The City in Film in 2010

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For several years now, I’ve written a top 10 list of films on my other blog. This started out pretty unstructured, with just whatever films I happened to watch, and then developed into… Continue reading

Re-post: Welcome to the Urban Revolution

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Wanted to draw some attention to a recent interview of Jeb Bruggman about his new book, Welcome to the Urban Revolution: How Cities are Changing the World (a not-so-subtle reference to Henri Lefevbre’s… Continue reading

The ‘Thorny Path’ to National Museum of African American History and Culture is a Good Sign

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Perhaps the most profound feature of the forthcoming National Museum of African-American History and Culture, scheduled to be complete by 2015, is its geographic location on the National Mall. Its insertion within this… Continue reading

HUD Proposes New Regulations to Limit Queer Discrimination in Housing

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Later today, HUD will propose new regulations intended to ensure that its core housing programs are open to all eligible persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.  You can find the full… Continue reading

National Exhibit on Queer Difference/Desire in American Art

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There’s only one month left (through February 11, 2011) to see the National Portrait Gallery’s ground-breaking exhibit on queer experiences as captured by American artists – Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.… Continue reading

Essay: Why the Public Realm Must be Queered

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It’s hard to talk about queer space without first discussing the closet, the most powerful contemporary queer space, even though it is a psychological one.  The closet not only represents the first queer space queer… Continue reading