Category Archives: Religion

Baptize me.

As Whitney Houston keeps dying on TV, I am transfixed by envy, bitterness, and grief. Her narrative has been transformed from the tragic untimely death of a dope addict to an adoring farewell to an angel. And why not? She … Continue reading

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Visits From the Other Side

*  © Jack Bell Gallery In the ever-changing world of the Yoruba people of southwestern Nigeria, one thing that remains consistent is a close connection with their ancestors. The ancestral spirits of the Yoruba are much more than just dead … Continue reading

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The Eyebrow Lady

Today I went to my favorite beauty supply shop, on a street in a wealthy community where everyone is too thin and the people sitting outside Peete’s Coffee are  talking  to their agents on their iPhones. It’s a great shop that carries … Continue reading

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Christians, Curses, and Cannibals

Meet Cindy Jacobs, a self-proclaimed prophet and right-wing supporter of fellow moron Gov. Rick Perry. Watch her explain how Rick Perry’s Jesuspalooza broke the curse of “Native American Cannibals.” Cindy and other members of the Apostolic Reformation movement will descend … Continue reading

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“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics. You … Continue reading

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Today I went to see my psychiatrist but he forgot to tell me he’d be out of town. His office is in a studio behind his house, which has a large front courtyard. Two beautiful young women appeared in the … Continue reading

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Art is Art

After coming across this photo last week, I couldn’t get it out of my mind.   It’s a stage in Austria’s Lake Constance, for Kieth Warner’s production of Umberto Giordano‘s opera “Andrea Chénier”, which will open to the public in July. … Continue reading

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Black Metal Stupidity

I always enjoy the discovery of a scholarly approach to a silly or lowbrow subject. Remember when Camille Paglia used to write about Madonna? I had no idea that Black Metal Theory is now a philosophy and field of study … Continue reading

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All New Houseboys

I’ve tried to include Houseboys for all tastes but in fact they are all my favorites for this week. They can serve drinks and do odd jobs around the house, like fluff up your pillows. Take your pick and have … Continue reading

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The Hermes Lady: A Sermon

First of all, that Hermes lady is fucking nuts about her photos. She doesn’t want her photos used to mock her. They are there for praise only! They are there for gloating, not for you internet people to copy and … Continue reading

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