ABOVE: Hanging out.
BELOW: Keep reading for the racist who won in Mississippi, Nico Tortorella's tush, a new Warhol exhibit that's great, just great and more ...
Stuffing would go well with that. (Image via Tumblr)
OMG BLOG (WORK UNFRIENDLY): Nico Tortorella shows off his butt. (The rest of it is at the link.) It's very baste-able.
LGBTQ NATION: A trans woman who came to the U.S. seeking asylum after enduring brutality in her native Honduras died in ICE custody — and it turns out she was beaten and suffered from dehydration.
SALON: The last undecided House race, in California, was so close it was called way back when by the AP — which has not retracted its call. Looks like it's swinging Dem, which will mean the Dems won 40 House seats in '16, a bona fide blue wave.
TOWLEROAD: Ohio's trying to cook up a way to, um, protect clergy members from having to perform same-sex weddings.
WHITNEY MUSEUM: Man, I can not wait to see the massive new Andy Warhol retrospective Andy Warhol — From A to B and Back Again. It's up at the Whitney now through March 31, 2019. Choice quote:
I was never embarrassed about asking someone, literally, “What should I paint?” because pop comes from the outside, and how is asking someone for ideas any different from looking for them in a magazine?
True, and so Warholian. Plus, it reminds me that when I was a kid I would ask my mom what to draw and she would say, “Flies.”
NYT: Mississippi voted 54/46 to send unapologetic racist Cindy Hyde-Smith to the Senate. But if there are any silver linings, the margin shows progress and she's only there until 2021, not a full, six-year term. Still, she's the stupidest motherfucker in the Senate, and that is saying a lot since many of those people think if it's cold outside today that means global warming is a hoax. P.S. Mississippi is ranked #50 among states in the area of education.
SALT LAKE TRIBUNE: A gay-rights pioneer in Salt Lake City moves from the Salt Lake City Council to the Utah Senate.
TWITTER: Like, ohmigod! Duran Duran is in the studio, working on new music:
POLITICO: Trump says he'll shut down the government if the Democrats won't fund the wall that, in a campaign promise, he said the Mexicans would fund.
PEOPLE: With a straightened face, Ivanka Trump said in a new interview that her email scandal has nothing in common with Hillary Clinton's.
GAY FLESHBOT (WORK UNFRIENDLY): Juan Manuel Martino's new movie has a totally graphic full-frontal moment, balls 'n' all.
VULTURE: The most thoughtful, well-considered piece you'll ever read regarding the inclusiveness or lack thereof of NYC's Gay Lib monument in the Village.
TRUE CRIME DAILY: That crazy bitch who choked and beat a McDonald's manager because there was no ketchup included in her order has been arrested.