news, poetry

i’m all about them words over numbers, unencumbered numbered words.

I don't generally like found poetry. Oh sure, when it's done as a joke, it's kind of cute. But there are some people who treat found poetry as a true-and-good art form, which I think is a bit cheap and uninteresting, mostly, and is not nearly as exciting as one person creating the words truly… Continue reading i’m all about them words over numbers, unencumbered numbered words.

literature, news

(non)fiction

There’s a disturbing new trend in the literary world right now, it seems: emerging writers are creating amazing works of fiction and calling them memoirs. You’ve probably already heard about most of these instances:James Frey’s book A Million Little Pieces was published by Doubleday in 2003. It was marketed as a "brutally honest" account of… Continue reading (non)fiction

glbt, news, politics, race

score!

There are a lot of things happening that I wanted to blog about: the new episode of Transamerican Love Story, the murder of the student in California by his 14-year-old schoolmate, some gender equality stuff I've been thinking about. But it's all mostly depressing, and I'd rather draw your attention to this rather encouraging news:Connecticut… Continue reading score!

gender, glbt, news

some day we’ll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun.

Albuquerque's first murder this year may be a hate crime:Friends are mourning the death of Albuquerque's first murder victim, and fear the murder may have been a hate crime.Patrick "Patricia" Murphy, a drag queen well known in the community, was a regular performer at Sidewinders Bar.Murphy was shot to death in her home by someone… Continue reading some day we’ll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun.

feminism, gender, history, news, politics, sexuality, violence

standing at an intersection of silence.

So, today is a sort of Choose Your Own Adventure blog entry.Do you want to read an incredibly infuriating story about a woman who was forced to perform oral sex in a college dorm room, after which her rapist had the gall to join a Facebook group created in organization against sexual violence on campus?… Continue reading standing at an intersection of silence.

gender, news, sexuality, violence

This post is likely to get me in some trouble…

...or at the very least, upset a few people. But I think it needs to be posted anyway.a headline from CBS3, one of the local news stations:7 NJ Troopers Accused In Alleged Gang RapeThat's right, kids. Gang Rape by our state's finest.As most of you regular readers will know by now, I have conflicted feelings… Continue reading This post is likely to get me in some trouble…