,
Staff writer
Thursday, 20 September 2012 11:52

In his popular YouTube segments, Broadway maven Seth Rudetsky hilariously deconstructs musicals, songs and performers. His reverence for the Broadway musical and his mastery of stage banter is so infectious that you can’t help but be entertained, even if you’re not a show-tune queen.