Linda Simpson on Drag in the ’90s

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Linda Simpson, the Boswell of Drag, spoke to The Cut about the evolution of the New York drag scene in the late '80s and '90s and about her exhibition of photographs, spanning from 1987 to 1996, titled “The Drag Explosion.” ... See the Rest

Only In New York: We Are Fam-il-y, Part II

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So, Thursday night was the second installment of Nora Burn's New York Stories at the Stonewall Inn. I was lucky enough to be in attendance, as well as tell of my own little slice of Big Apple pie. The lineup (other than yours truly) was pretty legendary, as was the audience, who likely had stories that were just as good. We learned that: Nora ... See the Rest

New York Stories II: 80s / 90s Edition

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So, Nora Burns (of the fabulous Unitard) is hosting another night of her New York Stories. (I get nervous even mentioning it as I'm on the list of story tellers this time.) From the announcement: "Do you remember when New York City was a wonderland of fabulous freaks and misfit toys? When there were hookers instead of the Highline and you ... See the Rest

To Do in NYC: Check Out Linda Simpson’s Exhibit “Pages” at the ClampArt Gallery

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Wowlebrity Linda Simpson is having a gallery show at the ClampArt gallery in New York which opens Thursday, April 3rd, with an after-party nearby (just ask anyone the street, they'll point you in the direction ... See the Rest

The Pyramid: An Oral History (Did Someone Say “Oral”?)

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Yes, an oral history of the New York club that served as laboratory/ repertory theater and clubhouse for the likes of John Kelly, Larry Tee, Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons, RuPaul, Lady Bunny and many, MANY others. The Pyramid was the cornerstone of the East Village scene for those who came to watch the inspired performances. I moved to ... See the Rest

“Pages” of Page: Linda Simpson’s Debut Photo Book Gets a Party

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Wowlebrity Linda Simpson, who began her multifaceted drag-queen career in the 80s (and is an old pal) has a new photo book, Pages, an homage to her captivating transgender pal, Page. Pages, an offshoot of The Drag Explosion, Linda’s archive of her many photos of NYC’s momentous drag scene, was shot by over the course of their friendship which began ... See the Rest

Art & About: “New York City, 1985″ at the ClampArt Gallery in Chelsea

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Old pal Linda Simpson (or Les Simpson, your call) wrote to me yesterday: "You might be interested in a new photography exhibit that I' m part of at ClampArt Gallery in Chelsea called 'New York C. 1985.'  I have about 50 photos included in a slideshow. You can see some here. I was in NYC for practically the entire 1980s, and throughout the decade I ... See the Rest

Introducing HoleStar UK’s #1 Faux Queen

My partner and I recently met Holestar in the flesh while chillaxing in Ko Samet, Thailand, with legendary NYC drag hostess Linda Simpson. WOW! What a gorgeous voice. ... See the Rest