Article Archive for February 2012
Like many in our community, I’ve been following the Republican presidential primary process with an ever-increasing amount of pure, unadulterated glee. As many have argued, the longer this circus goes on, and the zanier it …
Huxley forecasted the ethical issues of human genetics, almost prophetically, in his 1931 novel Brave New World. In his future world, humans were selected before birth based on certain traits that were more socially ‘desirable’ …
Fight fight fight
Kill kill kill
They are the enemy
Not good like us
I am the teen lesbian
Kicked out by my parents
She is not my daughter
Not good like us
Nowhere to run
Nowhere to hide
No money, no love
Nothing to live …
After a few weeks of rumors and controversy, the collaborations between Rihanna and her abusive ex-boyfriend Chris Brown has finally been released. Whether you find this shameful or not, it’s time to “Talk that Talk” with Ri Ri.
Air forces itself through heaving chest,
as brawn and might burn and toil,
but fail to take me yonder:
my body remains fixed to a still.
I stare through translucent barrier,
watching the shadowed muscles stiffen
then relax as he slips …
The first time I ever saw Julie Ann Peters’ Keeping You a Secret was at the foot of my mom’s bed, face up and daunting. The image on the cover might have inspired less wariness if my mother hadn’t already informed me of the contents of the book, because I knew the image was not simply indicative of two female characters. It was indicative of two female characters in love.
If you went to high school in Los Angeles you have heard of LAMC 45.04 a.k.a the “truancy ticket law”. Under this municipal code, any high school student not in class after the first bell is subject to ticketing with fines of at least to $250. Basically, running late is a crime for students. More often than not the kids getting ticketed are on their way to class. Also the vast majority of tickets are given to black and brown youth, in disenfranchised, inner city public schools.
It’s kind of a strange day for the queer community. Yes, a California federal appeals court ruled Proposition 8 unconstitutional this morning. But we all know this isn’t the end of the story. As …
Monday, Jan. 23: UCLA Architecture and Urban Design presented Cathy Opie to speak.
See a slideshow of some of Opie’s work here:
Cathy Opie’s lecture came to me as a surprise. As an admirer of Opie’s …
Desperation is an ugly color on my bruised, aching skin. It’s a panel of screaming horrors driving away my fading illusion of comfort. “Take me! hold me! save me!” Me, me me, ignore all the others. Be my escape.