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By Abigail Tucker and Abigail Tucker,SUN STAFF | June 18, 2005
Headlining tonight's Baltimore Pride Block Party is RuPaul Charles, perhaps the world's most famous drag queen. The 44-year-old Charles, who is best-known for the 1992 dance hit, "Supermodel/You Better Work," has lain low for the past few years - or rather, as low as a 6-foot-4-inch diva can lie. But now he's back in the spotlight, touring to promote a new album, RuPaul RedHot, as well as a line of anatomically correct RuPaul dolls. The performer will take the stage last at the party on Eager Street in Mount Vernon, which runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. First, though, he took a few minutes to discuss good music, aging gracefully and blogging.
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By Sam Sessa, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2010
Baltimore Pride might be a celebration of gay rights and culture, but it's also an excuse to party. Hard. The event starts with a block party Saturday in Mount Vernon, the city's center for gay bars and clubs, and finishes with a festival in Druid Hill Park on Sunday. Whether you're strapping on some pumps for the High-Heel Race, walking in the parade or soaking in the live music, Pride has something for all stripes. It's a bold, brash and colorful way to spend a weekend. The intersection of Charles and Eager streets serves as the focal point for the festival, which is now in its 35th year.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | June 11, 1993
PROVOCATIVEJohnny Gill (Motown 37463 6355)With all due respect to Johnny Gill, it's probably a mistake to call an album "Provocative" when it isn't, really. Sexy, soulful and well-sung? Sure. At this point, Gill does the deep-voiced soul man shtick better than anyone in the business, and his performance on tunes like "Long Way from Home" or the Marvin Gaye-ish "A Cute, Sweet, Love Addiction" offers a near-perfect combination of sensitivity and power. Even better, he can move from the steamy insinuation of "Mastersuite" to the bass-pumping insistence of "The Floor" without straining either his voice or the listener's credulity.
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By Abigail Tucker and Abigail Tucker,SUN STAFF | June 18, 2005
Headlining tonight's Baltimore Pride Block Party is RuPaul Charles, perhaps the world's most famous drag queen. The 44-year-old Charles, who is best-known for the 1992 dance hit, "Supermodel/You Better Work," has lain low for the past few years - or rather, as low as a 6-foot-4-inch diva can lie. But now he's back in the spotlight, touring to promote a new album, RuPaul RedHot, as well as a line of anatomically correct RuPaul dolls. The performer will take the stage last at the party on Eager Street in Mount Vernon, which runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. First, though, he took a few minutes to discuss good music, aging gracefully and blogging.
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By Matthew Gilbert and Matthew Gilbert,BOSTON GLOBE | May 25, 1997
Reality, shmeality. Don't believe your eyes, at least when it comes to magazines. What you see is still what you get, but it isn't always what was there, or at least what was there when the camera was clicked, if you follow my drift. Yes, the Globe tabloid insists that incriminating stills of Frank Gifford flying high with a very un-Kathie-Lee-looking woman are for real, but nevertheless: Doctoring images with high-tech equipment continues to be frighteningly popular. "Is" now means "seems."
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By Crispin Sartwell | February 1, 2002
LIKE A LOT of the straight guys I know, I am a homophobe. I had that realization last week when a guy named Jake gave a presentation to a meeting I attended. I disliked him on sight, though he seemed perfectly nice. And I had the realization that I thought he was defectively gendered. He didn't walk right; he didn't sit right; he didn't talk right. I am not a fan of Jerry Falwell and Jesse Helms. I don't reject homosexuality on Biblical or in fact any other grounds. But I have a visceral reaction of hostility to men I perceive as gay. Homosexuality seems like a performance to me, whereas heterosexual masculinity seems natural.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer | August 2, 1995
Another quality show that didn't find a big enough audience departs the schedule tonight, with an episode that leaves some plot elements unresolved. Baltimore's baseball stadium also makes a starring appearance on cable.* "Christy" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Viewers must say goodbye to this canceled series with tonight's final episode, in which Christy's (Kellie Martin) opinion of the Rev. Grantland (Randall Batinkoff) is affected when she learns he has visited an illicit "tea house."
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By Sam Sessa, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2010
Baltimore Pride might be a celebration of gay rights and culture, but it's also an excuse to party. Hard. The event starts with a block party Saturday in Mount Vernon, the city's center for gay bars and clubs, and finishes with a festival in Druid Hill Park on Sunday. Whether you're strapping on some pumps for the High-Heel Race, walking in the parade or soaking in the live music, Pride has something for all stripes. It's a bold, brash and colorful way to spend a weekend. The intersection of Charles and Eager streets serves as the focal point for the festival, which is now in its 35th year.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN FILM CRITIC | August 18, 2000
Sure, Megan refuses to kiss her boyfriend open-mouthed, listens to Melissa Etheridge and festoons her locker with pictures of girls. But does that make her gay? Of course not. She's a cheerleader, and you can't get any more girly than that. Her parents, however, think otherwise, and so off Megan (Natasha Lyonne) is packed to True Directions, a deprogramming camp where budding homosexuals are dragged back on to the straight and narrow by a band of heterosexual misfits straight out of Mad magazine.
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June 18, 2005
NATIONAL Schiavo case inquiry Embarking on what may be a politically risky path, Florida's Gov. Jeb Bush reopened the Terri Schiavo case yesterday by asking a prosecutor to review a perceived delay by her husband in seeking medical help after her collapse 15 years ago. [Page 3a] Defibrillator recall issued Guidant Corp. issued a worldwide recall of more than 40,000 surgically implanted cardiac defibrillators because of potential malfunctions. [Page 4a] Catholic bishops target abuse The nation's Roman Catholic bishops renewed their pledge to remove sexually abusive clerics from ministry in a near-unanimous vote yesterday to accept a revised version of their policies regarding abuse.
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By Crispin Sartwell | February 1, 2002
LIKE A LOT of the straight guys I know, I am a homophobe. I had that realization last week when a guy named Jake gave a presentation to a meeting I attended. I disliked him on sight, though he seemed perfectly nice. And I had the realization that I thought he was defectively gendered. He didn't walk right; he didn't sit right; he didn't talk right. I am not a fan of Jerry Falwell and Jesse Helms. I don't reject homosexuality on Biblical or in fact any other grounds. But I have a visceral reaction of hostility to men I perceive as gay. Homosexuality seems like a performance to me, whereas heterosexual masculinity seems natural.
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By Matthew Gilbert and Matthew Gilbert,BOSTON GLOBE | May 25, 1997
Reality, shmeality. Don't believe your eyes, at least when it comes to magazines. What you see is still what you get, but it isn't always what was there, or at least what was there when the camera was clicked, if you follow my drift. Yes, the Globe tabloid insists that incriminating stills of Frank Gifford flying high with a very un-Kathie-Lee-looking woman are for real, but nevertheless: Doctoring images with high-tech equipment continues to be frighteningly popular. "Is" now means "seems."
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer | August 2, 1995
Another quality show that didn't find a big enough audience departs the schedule tonight, with an episode that leaves some plot elements unresolved. Baltimore's baseball stadium also makes a starring appearance on cable.* "Christy" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Viewers must say goodbye to this canceled series with tonight's final episode, in which Christy's (Kellie Martin) opinion of the Rev. Grantland (Randall Batinkoff) is affected when she learns he has visited an illicit "tea house."
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | June 11, 1993
PROVOCATIVEJohnny Gill (Motown 37463 6355)With all due respect to Johnny Gill, it's probably a mistake to call an album "Provocative" when it isn't, really. Sexy, soulful and well-sung? Sure. At this point, Gill does the deep-voiced soul man shtick better than anyone in the business, and his performance on tunes like "Long Way from Home" or the Marvin Gaye-ish "A Cute, Sweet, Love Addiction" offers a near-perfect combination of sensitivity and power. Even better, he can move from the steamy insinuation of "Mastersuite" to the bass-pumping insistence of "The Floor" without straining either his voice or the listener's credulity.
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By Mary Corey and Mary Corey,Sun Staff | July 26, 1998
Timonium golfer Jenny Chuasiriporn made sports headlines with her own casual collegiate style. But should the amateur decide to trade up to glitzier golf attire, she'll have plenty to choose from.In recent years, designers and famous golfers alike have begun crafting clothes for the fairways, catering to the growing number of women taking up the game.Liz Claiborne's line includes sweater sets with racing stripes and capri pants. Ralph Lauren's Polo Golf collection features silk-blend cardigans and cotton tattersall shorts (shown here)
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2013
What's the hardest lesson you've learned so far? "To be OK with making myself vulnerable in order to make the change that I know is important. " What's a fact about yourself that will surprise people? "I get my makeup tips from RuPaul. I watch his 'Drag Race' show in freeze frame so I can get good tips. " What do you do to relax? "I love hanging out with my family and friends and going out to dinner, since I don't relish cooking at all. I particularly enjoy when I get to hang out with my mom and my daughter, the three of us. " Your (other)
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