On a beautiful sunny Monday in October while I was in New York City, I had the opportunity to meet with Michael Alago. In previous conversations, he had expressed interest in photographing me for Rough Gods. When we first began to talk, I had no idea that he was the person who signed Metallica to Elektra Records and that his career was so multi-faceted. But from the moment I saw him, it was evidently clear that he was the epitome of a true eclectic artist. [Read more…] about Getting to Know World Renowned Record Executive Michael Alago
When it was announced that CoCo Montrese had been chosen as one of the queens to come back and represent in the new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 2, I’m sure the drag world breathed a collective sigh of vindicated relief. Never one to shy away from snatching a title from a queen, she became the face of tenacity under fire, lip syncing for her life a record 4 times during season 5 and eventually knocking out her arch rival Alyssa Edwards in episode 9 before being eliminated on episode 10. All the while she was scrutinized for everything from her age to her “orange” look, but she held her head high and threw green shade at all of those in her path, making them bow and seethe with envy. Now we know what she meant when she said “I’m not joking bitch!” [Read more…] about One on One with RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star Coco Montrese!
When it comes to beloved queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race, one word that comes to mind easily is Katya. Katya was one of the breakout stars of season seven for so many different reasons, in particular her hilarious personality, comic timing, great fashion, and openness about her troubled past. It made the choice for Miss Congeniality that season a no brainer, to the point where there was even a fake out at the finale for her to win over the real winner, Violet Chachki. [Read more…] about Our Exclusive with RuPaul’s Drag Race Superstar Katya!
Living in the Upstate of South Carolina, I am on the complete opposite end of the state in relation to Charleston. But it’s just a short 4 hour drive and always well worth the visit. It has an old world charm that is infectious, and the people are among the friendliest you will ever cross paths with. Just don’t be offended when they call you “sir” or “ma’am”. It doesn’t mean you’re old; it’s a form of southern cordiality and respect. [Read more…] about Travel Idea! Where to Eat in Charleston, South Carolina