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That Shared Experience…

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Discrimination happens. We see it, we experience it and sometimes we do it ourselves. When an accusation of discrimination happens in a very public way, as in the case this past week when a lesbian couple accused a local hotel of kicking them out for kissing in the Jacuzzi, and the report rockets through social networking sites.

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The Ghosts of Faces

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Facespog

Arguably the most famous queer nightclub in the St. Louis area was Faces, the massive after-hours mecca which operated in East St. Louis from 1977-2007. I’ve met people from New York to California who’d been there, and they all get that same faraway look in their eyes when telling the tale.

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Op/Ed: Bullies and Barons

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Occupy Wall Street has grown—seeming to gain mass daily—as it is augmented by Occupy K Street, Occupy StL, Occupy Everywhere. People are getting involved, many more are speaking in support, even if only on their FaceBook walls.

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“Nuts” @ StL Actors’ Studio

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Much of the time, we regard “insanity” pleas as a cop-out in criminal cases, I think. If you’re not responsible for your actions, then you won’t be punished to the full extent of the law. Claudia Faith Draper  (Lara Buck) begs to differ.

 

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Gateway Men’s Chorus Turns 25

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GatewayMensChorus

Musical talent is woven into the very fabric of St. Louis history. The Gateway City is noted for its association with blues, jazz, ragtime and classical music and today, many pioneering acts and artists are still generating a buzz.

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The Who’s Tommy @ Stray Dog

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Stray Dog Theatre literally rocked the house last night. A joyful noise rattled the old abbey as The Who’s “Tommy” blasted through the building with a cornucopia of light, sound, and movement.

 

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Op Ed: In Defense of Chaz Bono

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I hate Dancing With the Stars. I know a lot of LGBT fans love the show but it just doesn’t give me my Ts. I’d rather watch straight porn or Hoarders than see any Kardashian’s fame-whored-out ass doing the jitter bug. But the primetime, ABC reality competition is doing quite fine without me. It opened its 13th season with 19 million viewers and a heavy dose of controversy.

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Interview: Paula Poundstone

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Despite her valiant efforts, comedian Paula Poundstone has not been able to create a viral video.

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