Posts Tagged: drag

Notes from the Underground

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For Hazlitt, Hugh Ryan attempts to document the many personas of mid-1900s drag performer Malvina Schwartz, bringing color to the landmarks and styles of a queer world that sometimes threatens to be forgotten. Ultimately his work illustrates the piecemeal nature of queer historiography and the intermittently rewarding and disheartening detective work of pursuing these stories:

The history of that recording is a microcosm for queer history itself: fragmented, discontinuous, and surprising to the modern ear.

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(K)ink #2: Writing While Deviant: Michael Broder

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If I am a sub poet, is poetry as a genre my dom? Is the particular poem I’m working on my dom? ...more

Fresh Comics #4: Making Babies!

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Aside from defecating or having sex, giving birth is one of the most common life experiences. Half of the world’s population is capable of doing it and every single one of us has been through it, even if we have no memory of it.

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Fresh Comics #3: Remarkable Histories

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One of the goals of the Fresh Comics series is to shine some light on superb works of comic storytelling. Another is to look a little deeper into the content of these superb comics and to ask “fresh” questions about them.

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“Ladies Be Sure Your Pants Are Buttoned”

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Dangerous Minds has a splendid collection of vintage photos of drag kings from back in the day when “the simple act of walking down a public street dressed in clothing associated with the gender you were not assigned at birth could get you arrested.”

Drag queens get most of the mainstream-culture attention, but as these pictures—and a couple of videos!—show, “non-male bodied drag and gender performers” have been “fighting the good fight” for decades.

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