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Culture, The Exhibitionist Author Dorothy Allison: "I'ma Fuck You Up"

Author Dorothy Allison: "I'ma Fuck You Up"

At a reading not long ago, award-winning author Dorothy Allison (Bastard out of Carolina, Trash, The Women Who Hate Me) smiled in that knowing Southern way and told the audience, "I'ma fuck you up." The crowd laughed, but underneath the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Word Slay

Word Slay

At a reading not long ago, award-winning author Dorothy Allison (Bastard out of Carolina, Trash) smiled in that knowing Southern way and told the audience, "I'ma fuck you up." The crowd laughed, but underneath the breezy sentiment lay the startling…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Michelle Tea on Sister Spit, Dorothy Allison, and <i>Valencia: The Movie</i>

Michelle Tea on Sister Spit, Dorothy Allison, and Valencia: The Movie

Michelle Tea is the literary purveyor of fucking bring-it. She's co-founder of the hilarious, moving, queer roadshow Sister Spit, which is also the title of the first book released under the City Lights/Sister Spit imprint; she's the author of several…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Sister Spit Covers Sex, Sondheim, <i>Valencia</i> on Film, and Angry Monkeys from New Jersey

Sister Spit Covers Sex, Sondheim, Valencia on Film, and Angry Monkeys from New Jersey

"I've been thinking a lot about Adrienne Rich," began the legendary queer author Dorothy Allison. The crowd was hushed, the silence nurturing reverence. "I've been thinking about the stories we all share." Allison's Southern cadence rolled off her tongue as…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Michelle Tea Hosts the (Completely Awesome) Radar Reading Series

Michelle Tea Hosts the (Completely Awesome) Radar Reading Series

The Radar Reading Series wants to give you a cookie and strain your brain. Organizer (and occasional contributor to the Exhibitionist) Michelle Tea is an underground queer literary icon, as uncompromising in her support of independent artists as she is…
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Best Literary Readings

All of the lit heavy-hitters read here, more than at any bookstore in the city. At one time or another, Po Bronson, Michael Chabon, Dorothy Allison, Isabel Allende, and Dave Eggers graced the podium at this charming bookstore. And unlike…
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Night+Day

wednesday june 4 Vargas Revisited Flamenco is only part of the story in Spanish dance, and Sara de Luis, a San Francisco native who joined Spain's Ximenez-Vargas Ballet Espanol at age 23 and has toured the world as a dancer…
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Night+Day

wednesday july 19 Hullabaloo Downhear -- a new experimental lounge series at Cafe Du Nord -- blasts off in style with "Exotica Night," a tribute to surfing summers, swinging bachelor pads, bulletproof beehives, beach blanket bingo, and tiki, tiki, tiki.…
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