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  • ‘I’ll Go Forth Alone’

    Janet Shea as Flora Goforth in The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore

  • Madboots and the Gay Experience

    MADBOOTS DANCE is a company founded and led by two dancer-choreographers, Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz, who are also life partners.

  • One Serious Lady

    A new Library of America edition of [Jane Bowles’] work, magnificently edited by Bowles scholar Millicent Dillon, does justice to this unique and neglected writer.

  • The Baroness of Body Art

    A COMPLICATED and somewhat mysterious figure in early 20th-century art, the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven is often referred to as the “Mama of Dada.” She was a visionary performance artist whose influence can be seen in many genres related to performance and personal style today.

  • The Shock of the Nude

    Rudolf von Laban and his dancers, Ascona, 1914. Photo: Johann Adam Massenbach

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Tea and Calumny The so-called “Tea Party” (or has it gone beyond the “so-called” stage?) has accomplished a number of things, such as exposing the fault lines within the Republican Party, not to be mistaken for your father’s club for button-down suburbanites. No, this new breed of shut-ins and early retirees is mad as hell, […]

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Some of My Best Friends…

A recent survey showed a surprising uptick in the percentage of American men who now find homosexuality to be “morally acceptable”—a rise from around 40% for men of all ages in 2006 to around 55% today (and well over 60% for men under fifty). The story received an op-ed comment in the Times from Charles […]

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Lose the “Homosexual”

Right-wing newspapers and talk show hosts insist on using the word “homosexual” rather than “gay”—and with good reason, if their goal is to subtly denigrate GLBT people. A new survey showed that the “homo” word carries a much more negative connotation than does the word “gay,” particularly with Democrats. The New York Times/CBS News poll […]

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And Here’s To You

“And Here’s To You…” Meet Iris Robinson, a Member of Parliament in Northern Ireland who’s involved in a nasty financial scandal. But first, to appreciate the relevance of this faraway kickback case, consider the following brief exchange between Robinson and a radio interviewer: “Stephen Nolan: Do you think that homosexuality is something that is shamefully […]

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Exhibit A

Okay, famous people shouldn’t be held responsible for the misdeeds of their adult progeny. But what if the parent in question has built his entire career out of thumping this connection between fathers and sons, promoting an agenda of prudery and homophobia—calling it “family values”—on the theory that “the children” must be protected by an […]

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Manhunt.net Has a Bad Date

A brief but intense kafuffle erupted last week over a campaign contribution received by Senator McCain from one of his supporters, culminating in the refund of the $2,300 donation to the contributor. What could cause the campaign to part with precious monies at this crucial time in the fund-raising season? It seems the donor, Jonathan […]

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