Stef’s suitcase finally arrived! She saw Devo and Amanda Palmer and Margaret F*cking Cho! Amanda asks if maybe internet silence is going to be the new punk for musical artists, and later barks like a dog at Margaret Cho.
Oprah’s “O” magazine discovers lesbians, gay mayoral candidate to run in Mexico, the Nerve Date with Jen & Lexi is super great, and Riese is mad at Ilene Chaiken.
In between being delayed in airports forever and drinking, Stef manages to rock SXSW with Little Boots, Todd P, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, The Box Elders, Telepathe, Those Darlins, An Horse, Hesta Prynn, and A HALF POUND HOT DOG. (That is not a band but the actual food product.)
Shane I mean Kate Moennig has a new show, Ellen and Portia are great, Lindsay and Sam are art, and some people in Minnesota and Tennessee are douchebags.
Intro to Stef. What is Totally Gay Music. Röyksopp. SXSW. Hey guys! My name is Stef and this is “The Beat on the Street,” where I’ll be writing to you homos & homo-allies about music every week or so (except um, this week, when you’ll hear from me a LOT — but more on that […]
In good teevee news, Ellen interviewed Portia on her show and they are too cute for words. In bad teevee news, there are more interrogation tapes.
Grey Gardens is coming at your face so soon, Mexico is superqueer, and it’s Alex’s birthday.
Today we have the very first daily link fox. American Idol is supergay but the Army is not, they are kicking us out like nobody’s business.
Let’s all be bisexual allies, it’s pregnant city for Cat Cora, and the gay ducks have ruined everything.
Glamour has sexy American Icons, we wonder why gay marriage is so comfy in New England, and Steven Waldman wants to strike a deal with conservatives.
Dorothy Snarker anticipates The L Word finaly, Rachel Maddow is fantastic, and the gays save Sarah Silverman.
Kathy Acker, Audre Lorde, Alison Smith, The New Fuck You, Bett Williams, JD Glass, Dorothy Allison, Alison Bechdel, Michelle Tea and Marijane Meeker. There’s more out there than Tipping the Velvet and Written on the Body. Though if you haven’t read those already then you probs should asap.
We count down the top ten Lesbian Literature Classics.
Why is it that ‘troubled’ and ‘effortlessly sexy’ always seem to go hand-in-hand? And what is it about the way they can lean? Riese looks at the dreamboys/bois in “My So-Called Life” and “The L Word.”
Jenny stayed controversial ’cause her behavior didn’t demand universal like or dislike, and the dislike it prompted was real. Bette & Tina’s relationship does that too — there’s been interesting cases on both sides throughout the show’s run, often influenced by how much you personally relate and your feelings on monogamy, CORE values, etc.. Like Jenny, we consider Bette & Tina with nuance and personal subjectivity.