Gregg Shapiro

Gregg Shapiro is a regular contributor to OutSmart Magazine.
Arts & Entertainment

Dancing in the Dark: STRFKR, Dragonette, Empire of the Sun, Of Montreal, and More

There are dark days ahead with the Trump/Pence team taking office. Let’s hope that dancing is not high on their…

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A Drag Mystery: An Interview with Queer Music Historian JD Doyle

In the pantheon of newly released CD and LP music reissues, Love Is a Drag (Modern Harmonic), originally issued on…

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Review: ‘Loving’

Those familiar with civil-rights history know that the fight for marriage equality began almost 50 years before the U.S. Supreme…

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Senior Moments: Leonard Cohen, Neil Sedaka, Jeff Beck, Barry Gibb, and More

The most senior of the seniors in this column, the late Leonard Cohen was the true definition of something (and…

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‘Moonlight’ Becomes Him: Gay Playwright Tarell McCraney’s Short Play Turns Feature Film

It’s no exaggeration to say that you haven’t seen anything like Moonlight. Written and directed by Miami native Barry Jenkins,…

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Hotter Than Ever: An interview with Ty Herndon

House on Fire (BFD/Red), the first full-length album by gay country music artist Ty Herndon since he came out publicly…

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Country Girls Can Survive: Dolly Parton, Lydia Loveless, Angel Olsen, Liz Longley, and More

If you stick around in the music biz long enough, sometimes you return to the record label where you started.

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Collaboration Nation: Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, k.d. lang, Babs, and More

Almost 30 years ago, as country music was gaining momentum and becoming the inexplicably popular style of music that it…

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Tea-Dance Dudes: Tom Odell, Mike Posner, Miike Snow, Fitz and The Tantrums, and Tourist

For the longest time, dance music was the domain of the gay community.

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Women in the Lead: Lucius, The Hot Sardines, Broods, Wild Belle, and More

As more and more people get used to the idea that the U.S. might soon have its first female president,…

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