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 […] more

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, […] more

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 […] more


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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. more

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 […] more