17 posts categorized "IRAN"

Jul 14 2015
No Nukes Comments (0)

OB-VT853_1221ob_G_20121221135800

President Obama and John Kerry are proud papas of a historic anti-nuke accord with Iran. Netanyahu already hates it, without even reading it. Obama has told Congress to STFU, because he'll veto any objection.

As others have argued for a while now: Most consequential president in history?

 
Apr 03 2015
Need To Know: Kerry On + Ash Crack + Rehab Workout + Gay Joke + The Fix Is In + MORE! Comments (0)

Johnkerry_wideweb__430x337

*widget boy cultureAmazing nuke deal with Iran. Last grasp for Kerry.

*widget boy cultureAshley Parker Angel's not on crack, but you'll wish you were.

*widget boy cultureYES, YES, YES: New Amy Winehouse doc is on the way.

*widget boy cultureSam Smith's April Fool's Day joke makes some people mad.

*widget boy cultureGov. Pence (R-Indiana) signs so-called “fix” bill.

*widget boy cultureNYC photo exhibit is a can't-mister!

Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 11.53.37 PM

*widget boy culture“Religious freedom” mixed bag from Arkansas.

*widget boy cultureGay h.s. jock berated and chased.

*widget boy cultureWhy Rebel Heart is tanking.

*widget boy cultureMadonna Rebel Heart mega-mix, after the jump...

 Read More

 
Mar 09 2015
Age Of Treason Comments (0)

Israel congress

Members of Congress attempting to undermine President Obama's work toward a nuke deal with Iran. They seem to be treating Obama like a terrorist and seem completely in the thrall of foreign interests. I can't wait until this hopefully short-lived Republican power burst is squelched.

 
Mar 03 2015
Prime Cuts Comments (0)

Netanyahu_1

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's 45-minute speech to Congress has been described as a shocking affront. Hopefully, it will backfire on him at home and on Congress here. I'm telling you, 2016 can't get here fast enough.

 
Dec 21 2014
Making A Connection: A Gallery From Artist Seyed Shakib Comments (0)
  Femme Leaving the Darkness Artist Becoming a VIrgin Modern Medusa Painting Love Rebirth She Wolf Sacrifice of Media Redemption

In order, the images are entitled: “Femme”, “Leaving the Darkness”, “Artist”, “Becoming a Virgin”, “Modern Medusa”, “Painting Love”, “Rebirth”, “She Wolf”, “Sacrifice of Media” & “Redemption”.

I wanted to call attention to the work of Seyed Mohsen Pourmohseni Shakib, an artist in Iran whose imagery is in defiance of his country's take on art and self-expression. They remind me of '70s experimental photography, in particular (though stripped down) of Steven Arnold. Thematically, there's definitely a Kahlo try in there. My favorites are “Painting Love” and “Modern Medusa”.

Yours?

The artist says:

“This photo collection is not only a bunch of pictures which try to escape from reality. Each picture is a part of reality that we try to ignore and bury them in the deepest place that we can find at our unconscious. First, I've faced with each frame when I was traveling in my unconscious and focused on them to found what they wanted to say. Next, I've tried to make a visual connection between mind and eyes via photography.” 

More about the artist:

Seyed Mohsen Pourmohseni Shakib was born in 1988 in Rasht, Iran. At age 17, he started his art work as screenwriter and editor. At the same time, he went to university to study civil engineering. He became a member of “Rasht Young Cinema Society” and made his first and second animated shorts—White Paper (2010) and Game Over (2013—which have been shown at 35 national and international film festivals.

 
Oct 07 2014
WALK-IN CLOSET Case: Abdi Nazemian's Iranian Musts Comments (0)

Walk-In-Closet-Abdi-Nazemian

A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of going to lunch with handsome, pop culturally fluent Abdi Nazemian, the screenwriter behind The Quiet, Celeste in the City, Beautiful Girl and a short called Revolution. I met him because I was so interested in his filmic novel The Walk-In Closet, about a Tehrangeles-based marriage of convenience between an Iranian favorite son and his female best friend. It functions as a beach read, but has a lot more going on—the cultural observations are sharp, the portrait of gay life downright jagged. Most of all, it's funny and well-written.

Be sure to check out the book here, and then read Abdi's Iranian musts...

 Read More

 
Jul 04 2014
Need To Know: What A Dick + '80s Video Artiste + Grindr Butchr + Come To Papa + Persian Picasso + MORE! Comments (0)

Marc-BartraThis should be his team's uniform.

*widget boy cultureMeet attractive footballer Marc Bartra.

*widget boy cultureHe had 10 inches...but needed more. Plus, HOT ASS ALERT.

*widget boy cultureKinder, gentler approach to the homeless.

*widget boy cultureThe AMAZING '80s videos of Nelson Sullivan, 25 years later.

*widget boy cultureFINALLY: Ian Ziering & Olivia Newton-John together!

*widget boy cultureSeattle killer finds two men on gay pickup apps, executes them in the street.

*widget boy cultureGay widowers fighting for their due.

*widget boy cultureKind-hearted pet owner dies under garbage truck while trying to save her dog.

*widget boy cultureGay dads hold their child for the first time:

Lindsay-FosterBelongs to daddy

*widget boy cultureMeet “Persian Picasso”/gay artist Bahman Mohassess in Fifi Howls from Happiness.

*widget boy cultureDemi Lovato vs. Vladimir Putin.

*widget boy cultureBastille's “Of the Night” (a Corona/Snap!) mash-up is unexpectedly haunting.

*widget boy cultureINTERNATIONAL INCIDENT: Frankie Zulferino tours China.

*widget boy cultureInterview with gay Boystown author Marshall Thornton.

*widget boy cultureLee Daniels on being gay & black, and dishing on Mariah Carey.

*widget boy cultureDear Abby addresses gay man whose anti-gay brother loves his alive gay daughter!

*widget boy cultureAnthony Friedkin's 1970s “Gay Essay” on display, captured gay life in SF.

Friedkin-gay-hustlers-photographyHustlers in San Francisco in the '70s

 
Jun 13 2014
Need To Know: The Wonderful World Of Rape + Hillary's Married To Her Response + Jake's Great White Way + The GOP's Empty Ambition Tour + MORE! Comments (0)

Angelina-jolie-maleficent-gifs

*widget boy cultureAngelina Jolie says Maleficent has a rape scene. GYLLENHAAL

*widget boy cultureIraq descends into chaos; U.S. and Iran weigh options.

*widget boy cultureHillary gets defensive on her gay marriage evolution.

*widget boy cultureCrist endorsed by HRC in FL gubernatorial run.

*widget boy cultureJake Gyllenhaal to Broadway!

*widget boy cultureHotwire in hot water with One Million (Douchebag) Moms.

*widget boy cultureGrace Jones documentary on the way.

*widget boy cultureYour invitation to welcome Madonna home to NYC! (30 years ago)

*widget boy cultureHarrison Ford gets banged up on Star Wars set.

*widget boy cultureNew House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy: “Empty ambition.”

*widget boy cultureLeo DiCaprio is not into Bieber.

*widget boy cultureOutword piece on kiddie book The Princes and the Treasure, featuring gay marriage.

Princes Treasure gay marriageThe book is out—way out—now, on Amazon.

 


Ads by Gay Ad Network

TWITTER FEED