I was trying to write this opening bit and Slade, my oldest and tallest tax credit, wouldn’t stop talking about the snow cream he had Wednesday afternoon, so then I had to look up what the heck snow cream even is because I’m an uncultured swine who also, in my defense, doesn’t eat a lot of frozen treats. It’s xue hua bing, a Taiwanese creamy shaved ice situation that looks incredible. I want to take a second here to clarify that American snow cream (or at least in the south, I can’t speak for the rest of you) is made of literal snow, milk, and some vanilla extract, making it super hard to come by in my hometown because you don’t really see a lot of accumulated snow south of Nashville. ANYWAY now my #1 life goal is to get some coconut snow cream topped with pineapple and put it into my face. This is a very attainable goal so I’m pretty pumped.
Let’s read some news!
Queer as in F*ck You
+ Persecution of Gay Men in Chechnya Escalates and Activists Are Scrambling to End Chechnya’s Persecution of Gay Men. Update: you can donate at All Out. (Thanks Chloe!)
+ Electronic Queer Trio TOMBOi Release First Full Length Album. Weren’t you just saying the other day that you needed a new full length album from an electronic queer trio?
+ Help launch Aisha Sabatini Sloan‘s new essay collection, “Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit,”, which, by the way, was chosen by Maggie Nelson as the winner of 1913’s Open Prose Book Contest!
1913 is responsible for publishing some of the most dynamic voices in print. Your contribution will enable Aisha to hire Lithub “Oscar nominated” publicist, Kima Jones, a pioneer at promoting writers of color.
Do you want to see the blooper real? Yes you do.
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+ Anything Men Can Do I Can Do Bleeding. Seemed like a thing you’d enjoy because it was a thing I enjoyed.
Saw This, Thought of You
+ North: An Illustrated Travelogue by Christoph Niemann. Save this for when you’re done doing the thing you’re dreading doing today.