The Ali Forney Center (AFC), the nation's largest organization dedicated to homeless LGBT youth, is naming its newest shelter after Bea Arthur in honor of her support. Founder Carl Siciliano explains 'The caring and concern that Bea expressed for our kids meant the world to us, and we are thrilled to be able to give honor to her memory in this way'. Bea Arthur contributed both funds and support to the AFC.  In an interview with Next Magazine she said 'I'm ... Read More
Thanks to the Feminist Law Professors, I heard Virgina Woolf's voice for the first time this morning.  As I cuddled up to the tiny speakers on my computer I felt a little giddy.   This is the only known recording of Woolf's voice. It is from a 1937 BBC radio conference and it is beautiful. -dahliaThe (Sound) Waves ... Read More
 Do your favorite art forms get downgraded to ''craft''?  From sewing to horror flicks, many of our beloved pursuits are condemned by the masses as passe or campy.  Comics are no exception to this rule of kitsch; often mixed with romance novels and Ring Pops in the grocery store checkout lane--a catchall for our culture's most ''tacky'' items--only the daring pore over their contents in the public eye. An exhibit in Columbus, Ohio titled ''This Is ... Read More
As was previously noted, Madonna recently turned 51. I think it's time for her to ditch her manpanion and pair up with someone she can grow really old with. But who's man enough to date Madonna? She's rich, she's powerful, she's beautiful, she's funny, she's smart. I thought she'd finally found love with Guy Ritchie, but even he didn't manage to love the girl till death them do part. I have a feeling that what Madonna really, really wants in life is a partner. It ... Read More
Who says big girls don't cry?  A recently-released--not to mention pointless--poll estimates that women who live to age 78 will cry for 16 months of their life.  That's 12,000 hours of your precious time wasted sobbing away! Okay, okay... I'm a pretty sensitive lady.  I'm not ashamed to admit that I was more than a little bleary eyed during my last break up, and I'm always sure to have Kleenex handy when Homeward Bound is replayed on TV (come on, ... Read More