Arts & Culture

Presentation, poise, talent. These are the things that go into becoming Mr. Black Gay Philadelphia — and describe this week’s portrait, Shizz Elegance Smith. Currently on tour trying to “collect some more jewelry,” we spoke to Smith between engagements about how he won the crown and what it’s like being a celebrity hairstylist.

Ewan McGregor’s latest feature, the offbeat comedy-drama “Beginners” by writer/director Mike Mills, is a sophisticated look at gay life, as the film’s father figure, Hal (Christopher Plummer), lives openly after almost a half-century in the closet.

When listening to the passion in Peter Allen Prete’s voice as he describes the injustices LGBT couples face, you would think he’d just been told that he and his beloved would never be able to hitch the knot.

Deep Dark Robot 8 songs About a Girl Custard

Out singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Linda Perry takes a break from writing pop hits for the likes of Christina Aguilera, Pink and Gwen Stefani to get her garage-rock catharsis on with the help of drummer Tony Tanay.

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