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Reflections on Reflecting

In celebration of our 10th issue, Reclaim Media, some Reflections on Reflecting:        Titian, Venus with a Mirror, c. 1555 1. Venus with a Mirror Sometimes I literally catch myself gazing at my navel – which I have

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Reflections on Reflecting

In celebration of our 10th issue, Reclaim Media, some Reflections on Reflecting:        Titian, Venus with a Mirror, c. 1555 1. Venus with a Mirror Sometimes I literally catch myself gazing at my navel – which I have

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Breaking Up With Los Angeles by Raquel Gutiérrez

Three poems from the forthcoming self-released chapbook Breaking Up With Los Angeles, available in February 2014, read more here.  #9 for José E. Muñoz His mouth full of pita chips and baba ghannouj making the exotic mundane belonged to him and he

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Breaking Up With Los Angeles by Raquel Gutiérrez

Three poems from the forthcoming self-released chapbook Breaking Up With Los Angeles, available in February 2014, read more here.  #9 for José E. Muñoz His mouth full of pita chips and baba ghannouj making the exotic mundane belonged to him and he

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Some Random Ruminations on Value by Yvonne Rainer

Poster_Download.jpg   Recently I heard a dancer friend say, “I had no idea back then that what I was doing was important!”  How did she find out? (How did I know, “back then”, that what she was doing was important?)

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Some Random Ruminations on Value by Yvonne Rainer

Poster_Download.jpg   Recently I heard a dancer friend say, “I had no idea back then that what I was doing was important!”  How did she find out? (How did I know, “back then”, that what she was doing was important?)

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Trying to Write About Beyoncé by Paul Pescador

  Paul Pescador, September 1, Photograph   I sit here struggling to write about her. I’m 30. I’m too old for this. Fan worship. Nor am I being merely ironic. I ask a friend, “What do I have to say

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Trying to Write About Beyoncé by Paul Pescador

  Paul Pescador, September 1, Photograph   I sit here struggling to write about her. I’m 30. I’m too old for this. Fan worship. Nor am I being merely ironic. I ask a friend, “What do I have to say

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#Submissions, Surveillance, and The Mobile Gaze by Amelia Acker

A new Tumblr has made the rounds called, “MEN TAKING UP 2 MUCH SPACE ON THE TRAIN.” The site features photograph submissions of men with their legs spread, usually sitting on more than one train seat, using plenty of legroom

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#Submissions, Surveillance, and The Mobile Gaze by Amelia Acker

A new Tumblr has made the rounds called, “MEN TAKING UP 2 MUCH SPACE ON THE TRAIN.” The site features photograph submissions of men with their legs spread, usually sitting on more than one train seat, using plenty of legroom

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Alien vs. Predator by Nikki Darling

For Ann and Sammie    Yellow, yellow flower, and flower of industry, tough spikey ugly flower, flower nonetheless, with the form of great yellow Rose in your brain! This is the flower of the World. –  Ginsey the Great You

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Alien vs. Predator by Nikki Darling

For Ann and Sammie    Yellow, yellow flower, and flower of industry, tough spikey ugly flower, flower nonetheless, with the form of great yellow Rose in your brain! This is the flower of the World. –  Ginsey the Great You

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Ecosex Ephemera by Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens

    25 Ways Download.jpg   25 ways to Make Love to The Earth Poster design by Mari Kono. Photo of Beth & Annie by Juliancash.com         eco sexy hanky Hankie Download.jpg Design by Kern Toy with Annie

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Ecosex Ephemera by Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens

    25 Ways Download.jpg   25 ways to Make Love to The Earth Poster design by Mari Kono. Photo of Beth & Annie by Juliancash.com         eco sexy hanky Hankie Download.jpg Design by Kern Toy with Annie

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Re-mix of Love Dog by Masha Tupitsyn by Rebekah Weikel

      Love Dog was commissioned by Penny-Ante in 2011. At this time, Masha Tupitsyn had only penned a handful of entries for her Tumblr, “Love Dog.” The aim for the book project was to experiment with digital time

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Re-mix of Love Dog by Masha Tupitsyn by Rebekah Weikel

      Love Dog was commissioned by Penny-Ante in 2011. At this time, Masha Tupitsyn had only penned a handful of entries for her Tumblr, “Love Dog.” The aim for the book project was to experiment with digital time

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Choosing Your Words by Cora Currier

I recently got an anachronistic message from the early 2000s internet: a chain email asking me to send an inspirational quote along to the previous recipients, copy 20 others on my response, and in a day’s time, I’d receive from

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Choosing Your Words by Cora Currier

I recently got an anachronistic message from the early 2000s internet: a chain email asking me to send an inspirational quote along to the previous recipients, copy 20 others on my response, and in a day’s time, I’d receive from

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46 Food-Porn by Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal with Posters by Alexis Disselkoen

  Meat by Alexis Disselkoen, meat_download.jpeg   46 Food-Porn by Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal   1 Rule #34: If it exists, there is porn of it. 2 The world of pornography is mythological and hyperbolic. It doesn’t and will never exist, but it

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46 Food-Porn by Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal with Posters by Alexis Disselkoen

  Meat by Alexis Disselkoen, meat_download.jpeg   46 Food-Porn by Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal   1 Rule #34: If it exists, there is porn of it. 2 The world of pornography is mythological and hyperbolic. It doesn’t and will never exist, but it

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Enduring Distraction by Kellie Lanham with Images by Victoria Fu

  Installation photos: Cult of Splendor,  Jan 09, 2014 to Feb 08, 2014, University Art Gallery,  University of California at Irvine, photographs by Elan Greenwald   Enduring Distraction by Kellie Lanham The stimulations of the senses succeed one another with such rapidity that there is no

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Enduring Distraction by Kellie Lanham with Images by Victoria Fu

  Installation photos: Cult of Splendor,  Jan 09, 2014 to Feb 08, 2014, University Art Gallery,  University of California at Irvine, photographs by Elan Greenwald   Enduring Distraction by Kellie Lanham The stimulations of the senses succeed one another with such rapidity that there is no

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Travel Zine Posters by Miyuki Baker

THE NETHERLANDS: homonormative poster download.jpg queerparties poster download.jpg INDIA:  bangalore poster download.jpg India Download.jpg KOREA: Korea 1 poster download.jpg Korea LBGT orgs poster download.jpg ZINE PAGES and POSTER DOWNLOADS for MORE:    queerscribe poster download.jpeg

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Travel Zine Posters by Miyuki Baker

THE NETHERLANDS: homonormative poster download.jpg queerparties poster download.jpg INDIA:  bangalore poster download.jpg India Download.jpg KOREA: Korea 1 poster download.jpg Korea LBGT orgs poster download.jpg ZINE PAGES and POSTER DOWNLOADS for MORE:    queerscribe poster download.jpeg

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Posters by 3C Robles-Jackson

Kerala While I have been thinking a lot about a historical American left, in the Post-Occupy world, I have had to look further away for a contemporary, fighting, sustainable left.  The Communist Party in Kerala is organized by and through

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Posters by 3C Robles-Jackson

Kerala While I have been thinking a lot about a historical American left, in the Post-Occupy world, I have had to look further away for a contemporary, fighting, sustainable left.  The Communist Party in Kerala is organized by and through

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Reading “Paris is Burning” with Lucas Hilderbrand

Sharon Needles reading Paris Is Burning In celebration of his new book, Paris is Burning: A Queer Film Classic, Lucas Hilderbrand answered a few questions about the project for the Reclaim Media issue. RECAPS:  Your book helps bridge the theory/practice disconnect

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Reading “Paris is Burning” with Lucas Hilderbrand

Sharon Needles reading Paris Is Burning In celebration of his new book, Paris is Burning: A Queer Film Classic, Lucas Hilderbrand answered a few questions about the project for the Reclaim Media issue. RECAPS:  Your book helps bridge the theory/practice disconnect

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RECORDAR by Ani Cordero: An Open Letter to RECAPS from Chris Verene

  As we live together in a post-Occupy and post-Edward Snowden society, it seems important, and has been personally therapeutic for me, to find new kinds of activism which raise awareness about the injustice in our world.  My partner, Ani

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RECORDAR by Ani Cordero: An Open Letter to RECAPS from Chris Verene

  As we live together in a post-Occupy and post-Edward Snowden society, it seems important, and has been personally therapeutic for me, to find new kinds of activism which raise awareness about the injustice in our world.  My partner, Ani

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YOUR NOSTALGIA IS KILLING ME Vincent Chevalier and Ian Bradley-Perrin

Poster_Download Created for the 2013 edition of AIDS Action Now’s poster/VIRUS AAN-ChevalierPerrin11x17.pdf “Strictly speaking, nostalgia does not entail the exercise of memory at all, since the past it idealizes stands outside time, frozen in unchanging perfection. Memory too may idealize

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YOUR NOSTALGIA IS KILLING ME Vincent Chevalier and Ian Bradley-Perrin

Poster_Download Created for the 2013 edition of AIDS Action Now’s poster/VIRUS AAN-ChevalierPerrin11x17.pdf “Strictly speaking, nostalgia does not entail the exercise of memory at all, since the past it idealizes stands outside time, frozen in unchanging perfection. Memory too may idealize

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Hospice Watercolors and Handsome Women’s Club by Heather Anne Welch

RECAPS IS PROUD TO PRESENT TWO ORIGINAL ZINES OF THE WORK OF HEATHER  ANNE WELCH.  Simone de Beauvior by Gisele Freund I’m starting a club, The Handsome Women’s Club. We’re not strictly against admitting men to the club, but they

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Hospice Watercolors and Handsome Women’s Club by Heather Anne Welch

RECAPS IS PROUD TO PRESENT TWO ORIGINAL ZINES OF THE WORK OF HEATHER  ANNE WELCH.  Simone de Beauvior by Gisele Freund I’m starting a club, The Handsome Women’s Club. We’re not strictly against admitting men to the club, but they

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When Will My Reflection Show Who I Am Online by Faye Orlove

Webster’s defines ‘selfies’ as “noun: a picture you take of yourself”—but we all know it’s * so * much more. fame whore pins by faye orlove needs-validation-download.jpg narcissist-download.jpg egotistical-download.jpg Faye is an illustrator and animator living a very glamorous life

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When Will My Reflection Show Who I Am Online by Faye Orlove

Webster’s defines ‘selfies’ as “noun: a picture you take of yourself”—but we all know it’s * so * much more. fame whore pins by faye orlove needs-validation-download.jpg narcissist-download.jpg egotistical-download.jpg Faye is an illustrator and animator living a very glamorous life

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MOM BABY GOD with Madeline Burrows

MOM BABY GOD is the work of Madeline Burrows, a one-woman-show based on two years of undercover research on the anti-abortion movement. Alternately entertaining and inflammatory, Burrows’ piece of political theater channels the characters she’s met in the pro-life movement,

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MOM BABY GOD with Madeline Burrows

MOM BABY GOD is the work of Madeline Burrows, a one-woman-show based on two years of undercover research on the anti-abortion movement. Alternately entertaining and inflammatory, Burrows’ piece of political theater channels the characters she’s met in the pro-life movement,

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The Tattoo Without Meaning by Christopher J. Lee

“I am interested in language because it wounds or seduces me.” French intellectual Roland Barthes wrote countless times on language—vividly, intimately—but not quite so directly on tattoos, instead arriving by coincidence at the site of marked skin, which, true to

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The Tattoo Without Meaning by Christopher J. Lee

“I am interested in language because it wounds or seduces me.” French intellectual Roland Barthes wrote countless times on language—vividly, intimately—but not quite so directly on tattoos, instead arriving by coincidence at the site of marked skin, which, true to

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New Drawings by Boris Torres

 Ladies, pencil wash on paper, 9 X 12 inches, 2014                                   Three Mary, pencil wash on paper, 9 X 12 inches, 2014       

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New Drawings by Boris Torres

 Ladies, pencil wash on paper, 9 X 12 inches, 2014                                   Three Mary, pencil wash on paper, 9 X 12 inches, 2014       

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