Joanne Spataro is a writer living in New York. Her focus is on culture, wellness and society. When she's not writing, Joanne loves to eat nachos, buy a magnet from each city she visits, and dance to disco music.
Can Eating Conch Turn You into a Sex God?
"Some guys eat conch right out of the shell and drink a Guinness stout. It’s a chemical combustion when the two come together. It puts a lot of lead in the pencil.”
'Dancing Queen' Alyssa Edwards Shares Her Ultimate Guide to Etiquette
The famed drag star shares her guide to manners in advance of her new Netflix show's premiere and an appearance at DragCon on September 29.
Here's What Being LGBTQ Can Do to Your Health
Being gay in 2018 means dealing with the health repercussions of old school discrimination plus new, startling research about heart health and cancer.
Baked Alaska Is the Ultimate Gay Food
Fun, flamboyant, and literally flaming, it’s the epic drag queen of the dessert world.
Should I Wash Meat Before I Cook It?
Short answer: Your attempt to wash away germs can backfire in a big way.
The Real History of Black and White Cookies
Despite what you may have heard, it was never about racial unity.
The Tea Dance Is Part of NYC's LGBTQ Living History
It's the best way to reconcile your love of partying with your early-ass bedtime.
Race and Health
Doctors Don’t Always Believe You When You’re a Black Woman
Six black women tell us how they had to advocate for themselves in the doctor's office.
Is Eating Breakfast Good for Losing Weight?
An age-old question, answered.
You're Smarter Than That
How to Tell the Difference Between a Bad Headache and a Brain Tumor
Relax. It's probably not time to put your affairs in order just yet.
More Pregnant Women Are Smoking Weed
New research shows young pregnant women in California are increasingly using marijuana to calm anxiety and morning sickness.
Asking for a friend
Can I Exfoliate Every Day Without Destroying My Skin?
Your loofah-obsessed friend gives new meaning to the term “rub one out.”