Photos: The Best of What We Saw at Bushwick Open Studios

There wasn’t all that much information about this year’s Bushwick Open Studios on the Arts in Bushwick website until the end of the week, so it was hard to know what was most exciting to check out. That allowed me to meander around, but I couldn’t help feeling some FOMO knowing I’d only see a fraction of the 200 … Continue reading Photos: The Best of What We Saw at Bushwick Open Studios

What Does It Take to Win the Miss Subways Pageant? A Lot of Training

[portfolio_slideshow id=124601 autoplay=”false”] This year’s Miss Subways pageant got an upgrade form its usual location, the backyard of City Reliquary, to a proper stage at Littlefield in Gowanus. Six “advocates and lovers of the NYC underground” represented their subway line and vied for this year’s title in City Reliquary’s cheeky nod to the MTA’s Miss Subways campaigns of 1941 … Continue reading What Does It Take to Win the Miss Subways Pageant? A Lot of Training

Photos: The Wildest, Fiercest Looks of Bushwig 2018

[portfolio_slideshow id=124374 autoplay=”false”] As you probably know by now, the annual Bushwig festival showcases the best upcoming and established talent in drag and performance from New York and around the world. Its seventh annual installment, this past Sunday at Knockdown Center, featured local performers such as Chris of Her, whose mushroom-topped headpiece turned into a … Continue reading Photos: The Wildest, Fiercest Looks of Bushwig 2018

Groomed For Victory! Photos From the Coney Island Beard and Mustache Competition

[portfolio_slideshow id=124245 autoplay=”false”] The heroically hirsute gathered at Sideshows by the Seashore this past Saturday for the 11th annual Coney Island Beard and Mustache Competition. The area’s biggest beardos competed in categories like best natural beard, best styled beard, and best fake (given to a baby with a Sharpie mustache). Contestants were welcome to enter multiple categories, hence … Continue reading Groomed For Victory! Photos From the Coney Island Beard and Mustache Competition

Who Had the Most Shred Cred at the US Air Guitar Championships?

[portfolio_slideshow id=123410 autoplay=”false”] At the US Air Guitar National Championships this past Saturday, the country’s fiercest air shredders went neck-to-neck to see who’d get the axe. The winners from air guitar qualifiers in 12 cities across the country competed to see who would be crowned the champion and represent the US in the world championships in Oulu, … Continue reading Who Had the Most Shred Cred at the US Air Guitar Championships?