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NELSON MANDELA: Maya Angelou’s Testament to Our “Mandiba”.

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HIS DAY IS DONE : HE IS FREE

Madela R.I.P.

[Maya Angelou (Marguerite Ann Johnson: April 4th, 1928)] Source: LYBIO.net

His day is done. Is done.
The news came on the wings of a wind, reluctant to carry its burden. Nelson Mandela’s day is done.
The news, expected and still unwelcome, reached us in the United States, and suddenly our world became somber. Our skies were leadened.

His day is done.
We see you, South African people standing speechless at the slamming of that final door through which no traveler returns.
Our spirits reach out to you Bantu, Zulu, Xhosa, Boer.
We think of you and your son of Africa, your father, your one more wonder of the world.

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Director Michael Polish on Bringing Jack Kerouac Back to ‘Big Sur’

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Film stars Jean-Marc Barre

Director Michael Polish on Bringing Kerouac Back to ‘Big Sur’

When it comes to cinematic adaptations of literary classics, the film’s purpose should be the breathe fresh life into the narrative, to pick up the silences where the prose left off creatively. You want to engage the viewer’s desire to see what they could only imagine through the words on the page—taking the brilliance and the rhythm of the text and bringing it to life. And in recent cinema history we’ve seen more than a few adaptions that fell short—paying tribute to the work but with a heavy-handedness that alienated the audience and didn’t allow for the cinematic possibilities of the prose.

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Normalizing Nudity

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Read an interesting article over at Umlud’s Place about a WWII-era ad that today would unquestionably be considered pretty damn homoerotic. Seriously, look at this. Head over to Umlud’s to get the full copy. What’s interesting about it is that it and the whole campaign was based on actual stories from members of the military. The thing is, I have absolutely no problem believing that a bunch of Army doctors would strip down and go frolicking together with nothing but a length of flimsy rope netting between them and a bunch of hungry crocodiles. – – Read more

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50 shades of fetish at today’s Folsom St. Fair in San Francisco’s SOM area S I Z Z L E S !

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Folsom Street Fair, San Francisco

Folsom Street Fair, San Francisco (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Suburbia may be open to the idea of bondage-tinged romance, thanks to the best-selling “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy, but may not be ready for the Folsom Street Fair just yet. Among the costumed participants at the 29th annual leather and fetish fair, which drew an estimated 400,000 people to Folsom Street on Sunday to celebrate alternative sexuality, were men in leather chaps and studded vests and police-like hats; citizens in latex bodysuits and hoods that covered their Continue reading

Celebrating Lawrence Ferlinghetti at 93…WOW !

Last week Lawrence Ferlinghetti turned 93 years old and counting. I am proud to say that he’s still going strong. I had the privilege of writing an article about  Ferlinghetti many years ago for MODA Collezioni, an Italian Fashion Magazine for which they featured the Man himself for being celebrated as a  San Francisco treasure. Ferlinghetti is the product of good old Italian and Jewish heritage. In Italy, Ferlinghetti is really highly respected and Loved. As one of the  last remaining survivors of the  so-called “Beat Generation”,  Ferlinghetti has always been a most creative force in the world of Art. In addition, Ferlinghetti remains a staple in San Francisco with His Iconic, City Lights Bookstore based  in North Beach. Many visitors to the city by the Bay rarely leave without a visit to the famed Bookstore. As poet, playwright, publisher, and activist, Lawrence Ferlinghetti helped to spark the San Francisco literary renaissance of the 1950s and the subsequent “Beat” movement. Like the Beats, Ferlinghetti felt Continue reading

John Waters Tries Some Desperate Living

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John Waters traveling with members of the band Here We Go Magic as he hitchhiked from Baltimore to San Francisco.

Updated :: An advisory to readers who may be driving on this Memorial Day weekend: If, as you travel the nation’s highways, you spot a hitchhiker with a wiry build, a pencil mustache and a mischievous look in his eyes, you may not wish to pick up this person. Unless, of course, you are certain it is the cult filmmaker John Waters, thumbing his way across the country in search of material for a new book. This is not as improbable as it might sound. In recent days, an indie rock band from Brooklyn, a married couple from Illinois and a young lawmaker from Maryland have all reported unexpected road encounters with Mr. Waters, the 66-year-old writer and director of such willfully trashy movies as “Desperate Living,” “Polyester” and “Hairspray.” On a trip that Mr. Waters said took him eight days and Continue reading

For the ‘Gurl’s’ that have EVERYTHING..!

Something to Wear this Summer & Stay Cool!

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June is LGBT’s PRIDE Month

International Celebrations in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City, just to Name a few Cities where Ya’ll can join in for the Fun, Pomp & Ceremony’s _____________________________________________

©Tony Viramontes, Fashion IllustratorWorld SCHEDULE

JUNE Parades (All)

Harlem Pride, Inc.,

SAN FRANCISCO

Paris, FRANCE

Sao Paulo, BRAZIL

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LA Grand Marshall Johnny Weir and Margaret Cho  [June 12]

Acceptance is crucial—especially when you are a teenager facing all the hurdles of growing up, learning who you are and establishing yourself in society. Add being LGBT, and you begin to see what it is that so many of our youth face today.  “GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) Network is a youth leadership organization that empowers youth activists to fight homophobia and transphobia in schools by training student leaders and supporting student-led Gay-Straight Alliance clubs in California and throughout the country,” said Daniel E. Solis, Southern California Program Manager.  [View Parade Photos from 2009]

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Easter Bunny Celebrates Earth Day

In cities around the world, people will be celebrating Earth Day by enjoying good food and good company. The Conservancy is hosting a variety of fun, food-filled events and we would love for you to join us for any or all of them!In cities around the world, people will be celebrating Earth Day by enjoying good food and good company. The Conservancy is hosting a variety of fun, food-filled events and we would love for you to join us for any or all of them!

Los Angeles, April 22nd, 2011: Visit the Original Farmer’s Market and fill up your picnic basket with local ingredients. Stop by the Conservancy’s booth for tips on eating smart, and get your free reusable shopping bag.

Get Schedule Celebration for other Cities Here

“…and don’t forget to Give Back the Love to Mother Earth the Rest of the Year”!

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