Art News: “A Lesbian Kiss Awakens Sleeping Beauty” / Hyperallergic

In Canadian-Ukranian artist Taras Polataiko’s exhibition Sleeping Beauty at the National Art Museum of Ukraine in Kiev, which continues until September 9, the artist positions himself as a postmodern fairytale mythmaker, a Brothers Grimm of the internet Age. The exhibition itself is simple, based on Charles Perrault’s 1697 fairytale of the same name — but the real-life […]

Bringin’ culture to your Chicago PRIDE Weekend 2010

My article, Bringin’ Culture to Your Pride, suggests ways to celebrate the rainbow weekend with jokes, songs and film.

Reeling Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2009, Chicago Tribune

Reeling Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2009 Thirty years ago in Chicago, there was no such thing as a gay and lesbian film festival. That all changed in 1981, when Brenda Webb started screening gay and lesbian films out of the Chicago Filmmakers’ small second-story office in Andersonville. What began as outreach to the gay and […]