October 3, 2010


Oh, October. Not only is it a lovely autumnnal month but it’s the heavenly home to one of my favorite astrological signs, the Libra. A fellow air sign for this Aquarian, I’ve always felt a particular connection with the bearers of equality. So imagine my surprise at reading the following tidbit about Aquarius/Libra compatibility recently […]

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better than nothing

September 15, 2010


Rahsaan Patterson – genius, SANGer, and one of my favorite artists – has been posting unreleased tracks all week. I can’t stop listening to this one entitled “better than nothing.” It’s listed as a demo, circa 2000 and tagged to Van Hunt and Ra-Re Valverde, both exceptional artists in their own right. It just gives […]

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Best Seat in the House

September 7, 2010


He was buffeted on either side by benches full of neighbors. To his left were two middle-aged men he mentally referred to as Frasier and Niles since they both seemed to be of the academic sort, fussy and in-depthly studied in the art of opera. It wasn’t a claim he could make; he had mainly […]

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On September

September 2, 2010


I’ve always considered September the Fall, as dictated by the scholastic calendar which has informed most of my life, if not by the almanac itself (please see, September Equinox). And, indeed, in most places it is so considered but the strange and capricious inclinations of weather on the Isle of Manhattan have taught me different. […]

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Dear Sookie

August 19, 2010


Dear Sookie, Sit down, girl, let’s talk. Look, I’m gonna try not to be too judgmental here. First of all, I know you spent most of your life with copious amounts of peroxide seeping into your skull – which can never be good. So your decision-making skills may have been affected by the sustained brain […]

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“Things don’t have to be true to talk about ’em, you know.”

August 15, 2010


A few days ago Amazon sent me a gift, a gift I paid for but, never mind, it felt like Christmas anyway. I received a DVD of the 1986 film ‘night, Mother starring Sissy Spacek and Anne Bancroft, written by Marsha Norman and based on her Pulitzer-prize winning Broadway play. Big deal, right? A DVD? […]

In which the fangs are exposed.

August 11, 2010


Anyone who knows me slightly, even if only via online presence, knows that I am a big fan of the television series True Blood.  It’s just a confluence of so many things I love: good writing, Alan Ball, the supernatural, quirky characters, a strong queer presence and bitchy dialogue.  (Those last two inevitably intertwine.)  And, […]