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The Nomad Fatwas, Edition One: “Life”

Explanation of The Nomad Fatwas, from Eteraz: The Nomad Fatwas is an alliance of free-thinking blogs and a carnival simultaneously. Every two weeks myself and nine other blog-friends of mine will circulate one older post each on a theme chosen by one of the Nomad Fatwas members. You can read more about the genesis and […]

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Self-Portrait as Monkey

The problem of involuntary politicization is one I’ve struggled with, too. Catherine Opie says in an interview: Opie: They’re definitely painterly. In fact, people sometimes come up to me and say, “I love your paintings.” Isn’t that funny? I want the sitters, and the S-M community, to be respected. My own experience of being bald, […]

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To Each His Own

-Being reassured that what ever kind of art you make it will be labeled feminine. –Item, “The Advantages of Being a Woman Artist,” poster by the Guerilla Girls, created 1988. In comments on my post about Kehinde Wiley, Robert Nanders had this to say: Very interesting. I’m not much of an art fan to begin […]

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Brilliant!

This is the best invention since the smallpox vaccine!

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Return of Conehead

Oh, there was a short reprieve from the coneheadedness. The drain came out, the crust was washed off, the collar was off. But then, the scratching. So my little Conehead is back.

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Oh, not the “Gay Hitler” thing again!

I don’t think Hitler ever showed quite that much chest hair. In the press conference, Besen (of Jewish descent) claimed that ‘ex-gay’ ministries could not be trusted or tolerated in our tolerant society. To back up those claims he presented evidence that ‘ex-gay’ leaders invariably go back to being gay. Richard Cohen, John Paulk, Michael […]

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