Last week, arts organization BRIC announced a June 26 screening of the seminal 1990 documentary Paris Is Burning as part of its Celebrate Brooklyn! program. Invited to help present the screening was the movie’s director, Jennie Livingston, musician/artist JD Samson, who was to perform a DJ set, and exactly zero queer… »
This happened last Saturday. I meant to post it to GT then, but ... busy.
Little bit of background: I work at grill/brewery in one of the big yuppie/hipster neighborhoods in Chicago. We host weddings and events on our second floor because we have a nice second bar, empty space up there that we otherwise wouldn't use.… »
So, I engaged in a debate, against my better judgement with this kid I went to university with. This is a guy with a master's in political science. He has almost the same education as I do (mine is a bit longer-running but you get the idea). Anyhow, he posts this article about how women are oppressing men from… »
So, I'm at my local gym here in eastern France, the TV screens up on the walls have a few different shows going. Innocuous stuff that I can ignore, mostly: Something old with Beverly D'Angelo, a Friends episode with French subtitles, the news. And then a commercial pops up on the Friends screen and within moments, I… »
Every year around Columbus Day I feel a great disturbance, as if a million history majors have cried out in terror as they try to decide if it's worth it to explain why the day is racist to friends and relatives on Facebook. And for the past two years the Oatmeal comic extolling the virtues of Bartolomé de las Casas… »