There Goes the Neighborhood
June 14, 2012 § Leave a Comment
The Lammys were, indeed, great fun! Kate Millett’s quirky and endearing speech made me desperately want to visit the Millett Center for the Arts, her farmstead/artists colony for women just a bit upstate (check it out, ladies). My favorite moment of the evening, however, must have been before the ceremony when I overheard Olympia Dukakis say to Armistead Maupin, “…it’s so nice when they pull the stick out of your eye.”
In other news…I’m super excited about my most recent Outwords column for Next Magazine, in which I interview Dan Bucatinsky about his new memoir, Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight? The book is a lot of fun, and I’ve been an enormous fan of his ever since I watched him on The Comeback (the short-lived but excellent Lisa Kudrow show which Bucatinsky also co-produced). Check out his pearls of parenting wisdom (plus a few wisecracks) here.
While you’re at it, don’t miss the most recent Poetry Spotlights over at Lambda Literary Review! This week, we’re featuring work from this year’s two Lambda Award winners for poetry, Tim Dlugos and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha; before that, we had Darrel Alejandro Holnes’ terrific (and boldly-titled) “Power Bottom”.