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SMASH BASH!

SMASH BASH!

A grudge match is upon us, ladies and gentlemen! The pent-up anger goes back to last April, when two-time Arch Rival Roller Derby champions the Stunt Devils tried to clinch a three-peat, but fell instead to the hungry Smashinistas in the season finale. Now the Stunt Devils are hell-bent on showing that it was all

FILTHY FILTH FEST

FILTHY FILTH FEST

GET FILTHY As queer culture goes mainstream, its “edgy underground nature” dissipates, says Maxi Glamour, a fashion designer and event planner for Qu’Art (a.k.a. Queer Art). To keep the rebel vibe alive, Glamour and DJ Monsieur Gaston have announced the first annual Filthy Filth Fest for the night after Thanksgiving. It aspires to be a

Ericka Hart’s Art is Resistance and Yours Can Be, Too

Ericka Hart’s Art is Resistance and Yours Can Be, Too

This weekend, expand your ideas about what art can do in a conversation with Ericka Hart. Hart is a queer black femme who describes herself as a kinky, poly activist and sexuality educator—as well as a cancer warrior, after surviving a diagnosis of breast cancer at 28. Sex Positive St. Louis and Afrosexology are co-presenting

Time Won’t Give Me Time: Notes From a Queer Childhood at Flood Plain

Time Won’t Give Me Time: Notes From a Queer Childhood at Flood Plain

Growing up queer can be so isolated and so isolating. Compare notes with Brandon Anschultz through his exhibition “Time Won’t Give Me Time,” the first show at brand-new non-profit gallery Flood Plain. It opens this weekend. The show, interrogating his 80s childhood, features new works by Anschultz, who has previously worked in formal yet non-narrative

Missouri Courage Scholarship Adds Board of Directors

Missouri Courage Scholarship Adds Board of Directors

Sometimes, truly great things emerge from the muck. The Missouri Courage Scholarship, for LGBT students and allies, is definitely one of those things, and it’s come a long way in a short time. This week, the scholarship announced the convening of its first Board of Directors, after two years in existence and more than $25,000

An Evening—and a Few Months—with Mickalene Thomas

An Evening—and a Few Months—with Mickalene Thomas

Artist Mickalene Thomas is known for large scale canvases incorporating rhinestones into colorful images of black women frankly regarding the viewer. On her website, she describes exploring “a complex vision of what it means to be a woman.” She told Refinery29.com that “It’s okay if the viewer doesn’t understand the relationship I have with my

Poet Eileen Myles to Speak at Left Bank Books on Thursday

Poet Eileen Myles to Speak at Left Bank Books on Thursday

Lovers of belles lettres can enjoy a feast of literary discussion at Left Bank Books this Thursday, September 28. In the back of the shop, nationally renowned lesbian poet Eileen Myles will be discussing her most recent work, Afterglow (A Dog Memoir). Ostensibly it’s a love letter to her late pit bull Rosie, whom she

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