Friday, October 31, 2008
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Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Before you go out to Poplife, or to whatever drunken debauchery you have planned for Saturday, you should stop by the Art Center on Lincoln Road. My good friend since 4th grade, Venessa Monokian alerted me to a reception that will be taking place there on Saturday evening. Check out the sculptures she makes out of pencils and paperclips and stuff. Awesome, bro.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
My roommate is a terrific artistic mind and a great dresser. You may know Nathan (Lam) Vuong from his DJing days at Spiderpussy, or from his former show on WVUM, or even just for being such a cutie. His newest project involves looking at dating, solitude, and all the shit that goes along with it.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Local activist S. Leon sent out an e-mail with suggested reading for election choices, which should help us decide how we're going to vote on the rest of the ballot, after we check Obama. This list shows you where to look to vote Dem or Republican.
Oh, and we can't forget to vote NO on 2, because we love the gays, and support their rights as citizens. Read more about it at Save Dade. Daniella Levine (click on her name for her blog) is my former boss, executive director at Human Services Coalition; she is a progressive thinker and a trusted mind. My votes will be aligned with hers.
Here's his list:
If you would prefer to do some research on your own, here are some sources of information:
[Yes to all. Lawyers like them.]
2. State constitution amendments: http://www.floridatrend.com/print_article.asp?aID=49809
[Some good, some bad.]
Amendment 2 (an anti-gay amendment which will potentially harm all unmarried couples):
3. Dade Charter amendments:
[Yes to all except unified fire.]
4. Strong mayor:
5. Dade/Gables/Pinecrest Fire politics:
6. Property Appraiser:
More on Gwen Margolis at:
7. Ros-Lehtinen- Taddeo:
8. Diaz-Balart- Martinez:
9. Diaz-Balart- Garcia:
10. Pinecrest mayor: Lerner-Serota (no Serota web site)
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
carol jazzar presents FROM DARK TO LIGHT...AND BACK TO DARKNESS
Farley Aguilar "Man & Beast" oil on canvas (detail)
WORKS BY FARLEY AGUILAR, KEVIN ARROW, KUHL & LETON AND MATTHIAS SAILLARD
FOR MORE INFORMATION CAROL JAZZAR 305 490 6906 WWW.CJAZZART.COM
On a related note... Happy Together was visually interesting and just sad. It's gay, Chinese, and sexy (check it out if you're any of those). It was one of those movies you watch and you're like, yes, I know how bad that feels to: a. get dumped by the same person again and again, b. be stuck in a foreign country and wish you were home, c. like someone who only likes you as a friend, d. be in love with someone who super sucks... and the list goes on like that. The fact that it's filmed beautifully and the acting is more than convincing allows it to be a little slow moving. It really comes together in the end in a way that makes sense for the characters and for the viewers who just wants to not feel like plunging a knife into our own hearts anymore. Basically, it's really an uplifting story of hope.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
"Suffice it to say that my mother Rose was born in Lebanon. And she made perhaps the best hummus I've ever had. And I've had a lot of hummus. Hummus is nutritious. And delicious. It makes you stronger and healthier... Here it is: If you donate to Nader/Gonazlez by midnight tonight an amount that has the number three in it (three being the number of lemons in my mom's hummus recipe), we'll e-mail to you Rose Nader's hummus recipe tomorrow." Ralph Nader
The Utne reported on a Parisian gallery that commissioned 30 artists to make Obama art. The work will be shown at Dorothy's Gallery.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
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Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
GLAAD is the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, a wonderful organization whose mission is to promote and ensure fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Whew. Mission statements suck. I deal with them daily, and they are still something I cannot totally wrap my brain around.
Anyway, I started watching the show, and it was more touching and empowering than any movie I've seen in the past four years (except for Shortbus... God, I'm so gay). Apparently Barbara Walters attended one of the first of these events 16 years ago, and at the time they were thrilled to have 200 people attending. She spoke about this during her acceptance speech after winning, in a tie, for “My Secret Self: A Story of Transgender Children.” The little boy-girl on the clip got my eyes wet and then so did Baba's speech.
And let me think, who else made me cry. I would have to say, EVERYONE. I seriously couldn't stop the weepies. Of course there were funny people too, I mean, Graham Norton was on, and he's pretty much the funniest gay Brit ever. And I don't know if you've ever seen the "teen" show Degrassi: The Next Generation, but it's awesome. I think it airs sometime during my hangovers. There are all these lesbos and STDs and stuff. I remember one episode where this girl who looks like she's 12 gives a BJ to this lame guy with a girlfriend and then both girls get the clap. I didn't know about the teen lessies till one appeared at the GLAAD awards, but obviously it is helpful for teens-- those STDs will scare 'em off of sex and the acceptance of same-sex relationships can make them experiment early. Get it over with before college.
All in all, I'm glad for GLAAD! (You knew that was coming, don't hate.)