Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster 1887–2058, by Emma Lavigne @NYJB

“The past and the future are her playground, and she relays an open invitation to all who seek a daring museum experience.” Continue reading Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster 1887–2058, by Emma Lavigne @NYJB

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Commonplace Book: Belize describes Heaven to Roy Cohn

A final hurray to MP Johnson Week with an excerpt from Angels in America, by Tony Kushner. The Characters BELIZE, a former drag queen and former lover of Prior’s. A registered nurse. Belize’s name was originally Norman Arriaga; Belize is a drag name that stuck. ROY M. COHN, a successful New York lawyer and unofficial power broker, now facing disbarment and dying of AIDS. ROY: Let me ask you something, sir. BELIZE: Sir? ROY: What’s it like? After? BELIZE: After …? ROY: The misery ends. BELIZE: Hell or Heaven? (Roy stares at Belize.) BELIZE: Like San Francisco. ROY: A city. … Continue reading Commonplace Book: Belize describes Heaven to Roy Cohn

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Commonplace Book: Tennessee Williams and the importance of queens to American culture

“Just imagine this place without queens in it. It would be absolutely barbaric.” — Candy from “And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens …” (circa 1970, unpublished one-act play), by Tennessee Williams Continue reading Commonplace Book: Tennessee Williams and the importance of queens to American culture

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On Being Human Redux: Further looks at books and movies that examine the question of humanity

On Being Human Redux is an essay series that looks at serial killers, clones, the Culture series, a Beckett play, bunnies in Beatrix Potter and Richard Adams, and adroids. Continue reading On Being Human Redux: Further looks at books and movies that examine the question of humanity

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