Of course, the filmmakers will say, "They're not gay movies; they're actually about the human experience," blah blah.
Yeah, well, anyway, the four gay movies are:
Sort of a lesbian Precious, with a Fort Greene girl gradually emerging into her lesbianhood, despite a gal pal who won ... More >>
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have charged two men with conspiracy to assassinate Adel Al-Jubeir, the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States, in what they allege is an Iranian government-backed plot. The U.S. Department of Justice charged Manssor Arbabsiar and Gholam Shakuri with co ... More >>
Mysterious internet "hacktivist" group Anonymous has announced that it plans to attack Iran tomorrow in support of the country's anti-regime "green" movement. They're trying to take advantage of International Worker's Day to instigate a new wave of protests. Exactly what the attack will consi ... More >>
New Yorkers get their first look at The Magnificent Seven gubernatorial candidates tonight, and if you can't find someone to embrace on this stage then you're a choosy beggar who doesn't even deserve true democracy and you might as well head straight for Tehran.
The assortment includes a bos ... More >>
Real tiger cubEarlier this week we informed you that 1 out of 4 grown, adult men travel with their favorite widdle stuffed bear or doggie on business trips. We don't think, however, that this was what was intended by that study. A Thai woman at Bangkok airport headed for Iran was just busted ... More >>
via Telegraph UKThe President of Iran takes Paul the Octopus more seriously than even the most fervent German or Spanish fans, saying the eight-legged psychic spreads "Western propaganda and superstition," according to the Telegraph. Gosh, when he says it like that, a fortune-telling sea crea ... More >>
Hey, it's Monday, time for lots and lots of coffee and, of course, your Monday morning update.
• The OTB has a second (ninth?) life. The board voted to keep operations open for at least another year, and will submit a plan on how they will restructure the company to the New York State Wage ... More >>
One of the many pitfalls for Barack Obama and his handlers is the tendency to be too cute by half -- think of that cotton candy Greek temple erected on Invesco Field in Denver for the winning candidate's acceptance speech last summer. The Washington Post's Dana Milbank makes a good case today that t ... More >>
Upheaval in Iran was the big news last week. A disputed election, massive demonstrations in the capital, the prospect of revolution -- heady stuff, certainly, and enough to shift the attention of even casual current events followers away from domestic politics.
Well, not entirely. President Oba ... More >>
The protests continue in Iran over the recent disputed election and over casualties at previous protests, with protesters in Tehran wearing mourning black for their fallen comrades. There have been demonstrations in U.S. cities as well, including one yesterday in Union Square, organized in part vi ... More >>
If you're like me there's a huge cognitive dissonance to the fact that Twitter, in this country basically a fad, a time-suck, an easy late-night-talk-show-monologue shorthand for the oversharing vapidity of Kids These Days, has actually been enormously important in documenting the Iran election c ... More >>
Fuck mortgage-backed securities, default credit swaps, AIG, Fanny Mae, Freddy Mac, Alan Greenspan, George W. Bush, Citigroup, Chrysler, Washington Mutual, Bernie Madoff, Sir Allen Stanford, Henry Paulson, Timothy Geithner, suicide loans, TARP, GM, Wells Fargo, Jerome Kerviel, al-Qaeda, Iran, Osama b ... More >>