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Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year: New York Is Rockin'

Not everything that is happening in NYC this evening is happening in Times Square, which in many ways has nothing to do with the real New York.

recently provided an overview of the city's best drinks. The best of the best may very well have been the concoction offered by Posh bar the most unassuming of gay bars and a place where one culd have the most unpretentious of times.

Happy New Year. Play nice.

Have yourself

a gay old time.

For auld lang syne

I'm sure you all remember Santa with the package . . erh, packages for under our tree from my Christmas post ...

Well after some cajoling and arm-twisting (although I suppose the arm-twisiting is really part of another, more prurient story), I convinced him to hang around to help us bid a cheeky farewell to 2007.

Come midnight I'm going to be in a real quandary. I won't know what to kiss first.

Happy New Year / Bonne année

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Songs of the Week: Livin' It Up

It's not the first time that those who come here have heard La Springfield channel the inner black woman in Gamble & Huff's "Live It Up." It's the young Dusty doing her best to incite happiness. It's the time of year when we straddle that fine line between happiness and depression. Many opt for the frenzy of desperately seeking joy. Those are the folks who keep a thin veneer on their loneliness. Many genuinely enjoy themselves. Some are recalling the very good times and make a valiant attempt at rekindling the youthful flames. Some are just flames in and of themselves.

Curtis Stigers' joyous celebration of New York follows our Dusty with "New York Is Rockin'" and there is every reason to celebrate the USA's greatest city, albeit not its most beautiful. It's easy to identify with NYC once one has reached a venerable stage in life--using "venerable" for lack of better terms and as a euphemism for those stages that everyone reaches willy nilly. Stigers' ditty opens us to the world around us and focusing on that often makes the passage of time more palatable. There is an entire universe at one's disposal and it is more often than not enjoyable.

Love can make you do right; Love can make you do wrong.

It's the Rev. Al Green who takes us back to reality with "Love & Happiness," emphasizing perhaps what it's truly all about. Hey, worshipping at the altar of male flesh is something done relatively well around here; therefore, this post is adorned with fine exemplars of the same. Perhaps that's not really love, but it is a very enjoyable substitute. OK, it's hoped that you get it, dear reader. The world outside and inside can be a very unhappy and sometimes frightening place on its very own and if we let it be so. It becomes livable when we let ourselves experience those "places" that are enjoyable on a subjective level.

OK, here's the message: Enjoy what is at hand. Life is short. Pack up all your cares and woes--even if it's just for a moment. Reality will set in soon enough.

Anyway, dear reader, live long and prosper.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Saturday Beefcake: Something Sweet

Also from last year:

Would there be a way to celebrate holidays in the US without the ubiquitous pumpkin? It is everywhere from the end of October until the end of the year. Here is offered another way to make use of its attributes putting it together with that universal favourite, chocolate. Togetherness and cookies are part and parcel of this time of year.

Today's message is comfort, sweetness and togetherness.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Puree c. 500 grams
2 slightly beaten eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons milk
2 teaspoons almond extract
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
12 oz chocolate chips [milk is preferred by author, but semi-sweet might work]
4 cups all purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder

1. In a large bowl combine pumpkin, eggs, sugar, oil, vanilla, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and chips.
2. In a separate bowl, blend flour and baking powder.
3. Combine the ingredients in these two bowls and stir until well combined.
4. Use two teaspoons to place on ungreased cookie sheet in small dollops. They will bake at the size they are created.
5. 375 degrees from 10 to 15 minutes.
6. Cool 'em.

Indulge the sweetness.

Saturday Beefcake: Menu for the New Year and Every Year

Jacob who became the father of Israel by virtue of a bowl of lentils, which he'd been preparing, and used to buy his elder brother's birthright (and, by the way, went on to wrestle an angel) filtered that patriarchal event through many centuries so that the food became an Italian New Year's tradition: a required item on the New Year's menu -- Eve or Day, their shape brings to mind tiny coins and people eat them in the hope that they won't want for anything for the coming year.

Lentils are very versatile, and, not to mention, nutritious. Therefore, two recipes are offered -- one more traditional than the other along with young gentlemen who seem to be quite versatile themselves. While it wouldn't be right to refer to them as nutritious, it seems they may know a thing or two about nutrition and wrestling angels

Zuppa di Lenticchie (Lentil Soup)

2 tablespoons fruity Olive Oil
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 medium onion, diced
1 small fennel bulb, diced
4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 cup lentils, rinsed, etc.
2 teaspoons sea salt
pepper to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

1. Heat half the olive oil in large pot.
2. Add garlic, onion and fennel. Saute until soft [5 minutes]
3. Add the broth and lentils. Bring to a boil.
4. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until lentils are tender [about 45 minutes]
5. Serves 6 people. Drizzle olive oil over each serving and garnish with fresh basil.
[Romano or parmesan cheese]

Lentil Tapenade

One Cup Lentils
20 ounces of Broth
Chopped Garlic, 2 tablespoons
Sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained, dried and slivered
Aromatic Olive Oil
Anchovy paste
Capers, three tablespoons
Olives, any Mediterranean type, pitted, chopped, 1/2 cup
Fresh Lemon Juice, two tablespoons
Sea salt and ground pepper
Chopped Italian Parsley
One Lemon Slice

1. Rinse and drain the lentils
2. Simmer the lentils in the broth
with the garlic and tomatoes
in a large saucepan from 30-45 minutes
or until they are cooked
3. Place the saucepan ingredients
in a processor for about 30 seconds,
scraping the sides several times.
4. Add the oil, a couple drops of the anchovy paste,
capers and chopped olives, lemon juice and salt/pepper to taste.
Continue processing until smooth, once again scraping down the sides
5. Add 1/2 cup of the parsley; pulse several times to blend.
6. Transfer to a serving dish, garnish with lemon and parsley.

This is for crostini, or fresh bread, or pita chips
and the recipe is a variation of Julee Rosso's
who probably knows a lot more about nutrition than wrestling angels.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Friday's Main Event: Sweet Bird of Youth


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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Gay Thursday: Breakfast With Scot

In his infinite bovine like wisdom, Pookie sent this reminder over about what is happening in the great progressive neighbour to our north. An obviously great little film that has a lot to say about masculinity.

Here's the trailer

Here are media links

Cutting Edge Comedy Makes The Big League
NHL Endorses New Feature Film

Toronto, ON (February 6, 2007) –

Miracle Pictures and Capri Releasing announce the release of their feature comedy Breakfast With Scot.

Laurie Lynd ... directed Sean Reycraft’s script based on Michael Downing’s novel. A funny and touching story about what—and who—makes a family and the surprising lessons of self-acceptance a child can teach an adult, Breakfast With Scot stars Tom Cavanagh (‘Ed’, ‘Scrubs’), Ben Shenkman (‘Just Like Heaven’, ‘Angels in America’) and newcomer Noah Bernett (‘Gothica’) as Scot. Paul Brown produced and Howard Rosenman and Nadine Schiff executive produced the film. Capri Releasing/Mongrel Media is handling domestic distribution. Production assistance was provided by Telefilm Canada, The Ontario Media Development Corporation, The Harold Greenberg Fund and Movie Central. The twenty-five day shoot in and around Toronto wrapped on December 15, 2006.

BREAKFAST WITH SCOT is about a very “straight” gay couple - Sam (Ben Shenkman) a lawyer, and Eric (Tom Cavanagh), an ex-NHL player-turned-sportscaster, whose lifestyle and relationship are turned upside down when they become the temporary guardians of Scot (Noah Bernett), an unexpectedly excitable, pink preferring, ascotwearing, kind of girly boy. Reluctant to get involved in the first place, Sam and Eric find themselves in conflict with each other about bringing Scot into their already full lives. Feelings change, however, as the pair are caught off-guard by this unique young character who is joyously and unashamedly himself. This thoughtful comedy takes a look at homosexuality in professional sports and society’s resistance to accepting gay heroes. The National Hockey League has taken a progressive step by endorsing Breakfast With Scot and granting the production rights to use NHL and Toronto Maple Leafs’
names and logos in the film. Paul Brown says: "I am thrilled to be making a film that is groundbreaking, entertaining, and about something. We've crafted a fantastically accessible story from Michael Downing's wonderful novel. A budding film, a budding director, a budding queen of an 11 year old. Lots of fun."

From IMDB:

This is a fantastic script - hilarious with heart. Ed and Sam have been in a committed relationship for four years. Ed's a former hockey player turned sportscaster and Sam's a sport's lawyer. But when Sam's adventure seeking brother Billy, takes a job in South America, his ex-girlfriend, Julie, is discovered dead from a drug overdose leaving her son Scot (not Billy's son) to Billy. But Billy is missing in action so Sam is left to pick up the pieces. But the problem is Ed never wanted kids. When 11 year old Scot arrives and they open his duffle bag, inside they find... one pink musical hairbrush, two plastic containers of beads and faux-gold chains, a pink poodle belt, and four pairs of white sock-ettes with lacy fringe at the top... they realize Scot is more out of the closet then they are even though he does not know it yet. A unique boy in an even more unusual situation, Scot throws Ed and Sam's life into complete disarray. When Billy finally show's up to take Scot back to South America - Ed and Sam can't bear the thought of losing Scot. In the spirit of ABOUT A BOY, BILLY ELLIOT and MA VIE EN ROSE, BREAKFAST WITH SCOT explores what it truly means to be a family, hilariously contrasting familial stereotypes with the realities of family life and showing how it feels to be a boy who doesn't quite fit into the role society has prepared for him. Written by Anon

from cbcnews.ca:

This story originally ran during the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival.

Breakfast With Scot has a sitcom-sweet premise with a twist: a semi-closeted gay couple inherits a precocious little boy who seems gayer than they do. Director Laurie Lynd is unabashed about making a family movie that brings the margin to the mainstream. To help, he drafted Tom Cavanagh — that guy from Ed — to play the lead: a former Toronto Maple Leaf who’s not exactly in touch with his inner gay man. Lynd talked to CBCNews.ca from his home in Toronto.

Q: It’s rare to see an actual NHL logo in a movie, but the main character is a gay former Leaf, and often he’s head to toe in Leaf paraphernalia. How did you get the league's corporate approval?

A: It’s the first time any professional sports league has allowed their logo to be used in a gay themed film. My producer, Paul Brown, approached the NHL in 2006 and we were just so floored when they said yes, because apparently they get dozens of scripts per week. For example, Bon Cop, Bad Cop didn’t get permission, so we never thought we’d get it, and we were thrilled. I thought it was a big deal but I didn’t realize just how big it was until the Toronto Star broke the story in November of last fall, and it triggered articles in the New York Times, The L.A. Times, Sports Illustrated. It’s been a breakthrough decision, and the NHL has been really low-key about it. They just say they liked the script, and thought it was a family comedy and they wanted to support it. Makes me proud to be a Canadian.

Q: We’re beginning to see depictions of effeminate boys and masculine girls, on television, in Ugly Betty and The Riches, but not so much on film. Were you interested in breaking that barrier?

A: For me, the movie is very much about self-acceptance, and that’s a universal thing, but it’s also a celebration of the sissy. I was a sissy when I was a kid, and I was called that but I’ve never seen a kid like I was depicted in a film. Even in C.R.A.Z.Y., a film I loved, it’s a much straighter gay kid. I was delighted to bring a character like Scot to life, this kid who loves musicals and feather boas. Interestingly, that side of gay life is underrepresented these days. A lot of the gay culture today is about being macho. We all wanted [Scot] to be pre-sexuality, though, because once you get into sexuality it gets more complicated. I think kids should go to this movie. It’s a comedy for families about two gay guys who are changed by a gay kid. In the States, it would be two gay guys changed by a thuggish straight kid.

Q: Will some people find it too gentle, too much of a pander to a straight audience?

A: Of course, I worried: How will the gay community react? Will they say it’s pulling its punches by not having more explicit scenes between the couple? But it would be equally out of place in a heterosexual family comedy to have anything more explicit. Part of the journey of the character Tom Cavanagh plays is to reach a point where he can be more comfortable with his partner in public. I actually think this film is quite subversive because it’s a mainstream family film that’s really about a gay man having a second coming out. It’s a comedy about internalized homophobia, and that’s a very nuanced point. As a gay man, I think coming out is a lifelong journey. There are so many stages to it.

Q: How did it test with audiences?

A: Before we locked the picture, we played it at a cinema in Mississauga. It was a weird event. We had technical glitches, and the audience had to wait, and they were grumpy when they got in there, but they loved it. And that was a very average, suburban audience. They laughed, commented on how touching it is. That’s great. I want it to get out in the world to the broadest audience possible.

Q: When you’re working with a straight actor playing gay, are there certain clichés you need to overturn? What was his comfort level?

A: I’ve enjoyed Tom as a comedian. He’s so warm and I wanted the character of Eric to be really likeable. He’s also a wonderful dramatic actor, it’s a tour de force for him. And he was completely comfortable playing a gay character. The only thing was, he wanted to change the name of the character to Eric because the character was originally named Ed, and he was famous for that TV series called Ed. He didn’t want it to be: “Ed Turns Gay.”

Katrina Onstad

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Word Was Made Flesh

Et Verbum Caro Factum Est et Habitavit in Nobis. And the Word was Made Flesh and dwelt among us. The Word that came forth from God was made Flesh. Exegesis of ancient philosophy and thought places much emphasis on the power of the word. The Word that came from God took form in humanity. That’s what Jesus is supposedly all about: God and humanity as one and the same entity.

John, the Beloved Disciple is the attributed author of the above quote which is essential to the Liturgy of the Word in Roman Catholic ritual, and is part of that ritual on Xmas. John was the one whose head rested on the chest of the Lord during the Last Supper. John was the one to whom the Lord entrusted his mother when he was dying. John is usually depicted as a young handsome man. He is the Beloved above and beyond the rest of the disciples.

A type of intimacy was attributed to and recorded about John's relationship to Jesus. Let it be said here and now that Jesus Christ, according to the accepted Sacred Gospels, one of which was accordingly written by John the Beloved, said absolutely nothing that directly condemned same sex relationships.

The theology that John’s writings exhibit has to do with the Divine inhabiting and becoming flesh and eventually overcoming the mortality of the flesh. It is the cornerstone of Xtianity.

It is John who is the only disciple who survived martyrdom and lived to a ripe old age. It is John who had numerable mystical visions that gave the world the Book of the Apocalypse, a.k.a. Revelations. It is John who points the way to overcoming the ravages of the Beast upon humanity. It is John and his relationship with the god-made-man that may very well point the way to acceptance of all human beings being exactly what God made them in all their glory.

John’s Feast is December 27th and celebrated during the Octave of Xmas.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Come Into the Light

As Above So Below

As Without So Within

Peace and Merry Be,


Monday, December 24, 2007



Good Cheer & Holiday Name Calling: Ho' Ho' Ho'!

'tis indeed the season

Well, first, I thought I'd check with Pookie to see if he had any words to share, but apparently he's still concerned about how big his ass looked in that outfit that Giano had him pose in so he didn't have time to think of anything, but maybe later.

So, from a member of animal kingdom ...

...with whom I share my home (after all I can't share it with Pookie, his ass is much too big.)

And then because we've all been good boys this year and we deserve packages under the tree ...

Now, I wouldn't mind sharing my home with him

Merry Christmas / Joyeux Noël

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Our Very Own Xmas Moose

Thank you for everything, Pookie! You're the best.

Thank You Once Again, Mr Anonymous ...

...over at datalounge who pointed this out. CBS News reported four years ago:

(CBS) Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean has pulled away from the field in the Democratic Presidential nomination race: his support among Democratic primary voters nationwide has risen in the past month, and held steady after the news of Saddam Hussein's capture. But the race remains open: more than half of Democratic voters still have no opinion of Dean, most have not made up their minds for sure, and large numbers remain undecided.

Dean has been a vociferous critic of the Iraq war. Most voters believe, as Dean does, that the U.S. is no safer from terror in the wake of the arrest of Saddam Hussein. And while Dean’s rise may have been helped along by former Vice-President Al Gore’s recent endorsement, most primary voters say Gore’s nod makes no difference to them.

Dean has the backing of 23 percent of likely primary voters, the same as he did in the days just prior to Saddam's capture, and up from 14 percent in November. His nearest rivals today are Wesley Clark and Joe Lieberman, both at 10 percent.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Saturday Beefcake: Bunches of Desserts

Life is nothing

Without a sweet bunch or two or three

Saturday Beefcake: Xmas Eve Main Course

Salmon Cakes

New Potatoes, 500 grams, chopped
One Lemon, juice and zest
Milk, four tablespoons
Green Onions, one bunch, sliced
Cayenne Pepper, one qaurter teaspoon
Salmon, two hundred grams, canned
Flour, all purpose, two tablespoons
Egg, one, beaten
Breadcrumbs, 100 grams
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, one tablesppon
Coarse Salt

Saturday Beefcake: First Course

Sweet Potato & Coconut Soup

Extra Virgin Olive Oil, four tablespoons
Onions, two finely chopped
Sweet Potatoes, 500 grams, peeled, roughly chopped
Garlic, two cloves, crushed
Ginger Root, peeled, finely chopped (3 inches)
Chili Flakes, one half teaspoon
Water, two and half cups
Coconut Milk, 400 ml, c. two cups
Coconut, grated, two tablespoons
Coarse Salt

1. Heat the oil and gently saute the onion for about ten minutes, until golden brown.
2. Add sweet potatoes and saute for about five minutes, until it begins to brown.
3. Add garlic, ginger, chili, water and coconut milk.
4. Sprinkle on the grated coconut. Salt. Pepper. Bring to a fast simmer.
5. Do not boil. Cover the pan and simmer for about a half hour.
6. One the sweet potato is tender, allow the soup to cool down, then blend in batches. Return to saucepan, check seasoning and heat thoroughly.

Merry Be This Yuletide

'Tis the shortest day of the year, yet it is out of the darkness that we celebrate and await the light.

We are forever on our way.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Friday's Main Events: Partying on the Left Coast

So nice, we want to remind you twice:

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Gay Thursdays: Standing In the Shadows of Love

The New York Times 18 December 2007 (Cara Buckley)

BAGHDAD — In a city and country where outsiders are viewed with deep suspicion and attracting attention can imperil one’s life, Mohammed could never blend in, even if he wanted to.

Mohammed, 37, has been openly gay for much of his adult life. For him, this has meant growing his hair long and taking estrogen. In the past, he said, that held little danger. As is true throughout the Middle East, men have always been publicly affectionate here.

But, at least until recently, Mohammed and many of his gay friends went one step further, slipping into lovers’ houses late at night. And, until the American invasion, they said, Iraqi society had quietly accepted them.

But being openly gay is not an option in the new Iraq, where the rise of religious extremism has left Mohammed and his gay friends feeling especially vilified.

In January, a United Nations report described the increased persecution, torture and extrajudicial killing of Iraqi lesbians and gay men. In 2005, Iraq’s most revered Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, issued a fatwa, or religious decree, calling for gay men and lesbians to be killed in the “worst, most severe way.”

He lifted it a year later, but neither that nor the recent ebb in violence has made Mohammed or his friends feel safe. They yearn to leave Iraq, but do not have the money or visas. They agreed to be interviewed on the condition that their last names not be used.

They described an underground existence, eked out behind drawn curtains in a dingy safe house in southwestern Baghdad. Five people share the apartment — four gay men and one woman, who says she is bisexual. They have moved six times in the last three years, just ahead, they say, of neighborhood raids by Shiite and Sunni death squads. Even seemingly benign neighborhood gossip can scare them enough to move.

“We seem suspicious because we look like a cell of terrorists,” said Mohammed, nervously fingering the lapel of his shirt. “But we can’t tell people what we really are. A cell, yes, but of gays.”

His hand drifted to his newly shorn hair. He had lopped it off days earlier. There had been reports of extremists stopping long-haired men, shearing their hair and forcing them to eat it.

It is impossible to say how many gay men and women face persecution in Iraq. According to an Iraqi gay rights group, run by a former disc jockey in Baghdad named Ali Hili who now lives in London, 400 people have been killed in Iraq since 2003 for being gay.

Set against the many thousands of civilians and soldiers killed in the war, the number is small. But for Mr. Hili, and Mohammed and his friends, it is a painful barometer of just how far Iraq has shifted from its secular past.

For a brief, exhilarating time, from the mid-1980s until the early 1990s, they say, gay night life flourished in Iraq. Whereas neighboring Iran turned inward after its Islamic revolution in 1979, Baghdad allowed a measure of liberation after the end of the Iran-Iraq war.

Abu Nawas Boulevard, which hugs the Tigris River opposite what is now the Green Zone, became a promenade known for cruising. Discos opened in the city’s best hotels, the Ishtar Sheraton, the Palestine and Saddam Hussein’s prized Al-Rasheed Hotel, becoming magnets for gay men. Young men with rouged cheeks and glossed lips paraded the streets of Mansour, an affluent neighborhood in Baghdad.

“There were so many guys, from Kuwait, from Saudi Arabia, guys in the street with makeup,” said Mr. Hili, who left Iraq in 2000. “Up until 1991, there was sexual freedom. It was a revolutionary time.”

Then came the Persian Gulf war, and afterward Saddam Hussein put an end to nightclubs. Iraq staggered under the yoke of economic sanctions. While antigay laws were increasingly enforced, Mohammed and Mr. Hili said they still felt safe. Homosexuality seemed accepted, as long as it was practiced in private. And even when it was not tolerated, prison time could be evaded with a well-placed bribe.

The American invasion was expected to usher in better times.

“We thought that with the presence of Americans, life would become paradise, that Iraq would be Westernized,” Mohammed said. “But unfortunately the way things were before was so much better than where we are now.”

One night shortly after Saddam Hussein fell, American soldiers burst into the apartment that Mohammed shared with his two brothers. They were looking for insurgents, but took one look at Mohammed, with his long hair and shapely body wrapped in a robe, and teased him, he said.

“What are you, a lady man?” he remembered them barking. “A boy? Or a girl?” They turned to one of Mohammed’s brothers, “Who is this?” they asked, “Your girlfriend?”

The news raced through Mohammed’s building. “All my neighbors came to know that I was gay,” he said. “My brother said, ‘Mohammed, leave the house; you can’t live here anymore.’”

He rented another apartment, and was soon joined by some gay friends. They moved nine months later, after suspicious neighbors began to talk. Nine months after that, they moved again. They came to rely on remittances sent by Mr. Hili, who raises money for them in London.

Mr. Hili taps a network of acquaintances in Baghdad to ferret out safe houses, and pays extra for landlords to alert him to possible trouble. He says he supports about 32 people.

Few work, though one of Mohammed’s roommates, Amjad, who is 33 and has manicured eyebrows and feathered hair, said he sometimes sleeps with an older man for money. “He loves me, but I hate him,” Amjad said. “He is jealous and ugly.”

One of Mohammed’s friends, a 25-year-old law student named Rafi, said he was especially desperate to get out of Iraq. It is a sentiment shared by millions of Iraqis, but Rafi believes his future here is especially bleak. The influence from Iran is growing, he said. And in Iran, homosexuality is often punishable by death.

“I want to get out, but not just out of Iraq, out of the Middle East,” Rafi said, “to a country that has respect for human rights. And for us.”

He paused, casting his eyes downward. “It will never be possible here.”

In related news the Congress of the United States failed to pass The Matthew Shepherd Act. The government in the US doesn't have to kill its gay citizens, their fellow citizens are very capable of doing it in their stead.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Wednesday Word: Colin Farrell

and continuing to be loyal to him ...

Actor Colin Farrell credits his gay brother Eamonn for inspiring his portrayal of Alexander as a bisexual warrior king.

The Irish star learned about being strong in the face of adversity from his sibling, who was bullied throughout his adolescence for his homosexuality.

Farrell says, "He's a very strong man who had a hard time in school standing up for who he was.

"He taught me about love and understanding."

Look for him in Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream.

One entry found.


Main Entry: loy·al
Pronunciation: \ˈlȯi(-ə)l\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle French, from Old French leial, leel, from Latin legalis legal
Date: 1531
1: unswerving in allegiance: as a: faithful in allegiance to one's lawful sovereign or government b: faithful to a private person to whom fidelity is due c: faithful to a cause, ideal, custom, institution, or product
2: showing loyalty
3obsolete : lawful, legitimate
synonyms see faithful

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Tuesday Talent: Griffin DuBois

Don't let the boyish good looks fool you, this man is a force to be reckoned with. Just ask your local bartender.

Griffin DuBois is an actor about to make his mark on the New York City theatre scene.

Hailing from upstate NY, Griffin graduated with his theatre degree from SUNY Albany in May of 2006, then went on to intern at the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (BTE) in Bloomsburg, PA. Having only moved to NYC a few months ago, he just recently finished a production of Chicken With Stars (Hank) at the Looking Glass Forum.