Category Archives: film

How to Survive a Plague

The ACT UP/TAG documentary How to Survive a Plague, which has a theatrical release set for September 22, has an official trailer… …as well as a tumblr of ACT UP images that also invites users to submit their own artwork about current … Continue reading

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Saturday Fun-Time Round-Up

1. My friend Ben’s December mix, You + Me, over at weiwabo, my friend Mon’s super-hip craft blog.  One of the tracks is a chillgaze* cover of The Hives’ “Hate to Say I Told You So,” and the whole thing … Continue reading

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On the theme of child prostitutes…

…they keep plugging this song in the ads on Spotify, and now it’s stuck in my head:   Let me break it down for you: + + + If there were any more references in this video, it would fold … Continue reading

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No jest.

You know when you run across something in the intertubez that makes you want to grab the person sitting nearest to you and shake them because it’s just SO EFFING AWESOME and you want someone to share it with right … Continue reading

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Sweetie darling, no.

Via Jezebel (from which I get approximately 73% of my daily news): Absolutely Fabulous, one of my favorite television shows of all time, is coming back for a new season later this year.  The only emotion I can muster in … Continue reading

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RIP Dame Liz

Two clips, from Historiann and Towleroad, respectively, to commemorate the passing of actress, icon, and AIDS advocate Dame Elizabeth Taylor: The latter video lays it on a little thick, but Taylor was an early and important celebrity advocate for AIDS … Continue reading

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Oh sweet Christ, they made Eddie Willers black.

It’s actually happening: Paul Johansson’s adaptation of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged is coming to the big screen, and on Tax Day, no less.  That’s about as subtle as writing a book in which the last bastion of classical liberalism is … Continue reading

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