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Janet Jackson’s Islamic Honeymoon Nightmare

It is official: Janet Jackson is divorcing her husband after having her firstborn child in her early fifties. It had been reported that she had not converted, but had adopted the dress and traditions of Islam for the sake of her husband … Continue reading

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Despacito Sung in 40 Countries

I’m just catching up with my pop culture and am surprised to find the extent to which the song Despacito has caught fire on social media and is popular in probably most of the countries on Planet Earth. As a … Continue reading

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Draco Rosa: I’m here!

Since this month is the nativity of one of my favorite gods of rock, Robi Rosa (a.k.a. Draco)–who was born on the night the Stonewall Riots took place–I thought I’d share one of my favorite songs by him, from my … Continue reading

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#Orlando A Year Later: In Memory of Shane Tomlison

After the tragedy in Orlando exactly one year ago, I’ve attempted to remember at least some of the people who died there individually via my blog in order to humanize the tragedy. Shane was in his early thirties, and was … Continue reading

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Merry Yuletide!

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RIP Pete Burns

I usually do not blog about pop culture. I’m careful not to idolize people, because so many individuals with amazing talent sometimes engage in behavior that is unwholesome and I do not wish to defend that behavior. But in spite … Continue reading

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In Honor of Angélique Kidjo

Our masters in the Epicurean tradition are adamant that we only get one life. Too often, we unfortunately wait for celebrities, artists, mentors, and people we admire to die before we find the words to show how much we celebrate … Continue reading

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