The photo at left is a picture of Marilyn Monroe. It's not one of the more iconic or famous shots, but if you are a fan, you might be curious to know more about it. A problem in the world of Tumblrs and blogs has crept into mainstream media. Photos and graphics are commonly used with no attribution. It's incredibly frustrating to find a picture/design/person that you are wild about and about which you would like to learn more. Many times I've asked bloggers and others more about a graphic they've used only to hear back, "Oh, I don't remember where it's from, but I like it so I posted it".
Now there is the beginning of a solution. Reverse-photo searches can find other websites that have used the same image. TinEye revealed to me that the photo of Marilyn is a still from The Misfits, one of her lesser-known, but highly acclaimed roles. Many pictures don't turn up any results, but at least it's a starting point.
Time has been the enemy of this website for the past week. Duane continues to be out on maternity leave, and Rod has been entertaining notions and working like a beast. We must however provide entertainment (and value for our loyal and awesome advertisers) so here are some links about some things that we would like to write more about but just cannot at the moment. Ready? Breathe and push.
We like to poke fun at Towleroad because we love them. For all of the relevant reporting and story breaking, they like to troll the gay gutter for their pop stories. Lady Gaga smiled at a unicorn? Headline! There is an audience for these types of things, and Andy Towle serves that audience well. When that audience is overfed a story, the commenters let them know.
I like it when you include some fluffy stories to go with your more serious pieces. However, did you really need to use a gossip mag for source?
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE no more attention for the Kardashians!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wish all press outlets would stop with the inane minute by minute updates on the Kardashians. There are plenty of talented, hardworking people in Hollywood that could use the press time - not these idiots.
who? sorry i refuse to feign concern over these complete nobodies.
Everybody's favorite strolly stretch The High Line always had some gayness about it. The two fellows who are baby-daddies to the project (both gay!) have a new book out on the subject and have been talking about the project's origin:
The project combines two things gays love: design and preservation. I've been looking for that quote by Herbert Muschamp, where he says the secret behind the preservation movement in New York City is gay men and rich, straight women.
Another reason to stay single forever: It turns out that love as seen in the New York of the past via Netflix was way cheaper back in the day. Nowadays? Plan on spending at least $80 for a simple stab at l'amor.
Once while tripping balls (as in on ecstacy and acid at the same time) at a roof-top party (because it was the nineties and that's what we did when we weren't at a club) I ran to a water tower, climbed the ladder and hugged it. "It's beautiful," I insisted as my friends brought me down. It turns out that even this was proof that I am just a math geek.