Events

Events

In every issue you can find the latest “Local Calendar” as well as “PSP Focus” with all the upcoming events in Palm Springs.
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Fitness & Wellness

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Feature

In each issue of theStandard you will find some new trends in architecture, fashion, music, books, movies, tech, home decor or a feature on local artist.
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Epicurean

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Book Review

Book Review

In each issue of theStandard you will find “Always Overbooked…” the latest book reviews by Terri Schlichenmeyer.
Latest entries
Hot off the Runway

Hot off the Runway

2017-2018 Hot off the Runway By Chris Astrala   From Seventies inspired athletic silhouettes to eclectic patterns and unexpected motifs, the runways came to life in a sea of invigorating men’s fashion trends. A wild animal print jacket here and a sleek velour tracksuit there; looks were political, whimsical, and oft times personal.   Shades...
DEX Experience

DEX Experience

DEX Serves Internash-ional Fierceness By Mike Bahr   DEX Experience aka DEX is serving fierceness worldwide with the release of “Internash,” the first single from his upcoming album. Combining catchy lyrics with bitchy base, the empowering, feel good, party track has a 90’s sound set against a sassy, modern day kick.   Written and produced by...
Queer Fashion

Queer Fashion

Queer Fashion Is Way More Than Just A Trend From countless articles mapping the rise of androgynous models to the influx of highly visible gender-neutral clothing to celebrities challenging gender-based expectations through fashion, the queering of the fashion industry is a phenomenon that parallels the rapid acceptance of the LGBT community by mainstream society. Some...
LGBT Musical Artists

LGBT Musical Artists

A New Wave of LGBT Musical Artists By Chris Astrala     Big names like Elton John, RuPaul, The Village People, Michael Stipe, Sylvester, Ricky Martin, Boy George, Melissa Etheridge, Andy Bell just a small handful of well-known gay music artists who have entertained us throughout the years.   Many brilliant but lesser known talents...
Somebody to Love

Somebody to Love

Always Overbooked By Terri Schlichenmeyer   Last year was a particularly rough one.   Every time you open a newspaper or turned on the computer or TV, it seemed as though someone – a Hollywood actor, singer, or stage performer you liked – had died. Even now, whether it was six months, a year or,...
Big Bear Romp Promises a Romping Good Time

Big Bear Romp Promises a Romping Good Time

Big Bear Romp Promises a Romping Good Time   Big Bear ROMP returns for its third anniversary to Big Bear, CA and with it bringing playful fun to new heights as SoCal’s biggest, beariest summer escape.   Drawing hundreds of guys from the west coast and beyond, this weekend gathering provides a unique opportunity to...
Palm Springs Comic Con

Palm Springs Comic Con

Are you ready for some Cosplay? By Bob Bogard   Comic Con Palm Springs will return to the Palm Springs Convention Center August 25-27, 2017 and will feature an array of artists and celebrities, fun programming, colorful costumes, and musical entertainment. Headline celebrities will include Stan Lee, Marvel Comics founder, Rob Lefeild, artist/creator of Deadpool...
The Art of Living Well

The Art of Living Well

The Art of Living Well By Dann Foley   This month at The Standard we are celebrating a summer of Arts & Entertainment. Frankly, I could not have chosen a better editorial theme for the month myself!   It is like a gift to me because I love entertaining! Summer entertaining is really one of my...
Throw a Sizzling Summer Cocktail Party

Throw a Sizzling Summer Cocktail Party

Throw a Sizzling Summer Cocktail Party Raise your glasses high – cocktail parties are the toast of this summer’s entertaining. Don’t know where to start? Think barware, which is nearly as hot as the rising temperatures. That’s why we turned to designer Julie Robbins from Replacements, Ltd., the world’s largest retailer of vintage and current...
Asbury Park Rises Up For Ascension Party

Asbury Park Rises Up For Ascension Party

Asbury Park Rises Up For Ascension Party By Mark Dawson Thousands of gay men from around the globe will flock to the sun drenched Jersey Shore in August for the three-day, eleven-party, fourteen-DJ festival known as Ascension Party. “Prepare to be turned ovah like a fat rat,” says DJ Lina, who launches the weekend on...
Top 12 LGBT Beach Destinations

Top 12 LGBT Beach Destinations

Top 12 LGBT Beach Destinations   Who wouldn’t love to be on a beach sipping on an umbrella clad fruity drink and being hypnotized by the ebb and flow of the waves. Well it’s time to stop daydreaming about it and make that daydream a reality. We have compiled a list of some favorite beach...
Great Tools for a Great Vacation

Great Tools for a Great Vacation

Great Tools for a Great Vacation By Chris Astrala   Planning a trip can be a daunting task, but for a gay traveler, it can be even more difficult. There are limited resources for the LGBT community, so Travel Channel has put together a quick list of gay travel guides, websites and other resources to...