Blog: Daddy and Me
Oct23

Blog: Daddy and Me

This piece first appeared in The Advocate. The first time I ever saw a sign that read “Mommy and Me” was outside a movie theater in Los Feliz, an extremely liberal enclave of extremely liberal Los Angeles. On Wednesday afternoons, this movie theater hosted “Mommy and Me” screenings. I imagined a theater filled with mothers nursing their newborns as they watched the latest art-house film, and as a father-to-be, I immediately felt...

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Reviews by Abdi Nazemian
Aug26

Reviews by Abdi Nazemian

Abdi Nazemian was born in Tehran and has lived in Paris, Toronto, New York, Rome, and… um… Scarsdale. He is now an LA-based screenwriter, director, and producer who is proud to say his words have been spoken by the likes of The Nanny and Carmela Soprano. Being restless and easily bored, he thought it would be a good idea to add father of twins, MBA student, and web series critic to his résumé. Abdi is not the inspiration for Madonna’s...

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LOGOTV.COM: FINALLY, A GAY NETWORK TO TAKE PRIDE IN
Aug26

LOGOTV.COM: FINALLY, A GAY NETWORK TO TAKE PRIDE IN

2005: The year NBC’s Will & Grace filmed its last groundbreaking episode and the year Showtime’s Queer as Folk went off the air. Ellen had already proven that an out lesbian could be accepted as a daytime talk show host, and Neil Patrick Harris was one year away from proving that an out actor could be a sitcom star. It was in this climate of rapid change that Viacom premiered Logo TV, the first advertising-supported cable channel...

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Boomtrain Wants to Be Your One-Stop-Shop for Web Content
Aug26

Boomtrain Wants to Be Your One-Stop-Shop for Web Content

Let’s face it, nobody wants to spend hours searching the internet for quality web series. It’s annoying enough to search for a good show on our five hundred cable channels. Now we’re expected to find great programming on countless websites and YouTube channels? Which explains why curation is the next big thing in web content, with numerous companies vying to become the trusted brand name in web series curation. To this growing list of...

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Best Buds
Aug26

Best Buds

Maurice Harris of Bloom and Plume and Kristen Caissie of Moon Canyon Design Co. like to think of themselves as “flower friends.” The two designers, who are based in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, are, in Harris’s words, out to “bridge the gap between opulent and natural,” each in their own way. Harris learned about floral arrangement observing his grandmother, who was both a florist and milliner, and started Bloom and...

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Op-ed: A Gay Dad Comes Into His Own
Aug26

Op-ed: A Gay Dad Comes Into His Own

When I was 10 years old, I became obsessed with old movies. I’m not sure what the other kids were doing, but I’m pretty sure they weren’t having Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe, and Joan Crawford movie marathons by themselves. At the time, I had no idea that my interests were in line with those of a larger gay community, and I’ve always been fascinated by how and why I sought out these gay icons before I had any comprehension of sex or...

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