34 posts categorized "MALAWI"

Apr 09 2013
Need To Know: Black + White Issue Comments (1)

Sara-montiel-6They  had caras then.

*widget boy culture copyIconic Spanish actress Sara "Sarita" Montiel also died yesterday. Gay-Marc-shirtless-Jacobs-Harry-porn-Madonna-Vogue-boy

*widget boy culture copyMarc Jacobs and boy-toy get frisky in public.

*widget boy culture copySara Gilbert & Linda Perry engaged!

*widget boy culture copyGREEK ACTIVE: Homophobic ad protested, pulled.

*widget boy culture copyAmanda Bynes is morphing into Angelyne.

*widget boy culture copyDEEN MOM: Farrah Abraham $exing pornstar.

*widget boy culture copy"Accidental Racist" = worst song ever.

*widget boy culture copyMadonna stepped on the president's toes in Malawi.

*widget boy culture copyAmsterdam vs. Putin.

*widget boy culture copyParties break out over Thatcher's death.

*widget boy culture copyMorrissey: Thatcher was "without an atom of humanity."

*widget boy culture copyHazing-death defendants plead not guilty.

*widget boy culture copyVatican advisor on who doesn't deserve communion.

*widget boy culture copy2 House GOPers in Illinois down with marriage equality.

*widget boy culture copyGlenn Beck: "Gay marriage advocates have won..."

*widget boy culture copyRep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pennsylvania) running for guv.

*widget boy culture copyNew Totally Tyler book = Boys, Booze & Bootycalls.

*widget boy culture copyAY, PAPI: Your hunk of the day.

*widget boy culture copyAnderson Cooper learns how to pronounce "Andy Cohen."

*widget boy culture copyImmigration reform ices out LGBTs.

*widget boy culture copyBar Mitzvah Boy a pro speaker...there's nothin' to it!

*widget boy culture copyJoe Biden was a hot piece of tail:

Joe-Biden-high-schoolViiiiice!

 
Apr 07 2013
Need To Know: Hooked On ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, Shop Girl, Beyoncé In Cuba, They Should Do It MOORE Often + MORE Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureTrailer for the new Carrie looks promising, though Moretz is too pretty, no? JESSICA-WALTER

*widget boy cultureSHUTTERED: R.I.P. Sears Portrait Studios.

*widget boy cultureVIDEO: Madonna thanks locals while in Malawi.

*widget boy culture"Queen of Versailles" denies shopping addiction.

*widget boy cultureSen. Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana) still worthless.

*widget boy cultureAuthor Craig Laurance Gidney on YA fiction & more.

*widget boy cultureJeremy Irons kind of apologizes.

*widget boy cultureWhy some liberals love—or love to hate—Obama.

*widget boy cultureCase against "Egyptian Jon Stewart" dropped.

*widget boy cultureTrayvon Martin wrongful death civil case settled.

*widget boy cultureKid asked about marriage equality—fundies blow up.

*widget boy cultureAlan Cumming covers IN New York.

*widget boy cultureHOS BEFORE BROS: Looky-looky! It's the Hookies.

*widget boy cultureRick Warren's son commits suicide.

*widget boy cultureArrested Development dish from Jessica Walter.

*widget boy cultureHow does one prepare for a rape scene?

*widget boy cultureMr. & Mrs. Carter vacay in Cuba.

*widget boy cultureAdam Huber = hunk of the day.

*widget boy cultureThe 5 Mary Tyler Moore Show ladies speak of reuniting on Hot in Cleveland:

 
Apr 03 2013
Need To Know: Hill Yes, Bradley Cooper's Head Pubes, Mama Madonna In Malawi + MORE Comments (1)

Niall_horan_shirtless_olly_murs_chestTits a living

*widget boy cultureSOMETHING OFF MY CHEST: Olly Murs vs. Niall Horan.

*widget boy cultureMadame President's Super PAC launches. O-HILLARY-CLINTON-SCRUNCHIE-570

*widget boy cultureUruguay beats the U.S. to marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureSen Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) = 2nd Rep. senator for equality.

*widget boy cultureNicola Formichetti is out at Mugler.

*widget boy cultureSurprise! Sean Hannity still a mean A-hole.

*widget boy cultureNext gets a new editor.

*widget boy cultureVoice of Elmo officially recasted.

*widget boy cultureNow Obama is coming for your BRAIN.

*widget boy cultureStevie Nicks doc In Your Dreams is now playing.

*widget boy cultureTegan & Sara & other under-40 sensations.

*widget boy cultureBradley Cooper's short-and-curlies.

*widget boy cultureJinkx Monsoon & Alaska Thunderfvck sing "Cabaret."

*widget boy cultureTerry Richardson tries grape-flavored POPwater.

*widget boy cultureGay center can't sponsor Boy Scouts troop.

*widget boy cultureRemember when Courtney Love was smokin'?

*widget boy cultureMadonna continues to walk the walk in Malawi.

Madonna-MalawiMadonna & Child(ren)

 
Nov 05 2012
Need To Know Comments (2)

Gay-parentingFamily matters

Widget boy cultureDadvertising: Great spot on parenting.

Widget boy cultureMalawi suspends anti-gay laws!

Widget boy cultureSharon Osbourne had a preventive double mastectomy.

Widget boy cultureRihanna's Unapologetic track list includes "Nobody's Business".

Widget boy cultureNew Zealand PM blows off "gay" gaffe. Gwen-Stefani-Native-American

Widget boy cultureAnd How!: No Doubt pulls culturally insensitive video.

Widget boy cultureGay love triangle ends in murder, tears.

Widget boy cultureVoting is a mess in Florida—by design.

Widget boy cultureRomney's Ohio Jeep ad called a lie by...everyone.

Widget boy cultureObama's polling spike not wholly due to Sandy.

Widget boy culturePolitical analyst Larry Sabato: O = 290, R = 248.

Widget boy cultureThe French adore sex...marriage equality? Pas nécessairement.

Widget boy cultureUniversity of San Diego isn't into gays, either.

Widget boy cultureGay and voting for Mitt Romney???

Mitt-Romney-gay-votingThe Mitt hits the fan

 
Nov 06 2011
Boy Culture Turns 6: My Favorite Posts Comments (13)

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As of midnight last night, it was exactly six years since my first post. It's been a tough thing to keep up with a dayjob and outside activities, and just when I think I might walk away, a valuable connection or interesting opportunity or a kind word comes my way. Thank you all for reading me.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e89143e3e970d-400wiOf whom are you more jealous?

Here are my favorite 100+ posts out of nearly 11,000. Please take some time to read (or re-read!) a couple and tweet or Facebook any you like.

xoxo Matt

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54ff027a28833-800wiThe pocket pool championships were intense this year


BOY CULTURE


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FROM BOY TO MAN: BC B.C. (2007): The entire history of my novell and novel Boy Culture as well as the movie version; might be my ultimate post.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f5599878833-800wiJonathon Trent & Derek Magyar make an Allan Brocka sandwich

BOY ON FILM (2006): An account of the NYC launch party for Boy Culture as it played the TriBeCa Film Fest.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f7f18238834-800wiI was left "Reeling" by the experience

FRIENDS AND "FAMILY" (2006): The movie version of Boy Culture hits Chicago.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f5ebead8833-800wiNo one would've mistaken me for Taylor Lautner

RAPT PUPIL (2006): The final night of Outfest with Boy Culture; I was fat but on the other hand got to meet Bryan Singer.

 

MY ART

 

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GUYDAR (since at least January 17, 2008) & ENDS OF THE WORLD (since at least January 13, 2008): Attractive men of the world—I got your backs. Your fronts, too.

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"Your pictures suck" (2008): An art critic attacks me, but not without sustaining some hits in return.

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DRAWN TOGETHER (2008): How my desire to draw related to my secret desire. One of my absolute favorite posts.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01156faa215c970cThe shirtless one

LOST ANGELES (2009): My favorite photographic travelogue of L.A.

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ART IMITATES LIFE (2006): My 9/11 and my distaste for grief tourism.


ME


6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f435c1a8834-800wiDeath of the party—Jeff in high school, already halfway through his life

BURNING MAN (2007): Tribute to my late high school friend and first romance.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e862b4a41970d-400wiSigned, sealed (eventually) delivered

LOST BOY FOUND (2011): There is a book in here somewhere.

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CIAO HOUNDS: OUR TRIP TO ITALY (2011): Finally got José to Europe.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f10b4de8833-800wiDeath becomes here

ILLINOIS DEATH TRIP (2007): Ruminations on death while revisiting a past home, and the past.

Zehnders Life is short...and meaningful

PASSING BY (2008): Mourning the loss of a person I only met once.

Lots more...

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May 24 2011
M.O. Comments (15)

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Loved Madonna on The Oprah Winfrey Show yesterday! She looked amazing and was very loose in her speech, which was supported by some cool crowd effects.

I thought it was funny that she was able to work in her Malawi issues while praising Oprah's own efforts in Africa, but then was shocked that the speech seemed to move Oprah to tears at one point. I guess I always mistakenly assumed Oprah secretly thought Madonna was a trifling bitch. Lots of love between them...

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May 07 2011
This Metaphysic Shit Comments (11)


Berg The Kabbalah Centre (its founders pictured at left), long a source of spiritual inspiration for Madonna, is indeed being investigated by the feds regarding personal expenditures by the family running the joint, the Bergs.

An August 2010 e-mail from the Centre's former CFO Nicholas Vakkur that the L.A. Times obtained states:

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May 03 2011
Ka-Blah, Blah, Blah? Comments (8)

A stinging article in New York covers Madonna's devotion to Kabbalah at biblical length. One key take-away (with thanks to Joe):

"Women, as it turns out, don’t need to be on Earth—their reincarnation is assured, and they’re here only to help men achieve their purpose. 'Satan, which we also call the E_kabbalah_madonna opponent within, knows that women are the key to a man’s success, and the reason the world suffers is because women aren’t doing their job,' says Phillips. 'Women need to kick men’s asses! I’m serious. Kicking ass is more sexy and a turn-on than anything else, because now the woman is talking to my soul.

"'You can see why such a philosophy might appeal to Madonna, with her bondage outfits and bayonetlike brassieres. Madonna became close with the Bergs, and they with her; Karen has even noted that Madonna 'keeps a kosher home, she observes Shabbat, she circumcised her son and had her [ex-] husband circumcised.' (Yes, you read the last part correctly.)"

So Madonna may not be castrating bitch so many of her detractors say she is...but you're getting warmer!

Madonna_Concert_Image The article is quite cynical about Kabbalah, but then again so am I. I think it's made Madonna feel better about herself and I cast no aspersions on her desire to better the world. But the rest of it I find as silly as most other spiritual belief systems. Meanwhile, the author has her own detractors.

Overall, I think it's not a bad thing to scrutinize what a big star with a big ego is doing with tons of donations meant to help kids, and while some of the details raise an expensively arched eyebrow, I still think Madonna's intentions are pure and that she will follow through on her goals. (Jeez, that sounds flowery and delusional, but I call it like I see it!)

 
Nov 05 2010
Boy Culture Turns 5: My Favorite Posts Comments (23)

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Img_0736As of midnight tonight, it will be exactly five years since my first post. It's hard to imagine it's been that long, and a lot's changed—the tone and subject matter are different, how often I post, my limits (no nudity in a couple of years due to ad constraints). I've devoted a crazy amount of time and money and energy to this blog for a very small financial return (you couldn't guess low enough), but it's always rewarding to have this forum with which to express myself, keep my writing ability fluid, perhaps influence a couple of people here and there, share obsessions with strangers (in both senses of the word) and learn new things.

6wzn3lxTake That's Howard...can you believe this happened onstage at a pop concert?

Here are some of the posts that were most important to Boy Culture's history. For the uninitiated, some of the oldest ones refer to Boy Culture, the movie made of my novel; I started the blog at the time Boy Culture was being filmed as a way to keep people informed of the progress...and it all snowballed from there.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e55368bad38834-800wiSubtle

Some of these posts are milestones when it comes to the hits they provided but most are filled with original writing and/or photography and video and are just the posts of which I'm proudest. I hope you'll take some time to click on them and send their links around to others—and some time is what you'll need...


MY ART


6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f0e820e8833-800wiBoy-crazy

FROM BOY TO MAN: BC B.C. (2007): The entire history of my novella, novel and movie Boy Culture; might be my ultimate post.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fbf2d3e8834-800wiFrom '07, one of my faves. Old iPhones were better because they were worse.

"Your pictures suck" (2008): An art critic attacks me, but not without sustaining some hits in return.

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GUYDAR (since at least January 17, 2008) & ENDS OF THE WORLD (since at least January 13, 2008): Attractive men of the world—I got your backs. Your fronts, too.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdddbfd8833-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01347fed0117970c-400wii-i-i (phone)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f699b958834-800wiTriBeCa is for Boy lovers...

BOY ON FILM (2006): An account of the NYC launch party for Boy Culture as it played the TriBeCa Film Fest.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f7f10b58834-800wiI was left "Reeling" by the experience

FRIENDS AND "FAMILY" (2006): The movie version of Boy Culture hits Chicago.

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RAPT PUPIL (2006): The final night of Outfest with Boy Culture; I was fat but on the other hand got to meet Bryan Singer.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e551e92d338833-800wiLet's call it a draw

DRAWN TOGETHER (2008): How my desire to draw related to my secret desire. One of my absolute favorite posts.


ME


6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f2f319b8833-800wiDeath of the party—Jeff in high school, already halfway through his life

BURNING MAN (2007): Tribute to my late high school friend and first romance.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef010536a813e5970bI had the Fever for Jon-Erik Hexum

AN OBSESSION IS BORN (2009): One of my best posts about my obsession with...obsession.

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ILLINOIS DEATH TRIP (2007): Ruminations on death while revisiting a past home, and the past.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef010535d3a723970c-250wi Life is short and meaningful

PASSING BY (2008): Mourning the loss of a person I only met once.

SafariScreenSnapz001I was given the red-carpet treatment

HAVEN'T WE MET? (2010): Celebrating my time with someone I've only met once—Madonna.

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Jun 28 2010
Open Your Heart Comments (1)

2010-06-25-vascobymaryhurlbutCathleen Falsani is not a columnist I usually read—she's HuffingtonPost's "God Girl" religion writer. But her open letter to Madonna, praising her for her precedent-setting adoptions from Malawi that opened the door for Falsani's adoption of a son from that country, is deeply moving and open-hearted.

It reads, in part:

"Legal precedent! Case law! A miracle! A door swung open and a way had been made for us to become a legal family. It was a mitzvah created by many human (and divine) hands, including yours."

Thanks to his adoption, Falsani's son, Vasco (pictured), was able to receive life-saving open-heart surgery.