Recently by Randy Shulman

It's easy for us to stick with the familiar. It's easy for us to be comfortable with the things we like. It's sometimes harder for us to step outside of the box, meet new people and experience things we wouldn't otherwise experience. That's one of the things that I love about being on the road. It means meeting new people, ... [Read]

Few people go to Arkansas for art. Frankly, most people don't go to the Natural State at all if they can help it. But if you build a major American art museum there, will they come? Heirs to the Wal-Mart retail empire have generously endowed the newly opened Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in hopes of putting its corporate ... [Read]

Is it chilly in here? Are there Toros in the atmosphere? Well, in Los Angeles at least the stage is heating up with a new musical based on the gay-popular 2000 teen cheerleading comedy Bring It On. In what might seem like a bad sign, producers are foregoing a Broadway run (at least for now) and are instead going straight ... [Read]

Most of the biggest-named DJs, including many with gay appeal, will turn New York's Randall's Island into something akin to a two-day rave over Labor Day Weekend. Make that three-day rave: After selling out both days last year, the now three-year-old festival Electric Zoo expands to three days, spread out across four stages each bigger than last year. Friday's highlights ... [Read]

Back in May we reported on Tourisme Montreal's annual Queer of the Year 2011 contest, an annual competition to promote Montreal as a gay-friendly destination. Well, the six finalists are now in hot and heavy competition -- and among them is one of D.C.'s own: Tim Warguleski. You can (and should) vote for Tim (or any of the finalists, to ... [Read]

The largest party of its kind on Fire Island, Ascension benefits the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, among other charities, and attracts 5,000 revelers from around the world to the relatively secluded gay paradise of Fire Island Pines. A full weekend of activities is on tap, including a Saturday afternoon pool party and evening tea dance complete with fireworks, ... [Read]

In Fort Lauderdale, which launched to help newly hitched couples plan the perfect escape, three of the area's top gay resorts are offering specials. The Royal Palms Resort & Spa has a "Royal Bliss" package that includes limo service from the airport, long stemmed rainbow roses and chocolate dipped strawberries in a Supreme King Room. Also included: breakfast in ... [Read]

As June is LGBT Pride Month, many hotels are offering promotions to attract gay travelers. Here are two offers that were shared with Metro Weekly: Key West, Florida Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa is offering a warm welcome for everyone to come and be part of Key West's “One Human Family” in honor of the annual Pride Festival taking ... [Read]