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Velvetpark Reading, "Mother As Muse"

This Wed, Dec 4th at Dixon Place, our December Reading: "Mother As Muse" curated by Qiana Mestrich. Wednesday at 7:00pm, Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, @ Delancey ...

3rd Annual Mr Transman Competition

Its that time of year for the 3rd annual FTM competition, Mr Transman, produced by Original Plumbing Magazine and Mr Showbiz, Murray Hill. ...

Velvetpark December Horoscope 2013

Venus goes retrograde this month, are you ready for a visit from old lovers? Read your forcast for December. [-ed.] ...

Anoushka Shankar Continues an Oral and Aural Tradition

If Goddess Sarasawti descended from her celestial loka she would and perhaps may have assumed the form of Anushka Shankar. ...

Alec Baldwin & Homophobia: A Race-Based Double Standard?

Alec Baldwin has done it again—caught on camera in a cussing tirade hurling anti-gay epithets at the vulturous paparazzi on his heels. ...

Farewell to 5Pointz?

Like many reports have already articulated, 5Pointz is no longer. ...

To Bling Or Not to Bling This Holiday Season

On November 12th, Hawai’i lawmakers approved gay marriage, the sixteenth in the union to legalize same-sex marriage. ...

The Weekender

Friday is back!  Check out what queer NYC is up to this weekend:    ...

26th MIX New York Queer Experimental Film Festival

Today is the launch of the 26th annual MIX Queer Experimental Film Festival. This week long event is the latest in queer experimental film and performance. ...

Monogamous: To Be or Not to Be?

The one thing you don't expect to see in any of the Bible Belt states (where most have amended their constitutions to define marriage between one man and one woman) is an organization promoting pol ...

Guinevere Turner Talks Creeps, Working with Friends, and Lesbian Comedy

Of the many things Guinevere Turner is, writer, filmmaker, actor, producer, she is also absolutely delightful. ...

How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy - Kathleen McAuliffe
The Atlantic
October 21, 2014

Jaroslav Flegr has suspected his mind had been taken over by parasites that had invaded his brain. So the prolific biologist took his science-fiction hunch into the lab. Could tiny organisms carried by house cats be creeping into our brains, causing everything from car wrecks to schizophrenia?

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How Obama Transformed the Federal Judiciary
New Yorker
October 21, 2014

Jeffrey Toobin on the changing face of the federal courts. Obama’s influence on the courts is complex: “symbolically rich but substantively hazy.”

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Jillian Michaels clarifies statements on her partner and sexuality
AfterEllen.com
October 21, 2014

The celebrity trainer is "deeply disheartened; that the LGBT community does not appreciate her recent interview in Health magazine.

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Here’s Why Public Wifi is a Public Health Hazard
medium.com
October 21, 2014

Maybe Better If You Don’t Read This Story on Public WiFi. We took a hacker to a café and, in 20 minutes, he knew where e…

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A Shark Chomped This Surfer's Leg Yet She Says:'Sorry, I Took Your Wave'
buzzfeed.com
October 20, 2014

WARNING: If you’re afraid of sharks DO NOT read this. ..

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"Douchebag": The White Racial Slur We’ve All Been Waiting For
gawker.com
October 20, 2014

"The white folks had sure brought their white to work with them that morning."

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Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake report claiming that the street artist's identity has been revealed
The Independant
October 20, 2014

“The Banksy arrest is a hoax,” the street artist’s publicist, Jo Brooks, told The Independent. However, the prank seems to have duped the internet, with his name quickly trending on Twitter.

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13 Responses to the Beyoncé - Jay-Z Pic with the Mona Lisa
hyperallergic.com
October 16, 2014

Some thoughts: Do most celebrities get to enter major museums when no one else is around? Regular people don't get to stand that close. The Mona Lisa looks less European than we're often led to believe. Buzzfeed has lost its mind

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Copywrong
newyorker.com
October 16, 2014

Why have copyright protections grown and grown? Louis Menand on what the intellectual-property battles really mean.

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Local Chicago Man Would Like Women to Smile, Accept His Advances
jezebel
October 15, 2014

A human fedora hat in Chicago posted an open letter to Craigslist reminding the women of his city to smile and dress pretty so he can assault you with this unwanted advances. You know, helpful, necessary advice.

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Soccer, Airbnb, and the colonization of the Mission
48 hills48 hills
October 15, 2014

By now the video of the young white “Dropbox Dudes” kicking the youth of color out of the Mission Playground has traveled the world with virality.

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Feminist cancels USU talk after guns allowed despite death threat :: The Salt Lake Tribune
sltrib.com
October 15, 2014

Anita Sarkeesian has shown up for speaking engagements amidst terror threats before. But after learning that Utah State University was legally forbidden from restricting firearms at a Wednesday lecture over which she received a death threat, the nat...

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Blake Lively's Fall Fashion Inspiration Is Slaveowners
gawker
October 15, 2014

You'd think that after 12 Years a Slave won all those Oscars, slaves are over. But you'd be thinking wrong, says actress and lifestyle guru Blake Lively, whose dogged pursuit of the joie de vivre associated with slavery is such that she chose to be married on a Southern plantation.

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Egg Freezing as a Work Benefit?
NY Times
October 15, 2014

Tech companies are famous for their lavish benefits, like in-office haircuts, dry cleaning and massages. Now some of those companies are setting off a debate about women and work with a new benefit — paying for women on the payroll to freeze their eggs.

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Striking Mosaic Floor Found in Greek Tomb
hyperallergic
October 15, 2014

Last month, archeologists uncovered two oversize marble caryatids and a colorful marble panel in a substantial tomb complex in Amphipolis, Greece. Now, after excavating behind the sealing wall that the caryatids were guarding, they've found a chamber with a large and largely intact mosaic floor.

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The Mindy Project Debuts Lesbian Character Married To Julie Goldman, Bless It
Autostraddle
October 15, 2014

You read that right. Julie Goldman plays a butch lesbian on the Mindy Project...

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Can George Clooney's Wife Rescue the Elgin Marbles?
artnet
October 14, 2014

The Anglo-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin-Clooney travelled to Athens to advise the Greek government on the reclamation of the parthenon marbles

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Claudia Rankine’s Citizen An American Lyric, reviewed.
slate.com
October 14, 2014

Few words echo as far and fast as racist. Amid so much supposedly race-neutral language, it lands with a violent unreality, uprooting both subject and speaker. Claudia Rankine said as much in her speech at the 2011 AWP conference, and she was right: That talk created an immediate sensation, one...

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21 Feelings All Mixed-Race People Know
buzzfeed
October 14, 2014

It ain't easy being the face of the future. ..

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