Simi Horwitz

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Simi Horwitz is an award-winning feature writer/film reviewer who has been honored by the New York Press Club, The Newswomen’s Club of New York, The Los Angeles Press Club, The Society for Feature Journalism, and the American Jewish Press Association, among others. The publications that have printed her work include "The Hollywood Reporter," "Film Journal International," "American Theatre," and the "Forward." She was an on-staff feature writer at "Backstage" for fifteen years (1997-2012).

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The Evolving Genre/Gender-Bending Art Form Known as Drag is One Big Hybrid

The Evolving Genre/Gender-Bending Art Form Known as Drag is One Big Hybrid

May 22, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

(This is Part One  of a multi-part series on alternative cabaret by Simi Horwitz.) The diva-inspired bitchy and/or adorably naughty drag queen is still with us. Hey, she’s the archetype and a few have elevated drag to high art. Think Varla Jean Merman, the self-described love child of Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman, indisputably brilliant […]

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