ABOVE: I tell you what, he'd have to REALLY do me wrong for me to divorce THAT. More here.
James in happier times — his 2019 ClampArt show was a blast. (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)
GOFUNDME: Following the death of gay artist James Bidgood at 88 yesterday, his estate manager is trying to raise $20,000 for burial and for the preservation of the work he had in his tiny apartment. Like many queer originals, and many originals of every stripe, he was famous but broke. Please donate if you can.
KMBC: Ryan Utterback, a Kansas City man who presents himself as a parent and had spoken out in favor of banning books he finds too sexually explicit for kids ... stands accused of second degree child molestation, furnishing pornographic material or attempting to furnish to a minor and fourth degree domestic assault.
TWITTER: Just in time for Black History Month, failed ... everything ... Tulsi Gabbard slams Biden for choosing Kamala (wait, what year is this?), saying she was only chosen because of her gender and race. Actually, and this should go without saying, choosing someone eminently qualified who isn't white doesn't mean you're picking second-best. Tulsi Gabbard, who is way down the list in any area of talent, and yet who has been a U.S. rep, should know this. She does know this. She is a plant. In both senses of the word.
HUFF POST: Day 2 of bomb threats at historically Black colleges in the U.S.
TIMES OF ISRAEL: Israeli Doritos spot with LGBTQ parents leads to calls for a boycott.
BILLBOARD: Nelly, who made all his money singing that we should take off all our clothes, says Madonna should cover up.
KENNETH IN THE (212): Again, take off all your clothes, please.
CNN: Ron DeSantis, Florida's Republican governor and (to some) more palatable Trump, still won't condemn Nazis. But Whoopi Goldberg will, and her apology for asserting the Holocaust wasn't about race and her ensuing comments show great humility for a smart woman in her 60s who probably feels like she knows a lot already.
TWITTER: Above, Marlee Matlin, an Oscar hopeful for CODA, is the first person I've seen get blurred while using naughty sign language.
JUST JARED: Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies is coming to Paramount+.
WBUR: The horror of COVID — 100,000s of orphans. But oh, yeah, we're done with it.
INSTAGRAM: Nice crop o' birthdays: