Melodrama as Revolution

This past May, I saw the Broadway production of Mart Crowley’s seminal queer classic The Boys in the Band at Booth Theater in New York City. And then, this June, I saw FX’s Pose, a new drama series about NYC ball culture in the eighties. You’re probably wondering why I’ve mentioned these two seemingly unrelated things in close…

Return of The Mack

Toronto really only has two seasons. One is the bone-shatteringly cold winter, during which no one exits their overpriced condos and the city grinds to a miserable halt. The other is skin-melting summer, during which everyone leaves their overpriced condos and EVERYTHING HAPPENS ALL AT ONCE. The city is abuzz with patios and festivals and…

The End of Endings

Remember the poster for Six Feet Under‘s final season? The show’s trademark hearse, riding into the sunset, with “Everything. Everyone. Everywhere. Ends.” beneath it? It was a bold statement, and one that not only restated the series’ theme, but also prepared viewers for both the conclusion to the series AND the main characters’ lives. Definitive….

Space Channel Interview

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I feel very lucky to be included in The Secret Loves of Geeks, a Bedside Press/Dark Horse Comics collection of short stories and comics from a number of very talented creators — including Canadian literary giant (and occasional figure of controversy) Margaret Atwood! (I continually mention this fact if just…

Huffington Post Piece on Bruce McArthur

As I’ve mentioned before on the blog, the Bruce McArthur case is one that has hit fairly close to home for me. As a queer man of colour, and one who fits the profile of some of his alleged victims, I have found myself angered by the way the case has been handled by both…

The Secret Loves of Geeks

It has been a long time coming, but The Secret Loves of Geeks is finally out this month on February 13th! A collection of prose stories and comics from Dark Horse Comics and Bedside Press, it includes my story “Love in Alderaan Places” alongside works by Margaret Atwood, Mariko Tamaki, Trina Robbins, Amy Chu, Marley…

It Gets Worse

Since the last time I posted about the Bruce McArthur case, additional info has been revealed that is… well, grim, to say the least. Alongside the established first degree murder charges relating to the deaths of Andrew Kinsman and Selim Esen, McArthur is now charged with the murders of three more men – Majeed Kayhan,…

The Beaverton

Yay! Excited to publish my very first piece for Canadian satirical news site The Beaverton! They’re super fabulous and sorta like the Canadian spiritual sister to The Onion. They also exist as a super hilarious television series, so check that out when you’re not reading my article at the link below: Netflix to revive family-favourite…

A Romantic at Heart

On Thursday, Toronto discovered it had a serial killer preying on gay men. Or perhaps I should rephrase that. The general population of Toronto discovered that it had a serial killer preying on gay men. Not the community itself, which had long suspected that the growing list of missing men with similar physical characteristics and…

RIP, Dana Scully

Don’t worry. The title isn’t a spoiler. I have no idea if Chris Carter intends to kill off Dana Scully on the eleventh season of The X-Files. I mean, Gillian Anderson has gone on record as saying that this season will indeed be her final performance as the beleaguered FBI agent, so if she is…