From: Deep Dish
Today's Groovy Flashback is "Sex Stars of 1985" from the December 1985 issue of Playboy featuring Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and many others (click the links for "Sex Stars of 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981 and 1982").
|For everyone in the US, have a safe and fun holiday weekend. |
No matter what the weather forecast may be where you live,
I hope you have a nice time with your friends and family.
“Take an architectural river cruise. There are several of them, depending where they start from. The best one is the First Lady. They are the most expensive, but they use docents from the Architectural Foundation. Besides the architecture of the city, with the docents you’re learning history.” - Gary Chichester, Board Member, Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame
“Chicago is one of my favorite cities. I’m going to see Ricky Gervais at the Chicago Theatre. Then my friends and I will go see Trannika Rex’s show at Berlin, and we will probably get some pizza. My favorite is Pizzeria Uno.” - Sister Roma, presenter at several Grabby Awards events and famed member of the San Francisco chapter of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
“The Art Institute is one of the greatest museums in the world. It has an encyclopedic collection of some of the greatest art in the world. You can sit in front of the George Seurat, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, and spend hours taking it in. It is almost a sexual experience in itself. You get the chance to see the hand of God in man’s creation, in experiencing a Jackson Pollock or a Rothko.” - Marc Ransdell-Bellenger, Curator and Head of Community Development for Tom of Findland Foundation, and former two-time IML contestant.
“I love Drew’s on Halsted. The food is incredible and I love their martinis. And Beatnix is the store for drag, clothes, shoes, it has it all.” - Honey West, Chicago-based nightclub singer, host, and transgender advocate
“Montrose Harbor and Bird Sanctuary Park has one of the most picturesque and beautiful views of the city. It is basically every postcard of Chicago’s skyline.” - Michael Gifford, director and co-writer of “Steamworks The Musical” at The Annoyance Theatre
“If you’re a drag queen or just have gaudy taste, I suggest the jewelry district in Ravenswood on Clark St., between Montrose and Sunnyside and then up to Wilson. Giant bejeweled pageant necklaces, earrings, clip-ons, body chains, crowns, it’s all there. Start with Clark Fashion Depot, hit up So Good, and definitely A-One. If you’ve ever seen a Chicago drag queen on RuPaul‘s Drag Race, she’s probably dripping in jewelry she bought at these stores, and she probably didn’t spend over $40 on a whole matching look. Detox is known to clear out an entire rack so no one else can get her favorite earrings.” - Trannika Rex, comedian and hostess at Berlin