Québec’s public-art activations, such as Max Streicher’s tucked-away-in-Vieux-Québec “Fin de partie (Nagg et Nell),” are lovely finds for those who aren’t searching. Quite the dichotomous dance between freedom of expression and oppression this one, eh?
Pride is being. Here and now. Pride is the Golden Rule. It’s looking at people in the eye when you need or want something from them, like at the store or the bank or the post office. It’s saying “Hello,” “Please,” and “Thank you.” It’s also offering something, too. It’s Ama Sua, Ama Llulla, Ama Quella […]
I get to make the suggestion. I purchased T-shirts to show my support, when I made my donations to Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 presidential campaign and that of Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro this spring. The 2020 election is on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Of 2020. That is next year. A year […]
The thing about Farrah Fawcett is she was kind. To me. Once, 14 years ago. When we met out on a red carpet set up on the beach at the Delano Hotel in Miami Beach. It was a windy, rainy, kinda moody afternoon. Hurricane Katrina was barreling toward New Orleans, bypassing Miami and allowing MTV […]
Dear Governors, Has this so-called president ever called you to check in, on a random any day, on the welfare of your state? To inquire about what might be needed or to offer assistance to your most vulnerable? To offer protection or, better yet, resources to protect us and ensure our Great Experiment works? Asking […]
The thing about Madonna is, there is only one Queen of Pop, and, bitches…don’t you come for her spot. She’s still in it. And her latest LP, Madame X, proves what she’s been saying lately is true: You cannot hit a moving target. You cannot box in Madonna. There’s no pigeonholing her because she is […]
The thing about Jennifer Lopez that I love – that makes going to see her perform the fourth show of her “It’s My Party Tour” down in San Jose tonight so fuckin’ special – is that she’s been around, at least musically, for 20 years, which is about the same amount o’ time that I’ve called […]
She touched the ground on the sidewalk, a show for the northbound traffic. It was hot. So hot. Too hot to keep at it. It was that hot. Hot ground. Point gotten. Across the street she reached down to the ground again, to touch it. She’d been committed to honoring the spirit of the Girl […]
Oh, the modernity. I no longer have to list my playlists like a caveman, I can simply…. Not figure out the embed feature, quelle surprise. (Seriously, I thought I had it.) Time to pivot.
Oh, what a time it was. Back during the Movie Martin day, I interviewed a then-breaking big Channing Tatum at the Loews Miami Beach, one sunny, humid Friday afternoon, when he was in town meeting with press on behalf of Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike. So this was summertime, 2012. I had gotten into the magazine game […]