By day, New York City forensic psychiatrist Richard Wang, 29, devotes himself to the oddball, the eccentric, and sometimes those incompetent to stand trial. Off the clock he opts for only the former two categories, editing the hysterical, hip, and more than a little mischievous Blairmag.com. Also a contributing editor for the super-fashionable Index magazine, Wang, along with a few friends, started Blair as a lark designed to amuse each other. But soon he discovered that strangers couldn't resist its quirky, queer, and subversively side-splitting contents, either. ("I've always enjoyed tickling strangers," he quips.) Recent Blair features involve Carol Channing's demented film work, Pippi Longstocking, sexually questionable wrestler GoldDust, and the infamous interactive game "Gay or Eurotrash?"--in which you're invited to determine whether a secretly photographed subject is just that.
"One of the guys whose picture was in `Gay or Eurotrash?' was unhappy with it," Wang admits gleefully. "Some guy in Atlanta ran into him at the gym and said `Aren't you a gay or Eurotrash?' and apparently he didn't like that sort of recognition."
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|Title Annotation:||creator of Web 'zine "Blair"|
|Publication:||The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Aug 14, 2001|
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