Andy Ngo: Innocent or Professional Victim? The below piece was written by Quillette reader Nitram Nosirrag in rebuttal to James Lindsay’s Quillette Magazine piece How the Left Turned Words Into ‘Violence,’ and Violence Into ‘Justice’. Quillette publisher Claire Lehman has publicly promised her readers "Right of Reply" as long as rebuttals are well-written and argued. … Continue reading Rebuttal On James Lindsay’s How The Left Turned Words Into ‘Violence,’ And Violence Into ‘Justice’
The story of how actor John Tuturro got Woody Allen to co-star in his movie about a male gigolo (Tuturro) pimped by his washed up octogenarian agent (Allen) is a sweet one: Both actors shared the same barber who brokered, first a friendship, and then a deal, for the film Fading Gigolo--while brushing hair from … Continue reading Actor John Tutturo “Barton Finks” Woody Allen
Since I was so little I could fit under the couch in my mother's living room, I was attracted to, and got aroused by, men--grown up men--without knowing what sex was. When I was younger than 14, I already knew who I was and what I wanted--and at 15 had my first real sexual experience--with … Continue reading MeNo: A 58-Year-Old Gay Cuban Man Talks Weinstein, Rapp, Spacey…And Him | by Ernesto Villa, as told to Nitram Nosirrag
When I was the same age actor Anthony Rapp was when Kevin Spacey made his now infamous drunken pass at him, I played a small role in an LA theater production of A Christmas Carol. The actor who played Scrooge was an old queen (as it was ok to say in those days) and he … Continue reading Why I Refuse To “MeToo” The Gay Men Who “Harassed” Me In My Youth
By the time Netflix decided, in 2013, to build the drama House of Cards around him, the work of Kevin Spacey had been singular, influential—and hip--for years. If the actor’s decade-long reign as artistic director/star of Britain's Old Vic Theatre had cemented his reputation as an international, creative force, it was Spacey’s signature ability to … Continue reading Is Anthony Rapp Really A Hero and Kevin Spacey A Villain?
First off, I am pro nuclear. Why do I say this? Because it was a Michael Shellenberger essay that convinced me to change my mind on the issue. In his piece, The Bigotry of Environmental Pessimism, Shellenberger (thanks to a forum provided by Quillette) seeks to capitalize on both the contentious immigration debate in the … Continue reading Rebuttal to Michael Schellenger’s The Bigotry Of Environmental Pessimism
The MeToo cancellation of Kevin Spacey is receiving new scrutiny in the wake of dropped Nantucket sexual assault charges against the celebrated actor. The case collapsed after the accuser--in light of claims he and his family tampered with evidence-- abandoned his civil lawsuit and pleaded the 5th in criminal court. Though the eventual accusations against … Continue reading Did A Pair of Gay Activists Take Down Kevin Spacey?
The street that empties into my local park is strewn with litter—plastic, junk food wrappers, broken glass, tobacco sleeves and the like. Sometimes, along the way, I scoop to something up and deposit it in a nearby bin. Other times I simply walk past, sighing inside like the Native American with the tear in his … Continue reading Urban Environment As Trash Receptacle