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FOUND: What makes Amy Ray smile

Back in 2012 I posted about Amy Ray’s performance at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ and noted that while she was terrific, as ever, she was also characteristically scowly, so much so, in fact, that I posted a challenge, offering $50 to anyone who could get photo or video of Amy Ray smiling and/or giggling. My proviso was […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Queer Anxiety of Whiplash

The film Whiplash by Damien Chazelle, is based loosely on his experiences in the Princeton High School Studio Band. The film’s protagonist is Andrew, played by Miles Teller, a gifted young drummer at a fictional music conservatory in New York. His mentor and nemesis is his Studio Band conductor, Terence Fletcher, played by JK Simmons, who won the Best […]

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Bananas are not butch…but they are a bitch

This post isn’t precisely about queer studies, but, to my mind, the crap we shill out to children is pretty queer in itself and deserves occasional examination. Lots of gays and lesbians are parents, and gay parenting seems to be having its moment. Just this summer the Supreme Court voted down the Defense of Marriage […]

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I am not “just like you!”

I saw Bishop Gene Robinson on The Daily Show this past week explaining how loving gay and lesbian families are, just like heterosexual families. Bishop Robinson is a brave person and I respect him as a faith leader , but his argument is both inaccurate and dangerous. It is one I hear all the time […]

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Slate sucks at vagina politics

Slate sucks at vagina politics

Okay, Slate, an article about how to do your make up so you look like a porn star? I cannot get my head around it. You put it on the XX factor and do not appear to have thought about the ethical implications. You’ve created this segment of your news and culture site specifically to address […]

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