Aaron Tilford is editor of Spunk [Arts] Magazine, an arts zine whose title pretty perfectly describes what it is. William Johnson is the man behind Mary Literary Quarterly, a gay literature zine with writings that make you murmur, "Oh, Mary!". Together, they form a formidable duo on the cultural/nightlife tip and sometimes perform together as Black Female Executive (rumor has it).
Tonight (a bit last minute, sorry guys!), Aaron is involved in a show at Dixon Place - The Vanishing City: 1975 - The Golden Age of Sex - put together by famed gay illustrator, Robert W. Richards and also starring Randy Jones of the Village People as well as other experts on the "gay"day of New York City. The show follows a gay man on his whirlwind weekend tour of the city's gay hotspots in the '70s and promises to be eye-opening for those of us who weren't here to experience the excitement??
On Sunday, William is hosting a gay hip-hop party benefiting the Rashawn Brazell Memorial Fund (fighting homophobia through education/scholarships) at Home Sweet Home, the bar under Envoy Enterprises Gallery on Chrystie Street. At LYRICAL, hip-hop artist LastO (He of the perfectly lined up 'do. Pictured above in a photo by Curtis Bryant @moosehunters.) will perform and DJ Black Female Executive will spin.
We hope you'll check out the events as well as both publications because, just to remind you: here at FYF? we find culture FIERCE!