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.
January 2, 1992 |
Richard Rouilard sticks his fingers in his mouth and gives a piercing blast. ' 'Attenzione!" Hopping onto a stool in the cocktail lounge of Trump's, the editor-in-chief of The Advocate, the nation's largest gay and lesbian publication, addresses the crowd: "As a flaming homo, I'm delighted to be here!" He is greeted by hoots and claps.
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.
February 24, 1991 |
THE NEW BOOK "Earrings: From Antiquity to the Present" points out that Tutankhamen had large holes pierced in his earlobes--proving that in ancient Egypt, earrings were worn by men as well as women. Today, 3,300 years later, the fashion has been revived. Discreet studs twinkle at the earlobes of stockbrokers and stock clerks alike; outlandish ornaments dangle below the ears of art directors and electricians.