Pools and Patios: Take Back Your Backyard!

Ah, the backyard. Home to patios, gardens, and pools. Home to intimate nights with close friends, family barbecues, and coffee at daybreak. Sounds like heaven, right? Too often, though, the backyard becomes a dreaded beast—full […]

Books: 472

When the Saints Go Marching In: An Adam Saint Novel Anthony Bidulka Insomniac Press $19.95 Bidulka, of Russell Quant fame, has created a new series and dashing hero. Heroes: The title’s plural reflects more than the […]

Leather Life: Knights of Leather Celebrate 25th-Anniversary Tournament

The Knights of Leather recently held their silver-anniversary Tournament 25 run. In keeping with this anniversary the theme of the run was, simply, “Silver.” The Knights Tournament run is modeled on medieval tournaments, a weekend of games, […]

Berlin 2013 – Come To the Cabaret, Old Chum

We’re landing in Berlin: Fasten your seatbelts and set your watches ahead to—oh, 2020. Berlin, the capital of cool, is the city of tomorrow. “We are on an upstream,” says Gabrielle, who’s guiding me around […]

Dateland: The Allure of Adorable Victims

Like most people who spend way too much time searching for baby animal photos on the World Wide Internets, I have become obsessed with baby sloths. If you have not yet been sucked into the […]

Arts Spotlight: 472

Clybourne Park Through Aug. 4 Guthrie Theater, 818 So. 2nd St., Mpls. (612) 377-2224 www.guthrietheater.org This triple crown 2012 Best Play winner -the Tony, the Pulitzer, the Olivier- is given a vivid staging at the […]

From the Editor: Cream & Sugar?

It’s the end of June already and Pride is here in the Twin Cities. June 23rd marked my two-year anniversary as Managing Editor at Lavender Media and I love celebrating it with a huge party. […]

Ms. Behavior®: Practicing Proctology Without a License

Dear Ms. Behavior: I’m not a proctologist (at least not by formal training,) but as a gay man in my extremely early 40s, I’ve had many first-hand experiences with an amazing variety of assholes.  These […]

Slice: Chef Shack, Bay City

Whoever coined the phrase, “it’s not the journey, it’s the destination,” could have been talking about the Great River Highway’s sweeping vistas. Once you get beyond the flat side of St. Paul and cross the […]

Through These Eyes: Fire in the Flowers

Stunning unreality. Breathless. Unblinking. Confusing. Heart-stopping. Then, explosive nausea. It shoots from my stomach and into my spine. It rushes my head, cuts down through my lungs and into my veins. Vomit-inducing anxiety fills me. And […]

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