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Pride on the East Side

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35681_436421047017_672192017_5743735_3228511_nWith  January well under way, only 6 -months remain until LGBT Pride 2011.  And while St. Louis Pridefest (held the last month in June) is the Midwest’s largest festival—a lesser-known, newer festival is doing great things across the river. 

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I’ve Learned to Love my Body

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work.825410.2.flat550x550075f.human-heartWe live in a superficial society. There is no way to be more blunt. We live in a superficial society. Whenever you turn on the television or open a magazine, you are bombarded with pictures—either static or moving—of what our society deems beautiful. Why? Look back to my opening statement. We live in a superficial society.

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V-Squared a Success

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100_9438aST. LOUIS – Hundreds of revelers packed Lumen on  Locust, Jan. 15 to celebrate 30-years of Vital VOICE in LGBT media

 

Indeed, V-Squared lived up to its billing as the exponentially-amazing anniversary party of the year as guests took advantage of the open bar, endless appetizers and A-list crowd.

 

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Review: “The Year of Magical…”

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8Fontaine Syer as Joan Didion, the author and protagonist of The Year of Magical Thinking, takes the stage, looks around the audience with a direct gaze and tells us: “This happened on Dec. 30, 2003. That may seem a while ago but it won’t when it happens to you. And it will happen to you.”

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Review: “Pericles” @ The Black Rep

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PericlesPericles is seldom performed, and there are many good reasons for that. It is probably not written entirely by Shakespeare—most likely, he is responsible only for the second half (and the change in the language from Act II to Act III is marked).

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Review: “The Fall of Heaven”

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0Having read the promotional materials for The Fall of Heaven, my expectations weren’t high. It sounded like Walter Mosley had cobbled together his collection of short stories (The Tempest Tales)  into yet another riff on Here Comes Mr. Jordan/ Heaven Can Wait.

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TFTE: Discovering Modesty

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Bling2One of my favorite stories is about the time my friend Floyd Martin streaked my apartment complex the Summer before college. I was fresh out of high school and had moved a liberating 100 miles from my hometown of Tulsa to Oklahoma City with a group of friends. The five of us shared a two bedroom apartment in a shoddy 1970s era complex.

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NQOTP: The Doghouse

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73082_490205907017_672192017_6982249_1535615_nFor the first time in recent memory, I approach the New Year without the usual “I can’t wait until this damn year is over” feeling. Despite the fact that our country faces many problems… massive unemployment, two wars and a Republican “take over,” 2010 wasn’t, in my personal experience a horrible year.

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