Thanks largely to Matt Wolf's emotionally groundbreaking documentary Wild Combination, the ghost of Arthur Russell has sprung up to equally haunt bedrooms, dancefloors, and desktops everywhere this Autumn.
There is no escaping the connection between sex and death in horror movies. Sex creates vulnerability. Vulnerability is perfect for murder (so they say). Like most things, when the sex and murder turns queer they become all the more [...]
What better way to ring in Halloween than to go green? Lather yourself up in bronzer, kill a bobcat to make a loincloth, and marvel at how sad your little abs look compared to Brendan Fraser's in this asinine 1997 kids' movie from the Safeway dollar DVD bin.
With all the hetero worship among Craigslist posts that promise "straight-acting" man sex and gaggles of gays in too-tight Abercrombie, it's sometimes nice to be reminded that the grass on our gay side of the fence is plenty green indeed.
Growing up as a budding little drag queen in the Midwest – no matter how hard she tried to hide it – San Francisco's Pollo Del Mar always loved Halloween. We asked her for a favorite Halloween memory, and what follows is her first guest blog post for the Sword.
As one of Madonna's favorite photographers, Steven Klein knows what it means to take less-than-perfect human beings and make them look completely sculpted and artificial. So, just imagine what it's like [...]
Our therapist told us that we need to be less negative in life, and we think that maybe she's onto something. If Erik Rhodes finds coke on the sidewalk just from reading watching The Secret, then maybe self-help isn't just for lesbians after all.
Baby Laugh-a-Lot was designed to give joy and laughter to a generation of retro young girls. Watching this commercial for the evil doll has given us new insight into all those 50-year-old bag ladies we see doing the crackhead shuffle [...]
On a blog called Queers United that on any other day we'd probably rather huff paint than read, comes news of a hen who, through some accidental damage to her ovary, managed to "transition" from hen to cock.
For some of us goths, Halloween recognizes yet another day to dress like the damned, take GHB, and blast Ministry records in our rooms while plotting the deaths of neighborhood children just as we would on any given Friday evening.
So apparently there's a new major league soccer team in Seattle called The Sounders. No word yet on whether their mascot is a gaping urethra. But there are some rumors that they are getting set to sign Swedish soccer stud Freddie Ljungberg. (That's pronounced: "Fuck me until I die.")
We'd be remiss if we didn't make note of these photos of Zac and queen beard Vanessa Hudgens playing "couple" for the cameras on the beach in Hawai'i this weekend. Also, scroll down for some bonus still of Zac Efron showering in High School Musical 3.
Carlos, go-go dancer *slash* accomplished San Francisco resident, has won Instinct's 2008 Undergear Model Star contest. Last month Carlos told the San Francisco Examiner that he is an "accidental model."
We enjoy homophobic humor just as much as the next gay, so have a hardy har har at this little 'Memento' spoof involving a guy who keeps waking up with a dick in his mouth. Just remember, it's not a mouth-based video game.
The leader of Austria's Nazi-esque Freedom Party, Joerg Haider, who died in a car crash shortly after drinking in a gay bar on October 11th, has been publicly outed as a homosexual by his political protégé and presumed lover, Stefan Petzner.
Heidi and Spencer have always been our most favorite people ever -- not only because they finally provide conclusive evidence that there is no God, but also because he looks like Dean Coxx and she looks like a long lost
Picture this: You're a high-powered New York City woman executive with style and best friends. You "HAVE IT ALL" as Erica Kane might say! Bag? Check! Shoes? Check! Extra-marital affair with a much younger Robert Buckley? Check plus! Who says it's a man's world?
How many dead porn stars does it take to screw in a kleig light? When the images and video from the Raging Stallion's To The Last Man shoot started trickling in, with dead porn star after dead porn star, we were a little shocked at the level of [...]
A handy new site organizes Craigslist M4M posts by neighborhood, giving users the type of perspective needed to quickly assess their desperation levels. There may be a 22 y/o cln btm college jock (we're guessing springboard diving) all the way over in Berkeley. But look at all the paunchy 40-year-olds right down the street!
Unfortunately, we're not sure that this is going to encourage Governor Palin to grant gay men and lesbians the ability to marry. (We're pretty sure Beyonce's strategy worked for her daughter Bristol, though).
Have you seen the new British fold-out, full-color, poster-boy-fan-club magazine Electric Youth!? Filled with locker-door pin-ups of twinkadelic teenage daydreams, it just might send us on a cradle-robbing rampage.
Not content to stick to book burning, one church in Florida has taken on a new cause: porn burning. The Christ Church Anglican set fire to vintage reels of 70s and 80s porn that was found at the Playtime Drive-In in Jacksonville after the church took over the property.
Do you suffer from janky junk? Does your smegma have a stench? Is your grundle greasy? Your penis putrid? Well there's a soap entrepreneur out there who thinks he can help. Man Junk, a long-awaited addition to the gay product pantheon,* is an "intimate body wash" tailor made for "the modern man" and his nasty nethers.
On occasion on The Sword, we feature trailers -- you know, previews, for movies. When available, we'll feature the PG versions of porn trailers, and despite our feelings about gay indie film, an indie trailer will sometimes come across our desks that isn't just a tired coming out saga or poignant dramedy
Here are more newsworthy photos of Miley's fucktoy, Justin Gaston, taken at a sophisticated, dressed-up party in the Hollywood Hills. We recognize the guy in the second photo from a NAMBLA picnic we went to last weekend.