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Virgo New Moon: Magic Making

Sometimes when I look at the astrology for the month ahead I can’t help but say, “Oh. Fuck”. August was one of those months. ...

Kinetic Cinima @ Mad Museum

How does the idea of "queer/feminist/science fiction, dance and gaming ala 'live action role play'" grab you? Hopefully by the b*lls, because that is what the A.O. ...

Yoga Acharya BKS Iyengar 1918 - 2014

It is safe to say that there is not one Yoga Asana teacher that has not studied with or studied under a student of B.K.S. Iyengar. ...

Art is Dead, Amy Poehler the Lesbian Gallerist

Unfortunately this an Old Navy ad, but here's to hoping there will be more from Amy Phoeler the lesbian gallerist. Aggressive, dangerous, stupid... brilliant.   ...

The Stigma of Black Suicide is Killing Us

When the first news reports of Robin Williams’ death hit the media, few questioned the report that the country's most beloved comedian had committed suicide. ...

Tenacious as Hell, Vividly: Wanda Ewing

Exactly four years ago, I noticed some small prints at a salon on the Upper East Side, the last place I expected to encounter art so critically charged. ...

Sinead O'Connor Pens Thoughtful Note To Clueless Miley Cyrus

Sinead O'Conn0r penned a thoughtful open letter to Miley Cyrus after the young singer had sited her elder stateswoman of song as an inspiration for "Wrecking Ball". ...

Aquarius Full Moon; The Water Bearer And The Lioness

I have been thinking a lot about responsibility lately, what I’m tied to, what I love, what I am creating, maintaining and magnetizing. ...

LGBTQ Christians Embracing celibacy

No joke. Progress has been made on federal and state levels concerning LGBTQ civil rights but many churches, especially in certain religious conservative circles, are far behind. ...

African American sisters aging with HIV and co-morbidities

Imani (not her real name) was thirty-two when she contracted HIV. Surrounded by sister-friends who died from the virus, Imani did not expect to reach middle age. ...

Haiti Glass, Lenelle Moïse

Sometimes hearing hard truths are easier when packaged in poetic verse. ...

Doctor Who lesbian kiss sparks complaints
NZ Herald News
August 27, 2014

Ofcom has received six complaints after a lesbian kiss featured in Saturday night's Doctor Who episode, Deep Breath. - New Zealand Herald

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Lesbian is talk of Ireland after winning beauty queen crown at Rose Of Tralee pageant  
Mail Online
August 27, 2014

Maria Walsh, 27, was born in America but raised in County Mayo, Ireland. Since winning the 56-year-old pageant (left), Maria has revealed she is gay and has recently come out of a two-year relationship.

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Judges Take Tough Tone at Gay Marriage Hearing
NYTimes
August 27, 2014

CHICAGO — Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending bans on same-sex marriage in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to laws, now defunct, that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.

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In Changing America, Gay Masculinity Has 'Many Different Shades' : NPR
NPR
August 27, 2014

As attitudes toward homosexuality shift in the U.S., many gay men say that's created not just more legal freedoms but also greater freedom to express their gender identities.

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Judges blast Ind., Wis. gay marriage bans
USA Today
August 27, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — The legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted Tuesday to a federal appeals court in Chicago as attorneys for Wisconsin and Indiana sought to reinstate bans on gay weddings ruled unconstitutional two months earlier.

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August in Iraq: More Destruction, Humanitarian Catastrophes
Gates of Nineveh: An Experiment in Blogging Assyriology
August 26, 2014

Since my last post at the end of July the situation in Iraq has changed dramatically in a number of ways. Obviously, at this point the heritage crisis takes a back seat to the unfolding humanitarian catastrophe. Destruction of Islamic sites has continued unabated ...

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NASA Explores the Potential of Origami in Space
hypperallergic
August 26, 2014

The future of space flight may be founded on the traditions of art. Using the techniques of origami, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is examining how to use the craft of paper-folding to compact solar panels for space travel. Japanese origami

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The "OITNB" Cast Is Officially The Best Dressed At The Emmys
buzzfeed
August 26, 2014

Give them all the awards. ..

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A Church is Blocking Cersei's Big Nude Scene in Game of Thrones
gawker
August 25, 2014

Cersei Lannister's most important (non-incestuous) nude scene from Game of Thrones is proving difficult to film, due to a dispute with the Croatian church that was supposed to provide the backdrop.

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2014 VMAS: The Highs and Lows
Vulture
August 25, 2014

Where did we place Beyoncé, Jay Pharoah, and Miley's acceptance speech?

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Designs That Outlived Their Benefactors
nytimes.com
August 22, 2014

Woodlawn Cemetery, a national historic landmark in the Bronx that turned 150 last year, is celebrating with an exhibition on its spectacular Gilded Age tombs.

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Photographer Captures Real Women From Around The World Having Orgasms (NSFW)
huffpo
August 22, 2014

Female pleasure remains a widely muffled topic in many public spheres of conversation, even more so -- unfortunately -- when experienced without the presence of a man.

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Ape-Woman, Artist
The New Yorker
August 22, 2014

A new study suggests that ape-men made art and culture only when ape-men finally became more like ape-women.

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Dating Naked Sued for Insufficient Junk-Blurring
the Cut
August 22, 2014

The hard consequences of a dating revolution.

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Mo’ne Davis’s Little League World Series Run Draws Appreciation
New York Times
August 21, 2014

Fans lined up Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. for free tickets to see Mo’ne Davis and the Taney Dragons of Philadelphia, although Davis would not pitch for another 12 hours

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Smithsonian adds gay rights history to museum collection
CBS News
August 20, 2014

Scripts from TV show "Will and Grace" and tennis racket from Renee Richards among historical objects documenting LGBT history

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The FRC Abuses Robin Williams’ Death to Support Ex-Gay Therapy
Slate
August 20, 2014

When a figure as beloved and respected as Robin Williams passes away, it’s only natural that writers scramble and stretch to find distinctive means of marking the event.

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‘SNL’ Star Kate McKinnon’s Big, ‘Awesome,’ Emmy-Nominated Year
The Daily Beast
August 19, 2014

The ‘SNL’ scene-stealer nabbed an Emmy nod for singing about penises and her impression of Angela Merkel. Now she’s on the hit Hulu series ‘The Awesomes.’

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Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind: Formative architectural drawings at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in St. Louis.
slate.com
August 19, 2014

The art of making beautiful architectural drawings by hand is a fading practice as new generations of architects make ready use of digital tools. Just as news that an early Frank Gehry building is being turned into a Whole Foods supermarket, folks at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at...

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