From our periodicals and newsletters collection; “Rites” (March 1987), “Lesbian Tide” (May 1980), "Mom’s Apple Pie” (70s), and Off Our Backs (Aug 1985). And just because I like the cover so much, you can swipe left and see a full image of Rites. Come visit LHA if you want to browse through all of them! #lesbianvisibility#periodicals#rites#offourbacks#lesbiantide
From @1843mag: “Death: A Graveside Companion” is a delightfully dark book that draws together images of death with essays considering aspects of mankind’s relationship with it. In the process it raises profound questions. What does it mean to die? What should be done with a corpse? Is death the end? The essays are printed on paper the colour of sodden earth; drawings of grinning reapers stalk the reader from the margins. Nowadays we try not to think about death. Modern medicine keeps it at bay. But this sometimes disturbing yet unexpectedly affecting book reminds us that it is the most human thing of all. Discover more about the book and death itself, by clicking on 1843's handle and following the link in their bio. @thamesandhudson
"It’s been a while since she last believed in the parades of ecstasy and devotion, but that has just meant that she has had more time to create her own icons. She will spend afternoons watching movies like The Notebook, Waiting to Exhale, and Lust, Caution, and then locking herself in the bathroom to rest her hot face against the clammy tiles. And then she’ll watch them again. Sometimes she will allow herself to hope that maybe understanding the way they feel and the way they act will shed light on her own questions.
Instead, she has found that, when she cries, she also cries for Rachel McAdams in The Notebook, for Bernie in Waiting to Exhale, and for Chia Chi in Lust, Caution. Their stories goad her on; when she cries, she is no longer upset with just the small tragedies of her own story. They tell her, No. No. Yes. Should she stay? No. Should she go? No. Why is she unhappy? Yes. She wants to tell him that she carries their stories and that they don’t need to be so upset. But still, they whisper, their perfect nails digging crescents into her thoughts.
She also wants to say, “This cake is communion.” She wants to find words to explain to him that this marriage consists of more than just two bodies in a certain mental orbit." .
Check out the rest of @celestish__'s piece in our latest issue: RITES: ON PERFORMING THE INEXPLICABLE! Link to the issue in bio and article link here: http://www.sixbyeightpress.com/eat-it-too/ #sixbyeightpress#sixbyeight#rites#inexplicable#rituals#sanctification#superstition#fiction#cake#relationships#romance#judith#holofernes#artemisiagentileschi#lustcaution#thenotebook#waitingtoexhale#love
"@rupaulsdragrace has launched the careers of more than 100 queens, giving them the platform and resources to perform full-time. Yet as the show pushes drag further into the mainstream, there needs to be a reckoning of what the show’s popularity means for drag and the LGBTQIA+ community at large.
Drag, obviously, is about more than just RuPaul’s Drag Race. Any person in a wig, heels, and clown makeup is brave and important to subverting gendered expectations, regardless of the fashion or precision of the look. But like @bobthedragqueen, I also fell in love with drag after watching RuPaul’s Drag Race. Ru and the other queens taught me that drag can be funny and entertaining and liberating. And beyond that, drag can be one of our most powerful political tools, which means that it also can be misused, misconstrued, and misunderstood."
Check out the rest of @awalk1016's piece in our latest issue: RITES: ON PERFORMING THE INEXPLICABLE! Link to the issue in bio and article link here: http://www.sixbyeightpress.com/performing-politics-of-drag/ 💅 #sixbyeightpress#sixbyeight#rites#inexplicable#rituals#sanctification#superstition#modernlife#religious#secular#politics#drag#sexuality#gender#identity#masculinity#femininity#rupaul#dragrace