Two poetry extravaganzas
Emanuel Xavier is a super fierce pier queen and poet who effortlessly turns his experience into literary emissions of pride and passion. And now, he writes me: "I've been plagued by controversy over the use of the word 'spic' to promote a poetry event sponsored by El Museo del Barrio, even ... More >>
El Museo del Barrio, the East Harlem museum of Puerto Rican, Latin American and Caribbean cultures, has abandoned its attempt to defang the word "spic" by using it in the title of their current hispanic poetry series.
You may recall that the other night, I was all set to belt out a Michael Jackson medley at Hear Me Roar!, a benefit for the Sylvia Project, which helps LGBTQ youth. So how did it go? Record contract? Death threats? Both? Well, people laughed all through the performance--but it was OK nonethe ... More >>
Unlike Obama's old pastor, I happen to like white people now and again, but I also find time to mix things up and hang with the homeys. That's just the kind of patronizing liberal cracker I am! In fact, this week's column details my exploits above 135th Street at a smattering of multicultural boites ... More >>
A brief history of Christopher Street
25 Years (and Counting) of Nuyorican Poets Café
Advice from the ball circuit: 'This category is about your face, not your booty. Now ride your broomstick out of here, baby gorilla.'