Atlas Social Club in Hell’s Kitchen played host to the premiere of LOGO’s upcoming docuseries “Fire Island“, which follows a group of six gay, young business professionals living together as they search for the romance, temptations, and thrills. Manhattan Digest was on the red carpet for this highly anticipated series, with the cast in full swing as well as executive producers Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos as well as some super awesome special guests! [Read more…] about Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos & More Attend “Fire Island” Premiere Party!
It is always good to see LGBTQ people be honored for their leadership and courage, and last night was no exception as The Plaza played host to the annual Point Honors Gala. The evening’s honorees are two major people in the entertainment game: Orange is the New Black star Uzo Aduba and Academy Award Winner Dustin Lance Black, who wrote the phenomenal film “Milk” as well as the recent ABC miniseries “When We Rise”. [Read more…] about Point Honors Gala Salutes Uzo Aduba, Dustin Lance Black & More!
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
It’s back!!!! Yas, hunty!!! It’s RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Eleventy First (actually nine, we just wanted to be extra), and we’re here to serve and to swerve for your realness and GAGA!!! *death drop* [Read more…] about RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9, Episode 1 RuCap: Gagging for Your Gaga
For the 2nd year in a row, Manhattan Digest has asked one of the best questions you can ask a bear lover- “What celebrity bear are you crushing on?” What is a celebrity bear? Simple- it is a celebrity, who evokes bear realness in all that he does. Woof indeed. The answers we got from bears and bear fans alike were diverse, plush… but above all, hairy and sexy. So who made our picks for the 2017 edition of Hottest Celebrity Bears? [Read more…] about What Celebrity Bears are We Crushing on in 2017 and Beyond?
As a native Long Islander (who has made their way to East Harlem as of September), a big coo about living out there was the convenience of location that Fire Island truly was. There have been documentaries about this wonderful place in the past, but never has there been a series focused solely on it and the people who inhabit its surroundings. That reality is no more as LOGO TV is premiering the series of the same name later this spring, which follows a group of young professionals living together in a beachfront share house for the summer as they search for the romance, temptation and thrills that have brought the LGBTQ community to the island for decades. I got a chance to interview them this past Tuesday night at the season 9 premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race to get the scoop on it all. [Read more…] about An Interview with the Amazing Guys from Logo’s “Fire Island”!
Playstation Theater, right in the heart of Times Square, played host to another go around of the best reality show on television, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”. The show is now entering its ninth season (minus the two All Stars season), and is prime to continue its journey in the pop culture stratosphere of bringing fierce competition, drama and so much more to the airwaves. I was front and center last night to chat with the girls on the new season, where they spilled some tea on finally making it onto the show, stiffest competition, and so much more. Also, some surprise guests were in the building… [Read more…] about Secrets Spilled at RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 Premiere Party!
The Queer Urban Orchestra is an amazing example about how the arts in Manhattan are far from dead, and how they are rather thriving in this bustling city that I love so much. I did not know about its existence up until a couple of weeks ago, when one of its members and principal second violin James Teal invited me to their first concert in 2017. Upon my exit from the concert was where I truly realized just how important organizations like this are, not only to the world of arts but to our amazing LGBTQ community and its supporters. [Read more…] about Why the Queer Urban Orchestra is Vital & Bright For Our Community
Bear parties run the muck here in Manhattan (as they should), and Drenched is a great example of one of the best we have here. Located inside the beautiful Room Mate Grace Hotel on 45th Street between 7th and 6th Avenue, Drenched hosts a ton of super hot bears and bear admirers who are swirling around a big pool, relaxing in a sauna, having drinks and jamming to some amazing beats. [Read more…] about Drenched Pool Party Rolls Through Room Mate Grace Hotel Tonight!
Furball came back with a vengeance this past Friday night, as it blew through Stage 48 with hundreds of super hot bears, bear admirers, gogo dancers, amazing music and so much more to make for one incredible and memorable night. [Read more…] about Furball Skyrocketed Through Stage 48 This Past Friday Night!