Beat on the Street: SXSW Captain’s Log #1

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.)

American Sapphic

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.

Ten Lesbian/Bisexual Books You Haven’t Read Yet

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.

Why Shane is the New Jordan Catalano

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.”

There’s Something About Jenny[s] – Why Killing Jenny is Killing All of Us

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.