News: Kwame Harris, NYC, Bill Condon, Asteroid, GM, Marco Rubio

RoadSnowstorm possible on East Coast next week.

NycRoadMichael Musto and Amy Sacco lament the death of nightlife in NYC: "“There’s no more naughty in New York,” she said. “No more of the charm and grit that made this city mysterious and interesting. The city that never sleeps took an Ambien a long time ago.”

RoadChris Hemsworth on starvation diet for Moby Dick pic.

RoadJudge issues stay of lawsuit challenging Illinois ban on gay marriage: "Hall's order says the parties will appear Nov. 14 to discuss how to proceed. A spokesman for Lambda Legal, which represents some of the couples, says attorneys will ask that the lawsuit be dismissed after Gov. Pat Quinn signs the gay marriage bill into law."

RoadStar Wars Episode VII gets a release date.

RoadGM to recognize all gay marriages: “GM will recognize a legal marriage for U.S. employees no matter the state of residence,” the automaker said in a statement. “For example, if a GM employee residing in Michigan, where same-sex marriage is not recognized, got married in New York, GM would recognize that marriage.”

RoadA shirtless and wet Tyson Beckford may be just what you need.

CometRoadAsteroid with six tails baffles scientists.

RoadOklahoma responds to Hagel on spousal benefits: "Gov. Mary Fallin says Oklahoma National Guard facilities and employees who are paid with state tax dollars won't process benefits for married, same-sex couples. Fallin said Wednesday that all marriage benefits — including same-sex benefits — will be processed by federal employees at four federally owned National Guard facilities and at the state's five military bases."

RoadNothing to Hide: Neil Patrick Harris-directed show opens in NYC.

RoadChick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy steps down.

RoadMarco Rubio to keynote the "conservative dinner event of the year": the Florida Family Policy Council’s 8th Annual Policy Awards Dinner on Nov. 16. "The FFPC, a staunchly conservative nonprofit dedicated to promoting anti-gay and pro-life policies, is run by John Stemberger, an outspoken anti-gay activist who supports banning gays from participating in the Boy Scouts."

RoadTaylor Kitsch is walking around NYC with a hockey stick.

Kwame_harrisRoadFormer NFL player Kwame Harris found guilty of domestic violence against former boyfriend. "Harris, 31, was found guilty Monday of misdemeanor domestic violence, battery and assault for the attack Aug. 21, 2012. A jury in San Mateo County Superior Court acquitted him of felony domestic violence and felony assault counts."

RoadDirector Bill Condon goes to the circus: "First up, The Fifth Estate helmer is directing a re-imagining of the cult Broadway musical Side Show at La Jolla Playhouse, featuring music by Dreamgirls composer Henry Krieger and scenic design by David Rockwell. The show officially opens Nov. 17 and runs through Dec. 15....fter that, he will begin rewriting 20th Century Fox's contemporary musical The Greatest Showman on Earth, which will star Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum."

RoadBehind the Mormon support for ENDA: "Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, who at 79 is one of the Senate’s longest-serving members, became the first Republican to signal he would reverse his opposition as the bill faced a crucial vote in committee. He voted against a similar bill the last time it came up in the Senate — 17 years ago — but changed his mind earlier this year after Gordon H. Smith, a fellow Mormon and former Republican senator, convinced him there was nothing in it that violated church doctrine."

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  1. Jesus christ, this is the next meme for our community huh? That we are all boring and that the gay raunchy nightlife is gone from NYC and other places as we all hike up our dad jeans.

    1) This has happened 3 other times in history, we are always freaky and awesome after.
    2) We will always have a more perverse understanding of sex or the point is moot. If straight culture becomes as bent as ours is across the board then the entire world has changed and this is all moot.
    3) There are still plenty of kinky fun, secret parties that YOU might not go to or know about but are none the less exactly what you lament being gone.

    Posted by: Fenrox | Nov 8, 2013 4:08:13 PM

  2. @Fenrox - I think this 'meme' has been around for quite some time, most verbalized in the mainstream way back in 2005 when Andrew Sullivan wrote his "The End of Gay Culture" essay for The New Republic. - jmho

    Posted by: Fox | Nov 8, 2013 5:41:13 PM

  3. @Fenrox: I think most people will read that and think, "who cares". Despite what New Yorkers think, NYC is not the center of the universe.

    Posted by: melburke | Nov 8, 2013 5:59:21 PM

  4. Please do not use the religiofascist-coined term "pro life." One of the most brilliant feats of propaganda linguistics, it implies that anyone who believes in a woman's right to control her own body is "pro death." Please use "anti choice." Thank you.

    Posted by: Michael Bedwell | Nov 8, 2013 7:14:20 PM

  5. Not to pick on Michael Musto and Amy Sacco, nut when someone starts lamenting the decline of anything--night life, music, courtesy, or literate speech--it usually just means he's getting old.

    Posted by: bcarter3 | Nov 8, 2013 8:40:42 PM

  6. What BCCARTER said. True enough.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Nov 8, 2013 11:46:39 PM

  7. If Orin Hatch had to be convinced that some legislation did not violate "church doctrine" in order to vote for it, he should resign: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

    Posted by: Bill | Nov 9, 2013 12:00:20 AM

  8. That Kwami guy looks like a monster. He should be a heterosexual.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Nov 9, 2013 5:05:07 AM

  9. A never-before-seen asteroid with six comet-like tails
    Well now you have. Rest well! (who cares)

    Posted by: L Goethe | Nov 9, 2013 7:26:43 AM

  10. Michael Musto wrote a sweet and intelligent and amusing and well written weekly column about basically trivial stuff in the Village Voice. I always looked forward to reading it and Dan Savage's column, which they also dropped. All the political columnists were already gone. Now it's just another weekly with one possibly good article, Tom Tomorrow, and some reviews. More sad than the passing of the major NYC nightlife scene. Both a sign of the times I guess.

    Posted by: emjayay | Nov 9, 2013 11:32:33 PM

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