I didn’t know Adam Yauch. I never met him, or even spotted him in traffic or standing in line at a coffee shop in L.A. But when I read the news of Yauch’s passing last Friday, I crumbled. That afternoon, I drove over to the studio where his band recorded Check Your Head and Ill Communication, just a couple of miles from my apartment, and laid flowers by the back stairs. That … [Read more...] about Gratitude
Buffy: Less Than Gay?
Dead Lesbian Cliché? In spring 2002, the Internet was all aflutter with the rumor that Amber Benson's Buffy the Vampire Slayer character, Tara Maclay, was to be killed off on the series. Now, for those of you who don't follow the trials and tribulations of Sunnydale's resident Slayer, you were mostly likely unaware of the hullabaloo. And even if you had stumbled across it, … [Read more...] about Buffy: Less Than Gay?