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Ideas, Personal Narratives »

[5 Oct 2010 | 7 Comments | ]
Ben Carver Speaks

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It’s been a rough few days. I’m currently traveling on the Acela to New York for an awards show (my company was nominated for an …

Culture, Music »

[27 Sep 2010 | One Comment | ]
Phasefest: Rad Pony, The Shondes, Tayisha Busay, and MEN

Images from Saturday, September 25 at Phasefest, an annual Queer music and arts festival dedicated to the development, exposure and interaction of queer and queer-allied musicians and artists, both national …

Culture, Theatre »

[15 Sep 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Falsettos

The Washington, DC-based Ganymede Arts, which focuses on LGBT arts programming, is staging the famous musical about the cluttered minds and well-intentioned hearts of those who embody the modern family. The play also uses the AIDS crisis of the 1980′s as a symbol of how tragedy ties the frayed strands of family, regardless of time and context. According to Ganymede, “Falsettos is a universal story of the modern day family. It focuses on a man named Marvin who leaves his wife and young son to live with another man yet ends up alone. Two years later, Marvin is reunited with his lover on the eve of his son’s Bar Mitzvah, just as AIDS is beginning its insidious spread.”

Culture, Music »

[17 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]
Trombone Shorty, Anders Osborne, and Tab Benoit

This is a concert recap of shows by Louisiana artists Trombone Shorty, Anders Osborne, and Tab Benoit, that took place this weekend (August 13-14, 2010). This is the first submission by TNG co-founder Ben Carver in nearly two years.

Commentary, Music »

[24 Jul 2009 | One Comment | ]
Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson is dead, but it doesn’t seem real. I’ve watched some of the news coverage, much of it a reminder of how troubled a man he was. While flipping …

Commentary, Dating and Relationships, Sex, Washington DC »

[17 Jul 2009 | 4 Comments | ]
Metro Sensuality

Maybe you see him standing on the platform and decide to stand next to him, even if it made more sense for you to board the train on the opposite …

Personal Narratives, Rants, Sex, Sexuality »

[15 Jul 2009 | 6 Comments | ]
Rehoboth: Getting Away from it All

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Each summer, gay DC empties itself 100 miles to the east, on a strip of Delaware beaches. It’s a sunstroked orgy of fraternal house parties, inveterate …

Ben's Notebook, Commentary »

[17 Apr 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Cherry Blossoms and Other Thoughts

Last week I avoided the crowds and toured the tidal basin just before sunrise and took some good photos of the cherry blossoms. It’s too late now, but next year …

Ben's Notebook, Dating and Relationships »

[13 Apr 2009 | 4 Comments | ]
Marriage?

Last week was a big deal for gay equality. Iowa and Vermont made gay marriage legal and DC decided to honor gay marriages from the states where they are currently …

Ben's Notebook »

[6 Apr 2009 | 8 Comments | ]
Metro Sensual (and other thoughts)

Maybe you see him standing on the platform and decide to stand next to him, even if it made more sense for you to board the train on the opposite …