Hi! How is everyone? I feel GREAT. Sorry this is a little late going up. I didn’t sleep in or anything. Actually I haven’t slept since Thursday night. I think I might be allergic to vodka.
Last night DJ Carlytron spun some tunes at Robin & Alex’s birthday party and it was a rockin’ good time. According to the photographs, we were all … very drunk.
Hey! Stef’s still covering SXSW for all y’all homos — and her second Captain’s Log is up up up and will explain to you why silence is the new punk as she explores Margaret Cho, Amanda Palmer, her friends theSTART and many other adventures.
1. More and more young athletes coming out now: gay photographer finds the number of out high school & college athletes willing to be photographed for his “Fearless” series has multiplied rapidly since 2003. That’s change we can believe in. (@the bilerco project)
2.Ellen & Katy Perry’s bathroom karaoke duet: Katy Perry may have kissed a girl, but Ellen DeGeneres has slept with them (@queerty)
3. Interview with Jeanne Cordova and Lynn Ballen, the curators of the Lesbian Exploratorium Project’s (LEX) latest exhibit “GenderPlay in Lesbian Culture,” described as “a testament to the individuals who have stood outside the normative gender binary, from Calamity Jane and the estimated 400 female soldiers who passed as men to fight in the Civil War, to MSNBC’s newest media darling, Rachel Maddow.” (@curve magazine)
5. Today in Homophobic Douchebaggery: “Silly Faggots, Dix are for Chix” t-shirt dampens AIDS Walk Spirit. (@south florida blade)
6. The GLAAD Media Awards will be honoring Kathy Griffin, Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson and will present a Special Recognition Award to The L Word to commemorate its final season.
Here’s something exciting from the intersection of documentary film and product design: Objectified. From Gary Hustwit, who also made the amazing Helvetica, about the legendary typeface. If you’re a design junkie like me you’ll want to check out the trailer and screening dates on the film’s website. Gizmodo posted the film’s poster today, which is totally awesome. Eventually, once I’ve seen the film, I’ll review it right here, so stay tuned.
I learned from our reader surveys that many of you are not familiar with my favorite website in the whole world, Arts & Letters Daily, a noble service from the Chronicle of Higher Education sporting the catchy motto “VERITAS ODIT MORAS” (truth hates delay). ALA Daily is “the Internet’s best source for culture and ideas”! It “draws together the most intelligent, provocative, and illuminating news stories, critical reviews, political essays, and commentaries published online”! Plus, its blogroll is redonkulosly comprehensive covering every news & commentary source in the universe. It might look kinda unsexy, but Orwell & Kundera turn me on.