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  • A Fab farewell
    May 08 2013 | Jim Armstrong  Former Editor   Working at Fab was fun, unpredictable and exciting. Fab was about having a good time, about being who you were or who you wanted to be. Fab was fabulous, no apologies.
  • Ginger regenesis
    May 06 2013 | In June of last year, Shawn Hitchins dramatically ended his cabaret career with one final show Shawn Hitchins: Fire (Crotch) Sale! saying that he had a new story to tell and cabaret wasn’t the right medium for it. “I have an awesome, incredible, embarrassing, gritty story, and it can&rsq
  • Kids in America
    May 03 2013 | I'm a well known admirer of good portrait photography, especially work with a strong aesthetic or exciting (read: queer) concept, like JJ Levine, Aleksandar Antonijevic (both of whom currently have exhibits running in the CONTACT Photography Festival)  and and  and Kyle Lasky.
  • Shakesqueer
    May 03 2013 | Actor Ryan Anning, life-long villain and garden tool-wielding brute, once smacked a kid over the head with shovel when his childhood friend crossed him: “We pretended that we’d broken into a bank, and I was putting the bricks back up so that nobody would know we’d been in there, bu
  • Take a bow
    Apr 30 2013 | I’ll never forget the day we were asked to think about which publication we might like to intern at when I was in J-school at Centennial College. I already knew; I started interning at Fab the minute school was in session — long before the internship program even began. Though I chose
  • Body talk
    Apr 30 2013 | “He’s perfect when he dances, and he’s perfect in his photography, as well,” says Emilia Ianeva of Aleksandar Antonijevic. She has good reason to brag. As owner of Berenson Fine Art, her collaboration with this internationally acclaimed dancer and National Ballet principal
  • Daily Briefs: The latest and gayest things on the world wide web
    Apr 29 2013 | Here's a collection of random news and culture bits served fresh daily for FAB readers. Enjoy! My own private IDAHoT What a Minsky FTM4M   Heaven must be missing an Ang
  • Hot Hot Hot Shock
    Apr 26 2013 | From fab #232 to Fab #475, Drew Rowsome managed to be a part of more issues than any other contributor, other than the inimitable Paul Bellini. There were many memorable moments. On Jan 1, 2001, I was honoured to have my first officially published story on the stands. I had previously placed arti
  • Next gay theatre review: A Few Brittle Leaves
    Apr 26 2013 | Sky Gilbert has proven that he is a deft comic writer in his last few plays, all of which featured sections that glowed with the stylings of the very best sort of sitcom writing. Who knew that a melange of Britcoms, Downton Abbey, drag, and a dash of gothic camp would inspire Gilbert to comic height
  • Next gay theatre review: Falsettos
    Apr 26 2013 | The Acting Up Stage Company is nothing if not ambitious and, to borrow the sports metaphor from their excellent new production of Falsettos, they continually hit the ball out of the park. William Finn's Falsettos is a musically tuneful but extremely complicated piece. Melodies surface and re-
  • Fab # 475 - The Final Issue
    Apr 24 2013 | We'll just cut to the chase. After 19 gloriously gay years, Fab is closing up shop. You can read a sappy letter about it here, but let's not drown in our own tears. Let's celebrate the majesty of the magazine! Fab's final issue features the original cover boys from Pride, 1994. Br
  • Men will be boys
    Apr 24 2013 | When two straight male friends get physical to show their feeling for each other, it could be as tender as first love or as insidious as a couple of cranky fogies. Life is a balance for Belgian dancer, Pieter Ampe, and Portugal’s Guilherme Garrido. In their newest collaboration, they explore t
  • Syncopated issues
    Apr 23 2013 | “I didn’t know anything of the piece,” says Eric Morin, whose decision to audition landed him the plum role of Whizzer in the Tony Award–winning Falsettos. “Reading it for the first time — no music, just the script — I bawled my eyes out. What a poignant pie
  • David C Wigley Presents
    Apr 23 2013 | “Hitchcock has always been a big part of my life. I remember coming home from school at lunch and watching Alfred Hitchcock Presents. I always just loved it,” says David C Wigley, whose latest work will be shown at Fashion Art Toronto (FAT) on April 24. “The clothing and the style
  • Bottoms Up!
    Apr 23 2013 | Just when you thought you couldn’t get any further into a bottom, he has you balls deep. Eric Williams, the titular hungry bottom of Hungry Bottom Comics, is working on the second installment of his autobiographical work, and it’s going to be one bumpy ride. “The first Hungry Botto
  • Dancing Naked Poetry
    Apr 22 2013 | Montreal’s Compagnie Flak’s premiere of Villanelle and S stuns the audience to utter silence. José Navas’ simple and elegant choreography performed by the dancers that make up his company creates lyrical poetry at the Fleck Dance theatre. Undoubtedly, movement is the main ce
  • Hitting the books
    Apr 19 2013 | “Given how brutal the book business is right now, the fact that we’re still here is an accomplishment,” says Scott Dagostino, the manager of Glad Day Bookshop. Not only still here, but eager to celebrate their first anniversary after almost closing. “It’s a mini-corp
  • Fab's Gay Sex Survey 2013 - Part 1
    Apr 17 2013 | 3,433 people — mostly, but not all, gay men — responded to Fab’s 2013 Gay Sex Survey. They ranged in age from 14 to 82, with spikes at 23, 50 and 52. The majority have six-and-a-half-inch penises and would like to have eight. Most hope for long-term monogamous relationships, but, f
  • Fab's Gay Sex Survey 2013 - Part 2
    Apr 17 2013 | 3,433 people — mostly, but not all, gay men — responded to Fab’s 2013 Gay Sex Survey. They ranged in age from 14 to 82, with spikes at 23, 50 and 52. The majority have six-and-a-half-inch penises and would like to have eight. Most hope for long-term monogamous relationships, but, f
  • Fab's Gay Sex Survey 2013 - Part 3
    Apr 17 2013 | 3, 433 people — mostly, but not all, gay men — responded to Fab’s 2013 Gay Sex Survey. They ranged in age from 14 to 82, with spikes at 23, 50 and 52. The majority have six-and- a-half inch penises and would like to have eight. Most hope for long- term monogamous relationships, but