Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Edward Furlong

The Grass HarpEdward Furlong - PeckerEven Truman Capote was written about sympathetically by Tennessee Williams. But unlike Truman, Tennessee never took the upper class seriously. - John Waters, Role Models

Libyan rebels raid Gaddafi family mansions

Fighters have seized property belonging to Muammar Gaddafi's daughter Aisha and son Saadi in Tripoli, as well as items from the dictator's compound in Bab al-AziziyaA Libyan rebel poses on a sofa shaped like a mermaid with the face of Gaddafi's daughter Aisha at her home in TripoliThe looted living room of Saadi Gaddafi at the Bab al-Aziziya compoundLibyan rebels loot items from the Bab al-Aziziya compound in TripoliLibyan rebels inside the home of Gaddafi's son Saadi in TripoliRebel fighters look through a photo album they found inside Gaddafi's compound in Bab al-Aziziya showing photographs of Condoleezza Rice

Straight Wedding

Ralph Lauren is due to host the Bush political dynasty at his Colorado ranch for the lavish wedding of his son David to Lauren Bush this weekend. David will marry Lauren, the granddaughter and niece of former presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush, at the fashion icon’s 17,000-acre ranch on Sunday.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/lauren_bush_in_western_union_rH2ahfcdV4fmqbqRv3mNeL#ixzz1WZ143bXS

Our hungers will evaporate like

Black Beans

Times are lean,
pretty baby,
the beans are burnt
to the bottom
of the battered pot.
Let's make fierce love
on the overstuffed,
hand-me-down sofa.
We can burn it up, too.
Our hungers
will evaporate like - money.
I smell your lust,
not the pot burnt black
with tonight's meager meal.
So we can't buy flowers
for our table.
Our kisses are petals,
our tongues caress the bloom.
Who dares to tell us
we are poor and powerless?
We keep treasure
any king would count as dear.
Come on, pretty baby.
Our souls can't be crushed
like cats crossing the street too soon.
Let the beans burn all night long.
Our chipped water glasses are filled
with wine from our loving.
And the burnt black beans -

-Essex Hemphill (1957-1995)

What distresses me most is not the poverty as the perpetual obstacles to my art, which I cannot practice as I feel ought to be done and as I could do it if relived of the poverty which ties my hands. - Paul Gauguin (7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Garage Magazine

Weather Channel Streaker

Atiyah Abd al-Rahman

Burton Morris Lobster Boy

Mayor Ravenstahl criticized for missing many major events

Mr. Ravenstahl missed last year's Labor Day parade. He missed the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, but donned a sexy football uniform for a part in the Batman movie during filming at Heinz Field. - Moe Smydo

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11240/1170161-53-0.stm?cmpid=HBEHTML#ixzz1WKLO8Zm3

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Joyce McKinney

Please Try To Forgive Richard Mellon Scaife

Between 2001 and 2009, Richard Mellon Scaife’s foundations contributed $7,875,000.00 to Islamophobic groups. Among the recipients were the Center for Security Policy ($2,900,000), the Counterterrorism & Security Education and Research Foundation ($1,575,000), and the David Horowitz Freedom Center ($3,400,000). The Richard Mellon Scaife foundations did not respond to requests for comment.

Fear, Inc.The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America - Wajahat Ali, Eli Clifton, Matthew Duss, Lee Fang, Scott Keyes, and Faiz Shakir
Center for American Progress August 2011

The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975

Friday, August 26, 2011

Alice Walton


Egyptian Art collector founds political party

Naguib Sawiris hopes to play a role in transforming the country into a “civil democracy”CAIRO. A leading Egyptian collector hopes to play a pivotal role in Egypt’s political revolution following the downfall of former president Hosni Mubarak in February. Naguib Sawiris, who established the largest mobile phone operator in the Middle East in 2001, Orascom Telecom, has founded his own political party Al Masryeen Al Ahrar (The Free Egyptians). “I have decided to be more focused on social and political work, aiming to play a role in the transformation of post-revolution Egypt into a civil democracy,” Sawiris said in a statement after he stood down as chairman of Orascom Telecom earlier this year. The military is acting as a de facto government in Egypt until elections this autumn while Mubarak is on trial in Cairo accused of corruption and conspiring to kill protestors during the uprising earlier this year. A profile of Sawiris in the 2010 publication Art & Patronage: The Middle East (TransGlobe Publishing) outlines how the billionaire businessman recently purchased a piece by Egyptian artist Abdel Hadi El-Gazzar (1925-65) for almost $280,000. He also plans to build a museum in Cairo to house his collection of modern Egyptian art. “In readiness, he is busy purchasing and storing work from the widows of famous Egyptian artists, with the intention of keeping them for the museum,” according to the publication. In June, Sawiris caused controversy when he tweeted cartoons of Mickey and Minnie Mouse wearing conservative Muslim attire, although he later apologised for the incident. - The Art Newspaper

NY Post Exclusive

A muscle-bound firefighter who appeared as Mr. March in the 2011 FDNY calendar was arrested for allegedly assaulting his transsexual girlfriend -- a stunner who was famously booted from "America's Next Top Model." Taylor Murphy, 28, is charged with assault, criminal mischief and criminal obstruction of breathing for allegedly attacking Claudia Charriez two weeks ago in front of Flashdancers, a Midtown jiggle joint, and again later at a nearby hotel. Murphy was arraigned last night in Manhattan Supreme Court and was freed without bail. Murphy's gal pal, Charriez, 30, who lives in Los Angeles, made it to the semifinal round on "America's Next Top Model" in 2006 before she was disqualified because she was born a male. She told The Post yesterday the attack began when Murphy became jealous during their visit to the Times Square nudie bar, where several men asked her for a lap dance. "A couple of guys saw me and wanted me to dance for them, " she said. "Then the owner came up to me and asked if I wanted to work for him. "[Murphy] said he thought I was flirting with those guys." They argued, and Murphy allegedly became violent on the sidewalk, shattering her cellphone on the ground and dragging her down the street by her hair, Charriez said. "He pinned me into a telephone booth and strangled me, then let go and started crying." The gender-bending model broke free from her 6-foot-3, 220-pound boyfriend, jumped in a cab and fled to her hotel on West 35th Street. Murphy was waiting when she got there and began biting, punching, kicking, slapping and choking Charriez, cops said. "I told him to leave and that I didn't want to see him again," she said. "It set him off, and he slammed me into the bed and strangled me again with so much force." Charriez fled to a friend's apartment, but Murphy allegedly followed her and banged on the door until the girls called the cops. "I was covered in bruises. My lip was split and pieces of my hair were falling out," she said. "He called me from jail today and said he wanted me to write a letter saying it didn't happen." - JAMIE SCHRAM, REBECCA ROSENBERG and DON KAPLAN

Ali Farzat

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Masked gunmen severely beat Syria’s best-known political cartoonist on Thursday, breaking his hand and leaving him to bleed on the side of a road in Damascus, activists said. The attack came days after the artist, Ali Farzat, published a cartoon showing President Bashar al-Assad hitching a ride out of town with Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi of Libya, who was toppled from power this week. - NADA BAKRI

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Herman Munster

Miroslav Tichy

Self-taught Czech photographer Miroslav Tich├Ż made his own cameras from cardboard tubes and tin cans and photographed countless women of his hometown on the sly, printing each clandestine image only one time. - Paul Laster Flavorpill

Judge Brutally Squashes Photographer Janine Gordon's "Wasteful" Copyright Suit Against Ryan McGinley


James Jenkin

Tim Cook



Lei Yixin

Washington DC - The 30-foot-tall sculpture of Martin Luther King by Lei Yixin

Maya Angelou Says:

The builders of the Martin Luther King memorial paid almost $800,000 to the King family to use his words and pictures.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011