I love drag. I always have; when I was about five years old I apparently watched the classic drag movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert so often that the tape of the VHS wore out. Now, 16 years later, I watch just about everything online, so there’s no problem if I want to watch the same thing over and over, like I’ve done with the first season of “Rupaul’s Drag U.” But soon there will be a new batch of women ... Read More
We’ve all heard it before: someone tries to inform young women about their options regarding an unwanted pregnancy, and they’re blamed for “promoting abortion” to young girls. But this time the attacks are coming from two Texan teenagers—against Girl Scouts. Tess and Sydney Volansk have launched a new anti-abortion rights website, Speak Now: girl scouts. The sisters were involved in Girl Scouts for eight years, but left after ... Read More
I’ll be honest—I hadn’t heard Mountain Man until about an hour ago. But, golly gee whiz, I do believe I have fallen in love! By listening to their latest album, Made the Harbor, for the past hour I feel like I’ve been transported from this rainy afternoon in a New York office building to a sunny summer afternoon on my grandma’s porch on the prairie.  (Well, I guess she actually lives in the woods, but in this daydream ... Read More
Looking to get hot and sweaty this Friday night? Swimming Cities is hosting Motorboatin’ the Dance Party, featuring Dirty Finger (Black Label Bicycle Club, BK) and Rusty Lazer (New Orleans Bounce) as well as a Bike Burlesque act with Heather Loop, aka Ms. Spoke. With only a $5 cover, summer drinks, and cheap beer inside, what more could you want? Head on over to 97 Wycoff Ave at Hart Street, Brooklyn, NY this Friday, May 27th, from 10 pm until 4 am. For more ... Read More
As a lifelong Minnesota-Wisconsin border dweller, I’ve fearfully watched each step of Michele Bachmann’s ascent from Minnesota State Senator to Tea Party national celebrity. Perhaps it should be no surprise that the Republican Representative from Minnesota is now considering running in the 2012 Presidential race, but I continue to be shocked by how someone who has made so many false and uninformed statements regarding US history and politics can ... Read More
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