GO Reviews

Fun Home
Bringing the Alison Bechdel memoir to Broadway, Lisa Kron asserts her lesbian voice and captures the spirit of our time in this Tony-winning musical
Go Gaga for Baby GirL, A Lesbian-Themed Comedy by Kim Ehly
An official selection of the NYC International Fringe Festival, the hit play has enjoyed sold-out performances all month.
Picture This
A review of GIRLTRASH: All Night Long
Hear Me Out!
New album releases from Tori Amos, Neon Trees and more
Hear Me Out
New album releases by Kylie Minogue, Kid Cudi, Pharrell Williams and The Notwist
Hear Me Out: The Latest Releases from Lea Michele and Amy Ray
The star of Glee sings her butt off, while the Indigo Girls veteran keeps it simple
Hear Me Out: Against Me!, Toni Braxton and Babyface
New album releases, including Transgender Dysphoria Blues and Love, Marriage and Divorce
NYC Nightlife: The Scene
The Hottest Clubs, Coolest Bars, And Everything In Between
Women At The Helm
Today, business owners incorporate their beliefs in fairness and equality into their work. Nonprofit directors combine their passion for social justice with managerial prowess. Meet the new wave of out leaders who talk the talk and walk the walk.
The Very Best of NYC Special Events
5th Annual Winter Burlesque Blitz, 9th Annual COIL Festival, Distorted Kristmess, Naked Holidays, Under the Mistletoe, An R&B Christmas, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Nutcracker Rouge, A Christmas Carol
The Very Best of NYC Dance
The Nutcracker, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, Witness, MOMIX remix
The Very Best of NYC Comedy
Jackie Hoffman: Heeb for the Holidays, Sandra Bernhard, La Soiree, Mother Africa, Homo Comicus
The Very Best of NYC Music
Betty's Annual Holiday Show, Isle of Klezbos, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Patti Smith, Aretha Franklin, Burlesque to Broadway
The Very Best of NYC Art
Ketch Wehr: Emblems of Things to Come, Art & AIDS: Perceptions of Life, Why We Fight: Remembering AIDS Activism, Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800, Designing Modern Women: 1890-1990, That Face: The Art of Ken Fallin - Broadway, Hollywood & Wall Street and more...
The Very Best of NYC Film/TV
Mondays at Racine, Life According to Sam, Valentine Road The Athena Film Festival: A Celebration of Women and Leadership, The Contenders 2013
The Very Best of NYC Theater
The Commons of Pensacola, The Glass Menagerie, Becoming Dr. Ruth, Welcome Home Sonny T, Darkling and Hip
Dive into the Caribbean’s best-kept secret
WAY OUTSIDE: Mont-Tremblant
A high-octane getaway with European flair
WAY OUTSIDE: Cape Town, South Africa
If you can't sit still thinking about your next winter adventure, take our advice. Try a game drive outside Cape Town, South Africa
Last-Minute Holiday Gifts
Don’t hit the panic button! There’s still time to grab these chic gifts For all the discerning types on your list.
The Very Best of NYC 2013: Playdates
This group of places to might bring back memories of how you launched your dream here
The Very Best of NYC 2013: Shop
This group of stellar shops might bring back memories of how you launched your dream here.
The Very Best of NYC 2013: Eat
This group of stellar restaurants might bring back memories of how you launched your dream here.
Eight Minutes With Britney Spears
The Pop Star Explains That Adorable And Hilarious Comment And Her Televised Lesbian Lip-Locks. Just Don't Call Her A Gay Icon.
Screen Queen: New Blu-Rays and DVDs
Do not Miss Behind the Candelabra; Tales of the City Shows Its Age
Hear Me Out
New Music from Cher, Icona Pop and More
Book Review: Man Up! Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence
Ross Mathews Hollywood memoir is best suited to super-fans
Deep In Hollywood
Dish on Kate McKinnon, Portia de Rossi and more
Book Review: Maxie Mainwaring, Lesbian Dilettante
Monica Nolans lesbian romp recalls pulp mysteries of yesteryear
Screen Queen: New DVDs for Summer Afternoons
Alan Cummings gay-dad flick, Jessica Chastains creepy "Mama" and more
Deep Inside Hollywood: ICYMI Edition
While you were busy with Pride, here is what was going on in Tinseltown
Book Review: American Savage
A straight-up, no bull, all honest memoir/slash-advice manual from sex columnist Dan Savage
Theater Review: ANN
Wickedly funny tribute to the Texas maverick by Holland Taylor
Theater Review: No Need for Seduction
Victoria Libertore’s intimate monologue arrives at Dixon Place
Yeah Yeah Hear Me Out
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Gin Wigmore, Emelie Sande and more
Book Review: How Poetry Saved My LIfe: A Hustlers Memoir
A candid account of Amber Dawns search for truth
Book Review: Gypsy Boy on the Run
Mikey Walsh follows his 2012 memoir with a sequel
Our Year in Review April 2012 - April 2013
Tumultuous and triumphant moments from the past 12 months
Book Review: Prairie Silence
In this memoir, author Melanie Hoffert takes a literal and metaphorical journey into her past
Theater Review: Crossing Paths in Washington Square
Barbara Kahns heartfelt play stirs NYCs melting pot
New music from Tegan and Sara, Holly Williams
New music from Tegan and Sara, Holly Williams
Book Review: Family Pride
What LGBT Families Should Know about Navigating Home, School, and Safety in Their Neighborhoods
Hear Me Out: The Best of 2012
Cat Power, Ke$ha and Santigold among the year’s top releases
Screen Queens
Golden Globe winners and Oscar noms among new DVDs
Screen Queen: The Gift Guide
A DVD or Blu-Ray collection for everyone on your list
Hear Us Out
New CDs from Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson and More
Watch Now: The Mermaids
Busk Films introduces sporty lesbian rom-com
Books: Beautiful Wreck: Sex, Lies & Suicide
GO contributor Stephanie Schroeder’s harrowing, but hopeful, memoir
Theater Review: In Heat: Is She Hot Under Her Collar or Under Her Skirt?
Lesbians: Endangered Species? Doris Anderson Says Yes
Book Review: Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women as I Knew Them by Frank Langella
In author and actor Frank Langella’s new book, he lets go of a few tales about the stars he knew, hated and loved.
Book Review: Transitions of the Heart, edited by Rachel Pepper
In this collection edited by Rachel Pepper, you’ll see how other mothers have coped with one of life’s biggest surprises.
Hear Me Out: All girls, all the time
New albums from Missy Higgins, Marina and the Diamonds, more
Screen Queen: New DVDs
Sister Act 2, Sarah Silverman, Evita and More
Tunes: New Releases from Kylie, Vicci Martinez
Plus Usher’s Looking 4 Myself
Theater Review: The Sensational Josephine Baker
1920s star gets the song and dance treatment in Cheryl Howard’s one-woman play
Film Review: Your Sister’s Sister
Three’s a crowd in Lynn Shelton’s new dramedy
New Tunes
The latest from Santigold, Rye Rye and more
Book Review: The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to Their Younger Selves
Relatable missives are humorous, occasionally heartbreaking
Lezzie Lit
New reads from Alison Bechdel, J.M. Redmann and More
Book Review: Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight? Confessions of a Gay Dad
Dan Bucatinsky’s hilarious and heartfelt experience with gay fatherhood
Book Review: A Queer and Pleasant Danger
Author Kate Bornstein’s memoir reveals secrets and Scientology
Book Review: Coral Glynn
There is a dark delicacy to this semi-gothic sixth novel by Peter Cameron
Book Review: Outlaw Marriages
The Hidden Histories of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples
Book Review: Through the Door of Life: a Jewish Journey between Genders
Joy Ladin’s memoir follows her path from unhappy little boy to Orthodox woman
Book Review: Voyagers of the Titanic: Passengers, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Aristocrats, and the Worl
Richard Davenport-Hines recalls those whose fates are intertwined on the doomed voyage
Music Review: The Ting Tings
Sounds from Nowheresville goes, well, nowhere
Book Review: Conversations and Cosmopolitans: Awkward Moments, Mixed Drinks, and How a Mother and So
Gay son Robert and straight mom Jane share a funny, honest double memoir
Theater Review: Asylum
Cheril N. Clarke’s timely play debuts at HERE’s Downtown Urban Theater Festival
Music Review: Sinead O’Connor
How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?
Theater Review: I Heart Alice Heart I
At the Irish Arts Center through March 17
Book Review: Gypsy Boy
My Life in the Secret World of the Romany Gypsies
Book Review: Shine
By Lauren Myracle
Book Review: Camptown Ladies
By Mari SanGiovanni
Death Be Not Proud: Cynthia Nixon Nails Mortality in Wit
Controversial co-star of “Sex and the City” plays a dying English professor in Broadway revival
Review: Times Square International Theatre Festival
Cultures collide and forge understanding in experimental theater showcase
Book Review: Girl Hunter: Revolutionizing the Way We Eat, One Hunt at a Time
No, it’s not about cruising the bar scene—it’s about dinner.
Theater Review: The Philanderer
Gender roles (and some gender-bending) in old London rock the house of Ibsen
Book review: “Tuesday Night Miracles”
by Kris Radish (Bantam Books)
Sheer Genius
Review: “Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston”
In Plain Sight
Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture at the Brooklyn Museum
Review: Buying Knives, Borrowing Recipes and Stealing Our Attention
A New Cookbook by Lesbian Chef Allegra McEvedy
Review: Tomboy
Celine Sciamma’s sophomore film mischievously juggles gender roles
Review: Dark Sisters
New chamber opera explores the human drama of Mormon sect
Don’t Pull That Trigger
Flick fizzles when it should fire
Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties
Brooklyn Museum, October 28, 2011—January 29, 2012
Homo Comicus: Girls Gone Hilarious
Kate Clinton, Michele Balan, Tara Devlin and more
Dancing to a Different Tune
GO reviews ‘Leading Ladies’
Review: Nina Here Nor There
Nick Krieger’s memoir takes a bittersweet look at gender
A Global Musical Celebration of Marriage Equality
Nedra Johnson and Isle of Klezbos hail New York nuptials
Sticks and Stoned
Hole drummer Patty Schemel lets loose in new documentary
Judy Gold’s “The Judy Show” imagines a true-to-life sitcom starring two moms, two kids and one kvetchy Jewish mother.
‘Sweet,’ Yet Sour
Joan Jett DVD vehicle is no “Light of Day”
The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls
A documentary explores the lives and careers of New Zealand's famed singing/comedy duo of yodeling lesbian twin sisters
Review: 'Beautiful Darling'
Candy Darling’s short, sweet life on display in “Beautiful Darling”
‘Behind the Burly-Q’ Reveals More Than Just Skin
A new documentary on the prodigious women of burlesque’s golden age
Vienna 1900: Style and Identity at Neue Galerie
A spectacular exhibition of Viennese paintings, drawings, decorative arts, costumes and more comes to Neue Galerie
Restaurant Review: Scarpetta
Haute-Italian fare in a Greek Revival townhouse
Terese Genecco at the Iridium
Award-winning singer and bandleader Terese Genecco plays two live shows a month
Out Now on DVD
Reviews of new DVD releases from Wolfe Video
Black Swan: Sinister and Spectacular
Review of Darren Aronofsky’s searing psychological thriller, Black Swan
Gnocco: Cucina & Tradizione
East Village gem offers cozy atmosphere and simple Italian food
Let Them Eat Cake
Holly Hughes' Performance Piece About Marriage Both Angers and Inspires
Preview: Bitch at Joe's Pub (TONIGHT!)
Bitch takes over her favorite venue with new music and old favorites
Tartinery: Stylish French Dining in Nolita
Industrial Strength Design Meets Superb Food and Attentive Service
348 Review
Seven months of incarceration relived in one terrifying hour.
Politics and Loquacious Love Collide in "In the Wake"
Review of Lisa Kron's new play, In the Wake
Eolo: Sicilia A Tavola Restaurant Review
A rustic new Italian restaurant opens in Chelsea
LBGT Theater Is Alive and Well in the Big Apple
Great storytelling from the stage emboldens NYC queer theater scene
RENO: Tbags and the 2010 Elections
Citizen Reno’s “Money Talks” series resumes November 23 @ Dixon Place
In the Age of Mad Men, Meet the Women of Pop Art
Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958-1968
Music Review: Martha Wainwright
Wainwright swoops, whispers and growls channeling Piaf
Questions My Mother Can't Answer
Andrea Caban’s solo play, Questions my Mother Can’t Answer starts with a bang, literally.
The Secretaries
TOSOS Theater presents a revival of The Five Lesbian Brothers’ The Secretaries
The Art of Anachronism
A review of musical artist Sabrina Chap's newest creation, OOMPA!
Theater: Room For Cream
A new lesbian soap opera at La Mama Theater
Rosa Gudmundsdottir
Iceland's newest music star at the Cutting Room in New York City
Film: Milk
Review of Gus Van Sant's new movie starring Sean Penn about LGBT activist Harvey Milk
Theater: Shame Lips
Created and Performed by the lovely and talented Toni Silver
Movie Review: Saving Marriage
Mike Roth and John Henning’s new documentary about the fight in Massachusetts to save marriage equality
Theatre: Taboos
A new play about modern reproduction
Art: Louise Bourgeois Retrospective @ The Guggenheim
The Surrealist sculptor's works are on display now through September 28th.
Cabaret: Desir
Spiegelword's new production @ The South Street Seaport
Laurie Anderson’s Homeland
A review of Anderson live in NYC
Live Through This: On Creativity and Self-Destruction
Complex and hopeful stories of the madwoman artists
Theater: Expatriate
Now Playing at Culture Project, 55 Mercer Street @ Broome Street, 212-925-1900, CultureProject.org.
Theater: Gypsy
At The St. James Theatre, 246 W 44th Street
Theater: Cry-Baby
At the Marquis Theatre, 211 W 45th Street
NewFest: The NY LGBT Film Festival
20th Anniversary of NYC's premier LGBT film fest.
No, No, Nanette
Review of the (now closed) new production of No, No, Nanette at the City Center.
Review of the new online lesbian series from Spain.
Water Lilies
Review of Water Lilies, a new French film brimming with Sapphic adolescent desire.
Theater: Vita and Virginia
Mondays through April 3 at the Zipper Theatre...
Bone Lick Park Restaurant Review
BBQ in Greenwich village...
Book: Love Does Not Make Me Gentle Or Kind
Chavisa Woods' debut collection of short fiction, Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind. From Fly By Night Press.
Book: The Teahouse Fire
Avery's first novel, a story of 19th century Japan. From Riverhead Books.
Music: Sia - Some People Have Real Problems
Having recently admitted to having a girlfriend, there's little indie pop singer Sia can do to not catch our eyes and ears with her new record.
Mexico Lindo
Wherever the seat, the restaurant is imbued with a kind of maturity, a sense that its owners have used the years well. For its loving cultivation of genuinely Mexican entrees, Mexico Lindo has earned a lot of love in return, as its many regulars can attest.
Lola Restaurant and Rhythm and Blues Bar
Lola is open for lunch weekdays and dinner nightly. With or without live music, Lola is a beautiful space with exceptional food, and an environment welcoming to all. Go there!
Book: Intimate Chaos
Author Cheril Clark's Intimate Chaos.
I’ll Take Her, Baby!
A review of Idina Menzel's I Stand
Music: Annie Lennox, Songs of Mass Destruction (Arista)
Review of Annie Lennox's latest album.
Girl In A Coma and Mary Gauthier
Review of Girl In A Coma's latest release "Both Before I'm Gone" and Mary Gauthier's "Between Daylight and Dark"
Erin McKeown: Lafayette
Signature Sounds
Audre Lorde: Sister Outside
Essays and Speeches
TV/Film: Indie Sex
Independent Film Channel
Music: The True Colors Soundtrack
Tommy Boy/Silver Label
Music: Junior Senior
"Can I Get Get Get"
Cabaret: Spiegelworld
Absinthe, La Vie, Weimar New York; Pier 17 South Street Seaport
Books: Like Son
Laurel Fantauzzo reviews "Like Son" by Felicia Luna Lemus. She calls it a "...an American immigrant history, and a love story, refusing to stay within the boundaries of a single definition."
Music: Revolutions
Alex Davidson reviews a new compilation cd called "Revolutions". Davidson writes, "...if you're looking for a solid sampling of emerging artists from the community, your best bet is a new compilation CD called Revolutions."
Music: Lesbians On Ecstasy: We Know You Know
Laurel Fantauzzo reviews Lesbians On Ecstasy's album "We Know Your Know" and calling it, "...an album bent on making a much maligned genre cool enough for the dance floor."
Theatre: Legally Blonde: Sweet Nothings and Other Empty Promises
Thain Torres reviews Legally Blonde, writing, "Pleasing to the eye and well intentioned, Legally Blonde is sure to become a tourist favorite and exasperate critics."
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