The Tides of Lust
"The problem isn’t to learn to love humanity, but to learn to love those members of it who happen to be at hand.”
―Samuel R. Delany, Dhalgren
Portland Oregon, living large, always hungry for sleep. I also tumblr-blog a fashion doll site under kikialso, and a Samuel Delany fanblog called "The Tides of Lust," under samueldelany. Relentlessly curious. Lots of irons in the fire. I proudly buy my groceries from the Alberta Co-op.
Baaba Maal & Mansour Seck - Maacina Tooro.
One of my most favorite pieces of music ever. I was incredibly fortunate to see Baaba Maal in concert last year - a dream come true - an amazing, spirit-drenched experience that had everyone (in Portland! land of the blasé) up on their feet, dancing.
The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America has named Samuel R. Delany, Jr. as the 2013 DAMON KNIGHT MEMORIAL GRAND MASTER for his contributions to the literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
The DAMON KNIGHT MEMORIAL GRAND MASTER is given by SFWA for ‘lifetime achievement in science fiction and/or fantasy.’ Delany joins the Grand Master ranks alongside such legends as Isaac Asimov, Alfred Bester, Harlan Ellison, Ursula K. Le Guin, Connie Willis, and Gene Wolfe. The award will be presented at the 49th Annual Nebula Awards Weekend in San Jose, CA, May 16-18, 2014.
"This award astonishes me, humbles me, and I am honored by it. It recalls to me–with the awareness of mortality age ushers up–the extraordinary writers who did not live to receive it: Roger Zelazny, Joanna Russ, Thomas M. Disch, Octavia E. Butler–as well, from the generation before me, Katherine MacLean, very much alive. I accept the award for them, too: they are the stellar practitioners without whom my own work, dim enough, would have been still dimmer." ~Samuel R. Delany
This holiday season, Sistah Sinema wants you to party like it is 1929!
Femmes - don you feather boas, flapper dresses, and page-boy bobs. Studs, sport your pocket watches, pinstriped suits, and wing-tip shoes. We will be swinging to Bessie Smith, Mae Rainey, and Gladys Bentley as we pay homage to the music, style, and sexiness of queer Harlem!
BD Woman: One of Campbell X’s early pieces, BD Woman tells of tale of a Blues singer and her Stud Lover interwoven with archival footage from the era. Think Stud Life as a short set in 1920’s Harlem. Here is a teaser to whet your appetites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRjRGfcAUiY
T’Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness: Blues Divas of the 1920s: T’Aint is a short on the lives of Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith and several other notable Blues divas of the 1920’s from a queer perceptive. Learn how the Nicky Minajs, Lil Kims, Beyonces, and Rihannas of the Harlem Renaissance sang, wrote, and lamented about their Sapphic loves. You can watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gpEmRSmIAE
Sistah Sinema events showcase movies highlighting queer women of color stories. They are also amazing opportunities to connect with educated, community-oriented queer women of color who are doing big thangs. :-D. After each post movie discussion, attendees are asked to connect with someone they did not know before the event and discuss ways to build community in the future.
Showing in Portland - Sat December 14th, 6 pm, In Other Words. More info, and other screenings in the US, visit Sistah Sinema.
"Poetry is like painting. Some attracts you more if you stand near, some if you’re further off. One picture likes a dark place; one will need to be seen in the light, because it’s not afraid of the critic’s sharp judgment. One gives pleasure once; one will please if you look it over ten times."
—Horace, Ars Poetica
Come find out about Portland’s NEW LGBTQ Community Radio Station!
TWO special events with music, food, drinks
& information on this exciting new project!
Featuring LIVE music set from Mattachine Social
playing tracks from their new EP “Close”
Don’t miss this opportunity to become familiar with
Portland’s NEW radio station!
4115 N. Mississippi
Start Up Announcement Party
Friday, December 13 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM