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Going both ways in Mexico: Y Tu Mamá También and bisexuality.

Not long ago I re-watched Y Tu Mamá También, the wonderful 2001 film by landmark Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón. This film has always been one of my favorites since the first time I … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

The 14th Amendment triumphs again! Marriage equality comes to Oregon.

Minutes ago, a United States District Court in Eugene, Oregon, where I live, issued a ruling striking down the amendment to Oregon’s state constitution, passed in 2004, defining marriage as … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Reblog: Group Offences: Braveheart and the future of prejudiced pictures.

So, you’ve seen me blog about my complicated relationship with the movie Braveheart before (as well as its creator Mel Gibson). When I came across this article on the Curnblog this … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Spermatic Imagery in Whitman’s Leaves of Grass

Originally posted on A R T L▼R K:
On the 26th of March 1892, American poet Walt Whitman died in Camden, New Jersey, aged 72. A humanist, whose work…

March 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

America’s Paris: the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s.

This is the fifth article in my 1920s Week series. New York City has been lively at any time during its 400-year history, but in the 1920s the epicenter of … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chapter 42 of “The Armored Satchel”: the fiery (almost) finale!

It’s almost over! Yesterday, Chapter 42 of my World War II spy thriller The Armored Satchel went up on JukePop Serials. It’s a finale, of sorts–this chapter resolves almost all of … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Suffocated While Drunk”: A forgotten Victorian death on the eve of the Great Blizzard of 1888.

One hundred and twenty-six years ago today, on March 11, 1888, one of the largest blizzards ever to hit North America began its icy assault on the eastern seaboard. As … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Chapter 41 of “The Armored Satchel”: The endgame approaches. Revelations galore!

Earlier today Chapter 41 of my World War II espionage thriller The Armored Satchel went live on JukePop Serials (which has a new URL, by the way). After 41 chapters, the … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

LGBT in SF/F: This feels like coming out of the closet again. [Guest post by Haralambi Markov.]

By Haralambi Markov I’m here today because last week I wrote a piece on the sexism surrounding the SFWA – the biggest scandal that hit the community. The subject has … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Earth: A corner of my past. “Smoker’s Alley,” Havertown, Pennsylvania.

This completely normal looking street dead-end is a piece of my past, literally. It’s a little wooded corner at the far end of the athletic fields behind Haverford Township Senior … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · 4 Comments
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