Category Archives: Art & Film

Rosie O’Donnell comes to Provincetown

PtownMemorial Day Weekend – a.k.a. Baby Dyke Weekend in Provincetown – Mark Cortale proudly presents the launch of the Broadway at Town Hall series, starring Emmy Winner and cultural icon Rosie O’Donnell.

Accompanying Rosie will be Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky who will join Rosie as pianist and host for the evening.

Rosie O’Donnell show Sunday, May 24th – Memorial Day Wkd

For more information about the show at the Town Hall and to purchase tickets which are certain to sell out, link here.

Saturday morning comics: Adam and Andy

gay, gay cartoon

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ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about this strip by visiting, adamandandy.com.  To see previous Adam and Andy cartoons link here.

Set your DVRs to Logo TV shows Cucumber and Banana

Russell T Davies, Queer as Folk, Logo TV

Vincent Franklin as Henry in Russell T Davies’s new drama Cucumber Photo: Channel 4

Are you still bummed about the news that HBO’s series, Looking, has been canceled?  Perhaps you should set your DVRs to record the UK Channel 4 series Cucumber and Banana, which started this past Monday on Logo TV.

Cucumber centers around Henry Best, a 46-year-old insurance executive from Manchester, England who suffers a midlife crisis after he has a meltdown when he and his partner bring home a third person from the bars.

The one hour dramedy Cucumber and its half-hour companion, Banana, which follows immediately on Logo was very funny this week and has me hooked.  The show is from Russell Davies who showcased Manchester more than a decade ago in his UK hit series Queer as Folk.  However, where Queer as Folk focused on men in their teens to late 20s; Cucumber picks up the stories of gay Manchester a generation later.  Set your DVRs to record – Locally Logo TV is channel 281.

Leonardo Da Vinci at the Museum of Fine Arts

MFA Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Leonardo Da Vincii and the idea of beauty

HEAD OF A YOUNG WOMAN, ABOUT 1500–10
Red chalk with touches of white opaque watercolor on prepared paper.
   Turin, Biblioteca Reale.

Today a new exhibit opens at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston featuring 29 drawings by Leonardo Da Vinci.  The exhibit entitled, Leonardo Da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty, opens today and runs through Sunday, June 14th.  The exhibit is made possible by loans from prominent Italian museums like the Uffizi and will include a rare showing of Codex on Flight.  

The drawings from Da Vinci will also be accompanied by eight drawings by Michelangelo on loan from the Casa Buonarroti.  Be sure to come to the MFA Boston and check out this must see exhibit.

More information here.

Sanctuary in the city

BPL, Todd Van HoosearSource: Todd Van Hoosear

Although Boston isn’t quite there yet, spring is definitely in the air and it is a beautifully sunny day in Boston.  This courtyard in the McKim building of the Boston Public Library (BPL) is one of my favorite places to enjoy in good weather. The BPL courtyard (open to the public) is surrounded by an arcade that reminds me of architecture more often found in Europe than the US and is the perfect place to get away from all the noise and nonsense in one’s life.

Whenever visitors come to Boston, I bring them to the BPL.  It isn’t on a lot of tourists radar but everyone I bring here leaves both impressed and glad they stopped by. If you have time be sure to also walk upstairs to check out the John Singer Sargent’s murals.

Saturday morning comic: Casey At The Bat

CLICK ON IMAGE BELOW TO ENLARGE TO READ Bob Glass, Bob Glasscock, gay cartoon

Casey At The Bat follows the adventures of a young, gay man and his friends in life, love and sports! The cartoon is the work of the very talented Bob Glasscock who resides in NYC.  You can read back issues and order Casey At The Bat volume 1 from his website, caseyatb.com.

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

James Asal Jr., gay cartoonClick on the comic strip to enlarge.

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about this strip by visiting, adamandandy.com.  To see previous Adam and Andy cartoons link here.