Author Archives: Bryan Rindfuss

Chameleonic Queen Nina Bo’Nina Brown Brings Her Wild Drag Stylings to Heat

Chameleonic Queen Nina Bo’Nina Brown Brings Her Wild Drag Stylings to Heat

Not that it hasn’t always been there in some way, shape or form, but exaggerated, outlandish costumes and makeup concepts have flourished in recent seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race — exemplified by the likes of deranged living doll Trixie Mattel (season seven), “7-foot-tall, live-action anime character” Kim Chi (season eight) and Atlanta-based transformation specialist Nina

Out in the Park Mixes Drag Queens and Roller Coasters with Fabulous Results

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Not unlike Orlando’s Gay Days at Walt Disney World — which annually attracts an estimated 50,000 color-coordinated attendees — Rey Lopez’s slightly smaller (he’s hoping for 5,000) fall signature Out in the Park functions as an over-the-top LGBT theme-park takeover. An instant hit built around the winning combination

In The Weeds with McAllen Transplant Lika Torline

“I’ll try to give you the short version, but it’s still a long story,” Lika Torline warns me before zigzagging through the series of events that led her to launch In The Weeds Natural Skin Care, a chemical- and cruelty-free line of products she creates out of a live/work space at the Gardens at San

The Overtime Hosts World Premiere of Spooky Gay Comedy ‘Ghostbears’

While it champions Texas-bred productions, the wild and wacky Overtime Theater also stages offbeat works concocted by like-minded playwrights from across the nation. Given his track record fusing Goth culture, Netflix fandom and David Attenborough-inspired nature docs (Among the Squirrels), not to mention setting a Greek myth in a 1950s-era Arizona diner (Iphigenia in Kingman),

LGBTQA artists, crafters and performers unite for Queer the Cheer

Devised by local artist/educator/musician Ernesto Olivo and a handful of collaborators from varied backgrounds, the SA Queer Collective is designed to “emphasize and promote” the diverse talents of the Alamo City’s LGBTQA community. Initiated in 2013, the collective’s inaugural Cheer the Queer attracted 200-plus shoppers and browsers with its winning mix of handmade wares, tamales

Trixie Mattel and Delta Work team up for Rey Lopez’s ‘scary dollhouse Halloween party’

Billed as a “scary dollhouse Halloween party show,” Rey Lopez Entertainment’s latest outing combines the over-the-top talents of RuPaul’s Drag Race grads Trixie Mattel and Delta Work. Allegedly safe for “ages 3 and up,” season seven starlet Mattel (born Brian Firkus) favors a “life-in-plastic aesthetic” possibly best suited for Barbie’s stepmonster. Despite her role in the

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