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Susan Sontag’s ‘Reborn’ journals

I just finished reading Reborn: Journals and Notebook 1947-1963, a collection or personal writing by author-critical essayist Susan Sontag. It’s a fun and provocative read considering Sontag was just 17 when she started writing the journals.

I’ve always had a soft spot for Sontag and whose photographer Annie Liebovitz, who was Sontag’s companion for more than 10 years until Sontag’s death in 2004 (and has the tax woes to show for it).

Here is Sontag in a photo dated 1976 with her son David Rieff, who edited the journals.


She looks unwashed and sexy, like a rock star. Interestingly, a recurring theme in Sontag’s youthful journals is her reminding herself to bathe every day. Like I said: total rock star.

She is missed.

Portia DeRossi apologizes for her gay marriage

Bravo to Jimmy Kimmel’s writers. This is hilarious.

Ellen interviews Portia: today!

Every gay girl in the world has been counting down the days. It’s here, finally! Ellen De Generes will interview her wife Portia De Rossi on The Ellen Show today. Here is a preview:

It airs here in D.C. at 2pm.

‘Change has come’? Not for all of us

Last night, all the newscasters and Barack Obama himself kept saying change has come to the United States. I went to sleep very excited. But, then I woke up and read that same-sex marriage bans were passed in Florida and Arizona, which is pathetic enough, but it’s looking like Proposition 8 in California will pass, too, which will end the law the state ALREADY HAS IN PLACE allowing gay marriage.


Change has come. For some.

They always say the last group you are still allowed to openly hate in this country are gays and lesbians. I’m so sad when I see it confirmed. I understood it in some of the more conservative states.

But, in liberal California?

Is America really so afraid of gay people?

Samuel L. Jackson narrates anti Prop 8 ad

Actor Samuel L. Jackson narrated this commercial urging Californians to vote NO on Proposition 8, a bill that aims to end legal gay marriage in the state. It’s a powerful ad that compares the bill with other human rights atrocities in California’s history. Take a look:

Jackson, star of Pulp Fiction and several Star Wars films, is a longtime human rights activist (and vegetarian).

Thanks so much to Samuel for lending his voice to this important cause.

Chelsea Handler chimes in on Prop 8

Like a lot of celebrities, comedian/talk show host Chelsea Handler and her little nugget Chuey have recorded this very helpful Public Service Announcement urging California voters to vote NO on Proposition 8, which calls for a repeal of the gay marriage law in the state:

Thanks to Chelsea and Chuey for standing up for equality.

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