Clock Opera – “Belongings”
Stellar video from the Belongings 7” – out now on Moshi Moshi Records.
Bike Lane Blues of the Day: As we’ve seen, NYC cyclists don’t always respect the rules of the road. But, as New Yorker Casey Neistat makes painfully clear in this PSA, it’s hard to respect the rules when the rules don’t respect you. (via thedailywh.at)
Perfect parts come to good people. Just saying. When I become uber famous and gobs of people are making films about my life, I want Chloe to play me. She is divine and talented, which translate to secret weapon. AB
IN CHLOE WE BELIEVE
Not many actresses would be able to recover from doing “that scene” in Vincent Gallo‘s “The Brown Bunny,” but then again, Chloë Sevigny has hardly played by anyone’s rules. She broke out in the controversial “Kids” and from there has amassed an impressive CV working with directors like Lars von Trier (”Dogville,” “Manderlay”), David Fincher (”Zodiac”), Woody Allen (”Melinda & Melinda”), Whit Stillman (”The Last Days Of Disco”), Jim Jarmusch (”Broken Flowers”) and Harmony Korine (”Gummo,” “Julien Donkey-Boy”). And oh yeah, there was that Oscar nomination for “Boys Don’t Cry” as well. She’s also come on the radar of mainstream America with her role in the HBO series “Big Love.” However, her next role might be her most memorable one to date.
BY REGGIE CAMERON (via Outmagazine)
The hysterical singer, actress, and comedian chats with us about her new album, gay marriage, sex education, the Rapture, and — what else? — Oprah Winfrey.
Out: It was just announced that you’re headlining San Francisco Pride this year.
Sandra Bernhard: I’m always happy to be in San Francisco — it’s one of my favorite cities.
It’s where you taped I Love Being Me, Don’t You?
Bernhard: That’s right. We taped at the Castro Theatre a few months ago. San Francisco is so beautiful. The air is so clean. It’s a great classic American city that I get the privilege of going out to once or twice a year, and whatever I get to do — whomever I get to rub elbows with — it’s always a fun time for me.
READ FULL INTERVIEW @ www.out.com
The Rottweiler is killing it on the front of this Givenchy sweater for Autumn/Winter 2011. The image is used on a t-shirt and more Easily one of the strongest graphical images from the high end fashion house in some time. Big balls and worthy of a wear. We showcase a few more print looks as well as a leather zip-up hoodie in our gallery as well. Available at Riccardi Boston. (via Selectism)
South African Rugby player and model Jacques Snyman is also a classically trained counter tenor. He is bringing his operatic talents to America during the Summer of 2011 for a series of anti-bullying concerts. If you are unfamiliar with counter tenors this voice coming out of this mountain of man may shock you. Raw talent at it best, no synthesizers needed. (via joe)
Singer ANNIE LENNOX has urged world leaders to change their policy on tackling HIV in a bid to conquer the virus.
The former Eurythmics star is a leading campaigner for women’s rights and Aids prevention, and she was invited to address the HIV Priorities for Positive Change: In Women’s Words conference at the United Nations (U.N.) headquarters in New York on Tuesday (07Jun11).
In a stinging rebuke, the Why hitmaker blasted U.N. leaders for concentrating their efforts on women of childbearing age while sidelining young girls and older women.
She also warned the world will never be rid of the threat of Aids until governments change their “negligent” attitude. MORE
Gary Cass of DefendChristians.org says Old Navy is promoting a lifestyle that is in “complete rebellion against God.”
“Rather just focusing on giving good products to their customers, they want to use their products now to advocate for a very controversial topic, much less a very immoral and very deadly topic,” notes Cass.
The T-shirt designs include a white shirt with “Love Proudly” written in the colors of the rainbow, and a black shirt with rainbow-colored stripes. Cass tells OneNewsNow that an economic dent in the company’s profits may be the only way to change things.
“Unfortunately we have to do the hard work of communicating our outrage, our frustration — and then following that up with some kind of practical expression such as taking your business elsewhere,” he suggests.
According to reports, the T-shirts will be available at 27 Old Navy stores until the end of June or until supplies run out. Facebook followers of Old Navy’s “Love Proudly” campaign are criticizing the retailer for not distributing the shirts through all of its outlets and only making a few dozen available at the select locations.
What’s your greatest concern for society when you see businesses
openly support and encourage perversity?
Would it be childish to say, “Go to hell Catholic Charities?”
As one Catholic Charities official sees it, it’s simply a matter of protecting child welfare.
In what may be an unprecedented lawsuit, three Illinois Catholic Charities agencies are demanding that they be exempted under state law from licensing unmarried couples. And same-sex couples who may have recently entered into civil unions are, by all accounts, their greatest sticking point. MORE
This story is unbelievable and shameful. Grab a box of kleenex and watch videos. You could take this one story and describe all that is wrong with the human race. How can one human lack such compassion, common sense and morality and still lead a successful life. Shame on you George Rekers! I wish for you to be experimented on like a lab rat.
CNN’s AC360 aired part one of the “The Sissy Boy Experiment,” a series about the tragic consequences of an experimental “ex-gay” therapy promoted by discredited psychologist George Rekers.
In the first episode that aired Tuesday, Anderson Cooper interviewed the family members of Kirk Murphy, who took his own life in 2003 at age 38. His concerned mother enrolled Kirk at age 5 in an experimental, government-funded program at UCLA run by Rekers, who attempted to “change” the behavior of young boys perceived to be effeminate.
His siblings describe a horrifying daily routine overseen by Rekers to punish Kirk, known as “Kraig” in therapy documents, when he behaved in a perceived effeminate way, and to reward him when he behaved in ways perceived to be masculine. via Advocate
WATCH VIDEO HERE
This Is How We Do It
By Tara Jepsen via www.sfweekly.com
San Francisco produces such a wealth of so-called outsider art, you could quickly lose interest in who the hell the insiders are. Tonight’s opening for “As We Live It”features participants in our great city’s assistance programs, including housing, mental health, and substance abuse treatment. Using the loose theme of expressing their identities, the artists splash their interior onto the exterior via drawing and other media. Thirty-three artists exhibit in the show, with four featured, whose works include an interview conducted by San Francisco Study Center staffer and exhibit juror Heidi Swillinger. S.F. artists occasionally hit some sort of big time — Margaret Kilgallen and Barry McGee — but most are of the lesser-known and highly original variety (such as those from local-treasure org Creativity Explored, for example). San Francisco is a complicated story to tell: interior, exterior, assisted, substance-abused, inside, outside, or big-time — we always want more of this story, and that is most certainly available tonight.
The opening reception for “As We Live It” starts at 5:30 p.m.
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