April 18, 1993
"Why Stay in L.A.?" (April 4) caught my eye. I am in desperate need of a reason. Robin Abcarian's essay left me wondering if her "own private rush hour" was actually a result of sniffing the Krazy Glue she attempts to use as a simile for memories. I tried one more essay. I do not know if Richard Rouilard is beautiful or not, but with his claim, "I danced with Madonna at a club," I do know he is shallow. Unfortunately, "Why Stay in L.A.?" only begged the question to be asked again, louder.
August 8, 1992
Richard Rouilard's statements, as quoted by Liz Smith ("Abdication at the Advocate," July 30), that "the editorial staff has received . . . very little support . . . during the period we changed . . ." and that "the Advocate has had a new editor-in-chief nearly every two years since the present owners took over," deserve comment. First, as to support of the editorial department: as editor-in-chief Rouilard cleaned house. He was granted several new editorial staff positions, both in-house and in important national and international cities, and he had influence in the hiring of key positions in the art and advertising departments.
July 24, 1992 |
Gay activists expressed surprise--and in some cases shock--Thursday over the resignation of Richard Rouilard as editor-in-chief of the Advocate, the news-making magazine that gained a national reputation for its coverage of gay and lesbian issues during his two-year stint at the helm.
September 27, 1992 |
Snow White, saints and lobster ashtrays all under the same roof? Call it whimsy style. The West Hollywood apartment of Richard Rouilard, former editor in chief of The Advocate, reflects the building's glamorous past, when Mae (and later, Bette) lived there and Gable and Cooper hung out at the pool. But its appeal comes from the lighthearted approach of Ron Meyers, designer of witty Club Lux, Atlas Bar & Grill and Tryst.
July 25, 1992
Howard Rosenberg's article "Some Journalists Playing Wrong Roles" (Section A, July 16) wrongly reinforces misinformation that NBC anchor Tom Brokaw spread to his viewers after AIDS activists Bob Hattoy and Elizabeth Glaser spoke at the Democratic Convention. President Bush did not approve a 3% increase in AIDS research and education this last year as Brokaw asserted. In fact, Bush proposed a cut in AIDS research. Bush has entirely eliminated an important housing program for people with AIDS.
April 27, 1992 |
Thierry Mugler's extravagant fashion show Thursday night to benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles proved that he deserves his title as the P.T. Barnum of the fashion world. The Paris-based designer sent models, movie stars, socialites and porn stars down the runway wearing his sci-fi Hells Angels jackets, outlaw cowboy costumes, velvet swimsuits, plexiglass bustiers and enough stretchy vinyl to clothe an army of Cat Women.