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The Fountain and Shrine of The New Yorker: Katherine S. White

This past Saturday was the 119th anniversary of the birth of Katherine Sergeant Angell White, one of The New Yorker‘s first editors. She began working for the magazine in 1925 and nurtured the talents of many of its best known writers. “She had a fabulous correspondence with them. She mothered them. She was interested in [...]

Nationwide Birth Control Recall

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals has issued a nationwide recall for several lots of birth control pills, due to a “packaging error”: The recall affects these products: Cyclafem 7/7/7, Cyclafem 1/35, Emoquette, Gildess FE 1.5/30, Gildess FE 1/20, Orsythia, Previfem and Tri-Previfem. The pills are rotated incorrectly within their packages, meaning that some birth control users might take [...]

For Your Reading Pleasure: Sexual Inadequacy

In March the basic television musical Glee, site of so much critical dissection, had a show about sex and sex education called “Sexy.” It was a bold move for Fox to give airtime to an untried commodity like sex. The question on everyone’s mind was, of course, would it sell? In one scene the Glee [...]

GREY AREAS: Come, Let Me Play You a Torch Song Of My Wasted Youth Edition

Last week I asked for questions for Grey Areas and this was in my inbox before the e-ink was dry on my e-request. I‘m young, gay, sassy, and just starting to play the dating game. How do I get buttloads of men to swoon over me, or at least get the buttloads of men swooning [...]

I Think I’m Ready To Stop Kidding Myself About Lady Gaga’s “Judas”

I’m going to level with you Beatdown: this piece was almost going to be about how much I still love Lady Gaga, how innovative and interesting and important she still is. This morning I realized that I wasn’t writing objectively about the song, but was instead pushing this really obsequious pro-Gaga agenda. This meant I [...]

VIDEO: The Legacy of Wonder Woman

Wow. Never has something so relevant to my interests flown so far under my radar. From Vaquera Films’ website: THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE AS TOLD BY WONDER WOMAN is a feature film about female superheroes, warrior princesses and the “ideal” woman in popular culture. The film explores our culture’s love of comic book superheroes [...]

Marinelli Claims NOM Has Assembled a “Secret Online Propaganda Team”

If you haven’t been following the story of Louis Marinelli’s defection, he was the engineer behind the National Organization for Marriage’s “Summer For Marriage” Tour and worked as a high-ranking staffer within the organization. Until last week, when he defected via an interview on the queer activism blog Good As You: Having spent the last [...]

Montana State Representative Alan Hale Rails Against DUI Laws

It should be noted that Alan Hale owns a bar. Last week Alan Hale voted yes on Montana’s HB 544 , a bill that would require a doctor performing an abortion to “screen” the abortion seeker an hour beforehand to make certain they aren’t being “coerced” into having a legal medical procedure. Hale has also [...]

Tiger Earplugs: Mal Blum

Yesterday I went to GayBiGayGay, the annual queer rock festival at the end of South By Southwest. This was their first year in a new location, it was a beautiful day, and the ZiegenBock was reasonably priced – so reasonably priced that I spent most of the afternoon trying to take a nap. But before [...]

Quick Hit: Girls Rock Camp Austin SXSW Day Party

I just woke up, so it will take me time to fight the 6 other people in this apartment for the one shower, but this is where I’m going to be all day.