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Wangechi Mutu's Fantastical Journey, Dripped, Dipped and Left to Bled

Wangechi Mutu's mid-career survey of works at the Brooklyn Museum, is a meditation on the beauty of the grotesque, as well as a stark commentary on womanhood in a neocolonial world. ...

The Weekender

Altough it's getting colder, Fall weekends can be great!  Here are some things to keep on your radar for this crisp and chilly weekend.   ...

The Matthew Shepard we don't know

There are numerous hagiographies on the Matthew Shepard murder. Twenty years after Shepard’s murder, they’re being challenged. ...

In Case You Were Wondering Being Traditional Maroi Tattooed Hurts

Rihanna is a bad ass. Here she is getting a traditional Maori tattoo on her hand, hammered into her boney flesh... Do not look if you are squeamish.   ...

Reproducing Inequality in Our Own Communities

Step One:  Ask some nonsense question. Step Two:  Ask it again with vigorous sincerity, ignoring any problematic language. ...

Masters of Sex, What the TV Show Doesn't Tell Us

The new Showtime series (which aired on Sept 29), Masters of Sex is based on the book ...

The Weekender

The Weekend has crept into my lap and although I'm not fully ready for all of its amazing potential; here are some events  to keep on your radar:   ...

Now is the Time for Attention to LGBT Domestic Violence in Communities of Color

Every Monday morning Alex (not his real name) and I met for breakfast at our favorite dive in Harvard Square. ...

Have You Signed Up for Obamacare?

For all you uninsured self-employed-underemployed artists and entrepreneurs and the like, have you signed up for health insurance? ...

Taking the Stage with The Sister Rosettas

THE SISTER ROSETTASwith special guest Lauren Hennessy ...

October Horoscopes 2013

This month Mercury goes retrograde and the moon eclipses, but its all not miss communication and disrupted travel. Halloween could be a night to remember. – Ed. ARIES ...

Couple Plans Own Prom After Student Says School Barred Her From Bringing Her Transgender Boyfriend
buzzfeed
April 17, 2014

A private Christian high school in Queens, New York, allegedly won’t allow a student to bring her transgender boyfriend to prom this year —...

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Hollywood Counternarratives: A Fictional Female Warner Brothers
hyperallergic
April 17, 2014

Phyllis McGillicuddy strode out of the bathroom, heading toward a podium that overlooked a room packed with fans and friends alike. It had been a while since Phyllis left her home in suburban Glendale, where she lives

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The First 'Orange Is The New Black' Season 2 Trailer Is Finally Here And It's Amazing
Huffpo
April 17, 2014

They teased us, they played with our hearts, but now Netflix has finally given us a fully trailer for "Orange Is the New Black" Season 2, and it's oh so delicious. Piper is back in SHU, Morello is seemingly out of prison and t...

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Artist Judy Chicago's Feminist Fireworks Display Coming to Prospect Park - Prospect Heights
DNAinfo.com New York
April 16, 2014

Judy Chicago, the artist behind the “The Dinner Party” — her most famous work featuring sculptures she’s alternately described as inspired by butterflies and female genitalia — said the upcoming fireworks show will bring to life similar themes.

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Meet 'The People's Couch' Stars Julie and Brandy
Bravo Official News
April 16, 2014

Get the inside scoop on the comedy writing pair Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard who dish on how they met, share their thoughts on the return of Game of Thrones, and even reveal their Housewives taglines.

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How Game of Thrones Actors Would Have Done It
Vulture
April 16, 2014

Ideas include smothering, beheading, dehydrating, poisoning, impaling, hugging, and oversexing.

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Twenty-two years ago, I asked my dad if he was gay. Then he was gone.
slate
April 16, 2014

On a Saturday afternoon in April 1992, when I was 13, my father told me we needed to talk. We sat on the itchy baby-blue blanket on my bed in the room I shared with my 8-year-old brother. I didn't know what he was going to tell me. I already...

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SEARCH Joan Jonas to Represent United States at 2015 Venice Biennale
artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com
April 16, 2014

Ms. Jonas, 78, was selected by the State Department’s bureau of educational and cultural affairs, which promotes cultural exchanges worldwide.

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Saltz: This Renovation Plan Will Ruin MoMA
Vulture
April 16, 2014

The greatest collection of modernism on Earth has been relegated to rotating storage.

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Intersection: Doha’s Souq Style - Video
NYTimes.com
April 16, 2014

At the bustling Souq Waqif in Doha, Qatar, Fahad Al Obaidly, a fashion designer, likes to wear traditional garments then add a modern twist.

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Collecting Inspiration with Supersisters
metmuseum.org
April 15, 2014

As an unofficial extension of Women's History Month, Collections Management Assistant Liz Zanis showcases several of the Supersisters trading cards currently in the collection of the Museum's Department of Drawings and Prints.

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My boobs, my burden
Salon.com
April 15, 2014

I thought that with cleavage came power. But as my breasts swelled to a 32G, I found the opposite to be true

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Please Do Not Travel with Your Pets Aboard Airlines
buzzfeed
April 15, 2014

A graph on the Bloomberg terminal shows the number of pets lost, injured, or killed each month on U.S. airlines. ..

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Indian Supreme Court Recognizes Broad Rights For Transgender People
buzzfeed
April 15, 2014

"We ... hold that values of privacy, self-identity, autonomy and personal integrity are fundamental rights guaranteed to members of the...

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Will The Anglican Communion Tear Itself Apart Over LGBT Issues?
roygbiv.jezebel.com
April 15, 2014

I grew up Roman Catholic. Yet, two years ago, I left communion with Rome after Pope Benedict XVI called same-sex marriage the most significant threat to Western civilization in the world today. I turned to the Episcopal Church, part of the Anglican Communion, as my new spiritual home...

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Tom of Finland to appear on stamps in September
itella.fi
April 15, 2014

The autumn's stamp series begins September 8 with Tom of Finland, who is considered one of the most well-known Finnish artists around the world. His emphatically masculine homoerotic drawings have attained iconic status...

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RuPaul Finally Stops Being Quite as Transphobic on Drag Race
jezebel
April 15, 2014

LOGO TV has apologised for airing an episode of RuPaul's Drag Race with a female or she-male segment and regular appearance of the she-mail introduction to each of the episodes challenges.

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Silicon Valley Gets an Art Fair
hyperallergic
April 15, 2014

Another day, another art fair. There has been, in recent years, a massive influx of art fairs, to point where it seems like every major city (and some boutique-y destination cities) has their own. Fairs accounted

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How the Connecticut Department of ChildrenFamilies is failing a trans girl of color
feministing.com
April 14, 2014

Jessica is a 16 year-old transgender girl. She has been in and out of the foster care and juvenile justice systems since early childhood, surviving unthinkable trauma ...

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