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Dennis Cooper’s Blog: Marilyn Roxie presents … Twink Studies

Since late 2015, I have been compiling references and conducting interviews for my future book Twink Studies. Despite the plethora of writing on bears, leathermen, radical faeries and more, there is not the same level of detail out there when it comes to twinks. Twinks are variously described as “thin, smooth, and buff”, “slim or … Continue reading Dennis Cooper’s Blog: Marilyn Roxie presents … Twink Studies

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Dennis Cooper’s Blog: Marilyn Roxie presents … Video Game Photography

A personal association of games with photography and film has been with me since the gift of a Nintendo 64 as a child. Super Mario 64 was the first 3D game I had ever played, quite a jump from my previous experience with the Nintendo Entertainment System and Atari. Super Mario 64’s immersive landscape and … Continue reading Dennis Cooper’s Blog: Marilyn Roxie presents … Video Game Photography

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Dennis Cooper’s Blog: Marilyn Roxie presents … Visual Music and Colorful Video Art

As an artist newly interested in the digital video format,  I have been exploring the works of artists both in analog film and digital video to better understand possibilities within the medium. Video art is a kind of tiny nest egg within the broader category of experimental cinema, though it is video art and visual … Continue reading Dennis Cooper’s Blog: Marilyn Roxie presents … Visual Music and Colorful Video Art

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GENDERQUEER AND NON-BINARY IDENTITIES – Julia Serano’s Holistic Gender Concept

Julia Serano’s Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive (2013) is an essential, timely book that I was incredibly excited to finally read just recently. Packed with personal essays and detailed analyses of the ways that LGBTQ movements can harmfully police one another – and the tools needed to change that – I would highly … Continue reading GENDERQUEER AND NON-BINARY IDENTITIES – Julia Serano’s Holistic Gender Concept

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Dennis Cooper’s Blog: Dan Wreck and Marilyn Roxie Present … Rowland S. Howard (Part 2)

Originally posted on the previous incarnation of Dennis Cooper’s Blog. This section was written by Dan. Teenage Snuff Film (1999) “You’re bad for me like cigarettes, but I haven’t sucked enough of you yet”     It may or may not be hyperbole to say that after I heard those opening words to “Dead Radio”, … Continue reading Dennis Cooper’s Blog: Dan Wreck and Marilyn Roxie Present … Rowland S. Howard (Part 2)

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Dennis Cooper’s Blog: Dan Wreck and Marilyn Roxie Present … Rowland S. Howard (Part 1)

Originally posted on the previous incarnation of Dennis Cooper’s Blog. Intro   Rowland S. Howard (1959 – 2009) was a member of The Young Charlatans, Boys Next Door, The Birthday Party, Crime & the City Solution, and These Immortal Souls. He also made a frustratingly small number of solo records, and collaborated with Nikki Sudden, … Continue reading Dennis Cooper’s Blog: Dan Wreck and Marilyn Roxie Present … Rowland S. Howard (Part 1)

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Dennis Cooper’s Blog: Marilyn Roxie presents … Asian Male Ball Jointed Dolls

Originally posted on the previous incarnation of Dennis Cooper’s Blog. “Ball-jointed doll” is a descriptor that can be applied to any doll, past or present, made with balls inserted into the joint sockets for human-like movement. However, today the acronym BJD (sometimes ABJD) tends to refer to ball-jointed dolls produced in Asia, or those made … Continue reading Dennis Cooper’s Blog: Marilyn Roxie presents … Asian Male Ball Jointed Dolls

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Dennis Cooper’s Blog: Marilyn Roxie presents … The Music in Dennis Cooper’s Books

Originally posted on the previous incarnation of Dennis Cooper’s Blog. It’s no secret that there are musical references in Dennis Cooper’s work. At times music has played a quite prominent role in his stories and the subject has been discussed before. But it was only after I become acquainted with his music journalism through Smothered … Continue reading Dennis Cooper’s Blog: Marilyn Roxie presents … The Music in Dennis Cooper’s Books

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GENDERQUEER AND NON-BINARY IDENTITIES – What Does it Mean to Be Genderqueer?

Presented at A Night of GenderQueer Readings at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco on May 4th, 2013 There are at least two ways to find out what it means to be genderqueer, whether you are genderqueer or consider yourself an interested ally. One way is to look up definitions in books … Continue reading GENDERQUEER AND NON-BINARY IDENTITIES – What Does it Mean to Be Genderqueer?

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Selected Links on Non-Binary Gender in Japan: Xジェンダー

gqid: Xジェンダー (x-jendā) is the most common term I’ve found in my research thus far on an identity that is neither man nor woman in Japan, comparable to the English-language terms genderqueer or the more neutral term non-binary. Collected here are a list of some of the most informative and engaging sites I could find … Continue reading Selected Links on Non-Binary Gender in Japan: Xジェンダー

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How to Explore Gender and Sexual Characteristics in Second Life’s Virtual World: Getting Started

gqid: Second Life is an engrossing 3D world accessible online. Second Life is free to join and when you do, you can select from humans, vampires, animals, robots, or vehicles to represent your avatar. There are also items for sale on Second Life Marketplace and in stores in-world (some are free, most cost Linden Dollars which … Continue reading How to Explore Gender and Sexual Characteristics in Second Life’s Virtual World: Getting Started

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A Future in Noise Interview: Pictureplane

afutureinnoise: Pictureplane (Travis Egedy) has been a dominant presence in my music listening since I re-listened to Thee Physical (2011), which I had reviewed favorably here on A Future in Noise when it came out, and realized how excellently it has stood the test of time and how much of body of work in general seems to … Continue reading A Future in Noise Interview: Pictureplane

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GENDERQUEER AND NON-BINARY IDENTITIES – When someone tells you that “they/them/their” is…

Something interesting I learned in my speech class textbook, Reflect and Relate (Second Edition) about they/them/their in the English language, page 187: A language’s regulative rules also change. When you learned to speak and write English, for example, you probably were taught that they is inappropriate as a singular pronoun. But before the 1850s, people commonly used they as the singular pronoun for individuals … Continue reading GENDERQUEER AND NON-BINARY IDENTITIES – When someone tells you that “they/them/their” is…

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Amplify: Queer Theory for Youth? It Isn’t Just For Academics

Just a few years ago, I didn’t know what “postmodernism” meant or even what “privilege” really meant, in the context of queer theory or feminism. In my daily life, no one around me, no one at school used these words. I was a teenager grappling with my own gender and sexual questions, but without any … Continue reading Amplify: Queer Theory for Youth? It Isn’t Just For Academics

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A Reignited Love for Wikis

As a college student, I’ve experienced many of my class professors, upon touching on the need to evaluate sources, quickly disallowing the use of Wikipedia as a source for citation in research projects and essays, since, as an encyclopedia that can be edited by anyone (well, apart from locked pages), not all of its content … Continue reading A Reignited Love for Wikis

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MARILYN ROXIE: Postmodernism

I’m reading this book at the moment – A Teacher’s Introduction to Postmodernism, by Ray Linn and I want to get down some thoughts here while my mind is turning them about – I hope I’ve not gotten anything crucial misinterpreted. I feel like my mind is expanding / exploding at any rate! I’ve already been getting … Continue reading MARILYN ROXIE: Postmodernism

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Websites and Free Software that Enhance Productivity

Lists and Storage: Listography allows you to make color-coded and topically arranged lists that are public or private as you choose. Great for to-do lists, lists of on-going projects, lists of thematically sorted links or ideas, and sharing lists with others. Listography is not so great for unwieldy collections of links and assorted ideas. Evernote is much better … Continue reading Websites and Free Software that Enhance Productivity

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GENDERQUEER IDENTITIES: Labels vs. Self-identification

gqid: Who wants to be labelled as something one isn’t? Not me. Is there a value to putting a name to one’s own identity, or identities? I think so. I was doing research for the Genderqueer History and Identities project I’m working on and while at the library I came across a book called Understanding Transgender Diversity by Claire … Continue reading GENDERQUEER IDENTITIES: Labels vs. Self-identification

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GENDERQUEER IDENTITIES: “It’s just a phase.” So what if it is? And, so what if it’s not?

gqid: Genderqueerness, gender fluidity, bisexuality, and pansexuality, quite different identities that they are, are all sometimes are confronted with the assumption that the above are “just phases” on the way to another identity, generally cisgender status and heterosexuality. Perhaps because these identities appear to exist in the in-between or on the outside. However they’re interpreted, … Continue reading GENDERQUEER IDENTITIES: “It’s just a phase.” So what if it is? And, so what if it’s not?

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GENDERQUEER IDENTITIES: “Isn’t everyone genderqueer?” No.

gqid: I just had to address this search query I noticed that directed someone to Genderqueer Identities. Here goes: Short answer is no. Implying that everyone is genderqueer is similarly incorrect (and even harmful) as implying that everyone is “really” bisexual or pansexual. Monosexualities,… GENDERQUEER IDENTITIES: “Isn’t everyone genderqueer?” No.

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GENDERQUEER IDENTITIES: The Non-Binary vs. Genderqueer Quandary

gqid: Recently, I have noticed a tendency for non-binary to be used as the go-to umbrella term for non-normative gender (gender not along the lines of man or woman, specifically) and as an alternative to genderqueer, and a tendency to perceive genderqueer as a specific identity rather than as an umbrella term. Currently, both of these terms are … Continue reading GENDERQUEER IDENTITIES: The Non-Binary vs. Genderqueer Quandary

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centersexculture: Center for Sex & Culture intern Marilyn Roxie shares their experience with CSC! If you have participated in, conducted, or been an audience member at an event at the Center, been an intern, or been otherwise involved with the Center, we would love to hear your stories – submit them here: http://centersexculture.tumblr.com/submit —-My name is … Continue reading

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Sleepwalking Mag (Guest Post): Making a Case for the Horrors

  Originally posted on Sleepwalking Mag The Horrors‘ newest release “Primary Colours” is one of a select few albums I have bought physical copies of this year, the other two being the new “War Sucks EP” from Spectrum, on vinyl, and the Natural Snow Buildings / Isengrind / TwinSisterMoon 2CD “The Snowbringer Cult” (which actually came … Continue reading Sleepwalking Mag (Guest Post): Making a Case for the Horrors

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Academic Writing: Genderqueer History and Identities

Note: This project was included in a set of college writing samples that won Roxie the Jack Collins LGBT Studies Academic Scholarship. What is “Genderqueer”? Last updated December 30, 2011. Original was a project for an LGBT American History class by Marilyn Roxie, May 17 2011. Revision made as recent as the last update indicated above. Click … Continue reading Academic Writing: Genderqueer History and Identities

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A Future in Noise: Starter Guide: The Fall

Originally posted on A Future in Noise The Fall are a band that inexplicably escaped my attention for far too long. I only became aware after someone posted an mp3 of “Dead Beat Descendant” at the Killlers Network in spring of ‘05. I liked the song, it quickly became a mix CD staple, and I … Continue reading A Future in Noise: Starter Guide: The Fall

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A Future in Noise ♪♫♪: Gig Review: Manic Street Preachers w/ Nico Vega, 9/24/09 at the Fillmore SF

Originally posted on A Future in Noise Well, this is the first gig I’ve been to since starting A Future in Noise, making this is the very first gig review as well! This is the most biased piece of music journalism you are likely to read here because I do deeply love the Manic Street Preachers … Continue reading A Future in Noise ♪♫♪: Gig Review: Manic Street Preachers w/ Nico Vega, 9/24/09 at the Fillmore SF

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A Future in Noise ♪♫♪: Starter Guide: Post-Punk

afutureinnoise:  Post-Punk, frequently associated with ‘gloomy’ late 70’s/early 80’s acts, can often actually be split into two varieties there’s the jangly, guitar-oriented kind (Television, the Feelies), and the dark, bass-driven kind (Joy Division, Bauhaus). After coming to the realization that an enormous portion of my music library contained artists considered post-punk and, more recently, through … Continue reading A Future in Noise ♪♫♪: Starter Guide: Post-Punk

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