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Diepiriye Kuku
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Diepiriye Kuku is a New Delhi based Nigerian-American sociologist, public educationist, writer and choreographer from Kentucky.


Thursday, June 17 2010

Hitchcock, Zeal and the Velvet Rope

More than almost any other of the great directors, Hitchcock filled his films with characters that are either explicitly or implicitly coded as gay. And almost always as villainous.

Tuesday, September 22 2009

Luther Is Drag: The Death of Vandross

Luther took full ownership of the music. He loved the music and massaged fans’ eyes, ears, and sentiments with his arrangements, taking the plain, factory-produced, mundane regular pop hit to new, unfounded heights.

Sunday, July 5 2009

The MJ Top Ten Tribute

The ultimate list of icons to pay performance tribute to THE icon.


Friday, May 21 2010

Starfleet Unitards for Women

Trekkie compilations and more cocoa in Starfleet to confront viewers with the show's embedded sexism.

Friday, May 14 2010

Thrills, Trills and Outcasts, But Still No Happy Homo in the 24th Century

Is Star Trek only able to come out on the Internet?

Thursday, April 22 2010

"Cop Out": Old Bible Stories / Modern Archetypes

This hero-worship is some old rehashing of Bible stories- the absent omnipotent father who will act as the ultimate punisher, executioner and maker of the law, while still allowing the privileged kid to grow up in heavenly wealth and luxury.

Sunday, April 4 2010

Clipping all the difference(s) into patterns of hierarchy all around!

Arg! And here I was just sifting through the current news, looking for health care coverage, but got assaulted with this crap in the headlines.

Victim's Gay Hero and Modern Marvels of Social Change (Short Ends and Leader) [28.Nov.09]
Why won't rappers rap about marriage? (Sources Say) [16.Nov.09]
Combing the Kink Out (video) (Mixed Media) [8.Sep.09]
Black Gay Marriage (Sources Say) [23.Aug.09]
"Why Is Africa Poor?" (Sources Say) [11.Aug.09]
Monsoon Dance (Sound Affects) [19.Jul.09]
Black Trekkie: Tuning Out to Tune In (Channel Surfing) [17.Jun.09]
Kinship & Collective Fate in Heroes (Channel Surfing) [16.Jun.09]
'Heroes' and the Coming Out Narrative (Channel Surfing) [10.Jun.09]
The Ultimate Penultimate in 'The Color Purple' (Short Ends and Leader) [10.Jun.09]
Peter Pan Makes a Comeback (Sound Affects) [11.May.09]
Old Skewl B.S. aka Morality Police Bite (Sound Affects) [31.Mar.09]
Spidey, Oedipus, Jesus, & Platonic Love (Short Ends and Leader) [29.Mar.09]
Morality and the Principles of Pleasure (Sound Affects) [3.Mar.09]
'Irreplaceable' & more attacks on love (Sound Affects) [15.Feb.09]
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