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12/24/14

Ho Ho Ho!

Wishing you all the best!

Linda Christmas Card

 

12/15/14

Drag Queen Stumped for Answer, Attempts “Humor”

The Huffington Post’s “After Dark” series—profiling the folks who make up NYC’s queer nightlife—posted its final installment a couple of weeks ago. (In true nightlife slacker style, I’m just getting around to writing about it.)

The writer for the series, James Nichols, wound things up by asking all his subjects one last question:

“As New York City continues to change, especially with some arguing that the city increasingly functions to primarily serve the wealthy and elite, what do you see as the role and future of nightlife for queer artists and performers in this new vision of NYC?”

After trying to come up with some intellectual insight, I opted for a cheeky response.

 

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Ain’t I hilarious?

My full “After Dark” Q&A is here.

11/22/14

Scorpio Season Stings Again!

Whew, my Scorpio season was nonstop. Among the highlights…

*Celebrating the 30th(!) anniversary of chic Indochine restaurant.
Me and an army of queens and freaks were brought in to add some pizazz. Thanks to Miss Understood for inviting me.

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Sherry Vine and me preparing to entertain the guests.

 

*Hanging out at my favorite new gay party, “Pretty Ugly,” at Diamond Horseshoe.
My new Saturday-night hangout is a restored 1930s nightclub in the basement of the Paramount hotel. I wish the lights weren’t so dark, and the place could use a few more drag queens… But it’s definitely a fun place to explore—plus it’s right around the corner from my apartment! The main promoter is Erich Conrad, who used to throw the long-running Beige party. And one of the DJs is my pal Tommy Hottpants.

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Clad in my Chinese dress (again!) at Diamond Horseshoe. The staircase entryway is like an art installation!

 

*Presenting my slideshow extravaganza, The Drag Explosion, at the Wild Project, with special guest star Sweetie.
We had a blast yakking about our formative drag years of the early 1990s. In fact, I couldn’t get her to shut up. Kidding, she was fab!

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Back in the dressing room. Not bad for a couple of old gals!

 

*Attending MIX, the annual queer experimental film festival.
Each year the festival transforms a raw space into a queer fantasy land, and this year’s location—a Brooklyn warehouse—was the most spectacular yet. The theme was a beehive!

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With Diego, in front of some of his incredible designs for MIX.

 

*Presenting The Drag Explosion again!
This time, my special guest was Michael Formika Jones, a.k.a. Misstress Formika. Afterwards, we retired to nearby Lumiere restaurant and celebrated my birthday eve.

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Do we look like we’re in Paris?

 

I like being productive and active around my birthday. It’s my time to shine!

 

11/02/14

A Drag Queen Like Nun Other

This year’s Halloween was a spiritual adventure.

 

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Can you see my nunderwear?

 

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Nun and monster bond in Times Square.

 

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Let’s explore the catacombs!

 

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Sister Act! With Amber Alert!

 

It’s so much fun being a virgin!

 

10/12/14

Insta-Linda

It took me forever to join Instagram, and I’m still getting into the swing of things. For now, you can see my occasional pix at Instagram/LindaSimpson.

 

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From my Instagram account: Me and burlesque babe Boo Boo Darlin' at Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club.

From my Instagram account: Me and burlesque babe Boo Boo Darlin’ at Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club.

 

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