Monday, October 18 2010
Queer, Isnt It? columnist Michael Abernethy rolls up his sleeves for some serious smackdowns, starting with Perez Hilton, arguably among America's most badly behaved, embarrassing queens.
Wednesday, October 13 2010
Teeming with fruit, soda cans, ceramic figurines, plastic tassels, stuffed animals, even hanging shirts, the “barrio” section of Hollywood Cemetery abounds with vivid, converging, and often holiday-specific ornamentation.
Wednesday, September 22 2010
Glad you asked about the mosque! This is what situational ethics is all about!
Monday, September 20 2010
Are you Twitter addicted? What looks like love to you might in fact be abusing -- and therefore losing -- your followers.
Monday, September 6 2010
We're mastering the art of presenting a persona rather than a person -- each becoming a distorted version of ourselves, further and further removed from the real thing.
Sunday, August 22 2010
Empty nostalgia or a realignment of values, chillwave's alchemical waste-sounds may be on the cusp of a deadbeat summer.
Tuesday, July 27 2010
While England was exporting the Beatles, Rolling Stones, and the Who '60s, Wales offered up Shirley Bassey, Mary Hopkin, and Tom Jones. Things changed, thankfully, and Super Furry Animals became the heart and soul of the Wales “Cool Cymru” movement.
Thursday, July 22 2010
Armchair pundits lit up the blogosphere when Sarah Palin tweeted a non-word. Don't we have more important things to worry about?
Sunday, July 18 2010
Whatever her motivation, there's no doubt that Tammy Faye liked us. Still, despite all of her proselytizing about the LGBT community, she seemed to have had little effect on the evangelical movement.
Thursday, July 15 2010
Langston Hughes’ proverbial California raisin in the sun exploded to a funky beat. I stared blankly past the familiar storefronts, into a world I could barely grasp. How civil a society was it that my daughter was about to join?
Wednesday, June 30 2010
Crime Classics, a 1953 CBS ‘true crime’ radio series, seems to be something of a slap in the face to audiences’ sense of identification and notions of self-importance, presenting a vision of a callous and petty world where the individual matters little, and their thoughts and feelings matter less.
Monday, June 14 2010
Between the parades and parties and protests this month, make time to whip up a batch of Pink Ladies and raise your glasses to the countless unsung LGBT individuals who are blazing…no, flaming a path for us all.
Thursday, June 10 2010
Aside from lightsabers, proton packs, warp drive and teleportation, many of my favorite sci-fi gadgets have become a reality. The latest: iPhone 4.
Wednesday, June 9 2010
Simon Cowell, like Sarah Palin, did the honorable thing and quit for the sake of the people. Really?!
Wednesday, June 2 2010
Thus begins a few months of eschewing good taste and judgment, and finding some time to behave badly. If you’re so inclined to join me, follow these tips for a successful sunny season…
Wednesday, May 26 2010
The hope for civil rights for LGBT people lies in the hands of today's teens and young adults. This generation has grown up with gay and lesbian family, friends and classmates.
Thursday, April 22 2010
The cutting-edge of literary studies uses brain scans and evolutionary psychology to fashion a science of reading, but these techniques have already been at work crafting the latest and most invasive phase of capitalism.
Monday, April 19 2010
I wanted to feel like a poor man’s Andrew Zimmern, a poorer man’s Anthony Bourdain, bravely about to embark on an edible adventure by eating KFC's bunless Double Down sandwich.
Thursday, April 15 2010
Suburban discontent in Richard Yates' Revolutionary Road, John Updike's Couples and Richard Ford's Independence Day. The idea or myth of suburbia is just as real as the actual shopping centers, schools, etc.
Wednesday, April 7 2010
For years, society had two perceptions of what lesbians look like. Today, high fashion and lesbians aren't such strangers -- and it's getting harder to tell, Is She or Isn't She?