April 21, 2014
France, in a nutshell. 

France, in a nutshell. 

April 21, 2014
notoveraids:

contemporaryobsessions:

Paul Thek, Afflict the Comfortable, Comfort the Afflicted, c. 1985. Synthetic polymer on canvas board, 18 × 24 in. (45.7 × 61 cm). Collection of Gail and Tony Ganz © The Estate of George Paul Thek; courtesy of Alexander and Bonin, New York. Photograph by Douglas M. Parker Studio

#PaulThek #hiv

Reblogging because still true.

notoveraids:

contemporaryobsessions:

Paul Thek, Afflict the Comfortable, Comfort the Afflicted, c. 1985. Synthetic polymer on canvas board, 18 × 24 in. (45.7 × 61 cm). Collection of Gail and Tony Ganz © The Estate of George Paul Thek; courtesy of Alexander and Bonin, New York. Photograph by Douglas M. Parker Studio

#PaulThek #hiv

Reblogging because still true.

April 21, 2014

aldrinvaldez:

"What’s your emotional availability this week?"

(via oneh)

April 19, 2014

April 19, 2014
So I Just Saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier (And it was brilliant): A 5-Point Review

1. This film is a pretty solid critique of US foreign policy; it pits the nostalgia of the last “Just War,” WWII (embodied by Captain America) against current US foreign policy’s preemptive striking (embodied by SHIELD), and critiquing it vehemently by aligning it with Nazi fascism.

2. Kind of surprise-pertinent what with the upswing in violent/horrifying Neo-Nazi/anti-semitic stuff going on in the US and Europe.

3. Watching this film with a French audience was great because they not only laughed at the terrible French accents the actors were coached in, but also booed at the not so casual racism of Redford’s character pointedly specifying that a terrorist was not French, but Algerian.

4. The end press-conference scene is a pretty direct attack of the US government condemning Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden as traitors.

5. That was the most perfect Stan Lee cameo.

Conclusion: Not well acted and the dialogue wasn’t great, but pretty intensely politically subversive for a mainstream action movie and therefore totally brilliant (not to mention enjoyable).

April 18, 2014
julianahuxtable:

HUXTABLE EFFECT, STEWART UOO (w/ HEJI SHIN), 2014 part of “NO TEARS IN THE RAIN”http://moussemagazine.it/stewart-uoo-daniel-buchholz/

julianahuxtable:

HUXTABLE EFFECT, STEWART UOO (w/ HEJI SHIN), 2014 

part of “NO TEARS IN THE RAIN”

http://moussemagazine.it/stewart-uoo-daniel-buchholz/

April 17, 2014

GAY JEANS ARE HERE YOU GUYS. DON’T YOU WANT GAY JEANS??

April 17, 2014

I’m retitling this table France vs. the United States

(Source: believeinrecovery, via chescaleigh)

April 16, 2014
"Genet’s cannibalistic appropriation of Jean after his death turns out to be a continuation of their lovemaking. Genet was already “eating him up,” and what he was eating was, so to speak, Jean already dead. It is as if, in his oral passion for his lover’s anus, for the bits of fecal matter clinging to the opening, Genet was expressing a preference for what his lover’s body had rejected, for what was no longer of any use to the living Jean. In rimming, the other is momentarily reduced to an opening for waste and to the traces of waste. Genet’s fantasy goes further: not content merely to eat what Jean expels, he fantasizes transforming all of Jean into his own waste. The foraging tongue inspires a dream of total penetration, or entering the lover through the anus and continuing to devour him at the very site of his production of waste. Thus Genet eating Jean inside Jean could himself become the expeller of Jean as waste. (Or perhaps Jean would expel him as waste…)"

Leo Bersani, Homos

Honestly whatever to the actual content of this quote; what I find unbearable is this old-school literary analysis that does so much to the text just to make a flimsy point that leads to psychoanalysis (if heterosexual sex is a male fantasy of returning to the womb, what is gay sex, blah blah blah) when it’s clear that Bersani just wants to talk about gay sex and flex a writerly muscle. Like, great, Jean Genet liked giving rusty trombones (the rustier the better), but let’s not overdetermine it. Basically this type of literary analysis is the reason why I’m suspicious of non-interdisciplinary fields of study.

April 16, 2014
"Invisibly visible, unlocatably everywhere: if the gay presence is threatened by absence, it is not only because of the secret (or not so secret) intentions of those who are fascinated by gays, or even as a result of the devastating work of AIDS, but also because gays have been de-gaying themselves in the very process of making themselves visible."

Homos by Leo Bersani

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