Fred Kearney on 12/04/13
Our Creative Director Frederick Kearney passed along
a link to Phillip K. Smith III's installation in the Mojave Desert, Lucid Stead. "Lucid Stead is about tapping into the quiet and the pace of change of the desert. When you slow down and align yourself with the desert, the project begins to unfold before you. It reveals that it is about light and shadow, reflected light, projected light, and change."
Kevin Jaedon on 12/02/13
This is probably the best Hanukkah present ever.
See the full speech below:
Eric Adler on 11/26/13
We all know Miley won the Internet this year and this YouTube MASTERPIECE parody of ‘’Wrecking Ball’ is why.
Dave Hughes on 11/25/13
Our Creative Director Frederick Kearney sent along this photo of the fruit fly
G tridens from the New York Times. The bug has evolved so that it has what appears to be a picture of an ant on each of its wings, which helps trick predators into thinking that the fly rolls with a posse and should not be tangled with. We are total suckers for form following function.
Eric Adler on 11/23/13
With this year coming to a close, it is almost time for the new 2014 Spring TV season. Now this may not sound like a big deal but there are actually a few noteworthy gay friendly comedies that are coming to air and below are a few that I am personally stoked for.
1. Chozen - A gay, white rapper fresh out of prison. Armed with a new message and a new world view shaped by his time in prison, Chozen is on a quest for redemption and to claim his rightful position as the world’s top rap artist. His music and lyrics take aim at the stereotypes of machismo and misogyny that are synonymous with rap music. The voice cast features Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress, Michael Pena, Nick Swardson, Kathryn Hahn, and Method Man. - via
2. Looking - 'Looking' offers up the unfiltered experiences of three close friends living -- and loving -- in modern-day San Francisco. Friendship may bind them, but each is at a markedly different point in his journey: Patrick (Jonathan Groff) is the 29-year-old video game designer getting back into the dating world in the wake of his ex's engagement; aspiring artist Agustín (Frankie J. Alvarez), 31, is questioning the idea of monogamy amid a move to domesticate with his boyfriend; and the group's oldest member -- longtime waiter Dom (Murray Bartlett), 39 -- is facing middle age with romantic and professional dreams still unfulfilled. - via
3. Ja'mie Private School Girl - From Chris Lilley, the creator, writer and star of Summer Heights High and Angry Boys, comes the continuing story of Ja'mie King, a conniving Year 12 student at Hillford Girls Grammar, a tony private school in Sydney, Australia. Ja'mie, the self-promoting "queen bee" of Summer Heights High, returns from an exchange semester at that public school for her last three months at Hillford, where she's the unchallenged diva among the school's most popular girls, as well as the school captain. After passing her school days cooing with fellow prefects and dissing the "boarders," Ja'mie turns her attention to conquering members of the opposite sex enrolled nearby at Kelton Boys Grammar. She also finds herself in a number of jams that incite the wrath of school officials and her parents. Her callous manipulations begin to wear thin as a few brave girls start to challenge Ja'mie's reign. But she'll stop at nothing to have the last word, emboldened by her hot-girl entourage. Clothes, cars, boys, parties ... Ja'mie has it all, and her overriding goal is to win the Hillford Medal. - Via
Rowan O'Garvey on 11/23/13
For the love of all things that go boom & vroom:
this link to see the full album of Wednesday's Los Angeles debut.
Rowan O'Garvey on 11/20/13
This stunner walked into the NPHQ last month after relocating from Cali- he looked so good in our gear that we had to get some shots; and get to know him- here's what we got!
Plug yourself: "Puppy-bear!"
Describe your look in 3 words: "Fresh. Sophisticated. Woofy."
What's your theme song? "Just one?? Right now I'd say Justin Timberlake 'Don't Hold the Wall.'"
Why do you love NYC? "Because it gives me life!!"
I have the most fun when: " I'm surrounded by the warmth of the people I love."
How many fingers? "Ten!! Because I always say, 'Don't let anyone tell you less is more - clearly, more is more!'"
(Photos: Rowan O'Garvey)
Dave Hughes on 11/20/13
In recognition of the occasion, PolicyMic magazine commissioned photographer Amos Mac to curate a set of the photos of transfolk he has taken over the years as the creator of
Original Plumbing and Translady Magazine; the resulting 16 Beautiful Portraits of Humans Who Happen to be Transgender is what it says on the tin. We're particularly fond of the photo of NP affiliate and NYC nightlife fixture Juliana Huxtable, who we also featured in our Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbook #iamNASTYPIG. As Mac notes: " Instead of simply showcasing my own photographs, I reached out to 16 people I've photographed and asked them to tell me in their own words how they identify at this very moment. The diversity of the models' identities speak volumes. Being "trans" is just one small part of what makes each person unique and inspiring, as you'll see." Go take a look, you won't regret it.
Held in November every year since 1999, and originating in San Francisco, Transgender Day of Remembrance is an opportunity for transgender people and their allies to remember and raise awareness of the violence transgender people face.
This year in NYC it's particularly horrifying that TDOR arrives just one day after the NYPD announced that
charges have been dropped in the death of transwoman and Ali Forney Center client Islan Nettles, who was beaten and killed on the streets of Harlem just a few blocks from a police station earlier this year. It's a sickening reminder of the importance of standing up for our brothers and sisters who courageously express their gender identity, who are the subject of constant and dangerous bigotry for having the temerity to walk down the street being who they are, even in a place as supposedly cosmopolitan and accepting as NYC.
Jay Roth on 11/20/13
I was very innocently looking for something to blog about with fitness and active living today, I swear. Then I came across this article on
New Now Next about the Purdue Men's Gymnastics Team and BAM there was all this hotness in my face I just had to share with the world. Check out the video below that the team made for, well, I have no idea why they made this and that's because I don't care, it's amazing.