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January 16, 2013 #165 Cover photo by Gordon Nebeker

COVER STORY PG 13

THE WEEK PG 33

DINING TRAVEL: PG 39 PHOENIX, AZ Bobby Blair Publisher PG 59 Kevin Hopper Associate Publisher Cliff Dunn Editor George Dauphin Creative Director Contributors Duncan St. Thibault, Tom Bonanti, Andy Kress, Adam Strong, Robert Elias Deaton, Richard David Chamberlain, Justin Jones, Grant James, Alex Vaughn Editorial Photographers Dennis Dean, Stephen Kuttner, Ginger Milligan Art Department Niki Lopez Graphic Designer Sales Display Advertising sales@guymag.net - 954-380-8563 x2101 Keith Chamlee 954-380-8563 x2111 Joyce Bluestein 954-380-8563 x2113 James Balarillo 954-380-8563 x2114 National Sales Rivendell Media National Ad Representatives 212-242-6863 Display Deadlines Ad Production Request: Wednesday, Noon Camera-Ready Ads: Friday, Noon Classifieds Deadlines Text Ad Placement: Thursday, Noon Classified Display Ad Production/Placement Request: Thursday, Noon Camera-Ready Classified Display Ad: Friday, Noon Media Board of Advisors Alan Beck, Keith Blackburn, Robert Boo, Reece Darham, Terry DeCarlo, Richard Hack, Kevin Hopper, Paul Hugo, Peter Jackson, Krishan Manners, Mark Negrete, Jackson Padgett, Gary Santis, Jason Tamanini, Brett Tannenbaum, Dean Trantalis, Victor Zepka Main Office 2435 N Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors, FL 33305 Phone 954-380-8563 Fax 954-380-8567 editor@guymag.net

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The Photo Art of

Gordon Nebeker By Cliff Dunn

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The Island City Art Walk on Friday, January “It is a lot of work to put up an exhibition of 30 to 40 photographs for just one 15 along the businesses and night, but the exposure one gets buildings of Wilton Drive will with the public can’t be duplicated in showcase art presented in many different mediums and any other way. I am a big fan of the styles. Among the most compelling exwhole Art Walk concept.” Nebeker specializes in the photoghibits will be that featuring the work of photographer Gordon Nebeker, raphy of Male Fine Art Nudes, and who will be displaying an exhibit of has been actively displaying his work more than three dozen of his works in galleries and art shows for over from 7 to 10:00 p.m. in the Law Ofsix years, garnering several awards in the process. fices of Cal Steinmetz (2301 Wilton Dr., Suite 3, Wilton Manors). It will be “I do this because photographing Nebeker’s third go ’round participating the male form is my passion, and I am in the event. fortunate not to have to earn a living Gordon Nebeker “Last year, we had over 450 people doing what I do: I do it simply because I at the exhibit, and about a third of enjoy being creative.” my pieces showing were sold,” Nebeker recalls. THE COVER STORY continues on page 14

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COVER A former executive with a major financial services company, Nebeker caught the (shutter) bug just after his retirement. “Some days I ask myself how I ever had time to work before!” The photographs in this year’s show include some of the artist’s underwater work as well as studio pieces and work from outdoor shoots. “The underwater work is challenging technically, but when it turns out well, it is really interesting,” says Nebeker. The models in the photographs displayed as part of the exhibit are from both South Florida and the northeast, where Nebeker lives part of the year. “These days, many of my models are referrals from other models or friends, which is great because then they know they can trust you to be professional, which is the only way to be in this business.” Gordon Nebeker can be reached at gan106@ mac.com. He says that he welcomes inquiries from men who are interested in modeling, and from those who are interested in his photography.

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Let’s Think, Dance, and Travel! By Alex Vaughn

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This was really our first week to truly exercise our brains after that ‘booze cruise’ that was the holidays! Off to The Manor for Trivia Thursday, hosted by Malcolm Neitzey, while VJ Kenny Poole played fun 90s videos and comedy clips. Wellfed and -watered on the $2 Angus Sliders (and the $2 Domestic Drafts), which incidentally last all day, I tested my trivia knowledge (and will have to go back next Diego of Boom week to see if I have improved any). On Friday, the party was at Village Pub, where the crowd was out to celebrate the end of the first full work week of 2013 (and after what felt like months being off), including, among others, spiritual columnist Lee Leo Jones. Saturday brought us the first Pig Dance at Ramrod of the year! This once-a-month event is a time to dance, cruise, and get in touch with your inner piggy self! Don’t knock it till you try it! The music pumped, everyone danced, and of course—in true Ramrod style—there were boys in cages! Carrying on the dancing theme, on Sunday it was off to Boom for the Jackhammer T-Dance. The spacious dance floor was packed with shirtless men dancing to fantastic tunes and enjoying the music of a bygone time that seems to be alive and well in this corner of the Shoppes of Wilton Manors. Wednesday was a hump-night of movers and shaker, who descended upon Chill Wine Lounge, the sexy new wine bar next to the Gateway Theater, to toast the return of Richard Gray and his new position as LGBT Marketing Czar for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. Chris Dunham, Mark Corbett, Alan Beck from FunMaps, the perennial Pompano Bill, and

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a legion of local and national glitterati (like the hunky Wayne Besen) in a complimentary glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres. Also on hand to congratulate Gray were hotelier Jim Durham and his partner Spark, Drew Miller, celebrity photographer Dennis Dean (who told me that life at the gallery at the Royal Palms “is going fantastically”), and Kip Reynolds, from Atlantic Properties International. Brian Neal was there with Guy Magazine Publisher Bobby Blair, who shared a few laughs with Hotspots Publisher Peter Clark. Keith Blackburn with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (GFLGLCC), said, “We are thrilled to be here tonight to celebrate the start of a new chapter in LGBT tourism. The GFLGLCC and the CVB have just created a unique position which is strictly for LGBT tourism: we are so pleased to have appointed Richard Gray.” The guest of honor thanked his friends and wellwishers. Gray—a fellow Brit!—gushed, “I am very humbled by the fantastic turnout.” Of his new gig, Gray noted that his “role is the only full time position to be dedicated to LGBT tourism. This is an important step.” Indeed it is!

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House Party: Alibi’s Gary and Mark

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Gateway to Class: Chill Wine Lounge

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THE WEEK

Clowns, An Evening in Paradise, and Tiffany Turns 30(ish) The Week 1/16 To 1/22/2013 By Grant James

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Bears—The Russian Kind

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The Naked Magician oRenowned magician Jack Stephens has performed for the Queen of England, and now he will perform his magic for the Queens of the Manors. Plus he’s got a British (by way of South Africa) accent! From 7 to 9 p.m., at The Naked Grape Wine and Tapas (2163 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors.)

Mrs. Skrillex oSkrillex had an impact on his ex, English singer Ellie Goulding, and you will find a couple nods to dubstep mixed in on her recent album, “Halcyon.” Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see the selftaught singer (born: Sonny Moore) up close. 8 p.m., at the Fillmore Miami Beach (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach).

oThe Dome Restaurant and Lounge present Moskow Disko, an evening of caviar, champagne, and musique with DJ Maximus 3000. Celebrate Glasnost ’til late, Comrade. (271 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables).

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Coulrophobia—Fear of Clowns—Alert! The Circus Comes to Town oIf you have night terrors about Bozo, Clarabelle, and a certain French fry-wielded pitchman with red floppy shoes, you may want to squeeze in an extra therapy session. For the less neurotic, relive your childhood dreams of running away to join the circus, and get ringside seats to see the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus. If anything it’s an opportunity to see people swing from a trapeze, and animals literally jump through hoops. 7 p.m. at the American Airlines Arena (601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami). THE WEEK continues on page 34

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THE WEEK Oh, Really, O’Reilly? oThe highly rated Fox News Political Commentator tosses his pithiest analysis around at Hard Rock Live. The traditionalist host’s libertarian/conservative/ sometimes-progressive style has made “The O’Reilly Factor” the most watched cable news program in America. (Sorry, Rush.)  8 p.m. at Hard Rock Live (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood). 

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Resistance is Futile: An Evening in Paradise oThe fundraiser for the Pride Center at Equality Park promises to mix philanthropy with fabulousness, with an incredible collection of auction items and an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and music, held in a Garden of Eden designed by Bobby Kyser of Panache Style. Proceeds also benefit the Island City Foundation. Tickets start at $100. Give in to temptation. From 7 to 11 p.m. at Richardson Historic Park Manor House (1937 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors).

Art Deco Weekend  oCelebrate Miami’s Art Deco heritage with the 2013 Art Deco Weekend in Miami Beach. From 9 AM to 10 PM, enjoy everything from art exhibits to live music. There will be antique shows, vendors, car shows, and even an array of films (“Some Like It Hot” being of course the most important). The classic charm is made possible by the Miami Design Preservation League. 9 AM. 1001 Ocean Drive. Miami Beach, 33139. 

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Hunter Vance Swings into Boardwalk oGay adult star Hunter Vance kicks off the threeday MLK weekend with a bang, with two live shows nightly, through Saturday, January 19. At Boardwalk Bar (1721 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale).

Truly God’s Gift   oAmerican Reggae-Rock artist Matisyahu brings his acoustic charm back to the Magic City, following up on his sold out 2011 show. Armed with just a guitar, some beatboxing skills, and an additional guitarist, Matisyahu (a humble little Hebrew phrase meaning “Gift of God”) promises an intimate, memorable performance (like always). 8:30 p.m., in the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (1300 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami).

Man, Dance! oDJ Herbie James hosts Man Dance at Ramrod. Squeeze into your Levis, leather, and uniforms and go, daddy, go. (1508 NE 4 Ave./Wilton Dr., Fort Lauderdale).

oMouseketeers are known for their cheery demeanors. Ryan Gosling, Keri Russell, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears (circa 1997 to 2003): all relatively happy people. Lindsey Alley is an exception, and she shares her acerbic take on all things Disney in a sarcastic, sassy standup act. Combined with musical numbers, the Lakeland, Florida-born actress/singer gives her skewed, dark points of view a little life. 8 p.m., in the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center (3385 NE 188 St., Aventura).

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We Need More Candles! Tiffany Arieagus Turns 30(ish) oBoardwalk Bar keeps MLK weekend pumping, with a celebration to honor President Obama’s inauguration and the 30-something birthday of drag legend Tiffany Arieagus! Complimentary drinks from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. (with invitation) and the sexiest dancers ever to blow on a birthday cake (1721 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale).

No Relation to LeVar Burton: Reading Rainbow oThe Reading Rainbow is like a Gay “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids:” If you’re not careful you may learn something before it’s done. (So let’s get ready, OK? Hey, hey, hey!) Part mixer/ part book club, come and engage in healthy conversation, with fun and education thrown in. Mingle and discuss the selection, this month to center on “Damned,” by “Fight Club” author Chuck Palahniuk. Starting next month, participants take turns choosing the title—the perfect opportunity to read something you might otherwise never pick up. 8 p.m. at Infinity Lounge (2184 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors). 

One-Legged Wonders: Flamingo Fest 2013 oDo you like things that stand on one leg? This may be your only chance to attend an event to honor the stately pink(ish) flamingo. Honoring the colorful fowl, the festival is armed to the teeth with flamingo-themed art and sculptures by local artists, plus arts and crafts, food, musical performances, and much more. 9:30 a.m. at—where else?—Flamingo Gardens (3750 S. Flamingo Rd., Davie).

Tennis, Anyone? Art Deco Open Finals oBeginning January 18, the Miami Mavericks, Miami’s LGBT tennis organization, host the Art Deco Open on Key Biscayne. The event, held at Crandon Park (the home of the Sony Ericsson and the 5th Grand Slam), is considered the premier tournament of the worldwide Gay and Lesbian Tennis Association (GLTA). The Art Deco Open, which runs through January 21, attracts players of all levels from around the world, representing France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, and Canada, as well as the U.S. At Crandon Park. (7300 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne). 

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Mondo Cani! Celebrate the Classics oItalian violinist Roberto Cani took up his instrument at age seven (mind out of the gutter, you). The winner of the prestigious Paganini International Competition in Genoa, he has also taken top honors at the Courcillon Competition in France, the Jeunesses Musicales in Belgrade, and the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. (And wait ’til you see his baby browns.) 8:15 p.m., in the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW 5 Ave., Fort Lauderdale). 

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Tarpon Bend Food & Tackle Always Fresh, Always Fun. By Richard David Chamberlain

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There’s a corner of downtown Fort Lauderdale that’s a magnet for young drunk straight boys and the girls that find them attractive. It’s right there for all to see at the intersection of Southwest 2nd Street (also called Himmarshee) and Southwest 2nd Avenue. There sits Tarpon Bend Food & Tackle, just as it has for over two decades. And the spectacle of boys behaving badly about the place that evokes enthusiasm for plays out each night like some comedy routine life, occasioned either by the sudden cheer that direct from reality TV. accompanies a football play on the multiple Earlier in the evening, this same restaurant/bar flat-screen TVs, or a well-relayed joke laced with attracts the aging tourist crowd, even though it profanity and told just right with the resulting has no early bird dinners nor does it offer senior laughter. Burgers just seem to fit in with that play. discounts. The wise and informed tourists-in-theFortunately, there are excellent salad entrees know come from miles around for the food, plain here as well for those who take health and eating and simple, and if the bad boys were smarter and seriously. The Mediterranean Chopped Salad with less inebriated, they would come for that reason Grilled Shrimp ($13.50) blends olives, tomatoes, too. It’s that good. cucumbers, onions, chickpeas, a lettuce medTarpon Bend is known for its burgers, with ley, and feta cheese, topped with grilled jumbo some seven versions listed on the menu, but an shrimp and heart-healthy extra virgin olive oil. infinite number available via a “Make Your Own” Delicious! Or, don’t hesitate to try the Southwest option at $1 per additional topping. Basically, Chicken Tortilla Salad ($10) with its roasted corn, you’re working off a deliciously juicy 10-ounce aged cheddar, crunchy tortilla strips and a wonserving of premium ground beef, served on your derful adobo-marinated grilled chicken breast. choice of a toasted Challah roll or whole wheat When you want to splurge, there are a slew of bun. (Hint: The Challah is the way to go here.) Tarpon Specials served each night, including the When we’re in the mood for beef, try the house favorite Crab-Crusted Mahi Mahi ($19). Black & Blue Burger ($11.50) that mounds the The crab is blue and zingy, thanks to the horse10-ouncer with blue cheese, caramelized onions, radish that gives it its POW! And on those cooler bacon, and sweet potato chips. It’s offered with Florida winter nights, it’s a joy to warm your soul your choice of fries, honey cider slaw (yes!) or with the Sizzling Seafood Kettle ($20). It’s the red-skinned potato salad in a serving that’s big Tarpon Bend version of chowder, melding the enough for a cowboy (or queen). traditional clam with mussels, shrimp, calamari When fish is the ticket, we substitute the Asian and tilapia, in a light-as-spring tomato broth. Not Tuna Burger ($11), a seared slab of yellowfin that is cheap, but worth every penny. served with a swat of wasabi mayo, caramelTarpon Bend features two-for-one happy ized onions, and pickled ginger. Served hours every day from 4-7 p.m., with medium rare, this is a treat that should extended hours on Friday until 10 p.m. be savored, but more than likely you’ll and Saturday until 9, which helps to chow it down—despite your best explain those young straight hunk 200 SW 2nd St. efforts at subtle consumption. drunks on the prowl. Make a point Fort Lauderdale, That’s the only issue here at to say hi and tell them Guy Magazine FL 33301 Tarpon Bend. There’s a certain gusto sent you.

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HEALTH

Aging and Your Diet When Three Meals a Day Are No Longer Enough

By Andy Kress

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It is inevitable. Every day we remain alive, our bodies age. For most of us, that means wrinkles, some fat, and not so few degenerative diseases. Fortunately, many of these diseases can be prevented, if you take the necessary small steps to keep them at bay. Medical studies over the years have taught us that good nutrition is one of the best ways to prevent many of the debilitating and degenerative diseases that can plague us as we age, among them osteoporosis, diabetes, and heart disease. Up to 50% of these diseases and others are caused by improper diet. Knowing these facts makes it imperative that we care about our day-to-day food intake, especially if we want to live a long and healthy life. Believe it or not, older people are the most malnourished of any group in America. This is mainly due to the dulling of the senses as we age. It begins with the sense of smell lessening, which in turn causes our taste buds not to pick up as much flavor. Ultimately food becomes less appealing. Add in some difficulty chewing, heartburn, lactose intolerance, constipation and other digestive problems, and this eating stuff starts to become a real chore. Having fixed incomes or the sudden loss of a partner will also add to less-than-proper nutrition. These situations do not have to be the death of us, especially since fresh fruits and vegetables are some of the most inexpensive items at the grocery store you can buy. During the aging process, muscle mass decreases, mainly due to disuse, and fatty tissue increases from a slowing metabolism. This means cutting back calories as we age gracefully. The average person must cut calories back 10% every decade after he turns 30 years old. People who fail to cut back their calories find that they can put quite a bit of weight on quickly. Extra weight means extra stress on the depleting joints, putting you at risk for other health problems. Mobility of

the joints gives us our independence, which is a big deal as we get older, even if it is just to walk to the grocery store. As your age increases, your body’s ability to absorb and use vitamins and minerals decreases. This decrease means there must be an increase in supplementation if you are not eating a well balanced diet. Older people are more likely to need extra essential nutrients such as calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B12, vitamin E, zinc, potassium and fiber. A daily vitamin with 100% of these ingredients is optimal and most cost effective. As you age, eating will become more pleasurable if it is done at scheduled times, rather than snacking. Make your dinner plate more appealing with foods contrasting in taste, texture, and color. Try setting the table with the good silver and china to make a meal more of an experience in fine dining. If you dislike eating alone, gather some friends around the table and make it more social. Do whatever it takes to make eating pleasurable. Along with your healthy diet, remember to drink plenty of water to wash it down and keep your digestive tract running smoothly. Proper hydration is as important as diet, especially if you take a lot of medications. In the time it took you to read this article, you just got a bit older! Remember these facts when it comes to eating and you will be a bit wiser, too.

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Thailand, Part II Land of Smiles and ‘Ladyboys’ Kindness By Robert Elias Deaton

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To understand how the mythical Siam of “Anna and the King” fame evolved into current-day Thailand, land of smiles and “ladyboys,” requires a quick trip into history, and everywhere you look in this country of 70 million is teeming with the stuff. There have been enough invasions, political intrigues, and military Tina of Ladyboys of Bangkok coups to suit a country ten times Photo by Alan Lewis the size of Thailand, which has quietly, and politely, absorbed it all. That is your that you can ride into the jungle. And there are first clue about Thai wisdom and culture. Do not those whose loyalty lies with the islands of Phuket make waves, and do not make judgments. and Koh Sumai, which are laid back and picturRemember that this country is a kingdom and esque for sure. But for us, none can match the that the monarch—currently Bhumibol Adulyadej exotic beauty of Pattaya, both in terms of people (or King Rama IX to you)—has been on the throne and location. for nearly 67 years. As you can imagine, the longNow over 40 years after the Vietnam war, the sitting King is very popular and he’s always the Pattaya beach is no longer the pristine tropic primary reason that Thailand is so welcoming to paradise it once was. The gays, always ones to folgays. (A more accurate statement is that Thailand low beauty, have simply shifted their beachhead, is welcoming to everyone, including gays. And in relocating to the Dongtan area of Jomtien Beach, particular Americans.) a short Baht bus ride away from South Pattaya That development grew from a kernel that was (Pattaya Tai). The blue Baht buses are the easiest planted during the Vietnam War when the King means of inexpensive local travel. For 30 cents invited the U.S. to set up housekeeping along you can hop on one and go the mile and a half the beaches of Pattaya, where it established one to Jomtien Beach, getting off just before the bus of America’s largest foreign air bases. With the makes a sharp left at the Police Box. Walk back air base came the military, and with the military in the direction you were just traveling along the came—well, gays. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” may sand until you locate the Avalon Beach Resort. have been a long way off, but that didn’t keep the Once here, settle in on a lounge chair (which boys from being boys. In a heartbeat otherwise will cost you all of a quarter), and watch the cute known as military “leave,” Pattaya became a guys of Thailand on display and parading by. You’ll lovers’ paradise. One hundred miles southeast of be joined by muscular Russians and Germans, tourBangkok, Pattaya is worlds away, and the place to ists who are there for the same reasons you are. be if you’re thinking of experiencing gay Thailand. You’ll see them again at night back at the many There are other nearly as exciting cities, of bars in Pattaya, where you’ll notice the house course, starting with Bangkok itself. However, the dancers wearing numbers. If you like one you see, smog in the capital city is too thick for our taste, it will cost you a $10 “bar fine” to remove him leaving us cravinga seaside breeze. While Chiang from the place to take back to your room. Like we Mai with its walled city and moat has its admirers, said, such is the sweet life in Thailand. Anna and its main claim to fame is its legends of elephants the King would be proud.

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