Thursday, April 17, 2014
chsamuseum:

These are the Forbidden City Glamour Girls. Quite stunning, aren’t they?
Back in the 1930s and 40s, Chinatown nightclubs flourished. These girls were from Charlie Low’s legendary nightclub “Forbidden City” in San Francisco, California. Opened in 1938, Low named it after the Forbidden City in Beijing and served as the master of ceremonies. At its peak, the club drew hundreds of locals, Hollywood celebrities, and GIs. Forbidden City also put on comedy skits and music shows featuring an all Asian cast of singers, dancers, and vaudeville performers during a time when Asian Americans could not find employment in the entertainment business due to discriminatory laws and hiring practices.
For further reading: Arthur Dong “Forbidden City, USA: Chinese American Nightclubs, 1936-1970

chsamuseum:

These are the Forbidden City Glamour Girls. Quite stunning, aren’t they?

Back in the 1930s and 40s, Chinatown nightclubs flourished. These girls were from Charlie Low’s legendary nightclub “Forbidden City” in San Francisco, California. Opened in 1938, Low named it after the Forbidden City in Beijing and served as the master of ceremonies. At its peak, the club drew hundreds of locals, Hollywood celebrities, and GIs. Forbidden City also put on comedy skits and music shows featuring an all Asian cast of singers, dancers, and vaudeville performers during a time when Asian Americans could not find employment in the entertainment business due to discriminatory laws and hiring practices.

For further reading: Arthur Dong “Forbidden City, USA: Chinese American Nightclubs, 1936-1970

nerdfaceangst:

transrants:

socialistexan:

This is what the cast of a Stonewall movie should look like, not what’s being cast.

These are just a few of the beautiful, incredible, unbelievably brave people who made our movement possible. Pay respect to the people who were involved in the Stonewall Riots by boycotting this planned whitewashed film about cis gay men and drag queens because it’s false and disrespectful to the trans women of color and the other extremely important marginalized groups that sparked the movement we have and benefit from today. Don’t allow this movie to further perpetuate the whitewashing of history and lies about who really was fighting in the Stonewall Riots.

I wasn’t aware there was going to be a film in 2016 about the Stonewall Riots.
I’m very upset that this won’t be a serious look at what happened. I’m upset that Marsha P. Johnson - my personal hero - will likely not be paid the time of day in this film.
So, I’m going to lay some facts down here for some people to pick up.
Marsh was a black trans drag queen, and it was she who had enough. She picked up the first brick and threw it, and incited the Riots. She was a fierce social activist, and a beacon of the time. She was murdered, and her body was thrown into the river. She was found floating and the police deemed it a “suicide”. Her murderer was never found.
See, this movie, could explore her. Her life, her tragedy and how really fucked up it was that this wonderful woman who started the gay revolution in America was done so wrong. It really upsets me that most LGBTQ people I know don’t even know her name. They don’t even know, what this woman did for them. What she started. What she had been fighting for all her life, in a more difficult time.
But this movie won’t explore that. While I respect Emmerich, this is just more erasure, and on such a devastating scale.
So, I want people to please go watch the documentaries “Before Stonewall” and “After Stonewall”, so you can understand what’s going on. You can also check out “Paris is Burning” which is a documentary about the underground ball culture.
Her name was Marsha P. Johnson. She was a black, trans, drag queen. She was murdered. She is my hero, because if not for her we would not have what we do today.

nerdfaceangst:

transrants:

socialistexan:

This is what the cast of a Stonewall movie should look like, not what’s being cast.

These are just a few of the beautiful, incredible, unbelievably brave people who made our movement possible. Pay respect to the people who were involved in the Stonewall Riots by boycotting this planned whitewashed film about cis gay men and drag queens because it’s false and disrespectful to the trans women of color and the other extremely important marginalized groups that sparked the movement we have and benefit from today. Don’t allow this movie to further perpetuate the whitewashing of history and lies about who really was fighting in the Stonewall Riots.

I wasn’t aware there was going to be a film in 2016 about the Stonewall Riots.

I’m very upset that this won’t be a serious look at what happened. I’m upset that Marsha P. Johnson - my personal hero - will likely not be paid the time of day in this film.

So, I’m going to lay some facts down here for some people to pick up.

Marsh was a black trans drag queen, and it was she who had enough. She picked up the first brick and threw it, and incited the Riots. She was a fierce social activist, and a beacon of the time. She was murdered, and her body was thrown into the river. She was found floating and the police deemed it a “suicide”. Her murderer was never found.

See, this movie, could explore her. Her life, her tragedy and how really fucked up it was that this wonderful woman who started the gay revolution in America was done so wrong. It really upsets me that most LGBTQ people I know don’t even know her name. They don’t even know, what this woman did for them. What she started. What she had been fighting for all her life, in a more difficult time.

But this movie won’t explore that. While I respect Emmerich, this is just more erasure, and on such a devastating scale.

So, I want people to please go watch the documentaries “Before Stonewall” and “After Stonewall”, so you can understand what’s going on. You can also check out “Paris is Burning” which is a documentary about the underground ball culture.

Her name was Marsha P. Johnson. She was a black, trans, drag queen. She was murdered. She is my hero, because if not for her we would not have what we do today.

(Source: queerandpresentdanger)

Daisy Earles - “Freaks” (1932)

I met my wife at a Star Trek convention. She was study abroad from France and spoke little English, and I didn’t know a lick of French. So, for the first few months of our relationship, we communicated by speaking Klingon.

Hear more tales of nerdery in this week’s Pwn Up! (via dorkly)

AWWWWWWWW

(via mewkat)

That is adorable.

(via benpaddon)

I twittered about this earlier, but sometimes it feels as though talking about misogyny in this industry is like dealing with Groundhog Day: there seems to be a continuous reset, a collective male amnesia around the issue. As if, when a woman speaks out, it’s for the first time and everyone is shocked. Just shocked, I tell you. Sexism exists? OH MY GOD. Veteran writer Marjorie Liu on sexual harassment/misogny in the comics industry—and the collective amnesia that hits much of the industry every time the topic ever gets broached. (via robot6)

My fun for yesterday was that I chipped a front tooth. I have no idea how, I didn’t eat any hard candy or anything else that might have done it. The tooth just spontaneously ejected a chip.

Couple of links:

Out of Print: Library Fundraiser for P.S. 244

I really like library or school-related fundraisers that involve buying books or equipment or donating to libraries, so if you know of any, feel free to point me to them.

Book View Cafe: Bad Attention I guess doing something like this is funny/clever to people who have never actually received death threats or other threats of bodily harm through the internet.

PSA: I have links to places where you can buy DRM-free ebooks of some of my novels here plus a lot of buy/preorder links for paperbacks, ebooks, and audiobooks here.

And my links to information sites for beginning writers is here.

(Source: vengerturtle)

medievalpoc:

Contemporary Art Week!
Agent of the Fates
Matt Stewart for Magic: The Gathering, 2013


This is the artist who did the cover of The Cloud Roads, and won the Chesley Award for Best Paperback Illustration for it. The first link is to his art blog, be sure to check it out.

medievalpoc:

Contemporary Art Week!

Agent of the Fates

Matt Stewart for Magic: The Gathering, 2013

This is the artist who did the cover of The Cloud Roads, and won the Chesley Award for Best Paperback Illustration for it. The first link is to his art blog, be sure to check it out.