The 15 Best Queen Songs

Freddie Mercury, the legendary, golden-voiced lead singer of Queen, passed away 25 years ago this month due to complications from AIDS. Before his death, though, he and his bandmates—Brian May, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor—became one of the biggest rock bands in the world. After starting as a prog rock band with fantastical influences, Queen […]

Old Portraits of Jews From the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Until the 1860s, all Jerusalem residents lived within the walls of the Old City. The walls were built in the 16th century by Suleiman the Magnificent, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, secure in the knowledge that the city gates were locked from sunset to sunrise and that residents were protected from marauding Bedouins. But as […]

Halloween: story behind the masked killer of cult horror film

The director and co-author of the first Halloween movie reveals how he came up with the idea of ​​the character Michael Myers, the white-masked psychopath. Not sure we really want to know it … More than a dozen days before the release of the Halloween reboot , the cult horror film revealed to the general […]

Candid Snapshots From 1978 Gay Halloween Party in Sacramento

In the words of the lesbian poet and scholar Judy Grahn, Halloween is ‘the great gay holiday’ or Gay Halloween. Before Halloween existed, the night before All Hallows Day (All Saints Day), was linked to the ancient Celtic festival ‘Samhain’ in the British Isles, meaning ‘summer’s end’. And because the celebration is associated with mystery, […]

A Star is Born Once Again

A Star Is Born

  It seems there is something utterly compelling about the core story of A Star is Born, as it is now being told in theaters for the fourth time. Originally a 1937 drama starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, it told the story of a rising actress eclipsing the career of the alcoholic actor she falls […]