Archive for year: 2013

Polari Magazine’s Favourite Books of 2013

Books, books, books.

From drag on the streets of Old London to whales at the depths of oceans, this is a list of Polari Magazine’s Favourite Books of 2013.

Clementine’s Top Five most revolting Christmas foods

Christmas 2013 AlternativeTop 5.

Clementine’s alternative Christmas list is an insight into the dolly diva’s Top 5 least favourite foods. Like the Clementine, it is at times a little tart.

“It resembles something you might present to your doctor for investigation. Goodness knows what the diagnosis would be if he found the sixpence.”

American Psycho: A New Musical Thriller

160 min • Almeida Theatre, London • December 3, 2013 – February 1, 2014

Matt Smith plays Patrick Bateman in the dark musical thriller American Psycho. Gruesome, with an eclectic lo-fi ’80s score.

“Patrick Bateman is essentially the ’80s American Dream. He has the perfect body, the perfect hair, the perfect designer suit, and the perfect high-paid job. He is also Matt Smith”

What The … • Black Flag

Released November 05, 2013
The Black Flag legends look at late middle age and try to recapture the fast and violent glory days of their youth. Do they succeed or do they fail?

“Black Flag built their reputation on raw, angry hardcore. Every record sounded like it would end in a riot and a police raid. .”

Every Little Helps

December 18, 2013

David Shenton gets creative with prawn shells for Christmas. Polari Safari by David Shenton.

Clementine’s Christmas Message 2013

Clementine’s Christmas Special.

Celebrate Christmas with Clementine as she reveals, with the help of Zak Black, just what that naughty charmer Mr Wolf gave Little Red Riding Hood …

A Christmas Present from Maggie & Martin

Lonely This Christmas.

This festive season Maggie and Martin are giving away a download of their tender cover version ‘Lonely For Christmas’.

The Troubled Troubadour • GG Allin

Released August 1990
GG Allin was without a doubt the most notorious punk rocker, but here he goes country for an acoustic detour.

“GG Allin may have been one of the most anti-social personalities in the history of rock n roll, but this song shows that maybe he still felt a glimmer of human emotion.”

Ones To Watch: Classroom Battles

Call To Arms.

Andrew Darley talks to Classroom Battle’s lead singer Tigrane Minassian about the band’s debut EP, This Week’s Question.

“It’s a great privilege to be living in the era of digital music and social media. I know it doesn’t sound very ‘retro’, and I love physical CDs more than anything, but the reality is that without the internet we wouldn’t be where we are today.”

Edmund White: In Conversation, Part II

A Boy’s Own Story, Part II.

Edmund White talks to Michael Langan about the thirtieth anniversary of A Boy’s Own Story, and how men and women have to learn to be gay. Part II of II.

“I once had a very good gay psychiatrist say to me that the cliché is that straight fathers tend to reject the gay son but, actually, the opposite is true – that the gay son rejects the straight father because the straight father doesn’t know how to love him in the way he wants to be loved.”