Thursday, March 25, 2010

Project Runway

I am so glad they didn't let Maya win with that outfit that looked like some woman's @##@%$^%^%&. I loved both Seth Aaron and Emilio's designs.So sad to see Anthony go...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

In Homage to President Obama and Nancy Pelosi-Putting It Together

A Historic Moment: Healthcare Reform Becomes a Reality in the United States

I must say that my faith in Obama wavered a bit over the course of this journey, which by no means is completed. However, I am fully allowing myself to celebrate in this moment. Cheers to Nancy Pelosi and to President Obama for their hard work and their dedication. Thanks ever so much for this great beginning!

About Lady Gaga and Beyonce's "Telephone"

I love this video because it speaks on so many different levels. There are elements of Myra Breckenridge there-especially with the costumes(the American Flag costumes most glaringly). There's also the hint of Mae West there, which fits oh so well because Mae was in Myra Breckenridge. This video makes such bold statements on popular culture, interpersonal relationships, the private versus the public and a host of other issues. I think everyone should watch it and talk about it.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Hegemony-by Chella Courington

I spend my class on The Color Purple
discussing Shug. How she shares sex
with Celie and Mr. not thinking it wrong
to love whomever she loves. Students ask
if she is a lesbian. I reply she is a goddess:
Shug Avery never chooses any sides.

You call and talk thirty minutes about
hegemonic untruth in bisexual narratives.
Too Southern to say, Those words sound empty.
I hold the reciever, chastised for not seeing
the straight woman in drag. You
name her evil and repressed.

You make me feel as if some boy just yelled
stupid bitch because I slammed his car door
or burned his popcorn. I could tell you
about those relationships, again. But not
tonight. I open the fridge for Sierra Nevada
and leave you inside, lecturing eggs.