June 2010

Thanks for the Pall, Construction Worker

30 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

I sashayed out the door like I own the place and headed downtown to enjoy the weather, maybe pop in and say hello to Hilary, return some books, perhaps hit the bakery. To enjoy a rare stretch of time with obligations to just be outside and do some ...

Impatient Timpani

30 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

Bernice Yeung at East Bay Express: Can Health Care Treat Crime? Health care and violence prevention may not seem related, but Alameda County is betting there’s an important connection between the two. Jay Barmann at SFist: Mehserle Said ...

True Blood: It Hurts Me Too

29 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

Content warning: This post contains discussions about True Blood through season three, episode three, ‘It Hurts Me Too.’ It also discusses violent sexuality that occurred in said episode. If you’d like to skip it, you can read ...

Glee and the Great Dichotomy

29 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

So. Let’s talk about Glee now that we’ve had a bit of breathing room without new episodes being crammed down our throats every week. The argument that I most commonly see used to ‘explain’ the show to people like me who ...

Salacious Bassoons

29 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

Scott Henry at Creative Loafing: The Atlanta Way not always best But letting corporations take the lead in civic matters isn’t an all-purpose solution. The planned Center for Civil and Human Rights is an example of a great opportunity ...

The Things I Like, and How I Like Them

28 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

Today, I’m going to try an experiment. People constantly complain that humourless feminists don’t find anything funny, and don’t find anything enjoyable. That we spend all our television viewing hours staring sourly at the screen ...

Mauve Fuscias

28 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

Dominic Holden at The Stranger:  New Money in the Gay Ghetto Look at these queer kids. They’re earnest and smart—so earnest and so smart that you’d give them lots of the city’s cash to start a clubhouse and community center for ...

I Believe In History

27 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

I can tell you precisely the moment when I was bitten by the history bug. When history went from being something that I was abstractly interested in to something I was passionate about. Nay, enthusiastic about. It came to life for me and became ...

From the Deep

26 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

Read the first part of this story, ‘Giorgos and the Octopus,’ if you feel so inclined. The story of Giorgos became common fodder in the kafenia. As people softly clicked their backgammon tiles to and fro and drank ouzo and cried ...

Shhh. We don’t talk about money.

25 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

I do not come from money. I come, in fact, from the opposite of money. But, somehow, I absorbed a trait which is commonly described as ‘very old money.’ I don’t talk about money. I don’t tell people how much I earn, I ...
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