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All posts by Julian Vankim

  • Exclusive Photos: Portraits of Town

    A selection of the bartenders, DJs, drag performers, managers, and patrons who helped to make Town Danceboutique a special destination

  • Exclusive Portraits: The Queer Faces of Fringe

    LGBTQ people are a vital part of Fringe. We asked eleven to sit for portraits and share what the month-long event means to them.

  • Coverboy: Scott

    Coverboy Scott didn't think he'd ever work in a gay bar. In fact, he didn't know much about the LGBT community at all. But when...

  • Coverboy: Ron

    Visitors to Beacon Bar & Grill will get a treat if they're served a drink by Coverboy Ron, who enjoys creating cocktails to meet even...

  • Coverboy: Eric

    If you happen to drive up to PW's Sports Bar & Grill in Laurel, Md., you're likely to encounter Eric, doing a job he loves...

  • Battle Tested

    After 15 years and five installments, Game Freak has released a sixth edition to the Pokémon canon of games that originated with Red/Blue and finds itself present...

  • Coverboy: Marcos

    He's funny, campy, quick-witted and doesn't mince words, just like any other drag queen who knows how to work an audience. Marcos, known in some...

  • Coverboy: Jesse

    If you like traveling abroad, you'll want Jesse by your side. The 22-year-old Woodbridge, Va., native and University of South Carolina graduate is always on...

  • Coverboy: Rich

    If you like a Coverboy who's physically active and has a green thumb, not to mention a compelling life story, 30-year-old Rich is the one...

  • Coverboy: Axel

    In puppy style, Axel just wants to play and have fun. The Portland, Ore.-born Richmond resident is three years into the ''puppy play'' fetish/kink scene,...

  • Coverboy: Daly

    Grab your passport and your suitcase, because Daly is on the move. The 26-year-old was born in Germany, but started his migration at 5, living...

  • Coverboy: Andres

    A lifelong swimmer, an avid reader and a political junkie are just some of the traits that describe Andres. Born in the District but raised...

  • Coverboy: Jared

    Staying active is at the top of the agenda for 27-year-old Jared. Originally from Hampton Roads, Va., Jared kicked his way through college on a...

  • 2013 Swimsuit Issue – Behind the Scenes

    A behind the scenes look at Metro Weekly's annual Swimsuit Issue for 2013. Read more and see the full-size photos in our special feature, ''Warming

  • Warming Trend

    Behold, the pleasures of summer. Ice cream cones…. Men in swimsuits…. Huh? We got there awfully fast, didn't we? And, well, why not? One of...

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